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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!
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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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Sit, Stay, Read

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room

Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Orlagh, a gentle Golden Retriever 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 Orlagh. 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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Science on Wheels - Really Cool Science

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Take a cool break from the Arizona heat and learn the amazing things that happen to solids, liquids and gases when they are introduced to temperatures approaching –350°F.  This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.  #SummerReading
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Science on Wheels - Really Cool Science

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Take a cool break from the Arizona heat and learn the amazing things that happen to solids, liquids and gases when they are introduced to temperatures approaching –350°F.  This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.  #SummerReading
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Discovery Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez 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 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 handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #pplstorytime 
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Family Art Night

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Join us for Family Art Night the 1st Thursday of each month. We provide all supplies, you supply the creativity! A new, fun art/craft will be presented each month that all family members will be able to do.  FREE!  Event held in the Children's area of the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.
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Own It: Insurance 101

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cesar Chavez 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.  Register for this free event.  Presented through a partnership with the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix.

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BabyTime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cesar Chavez 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





















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Giant Bubbles

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Tweens, ages 7-12, come create the largest bubbles you can imagine at this soapy, science-y event!  Earn summer reading game points and a badge for participating.  Washable clothing recommended.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.  #SummerReading
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BabyTime With Sign for Crawlers

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library

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. #pplstorytime #babytime


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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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Silk Screening T-shirt Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room

Create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt and learn the basics of silk screen printing with Red Rohall. All supplies are provided, including the t-shirt. Space is limited. First come, first served.  Tickets available at the service desk 30 minutes prior to program.  This program was made possible with generous support from the Maricopa County Library District.  #SummerReading

 

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Sit, Stay, Read

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room

Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Orlagh, a gentle Golden Retriever 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 Orlagh. 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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The Magic of Richard Steele

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Be astounded by mind reading and other feats of magic as renowned magician Richard Steele takes the stage.  This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.  #SummerReading
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Discovery Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez 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 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 handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #pplstorytime 
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LEGO Night

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Join us for a fun and casual time building, creating and designing your favorite LEGO forms. Geared for ages 8 (tween) and above, but bring the whole family for a chance to interact, play and enjoy facetime! Event held in the children's area.
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Knitting/Crocheting Group

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Join us to learn how to knit or crochet or to share your knitting and crocheting skills with the group. All ages and all skill levels are welcome on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Please bring your own supplies.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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BabyTime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cesar Chavez 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





















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Now You See Me, Now You Don't - Phoenix Zoo

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room

Tweens, ages 7-12, you may know many animals have seemingly magical abilities. Some can do a great disappearing act, while others perform impossible feats! Learn about the magical ways of these animals along with Inadequate Illusionist, The World’s Worst Magician! Seating limited, tickets handed out 30 minutes before program at the service desk.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.  #SummerReading

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BabyTime With Sign for Crawlers

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library

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. #pplstorytime #babytime


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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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Color To Calm

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Come join us for a new way to relax second Tuesday of every month.  We supply the coloring pages, you bring your imagination. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness.  We'll provide the coloring pages featuring intricate designs and colored pencils but feel free to bring your own.  Adult only please.
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Sit, Stay, Read

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room

Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Orlagh, a gentle Golden Retriever 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 Orlagh. 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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