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Animal Services

  1. Irving Animal Services Volunteer Orientation

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Multipurpose Room

    Do you want to make a difference in animals' lives? Do you need a regular furry-friend fix? Become a volunteer at Irving Animal Services (IAS). Join us for Volunteer Orientation! With a variety of volunteer positions available, there is sure to be something that suits your interests, talents and schedule.

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  2. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    December 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Schedule your appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered at an affordable cost. Pets are dropped off by 8 a.m. and picked up the same day. Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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  3. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointments Needed

    December 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Irving Animal Care Campus

    Available services include vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm testing, heartworm prevention and flea/tick control. A full set of annual vaccinations for a cat or dog is just $25! Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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AquaStars

  1. AquaStars Swim Program

    December 8, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Heritage Aquatic Center

    AquaStars provides special needs children with an opportunity to sidestep crowds and experience the excitement of play in an indoor, 20-yard, temperature-controlled lap pool. The Heritage Aquatic Center’s ammenities include an accessible ramp, accessible chair lift and water chair, making it an ideal location for the AquaStars program. The city will provide the appropriate lifeguard and staffing ratios, as well as access to waterproof wheelchairs. The program is custom-designed to children with special needs, ages 18 and younger. Participants must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. For more information about the AquaStars Program, please call (972) 721-7311.

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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    December 26, 2019 - December 28, 2019 @ North Lake Natatorium

    Want to learn skills that will help you save lives? Become a certified lifeguard.

    Prerequisite: Minimum age 15. Successful skills test, which includes 300-yard continuous swim; a 10-pound brick retrieval from 7 to 10 feet depth of water followed by a 20-yard return carrying the brick; and treading water for two minutes without using hands. Test must be completed one week before class or must have instructor approval.

    Successful completion of the course will result in American Red Cross Life Guard/First Aid, CPR-Professional Rescuer, and AED certifications.

    Register in person at the North Lake Aquatic Center, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. For more information, call Aquatics Coordinator Daniel Farran at (469) 446-0201 or Chris Trevino at (469) 435-1626.
    * Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.

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City of Irving Events

  1. Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Chili Cook-Off

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Contestants can enter the Chili Cook-Off for $10.

    Chili enthusiasts can taste entries for $5. The event will feature various family friendly attractions. Santa Claus will be making an appearance, and donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items will be accepted.

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  2. Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Food and Toy Drive Drop-Off

    December 10, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Walmart

    Irving Police and Fire staff will collect new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items.

    Each year, Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas helps more than 400 families during the holidays, delivery presents and meals to less fortunate families in Irving.

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  3. Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Pancake Breakfast

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Plymouth Park Baptist Church

    At the breakfast, plates of pancakes, bacon and sausage cost $10 for adults and $5 for ages 10 and younger. The event will feature various family friendly attractions. Santa Claus will be making an appearance, and Police and Fire staff will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items.

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Holidays

  1. Christmas Holiday - No Trash Pickup / City Offices Closed

    December 24, 2019, All Day @ Various city facilities

    There will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Dec. 24. In addition the following facilities will be closed:

    • City Hall
    • The Hunter Ferrell Landfill, libraries and recreation centers
    • The Heritage Senior Center
    • The North Lake Natatorium and Heritage Aquatic Center
    • The Irving Arts Center

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  2. Christmas Holiday - No Trash Pickup / City Offices Closed

    December 25, 2019, All Day @ Various city facilities

    There will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Dec. 25. In addition the following facilities will be closed:

    • City Hall
    • The Hunter Ferrell Landfill, libraries and recreation centers
    • The Heritage Senior Center
    • The North Lake Natatorium and Heritage Aquatic Center
    • The Irving Arts Center

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Free guided gallery tours are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.
    * 27th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition | Main Gallery | Dec. 1-31
    * 2019 IAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through Jan. 12
    * Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics | Focus Gallery | Nov. 16- Jan. 12
    * Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 26 * Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards by Celebrated Artists from The Monroe Wheeler Archive | Carpenter Lobby Gallery | Through Jan. 12

    For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center's Exhibitions page.

