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Animal Services

  1. Affordable Spay/Neuter Transport from Irving Animal Care Campus

    December 14, 2016, 7:00 AM - 7:05 AM @ Irving Animal Care Campus

    Drop off at 7 a.m., and pick up same day. Contact Spay Neuter Network to schedule an appointment and get additional information.

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  2. Home for the Holidays Adopt-a-thon

    December 17, 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Adoption Kennels

    Come to the Irving Animal Care Campus on Saturday, Dec. 17 and adopt a pet for only $15. Help homeless shelter pets find a Home for the Holidays!

    Animals being adopted will be:

    • Up-to-date on vaccinations, including rabies if the animal is more than four months of age.
    • Spayed or neutered.
    • Given a general dewormer and treated for fleas and ticks.
    • Microchipped and registered with 24PetWatch.
    • Heartworm tested (dogs over 6 months of age).
    • FeLV / FIV tested (cats over 6 months of age).
    • Given 30 days of 24PetWatch pet insurance (with a valid email address).
    • Given a sample bag of Science Diet food.

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Holidays

  1. Holiday Closings

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017 @ Various city facilities

    There will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Dec. 23, 26 and Jan 2. In addition the following facilities will be closed:

    • City offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and Jan. 2. 
    • The Hunter Ferrell Landfill, libraries and recreation centers will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1. Libraries and recreation centers will close at 1 p.m. Dec. 31. 
    • The Heritage Senior Center and Heritage Aquatic Center will be closed Dec. 23-26 and Jan. 2
    • The North Lake Aquatic Center will be closed Dec. 19-Jan. 2. 
    • The Irving Arts Center will be closed from Dec. 23-26 and Jan. 1-2.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    December 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 @ Irving Arts Center

  2. Irving Arts Center: Upcoming Performances

    December 10, 2016 - December 17, 2016 @ Irving Arts Center

    Dec. 10 | Home for the Holidays with the Texas State Men and Boys Choir, Irving Symphony Orchestra
    7:30 p.m. | $38-$49

    Dec. 11 | The Nutcracker Returns, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving
    3:30 p.m. | $10-$20

    Dec. 16 | Holiday in Sound, Irving Symphonic Band
    7:30 p.m. | $6-$12

    Dec. 17 | Holiday Safari, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

    8 p.m. | $

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  3. Make Merry! Bonus Family Fundays

    December 10, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    December offers extra chances to for family fun at Holiday Fundays. Snap a pic with Santa, create environmentally friendly holiday crafts and make greeting cards with the Irving Art Association.

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  4. Second Sunday Funday “Tossed and Found”

    December 11, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    Fun for all ages, celebrate a Green Christmas by making art from recycled objects. All supplies provided.

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  5. Family Film Fest – Eco-Friendly Family Favorites: The Lorax

    December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Dupree Theater

    Irving Arts Center sparkles with the magical sights and sounds of Christmas in December. Go Green for the Holidays by enjoying eco-friendly family favorites on the big screen in the Dupree Theater.

    Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (2013)
    Rated PG, 86 min.
    This animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams.

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  6. Make Merry! Bonus Family Fundays

    December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    December offers extra chances to for family fun at Holiday Fundays. Snap a pic with Santa, create environmentally friendly holiday crafts and make greeting cards with the Irving Art Association.

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  7. Family Film Fest – Eco-Friendly Family Favorites: Happy Feet

    December 18, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Dupree Theater

    Irving Arts Center sparkles with the magical sights and sounds of Christmas in December. Go Green for the Holidays by enjoying eco-friendly family favorites on the big screen in the Dupree Theater.

    Happy Feet (2006)
    Rated PG, 109 min.
    In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he’ll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves.

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Keep Irving Beautiful

  1. KIB Staff Visits West Irving Library

    December 16, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ West Irving Library

    KIB will have a table set up to encourage volunteering and information about recycling.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. American Sign Language Conversation Table

    December 14, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    All ages, abilities, and levels of experience are welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons.

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  2. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

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

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  3. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    December 15, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

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

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  4. American Sign Language Conversation Table

    December 21, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    All ages, abilities, and levels of experience are welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons.

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  5. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    December 21, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

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

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  6. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    December 22, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

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

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  7. American Sign Language Conversation Table

    December 28, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    All ages, abilities, and levels of experience are welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons.

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  8. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    December 28, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

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

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  9. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    December 29, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

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

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Friends of the Irving Public Library Book Sale

    December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    Open to the public. The Friends of the Irving Public Library is a nonprofit organization with individuals dedicated to supporting and enhancing the library.

