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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Free guided gallery tours are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.
    * Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 27
    * North Lake College Advanced Photography Students | Focus Gallery | Jan. 12-Feb. 24
    * Out of the Wild: Robert Glen Bronzes | Courtyard Gallery | Jan. 12- Feb. 24
    * Nancy Macko: Fragile Bee | Carpenter Lobby | Jan. 12-April 28

    For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center's Exhibitions page.

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  2. Ravenscroft, MainStage

    January 18, 2019 - February 2, 2019 @ Dupree Theater

    On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Five alluring and dangerous women lead him through a bewildering labryinth of contradictory versions of Patrick’s demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft. There are ghosts on the staircase! There are skeletons in the closet! A fast-paced murder mystery, Ravenscroft will keep attendees guessing until the very end.
    Performance Schedule:
    - 7:30 p.m. | Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1-2
    - 2:30 p.m. | Jan. 20 and 27

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  3. Dallas Treasures and Music from Around the World, Irving Symphony Orchestra

    January 26, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presenting some of Dallas’ music treasures performing with the Irving Symphony Orchestra are tenor Javier Aguilar (romantic boleros from México), pianist Rachid Bernal (Totentanz for piano and orchestra by F. Liszt), Russ Hewitt (flamenco jazz guitar), music from the Middle East performed by Iranian virtuoso Ehsan Matoori and the ever-popular Bolero by Ravel, featuring flamenco dancer Julia Alcantara. A concert experience not to miss!

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Plan On It: Monthly Planner Meet-Up

    January 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Need some dedicated time to get organized? Plan On It is a monthly planner meetup group where you can plan out your month with other planners and share ideas and techniques. Basic supplies will be provided or you can bring your own. Each member must have their own planner or bullet journal. No registration required. Plan on joining us at South Irving Library at 11am on October 27th, December 1st, December 29th, January 26th, February 23rd, March 30th, April 27th, and May 25th

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  2. Winter Reading Challenge: Cook the Book, A Cooking Book Club

    January 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    “Cook the Book” Book Club: 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. This program is intended for patrons 18 and older. No children please.

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  3. Winter Reading Challenge: Trivial Pursuit - Comfort Foods

    January 26, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Try your hand at trivia covering regional and world cuisine! Trivial Pursuit is open to teens and adults ages 16 and older.

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  4. Cinema13*: Crazy Rich Asians

    January 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Come early to get the best seat for a screening of Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13, 2018). Based on the New York Times best-selling book by Kevin Kwan. When one woman travels back to Singapore to attend the wedding of her boyfriend's best pal, she suddenly realizes that she's engaged to the most eligible bachelor from one of Asia's richest families. With this newfound insight, the woman finds that she finds herself under attack from rabid fans and family, alike! Cinema13 is for adults and teens ages 13 and over.

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Library Kids

  1. Family Movie Matinee: The Snow Queen 3 - Fire and Ice

    January 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Arrive early to get the best seat for a screening of The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice (PG, 2018)! The rare gift of getting into all kinds of trouble is this family's trait. What else do you expect from those raised among trolls in snowy lands? But now Kai and Gerda have grown up and entered a new stage ... and this time they're going to cause a global disaster ...

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Special Events

  1. Frost Fest

    January 26, 2019, All Day @ Cimarron Park

    Winters in Texas can mean anything from cold rain to black ice, but rarely include the fluffy white snow seen up north. This year, bring the family to Cimarron Park for a taste of the fun side of winter!

    Frost Fest is a free winter festival offering an opportunity to indulge in various cold weather activities. Play in the snow area and slide down the hill. The entertainment continues with snow dance parties, winter story readings and our own version of the Polar Express train.

    Food vendors will be on-site; parking and admission are free. Event parking is at Ranchview High School, 8401 E. Valley Ranch Parkway. Complimentary ADA accessible shuttle service is provided.

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