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  2. JumpstART Stories and Art: Deck The Halls, Art of The Holidays

    December 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Irving Arts Center

    Ages 2 and older. Explore new stories and fun art projects on the first Thursday of each month during this creative story time, which combines art and children’s literature. For the December edition, families are invited to Deck the Halls ... and walls! Gather around for story time followed by a craft project. Then, while the paint dries, take a spin around the galleries. All supplies provided.

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  3. 27th Annual Holiday Open House

    December 6, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    The free holiday open house features complimentary refreshments, holiday cookies, decorated trees and art. Activities for the family include the opportunity to snap a selfie with Santa, rides on the Polar Express Train in the Sculpture Garden, stilt-walkers, a caricature artist, holiday art projects and greeting card stations. A number of free performances also are offered during the open house including one by Artrageous! Artrageous features colorful live painting to rock and pop music inspired by the troupe’s vocalists, musicians and dancers.

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  4. ARTrageous! - Arts Center Holiday Open House Performance

    December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    At the conclusion of Irving Arts Center’s Annual Holiday Open House, ARTrageous will deliver a performance featuring colorful, live painting to rock and pop music inspired by the troupe’s vocalists, musicians and dancers. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30 p.m. No advanced tickets or reservations will be offered.

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  5. “The Nutcracker”

    December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019 @ Carpenter Hall

    Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents their exquisite, annual production of “The Nutcracker” for general audiences, as well as balletomanes who follow the dancers of tomorrow!

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  6. Santa Saturdays with Holiday Cards and Crafts

    December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Don't get caught waiting hours in line for a mall Santa! Take selfies with Santa, make holiday cards and crafts, and enjoy holiday decorations throughout Irving Arts Center.

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  7. Second Sunday Funday: A Holiday of Masterpieces

    December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Every second Sunday, Irving Arts Center hosts Family Funday ? offering free craft projects that are fun for the whole family. Guided tours of the exhibitions will be offered at 2:30 p.m. All supplies are provided.

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  8. “Have Yourself a Broadway Little Christmas”

    December 12, 2019 - December 14, 2019 @ Dupree Theater

    Presented by MainStage. “Have Yourself a Broadway Little Christmas” brings together favorite holiday songs made famous through Broadway shows and movie musicals. Guests will be swept away by hits from Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “Mame,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Songs for a New World,” “Holiday Inn,” Broadway’s “Elf” and many more. The evening will conclude with a holiday sing-along and auction.

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  9. “Holiday in Sound”

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    The Irving Symphonic Band marches into the holidays with the sounds of the season.

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  10. Santa Saturdays with Holiday Cards and Crafts

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Don't get caught waiting hours in line for a mall Santa! Take selfies with Santa, make holiday cards and crafts, and enjoy holiday decorations throughout Irving Arts Center.

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  11. “Home for the Holidays”

    December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Irving Symphony Orchestra rings in the holidays with a performance featuring soprano Haley Sicking, guest artists and The Irving Chorale.

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  12. “Connections: Great American Landscapes”

    December 15, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presented by New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, the program features Jerome Moross’ music for the film “Big Country,” William Grant Still’s “The Far West Suite,” Aaron Copeland’s suite from the ballet “Appalachian Spring” and Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite.”

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  13. “The Nutcracker”

    December 21, 2019, All Day @ Dupree Theater

    The student performance company of Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet in Colleyville, Texas, performs “The Nutcracker.“

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  14. Santa Saturdays with Holiday Cards and Crafts

    December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Don't get caught waiting hours in line for a mall Santa! Take selfies with Santa, make holiday cards and crafts, and enjoy holiday decorations throughout Irving Arts Center.

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  15. Nicholas Newton in Concert

    December 21, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presented by Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. The concert features Nicholas Newton on bass baritone, a holiday sing-along and performances of classical holiday compositions by composers such as Pietro Locatelli and Michael Torke.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Adult ESL Classes: Beginning/Intermediate Levels

    December 5, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for beginning and intermediate levels are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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  2. Adult ESL Classes: Advanced Level

    December 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for the advanced level are on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon-3 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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  3. Adult ESL Classes: Beginning/Intermediate Levels

    December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for beginning and intermediate levels are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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  4. Adult ESL Classes: Advanced Level

    December 11, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for the advanced level are on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon-3 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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  5. Adult ESL Classes: Beginning/Intermediate Levels

    December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for beginning and intermediate levels are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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  6. Adult ESL Classes: Advanced Level

    December 16, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for the advanced level are on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon-3 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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  7. Adult ESL Classes: Beginning/Intermediate Levels

    December 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for beginning and intermediate levels are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ East Branch Library

    December 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  2. Yoga for Success

    December 5, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    Isha Foundation instructors present this series featuring simple yoga for ages 7 years old through adult. The Isha Foundation recommends attending class on an empty stomach. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. This month's programs are on the following Thursdays: Dec. 5, 12, and 19.

