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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day @ Irving Arts Center

    • Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker: “A Woman OF Two Worlds” and “A Man IN Two Worlds” | Carpenter Lobby | Through May 21
    • Tony Veronese: MFA Thesis Exhibition (University of Dallas) | Focus Gallery | Through May 21
    • Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape | Dupree Lobby | Through July 9
    • 32nd Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through June 3
    • Duoc Le: MFA Thesis Exhibition (University of North Texas) | Focus Gallery | May 27-June 18
    Free guided gallery tours are now offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.

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  2. Talking Pictures, MainStage

    May 19, 2017 - June 3, 2017, All Day @ Irving Arts Center > Carpenter Hall

    It’s 1929, on the eve of the Great Depression, and America is on the precipice of big change with a looming financial crisis. It’s the end of an era, and a job, for the woman who plays live music for the films. When the silver screen is no longer silent, who will speak up?

    Show Schedule:

    • May 19-20, 26-27 and June 2-3 | 7:30 p.m.
    • May 21 and 28 | 2:30 p.m.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Container Gardening

    May 20, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Learn which plants grow best in our local climate.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Friends of Irving Public Library Annual Meeting & Author Visit

    May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    The public is invited to meet author Kathleen Stockmier, who will discuss her life as a writer and recent novel Pig Dog Creek. Stay afterwards to hear about the Friends organization and their volunteer work in supporting literacy and the library in Irving. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

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  2. Creating Sanity: Going Coast-al

    May 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Leave the kids at home to grab a little “me” time and get a little crafty with us! This month, we'll make pallet-style coasters from craft sticks to prevent rings on the furniture from all those sweating summer drinks.

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  3. Global Reads Book Club discusses The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

    May 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Activity Room

    This month we read and discuss The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Join fellow book lovers to explore different cultures through literature. Reading selections focus on titles set around the world. Light refreshments will be served.

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Library Kids

  1. Science in 30: Catapults

    May 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Have fun learning about energy and kinetic energy while building and experimenting with your very own catapult. Launching objects provided! Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! For students ages 4 to 12 years.

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  2. Family Movie Matinee: Pete's Dragon

    May 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    A fun way for the entire family to spend the afternoon. All movies are rated G or PG.

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  3. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The Mount Rushmore Calamity

    May 20, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    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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  4. Kids Only Book Club discusses The Fourteenth Goldfish

    May 20, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This month, we discuss The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Hohn. Each month, we meet for a book discussion, activities and a snack. This book club is for grades 3-6.

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Library Teens

  1. Gaming Marathon: Minecraft Party

    May 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    It's back and better than ever! Join us for our annual Gaming Marathon Minecraft Party! Play this bestselling game and create themed crafts. Avoid mobs and creepers as you craft your way to victory! Grades 6-12.

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  2. High Voltage Teen Book Club

    May 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    High Voltage Teen Book Club is for students in grades 9 & up.

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  3. Cinema 13: Hidden Figures

    May 20, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Ages 13 to adult are invited to watch a popular movie each Saturday.

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Special Events

  1. Taste of Irving

    May 20, 2017, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    The Taste of Irving is a free, outdoor festival featuring family-friendly activities and food from a variety of Irving restaurants. Attendees enjoy live music, a free fun zone, a large craft marketplace, and culinary demonstrations. The highlight of the event are the food samples; each restaurant sells items from their menu for $5 or less!

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