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Irving Public Library


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801 W. Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060

Tel: 972/721-3502
Fax: 972/721-8040
http://cityofirving.org/library/

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

Midweek Mysteries Book Club discusses Roaring 20's Mysteries

Bring a sack lunch and come prepared to engage in the Great Gab Fest about your favorite 1920's whodunnits and cozy crime novels. The Midweek Mysteries book club meets monthly at the Irving Central Library.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

First Look Book Club Reads Dave at Night

Kids in grades 3 through 6 will discuss Gail Carson Levine's award winning novel, Dave at Night with fun activities and snacks.

Event Location: Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX 75063

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald's Fabulous Festival - Big Read Kick-off

The month-long celebration of reading and community kicks off with food, fun and crafts inspired by the 1920's Harlem Renaissance. Activities include games, face painting, historic automobiles on display and live music. Copies of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine will be given out free to the attendees.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Absolutely Fabulous Magic Show and Kick-off

Be astonished by a Houdini inspired magic show featuring James Wand, a world renowned magician and entertainer at the West Library Big Read kick-off event. Copies of the 2013 Big Read novels will be given out to the public.

Event Location: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road, Irving, TX 75062

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Diva Dogs and the Great Cats-by

Dress your dog (or cat, turtle, or even guinea pig) up in their best finery and join us on the patio for an afternoon of fun. The pet party features a short parade walk by the canal, snacks for the pets, games and activities for all ages. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed pet, best dressed owner/pet duo, best pet trick, and more. Copies of the Big Read 2013 novel, The Great Gatsby will be given out.

Event Location: Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX 75063

Date: Sun, Oct 6, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Bedtime Bear Stories with Winnie the Pooh

Put on your pj's and bring along your favorite stuffed toy to hear a bedtime story about a famous bear who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Event Location: East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road, Suite 103, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Movie Night - The Great Gatsby

Take a date to the Central Library's picture palace and revisit the roaring '20s in the Robert Redford and Mia Farrow classic. (rated PG, 1974)

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Bear Stories with Winnie the Pooh

Families are invited to a storytime about a famous bear who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Bear Stories with Winnie the Pooh

Toddlers and their families are invited to enjoy bear stories with a special visit from Winnie the Pooh.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

Pooh Bilingual Storytime

Bring along your favorite stuffed toy to a storytime about a famous bear who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Swim, Film and Float

Take a dip and watch movies featuring a heroic Alaskan wolfdog and the world's most famous mouse at this cool indoor pool party for families.

Event Location: Heritage Aquatic Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Global Friends Reading Circle discusses The Great Gatsby

Read The Great Gatsby and join in on the Great Gab Fest at the Global Friends Book Circle. This book club is open to the public and meets every month at the West Irving Library.

Event Location: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road, Irving, TX 75062

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Irving Chautauqua Presents Swing!

Come see the Dallas Swing Dance Society strut their stuff while demonstrating the wild and daring dances that epitomized the ragtime era. Presented as part of the monthly Irving Chautauqua series of programs. Visit www.dsds.org for details on the Dance Society.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Gail Carson Levine Visit

Newberry Award honoree author Gail Carson Levine will talk about Dave at Night, her highly acclaimed story about a young orphan who finds a place to belong in New York's Harlem Renaissance. An autograph session will follow the event. For more information call (972) 721-4612.

Event Location: Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX 75063

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Getting Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Silver Screen

TCU Film-Television-Digital Media Professor Joan McGettigan explores Hollywood's fascination with F. Scott Fitzgerald's elusive character in this multi-media presentation. Clips from the many film adaptations of the novel will be shown and the audience is asked to give their thumbs up or thumbs down.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Absolutely Fabulous Magic Show

Be astonished by a Houdini-inspired magic show featuring James Wand, a world-renowned magician and entertainer.

Event Location: East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Rd., Suite 103, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Rise and Fall of F. Scott Fitzgerald with Elliot Engel

Dr. Elliot Engel will discuss how Fitzgerald's creative genius, lavish and fated marriage to wife Zelda and literary works are essentially linked to the modern day view of the Roaring Twenties. Arrive early as free tours of the Scouting Museum are offered between 5 and 7 p.m. The museum features a large collection of Norman Rockwell original paintings.

