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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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Kindergarten Bootcamp

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

Parent instruction will be provided in English and Spanish.

Instrucción para los padres sera bilingue.


RESGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

This class meets on the following dates: 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27/ 7/11, 7/12.  *NO CLASS ON 7/4.  Attendance is expected at all 7 classes.

Kindergarten Bootcamp gives parents tools, information, and activities to help prepare their children for school success in a fun, educational, and interactive setting. The series consists of seven sessions, 1 hour each, for children who will enter kindergarten in Fall 2017 along with their parent or caregiver. Under the guidance of an early literacy specialist, parents and caregivers work with their children on foundational skills which have been demonstrated to be the most important for both a successful kindergarten and school experience. It is important that parents and children attend every session including Week 7 graduation!

Support for early literacy programs is provided by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.


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Bilingual ToddlerTime/ Tiempo de Niñitos Bilingüe

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Two-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a session dedicated to active toddlers. What is your child learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. 

Niños de dos años de edad (acompañados con un adulto favorito) disfrutan cuentos interactivos, canciones y juegos que fomentan destrezas emergentes en una sesión dedicada a niños de dos años de edad.

#pplstorytime #toddlertime

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Bilingual BabyTime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Palo Verde 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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Teen Time!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Join us for some after school fun! TEENS ONLY. 
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Bilingual Family Storytime - Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe Para Familias

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Palo Verde 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 birth to five 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. #pplstorytime #bilingualstorytime
 

Comparta libros, cuentos, canciones, rimas y música en un divertido programa interactivo que desarrolla las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de cero a cinco años acompañados de un adulto favorito. ¿Que está aprendiendo su niño? Los niños que aman los libros y las historias, y tienen la oportunidad de participar en la narración activa, se convierten en lectores más exitosos. 
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STEAMtime: Circuit Bugs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Palo Verde Library

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! #STEM #SummerReading

This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.   
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Basic Computer Skills / Habilidades Básicas de Computación

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Learn computer basics at this free class.  Class is followed by a lab session. /Aprenda habilidades básicas de computación en esta clase gratuita. La clase es seguida por una sesión de práctica.

Class is from/ Clase de las 9:30 am-10:30 am
Lab is from/ Práctica de 10:30 am-12:30 pm

#lascomputadoras
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Summer Reading Kickoff! @Palo Verde Library

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Join us for our Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event! Sign up for Summer Reading, participate in fun activities, make your own ice-cream, and MORE! Bring your whole family! #SummerReading

This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.  

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Master Illusionist Eric Giliam

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Palo Verde Library

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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Kindergarten Bootcamp

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

Parent instruction will be provided in English and Spanish.

Instrucción para los padres sera bilingue.


RESGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

This class meets on the following dates: 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27/ 7/11, 7/12.  *NO CLASS ON 7/4.  Attendance is expected at all 7 classes.

Kindergarten Bootcamp gives parents tools, information, and activities to help prepare their children for school success in a fun, educational, and interactive setting. The series consists of seven sessions, 1 hour each, for children who will enter kindergarten in Fall 2017 along with their parent or caregiver. Under the guidance of an early literacy specialist, parents and caregivers work with their children on foundational skills which have been demonstrated to be the most important for both a successful kindergarten and school experience. It is important that parents and children attend every session including Week 7 graduation!

Support for early literacy programs is provided by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.


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Bilingual DiscoveryTime/ Tiempo de Descubrimiento bilingüe

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Palo Verde 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. 

Compartir libros, historias, música y actividades en un divertido programa interactivo que construye habilidades de alfabetización temprana e introduce a los niños a la ciencia y las matemáticas. Este programa está diseñado para niños de dos a cinco años acompañados por un adulto favorito. ¿Qué está aprendiendo su hijo? Los niños que pueden contar, reconocer formas y patrones geométricos y están ansiosos por explorar el mundo que les rodea estarán mejor preparados para tener éxito en el jardín de infantes. Sus hijos son científicos naturales. Usted puede ayudarles a descubrir el mundo, construir vocabulario y dominar los conceptos básicos de la ciencia.

#pplstorytime #discoverytime

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DIY Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

Share songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-moving interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to age 5 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.  #pplstorytime #DIYstorytime

 

All ages

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Bilingual Family Storytime - Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe Para Familias

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Palo Verde 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 birth to five 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. #pplstorytime #bilingualstorytime
 

Comparta libros, cuentos, canciones, rimas y música en un divertido programa interactivo que desarrolla las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de cero a cinco años acompañados de un adulto favorito. ¿Que está aprendiendo su niño? Los niños que aman los libros y las historias, y tienen la oportunidad de participar en la narración activa, se convierten en lectores más exitosos. 
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STEAMtime: Straw Rocket Ships and Graphite Drawing

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Palo Verde Library

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! #STEM #SummerReading

This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.   

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Basic Computer Skills / Habilidades Básicas de Computación

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Learn computer basics at this free class.  Class is followed by a lab session. /Aprenda habilidades básicas de computación en esta clase gratuita. La clase es seguida por una sesión de práctica.

Class is from/ Clase de las 9:30 am-10:30 am
Lab is from/ Práctica de 10:30 am-12:30 pm

#lascomputadoras
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Palo Verde Builder's Club

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, use your creativity to build and create with Legos!  The program is primarily for children ages 5-11 but the whole family is encouraged to participate and build together.  No registration required. Building materials are for in-library use only.  A little friendly competition (with candy prizes) add to the fun.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
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ARIZONA@WORK Drop-In Job Search Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

ARIZONA@WORK is at Palo Verde Library on the second Monday of the month from noon to 4 pm to provide help with résumés, applications, etc.

#phoenixworks

#workforce

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The Magic of Richard Steele

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Palo Verde Library

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

This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.   


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Kindergarten Bootcamp

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

Parent instruction will be provided in English and Spanish.

Instrucción para los padres sera bilingue.


RESGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

This class meets on the following dates: 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27/ 7/11, 7/12.  *NO CLASS ON 7/4.  Attendance is expected at all 7 classes.

Kindergarten Bootcamp gives parents tools, information, and activities to help prepare their children for school success in a fun, educational, and interactive setting. The series consists of seven sessions, 1 hour each, for children who will enter kindergarten in Fall 2017 along with their parent or caregiver. Under the guidance of an early literacy specialist, parents and caregivers work with their children on foundational skills which have been demonstrated to be the most important for both a successful kindergarten and school experience. It is important that parents and children attend every session including Week 7 graduation!

Support for early literacy programs is provided by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.


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Coder Dojo @Palo Verde Library

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Palo Verde Library
What do video games, robots and self-driving cars have one thing 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
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Bilingual Music and Movement/ Música y movimiento bilingüe

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Share songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-moving interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to age 5 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. 

Comparta canciones, rimas y música en un divertido y interactivo programa interactivo que construye habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de 0 a 5 años acompañados por un adulto favorito. ¿Qué está aprendiendo su hijo? Los niños que aman libros e historias, y tienen oportunidades de participar en la narración activa, se convierten en lectores más exitosos.  #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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DIY Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

Share songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-moving interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to age 5 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.  #pplstorytime #DIYstorytime

 

All ages

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Bilingual Family Storytime - Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe Para Familias

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Palo Verde 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 birth to five 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. #pplstorytime #bilingualstorytime
 

Comparta libros, cuentos, canciones, rimas y música en un divertido programa interactivo que desarrolla las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de cero a cinco años acompañados de un adulto favorito. ¿Que está aprendiendo su niño? Los niños que aman los libros y las historias, y tienen la oportunidad de participar en la narración activa, se convierten en lectores más exitosos. 
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