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Library Adult Programs

  1. SRC @ East: Cosmic Coasters

    July 25, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Make your own celestial-themed coaster! Supplies are provided.

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  2. Plan On It: Monthly Planner Meetup

    July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Need some dedicated time to get organized? Plan On It is a monthly meetup group where you can schedule out your month with others and share ideas and techniques. Basic supplies are provided or you can bring your own. Each member must have their own planner or bullet journal. The group meets on the last Saturday of the month and is open to adults and teens.

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  3. Cook the Book: A Cooking Book Club features Dinner for Everyone

    July 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then hang onto your spatula! We pick the cookbook, you choose and make a recipe, then we all partake. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Novices have the chance to learn from more experienced cooks, and the experienced cooks will have a chance to show off and share their amazing skills.

    July's featured cookbook is Dinner For Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways – Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company by Mark Bittman. Stop by the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk to register for the book club and pick your recipe.

    This program is intended for patrons 18 and older. No children, please.

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  4. Cinema 13*: Five Feet Apart (ages 13 and older)

    July 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    See Five Feet Apart on the big screen. Two teenagers fall in love, and deal with restrictions from their illnesses forbidding them any close contact (rated PG-13).

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  5. Book Lover's Happy Hour: A Universe of Stories

    July 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this informal book club will discuss books that have sent you out of this world or inspired you to dream big.

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  6. Color Me Calm: Coloring for Adults

    July 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy adult coloring? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy soothing music while exploring the joy of coloring. All supplies provided. No children, please.

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  7. Meditation Workshop (new start time)

    July 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and find balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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Library Events

  1. Friday Night Library: Jedi Training Academy

    July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    In a galaxy far, far away… young Padawans gather to learn the ways of the Jedi. Test your skills, earn your place in the Jedi Order, and join us for games, crafts, and a movie screening.

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  2. A Universe of Stories YA Author Panel

    July 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Irving Library

    At 7 p.m., all ages are invited for an evening discussion with YA authors Rhoda Belleza, Rachel Caine, Hafsah Faizal, Katharine McGee, and Ashley Poston about their latest books. Audience Q&A, book sales, and author signings follow.

    For teens: Join the authors earlier in the day at 2 p.m. for an afternoon party full of snacks and out-of-this-world crafts! Open to grades 6-12.

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Library Kids

  1. SRC @ Valley Ranch: KidsNotes and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

    July 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Listen to a performance and a story, and get up close to musical instruments during the petting zoo. Grades K-5.

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  2. DIY Hover Crafts

    July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Create a hover craft and see how it works! Ages 10 and up.

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  3. SRC @ South: Creepy Critters

    July 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Snakes and lizards and bugs, oh my! Get up close with over 30 reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates as we welcome Creepy Critters to the library.

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  4. Family Movie Matinee: Dumbo

    July 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Come early for a front row seat! A baby elephant with oversized ears becomes a high-flying star and must help save his circus (rated PG).

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  5. Family Movie @ East: Dumbo

    July 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    A baby elephant with oversized ears becomes a high-flying star and must help save his circus. Rated PG. Ages 10 and up.

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  6. Monday Movies @ West: Dumbo

    July 29, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Families are invited to watch Dumbo! A baby elephant with oversized ears becomes a high-flying star and must help save his circus (rated PG).

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  7. SRC @ East: Space Magic with Brett Roberts

    July 29, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Kids will have a stellar time at this magic show! Puppet aliens from all over the galaxy will recommend books and show how to tell the difference between sci-fi and science. In the grand finale, kids take part in a game to learn about the American flag on the moon.

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  8. KidsNotes presented by the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

    July 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Let's close out the Summer Reading Challenge with a bang when the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra brings KidsNotes to storytime! Join us for a story, performance and hands-on instrument petting zoo.

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  9. SRC @ West: Annual Summer LEGO Competition

    July 30, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    The annual competition is back! This summer, be ready to build your best spacecraft, rocket, or vehicle. Materials are provided.

    New this year: Preschool ages can compete in the block-building competition. No registration is required for this age group.

    For the following four age categories, registration is required and begins on Monday, July 1:
    Grades K-1.
    Grades 2-3.
    Grades 4-5.
    Grades 6 and up.

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  10. SRC @ Valley Ranch: Nancy Worcester's "A Universe of Stories"

    July 31, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Puppets will present stories with an interstellar theme.

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Library Teens

  1. SRC @ East: DIY Hover Crafts

    July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Create a hover craft and see how it works! Ages 10 and up.

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  2. SRC @ West: Guardians of the Galaxy Night Light

    July 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Do you sing like Star-Lord or dance like Groot? Then you should join us in making your own "Guardians" night light and watching the movie! Light up your room or favorite spaces with images of your favorite Guardians.

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  3. SRC @ Valley Ranch: Paint a Galaxy

    July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Fill the skies with color as you create a galaxy with sponge painting. Materials provided. Grades 6-12.

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  4. A Universe of Stories Teen-Exclusive Afternoon Party with Guest Authors

    July 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Teens, at 2 p.m., join guest authors Rhoda Belleza, Rachel Caine, Hafsah Faizal, Katharine McGee, and Ashley Poston for an afternoon party full of snacks and out-of-this-world crafts! Open to grades 6-12.

    Then at 7 p.m., all ages are invited for an evening discussion with the authors about their latest books. Audience Q&A, book sales, and author signings follow.

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