NEA Big Read

Irving Public Library


Contact Info

801 W. Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060

Tel: 972/721-3502
Fax: 972/721-2463
http://cityofirving.org/library/

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

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Into the Beautiful North
Luis Alberto Urrea

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Events

The Big Write

Budding poets of all ages are invited to submit original poetry based on the theme Welcome to America. The contest runs from September 1 to 26. Pick up an entry form at any Irving library location.

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

Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Kick-off

The museum hosted a Big Read kick-off.

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

Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

High Voltage Teen Book Club

The monthly book club will discuss Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, one of our alternate reads for teens.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Kids Only Book Club

The monthly children's book club will discuss The Lemon Tree Caper, which touches on the theme of coming to America.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Explore Mexico - The Big Read Kick-Off 2016

Visit the six regions of Mexico to discover the variety of foods, crafts and unique features. Families will enjoy a story walk, puppet show and entertainments.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sun, Sep 18, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Conejito Puppet Show

At East Branch, the Family Storytime on Tuesday and the Bilingual Storytime on Thursday will present a puppet show about bunnies (conejitos).

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

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North Kickoff

Valley Ranch Library will present an Into the Beautiful North kickoff with crafts, ballet folklorico, and refreshments.

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

Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

I Heart YA

The monthly book club for adult readers of YA literature will discuss Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Benjamin Alire Saenz Author Visit

Hispanic author Benjamin Alire Saenz discusses his young adult novels Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Last Night I Sang to the Monster. Refreshments and a book signing will take place after the discussion.

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

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Art Workshop with Carolyn Dee Flores

Children's author and illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores will present a young artists' workshop for children, who will learn to draw stories and create characters using their own neighborhood and friends as models.

Event Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Global Friends Book Circle

A monthly book club discusses Hispanic literature.

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

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Colors of Mexico Youth Art Contest

The Irving Art Association invites local young artists in Irving, up to age 21, to participate in its annual IAA Youth Art Exhibit. The art, based on the theme Colors of Mexico, will be on display in the East Gallery from September 25 through October 28.

Event Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX 75061

Date: Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Big Blend--A Conversation

Join us and our guest speakers for a conversation between and about the meeting of Hispanic and Anglo cultures in the United States. Sponsored by the Irving Heritage Society.

Event Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062

Date: Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Conejitos Puppet Show

At South Irving Library storytime will present a puppet show about bunnies (conejitos).

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Meg Medina Author Visit

Meet children and teen author Meg Medina, writer of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (winner 2014 Pura Belpré Award), and Mango, Abuela and Me. After her discussion, enjoy refreshments and get books signed by Meg.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr., Irving, TX 75060

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Parent/Child Book Club

The monthly book club will discuss Esperanza Rising, which touches on the theme of coming to America.

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

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Valley Ranch Reads

The monthly book club will discuss Into the Beautiful North.

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

Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Crafts of Mexico

West will host a Mexican-themed craft in celebration of the NEA Big Read.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

A Bug's Life

South will screen a children's movie based on The Magnificent Seven, a film that was featured in Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Magnificent Seven

West Irving Library will screen The Magnificent Seven, a film featured in Into the Beautiful North.

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

Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Girls' Night Out Book Club

The monthly book club will discuss Into the Beautiful North.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Conejito Puppet Show

At South Irving Library, the Tuesday Preschool Storytime and the Wednesday Toddler Storytime will present a puppet show about bunnies (conejitos).

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive , Irving, TX 75060

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Midweek Mysteries

The monthly adult book club will discuss Into the Beautiful North.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Luis Alberto Urrea Author Visit

Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Irving's 2016 NEA Big Read title Into the Beautiful North, will speak at the Irving Arts Center Carpenter Performance Hall.

Event Location: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Conejito Puppet Show

At West, the Family Storytime on Thursday and Friday will present a puppet show about bunnies (conejitos).

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

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Magnificent Seven

Valley Ranch Library will screen The Magnificent Seven, a film featured in Into the Beautiful North.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Trivia on the Patio: Big Read Edition

The bimonthly trivia program will cover Into the Beautiful North, Mexican culture, and past Big Read events. For ages 16 and up.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Craft Works: Sugar Skull Flower Pots

The bimonthly adult program will feature a traditional Mexican-themed craft.

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

Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Magnificent Seven

Irving Chautauqua presents The Magnificent Seven, a film featured in Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Fiesta Picture Frames

East will host a Mexican-themed craft to celebrate the NEA Big Read.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Hispanic Experience in Literature

Author and scholar Dr. Rene Saldana Jr. discusses the importance of culturally relevant literature. Dr. Saldana is an associate professor in the Language, Diversity, and Literacy Studies program at Texas Tech University.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 10, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Hispanic Experience in Literature

Author and scholar Dr. Rene Saldana Jr., associate professor at Texas Tech University, will discuss the importance of access to culturally-relevant literature to Hispanic communities in the U.S.

Event Location: North Lake Community College, 5001 North Macarthur Boulevard, Irving, TX 75038

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Hispanic Experience in Literature

Author and scholar Dr. Rene Saldana Jr., associate professor at Texas Tech University, will discuss the importance of access to culturally-relevant literature to Hispanic communities in the U.S.

Event Location: University of Dallas, 1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, Irving, TX 75062

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Adult Coloring Time: Sugar Skulls

The monthly program will feature Mexican-themed coloring pages.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Conejito Puppet Show

The Valley Ranch Family Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday will present a puppet show about bunnies (conejitos).

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

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Book of Life

The Book of Life, an animated film about Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday, will be screened during the weekly Family Movie Matinee.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks

The monthly children's book club will discuss The Amazing Mexican Secret.

Event Location: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive, Irving, TX 75060

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

A Bug's Life

East will screen a children's movie based on The Magnificent Seven, a film that was featured in Into the Beautiful North.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Colors of Mexico Youth Art Contest Reception

A reception will be held for the participants of the Irving Art Association's Annual Youth Art Exhibit.

Event Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX 75061

Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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