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Celebrating Diversity

  1. Ramadan

    April 12, 2021 - May 12, 2021

    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad. Dates vary each year because the lunar Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon.

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  2. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States, chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.

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  3. Eid al-Fitr

    May 12, 2021 - May 13, 2021

    Eid al-Fitr, the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadan. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutuba (sermon), and give Zakat al-Fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr. Dates vary each year.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021 @ Galleries

    Visit for virtual tours and video content featuring current exhibitions.

    * BRAVEART/EX | Courtyard Gallery | May 8-June 12
    * 36th Annual Texas and Neighbors Five State Competition | Main Gallery | May 15-June 12
    * Amy Werntz: Portraits | Focus Gallery | May 15-July 10
    * Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff | Dupree Lobby Gallery | Through July 11

    * Sol Hill: Signal from Noise | Carpenter Gallery | Through July 24

    Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free to view; advance reservations are required.

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  2. Bell, Book & Candle

    May 7, 2021 - May 22, 2021 @ Virtual

    In a world where witches can’t fall in love, Gillian Holroyd complicates her situation by casting a spell over Shepherd Henderson out of spite. When he falls head over heels in love with her, Gillian must choose whether to love a mortal, or lose him entirely. This successful play from the 1950’s is the hilarious and lovely play that inspired the popular television show, Bewitched!

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  3. The Three B’s

    May 12, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    The Lone Star Youth Orchestra concludes its 22nd season on May 12 by presenting The Three B’s: Bach, Brahms, & Burns… sorry Beethoven! The winners of LSYO’s annual Concerto Competition will each be featured playing with the Lone Star Youth Orchestra. First Place winner Mohini Bhave will perform the first movement of Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042. Second Place winner Iris Song will play the third movement. Works by Johannes Brahms (Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68) and Reynard Burns (“Flying”) round out the hour-long program.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Wellness Walk

    May 8, 2021 - May 17, 2021 @ South Irving Library

    Enjoy the weather with a walk outside the South Irving Library and at Centennial Park. Each sign on this Wellness Walk teaches an exercise using body weight or a meditation technique to practice along the way.

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  2. Online: I "Heart" YA Book Club: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

    May 12, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Zoom

    A group for YA lovers! For Zoom login information, please submit the request form on the Virtual Programming webpage.

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Library Kids

  1. Online and Kit: Simply Self-Care Series

    May 1, 2021, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2021 @ all library locations and online

    Starting May 1, kids are invited to join in a 14-day series of affirmations, activities and ways to promote self-care. Families look forward to each day's activity on social media (@IrvingLibrary on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Participants are invited to share ways of exercising self-care by using #IPLSelfCare. Also beginning on May 1 at all library locations, pick up a free corresponding self-care package promoting inner calm. Limit one per family. While supplies last.

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Library Teens

  1. Online: Adulting 101 Series presents Resumes for Teens

    May 12, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Zoom

    Looking for a job during summer break? A clean and tailored resume is a must in the competitive job market, especially for teens. Join this class to learn tips and tricks for creating a resume in Google Docs, and receive interview items after the program.

    This class is for teens in grades 6-12 who are first-time resume writers, or who are using Google Docs for the first time to write a resume. To join, please contact the library through social media or email to obtain the class Zoom information.

    This program is in conjunction with a grant received from the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA), and is sponsored by Google.


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  1. Tree Board

    May 12, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. ONLINE CLASS: Stretch and Tone I

    May 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Adults ages 50 and older are invited to tune in and join Andrea for this 30-minute toning and stretching workout. This is a great way to improve general conditioning, flexibility, and stamina. We will spend the first portion of class working on strength and endurance, followed by an extended stretching period to increase flexibility and reduce muscle stiffness. Open to 50-up.

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  2. ONLINE CLASS: Stretch and Tone II

    May 12, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Adults ages 50 and older are invited to tune in and join Andrea for this 30-minute toning and stretching workout. This is a great way to improve general conditioning, flexibility, and stamina. We will spend the first portion of class working on strength and endurance, followed by an extended stretching period to increase flexibility and reduce muscle stiffness. Open to 50-up.

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  3. ONLINE CLASS: Stay Safe From COVID-19 Scams & Medicare Fraud

    May 12, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

    In this presentation, members of the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will help you identify COVID-19 scams, recognize Medicare Fraud, and learn how to safeguard your benefits and those of others. The RSVP Program of the Senior Source is in partnership with Texas SMP to fight against Medicare Fraud. Join us virtually to learn how to avoid COVID-19 scams, Medicare fraud, and what to do if you have concerns.

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  4. ONLINE CLASS: Pre-School Adding and Subtracting

    May 12, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

    Preschool's age 3-5 will learn to add and subtract single digit numbers. Once they master the single digit we will move on to double digit. This class will help prepare your child for the next step in math. Open to ages 3-5.

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  5. ONLINE CLASS: Pre-School Spanish 123

    May 12, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM

    Let’s learn the numbers in both English and Spanish with fun activities such as crafts, games and much more. Open to ages 3 to 5.

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  6. ONLINE CLASS: Scavenger Hunt

    May 12, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

    Let’s get up and move around from the confer from your home. Participants will race and search for items throughout their homes. Open to ages 7 to 11.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. Native and Adapted Plants

    May 12, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join the Dallas County Master Gardeners and Think Green Be Green Team for an overview of plants that do well in North Central Texas and horticulture techniques that help ensure success.

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