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Maricopa County Reads

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
All Locations
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!
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@Central Gallery Exhibit ~ Artist Shelley Whiting

Friday, July 14, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library
In this series of paintings, artist Shelly Whiting explores the concept of preexistence.  Her hope is to make viewers wonder, “What was life like before time existed?”.
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Abstract Metamorphosis -- Swapna Das

Friday, August 25, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library

Swapna Das says her art encompasses the profound belief that spirituality and creativity are intertwined. In her most recent series of charcoal drawings, she examines the Buddhist concept of Ten Worlds.

Join the artist 6:30–8 p.m. Friday, August 4 for a First Friday reception. The reception is supported by the Friends of the 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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SCORE One-on-One Mentoring

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room
SCORE mentors provide free and confidential business advice to meet the needs of your small business. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, SCORE mentors will help you reach customers and achieve your goals. Start by calling 602-745-7250 to make an appointment or visit the SCORE website at http://www.score.org/ for more information. Note: this program is subject to cancellation in the event that there are no signups for mentoring sessions.
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BabyTime

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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 for Crawlers & Walkers

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. 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 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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Basic Computer Skills / Habilidades Básicas de Computación

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Learn computer basics at this free class.  Class is followed by a lab session. /Aprenda habilidades básicas de computación en esta clase gratuita. La clase es seguida por una sesión de práctica.

Class is from/ Clase de las 9:30 am-10:30 am
Lab is from/ Práctica de 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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Computer Class - Practice Lab

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab

Open Lab

Staff will be available to provide basic assistance with anything covered in our classes, downloading eBooks, or using library databases.

En estas sesiones de práctica, el personal de la biblioteca estará disponible para proporcionar asistencia básica con todo lo cubierto en nuestras clases, descargar libros electrónicos ebooks, o utilizar nuestras bases de datos.

For more information call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org

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Babytime with Sign

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. 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

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Device Advice

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Century Library
Need some hands-on assistance accessing all the great downloadable materials and online resources available through the Phoenix Public Library? We can help! Register for a 30 minute individual training session with one of our Einsteins! Please make sure to bring your fully charged hand-held device with you. #deviceadvice
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hive@central: SCORE One-on-One Mentoring

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
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SCORE mentors provide free and confidential business advice to meet the needs of your small business. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, SCORE mentors will help you reach customers and achieve your goals. Start by calling SCORE at 602-745-7250 to make an appointment; or visit the SCORE website for online registration and more information:

hive @ central is a free entrepreneurial resource center located on the 2nd floor of the Burton Barr Central Library. For more information, please visit our hive website or call (602) 262-4636 during our business hours.

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Insurance 101

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Whether it’s for car, home, health or life, everyone needs insurance.

 

Own It 101: Insurance will teach you everything you need to know about insurance and how to protect yourself.

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Babytime for Crawlers and Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development. #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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Device Advice

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Century Library
Need some hands-on assistance accessing all the great downloadable materials and online resources available through the Phoenix Public Library? We can help! Register for a 30 minute individual training session with one of our Einsteins! Please make sure to bring your fully charged hand-held device with you. #deviceadvice
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Discovery Time

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

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 three 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

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

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood 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 ages birth through five, 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. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime
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Sit, Stay, Read

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
South Mountain Community
Every fourth Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon, children and their families are invited to come and read with a registered therapy dog. South Mountain Community Library has paired with Paws 2 Read, an organization that connects young readers with registered therapy dog teams. The dogs offer children the opportunity to enhance their reading skills without any fear or judgment. The library has three dogs, along with their handlers, who enjoy listening as children read to them. All young readers are invited to meet the dogs (Maddy, Barney, and Posey), pick out a favorite book, then sit down and practice reading to a new friend. We especially encourage all 2nd and 3rd graders who would benefit from having a reading buddy to help boost their skills. 
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Art & Architecture Tour

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Please join us for Burton Barr Central Library's Art and Architecture Tour. The walking tour takes about an hour and goes over architectural highlights of the building and the art collection. 
Meet at the Welcome Desk and enjoy a tour of our library's beautiful art and landmark architecture.
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Bilingual Family Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ocotillo Library
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.
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Special Summertime Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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 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 #

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. #musicandmovement

 

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Family Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Juniper 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 five 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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SIT, STAY, READ

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, JoJo, a sweet Schnauzer, 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 JoJo. 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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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Century Library
Meeting Room
Children Birth to 18 can come and eat a free lunch and participate in the activity of the day:

Tumblebook Tuesdays (read and watch a story from Tumblebooks)
STEM Wednesdays
Craft Thursdays
Random activities (including building with Lego Blocks, playing boardgames or listening to a story) on Fridays and Saturdays.
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