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Rare Book Room Display: Leonard Baskin, Architect of the Page

Saturday, February 04, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library

On display is a sampling of the printed work of Leonard Baskin.  Baskin was a sculptor, printmaker and writer whose works can be found in libraries and museums around the world.  Although he is best known as a sculptor, Baskin had a passion for the art of letterpress printing.  His favorite subjects included historical figures, natural history, the Bible and mythology.  Baskin called himself an “architect of the page” and many would agree.

The display can be seen on the first floor of Burton Barr Central Library in the New Book Area.

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@Central Art Exhibit ~ 'Vintage Vignettes' By Elizabeth Howard and 'The Stories They Tell'by Bonnie Lewis

Friday, January 20, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library
"Vintage Vignettes: Elizabeth Howard"
Elizabeth Howard combines her formal training in hand bookbinding with self-taught mixed-media doll making to create artist books, dioramas and shadow boxes that captivate adults and children alike.

"The Stories They Tell: Bonnie Lewis"
Bonnie Lewis uses the collage process to create narrative works of art that portray a sense of intimacy and wonder. 

First Friday reception 1/6/2017, 6:30-8:00 pm with music by The Stuart Siefer Combo. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library . 
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"little addictions" by Elizabeth Howard

Friday, February 24, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
These little addictions are part of a year-long challenge entitled, “a doll a day.” The project consisted of creating, photographing and posting one figure on Instagram every day during 2016. Each piece was crafted by hand using vintage and contemporary materials that combine a touch of nostalgia with a modern twist.  Some pieces were imagined with a quote in mind while others revealed their story during the creative process. They often surprised and delighted the artist as their unique personalities emerged.  First Friday reception 2/3/2017, 6:00-8:30 pm.

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The Future City Competition Model Display

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library
2nd Floor Gallery

Burton Barr Central Library hosts an exhibit of Future City models created by middle school students for the Arizona Regional Future City Competition. The winning teams will go on to the national finals in Washington, D.C.  The Future Cities Competition program introduces students to engineering concepts through practical applications of math and science. Student teams are guided by volunteer engineers and teachers as they design and build their vision of the urban world of tomorrow

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Desert Horizon School Tour

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

BabyTime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Yucca Library
Meeting 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

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

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting 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




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Babytime With Sign

9:30 AM - 10:15 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. 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 and improves parent/child communication. torytime #babytimewithsign

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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Babytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Century Library
Meeting 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

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Discoverytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Storytime Room A

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. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

2-5 year olds

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Adult Book Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Desert Sage Library
Come join us every month for our Adult Book Club. Come in for your monthly copy of the book of the month today!


Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. 
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Toddler Time With Sign

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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. 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

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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Acacia 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 nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. #pplstorytime #toddlertime



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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting 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

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Computer Class - Excel ll

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab

Students should be familiar with using a mouse and keyboard. Learn how to create charts in an Excel spreadsheets. Also find out Excel’s templates and printing a spreadsheets.

Seating is limited for all classes.

Sign in for classes begins at Library opening outside the First Floor Computer Classroom. For more information call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org

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Storytimes for Families with Special Needs

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Agave Library
Storytime room
This storytime features a modified environment with a closed room and muted lighting. Program is presented at a preschool level development and includes music, movement, repetition, visual schedules, and tactile items. Families will also have the opportunity to stay and play. Parent or caregiver must attend with child. Limited group size.
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Desert Broom Mahjong Club

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Study Room
Join Mahjong teacher Peggy Alexander as she facilitates free play of the popular strategy game! 
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Preschool Prep

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

Three to five-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school – persistence, flexibility and problem-solving.  What is your child learning?  Your preschooler is learning about the world and how to master emotions and desires. By teaching her how to focus, take turns and think creatively, you will get her ready for school.  This program includes basic concept knowledge (colors, numbers, letters) as well as structured activities.

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.  #preschoolprep

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Kids Cafe

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Desert Sage Library
Meeting room
St. Mary's Food Bank in Cooperation with Phoenix Public Library  provides a daily afternoon meal for children ages 0-18 Tuesday through Saturday. The meal is accompanied by an educational activity. 
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Wizards of S.T.E.A.M.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Agave Library
Meeting Room
Explore! Create! Have fun! Each week brings a new topic such as mazes, magnets, slime, catapults, and more. Creative kids can drop-in anytime between 3:30 and 4:15 pm to do hands-on projects and experiments. Bring a friend and make new discoveries each week. Supported by the Friends of Phoenix Public Library, Agave Chapter. #summerreading
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Enjoy a healthy meal every day after school at the Acacia library! Meals are provided by the St Mary's Food Bank Alliance and are available for children ages 0-18 with an activity to follow.
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Kids Café - Weekdays

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Storytime Room C

Kids Café  Weekly 4:00 pm.

Get a free meal and enjoy a fun educational activity!  Ages 0-18.  

Program provided in cooperation with St. Mary's Food Bank and Phoenix Public Library. 

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Color to Calm

7:30 AM - 5:00 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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"WORKFORCE SATURDAYS"

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room

NEW! "WORKFORCE SATURDAYS" 9A -Noon @ Ocotillo Workforce Literacy Library- Job Seekers who are not able to visit us during the week now have an opportunity to come in on Saturdays. Job Hunters Focused Group: Employment questions, Resume & Cover Letter assistance to Interviewing Skills. We are here to help. Stop by Saturdays for employment assistance, in addition to, our normal hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs Noon- 4P. No Appointment necessary. Ocotillo Workforce Literacy Center, 102 West Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85041

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