National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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/

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

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Events

Boo's Cards Teen Art Contest

Teens, grades 6-12, are invited to participate in Boo's Card Teen Art Contest. Submit a trading-card size piece of art inspired by the classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Entries will be judged on theme, originality, and design. Make one, make two or a whole set; it's up to you! Entries are accepted from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1. Rules and entry forms are available at all library locations or online at www.cityofirving.org/library.

Event Location: All Irving Library Locations, Irving, TX

Date: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper's Bazaar - The Big Read Kickoff 2014

Experience a slice of 1930's life with our Harper's Bazaar Kickoff event. Guests will travel back to a small town country fair with food, face painting, animals, vendors, games and storytelling. Live music performances by the Ben Washington Baptist Church Choir and David Mahler (hammered dulcimer). Tour the museums at the Heritage Center and pick up this year's Big Read title, To Kill a Mockingbird, distributed by the Friends of Irving Public Library.

Event Location: Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, 3925 Jackson St., Irving, TX 75061

Date: Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Children's Craft: Building a Birdhouse

Children are invited to try their crafting skills in making a wooden birdhouse. Sponsored by Lowe's.

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

Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Family Movie - The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Families are invited to watch the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (2013), based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Midweek Mysteries discuss To Kill a Mockingbird

Our intrepid mystery lovers will discuss Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird at this event. Guests may bring their own lunch, and drinks and a sweet treat will be provided.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

First Look Book Club discusses The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963

Children in grades 3 to 6 are invited to a fun and informal discussion of Christopher Paul Curtis' award winning novel, The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Family Movie - The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Families are invited to watch the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (2013), based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Family Movie - The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Families are invited to watch the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (2013), based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Meet the Sneetches

Children are invited to a party with the Sneetches, characters from the Dr. Seuss tale about racial tolerance.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

TeenScene Movie Event - To Kill a Mockingbird

Teens and families are invited to an outdoor showing of the 1962 classic movie To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck, based on the novel by Harper Lee.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Walking with the Power of One

Join us for a Storytime Story Walk in the library, and learn about the power of One. 'When no one takes a stand, things get out of hand. Until One comes along.' Storytime is for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Related crafts and activities to follow.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Bird Storytime and Craft

Preschoolers and their families are invited to this special Big Read storytime on the theme of birds.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Christopher Paul Curtis Visit

The public is invited to meet Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham, the 2014 Big Read Intermediate selection. Mr. Curtis, a Newbery Award winning author, will be discussing his books, and signing copies for the public. The winners of the Boo's Cards Teen Art Contest will be announced during the event.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special "Mockingbird" themed story time and puppet show for families.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special "Mockingbird" themed story time and puppet show for toddlers 18 months to two years old.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special bilingual "Mockingbird" themed story time for families.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Global Friends Reading Circle discuss To Kill a Mockingbird

West Irving Library's monthly book club discusses Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Irving Chautauqua presents: Songs of Sorrow

The classically trained singing ensemble New Arts 6 performs The Spirituals, also known as the Songs of Sorrow. Refreshments follow.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mockingbird Storytime

Join us for a special mockingbird themed storytime.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Meet the Sneetches

Children are invited to a party with the Sneetches, characters from the Dr. Seuss tale about racial tolerance.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special bilingual "Mockingbird" themed story time for families.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie Event - To Kill a Mockingbird

Families are invited to the 1962 classic movie To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck, based on the novel by Harper Lee.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Walking with the Power of One

Join us for a Storytime Story Walk in the library, and learn about the power of One. 'When no one takes a stand, things get out of hand. Until One comes along.' Storytime is for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Related crafts and activities to follow.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird Book Discussion and Old Fashioned Southern Dessert Social

Families are invited to discuss this year's Big Read selection To Kill a Mockingbird and stay afterward for a special treat with traditional southern desserts. Sponsored by Norma's Cafe.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Heritage Book Club discuss To Kill a Mockingbird

The Heritage Book Club discusses Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie Event - To Kill a Mockingbird

Families are invited to the 1962 classic movie To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck, based on the novel by Harper Lee.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Courtroom Drama Movie Marathon

Come watch a day of courtroom dramas at the library. Titles TBD.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Meet the Sneetches

Children are invited to a party with the Sneetches, characters from the Dr. Seuss tale about racial tolerance.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Kid's Only Book Club discusses The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963

Elementary age children are invited to the Kid's Only Book Club to talk about this month's Big Read alternate selection, The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. In addition to talking about the book, children will have an activity and snacks.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special "Mockingbird" themed story time for preschool children, ages 3 to 5 years.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special "Mockingbird" themed story time for preschool age children.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Family Movie - The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Families are invited to watch the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (2013), based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Based on Reality Book Club discusses The Mockingbird Next Door

The Based on Reality book club will discuss The Mockingbird Next Door, the new biography of Harper Lee by Marja Mills.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mockingbirds, Justice and Race: A Conversation

A panel discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird, hosted by the Irving Heritage Society.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Valley Ranch Reads To Kill a Mockingbird

Valley Ranch's adult book club discusses Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special "Mockingbird" themed story time for families.

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

Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The "Hey Boo" Haunted House

Come dressed in costume and enjoy an early Halloween with candy, games, face painting and the Hey Boo Haunted House.

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

Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie Event - To Kill a Mockingbird

Families are invited to the 1962 classic movie To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck, based on the novel by Harper Lee.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Mockingbird on Trial

The Jack E. Singley 10th Grade legal team perform a mock trial based on the trial in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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