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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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FitPHX Energy Zone

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Join us for a community health program for 10-14 year olds.  In partnership with Arizona State University Obesity Solutions. 
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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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Fun with Math and Science

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
(Ages 3-5 / 45 min / limited to 18 children)
Explore math and science concepts with your preschooler in an interactive, playful way! Based on the Arizona Early Learning standards for math and science, this 6-week course will explore concepts and introduce strategies to use with your child to help build and strengthen their mathematical and scientific thinking skills. Registration is required. This class meets on the following dates and participants are expected to attend all 6 weeks: February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29.

The Fun with Math and Science curriculum consists of 6 sessions:
Session 1: Exploration of our 5 Senses
Session 2: Counting and Comparing
Session 3: Geometry and Identifying Attributes
Session 4: Sorting and Classifying through Investigation
Session 5: Patterning, Sequencing and Making Observations
Session 6: Measurement, Hypothesizing and Experimenting
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Drop-in Craft

2:30 PM - 3:30 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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Chess Club

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Join other chess enthusiasts and come play a game or two and sharpen your skills with an onsite chess coach.  FREE! 
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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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Wyman TOP

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Get the tools needed to overcome life's everyday challenges and develop healthy habits and relationships with Arizona Facts of Life TOPS (Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program). You will work on healthy decision making, problem solving skills, resisting temptation, 5 risky behaviors, resisting peer pressure and more. Certified TOP facilitator will present.  Ages 11-19. FREE!  For more information call Arizona Facts of Life at 602-517-3324.
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Cesar Chavez Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Please join us on the 4th Weds of every month as we discuss a member-chosen book selection.  Feel free to attend even if you haven't read the book!  December 2016: The Art of Racing in the Rain, January 2017: Brown Girl Dreaming, February: Girl with a Pearl Earring, March: The Corner of Bitter and Sweet
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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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FitPHX Energy Zone

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Join us for a community health program for 10-14 year olds.  In partnership with Arizona State University Obesity Solutions. 
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Family Science Night

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

Bring out the scientist in you! Come explore science, technology, engineering and math through various activities that everyone in the family can do and enjoy! There will be a new theme and lots of fun every month.  Meet in the library meeting room.  

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Tiny Teeth Storytime

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Join us for a special storytime event!  Participants will have fun learning all about dental hygiene at their level during this free, interactive program.  Dental hygienists from First Teeth First will also be here to provide free dental screenings for children ages 0-5 and pregnant women. 
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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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Meet The Buffalo Soldiers

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

Learn how the historic African American U.S. Army regiments formed in 1866.  Hear stories about the cavalry and infantry’s role in the development of the Southwest.  #bhm17



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BabyTime for Crawlers

9:30 AM - 10:00 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. 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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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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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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FitPHX Energy Zone

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Join us for a community health program for 10-14 year olds.  In partnership with Arizona State University Obesity Solutions. 
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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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Join the waiting list

Fun with Math and Science

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
(Ages 3-5 / 45 min / limited to 18 children)
Explore math and science concepts with your preschooler in an interactive, playful way! Based on the Arizona Early Learning standards for math and science, this 6-week course will explore concepts and introduce strategies to use with your child to help build and strengthen their mathematical and scientific thinking skills. Registration is required. This class meets on the following dates and participants are expected to attend all 6 weeks: February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29.

The Fun with Math and Science curriculum consists of 6 sessions:
Session 1: Exploration of our 5 Senses
Session 2: Counting and Comparing
Session 3: Geometry and Identifying Attributes
Session 4: Sorting and Classifying through Investigation
Session 5: Patterning, Sequencing and Making Observations
Session 6: Measurement, Hypothesizing and Experimenting
#funwithmathandscience
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Chess Club

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Join other chess enthusiasts and come play a game or two and sharpen your skills with an onsite chess coach.  FREE! 
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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.   
View More

Wyman TOP

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Get the tools needed to overcome life's everyday challenges and develop healthy habits and relationships with Arizona Facts of Life TOPS (Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program). You will work on healthy decision making, problem solving skills, resisting temptation, 5 risky behaviors, resisting peer pressure and more. Certified TOP facilitator will present.  Ages 11-19. FREE!  For more information call Arizona Facts of Life at 602-517-3324.
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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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