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Día de los Muertos - Altar Exhibit

Thursday, November 09, 2017
Desert Broom Library

October 24 – November 9, 2017

An exhibit of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altars.

Join us for an Artists Reception Night 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 2th.

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

This event is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.


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Library Closed: Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24, 2017

Library Closed: Christmas

Monday, December 25, 2017

Kindness Rocks

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Desert Broom Library

Come paint positive messages or motifs on rocks.  The rocks are then given to others, or left outdoors for others to find in hopes that the rock will bring the finder happiness.  Supplies will be provided.

Supported by the Friends of Phoenix Public Library, Desert Broom Chapter and in partnership with Cave Creek Kindness Rocks.

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Tween Bookclub

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room
Tweens age 9-12 are invited to join the Desert Broom Tween Book Club.  This month's selection is Dead Boy by Laurel Gale. Join us for games, crafts, prizes, and discuss!
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Device Advice

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Come to the Desert Broom library for assistance with downloading ebooks to your new ereader, tablet, or smart phone.  Bring your fully charged device and your current library card.  If you will be using an Amazon device or a Kindle app, please also bring your Amazon.com account username and password.  We will meet in the library's computer lab.   #deviceadvice
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Gentle Yoga

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Gentle Yoga. Let instructor, Elizabeth Boisson show you how to heal your mind, body and spirit with yoga. All skill levels welcome.  Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothes.  First come, first served. 

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Novel Ideas Book Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Suspense novels, mysteries, romance, popular nonfiction, and so much more. This month's selection is LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

Novel ideas meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in the meeting room. New members are always welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Library, Desert Broom Chapter.

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Kindergarten Bootcamp

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2018? If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation.

Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks. This series meets on the following dates: September 13th, 20th, 27th, and October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

This program is only for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2018. Not entering kindergarten in Fall 2018? Check out Preschool Prep.

Kindergarten Bootcamp is supported by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.

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Sit, Stay, Read!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Desert Broom Library

Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Gracie 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 and take one from our shelves and spend some time with Gracie. Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and lots of fun, too!)

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DiscoveryTime

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Desert Broom 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. #pplstorytime #discoverytime























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Drop In Watercolor

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room
Want to spend time with other adults while painting with watercolors? Come to these drop in Adult Makerspace events and paint with us. Supplies provided by the Desert Broom Friends of the Library.
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Series

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Join us for part four of Desert Broom's Teen Violence Awareness Series:

Co-sponsored by a local domestic violence awareness organization, this series is designed to teach teens 13-19 about safe and healthy relationships. The programs goal is to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of young people to prevent abusive behaviors and build healthy relationships.

Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Series is led by Bloom365

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BabyTime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Desert Broom 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

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Desert Broom 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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Digging Dinosaurs

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Do you dig dinosaurs? Fond of fossils? Passionate about Paleontology?  Join us for a short presentation and informal discussion with paleontology Diana "Dianasaur" Boudreau.  Free.
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Desert Knitters

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Study Room

Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to spend time exchanging ideas, designs, techniques and conversation. This monthly gathering is led by instructor and designer Georgia K. Green, who shares simple projects and expertise with the group.

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Device Advice

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Come to the Desert Broom library for assistance with downloading ebooks to your new ereader, tablet, or smart phone.  Bring your fully charged device and your current library card.  If you will be using an Amazon device or a Kindle app, please also bring your Amazon.com account username and password.  We will meet in the library's computer lab.   #deviceadvice
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Gentle Yoga

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Gentle Yoga. Let instructor, Elizabeth Boisson show you how to heal your mind, body and spirit with yoga. All skill levels welcome.  Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothes.  First come, first served. 

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Preschool Prep

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Three to five-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school – persistence, flexibility and problem-solving.  What is your child learning?  Your preschooler is learning about the world and how to master emotions and desires. By teaching her how to focus, take turns and think creatively, you will get her ready for school.  This program includes basic concept knowledge (colors, numbers, letters) as well as structured activities.  #preschoolprep

 

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Sit, Stay, Read!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Desert Broom Library

Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Gracie 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 and take one from our shelves and spend some time with Gracie. Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and lots of fun, too!)

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DiscoveryTime

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Desert Broom 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. #pplstorytime #discoverytime























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Drop In Watercolor

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room
Want to spend time with other adults while painting with watercolors? Come to these drop in Adult Makerspace events and paint with us. Supplies provided by the Desert Broom Friends of the Library.
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Papel Picado

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of folding and cutting colored tissue paper to make your own special Mexican Holiday decoration. All supplies provided.

Aprenda esta antigua artesanía mexicana, elaborada con papel recortado, que sirve como adorno en las fiestas de tradición mexicana. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados por la biblioteca.  Apoyado por los Friends of Phoenix Public Library. 

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Día de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with a fun sugar skull decorating activity! For families, all ages.  Materials will be provided by supplies are limited.

¡Celebra el Día de los Muertos decorando calaveras de azúcar!   Actividad divertida para toda la familia.
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