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  2. Whirled Tour: American Contra Dance

    December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Get out your dancing shoes (or sneakers) and join us for a year-long tour of world cultures through dance. We’re starting the journey right here in the U.S. with American contra dance. Contra is a folk dance made up of two lines of dancers who progress up and down the lines through the course of the dance. A caller teaches the sequence of figures in the dance before the music starts. Come join the fun as our guest caller, Linda Mrosko, introduces us to the steps. No partner or previous dance experience required. Ages 12 and up.

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  3. Adult Game Time

    December 12, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

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

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  4. Color Me Calm

    December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy adults' coloring books? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy light refreshments, soothing music and the joys of coloring. For adults.

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  5. Adult Coloring Time

    December 13, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ West Irving Library Activity Room

    Do you enjoy adults' coloring books? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy light refreshments, soothing music and the joys of coloring. For adults.

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  6. Meditation Workshop

    December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation conducts free weekly sessions and workshops every Tuesday at West Irving Library from 7 to 8 p.m.

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  7. Heritage Book Club discusses The Princess Bride

    December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    This month we read and discuss William Goldman's modern classic, The Princess Bride. We are in informal group of book lovers who meet at the Heritage Senior Center library area the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

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  8. Trivia on the Patio: Merry Trivia

    December 15, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ West Irving Library Patio

    Adults and teens 16 and up. Every other Thursday, join fellow trivia lovers for a friendly game show contest to see who really knows it all in a variety of topics, from world history to pop culture.

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  9. Craftworks: Sea Salt Luminaries

    December 16, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Ages 16 and up. Today we'll create sea salt luminaries that you'll enjoy displaying all year long! This twice-monthly program is for the crafty and not-so-crafty. We'll provide supplies, while they last.

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  10. Global Reads Book Club discusses Snow

    December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    This month we read and discuss Snow by Orhan Pamuk. 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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  11. Adult Game Time

    December 19, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

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

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  12. Live To Read Book Club discusses Unwind: Seven Principles for a Stress-Free Life

    December 19, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    This month we read and discuss Unwind: Seven Principles for a Stress-Free Life by Michael Olpin. Do you enjoy reading books that improve your body, mind and spirit? Do you believe a book can change your life? Every month the Live to Read Book Club discusses a recently published health and self-help book. Drop-ins welcome!

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  13. Color Me Calm: Christmas Wonders

    December 20, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

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

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  14. Irving Writers Salon

    December 20, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Activity Room

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

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  15. Meditation Workshop

    December 20, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation conducts free weekly sessions and workshops every Tuesday at West Irving Library from 7 to 8 p.m.

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  16. I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses Such a Rush

    December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This month's book is Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols. High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying, which allows her to forget her absentee mother and life in a South Carolina trailer park, but when Grayson, the son of her deceased flight instructor, blackmails her into working for him and his brother Alec, the consequences could be deadly. I "Heart" YA is a book club for those of us who can't get enough of Young Adult literature. Come connect with fellow readers as we discuss a wide range of YA books. Refreshments will be served. Adults and teens are welcome.

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  17. Adult Game Time

    December 26, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

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

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  18. Meditation Workshop

    December 27, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Activity Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation conducts free weekly sessions and workshops every Tuesday at West Irving Library from 7 to 8 p.m.

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  19. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Readers' Choice

    December 27, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    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.

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Library Events

  1. Posadas

    December 10, 2016, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Join us for Posadas featuring René Colato Laínez, Salvadoran award-winning author of many multicultural children's books. Musical entertainment provided by Mariachi Espuelas de Plata and Ballet Folklorico Dos Tierras.

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  2. Hour of Code

    December 10, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Computer Lab

    Discover what it takes to program computers through online tutorials and in-person instructions. All ages welcome.

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  3. Hour of Code

    December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Computer Lab

    Discover what it takes to program computers through online tutorials and in-person instructions. All ages welcome.

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  4. A Very Merry Star Wars Christmas: The Holiday Strikes Back

    December 17, 2016, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

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

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  5. Library Closed: Christmas

    December 24, 2016, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    All Irving Libraries will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday.

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  6. Library Closed: Christmas

    December 25, 2016, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    All Irving Libraries will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday.

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Library Kids

  1. Family Movie Matinee: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    December 10, 2016, 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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  2. Build a Gingerbread House for Kids

    December 10, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Each family will be given the makings to create a special gingerbread house to take home or include in a holiday display at the library! All ages.

