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Summer Reading Game 6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Summer Reading Game
Play the online summer reading game June 1 through August 1. Sign up at maricopacountyreads.org Earn 1 point for every minute of reading, plus additional points for earning event and activity badges. At 250 points, every reader earns a free food coupon from Chipotle or Raising Cane. At 500 points, every reader earns a free book of their choice. Children ages 6-11 who sign up at the library will receive a free digital reading timer (limited to first 10,000 readers) and kids who read 20 minutes a day will be eligible for fabulous weekly drawing prizes. Reading over the summer is fun, and it keeps your brain tuned up. So discover your inner hero this summer and crack a book! #everyherohasastory
Monday, June 01, 2015 -
Saturday, August 01, 2015
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Computer Lab - Práctica de Computación 8/1/2015 9:30:00 AM
Computer Lab - Práctica de Computación

Staff will be available to provide basic assistance with anything covered in our classes, downloading eBooks, or using library databases.

En estas sesiones de práctica, el personal de la biblioteca estará disponible para proporcionar asistencia básica con todo lo cubierto en nuestras clases, descargar libros electrónicos ebooks, o utilizar nuestras bases de datos.

For more information call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org

Saturday, August 01, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Burton Barr Central Library - 1st Floor Computer lab
hive@central: SCORE: ABCs of Starting a New Business 8/1/2015 10:00:00 AM
hive@central: SCORE: ABCs of Starting a New Business

SCORE: ABCs of Starting a New Business

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | the first Saturday of each month with some exceptions*

Are you starting a new business? Thinking about it? This session is an essential first step in developing a business plan that will increase your chances of success.
Should you start your business now? Where? How? What about needed money? Experienced business owners and managers will address these questions and help you start ​on the best path for your business. Presenters include SCORE mentors Dave Miller, Bill Robinson, ​Roger Robinson and Doug Whitney.

2015 scheduled sessions:

January 10*
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 11*
August 1
September 12*
October 3
November 7
December 5

*2nd Saturday of the month

Check out hive @ central for more information.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library - hive@central
Art & Architecture Tour 8/1/2015 11:00:00 AM
Art & Architecture Tour
Please join us for a Burton Barr Central Library's Art and Architecture Tour. Offered at 11:00 AM the first Saturday of every month. The walking tour takes about an hour and goes over architectural highlights of the building and the art collection. Tour will be provided by a volunteer docent.

Meet at the Welcome Desk and enjoy a tour of our library's beautiful art and landmark architecture.

See the Phoenix Public Library calendar for more great events!
Saturday, August 01, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
hive@central: ASU Startup School 8/1/2015 2:00:00 PM
hive@central: ASU Startup School

Join hive @ central for ASU Startup School, a proven curriculum with modules about how to start a business venture.

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The ASU Startup School is a comprehensive and proven framework for developing ventures. ASU Startup School is a series of facilitated workshops wherein entrepreneurs learn what they need to do in order to develop a successful venture. The ASU Startup School workshops are delivered in a sequence of continuing education modules, organized in three stages. Stage 1 will be hosted at hive @ central, which will be Ideation Active learning modules and workshops for entrepreneurs that are refining initial problems/solutions and learning how to frame your business model.

All classes provided by Arizona Women’s Education and Entrepreneur Center (AWEEc) a partner of the U.S. Small Business Association, with funding provided by the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department.

Saturday, August 01, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library - hive@central
ESL - Talk Time 8/2/2015 1:30:00 PM
ESL - Talk Time

English Conversation Practice

Talk Time is a small, informal group setting, which provides non-native English speakers a safe and comfortable place to practice their English skills.

  •          Every Sunday from 1:30 – 3:00 PM.
  •          No registration required.
  •          Each session focuses on a different topic.
  •          Improve your English speaking and listening skills.
  •          Meet people from around the world.

For more information call (602) 262-4636

Sunday, August 02, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library - Meeting Room C 1st floor
LEGO Engineering Club 8/2/2015 2:00:00 PM
LEGO Engineering Club
Come join us for our Lego Brick Building Club! We meet the 1st Sunday of every month in the Children's Place Storyroom. Children 5-11 years of age and their friends and family are welcome. Lego Bricks are provided and your Lego Masterpieces will be put on display in the Children's Place for all the world to see! 
Lego Brick Donations from the community are accepted.
 This program is part of the summer reading challenge throughout Valley libraries. For more information see the summer reading website, http://summer.mcldaz.org/.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library - Storytime Room
Babytime 8/3/2015 10:00:00 AM
This storytime accomodates children birth to 23 months accompanied by a caregiver. Have fun sharing books, fingerplays, songs and more. Learn tips to build a foundation for early literacy. Community playtime follows the program. Space is limited to the first 15 babies (and their grownups). Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babytime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other young families. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. Space is limited to the first 15 babies (and their grownups).
Monday, August 03, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library - Storytime Room
MACH: HomeSchool Meetup 8/3/2015 11:00:00 AM
MACH: HomeSchool Meetup
Join Home Schooling parents and caregivers in a fun, educational meetup. Parents take turns teaching lessons and sharing with kids each week. All ages and stages welcome!
Monday, August 03, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library - MACH1
Kids Cafe St. Mary's Food Bank - Afternoon Snack 8/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
Kids Cafe St. Mary's Food Bank - Afternoon Snack
St. Mary's Food Bank in Cooperation with Phoenix Public Library - provides daily afternoon snacks Monday thru Friday with an acompanying STEM activity. Ages 0-18 are welcome. Sorry No Adults provided any snacks. Program is foused on providing a nourishing daily snack with an accompanied STEM activity: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.
Monday, August 03, 2015
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library - Children's Place A
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