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Maricopa County Reads

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
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Play the Summer Reading Game at your neighborhood library. Register online starting May 1st 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.
Just for signing up, you can pick a free book to keep from the Friends corner at your library. But, wait, there's more!
  • Little Ones (birth to 4) get a free tote bag for signing up
  • Kids (ages 5-11) receive a Peter Piper coupon for free pizza
  • Teens (12-17) get a free water bottle
  •  At 500 points, everyone receives a Chipotle coupon (while supplies last) 
  • At 1,000 points, everyone receives a free book of their choice
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAWING! Readers who earn at least 1,000 points by August 1st are automatically entered into drawings for family memberships at great Phoenix museums (such as the Children's Museum, the Arizona Science Center, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Heard Museum) -- 25 memberships will be awarded!
#SummerReading
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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Sit, Stay, Read

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saguaro Library

Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Tailor, a gentle Shar Pei, Boxer, and Dalmatian mix, will be waiting for you at the library. It will make her so happy to hear you read books! Bring your own book or take one from our shelves and spend some time with Tailor.  Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and lots of fun, too!) #sitstayread



       


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Laptop Computer Lab and Device Advice

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Have computer questions? Curious about the internet? Need basic help using Microsoft Office 2013 products? Need assistance uploading a document? Have questions about email? Want to know how to use your handheld device to access library e-materials? Stop by our bimonthly computer and handheld device lab on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month to receive assistance and get your questions answered by one of our dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. Laptops will be provided for this lab in our meeting room, however, you will need to bring your own fully charged handheld device for device assistance.
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Babytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Saguaro 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 young families. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.

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Toddlertime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saguaro 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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Juggler James Reid

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Juggling and more FUN! Have a laugh and be amazed by juggling tricks seen nowhere else. This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. #SummerReading 
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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Art at Saguaro for Kids

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

Please join us each week to complete a work of art.  We may study an artist, their work, and learn their art techniques.  This week we will look at Matisse's art, then create our very own Matisse collage.  Join the fun!

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Music & Movement

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saguaro 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





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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Summer STEAM: Binary Code Keychains

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room

Binary is a numeric system that uses only two digits – 0 and 1. Computers store data and perform operations using this system of 0s and 1s. For this activity, you will spell our initials using colored beads that represent Binary Code to create unique keychains! This is a fun and easy way to introduce children to programing and coding.  #STEM


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Kindergarten Bootcamp

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
This class meets on the following dates: June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, July 12th, and July 19th. 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 4-5 year olds 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!

Kindergarten Bootcamp is supported by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.
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Toddlertime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saguaro 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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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Device Advice

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saguaro Library

Learn how to download e-books, e-audio, stream e-video and more on all types of devices. Discover how to navigate the programs and internet on your device through our eLibrary. Get help downloading digital books, magazines, audiobooks, movies, and music; all available free through the Phoenix Public Library website. Register for your individual 30 minute training sessions. Please bring your fully charged hand-held device with you.

 

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Arcadia News Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room

Join Amanda Goossen for a series of lively discussions about intriguing books, as well as conversations with the authors. Enjoy refreshments and door prizes. New members are always welcome. The book selection for June is The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. This program is co-sponsored by the Saguaro Library and the Arcadia News.

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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Family Brain Games

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room

Have fun with the family and exercise your brain at the same time! Join us for puzzles, chess, checkers and other fun brain-building games for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Saguaro chapter.


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Babytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Saguaro 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 young families. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.

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Toddlertime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saguaro 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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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Summer STEAM: Wobblebot

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room

Join us at the library to practice your STEM skills and build your own little wobbly robot! This projects gives you a chance to wire and build your own wobblebot using batteries cases and switches. It teaches children about engineering, while having fun as a family. Take home your little wobbly creations for maximum fun!

 #STEM



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Registration is closed

Kindergarten Bootcamp

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
This class meets on the following dates: June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, July 12th, and July 19th. 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 4-5 year olds 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!

Kindergarten Bootcamp is supported by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.
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