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Book Art Display: New Acquisitions

Saturday, October 01, 2016
Burton Barr Central Library
Each year, the library has the privilege of acquiring amazing new works of art for the Rare Book Room's Artist Made Book Collection.  The newest acquisitions will be on display for the first time at Burton Barr Central Library from July 11 - October 2.

This impressive new collection of artist made books was made possible by the Silverstein/Montee Endowment for the Book Arts and a generous donation from Wright Mier.

This collection will be on the first floor near the New Book area in the display cases.
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"City Light" Paintings by Allen Garns

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
This collection of studio and plein-air paintings by Allen Garns captures familiar locations around Phoenix. At first glance it would seem that his paintings are all about buildings and cities, but Garns says he is actually more interested in the elements that make up the scene -- color, design, shape, contrasts and especially light and shadow.

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“Her Little Machines” -- Kenosha Drucker

Friday, October 14, 2016
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
Artist Kenosha Drucker describes this series of works as "A collection of three miniseries’, The Aftermath, The Chimeras, and The Little Machines, these pieces collectively offer a glimpse into a world of my own creation. Perhaps it’s a parallel universe, a dreamscape, an imagining of outer space or the microscopic, or a snapshot of our own world in the distant past or future. Through the lens of this other place I can explore and escape my own reality."

A First Friday reception with the artist will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on September 2. Live music will be performed by  Mariah Brown, Max Greenwald, and Nicholas Villa. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

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Native American Heritage: Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Burton Barr Central Library
Second Space Gallery 2nd Floor
Join us November 1st for the opening of the new exhibition,Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences. Explore the trade-offs people make, both past and present, in their continuous quest for water sustainability in the desert. Through images and objects from Pueblo Grande Museum, Living in the Desert shows how the Hohokam were able to live and thrive for centuries in the harsh Sonoran Desert - through the creation of the most extensive prehistoric canal system in North America.
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ToddlerTime with Sign! 9:30 am 24-36 Mos

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Storytime Room A

ToddlerTime with Sign

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. 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

Ages 24-36 Mos
Space is limited - Tickets are given out 30 minutes in advance.  First come first served.
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ToddlerTime with Sign! 10:30 am 24-36 Mos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Storytime Room A

ToddlerTime with Sign

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. 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

Ages 24-36 Mos
Space is limited - Tickets are given out 30 minutes in advance.  First come first served.
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Wednesday Afternoon Movies: "Caddyshack"

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Pulliam Auditorium 1st floor
The story centers around Danny Noonan, who is desperate to win the college scholarship awarded to the best caddy at Bushwood Country Club.  Also involved are a millionaire who wants to turn the golf course into a new property development and a greenkeeper who is about to start World War III---against a gopher. 
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Kids Cafe!

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place B
St. Mary's Food Bank in Cooperation with Phoenix Public Library  provides a daily afternoon meal for children ages 0-18 Monday through Friday. The meal is accompanied by an educational activity. 

Ages 0-18  Parents or Guardian are encouraged to accompany child but may not partake of snacks.
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Clase de Computación - Correo Electrónico l

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab

Los estudiantes deben estar familiarizados con el uso del ratón y el teclado. Aprenda los conceptos básicos del uso del correo electrónico, utilizando Gmail como proveedor. Si desea obtener una cuenta gratis de correo electrónico, deberá tener un teléfono celular en el momento de solicitar su cuenta de correo electrónico.

El cupo es limitado. Vaya directamente al salón de clases, ubicado en el  1er piso. 

Para más información llamar al 602-262-4636 o visitar phoenixpubliclibrary.org

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hive@central: Productivity Series - Making Meetings More Effective

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
hive@central
Productivity Series - Making Meetings More Effective

Meetings can be one of the biggest time wasters. Improve your efficiency in your next meeting. Learn effective ways to communicate and free up time.

