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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    January 1, 2020 - January 31, 2020 @ Irving Arts Center

    Free guided gallery tours are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.
    * 2019 IAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through Jan. 12
    * Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics | Focus Gallery | Through Jan. 12
    * Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 26 * Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards by Celebrated Artists from The Monroe Wheeler Archive | Carpenter Lobby Gallery | Through Jan. 12

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

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  2. Saturday School Session 2: The Art of Illustration

    January 11, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    Ages 6-10. Experiment and have fun learning the art of illustration, a powerful tool in conveying the ideas of an author and capturing a reader’s interest. Students will learn techniques in drawing, painting, cartooning and printmaking. They will explore the work of Illustrator Melissa Sweet and create a flip book filled with their own artwork.

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  3. Rock-N-Roll Heaven: Kraig Parker and Al Nelson

    January 11, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Entertainment Series of Irving presents a special double-tribute bill featuring Kraig Parker, who performs as Elvis, and Al Nelson, performing as Roy Orbison. Parker has performed his world-class show for nearly 20 years across America and Europe, delighting crowds at casinos, performance halls and cruise ships. With a powerful voice, electric moves and tasteful charisma, Parker delivers just as Elvis did. Nelson has performed his spot-on Roy Orbison tribute at such notable venues as the Starlight Theater in Branson, Missouri; the Roxy Theater in Atlanta, Georgia; and The Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Novel Fiction Book Club discusses Where the Crawdads Sing

    January 11, 2020, 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 January is the literary fiction debut novel Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Reserve your copy of the current month's selection at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited. Available digitally on Axis360. New members are always welcome to join in on the discussion.

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  2. Cinema 13* Movie: Yesterday

    January 11, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch a movie on the big screen! This comedy features an aspiring musician who wakes up in an alternate timeline in which the Beatles never existed. Rated PG-13. For ages 13 and above.

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Library Events

  1. Irving Chautauqua: Author Susannah Charleson and Where the Lost Dogs Go

    January 11, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Susannah Charleson, bestselling author of the books Scent of the Missing and The Possibility Dogs, shares her story of previously searching for missing persons to currently conducting lost animal search and rescue missions. Book sales and signing follow. This program is an Irving Chautauqua presentation.

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  2. Community Celebration at East Library and Learning Center

    January 11, 2020, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Library & Learning Center

    Start off the New Year with storybook dance making! This one-hour dance class for children, presented by Dance Waterloo, uses literature as a guide. Families can enjoy face-painting, crafts, light refreshments, and be the first to take a sneak peek at the newly improved East Library & Learning Center, formerly the East Branch Library. The building will be open from 1-4 p.m.

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Library Kids

  1. Family Movie Matinee: The Secret Life of Pets 2

    January 11, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    See a movie on the big screen! In this animated comedy, Max and his friends carry on secret lives after the people they live with go to work or school every day. Rated PG.

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Library Teens

  1. Japanese Ink Floating

    January 11, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Teens are invited to learn to this Suminagashi project of creating beautiful images on copperplate paper! For grades 6-12.

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