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  3. Craftworks: Gnome Place Like Home for the Holidays

    December 6, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Join us to make holiday crafts. For ages 16 and above.

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  4. Global Reads Book Club discusses A Woman is No Man

    December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library

    This month we read and discuss A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum. 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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  5. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ South Irving Library

    December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  6. Conversaciones

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Learn basic English conversation skills in an informal and friendly setting.

    Aprenda habilidades basicás de conversación en inglés en un ambiente informal y amigable.

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  7. Tech Tutor @ West Irving Library

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Computer Lab

    Would you like assistance with your technology questions? Tech Tutor is here to help you:

    Use your tablet or smart phone,
    Learn how to format a resume,
    Set up an email account,
    Download eBooks and audiobooks.

    Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are available by using the online form. Please call the library for more details at (972) 721-2691.

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  8. Winterfest Adults: Holiday-Themed Coloring

    December 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy coloring? Join us for these weekly holiday events with music, themed coloring pages, bookmarks, and holiday cards. All supplies are provided. Adults only.

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  9. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ Valley Ranch Library

    December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  10. Coloring for Grown-Ups

    December 10, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Listen to soothing music and relax while you color. Adults only.

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  11. Meditation Workshop

    December 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and find balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  12. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ West Irving Library

    December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  13. English/Spanish Language Meditation

    December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Discover the inner self and understand your connection to the universe through the practice of meditation. Presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome. This month's dates are on the following Wednesdays: Dec. 4, 11, and 18.

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  14. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ East Branch Library

    December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  15. Yoga for Success

    December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    Isha Foundation instructors present this series featuring simple yoga for ages 7 years old through adult. The Isha Foundation recommends attending class on an empty stomach. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. This month's programs are on the following Thursdays: Dec. 5, 12, and 19.

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  16. (special date) Heritage Senior Center Book Club discusses Shakespearean Plays

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    We're an informal group of book lovers who read and discuss a wide variety of titles, from recent literary bestsellers to classic novels. The group meets at 7 p.m. one Thursday a month at the Heritage Senior Center. In December, we'll discuss any Shakespearean play of your choice.

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  17. Winterfest Adults: Rustic Wooden Christmas Tree Painting Craft

    December 13, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Get in the holiday spirit by painting and distressing your own rustic wooden Christmas trees. All supplies are provided. Adults only.

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  18. Novel Fiction Book Club discusses Bellewether

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Please join us for fun, friendship, and a lively discussion. This book group focuses on novels from a variety of fiction genres. Light refreshments. Reserve your copy of the current month's selection at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.

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  19. Winterfest Adults: Cook the Book Club & Cookie Exchange (registration required)

    December 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us for the Second Annual Winterfest Cookie Exchange on this special date! Choose a cookie or sweets recipe from our featured cookbook to prepare and share at this special version of Cook the Book: A Cooking Book Club. Registration is required. Please stop by the Valley Ranch information desk to sign up and select your recipe. Adults only. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

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  20. Cinema 13* Screening: Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw

    December 14, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch a movie on the big screen! Total opposites Hobbs and Shaw team up to prevent a seemingly indestructible cyber-soldier from eliminating humanity. Rated PG-13. For ages 13 and older.

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  21. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ South Irving Library

    December 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  22. Tech Tutor @ West Irving Library

    December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Computer Lab

    Would you like assistance with your technology questions? Tech Tutor is here to help you:

    Use your tablet or smart phone,
    Learn how to format a resume,
    Set up an email account,
    Download eBooks and audiobooks.

    Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are available by using the online form. Please call the library for more details at (972) 721-2691.

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  23. Winterfest Adults: Holiday-Themed Coloring

    December 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy coloring? Join us for these weekly holiday events with music, themed coloring pages, bookmarks, and holiday cards. All supplies are provided. Adults only.

