Irving Public Library

Posted on: January 31, 2018

From Books to the Big Screen

WRC 2018 Movies

Book vs. Movie - You Decide!

Do you remember the first time you read a book AFTER watching a movie it inspired? Mine was The World According to Garp by John Irving, and it was one of the first "adult novels" I read as a young adult. While the movie was funny (it starred a young Robin Williams), the book was so good I couldn't put it down.

If you like comparing the storytelling in movies and books, join us for Book to the Big Screen Movie Fest, happening at Irving Library locations in February. We'll watch a movie together, and then stick around afterwards to discuss both.

6:30 p.m. Feb. 6: Winter's Tale
West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle Road

4 p.m. Feb. 10: The Notebook
Valley Ranch Library
401 Cimarron Trail

2 p.m. Feb. 17: The Zookeeper's Wife
South Irving Library
601 Schulze Dr.

Winter Reading Challenge

Read 5 books found in the library's adult book collection and log them using Beanstack (see instructions below) between January 15 and March 15. After logging the five titles you've read, we will email you with instructions on how to pick up your prize.

Win a limited edition coffee mug and $5 in Friends of the Irving Public Library's Book Bucks (both while supplies last). Book bucks can be redeemed for books at any library location, or during a one-time visit to the Friends of the Library's members-only monthly book sale at their warehouse.

Participants who complete the challenge will also be entered into a drawing to win one of seven prizes from the Friends:

  • One annual Family membership
  • One annual Single membership
  • One of five green Friends of the Library book bags

Register with Beanstack

  1. Log into
  2. If you used Beanstack during last year's Summer Reading Challenge, sign in with your previous login information and join the challenge.
  3. If you haven't used Beanstack before, scroll down to click on "Register an Individual or Family" button. Follow the on-screen prompts to join the adult Winter Reading Challenge and log the books you read, starting Jan. 15.

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