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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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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. Tried and True Book Club discusses Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

    May 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    This book club alternates monthly, revisiting the tried (the classics) and exploring the true (new nonfiction). The selection for May is Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews. Reserve your copy at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.

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Library Events

  1. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: The Grand Prairie Library presents Lives Well Lived by Filmmaker Sky Bergman

    May 9, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Summit: Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation

    **UPDATE: Screenings at 4 and 6:30 p.m.** What makes a life meaningful? This 2018 documentary feature by filmmaker Sky Bergman shares the memories and insight of 40 interviewees ages 75 to 100, who have a combined total of 3,000 years of life experience.

    Come for an early bird matinee at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at 6 p.m. with speakers and refreshments. A second screening airs at 6:30 p.m. At 7:45 p.m., Ms. Bergman joins us via Skype for a Q&A. 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.

    The Grand Prairie Library partners with Irving for this event. 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. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: The Grand Prairie Library presents Lives Well Lived by Filmmaker Sky Bergman

    May 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Summit: Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation

    **UPDATE: Screenings at 4 and 6:30 p.m.** What makes a life meaningful? This 2018 documentary feature by filmmaker Sky Bergman shares the memories and insight of 40 interviewees ages 75 to 100, who have a combined total of 3,000 years of life experience.

    This program begins at 6 p.m. with introductory remarks and refreshments, followed by the film screening at 6:30 p.m. At 7:45 p.m., Ms. Bergman joins us via Skype for a Q&A. 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.

    The Grand Prairie Library partners with Irving for this event. 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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  3. Author Visit: Aurora Rising Tour with Jay Kristoff, Astrid Scholte, and Laure Eve

    May 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Join us for an evening with bestselling author Jay Kristoff to celebrate the launch of Aurora Rising, first in a new series with Illuminae Files co-author Amie Kaufman. This thrilling sci-fi adventure features misfit cadets from a prestigious academy who are the galaxy's last hope. Jay is joined by Astrid Scholte, author of Four Dead Queens, and Laure Eve, author of The Curses and The Graces.

    Audience Q&A, book signing, and refreshments follow the discussion, and copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase. Jay will sign books purchased and/or brought to the event; however, please note the limit of one signed personalization by Jay per person.

    All ages. If you would like to have books signed, free tickets for the signing line will be available to pick up beginning Monday, May 6. Signing line tickets are limited to four tickets per person, and may only be picked up in person at the South Irving Library. No tickets are required to attend the program.

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Library Kids

  1. Ready, Set, BUILD! Free Play LEGO Time

    May 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library

    (For ages 18 months & up) A come-and-go building event for families. *DUPLO building bricks provided for attendees 4 years and under.*

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Mother's Day Pampering

    May 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    Mothers of all ages can treat themselves to a day of pampering and light snacks. We will provide a relaxing and soothing environment for your mind, body and soul. Admission is free; childcare will be available at no charge.

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