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  24. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ Valley Ranch Library

    December 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  25. Color Me Calm: Christmas

    December 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    Take some time during this busy season to sit back and relax. Color joyful holiday images during this come-and-go program for adults.

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  26. Meditation Workshop

    December 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and find balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  27. Irving Writers Salon

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    On the third Tuesday of the month, meet fellow local writers interested in sharing their latest works and improving techniques. The group is open to all levels of writers, whether you have a working manuscript or are just starting out on your journey. Writers are encouraged to bring samples of their work to share, but it’s not required. Readers are welcome to join in to listen and provide feedback.

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  28. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ West Irving Library

    December 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  29. English/Spanish Language Meditation

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Discover the inner self and understand your connection to the universe through the practice of meditation. Presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome. This month's dates are on the following Wednesdays: Dec. 4, 11, and 18.

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  30. I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses The Afterlife of Holly Chase

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    A group for YA lovers! This month we're reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase. Seventeen-year-old Holly Chase is selfish and coldhearted and when she's visited by the three Christmas Spirits she doesn't listen. Her fate befalls her and now she must navigate a new existence as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

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  31. Yoga for Success

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    Isha Foundation instructors present this series featuring simple yoga for ages 7 years old through adult. The Isha Foundation recommends attending class on an empty stomach. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. This month's programs are on the following Thursdays: Dec. 5, 12, and 19.

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  32. Winterfest Adults: Holiday-Scented Bath Salt Scrub Craft

    December 20, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Create your own custom scented bath salt scrub. It makes a perfect holiday gift for you or a friend. All supplies are provided. Adults only.

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  33. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ South Irving Library

    December 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  34. Tech Tutor @ West Irving Library

    December 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Computer Lab

    Would you like assistance with your technology questions? Tech Tutor is here to help you:

    Use your tablet or smart phone,
    Learn how to format a resume,
    Set up an email account,
    Download eBooks and audiobooks.

    Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are available by using the online form. Please call the library for more details at (972) 721-2691.

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  35. Winterfest Adults: Holiday-Themed Coloring

    December 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy coloring? Join us for these weekly holiday events with music, themed coloring pages, bookmarks, and holiday cards. All supplies are provided. Adults only.

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  36. Meditation Workshop

    December 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and find balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  37. Winterfest Adults: Snowman Mason Jar Craft

    December 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    During this special craft event, you'll create your own snowman-themed mason jar. All supplies are provided. Adults only.

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  38. Cinema 13* Screening: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    December 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch a movie on the big screen! Based on the bestselling novel by Maria Semple, a mom who seems to have it all suddenly takes off on her own, and her family launches a quest to find her. Rated PG-13. For ages 13 and older.

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  39. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ South Irving Library

    December 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  40. Tech Tutor @ West Irving Library

    December 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Computer Lab

    Would you like assistance with your technology questions? Tech Tutor is here to help you:

    Use your tablet or smart phone,
    Learn how to format a resume,
    Set up an email account,
    Download eBooks and audiobooks.

    Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are available by using the online form. Please call the library for more details at (972) 721-2691.

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  41. Winterfest Adults: Snowman-Themed Coloring

    December 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy coloring? Join us for these weekly holiday events with music, themed coloring pages, bookmarks, and holiday cards. All supplies are provided. Adults only.

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  42. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ Valley Ranch Library

    December 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  43. Meditation Workshop

    December 31, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and find balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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Library Events

  1. Winterfest: Kids Crafternoon (tickets required)

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Kids in grades 1-5 and adults who accompany them are invited to create a craft to enhance problem-solving and creativity. Tickets are required.

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  2. Lit's Alive: Little Women Christmas

    December 7, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic comes alive with carols performed by Smooth Brew musical quartet, hot chocolate, cookies and holiday crafts. Stop by after the City Hall Tree-Lighting ceremony. Part of the Lit’s Alive: Classic Literature Resurrected program series.

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  3. Winterfest: Jingle Bells, Bells, Bells

    December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Families will enjoy an interactive holiday musical concert presented by performer and storyteller Rochelle Rabouin.

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  4. Winterfest Family Movie Matinee: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch this adventure on the big screen, featuring a young girl on a quest to find a magical key in a fantasy world of toys and mice. Rated PG.

