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September 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
We all want happiness but how do we get there? Come find out how in a fun-filled, interactive and informative session. Within us lies vast, untapped possibilities waiting to be discovered. Through the Happiness Program this potential is set free and we gain a greater vision of who we are. The main technique on the Happiness Program is called Sudarshan Kriya®, a research-backed breathing technique that has helped millions of people release stress, experience deep meditation, and get back in touch with their true self. On the introductory session, you’ll get a taste of yogic breathing exercises and their benefits. Introductory sessions include a mix of: Guided relaxation through the breath Light yoga & stretching Insights into the nature of mind Guided meditation Question & answer session. Drop in and experience the power of the breath for yourself.
September 3, 2018, All Day
In observance of Labor Day, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection on Sept. 3. In addition, the following facilities will be closed:
September 4, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Learn how to make your own compost in this workshop led by Barry Bloom, Dallas County Master Gardener. Get tips on how to use compost so you can enjoy the benefits of "black gold" in your garden! Sponsored by Whole Foods in Las Colinas.
September 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room
This month, we'll discuss the Samuel Craddock series by Terry Shames.Join us at the South Irving Library for a lively discussion of the best that the mystery genre has to offer. Topics will range from contemporary works to the grand masters who started it all. Bring a brown bag lunch, and we'll provide beverages.
September 5, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse
The Friends warehouse is filled with thousands of gently-used donations and seldom-used items from the library's collection. The "members-only" sales are held on the first Wednesdays of the months February through May, and August through December. Membership to the Friends can be purchased at the warehouse during these sales.
September 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library
This free Spanish language meditation program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Classes will take place from 7-8 p.m., every Wednesday in the South Library Board Room. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.
Este programa gratuito de meditación en español es presentado por DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Clases se llevarán a cabo de 7 a 8 p.m. todos los miércoles en South Library. Todas las edades son bienvenidos.
September 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Knot Your Grandmother's Crochet is a community of people who want to learn how to crochet, or just want to stitch and chat. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned stitcher, we've got a place for you at the table! Join us for a fun time of crochet and conversation and see that the options are endless.
September 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room
Accent home cooking with herbs grown in your very own container garden. Learn the basics of year-round herb gardening at this event sponsored by Whole Foods Market of Las Colinas. Supplies provided. Part of the Mujeres Creativas program series.
September 6, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Take a look back at the year! Every other Thursday, join fellow trivia lovers for a friendly game show contest to see who really knows it all in a variety of topics, from world history to pop culture. Ages 16 and up.
September 7, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Make beautiful handmade cards for any occasion! For ages 16 and up.
September 7, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Make and take your own starter garden with seeds that are best for fall harvesting in this event sponsored by the Whole Foods Market of Las Colinas.
September 8, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
This month we read and discuss Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros. Join fellow book lovers to explore different cultures through literature. Reading selections focus on titles set around the world. Light refreshments will be served.
September 8, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Cinema 13 Movie Screening of Ready Player One is for ages 13 and up. In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.
September 8, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library
Simon and Lindsey created and designed their own mini-dream home with the help of renovation experts from the television show," Tiny House Nation." The couple shares tips for tiny living and what life has been like for them and their bird menagerie since the program aired. Open the door to a simpler and sustainable way of life in this talk sponsored by Whole Foods Market of Las Colinas.
September 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
This month's selection is Gods in Alabama by Joshlyn Jackson. Please join us for fun, friendship, and a lively discussion. This women's-only book club focuses on books about family relationships, love, friendship, and self discovery. Light refreshments. Check out your copy of the book at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.
September 11, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Do you enjoy adults' coloring books? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy light refreshments, soothing music and the joys of coloring. For adults.
September 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library
September 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
This month we read and discuss George Elliot's classic novel Silas Marner. This book club explores selections from the classics and titles from new nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk while supplies last. Call (972) 721-4669 to reserve your copy today.
September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library
This month's selection is Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain. Please join us for insightful and lively discussion centered on books from a variety of fiction genres like; Historical, Literary, General, Science Fiction, etc...maybe even a little romance or suspense thrown in. Light refreshments. Check out your copy of the book at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.
September 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Do you enjoy adult coloring books? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy some light refreshments, soothing music, and explore the joy of coloring. Supplies provided No children please
September 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
This month, we'll discuss Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.A book can change your life! This program focuses on inspirational memoirs and titles to improve body, mind, and spirit. Walk-ins welcome!
September 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Express your creativity during this come-and-go, make-it-and-take-it craft program for adults.
September 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library
New York Times bestselling author Andra Watkins visits with fans to discuss her latest work, Hard to Die, and her upcoming release, I Am Number 13 (Nov. 2018). A Q&A time, author signing and refreshments follow the discussion.
September 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ South Irving Library
Join us for an evening with authors Tessa Gratton and Natalie C. Parker, who will discuss their new YA novels Strange Grace and Seafire. Audience Q&A, refreshments, & author signing to follow. Books will be available to purchase on site. For more information, call (972) 721-2606. Open to all ages.
September 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ East Branch Library
Join us for a fifth anniversary celebration. For creative women! Each session of this series introduces a guest speaker or offers an enjoyable craft or activity.
September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library
September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room
This month's topic is The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz. I "Heart" YA is a book club for those of us who can't get enough of Young Adult literature. Come connect with fellow readers as we discuss a wide range of YA books. Refreshments will be served. Adults and teens are welcome.
September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
September 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center
This month, we'll discuss The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.We're an informal group of book lovers who read and discuss a wide variety of titles, from recent literary bestsellers to classic novels. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Heritage Senior Center.
September 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Test your knowledge about the Duke. Every other Thursday, join fellow trivia lovers for a friendly game show contest to see who really knows it all in a variety of topics, from world history to pop culture. Ages 16 and up.
September 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Make art for the sake of it! No artistic skills needed. For ages 16 and up.
September 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
This free homebuying series walks you through the process step-by-step, from start to finish. The programs also offer information and tips for financial literacy, including how to budget your finances and build generational wealth. Each session features a panel with a neighborhood realtor, financial planner, loan officer, title company representative and guest speaker. Refreshments are provided along with prize giveaways throughout the series. Don't miss a step of these informative seminars!
September 22, 2018, 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 will 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. Stop by the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk to register for the book club and pick your recipe.
September 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
For ages 13 and up. Adrift stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin and is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.
September 22, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Branch Library
Join us for a celebration of Cuba in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy a special presentation by Cuban-American author Carmen Agra Deedy, Cuban music performed by Caché and a sample of Cuban pastries. This event is supported by a Texas Reads grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1
Which hidden gems do you think have been overlooked and deserve to be discovered by a wider audience?This book club meets every other month. Join us as we mix it up with different discussion themes each time.
September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Bring your calendars and join Family Travel Guru Michelle Ames, writer of Having Fun in the Texas Sun, as she discusses some of the Fall Season's best festivals, day trips, pumpkin patches and "haunted" places in North Texas!
September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Tonight, we'll talk about the works of these two legendary authors.If you enjoy science fiction or fantasy, from space opera to high fantasy, steampunk to just plain weird, then join us for book talk with Unicorns in Space.
September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library
September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Join us for a fiesta where we’ll be celebrating National Hispanic Heritage month. Enjoy music by a mariachi band, Latin-inspired snacks, crafts, face painting and more! Showing Disney Pixar’s Coco (PG, 2017).