Irving Public Library - South

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Irving Public Library (IPL) serves a forward-thinking and diverse city, named the first municipality to win the Texas Award for Performance Excellence in 2011. The library’s vision is to be a center of the community, improving the quality of life of Irving residents through community engagement, educational events and advanced technology. Currently the system consists of one central library and three satellite branches in the north, west and east areas of town. IPL is also sustained by a vibrant Friends group that supports literacy in the community through many philanthropic projects. Irving regularly works with national organizations and retailers, cultural societies, private businesses and nearby schools to present community events, award-winning author panels and exhibits.

Today the system boasts four modern community centers with state-of-the-art offerings that draw people to the area, a far cry from Irving’s first library, set up in the corner of a furniture store in 1941. The Gold LEED certified West Irving Library opened in 2011, marking a new era of capital improvements for Irving’s libraries. Valley Ranch Library underwent a 5,000 square-foot expansion in early 2014. When the South Irving Library is complete in 2015, it will replace the Central Library in providing literary events and high-tech educational services to Irving’s youth. In 2016, East Branch will celebrate twenty years of changing lives and community revitalization with ongoing enhancements.

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4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discover what it takes to program computers through online tutorials and in-person instructions. All ages welcome.

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discover what it takes to program computers through online tutorials and in-person instructions. All ages welcome.

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Whirled Tour: American Contra Dance

Get out your dancing shoes (or sneakers) and join us for a year-long tour of world cultures through dance. We’re starting the journey right here in the U.S. with American contra dance. Contra is a

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

Get out your dancing shoes (or sneakers) and join us for a year-long tour of world cultures through dance. We’re starting the journey right here in the U.S. with American contra dance. Contra is a

Family Movie: The BFG

Watch the BFG (rated PG), a movie based on the classic book by Roald Dahl. Presented as part of Irving Reads.

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601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

Watch the BFG (rated PG), a movie based on the classic book by Roald Dahl. Presented as part of Irving Reads.

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Adult Game Time

It's game time! Join us on Monday afternoons for table games, conversation and an opportunity to connect with others in the community. For 18 and above.

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601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

It's game time! Join us on Monday afternoons for table games, conversation and an opportunity to connect with others in the community. For 18 and above.

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Computer Tutor - South

Get personal computer assistance every Thursday at 11 a.m. Our tutor can help you figure out a new tablet or smartphone, format a resume, set up an email account and other tech tasks. Appointments

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

Get personal computer assistance every Thursday at 11 a.m. Our tutor can help you figure out a new tablet or smartphone, format a resume, set up an email account and other tech tasks. Appointments

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American Sign Language Conversation Table

American Sign Language practice is a part of the Irving Public Library’s Reach Out initiative. American Sign Language is the third most used language in our country following English and Spanish. Take

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060
Tel: (972) 721-2457

American Sign Language practice is a part of the Irving Public Library’s Reach Out initiative. American Sign Language is the third most used language in our country following English and Spanish. Take

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Conversaciones @ Your Library

Conversation tables are available for English language learners to practice conversational skills in a friendly and informal environment.

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601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

Conversation tables are available for English language learners to practice conversational skills in a friendly and informal environment.

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A Very Merry Star Wars Christmas: The Holiday Strikes Back

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Join us for a Star Wars holiday extravaganza! Make lightsabers and ornaments while you enjoy a special screening of "The Force Awakens." Open to all ages.

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Join us for a Star Wars holiday extravaganza! Make lightsabers and ornaments while you enjoy a special screening of "The Force Awakens." Open to all ages.

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Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks discusses Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grades 1-3 discuss a travel-themed book and participate in book-related activities, which include a craft. Free chapter books are given out monthly. Limited to the first 10

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060
Tel: (972) 721-4612

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grades 1-3 discuss a travel-themed book and participate in book-related activities, which include a craft. Free chapter books are given out monthly. Limited to the first 10

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Kids Only Book Club discusses The BFG

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This month, we discuss The BFG by Roald Dahl, the One District/One book selection. The Kids Only Book Club is for grades 3-6 to discuss books and participate in activities. Free

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601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This month, we discuss The BFG by Roald Dahl, the One District/One book selection. The Kids Only Book Club is for grades 3-6 to discuss books and participate in activities. Free

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Adult Game Time

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's game time! Join us on Monday afternoons for table games, conversation and an opportunity to connect with others in the community. For 18 and above.

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's game time! Join us on Monday afternoons for table games, conversation and an opportunity to connect with others in the community. For 18 and above.

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Live to Read Book Club discusses Unwind: Seven Principles for a Stress-Free Life

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This month we read and discuss Unwind: Seven Principles for a Stress-Free Life by Michael Olpin. Do you enjoy reading books that improve your body, mind and spirit? Do you

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This month we read and discuss Unwind: Seven Principles for a Stress-Free Life by Michael Olpin. Do you enjoy reading books that improve your body, mind and spirit? Do you

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Color Me Calm: Christmas Wonders

Join us for a relaxing time of adult coloring featuring the wonders of Christmas. This is a come-and-go program for ages 18 and older.

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060
Tel: (972) 721-4669

Join us for a relaxing time of adult coloring featuring the wonders of Christmas. This is a come-and-go program for ages 18 and older.

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Sticks and Strings

Come sit and knit, share ideas, learn a new technique, exchange patterns and create useful items for local charities like Irving Cares and Family Promise. Beginners and crocheters are also welcome.

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

Come sit and knit, share ideas, learn a new technique, exchange patterns and create useful items for local charities like Irving Cares and Family Promise. Beginners and crocheters are also welcome.

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I "Heart" YA Book Club: Such a Rush

This month's book is Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols. High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying, which allows her to forget her absentee mother and life in a South Carolina trailer

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

This month's book is Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols. High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying, which allows her to forget her absentee mother and life in a South Carolina trailer

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Adult Game Time

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's game time! Join us on Monday afternoons for table games, conversation and an opportunity to connect with others in the community. For 18 and above.

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's game time! Join us on Monday afternoons for table games, conversation and an opportunity to connect with others in the community. For 18 and above.

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Unicorns in Space Book Club

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. We meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

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. We meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of

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