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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Ironwood 25th Anniversary Family Harvest Festival

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room


A Final 25th Anniversary Celebration with Activities for Everyone! Pet live Farm Animals, create a Pumpkin Volcano, make dry ice Boo Bubbles, learn Folded Book Art, build with Gummy Pumpkins & Toothpicks, play Football & Hoop Tosses, read to a Therapy Dog, try your luck at winning FREE Friends of the Library used books, plus much more! Bring your anniversary program punch card to the event to get and decorate a library book bag! Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Ironwood Chapter.








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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room

Storytime is cancelled on this day, but please come enjoy our 25th Anniversary Family Harvest Festival happening 10am-1pm instead!


Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children ages birth through five, accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime

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SIT, STAY, READ

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironwood Library

Raven and Cassie will be listening to youngsters read during our 25th Anniversary Family Harvest Festival happening 10am-1pm on this day!


Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friends, Raven, a gentle American Bull Terrier, and, Cassie, a gentle Labrador mix, will be waiting for you at the library. It will make them so happy to hear you read books! Bring your own book or take one from our shelves and spend some time with Raven and Cassie. 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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Little Bytes

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx

CodePHX programming at this location is made possible through grant funding provided by The Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation. 
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Coder Dojo

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
What do video games, robots and self-driving cars have in common? Code! You can become a coding master in this fun interactive program. Join us to learn with Code.org, Kodable, Scratch, Tynker, HTML and more as you expand your coding genius. Beginners welcome. Ages 8-17 #CodePhx

CodePHX programming at this location is made possible through grant funding provided by The Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation. 
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Babytime with Sign Lanugage for Walkers

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room

Babies, walking to 23 months, enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime while accompanied by a favorite adult. Babies and caregivers are also introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Each lively session 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. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 9:00am. #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsign

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Babytime with Sign Language for Crawlers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Babies, birth to crawling, enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime while accompanied by a favorite adult. Babies and caregivers are also introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Each lively session 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. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10:00am.  #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsign
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Color to Calm

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Join the craze! Adult coloring promotes mindfulness, reduces stress, and improves cognitive motor skills. We'll provide the markers, crayons, colored pencils, and coloring sheets - Just bring yourself and your friends! 
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Homework Help

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ironwood Library
Volunteer Eric will help with homework each Tuesday afternoon.
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Level Up!

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Do you like board games? Card games? Tabletop games that defy description? We do too. That’s why we invite you to Level Up! with us at the Ironwood Library.

This is for those who want to kick it up a notch—while some people are content to just play games...we know you want to do more. You want to MAKE the games. 

Join us for a two-hour program where we examine games in detail. We’ll talk about what makes games work, what makes them fun, and how to design them for a specific audience. This isn’t a lecture though...once we have some         ideas down, then we get to the challenge—we will challenge YOU to make a game using everything you’ve learned. We will design our games in groups, and hopefully by the end of the program we will have games that everyone can play!

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This program is part of a research grant partnership with ASU.  Program attendees will be interviewed and recorded for research purposes.  Attendees will be required to have a photo release form filled out by their guardian on file.  For ages 8-12 and their families.
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Toddlertime with Sign Language

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Toddlers 24-47 months-old, accompanied by a favorite adult, enjoy interactive activities that encourage emerging language skills such as stories, songs, games, and playtime. Children and caregivers also practice Baby Sign Language, a great way to help young children develop communication skills, in this an active session. 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. Using sign language will speed your toddler's language development by 6-12 months! Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10:00am.   #pplstorytime  #toddlertime
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SIT, STAY, READ

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Truffles, a playful 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 Truffles. 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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TinkerTime

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Explore a makerspace for children of all ages that provides hands-on, creative ways to design, experiment and invent as they engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through self-guided tinkering. #stem
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The Science of Fear - for Kids

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Come learn what it means to be afraid! 

Explore what happens in your brain when you get scared, the value of fear, and where it comes from. We will investigate the biological basis of fears, talk about rational and irrational fears and go over strategies so you and your kids can learn ways to try and overcome or manage your fears safely.

Also: fear boxes you can dare to stick your hand inside...and even a ghost story! 
Come in costume and join us for a spooky good time.



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Think It Ink It

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ironwood Library
Wanna create your very own comic book or anime character? Learn how with this comprehensive step by step program developed by former Simpson's artist Carlos Nieto III. Using simple shapes, easy to understand instructions and simple thought exercises, you will unleash your imagination to create a masterpiece! All materials are provided.

For ages 10-18
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children ages birth through five, accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime
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The Science of Fear - Teen Edition

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Come learn what it means to be afraid! 

Geared for an Teen audience, we will explore what happens in your brain when you get scared, the value of fear, and where it comes from. We will talk about how Hollywood manipulates us into feeling fear and anxiety, and the differences between true terror and simple jump scares. 

We will investigate the biological basis of fear, talk about rational and irrational fears and go over strategies so you can learn ways to try and overcome or manage your fears safely - whether that be a fear of spiders, driving, or the terror of failing a test. 

Come thinking of your fears, and perhaps with a scary story or two to share! 
(oh, and if you want an excuse to wear a costume...this is a good one!)
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children ages birth through five, accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime
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SIT, STAY, READ

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, JoJo, a sweet Schnauzer, 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 JoJo. 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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Little Bytes

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx

CodePHX programming at this location is made possible through grant funding provided by The Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation. 
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Coder Dojo

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
What do video games, robots and self-driving cars have in common? Code! You can become a coding master in this fun interactive program. Join us to learn with Code.org, Kodable, Scratch, Tynker, HTML and more as you expand your coding genius. Beginners welcome. Ages 8-17 #CodePhx

CodePHX programming at this location is made possible through grant funding provided by The Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation. 
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Babytime with Sign Lanugage for Walkers

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room

Babies, walking to 23 months, enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime while accompanied by a favorite adult. Babies and caregivers are also introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Each lively session 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. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 9:00am. #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsign

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Babytime with Sign Language for Crawlers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Babies, birth to crawling, enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime while accompanied by a favorite adult. Babies and caregivers are also introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Each lively session 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. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10:00am.  #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsign
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