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@Central Gallery Exhibit ~ Artist Malena Barnhart

Friday, April 14, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library
Malena Barnhart uses found cultural ephemera such as children’s stickers and imagery from photo decorating phone apps to make art. Like the roses in Sleeping Beauty, Barnhart’s chosen materials are not inherently harmful, yet in accumulation can limit notions of possibility for young girls. Her sticker collages and digital illustrations retain the brightly-colored visual enticement of the original material, but slightly discomforting forms emerge from within her compositions. Stickers transform into animal traps and cages, while found digital imagery multiplies and builds up into web-like obstructions resembling organic growth systems.

Join the artist 6:30–8 p.m. Friday, March 3 for a First Friday reception.  The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. 

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LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Art Show

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library
2nd Floor Gallery
Visit the 2nd Floor Gallery at Burton Barr Central Library for an art exhibit created by the distinguished Alwun House Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming lives and community through art.  Works, in all media, represent the artistic interpretation of the struggle and accomplishment of the LGBT community. 

As a supplement to the art show, visit the Bj Bud Memorial Archives Display, which demonstrates flyers and front pages of magazines or newspapers and other artifacts and memorabilia from 1966 to 2015.  Sponsored by ASU Hayden Library Arizona Collection. 
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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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Free Job Help from Arizona@Work

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Experts from Arizona@Work will be available in the second floor Phoenix Works Space to provide one-on-one assistance and answer your employment questions every Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This event is first come, first served.

#phoenixworks

#re-entry

#jobs

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Computer Class - Introduction to Email

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab

Intro to Email

Students should be familiar with using a mouse and keyboard. Learn the basics of using email and sign up for a free Gmail account.

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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BabyTime with Sign

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
South Mountain Community

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

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Color to Calm

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Tuesdays morning at the Agave Library.  Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books!  Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

We'll provide all the materials you need to give it a try.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provide.  Come for coloring and conversation (coffee provided). Adults only, please.

 

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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 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 15 minutes prior to this program.

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Community Yoga

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Angelica and Silvia from Kula for Peace will help you discover new ways to increase flexibility, muscle strength, improve your energy, vitality and posture with Yoga. Meet new friends and celebrate diversity in this relaxed environment. New to Yoga? Beginners are welcomed. 

Supported by the Friends of Phoenix Public Library-Yucca Chapter
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Kindergarten Bootcamp

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.  
Your child must be 4-5 and starting kindergarten in the Fall of 2017 to register.

This class meets on the following dates: March 14th, 21st, 28th, and April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.  Attendance is expected at all 7 classes.

Kindergarten Bootcamp gives parents tools, information, and activities to help prepare their children for school success in a fun, educational, and interactive setting. The series consists of seven sessions, 1 hour each, for children who are preparing to enter kindergarten in Fall 2017 along with their parent or caregiver. Under the guidance of an early literacy specialist, parents and caregivers work with their children on foundational skills which have been demonstrated to be the most important for both a successful kindergarten and school experience. It is important that parents and children attend every session including Week 7 graduation! 

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ToddlerTime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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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ToddlerTime with Sign

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Mountain Community

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

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Interviewing for Success

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library

This workshop, presented by the Greater Phoenix Urban League, will help job seekers develop effective interviewing techniques. Learn:

  • The most common interview questions and the different types of interviews
  • How to introduce yourself and structure your responses
  • How to convey a positive attitude and professional image

The workshop will be held in the Phoenix Works Space on the 2nd floor

#phoenixworks

#re-entry

#jobs

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Preschool Prep

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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.  #preschoolprep


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 with Sign

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Sage Library
Meeting 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. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Library.

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BabyTime with Sign

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Acacia Library
Meeting 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.  #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.

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Gentle Yoga

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Gentle Yoga.  NOTE NEW EARLIER TIME!  Let instructor, Elizabeth Boisson show you how to heal your mind, body and spirit with yoga. All skill levels welcome.  Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothes.  Registration required.  Register online or at Desert Broom. 

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Music and Movement Toddler Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Century 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 

All ages

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Toddler StoryTime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Mesquite 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

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

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ToddlerTime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez 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

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Come to the Desert Broom library for assistance with downloading ebooks to your new ereader, tablet, or smart phone.  Bring your fully charged device and your current library card.  If you will be using an Amazon device or a Kindle app, please also bring your Amazon.com account username and password.  We will meet in the library's computer lab.   #deviceadvice
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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.

#phoenixworks

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Arizona at Work Drop-In Job Search Assistance

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Arizona at Work is at Acacia Library on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm to provide help with resumes, applications, etc.
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ESL Classes

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Storytime Room

ESL Tutoring

Low-Intermediate Level
Licensed instructor Rex Dunlap can help you improve your English language skills!

No registration required. Free

Adults 18 and over.

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ESL Conversation Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group. Practice listening to and speaking English while making new friends!
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