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Painting Class

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Instructor Judy Lokits will lead participants in completing 2 watercolor paintings over 6 weekly classes.
Note: Please register for the first session (1/24) ONLY. It is not necessary to register for all six sessions. 
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Color to Calm

2:00 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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Parchment and Prose Critique Group

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Calling all novelists, essayists, and authors! Bring 5 double-spaced pages of writing to get feedback on from your fellow writers. The Parchment and Prose critique group meets the third Tuesday of every month. Email haley.dziuk@phoenix.gov for more information.
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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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Teen Study

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Need a quiet place for study?  We will have the meeting room open from 4:30-6:30 every Wednesday for study time.  We will provide popcorn and soda to help stimulate your brain!
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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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Seuss-tastical Family Festival

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Dr. Seuss-themed literacy and S.T.E.A.M. activities for the whole family to enjoy together!
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TinkerTime: Makerspace for Kids

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Read Across America Day with OOBLECK mayhem! TinkerTime is a maker space for children to design, experiment, and invent as they explore hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities through self-guided tinkering. #stem
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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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Painting Class

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Instructor Judy Lokits will lead participants in completing 2 watercolor paintings over 6 weekly classes.
Note: Please register for the first session (1/24) ONLY. It is not necessary to register for all six sessions. 
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Color to Calm

2:00 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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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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Teen Study

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Need a quiet place for study?  We will have the meeting room open from 4:30-6:30 every Wednesday for study time.  We will provide popcorn and soda to help stimulate your brain!
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Ironwood Book Club

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Come join the Ironwood Book Club. All adults welcome. Meets the first Wednesday of each month.
Upcoming Books:

Mar 1—Have You Ever Had a Family?, Bill Clegg

Apr 5—Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty

May 3--The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

June 7--Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley


 

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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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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 friends, Raven, a gentle American Bull Terrier, and, Shasta, 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 Shasta. 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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The GENIUS of Hip Hop

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
(CANCELLED) Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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TinkerTime: Makerspace for Kids

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
A maker space for children to design, experiment, and invent as they explore hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities through self-guided tinkering. #stem
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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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Bubble Mania!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Come enjoy some good, clean fun for the whole family. Create your own bubble art and do lots of exciting experiments with bubbles and soap.
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Color to Calm

2:00 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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Parchment and Prose Writer's Group

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Parchment and Prose Writer's discussion group meets the first Tuesday of every month for workshops, presentations, and discussions about all aspects of the writing process from conception to publication. 
Upcoming Topics and Presenters:
January: "Library Collection Development and the Self Published Author" 
February: "Crafting the Perfect Author Bio and Media Kit" w/ The Writersaurus
March: "A Look at Traditional, Indie, and Self Publishing" w/ K.B. Shaw
April: "How to Be Funny on the Page (even if you're not in real life)" Workshop with humor and mystery author Cindy Brown
May: "Author Newsletters and Email Lists" w/ romance author KC Klein 
June: "Filter Words: What They Are and What They Do" w/ author Anissa Stringer


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