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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.

Anime Club

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Do you watch anime? Join us in watching and talking about the latest anime on the big screen. We have snacks! For teens in grades 8-12.

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060
Tel: (972) 721-2606

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Do you watch anime? Join us in watching and talking about the latest anime on the big screen. We have snacks! For teens in grades 8-12.

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Basic Microsoft Excel 2013

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adults learn to identify the parts of a spreadsheet and toolbar, enter and edit data, format cells and use basic formulas. Basic computer skills are required. Classes are

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060
Tel: (972) 721-2608

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adults learn to identify the parts of a spreadsheet and toolbar, enter and edit data, format cells and use basic formulas. Basic computer skills are required. Classes are

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Unicorns in Space Book Club

7:00 p.m.

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 on the fourth Tuesday of

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

7:00 p.m.

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 on the fourth Tuesday of

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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Community Input Meeting

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join the City of Irving for its third Community Input meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Heritage Park, a recently expanded 2.9-acre park located in the heart of downtown

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

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join the City of Irving for its third Community Input meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Heritage Park, a recently expanded 2.9-acre park located in the heart of downtown

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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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Irving Public Library - South
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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Middle School Build: Giant Lite Bright

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we take our first middle school build from the blueprint stage to the final product, just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic. Open to grades

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

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we take our first middle school build from the blueprint stage to the final product, just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic. Open to grades

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Book Lovers Happy Hour: Favorite reads from 2016

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

Who can resist those “Best Books of the Year” lists? Come share your own favorites from a year of reading. Book Lover's Happy Hour is an informal discussion group for readers

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

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

Who can resist those “Best Books of the Year” lists? Come share your own favorites from a year of reading. Book Lover's Happy Hour is an informal discussion group for readers

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80 Acres of Dreams: Irving's Early Years

“80 Acres of Dreams: Irving’s Early Years” documentary will be the subject of the Irving Heritage Society’s program on Tuesday, January 31, at 7pm in the South Library, 601 Schulze. This story of

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060
Tel: (972) 252-3838

“80 Acres of Dreams: Irving’s Early Years” documentary will be the subject of the Irving Heritage Society’s program on Tuesday, January 31, at 7pm in the South Library, 601 Schulze. This story of

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Craft Like Crazy/Color Me Calm

Join us for this adult creativity time on the third Tuesdays of every month, when we mix it up by alternating months for crafting and coloring. This is a free come-and-go, make-it and-take-it program

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

Join us for this adult creativity time on the third Tuesdays of every month, when we mix it up by alternating months for crafting and coloring. This is a free come-and-go, make-it and-take-it program

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Midweek Mysteries Book Club

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This month we talk about authors and series you discovered in 2016. Join us at the South Irving Library for a lively discussion of the best that the mystery genre has to offer.

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

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This month we talk about authors and series you discovered in 2016. Join us at the South Irving Library for a lively discussion of the best that the mystery genre has to offer.

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Young Adult Action Council

All teens in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to join. If you like to read the newest books, socialize with your friends, and attend parties, or if you want to be in a group where your opinion counts,

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

All teens in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to join. If you like to read the newest books, socialize with your friends, and attend parties, or if you want to be in a group where your opinion counts,

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