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  5. Posadas Holiday Celebration

    December 14, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    The annual Posadas holiday tradition continues with a performance by Ballet Folklorico Dos Tierras, crafts, music, cuisine, and a visit from Dr. René Saldaña, celebrated children’s author of the Mickey Rangel Mysteries series and “The Jumping Tree.”

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  6. Winterfest: Flutasia Holiday Concert

    December 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    Get into the spirit of the season with the Fourth Annual Holiday Concert featuring the Flutasia Flute Choir.

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  7. Winterfest: Pictures with Santa (tickets required)

    December 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    We will bring Santa, and you bring your camera to capture the moment. Tickets are required.

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  8. Party with the Grinch

    December 21, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    With treats, crafts, and play, everyone's hearts will grow three sizes this day! Join us for an afternoon of Grinchy good family fun, including taking photos with the classic character himself. Please bring your own phone or camera to take pictures.

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  9. Libraries Closed

    December 24, 2019, All Day @ East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road.
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Rd.

    Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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  10. Libraries Closed

    December 25, 2019, All Day @ East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road.
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Rd.

    Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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  11. Winterfest Family Movie Matinee: Miracle on 34th Street

    December 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch the classic Miracle on 34th Street on the big screen! Rated PG.

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  12. Noon Year's Eve @ South Irving Library

    December 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Ring in the New Year with a party for pint-sized revelers. Instead of staying up past bedtime, children will be wide awake for a festive countdown to noon. The following locations will host events beginning at the following times:

    10:30 a.m., South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    11 a.m., Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    11:30 a.m., West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

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  13. Winterfest & Noon Year's Eve @ Valley Ranch Library

    December 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us at the final event of Valley Ranch Library's Winterfest 2019 with crafts and a bubbly Noon Year's countdown. The following locations will host events for all ages beginning at the following times:

    10:30 a.m., South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    11 a.m., Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    11:30 a.m., West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

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  14. Noon Year's Eve @ West Irving Library

    December 31, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Ring in the New Year with a party for pint-sized revelers. Instead of staying up past bedtime, children will be wide awake for a festive countdown to noon. The following locations will host events beginning at the following times:

    10:30 a.m., South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    11 a.m., Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    11:30 a.m., West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

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Library Kids

  1. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 5, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  2. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 5, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    For ages birth to 18 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills.

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  3. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 5, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  4. Family Bilingual Storytime @ East Branch Library

    December 5, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays in English and Spanish for young children.

    Cancioncitas, cuentos, y presentaciones con titeres en Espanol y en Ingles para ninos y ninas.

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  5. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 5, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  6. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 6, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA.

    Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  7. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 6, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  8. LEGO My Library

    December 6, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Put your creativity on display as you build with LEGOs!

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  9. Build It with LEGOs

    December 7, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Kids and teens enjoy building a variety of structures with LEGOs, bristle blocks, connection straws, and more.

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  10. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 9, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages birth to 15 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

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  11. Play & Learn Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 9, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA of Irving. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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  12. Toddler Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 9, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Toddlers ages 1-3 years old will enjoy this program full of stories, songs, fingerplays, and a lot of movement. Get ready for fun!

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  13. Art in 30: Air-Dried Clay Pots

    December 9, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    After a reading from The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, children make an air-dried clay pot in the style of artist Juan Quezada.

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  14. Family STREAM Storytime @ East Branch Library

    December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Join us for an early literacy storytime promoting STREAM, which includes one or more activities in the following areas: science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and mathematics, followed by free play time.

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  15. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA.

    Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  16. Preschool Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    For ages 3 to 6 years old. This program features stories, songs, puppet shows, and crafts. On the third Tuesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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  17. Play, Learn, Grow Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. This storytime offers a variety of interactive stations for children to learn and explore with a caregiver.

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  18. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 10, 2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA.

    Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  19. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 18 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills.

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  20. Toddler Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddlers and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and movement. On the third Wednesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual.

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  21. Toddler Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 3 years old. This interactive program includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

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  22. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  23. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    For ages birth to 18 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills.

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  24. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 12, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  25. Family Bilingual Storytime @ East Branch Library

    December 12, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays in English and Spanish for young children.