Event Location: National Scouting Museum, 1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Bring along your favorite stuffed toy to a storytime about a famous bear who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Bring along your favorite stuffed toy to a storytime about a famous bear who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: The Great Gatsby

TeenScene Movie: The Great Gatsby

A lovelorn millionaire throws lavish parties in 1920s Long Island in this recently released star-studded adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Rated PG-13.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Bright Young Things with Anna Godbersen

Are you a flapper, socialite or a Broadway baby? Anna Godbersen, young author of the fiction series Bright Young Things will be on hand to talk about what inspired her hit series about the glamour, romance, and adventure of life during the days of speakeasies and red-hot jazz. An autograph session follows the event.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Heritage Book Club discusses The Great Gatsby

Read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, then join in the Great Gab Fest at the Heritage Book Club.

Event Location: Heritage Senior Center, 200 S Jefferson St, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Absolutely Fabulous Magic Show

Be astonished by a Houdini-inspired magic show featuring James Wand, a world-renowned magician and entertainer.

Event Location: Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX 75063

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Families are invited to a storytime about a famous bear with a rumbly tumbly who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Event Location: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road, Irving, TX 75062

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Families are invited to a storytime about a famous bear with a rumbly tumbly who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Event Location: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road, Irving, TX 75062

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Roaring 20s Movie Marathon

There will be plenty of juice and the joint is jumpin' with classic cinematic entertainment at the Central Library. Order up a mocktail and enjoy a marathon of films inspired by stories from the 1920's featuring stars like Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Orson Wells. For the full movie line-up, call (972) 721-4612.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Stroll Along the Boardwalk at Canal Fest 2013

Take a stroll along the Lake Carolyn Promenade and visit the Library's Big Read booth at Irving's Canal Fest. From 1 to 4 p.m. receive your free copy of The Great Gatsby and see a collection of Jazz Age works created by local artists.

Event Location: Las Colinas Urban District, 200 E Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Pooh Party!

Celebrate the famous bear from the Hundred Acre Wood with a party, crafts and plenty of snacks for the rumbly in your tumbly.

Event Location: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road, Irving, TX 75062

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Family Matinee Movie: The Great Gatsby

Lovelorn millionaire throws lavish parties in 1920s Long Island, in this star-studded recently released romance. Rated PG-13.

Event Location: Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Kids Only Book Club Read Dave at Night

Kids in grades 3 through 6 will discuss Big Read alternative title Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Gatsby Tea and Talk with Milton Cohen

Visit the historic Irving Heritage House, for Gatsby: Myths and Misconceptions, a talk lead by UT Dallas Professor and Fitzgerald expert Milton Cohen. Tea and finger sandwiches will be served. Sponsored by the Irving Heritage Society and Irving Public Library. For more information call(972) 721-4612.

Event Location: Irving Heritage House, 303 South O'Connor, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Children are invited to listen to stories, sing songs and make musical instruments at this special storytime inspired by the Jazz era.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Children are invited to listen to stories, sing songs and make musical instruments at this special storytime inspired by the Jazz era.

Event Location: East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Children are invited to listen to stories, sing songs and make musical instruments at this special storytime inspired by the Jazz era.

Event Location: Irving Central Library, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Valley Ranch Reads! discusses The Great Gatsby

The community is invited to Valley Ranch Reads! to join in the Great Gab Fest to discuss this year's Big Read novel, The Great Gatsby.

Event Location: Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX 75063

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Hot Jazz and Classic Cars at Whistlestop Plaza

Sing and swing to the hot jazz stylings of 2TONE Band along with some cool blues as part of the free performance series at the Whistlestop Plaza in historic downtown Irving. Local auto enthusiasts will be on hand showing their historic and collectable cars. Copies of The Great Gatsby will be given out free to the public.

Event Location: Whistlestop Plaza, 200 N. Main St. , Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Haunted Hall at Central Library

Enjoy an evening of tricks and treats, crafts, games, balloon animals and face painting for the entire family. Then get in line for Gatsby's Haunted Hall, with mischievous costumed characters from Fitzgerald's immortal novel, spooky animatronics and eerie scenes that will make you shout, "Jeepers Creepers!"

Event Location: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Gatsby's Great Games

Children will learn and participate in play games from the 1920s, including checkers, jacks, yo-yos, jumprope, hopscotch and more.

Event Location: East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road, Suite 103, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

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