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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.

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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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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I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses True Grit

7 - 8 p.m. This month, we'll discuss True Grit by Charles Portis. I "Heart" YA book club is for those of us who can't get enough of Young Adult literature. Come connect with fellow readers as we

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

7 - 8 p.m. This month, we'll discuss True Grit by Charles Portis. I "Heart" YA book club is for those of us who can't get enough of Young Adult literature. Come connect with fellow readers as we

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Irving Reads: The Duke, a Tribute to John Wayne

2 - 3 p.m. Living historian J.R. "Jack" Edmondson presents The Duke, an one-person theatrical biography of John Wayne. Edmondson has portrayed Wayne and Texas historical figures in performances at

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

2 - 3 p.m. Living historian J.R. "Jack" Edmondson presents The Duke, an one-person theatrical biography of John Wayne. Edmondson has portrayed Wayne and Texas historical figures in performances at

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Art Attack

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Kids, unleash your inner artist! Every Thursday in October, explore different art styles and artists in this creative program series. Kindergarten through grade 5.

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

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Kids, unleash your inner artist! Every Thursday in October, explore different art styles and artists in this creative program series. Kindergarten through grade 5.

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Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms: Ages 3 to 18 months and caregivers enjoy a lapsit storytime with plenty of gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills for babies.

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601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060

Baby Bookworms: Ages 3 to 18 months and caregivers enjoy a lapsit storytime with plenty of gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills for babies.

Storytime

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Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

2:30 - 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 children.

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

2:30 - 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 children.

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High Voltage Teen Book Club discusses Walk on Earth a Stranger

2 - 3 p.m. Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in the best of new Young Adult novels are invited. This month we read and discuss Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. Be sure to meet Rae

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

2 - 3 p.m. Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in the best of new Young Adult novels are invited. This month we read and discuss Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. Be sure to meet Rae

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Kids Only Book Club discusses Our Only May Amelia

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. In celebration of this year's Irving Reads, we'll discuss the book Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm. Kids Only Book Club is for grades 3-6.

Irving Reads is a monthlong

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

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. In celebration of this year's Irving Reads, we'll discuss the book Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm. Kids Only Book Club is for grades 3-6.

Irving Reads is a monthlong

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Adult Game Time

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

It’s game time for adults! Join us on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to play chess, checkers, cards and more. The game place will be on the second floor, in the southwest

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

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

It’s game time for adults! Join us on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to play chess, checkers, cards and more. The game place will be on the second floor, in the southwest

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime: All ages are invited to listen to stories, sing songs and participate; a perfect bonding time for the whole family.

Storytime programs are more than just stories. Our staff also use

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

Family Storytime: All ages are invited to listen to stories, sing songs and participate; a perfect bonding time for the whole family.

Storytime programs are more than just stories. Our staff also use

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Tech Tutor South

4 - 6 p.m. Get help with your technology tasks. One-on-one sessions are available to help you with computer and tablet basics, MS Office, Internet, email basics, social media, and computer learning

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Irving Public Library - South
601 Schulze Drive
Irving, TX 75060
Tel: (972) 721-3722

4 - 6 p.m. Get help with your technology tasks. One-on-one sessions are available to help you with computer and tablet basics, MS Office, Internet, email basics, social media, and computer learning

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Friday Night Library: Trunk or Treat and Haunted Ghost Town

7 - 10 p.m. Celebrate the season with scary stories, games, candy and a haunted house at South Irving Library's annual fall festival. From 7 to 8 p.m. little ones will enjoy a spooky storywalk and

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

7 - 10 p.m. Celebrate the season with scary stories, games, candy and a haunted house at South Irving Library's annual fall festival. From 7 to 8 p.m. little ones will enjoy a spooky storywalk and

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Young Adult Action Council

4:45 - 5:30 p.m. 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, join the Young Adult Action Council

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

4:45 - 5:30 p.m. 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, join the Young Adult Action Council

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