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Call For Artists: I am Cesar Chavez Library

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Cesar Chavez Library

Participate in the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Cesar Chavez Library by contributing a self-portrait that will become part of the "I am Cesar Chavez Library" art display. No artistic skills are necessary and all ages are welcome to submit artwork.

In an effort to represent the many faces of the community, the “I am Cesar Chavez Library” self-portraits will be proudly displayed in the library in January, 2017. Create your own self-portraits at home or visit Cesar Chavez Library this Fall and Winter to work with our art supplies in the library.

Everyone who submits a self-portrait to be displayed at the celebration will earn a ticket to be entered in to a prize drawing generously provided by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Public Library. Winners will be announced at the 10th Anniversary Celebration on January 28th, 2017, but need not be present to win.

Rules for Submissions:

  • Only 8.5 X 11(regular copy size) paper can be used.

  • Feel free to use whatever materials you choose - watercolor, collage, paint, pencils, pastel, etc.

  • Submissions must be 2-D such as drawings, paintings, photography, collage, etc. No sculptures or other 3-D objects will be accepted.

  • All entries must be submitted at Cesar Chavez Library with a completed entry form. Entries are limited to a total of two (2) pieces.

  • Submissions must be library appropriate. No nudity, profanity, or demeaning of anything in any way will be accepted. If in doubt, please contact Nichole Ney at Nichole.Ney@phoenix.gov

  • Submissions will be displayed anonymously at the Cesar Chavez Library. All participants will be entered into a prize raffle, with winners to be announced at the anniversary celebration. Winners need not be present  to win.

  • Submission deadline is January 15th, 2017.

  • All entries become the property of Phoenix Public Library.


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BabyTime for Crawlers

9:30 AM - 10:15 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. 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. Tickets available at the information desk 30 minutes before storytime. #pplstorytime #babytime
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BabyTime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign

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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 nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #pplstorytime #toddlertime

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Read to Orlagh!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
ORLAGH WILL BE ON VACATION AND WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK.
Orlagh, the gentle Golden Retriever, is an excellent listener for emerging readers. Children accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to come read to Orlagh, who is a registered therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library collection.
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Manga Madness

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Teens, come join in the fun by discussing the latest Manga and Anime books, drawing and conversing among other teens with the same interest.  Special events such as button making will take place on a monthly basis.  Held in the teen space of the library.  FREE.   
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Coding for Teens

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Computer Lab
Teens, ages 12-17, have you ever wondered how your favorite app was created?  Are you fascinated by cool websites or online games like Minecraft?  Come to this series of five classes and learn the basics of coding.  Classes are taught by a professional software engineer.  FREE!  First come, first served.  Held in the computer lab at the library.   
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Preschool Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Preschoolers (accompanied by a favorite adult) discover new books and stories, enjoy favorite songs, and fun activities in this playful program. This program is designed for children two to five years old. What is your child learning? Children who know the alphabet, have a rich vocabulary and understand the concept of printed language have a strong foundation for becoming successful readers. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #pplstorytime #preschoolstorytime
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Family Game Night

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Go Fish! Join us for Family Game Night the 1st Thursday of each month. We provide the cards and the games, you supply the families and the fun! We have games for the youngest (Candy Land, Hi Ho Cherry-o, Chutes & Ladders) to the youngest at heart (Jenga, Connect Four, Twister). Event held in the Children's area of the library.
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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 for Crawlers

9:30 AM - 10:15 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. 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. Tickets available at the information desk 30 minutes before storytime. #pplstorytime #babytime
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BabyTime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign

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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 nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #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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Read to Orlagh!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Orlagh, the gentle Golden Retriever, is an excellent listener for emerging readers. Children accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to come read to Orlagh, who is a registered therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library collection.
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Developmental/Literacy Screenings

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
AZ Literacy & Learning Center in partnership with Cesar Chavez Library presents FREE developmental/literacy screenings for children ages 3-5.  Children will be screened in vision, hearing, articulation, language, gross & fine motor skills, pre-literacy, and social/emotional development. Appointments required - to make your appointment call 602-212-1089 ext. 201.  Screenings take 75 minutes and will begin in the meeting room at Cesar Chavez Library. 
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Manga Madness

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Teens, come join in the fun by discussing the latest Manga and Anime books, drawing and conversing among other teens with the same interest.  Special events such as button making will take place on a monthly basis.  Held in the teen space of the library.  FREE.   
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Preschool Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Preschoolers (accompanied by a favorite adult) discover new books and stories, enjoy favorite songs, and fun activities in this playful program. This program is designed for children two to five years old. What is your child learning? Children who know the alphabet, have a rich vocabulary and understand the concept of printed language have a strong foundation for becoming successful readers. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #pplstorytime #preschoolstorytime
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LEGO Night

6:00 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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BabyTime for Crawlers

9:30 AM - 10:15 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. 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. Tickets available at the information desk 30 minutes before storytime. #pplstorytime #babytime
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BabyTime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign

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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 nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #pplstorytime #toddlertime

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Drop-in Craft

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Drop in anytime between 3:30 & 4:30 p.m. and have fun making a special craft.  FREE!  All supplies provided.  For ages 6 - 12 years with a favorite adult.  Held at the tables in the children's area.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.  
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Read to Orlagh!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Orlagh, the gentle Golden Retriever, is an excellent listener for emerging readers. Children accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to come read to Orlagh, who is a registered therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library collection.
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Registration is open

Kindergarten Bootcamp

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.  
This class meets on the following dates: October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, November 9th, November 16th, November 30th, and December 7th.  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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