Irving Public Library will present interactive programs focused on the title “A Small Story About the Sky” by award-winning poet Alberto Ríos from January 23-February 27, 2021. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded a grant of $10,000 to Irving Public Library for this program.
Programs will celebrate themes from “A Small Story About the Sky” with activities that will help the public learn about and appreciate poetry, explore the environment of the desert Southwest and the North Texas environment and celebrate Hispanic culture. Program partners include Friends of the Irving Public Library, Grand Prairie Library System, Irving Independent School District, City of Irving Parks and Recreation, Dallas College, Dallas Poetry Slam, and Bluebonnet Art and Craft Group of Irving.
For all ages: Join the NEA Big Read Kick-Off with a Drive-Thru Fiesta from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 23 at Irving’s Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 Senter Road. At 2:30 p.m., learn about and see live birds of prey that frequent North Texas and the American Southwest in a virtual program presented by Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. Please contact Irving Public Library for details about the online program at [email protected]
For more information about the book, the Big Write poetry contest, and a list of virtual events including author visits, book clubs, and family programs, please visit the Irving Public Library website.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.