    Cancioncitas, cuentos, y presentaciones con titeres en Espanol y en Ingles para ninos y ninas.

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  26. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  27. Ready, Set, BUILD! Free Play LEGOs and Coding Time

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library

    This come-and-go building event for families includes free play with LEGOs and coding toys. Ages 18 months and up. DUPLO building bricks are provided for children ages 4 years and younger.

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  28. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA.

    Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  29. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  30. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages birth to 15 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

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  31. Play & Learn Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA of Irving. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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  32. Toddler Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Toddlers ages 1-3 years old will enjoy this program full of stories, songs, fingerplays, and a lot of movement. Get ready for fun!

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  33. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA.

    Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  34. Preschool Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    For ages 3 to 6 years old. This program features stories, songs, puppet shows, and crafts. On the third Tuesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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  35. Play, Learn, Grow Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. This storytime offers a variety of interactive stations for children to learn and explore with a caregiver.

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  36. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 17, 2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA.

    Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  37. Family Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

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  38. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 18 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills.

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  39. Toddler Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddlers and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and movement. On the third Wednesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual.

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  40. Toddler Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 3 years old. This interactive program includes stories, songs, and fingerplays. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

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  41. Craftworks, Junior: Holiday Crafts

    December 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Junior crafters will make a variety of holiday crafts and treats this month!

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  42. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  43. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    For ages birth to 18 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills.

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  44. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 19, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  45. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  46. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA.

    Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  47. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  48. Art Attack

    December 20, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Kids in grades K-5 unleash their creativity as we explore different art techniques.

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  49. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks discusses Geronimo Stilton's The Enormouse Pearl Heist

    December 21, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    Grades 1-3 discuss a travel-themed book and participate in related activities, including a craft. This month's selection is The Enormouse Pearl Heist by Geronimo Stilton. Free chapter books are given out monthly. Limited to the first 10 children. This book club meets on the 2nd floor in Study Room C.

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  50. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages birth to 15 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

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  51. Toddler Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Toddlers ages 1-3 years old will enjoy this program full of stories, songs, fingerplays, and a lot of movement. Get ready for fun!

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  52. Family Movie Time: Abominable

    December 23, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Enjoy this movie on the big screen, which features a trio of teenagers helping a friendly creature get back home. Rated PG.

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  53. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  54. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    For ages birth to 18 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills.

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  55. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 26, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  56. Family Movie Time: Angry Birds 2

    December 26, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Enjoy this movie on the big screen, featuring more of the epic battle based on the bestselling video game. Rated PG.

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  57. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  58. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  59. Family Movie Time: Dora and the Lost CIty of Gold

    December 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Enjoy this live-action movie on the big screen, which features the famous teenage explorer, along with her friends, as they journey to rescue her parents and uncover a hidden city. Rated PG.

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  60. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages birth to 15 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

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  61. Play & Learn Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA of Irving. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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  62. Toddler Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Toddlers ages 1-3 years old will enjoy this program full of stories, songs, fingerplays, and a lot of movement. Get ready for fun!

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  63. Preschool Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    For ages 3 to 6 years old. This program features stories, songs, puppet shows, and crafts. On the third Tuesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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Library Teens

  1. Winterfest Teens: Gingerbread House Decorating (tickets required)

    December 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us this winter season to try your hand at architecture ... using sweets! Get into the holiday spirit by making a delicious gingerbread house. Space is limited. Tickets are required. Grades 6-12.

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  2. Science & More: Snow Slime Lab

    December 9, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and science is so delightful ... the library is the place to go ... create some snow, let it snow, watch it snow! This month, explore the science of polymers while creating a winter wonderland! For grades 6-8.

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  3. Winterfest Teens: STEM Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

    December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Ever wonder how ice cream gets made? We'll recreate the process using plastic baggies, ice, and sugar! Supplies are limited. Grades 6-12.

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  4. Middle School & More

    December 13, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    Want to help plan middle school programs for the South Irving Library, meet new friends and authors, and earn volunteer hours for school? To join, turn in a completed M&M application. Meetings are held once a month on select Fridays at 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Zone at the South Irving Library. Open to students in grades 6-8. For more information, please call (972) 721-2608.

