It is going to be a fantastic summer! How can we be so confident about this? Once you see the outstanding weekly events the library has planned for you and your family, you’ll know why. Kids and exploration go hand-in-hand, making this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme a Universe of Stories an excellent choice. In addition to nifty rewards for reading over the break, take note of these sizzling summer shows, parties and book sale happening in June! These events are for the entire family, except where noted:
A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Challenge KickoffsJune 1 | All locations10:30 a.m. | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive10:30 a.m. | Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail. This event also features a book talk on great summer reads for adults!2:30 p.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road2:30 p.m. | East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery RoadVisit a nearby Irving Library location to kick-off your summer goals for reading and entertainment. During this come and go program, decorate a folder to store paper reading logs, enjoy balloon artists, receive hands-on help registering on READSquared and learn more about what the library offers for all!
Window to the Wild: Free-Flight Birds2 p.m. June 8 | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze DriveWindow to the Wild’s popular bird show is back by popular demand! See birds of prey up close. During the show, each bird will be escorted around the room and will fly before your very eyes!
Friends 2019 Summer Book SaleJune 6-9 | Friends Warehouse, 3000 Rock Island RoadThe sale opens to the general public at the following dates and times:Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.Looking for a great sale to stretch your summer dollars just a bit further? You will not want to miss the Friends 2019 Summer Book Sale. Even if you think you’ve seen everything the Friends have to offer, you must come to see the deals on books for all ages! If you’re a Friends member, it gets even better with a Preview Night, Thursday, June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Memberships will be for sale at the door and online.
To Infinity and Beyond Party (grades K-5 only)2:30 p.m. June 6 | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze DriveCalling all Space Rangers! Join us for an out-of-this-galaxy summer reading celebration.
Polka Party2:30 p.m. June 8 | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road
David Slick Magic and Stunt Show2:30 p.m. June 13 | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents The Moon, Sun, and Rockets to the Sky2:30 p.m. June 18 | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle RoadKids will learn about the sun and the moon, then go outdoors to launch chemical reaction rockets. Materials provided.
Rochelle Rabouin presents Mae Among the Stars (grades K-5 only)2:30 p.m. June 19 | Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron TrailLearn about the incredible life of the first African-American woman to travel in space.
Equest Mini-Horses | Family event2:30 and 3:30 p.m. June 20 | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze DrLearn about the important therapy work these four-legged ambassadors do at Equest and stick around after the presentation for a meet-and-greet. Meet the ponies in two sessions, one at 2:30 and the other at 3:30 p.m. Each is limited to 150 attendees.
Matt Tardy's Daredevil Stunts and Juggling Show2:30 p.m. June 25 | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road
The Future of Spaceflight2 p.m. June 29 | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze DriveExplore the future of space travel with Ken Ruffin, officer of the award-winning National Space Society of North Texas.
We also have events specifically for kids, teens and adults! Stay tuned for more events taking place in July. For more information, call (972) 721-4612.