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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!
#SummerReading
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S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
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Drop-In STEM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Join us for a weekly STEM drop-in program.  Each week we'll be creating a different STEM craft.  Below is a list of drop-in programs we'll be doing:

Circuit Bugs

Let’s build circuit bugs! This project gives children an opportunity to practice using technology materials, like batteries, LEDs and wire, to create their own light-up circuit bug! Pick your design and let’s explore electric circuits together! #summerreading

Straw Rocket Ships and Graphite Drawing

Get ready to talk about space and create your rocket ships using your design and a straw. You can also experiment using graphite to conduct electricity by drawing rocket ships or other pictures and wire up the design with an LED light. Using the graphite to conduct electricity, the LED will light up! #summerreading

Binary Code Keychains

Binary is a numeric system that uses only two digits – 0 and 1. Computers store data and perform operations using this system of 0s and 1s. For this activity, you will spell our initials using colored beads that represent Binary Code to create unique keychains! This is a fun and easy way to introduce children to programing and coding.  #summerreading

Wobblebot

Join us at the library to practice your STEM skills and build your own little wobbly robot! This projects gives you a chance to wire and build your own wobblebot using batteries cases and switches. It teaches children about engineering, while having fun as a family. Take home your little wobbly creations for maximum fun! #summerreading

Robotic Hand Building

Give robotics engineering a try by join us to build your own robotic hand. The model you will build will show you the beginnings stages of creating a real robotic hand. While this one doesn’t use electricity, you’ll be able to control and move the fingers! #summerreading

Turtle Weavings

To build a better world, we need to take care of our oceans. Join us at the library to learn about life under the sea and create your own little sea turtle weaving to take home! #summerreading

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S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
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Master Illusionist Eric Giliam

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Eric Giliam’s illusions and sleights of hand will leave you breathless. #SummerReading

·         This program was made possible with generous support from the Maricopa County Library District.

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S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
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Drop-In STEM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Join us for a weekly STEM drop-in program.  Each week we'll be creating a different STEM craft.  Below is a list of drop-in programs we'll be doing:

Circuit Bugs

Let’s build circuit bugs! This project gives children an opportunity to practice using technology materials, like batteries, LEDs and wire, to create their own light-up circuit bug! Pick your design and let’s explore electric circuits together! #summerreading

Straw Rocket Ships and Graphite Drawing

Get ready to talk about space and create your rocket ships using your design and a straw. You can also experiment using graphite to conduct electricity by drawing rocket ships or other pictures and wire up the design with an LED light. Using the graphite to conduct electricity, the LED will light up! #summerreading

Binary Code Keychains

Binary is a numeric system that uses only two digits – 0 and 1. Computers store data and perform operations using this system of 0s and 1s. For this activity, you will spell our initials using colored beads that represent Binary Code to create unique keychains! This is a fun and easy way to introduce children to programing and coding.  #summerreading

Wobblebot

Join us at the library to practice your STEM skills and build your own little wobbly robot! This projects gives you a chance to wire and build your own wobblebot using batteries cases and switches. It teaches children about engineering, while having fun as a family. Take home your little wobbly creations for maximum fun! #summerreading

Robotic Hand Building

Give robotics engineering a try by join us to build your own robotic hand. The model you will build will show you the beginnings stages of creating a real robotic hand. While this one doesn’t use electricity, you’ll be able to control and move the fingers! #summerreading

Turtle Weavings

To build a better world, we need to take care of our oceans. Join us at the library to learn about life under the sea and create your own little sea turtle weaving to take home! #summerreading

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The Leadership Academy

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
In partnership with the Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, iWork and City of Phoenix Housing Services, the Leadership Academy focuses on building self-esteem and self-efficacy to an intergenerational group of 12-15 participants.

Learn and be inspired by stories of great leaders and stories of class attendees.  Attendees must be a minimum of 12 years of age.  Enjoy two days of fun conversation, games, food and door prizes.

Register online at www.phxrevitalization.org or contact the office at (602) 253-6895.
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Discover Your Family History

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
Need direction in researching your family background? The Black Family Genealogy & History Society is here to help. All are welcome to attend this monthly meeting where members share their research techniques, family stories, and experiences. ALL ethnicities are welcome. 

