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Burton Barr Central Library is Closed Until Summer of 2018

Friday, June 01, 2018
Burton Barr Central Library

Burton Barr Central Library is closed until summer of 2018. Please visit our website for updates.

La biblioteca está cerrada hasta el verano de 2018. Favor de visitar nuestro sito del web para las últimas noticias.


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Color to Calm

7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
South Mountain Community
Take a break and explore the relaxing world of adult coloring.  Coloring helps reduces stress and anxiety. Please take a coloring sheet and go to the 2nd floor service desk to checkout some colored pencils.  Adult and Teens 15 and older.
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Babytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Storytime Room

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 families with young children. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplstorytime #babytime


Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  15 minutes prior to this program.


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.

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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills.  This program is designed for children birth to six years old accompanied by a favorite adult.  What is your child learning?  Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers.  #pplstorytime #familystorytime

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. 

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Babytime for Crawlers & Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Agave Library
Storytime room

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 families with young children. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplst

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.orytime #babytime

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DiscoveryTime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Mountain Community
Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. Supported by Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Chapter.  #pplstorytime #discoverytime

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Little Bytes

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room

Think your kids are too young to code?  Think again!  Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell?  Simple logic and sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age.  Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx  #stem

CodePHX programming at this location is made possible through grant funding provided by the Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation.

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Toddlertime with Sign Language

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Toddlers 24-47 months-old, accompanied by a favorite adult, enjoy interactive activities that encourage emerging language skills such as stories, songs, games, and playtime. Children and caregivers also practice Baby Sign Language, a great way to help young children develop communication skills, in this an active session. What is your child learning? Your toddler learns an average of 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! Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10:00am.   #pplstorytime  #toddlertime
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DIY Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

Share songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-moving interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to age 5 accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers.  #pplstorytime #DIYstorytime

 

All ages

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Little Bytes

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx #stem

CodePHX programming at this location is made possible through grant funding provided by The Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation.
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Family Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

Kids aged Birth-5 (accompanied by a favorite adult), share books, stories, songs, rhymes and music in a fun interactive program that helps build literacy skills.
What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers.  
#pplstorytime  #familytime


Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.

This storytime at Mesquite Library is supported by a grant from First Things First Phoenix North Region.

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Music & Movement

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Share songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-moving interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to age 5 accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers.  #pplstorytime #musicandmovement


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.


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Toddler Time

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Agave Library
Meeting Room
Toddlers have special learning needs unique from babies and preschoolers. Curiosity and conversation really blossom at this age, so we’ve created a special fast-paced storytime for two- and three-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a session dedicated to active toddlers. 
What is your child learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.

#pplstorytime #toddlertime

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. 

Storytimes at Agave Library are supported by a grant from First Things First Phoenix North Region.



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ToddlerTime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room




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. What is your child learning? Your toddler learns an average of nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. pplstorytime #toddlertime





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Device Advice

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library
Receive 1-on-1 assistance with all things computer & tablet/phone related!  Registration is required.
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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

#phxworks

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Acacia Book Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Join us the third Wednesday every month for a lively book discussion.  No registration.  Everyone welcome!

This month we're reading "Another Brooklyn" by Jacqueline Woodson. Stop by the library to pick up or request a copy!


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Kindergarten Bootcamp

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2018? If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation.

Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks. This series meets on the following dates: September 13th, 20th, 27th, and October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

This program is only for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2018. Not entering kindergarten in Fall 2018? Check out Preschool Prep.

Kindergarten Bootcamp is supported by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.

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TOEFL IBT Prep

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

Get ready to pass the TOEFL test with licensed instructor Rex Dunlap!  Tutoring for the TOEFL test on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2 pm.  Session runs August 14 through October 11.  Registration is required.

Free

#esl

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Coder Dojo

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
What do video games, robots and self-driving cars have one thing in common? Code! You can become a coding master in this fun interactive program. Join us to learn with Code.org, Kodable, Scratch, Tynker, HTML and more as you expand your coding genius. Beginners welcome.  #CodePhx
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Naturalization Test Prep

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

Get ready to pass the Naturalization test with licensed instructor Rex Dunlap!  Tutoring for the Naturalization test on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3 pm.  Session runs August 14 through October 11.  Registration is required.

Free

#esl

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S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
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Drop-in Craft

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Drop in anytime between 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. and have fun making a special craft.  FREE!  All supplies provided.  For ages 6 - 12 years with a favorite adult.  Held at the tables in the children's area.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.  
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S.T.E.A.M. Game Day

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Join us each Wednesday afternoon for entertaining and enlightening activities for kids and teens using S.T.E.A.M.Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. On the third Wednesday of the month, we host Game Day. Play an old favorite or learn something new.
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Kids Cafe

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal and educational activity Tuesday thru Saturday at the Acacia Branch library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.                              
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