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Summer Reading Game 6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
Summer Reading Game
Play the  Summer Reading Game June 1 - August 1 at your neighborhood library. Register online at maricopacountyreads.org or pick up a gameboard at your library. Earn 1 point for every minute of reading! Earn more points for attending fun-filled library events or participating in challenges. At 500 points, earn a Chipotle coupon (while supplies last). At 1,000 points, earn a free book of your choice. Plus, kids receive free Peter Piper Pizza coupons, ribbons and medals AND the first 3,000 children ages 5-11 to sign up in the library receive a free digital reading timer!
NEW this year! All children who reach 1,000 points will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing for a year-long family membership at one of our fabulous cultural institutions (including the Phoenix Zoo, the Children's Museum, the Arizona Science Center, and the Phoenix Art Museum) -- 14 memberships will be awarded!
#SummerReading
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 -
Monday, August 01, 2016
 
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BabyTime with Sign 7/26/2016 11:15:00 AM
BabyTime with Sign

Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session.  Babies and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills.  BabyTime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children.  What is your child learning?  Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.  Using sign language speeds babies' language development.  #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.  Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
ToddlerTime with Sign 7/26/2016 12:00:00 PM
ToddlerTime with Sign

Two-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a session dedicated to active toddlers.  Children and caregivers also practice Baby Sign Language, a great way to help young children develop communication skills.  What is your child learning?  Your toddler learns nine new words a day!  Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.  Using sign language will speed your toddler's language development by 6-12 months!  #pplstorytime #toddlertimewithsign

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.  Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
Kids Cafe 7/26/2016 12:30:00 PM
Kids Cafe
Receive a free meal and educational activity daily for children ages 0-18 at the library! Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
Phoenix Workforce Connection Drop-In Job Search Assistance 7/26/2016 1:30:00 PM
Phoenix Workforce Connection Drop-In Job Search Assistance
Phoenix Workforce Connection is at Acacia Library on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm to provide help with resumes, applications, etc.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
Summer Olympics Family Day 7/26/2016 2:00:00 PM
Summer Olympics Family Day

Get pumped up for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio with this fun family afternoon! Participate in athletic and STEM challenges, make your very own gold medal, and more! #SummerReading

This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Acacia chapter.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Acacia Library
Acacia Mad Scientists 7/26/2016 5:00:00 PM
Acacia Mad Scientists
Experiment with science at this weekly STEM night! Explore the forces of electricity, practice your engineering skills, and experience the fun of science activities and exploration. No registration required- open to children ages 7 and up. #stem
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
DIY Storytime 7/27/2016 11:30:00 AM
DIY Storytime

This is a Family Storytime (all ages) and YOU are the star! Learn the tips and tricks storytellers use to charm your children. Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun, fast-paced program that will delight your little ones. This program is designed for children birth to five accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love stories and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling become more successful readers. #pplstorytime #diystorytime

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
Kids Cafe 7/27/2016 12:00:00 PM
Kids Cafe
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal and education activity Tuesday thru Saturday at the Acacia Branch library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
Mini Masters Art Class 7/27/2016 2:30:00 PM
Mini Masters Art Class

Learn about a new artist and art technique every week during our Mini Masters art classes! Each class starts with a 5-10 minute presentation about the artists and art style, and then we jump right into creating our own art pieces! Class is designed for children ages 6-18.

This week learn about Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes and make your own mixed media flower paintings!

This program is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Acacia Chapter.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Acacia Library - Meeting Room
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