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Posted on: December 31, 2021

Royal Reads: Join the Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Royal Reads logo for the Irving Adult Winter Reading Challenge

The Royal Reads challenge heralds in the new year by inviting adults to read, win a prize and engage in once-in-a-lifetime events such as February’s King Tut Museum Replicas Exhibit and a tour at the South Irving Library.

To join in the reading challenge, pick up a printed log form at any library location or register online at IrvingLibrary.READsquared.com

  • Read five books to earn a prize. 
  • The challenge runs through Feb. 28. 
  • Limit one prize per person, while supplies last.

For participants interested in recommendations, READsquared also features specially curated book lists that have been compiled by librarians.

Regally themed events planned 

Jan. 10 and 24 | Color Me Calm 
7 p.m. | Valley Ranch Library
Enjoy soothing music while exploring the art of coloring.

Jan. 11 | Anywhere eBook Club: Royal Fiction and Nonfiction 
7 p.m. | Virtual
Connect with other readers far and wide through this new virtual-only book club. Discuss fiction and nonfiction eBooks, all of which are available through Hoopla.

Jan. 18 | Craftastic! King and Queen of Hearts Paper Quilling
6:30 p.m. | South Irving Library
Learn this ancient practice of coiling paper strips into custom pieces of art.

Jan. 22 | A Royal Tea
3 p.m. | South Irving Library
Guests are cordially invited to dress to impress in afternoon royal tea. Materials for creating a "fascinator" (decorative headpiece) will be available.

Jan. 26 | Royal Trivia Night
7 p.m. | Valley Ranch Library
Hear ye, hear ye, participants will test their royal knowledge by playing alone or on a team.

Jan. 29 | Cook the Book Cooking Club: Teatime at Grosvenor Square by Dahlia Clearwater
Noon | Valley Ranch Library
Choose a sweets recipe from January’s preselected cookbook to prepare and share. Advance registration and recipe selection is required by contacting the library at (972) 721-4669.

Jan. 31 | Book Lovers Happy Hour: Royalty in Fiction and Nonfiction
6 p.m. | South Irving Library
January’s discussion focuses on titles with royal themes.

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