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  5. Harry Potter Yule Ball

    December 14, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Attention, Muggles and Wizards! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for our 5th annual Harry Potter Yule Ball celebration. Dress as your favorite character or in your best dress robes. We'll enjoy a screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, pizza, crafts, and an Escape Room!

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  6. Crafty Cabs & More: Button Up

    December 16, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    Hey, it's cold outside ... so button up and warm up with holiday cheer! Spruce up a mini-canvas or a card with buttons and create a work of art to deck your halls or give as a gift. For grades 6-8.

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  7. Winterfest Teens: Nightmare Before Christmas Party

    December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Love Halloween and Christmas? So do we! Join us for a spooky winter holiday party where we'll eat snacks while creating ornaments. Supplies are limited. Grades 6-12.

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  8. Winterfest Teens: Salt Snowflake Painting

    December 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Christmas may be over, but we can keep up the holiday spirit and welcome in the new year by painting salt snowflakes. Grades 6-12.

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Meetings

  1. ICVB Board & Business Development Committee

    December 6, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room

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  2. Parks and Recreation Board

    December 9, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  3. Complete Count Committee

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Study

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  4. Advisory Committee on Disabilities

    December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  5. ICVB Executive Committee

    December 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room

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  6. ICVB Board

    December 16, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Comedy Night

    December 6, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    We welcome anyone 18 years and up to join us for an evening full of laughter with comedian Rikki Bett. Light refreshments will be served.

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  2. Centennial Park Lights

    December 7, 2019 - December 25, 2019 @ Centennial Park

    Irving’s Centennial Park is lit up for the holidays. The free light display affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District, Centennial Park.

    The park is decorated with 60,000 lights on the fences, trees and bridge, and walkways are lighted on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. This holiday tradition is staffed 24/7. On-duty employees wear uniforms day and night, clearly identifying them as city staff, and visitors can ask any questions they have about the decorations.

    Portable restrooms are available. No bike riding through the display.

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  3. Frosty Chill Christmas

    December 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    Join us for a morning of delectable fun as children ages 3-6 will decorate cookies they can eat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by Dec. 10. Cost is $5 per child.

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  4. Holiday in the Heritage

    December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    An all ages wonder-filled evening of holiday entertainment by the Heritage Singers, Heritage Tappers, craft vendors, Gingerbread House craft workshop, carriage rides and visits with Santa! Registration required for the Gingerbread House workshop by Dec. 6.

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  5. Winter Carnival

    December 13, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center

    Children ages 12 and younger are invited to celebrate the winter holiday with an evening of fun and games. Activities will include carnival games, a bounce house and cakewalk and gingerbread BUILLDIN.

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  6. Breakfast with Santa

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Mustang Park Recreation Center

    Kids ages 10 and younger will enjoy a delicious breakfast, pictures with Santa, and holiday surprises! Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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  7. Game Time Jam

    December 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Middle school and high school students can compete against friends in a video game tournament to win prizes. Play the newest versions of your favorite sports games, including FIFA20, 2K20 and Madden 20. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided.

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  8. Heritage Senior Center Christmas Party

    December 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Step into Christmas with a morning of entertainment and goodies. Music will be provided by the New Horizons Symphonic Band while the stockings are hung and participants await the arrival of Santa! For Heritage members and their families. Admission is free. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

    Lunch prices: There is a suggested donation of $1 for persons age 60 and older and a mandatory fee of $6.25 for diners younger than age 60.

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  9. Teen Holiday Celebration

    December 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Teens can celebrate the beginning of winter break with tasty treats, hot cocoa, music and fun! Play our holiday trivia and you can be rewarded with a prize from one of Santa’s elves.

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  10. Gingerbread House Making

    December 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    An inter-generational event for families to create a gingerbread house of their own. Please note that it can get a little messy with the frosting, sweets and graham crackers, especially with little ones. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required.

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Special Events

  1. Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

    December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

    The City of Irving welcomes the season with the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting.

    New this year: lights! Parade-goers can expect a lit-up procession of floats traveling through the historic Heritage District in downtown Irving. Immediately following the parade, the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show will take place outside City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. Ecosystems of North Texas

    December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    What did Irving look like 300 years ago? How many species live Texas? Learn about the natural ecosystems in the great state of Texas.

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Water Utilities Training

  1. Utility Safety

    December 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - December 6, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Valley View Municipal Complex

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