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November 3, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
This month we read and discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Join fellow book lovers to explore different cultures through literature. Reading selections focus on titles set around the world. Light refreshments will be served.
November 3, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Arrive early to get the best seat for a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13, 2018)! During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Cinema 13* is for adults and teens ages 13 and up.
November 3, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library
Learn about the origins of the Day of the Dead. Create skull-themed crafts, enjoy pan de muerto, and watch the movie Coco (rated PG).
November 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
This month's selection is The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. 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 are served. Check out your copy of the book at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.
November 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Marissa Meyer visits South Irving Library for her only Texas stop on her ARCHENEMIES Book Tour. The event features an author talk, Q&A, author signing and book sales. Attendees can purchase a copy of Archenemies before it will be available anywhere else in the nation. Signing Line tickets will be available starting Friday, Nov 2 at the first floor Customer Service desk. Limit 2 personalized works, Archenemies and one of the attendee's choosing, all other books and memorabilia will be signed, but not personalized. For more information, visit our FAQ Newsflash.
November 6, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library
Get creative as we make melted crayon art!
November 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room
This month, we'll discuss the Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman.Join us at the South Irving Library for a lively discussion of the best that the mystery genre has to offer. Topics range from contemporary works to the grand masters who started it all. Bring a brown bag lunch, and we'll provide beverages.
November 7, 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.
November 7, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Discover the inner self, understand your connection to the universe, and achieve your highest potential through the practice of meditation. Presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Meets each Wednesday. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.
November 7, 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.
November 8, 2018, All Day @ East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road.
South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.
All Irving Public Library locations are closed on Thursday, Nov. 8, and will resume regular operating hours as follows:On Friday, Nov. 9, South Irving Library, Valley Ranch Library, and West Irving Library are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.East Branch Library is closed on Fridays, and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 10 from noon to 6 p.m.
November 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library
In this bilingual presentation, learn from local experts how to prepare for the home buying process. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP and come prepared with documents to start the process for a chance to win a desktop computer. Presented by Legacy Bank and JP & Associates Realtors.
November 10, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
The featured title this month is Appetites by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.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.
November 10, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Children and their families will enjoy celebrating National Picture Book Month at this party that will feature a special show by Mother Goose, visiting book characters (Cat in the Hat, Winnie the Pooh, etc.) plus games, crafts, treats and activities. All children age 10 years old and under will receive a free paperback picture book. Free, for all ages. No registration required.
November 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Join us for relaxing music and refreshments while you explore the joys of coloring. For adults only.
November 13, 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.
November 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
November 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Enjoy a night out with the family. Each month Wednesday Night Live features exciting performances, stories, movie screenings, or crafts. In November, enjoy a live reading of Mo Willem’s classic picture book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” with dynamic storyteller Rochelle Rabouin.
November 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center
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. This month, we'll discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
November 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
This month we read and discuss the epic poem Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 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.
November 15, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
This time, test your knowledge about everything --- it's a mix of trivia questions from the last 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.
November 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Make seasonal crafts, just in time for the holiday. Ages 16 and up. Supplies are provided.
November 17, 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!
November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library
This month's selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. 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.
November 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Come early to get the best seat for a screening of Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13, 2018). Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. Cinema13 is for adults and teens ages 13 and over.
November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse
Get a head start on holiday shopping at the 2018 Friends of Irving Public Library Holiday Book Sale! Purchase books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobook stocking stuffers for friends, family and little ones waiting for Saint Nick! Most items priced $1 or less. Gift a Friends membership for access to special members' only book sales or a gift certificate that can be redeemed at future sales! Call (972) 721-4612 for more information.
November 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
November 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
A book can change your life! This program focuses on titles to improve body, mind, and spirit. Walk-ins welcome! This month, we'll discuss Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.
November 19, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Ready for an animal adventure? Join us for an exciting and interactive program featuring animals from around the world. This event is presented in collaboration with Irving ISD for the Irving Reads program series.
November 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Express your creativity during this make-it-and-take-it program open to adults and teens.
November 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Join us as we write away and receive support from our fellow writers and with plenty of chocolate.Throughout the month and beyond, writing space is always available at the libraries, with Wi-Fi, plenty of outlets, and comfortable chairs.
November 21, 2018, All Day @ South Irving Library Board Room
Join us next month --- on Dec. 19, we'll discuss Winter's Edge, an urban fantasy action adventure by local author B.N. Carman. Copies of the book are available at South Irving Library while supplies last.I "Heart" YA is a book club for those of us who can't get enough of Young Adult literature. Connect with fellow readers as we discuss a wide range of YA books. Refreshments are served. Adults and teens are welcome.
November 21, 2018, 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road.
South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Irving Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21.All city offices and library locations will be closed Nov. 22-23, and libraries will resume regular Saturday operating hours on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018 @ All city facilities
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Nov. 22-23.
Libraries will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 21, recreation centers will close at 6 p.m. Nov. 21, Irving Arts Center will be closed Nov. 22 and only its administrative offices closed Nov. 23. In addition, the following facilities will be closed:
- City Hall
- Heritage/North Lake aquatic centers
- Hunter Ferrell Landfill
- Irving Arts Center
- Recreation centers
- Irving Animal Care Campus
The Irving Arts Center box office and galleries will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and will resume normal business hours Nov. 24. North Lake Natatorium will remain closed Nov. 24-25. Libraries, as well as recreation centers, will resume normal business hours Nov. 24, while all other offices and services will resume normal business hours Nov. 26.
November 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1
If you were choosing a selection of books to represent you, what titles would you include?This book club meets every other month. Join us as we mix it up with different discussion themes each time.
November 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
November 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Join us at this free public discussion regarding affordable housing in an ever-increasingly diverse economic and demographic landscape. Topics include low-income senior living, MacArthur High School's Tiny House Movement, other non-traditional housing options, and community partnerships.Tonight's moderator is Sharon Barbosa-Crain, former member of the Housing and Human Services Board. Panelists are:-David Lewis and Kelton Lemons, instructors, Geometry in Construction Program, MacArthur High School.-Steven Reed, Director, City of Irving Planning and Community Development Department.-Delisa Gierling, Manager, City of Irving Planning and Community Development Department.Please RSVP to [email protected]Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Irving.
November 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
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.Please note: The date for December's book club meeting is pending.
November 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
This time, test your knowledge 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.
November 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Bring in those clean stray socks and create holiday decor. Ages 16 and up. Additional supplies are provided.