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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    May 1, 2019 - May 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.
    * Annual Exhibition of Irving ISD Student Artwork | Main Gallery | Through May 11
    * BRAVEART: Cistercian Preparatory Upper School | Courtyard Gallery | Through May 26
    * Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs | Dupree Lobby Gallery | Through July 7 * Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free | Carpenter Lobby | May 4–July 28
    * The 34th Annual Texas and Neighbors Five State Competition | Main Gallery | May 18–June 15
    * Prints by Calli Nissen | Main Gallery | May 18-July 7

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

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  2. “Xanadu,” MainStage

    May 10, 2019 - May 25, 2019 @ Dupree Theater

    This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating musical adventure about following dreams despite the limitations others set, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends John Farrar and Jeff Lynne. Based on the Universal Pictures cult-classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, “Xanadu” is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

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  3. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, Entertainment Series of Irving

    May 18, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    What if The Beatles were actually from somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of South Dakota? Bands have been covering Beatles tunes for decades, but none quite like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. Imagine the music of the Fab Four shaken up with infusions of bluegrass and jazz and topped off with a classical twist. The result is a most satisfying musical.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: Virtual Book Club

    April 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 18, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Online.

    You can share insights on this year's Big Read title from home or from anywhere. Join us on the Facebook Virtual Book Club page at https://www.facebook.com/irvinglibrary/, which will go live the second week of April. Free.

    Irving's program partners for 2019 include Irving Public Library, Friends of the Irving Public Library, the City of Irving, and Irving Arts Center.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read.

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  2. Novel Fiction Book Club discusses Orphan Train

    May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Please join us for fun, friendship, and a lively discussion. This book group focuses on novels from a variety of fiction genres. Light refreshments. Our selection for May is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Reserve your copy of the current month's selection at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.

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  3. Cook the Book Cooking Book Club: Hero Dinner

    May 18, 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. May's title is Hero Dinner: Complete One-Pan Meals that Save the Day (2019) by Marge Perry & David Bonom.

    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. 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. Cinema13* Aquaman

    May 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us for a movie on the big screen! See Aquaman (PG-13). Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.Cinema13* is for adults and teens ages 13 and over.

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Library Events

  1. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: Wills and Estate Planning, Having that Hard Conversation

    May 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Join us for a bilingual presentation for understanding and guidance through end-of-life issues, featuring the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Adults.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read.

    Irving's program partners for the NEA Big Read 2019 include Irving Public Library, Friends of the Irving Public Library, City of Irving, and Irving Arts Center.

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  2. Author Visit with Marjorie Herrera Lewis at Friends Annual Meeting

    May 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Following the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Irving Public Library, enjoy refreshments and our guest speaker, Marjorie Herrera Lewis, author of When the Men Were Gone. Lewis’s historical novel debut is based on the true story of Tylene Wilson, a woman in 1940's Texas who, in spite of extreme opposition, became a female football coach in order to keep her students from heading off to war. Book signing and book sales follow the author talk. “Sublimely ties together the drama of high school football, gender politics, and the impact of war on a small town in Texas.” – Sports Illustrated.

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Library Kids

  1. Family Movie Matinee: Super Hero Saturday

    May 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Come early to get the best seat for Spider-Man – Into the Spider-Verse (Animated) Rated PG. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

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  2. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Geronimo Stilton's Mouse in Space

    May 18, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    This month's selection is Geronimo Stilton's Mouse in Space.

    In this book club, discuss a travel-themed title and participate in related activities, including a craft. Free chapter books are given out monthly, and are limited to the first ten children. Meets on the 2nd floor in study room C. Grades 1-3.

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  3. Kids Only Book Club discusses Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

    May 18, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    Join us to talk about the book and participate in themed activities! Grades 4-6. This month's selection is "Winterhouse" by Ben Guterson.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Canceled: Cops 'N Bobbers

    May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    May 15 Update: Due to the weekend rain forecast, the Cops and Bobbers event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

    Join local police officers as they offer basic fishing lessons for community children, and the entire family can participate in catch and release fun. A light lunch will be provided by local sponsors. Registration is required at your local recreation center.

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