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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!
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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

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Advanced Job Seeking

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocotillo Library

Learn techniques not covered in basic job hunting workshops including tips from recruiters, job counselors and career coaches that can help you land that perfect job!


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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

#phoenixworks

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Summer Lunch Buddies

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Summer Lunch Buddies

Helping Kids Eat Healthy!

Spend time with friends and enjoy meals at no cost while school is out. Open to ages 18 and younger. Sponsored by the Roosevelt School District.

 

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James Reid: Build A Better Brain with Juggling

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

Build A Better Brain with Juggling!

James Reid: Juggler

Juggling and More FUN! Delighting audiences for over thirty years, James Reid presents a performance of big tricks, laughs, and fun for all ages. Including unique tricks seen nowhere else, dangerous bowling ball juggling, and more! This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.


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BabyTime with Sign

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ocotillo 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.

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Computer Skills for the Workplace

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room

Learn the parts of a computer and how they work together to help you in the workplace. Create and manage an email account, and learn how to upload your resume. Improve your skills with the mouse and keyboard to make yourself more marketable in your job search.

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Summer Lunch Buddies

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Summer Lunch Buddies

Helping Kids Eat Healthy!

Spend time with friends and enjoy meals at no cost while school is out. Open to ages 18 and younger. Sponsored by the Roosevelt School District.

 

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"WORKFORCE SATURDAYS"

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room

NEW! "WORKFORCE SATURDAYS" 9A -Noon @ Ocotillo Workforce Literacy Library- Job Seekers who are not able to visit us during the week now have an opportunity to come in on Saturdays. Job Hunters Focused Group: Employment questions, Resume & Cover Letter assistance to Interviewing Skills. We are here to help. Stop by Saturdays for employment assistance, in addition to, our normal hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs Noon- 4P. No Appointment necessary. Ocotillo Workforce Literacy Center, 102 West Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85041

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Bilingual Family Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ocotillo Library
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills.  This program is designed for children birth to six years old 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.
All ages
 


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Saturday Kids @Ocotillo

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Join us every Saturday for fun and learning activities!

1st Saturday of the Month - STEAMtime

STEAM hands-on activity.

2nd Saturday of the Month- Lots-O-Legos

We have legos! Bring your imagination and build a unique creation.

3rd Saturday of the Monthly- Ocotillo Creativity Zone

We make a new cool craft!

4th Saturday of the Month- Family Movie Matinee

Come join us for snacks and a movie viewing of one of the latest movies released on DVD and available at the Library.

5th Saturday of the Month (when applicable) - Surprise Activity!

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ESL - Talk Time

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Talk Time is a small, informal group environment, which provides non-native English speakers a safe and comfortable place to practice their skills. It also provides participants an opportunity to learn about American culture and share pieces of their own culture.

  • No registration required

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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

#phoenixworks

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Summer Lunch Buddies

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Summer Lunch Buddies

Helping Kids Eat Healthy!

Spend time with friends and enjoy meals at no cost while school is out. Open to ages 18 and younger. Sponsored by the Roosevelt School District.

 

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Internet Tips and Tricks for Job Hunters

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocotillo Library

Learn how to search for jobs and the best techniques to display your professionalism online.

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STEAM Summer Camp: Creation Station!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room
You make it. You create it. You build it. Drop-In Summer Camp offers youth hands-on experience and weekly educational activities, arts and crafts, science experiments. Each week will be themed with famous books, movies, television, and games to promote a fun weekly experience and fire up the curiosity and creativity of kids ages 6-17. This event participates in the Summer Reading Program.
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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

#phoenixworks

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Summer Lunch Buddies

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Summer Lunch Buddies

Helping Kids Eat Healthy!

Spend time with friends and enjoy meals at no cost while school is out. Open to ages 18 and younger. Sponsored by the Roosevelt School District.

 

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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

#phoenixworks

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Summer Lunch Buddies

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Summer Lunch Buddies

Helping Kids Eat Healthy!

Spend time with friends and enjoy meals at no cost while school is out. Open to ages 18 and younger. Sponsored by the Roosevelt School District.

 

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How to Build a Great Resume

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocotillo Library

Learn how to create the perfect resume for you and get personal assistance.

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Wildman Phil & The Cool Creatures of the Earth

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room
Join us for an exciting live animal demonstration featuring some of the world’s most notable creatures. Wildlife Comedian “Wildman Phil” highlights the unique characteristics of various wildlife, their homes, and the ways the lives of these vastly different animals are interwoven, creating a community where each has a purpose and a place. This program was made possible with generous support from the Maricopa County Library District.

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