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  3. Family Movie: The BFG

    December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

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

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  4. Family Movie: The BFG

    December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

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

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  5. Build It with LEGO

    December 14, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    A fun come-and-go free-play event. Ages 4 and up.

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  6. Science in 30: Snow Science

    December 17, 2016, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Learn about the cool science of polymers and create fake snow using mostly household materials. In this program series, students ages 4-12 explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time!

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  7. Family Movie Matinee: A Christmas Story

    December 17, 2016, 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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  8. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition

    December 17, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    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. This month's selection is Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition by Sara Pennypacker. The Flat Stanley character was originally created by Jeff Brown.

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  9. Kids Only Book Club discusses The BFG

    December 17, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This month, we discuss The BFG by Roald Dahl, the 2016 Irving Reads book selection. The Kids Only Book Club is for grades 3-6 to discuss books and participate in activities. Free copies of next month's book are given out at each meeting.

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  10. Children's Holiday Ornament Crafts

    December 19, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Create 3D ornaments from construction paper and decorate them with crayons, stickers, markers and more.

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  11. Holiday Movie Time: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    December 19, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Families enjoy a holiday movie and a free candy cane. Please call the library for the movie title. All ages.

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  12. Children's Holiday Card Crafts

    December 20, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Make a 3D paper tree and decorate holiday cards using die-cut shapes, stamps and more.

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  13. Holiday Crafts for Kids and Teens

    December 20, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Kids and teens will make fun and easy holiday crafts to keep or give! Supplies provided.

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  14. Holiday Movie Time: Ice Age Christmas

    December 21, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Families enjoy a holiday movie and a free candy cane. Please call the library for the movie title. All ages.

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  15. Family Movie: Secret Life of Pets

    December 21, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Enjoy the movie The Secret Life of Pets (rated PG) and light refreshments.

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  16. Build It with LEGO

    December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    A fun come-and-go free-play event. Ages 4 and up.

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  17. Build It with LEGO

    December 22, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Kids and teens enjoy making structures with LEGOs, bristle blocks, connection straws and more. All ages.

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  18. Children's Reindeer Crafts

    December 22, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Make a reindeer mask and a mobile.

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  19. Holiday Movie Time: A Muppet Christmas

    December 23, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Families enjoy a holiday movie and a free candy cane. Please call the library for the movie title. All ages.

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  20. Children's Gingerbread-Themed Crafts

    December 26, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Make a door hanger, custom box and coloring pages.

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  21. Children's Snow-Themed Crafts

    December 27, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Make a bookmark, paper snow globe and snowflakes.

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  22. Science in 30: Snow Science

    December 28, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Learn about the cool science of polymers and create fake snow using mostly household materials. In this program series, students ages 4-12 explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time!

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  23. Parent-Child Book Club discusses Greenglass House

    December 28, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    This month we discuss Greenglass House by Kate Milford. Kids in grades 3-7 and parents read the same title and gather for light refreshments and a discussion of the book. Check out your copy at the Information Desk. Copies are limited. Library card required.

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  24. Children's New Year's Crafts

    December 29, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Make a New Year's hat and a noisemaker.

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  25. Noon Year's Eve Party

    December 31, 2016, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Bring your kids to enjoy the fun part of New Year's, without missing any sleep. Ages 2-8 are invited to join us in a special celebration of New Year's Eve with crafts, snacks and an extra special countdown leading up to NOON.

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  26. Family Movie Matinee

    December 31, 2016, 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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Library Teens

  1. Cinema 13: Independence Day Resurgence

    December 10, 2016, 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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  2. Teen Yule Ball

    December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Attention Muggles and Wizards! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for our Harry Potter Yule Ball celebration. Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character or in your best dress robes. We'll also enjoy refreshments, Harry Potter themed crafts, table Quidditch and a golden snitch hunt throughout the library!

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  3. Anime Club

    December 12, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    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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  4. Middle School and More Student Action Group

    December 13, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    Open to tweens in grades 6-8. Want to help plan middle school programs, meet new friends & authors, and earn volunteer hours? Stop by the South Irving Library and fill out an application, then join us for our monthly meetings and snacks!

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  5. Altered Book Holiday Card Making

    December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ East Branch Library Clinic Lobby

    Teens, tweens and adults make holiday cards from recycled books and other materials. Ages 10 and up.

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  6. Middle School Build: Giant Lite Bright

    December 15, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    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 6-8.