Presenter: Margo Brown, Productivity Coach



hive@central is a free co-working space 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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Wordsworth - Teen Writing Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Teen Central

Welcome to Wordsworth: a fun, creativity-encouraging writing group for all between ages 12-18 to enjoy! Whether you’re looking for inspiration, encouragement, new skills, or new friends, join us at the Burton Barr library where we can hangout and write to our heart’s content. There will be music, discussions to bounce ideas off of one another and, of course, lots of writing! Bring your own writing tools, unless you don’t have them. We may have a limited number of laptops to lend while you’re here, but will have lots of paper and pencils, just in case.

We will meet every other Wednesday until November 2nd: Aug 24t, Sept 7th, Sept 21st, Oct 5th, Oct 19th and Nov 2nd. 

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Computer Class - Searching the Internet

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab
Searching the Internet
Learn how to use a search engine and to find information online.
Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to the Internet


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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Kids Cafe!

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place B
St. Mary's Food Bank in Cooperation with Phoenix Public Library  provides a daily afternoon meal for children ages 0-18 Monday through Friday. The meal is accompanied by an educational activity. 

Ages 0-18  Parents or Guardian are encouraged to accompany child but may not partake of snacks.
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MACH: Sew @ Central

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1
Enjoy sewing or want to learn some basics?  Whether you're new or experienced, meet with others as you work on your personal project.  "Sew @ Central" is on the 1st and 4th Thursdays of June, July and August, 6-8 pm.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines, although several machines and some supplies will be available.

Ages 16 and up.
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Introduction to PowerPoint

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab
Introduction to PowerPoint
Learn what PowerPoint is, how to create a basic presentation and view it on your computer.
Prerequisites: Ability to use a word processor.
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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 and 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. 

Space is limited: free tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to program.
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Kids Cafe!

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place B
St. Mary's Food Bank in Cooperation with Phoenix Public Library  provides a daily afternoon meal for children ages 0-18 Monday through Friday. The meal is accompanied by an educational activity. 

Ages 0-18  Parents or Guardian are encouraged to accompany child but may not partake of snacks.
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hive@central: SCORE One-on-One Mentoring

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
hive@central sm rm
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 https://greaterphoenix.score.org/ for more information.


hive @ central is a free co-working space 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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MACH: Color To Calm

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1-A
Come join us for a new way to relax.
We will provide coloring pages featuring intricate designs and colored pencils, but feel free to bring your own

Ages 18 and up.
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BabyTime with Sign for Crawlers! 0-12 MOS

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Storytime Room A

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

Ages 0-12 months Crawlers
Space is limited

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Babytime with Sign for Walkers! 13-24 MOS

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place B

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

Ages 13-24 MOS
Space is limited.  First come first served.
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Kids Cafe!

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place B
St. Mary's Food Bank in Cooperation with Phoenix Public Library  provides a daily afternoon meal for children ages 0-18 Monday through Friday. The meal is accompanied by an educational activity. 

Ages 0-18  Parents or Guardian are encouraged to accompany child but may not partake of snacks.
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Computer Class - Introduction to Email

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab
Introduction to Email
Learn the basics of using email through Google's email service, Gmail.
Prerequisites: Completion of Searching the Internet.
Note: If you wish to sign up for an email address, you must have a cell phone with you.
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Burton Barr Central LIbrary Blood Drive

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Give blood June 1 - August 31 and be automatically entered to win a 2016 Passat S, donated by your Valley Volkswagen Dealers!

Bloodmobile in East Parking Lot

To make an appointment, visit www.BloodHero.com (Sponsor Code: BBCL).

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DIY Bilingual PreSchool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place B

This is a DIY Bilingual PreSchool Storytime (all ages) and YOU are the star! Learn the tips and tricks storytellers use to charm your children. Share books, stories, songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-paced program that will delight your little ones. This program is designed for children birth to five accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love stories and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling become more successful readers. 

#pplstorytime   #diystorytime    #tiemodecuentosbilingue

All Ages
Space is limited - Tickets are given out 30 minutes in advance.  First come first served.

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