News Flash

Irving Public Library

Posted on: March 28, 2019

Take the Kids to These Big Read Events

Newsflash_Big Read Events for Kids--2

Irving Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of the graphic novel memoir, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast, as Irving’s NEA Big Read title. The Big Read is from April 9 to May 18 and the Irving Public Library has kid-friendly events that are enjoyable for the entire family! Registration is required for some events. Free copies of Chast’s book will be given out each event.

Bring Your Grandparent’s to Storytime

During this Family Storytime, grandparents and parents are invited to participate as part of the NEA Big Read. Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft – bring a 4”x6” photo and decorate a magnetic picture frame.

  • Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the West Irving Library
  • Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the West Irving Library 
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the South Irving Library (Bilingual) 
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Valley Ranch Library 
  • Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the South Irving Library (Bilingual) 
  • Thursday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the East Branch Library (Bilingual) 
  • Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at the East Branch Library 

One-Panel Cartoon Julio Suarez

Professional artist Julio Suarez encourages children to explore the combination of visual and verbal communication by creating humorous cartoon panels. All materials are provided, and participants may take their creations home. For grades 4 and up. Parents welcome. Registration required. Select only one session.

  • Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the East Branch Library (Session 1) 
  • Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the East Branch Library (Session 2) 

Grow Your Family Tree

Grandparents, parents, teens and children learn how to create their own family trees, and take home a living tree to plant. Supplies and charts provided. All ages.

  • Saturday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the West Irving Library 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Irving's program partners for the NEA Big Read 2019 include Irving Public Library, Friends of the Irving Public Library, City of Irving, Whole Foods and Irving Arts Center.

If you’re a fan of her art or want to hear from Roz Chast herself, join us on April 26 at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) for the NEA Big Read Keynote. Tickets are $15. This event is for adults only.

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Irving Public Library

Pokemon Gym NEW

Pokémon Gym and Trainer News

Posted on: April 11, 2019
Roz Chast Newsflash

NEA Big Read Author Visit

Posted on: March 15, 2019
Big Read Adult Events

Big Read Events for Adults

Posted on: March 28, 2019
Genealogy Resources Online

Genealogy Resources Online

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Big Read Read Alikes

Big Read Read-Alikes

Posted on: April 11, 2019