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  7. TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting

    December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Have great ideas for teen programs? Need volunteer hours? Join us for our next meeting! TAB is open to teens in grades 9-12.

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  8. Valley Ranch GO! Teen Gaming Night

    December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Want to Just Dance? Brawl with Bowser? Catch another Caterpie? Now you can at Valley Ranch during our NEW teen game night, featuring XBox One and Wii games. Open to grades 6-12.

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  9. High Voltage Teen Book Club discusses What Light

    December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    This month, we discuss What Light by Jay Asher. High Voltage Teen Book Club is for students in grades 9 and above.

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  10. Cinema 13: Star Wars - The Force Awakens

    December 17, 2016, 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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  11. Crafty Cabs & More: Pokemon Ho Ho Ho

    December 20, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    Calling all members of Team Mystic, Team Instinct and Team Valor! Head to your favorite PokéStop to build up your Pokédex with Pokémon ornaments and corner bookmarks. Open to grades 6-8.

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  12. Middle School Build: Giant Lite Bright

    December 22, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    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 6-8.

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  13. Anime Club

    December 27, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    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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  14. Young Adult Library Leaders (Y'ALL)

    December 28, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 11-18. Join us for feedback on teen events and a fun activity.

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  15. Middle School Build: Giant Lite Bright

    December 29, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    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 6-8.

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Meetings

  1. Parks and Recreation Board

    December 12, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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  2. Community Services and Public Safety Committee

    December 14, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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  3. Housing and Human Services Board

    December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  4. Advisory Committee on Disabilities

    December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  5. Youth Council

    December 15, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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  6. ICVB Board Executive Committee

    December 16, 2016, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  7. ICVB Board

    December 19, 2016, 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Teen Jam: Glow in the Dark Jam

    December 10, 2016, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Get your glow on, as we light it up for the holidays. Participants can get creative using invisible body paint to see who is the most colorful when the lights go out! A stocking full of goodies, or a present may be waiting for you. Complimentary food and soda will be provided. (Note: clothes may get messy; please dress appropriately for this activity.) This event is open to middle and high school students only. Free admission with a valid IPAR card or school ID.

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  2. Gingerbread House Making

    December 15, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 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. Cost is $10 per house. Registration deadline is Dec. 14.

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  3. Letters to Santa

    December 16, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center

    Children ages 12 and younger can create and hand deliver a letter to Santa. There will be music, arts and crafts, pictures and refreshments to add to the festivities. Cost is $5 per child. Registration deadline is Dec. 8.

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  4. Edible Christmas Craft

    December 16, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    Join us for a morning of delectable fun as children ages 3-6 will enjoy making holiday treats they can eat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by Dec. 13. Cost is $5 per child.

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  5. Christmas with the King

    December 17, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Spend an evening this holiday season with The King himself.

    Actor Ryan Pelton, who starred in the movie "The Identical," and Top Ten Elvis Tribute Artist David Allen will entertain the audience with a collection of Elvis Presley's biggest hits.

    Tickets are not available at the Heritage Senior Center. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (317) 341-5800.

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Parks and Rec - AquaStars

  1. December AquaStars

    December 11, 2016, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Heritage Aquatic Center

    The program is custom-designed to children with special needs, ages 18 and younger. AquaStars participants must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. On a monthly basis, 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. Best of all, participants will only pay the standard admission rate.

    The safety of AquaStars guests is paramount to program organizers. The Heritage Aquatic Center’s pool boasts features including an accessible ramp, accessible chair lift and water chair, making it an ideal location to pilot the AquaStars program. The city will provide the appropriate lifeguard and staffing ratios, as well as access to waterproof wheelchairs.

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Parks and Rec - Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    December 19, 2016 - December 21, 2016 @ North Lake Aquatic Center

    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 Aquatics Supervisor Lynn Harper at (972) 721-2718.

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  2. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    December 27, 2016 - December 29, 2016 @ North Lake Aquatic Center

    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 Aquatics Supervisor Lynn Harper at (972) 721-2718.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. WAITING LIST ONLY: Crafts for the Holidays: Creating a Mosaic from Reclaimed Materials

    December 10, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Location provided upon registration

    Please note: This class is full. Interested individuals can sign up for the waiting list, and they will be notified if an opening occurs.

    The holidays should be a time of reflection and celebration. Celebrate the holidays by creating a mosaic made from reclaimed materials, including glass and ceramic pieces. Students will be guided through the process of mosaics and will discuss other ways to reduce their impact on the environment, particularly during the holidays. Door prizes will be given as well. Seating is limited and preregistration is required.

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