The Black Family Genealogy & History Society (BFGHS) is a nonprofit organization since 1994 dedicated to researching and preserving the story of Arizona's African American heritage. 
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S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
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The Magic of Richard Steele

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Be astounded by mind reading and other feats of magic as renowned magician Richard Steele takes the stage. #SummerReading

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Coder Dojo

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmon Library
Storytime room
Become a coding master in this fun interactive program! The Dojo is for coding beginners or those who wish to enhance their skills. Ages 5-17 #CodePhx
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S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
View More

Drop-In STEM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Join us for a weekly STEM drop-in program.  Each week we'll be creating a different STEM craft.  Below is a list of drop-in programs we'll be doing:

Circuit Bugs

Let’s build circuit bugs! This project gives children an opportunity to practice using technology materials, like batteries, LEDs and wire, to create their own light-up circuit bug! Pick your design and let’s explore electric circuits together! #summerreading

Straw Rocket Ships and Graphite Drawing

Get ready to talk about space and create your rocket ships using your design and a straw. You can also experiment using graphite to conduct electricity by drawing rocket ships or other pictures and wire up the design with an LED light. Using the graphite to conduct electricity, the LED will light up! #summerreading

Binary Code Keychains

Binary is a numeric system that uses only two digits – 0 and 1. Computers store data and perform operations using this system of 0s and 1s. For this activity, you will spell our initials using colored beads that represent Binary Code to create unique keychains! This is a fun and easy way to introduce children to programing and coding.  #summerreading

Wobblebot

Join us at the library to practice your STEM skills and build your own little wobbly robot! This projects gives you a chance to wire and build your own wobblebot using batteries cases and switches. It teaches children about engineering, while having fun as a family. Take home your little wobbly creations for maximum fun! #summerreading

Robotic Hand Building

Give robotics engineering a try by join us to build your own robotic hand. The model you will build will show you the beginnings stages of creating a real robotic hand. While this one doesn’t use electricity, you’ll be able to control and move the fingers! #summerreading

Turtle Weavings

To build a better world, we need to take care of our oceans. Join us at the library to learn about life under the sea and create your own little sea turtle weaving to take home! #summerreading

View More

The Leadership Academy

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
In partnership with the Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, iWork and City of Phoenix Housing Services, the Leadership Academy focuses on building self-esteem and self-efficacy to an intergenerational group of 12-15 participants.

Learn and be inspired by stories of great leaders and stories of class attendees.  Attendees must be a minimum of 12 years of age.  Enjoy two days of fun conversation, games, food and door prizes.

Register online at www.phxrevitalization.org or contact the office at (602) 253-6895.
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Coder Dojo

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmon Library
Storytime room
Become a coding master in this fun interactive program! The Dojo is for coding beginners or those who wish to enhance their skills. Ages 5-17 #CodePhx
View More

S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
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Science Fun with Mark Carter

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
Today’s Science Fun is all about Electricity --  Plugs, Batteries, Power! Demonstrating the capabilities of electricity is fun and safe when done correctly. Find out if the human body is an electric machine, if you can create a magnet out of electricity, and what happens when a person is struck by lightening! #STEM #SummerReading
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Coder Dojo

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmon Library
Storytime room
Become a coding master in this fun interactive program! The Dojo is for coding beginners or those who wish to enhance their skills. Ages 5-17 #CodePhx
View More

S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
View More

Drop-In STEM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Join us for a weekly STEM drop-in program.  Each week we'll be creating a different STEM craft.  Below is a list of drop-in programs we'll be doing:

Circuit Bugs

Let’s build circuit bugs! This project gives children an opportunity to practice using technology materials, like batteries, LEDs and wire, to create their own light-up circuit bug! Pick your design and let’s explore electric circuits together! #summerreading

Straw Rocket Ships and Graphite Drawing

Get ready to talk about space and create your rocket ships using your design and a straw. You can also experiment using graphite to conduct electricity by drawing rocket ships or other pictures and wire up the design with an LED light. Using the graphite to conduct electricity, the LED will light up! #summerreading

Binary Code Keychains

Binary is a numeric system that uses only two digits – 0 and 1. Computers store data and perform operations using this system of 0s and 1s. For this activity, you will spell our initials using colored beads that represent Binary Code to create unique keychains! This is a fun and easy way to introduce children to programing and coding.  #summerreading

Wobblebot

Join us at the library to practice your STEM skills and build your own little wobbly robot! This projects gives you a chance to wire and build your own wobblebot using batteries cases and switches. It teaches children about engineering, while having fun as a family. Take home your little wobbly creations for maximum fun! #summerreading

Robotic Hand Building

Give robotics engineering a try by join us to build your own robotic hand. The model you will build will show you the beginnings stages of creating a real robotic hand. While this one doesn’t use electricity, you’ll be able to control and move the fingers! #summerreading

Turtle Weavings

To build a better world, we need to take care of our oceans. Join us at the library to learn about life under the sea and create your own little sea turtle weaving to take home! #summerreading

View More

Coder Dojo

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmon Library
Storytime room
Become a coding master in this fun interactive program! The Dojo is for coding beginners or those who wish to enhance their skills. Ages 5-17 #CodePhx
View More

S.M.A.R.T Lab

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
SMART Lab incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with having fun. Build, Create or Design with us! The sky's the limit at this family friendly event!
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Reptile Adventures

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Snakes in the library! Meet some of Rich Ihle’s extraordinary reptile friends, including a 15-foot boa constrictor . This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

 #STEM #SummerReading

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