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Library Adult Classes

  1. Knowledge is Power Homebuying Series: Step 5 - Prepare Before Closing

    September 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    This free homebuying series walks you through the process step-by-step, from start to finish. The programs also offer information and tips for financial literacy, including how to budget your finances and build generational wealth. Each session features a panel with a neighborhood realtor, financial planner, loan officer, title company representative and guest speaker. Refreshments are provided along with prize giveaways throughout the series. Don't miss a step of these informative seminars!

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Craft Like Crazy: String Art

    September 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Express your creativity during this come-and-go, make-it-and-take-it craft program for adults.

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  2. Mujeres Creativas: 5th Anniversary Celebration

    September 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Join us for a fifth anniversary celebration. For creative women! Each session of this series introduces a guest speaker or offers an enjoyable craft or activity.

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  3. Encuentra Paz Interior: Find Inner Peace Bilingual Meditation Series

    September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library

    This free Spanish language meditation program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Classes will take place from 7-8 p.m., every Wednesday in the South Library Board Room. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

    Este programa gratuito de meditación en español es presentado por DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Clases se llevarán a cabo de 7 a 8 p.m. todos los miércoles en South Library. Todas las edades son bienvenidos.

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  4. I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses The Rains

    September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This month's selection is The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz. I "Heart" YA is a book club for those of us who can't get enough of Young Adult literature. Come connect with fellow readers as we discuss a wide range of YA books. Refreshments will be served. Adults and teens are welcome.

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  5. Knot Your Grandmother's Crochet

    September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Knot Your Grandmother's Crochet is a community of people who want to learn how to crochet, or just want to stitch and chat. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned stitcher, we've got a place for you at the table! Join us for a fun time of crochet and conversation and see that the options are endless.

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  6. Trivia on the Patio: John Wayne

    September 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Test your knowledge about the Duke! Every other Thursday, join fellow trivia lovers for a friendly game show contest to see who really knows it all in a variety of topics, from world history to pop culture. Ages 16 and up.

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  7. Craftworks: Fun Art, not Fine Art

    September 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Make art for the sake of it! No artistic skills needed. For ages 16 and up.

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  8. Cook the Book: A Cooking Book Club

    September 22, 2018, 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. 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.

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  9. Cinema 13 Movie: Adrift

    September 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 13 and up. Adrift stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin and is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

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  10. Book Lover's Happy Hour: Favorite Book That No One Else Knows

    September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Which hidden gems do you think have been overlooked and deserve to be discovered by a wider audience?

    This book club meets every other month. Join us as we mix it up with different discussion themes each time.

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  11. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury

    September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Tonight, we'll talk about the works of these two legendary authors.

    If you enjoy science fiction or fantasy, from space opera to high fantasy, steampunk to just plain weird, then join us for book talk with Unicorns in Space.

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  12. Encuentra Paz Interior: Find Inner Peace Bilingual Meditation Series

    September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This free Spanish language meditation program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Classes will take place from 7-8 p.m., every Wednesday in the South Library Board Room. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

    Este programa gratuito de meditación en español es presentado por DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Clases se llevarán a cabo de 7 a 8 p.m. todos los miércoles en South Library. Todas las edades son bienvenidos.

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Library Events

  1. Andra Watkins Author Event

    September 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library

    New York Times bestselling author Andra Watkins visits with fans to discuss her latest work, Hard to Die, and her upcoming release, I Am Number 13 (Nov. 2018). A Q&A time, author signing and refreshments follow the discussion.

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  2. Tessa Gratton & Natalie C. Parker: YA Author Event

    September 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library

    Join us for an evening with authors Tessa Gratton and Natalie C. Parker, who will discuss their new YA novels Strange Grace and Seafire. Audience Q&A, refreshments, & author signing to follow. Books will be available to purchase on site. For more information, call (972) 721-2606. Open to all ages.

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  3. Hispanic Heritage Celebration

    September 22, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Join us for a celebration of Cuba with a special presentation by Cuban-American author Carmen Agra Deedy, Cuban music performed by Caché, and a sample of Cuban pastries.

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  4. Fun Fall Events with Travel Writer Michelle Ames

    September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Bring your calendars and join Family Travel Guru Michelle Ames, writer of Having Fun in the Texas Sun, as she discusses some of the Fall Season's best festivals, day trips, pumpkin patches and "haunted" places in North Texas!

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  5. Book It! Coco Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta

    September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library

    Join us for a fiesta where we’ll be celebrating National Hispanic Heritage month. Enjoy festive music from a mariachi band, Latin inspired snacks, crafts, face painting and more! Showing Disney Pixar’s Coco (PG, 2017)

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Library Kids

  1. Discover with Me Interactive Play

    September 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Parents, caregivers and children ages 1-3 are invited to a five week interactive series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a childcare specialist. The programs promote the role of parent as the child’s first teacher, and weekly topics include literacy and play, language development, nutrition, safety and child development.

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  2. Science in 30 @ Valley Ranch Library

    September 21, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! Children must be able to attend independently. A limited number of tickets are available and may be picked up at the Valley Ranch Information Desk on the day of the program. Grades 1-5 only.

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  3. Family Movie Matinee: Early Man

    September 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us for a family friendly movie event! Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

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  4. Family Storytime: Science in 30

    September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time!

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  5. Craftworks Junior: Fall Crafts

    September 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ West Irving Library Activity Room

    Celebrate the change of seasons with a fall craft session. For all ages. No registration required

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  6. Science in 30: Pirate Science

    September 26, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! Children must be able to attend independently. Grades 1-5 only.

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  7. Art Attack

    September 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Kids, unleash your creativity as we explore different art techniques. For ages kindergarten through grade 5.

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  8. West Movie Time

    September 29, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Watch the cinematic adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic, A Wrinkle in Time (2018). For all ages.

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Library Teens

  1. TAB Meeting

    September 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Have ideas for teen programs at the library? Want to earn community service hours for school by helping with library programs? We need you! Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board!

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  2. Teen Trivia Night

    September 20, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library

    Think you're smart? Come test your knowledge on books, movies, and random trivia for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights! (For teens in grades 6 and up)

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  3. Science & More: Party Tricks!

    September 24, 2018, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    School’s back in session! Get a crash course in science with party tricks you can show off to your friends. We will learn about physics and motion with inertia rings, explore polymers by skewering balloons, and more. Open to grades 6-8.

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  4. Young Adult Library Leaders (Y'ALL)

    September 27, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For teens in grades 6-12. Do you have big ideas and a creative flair? Join Y'ALL and earn volunteer hours for helping the Valley Ranch Library plan and implement teen programs! Socialize with friends and help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. Pick up an application at the Information Desk.

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