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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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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Music & Movement

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saguaro 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. #musicandmovement #pplstorytime #musicandmovement





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S.T.E.A.M. Movie Day

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Come watch a fun new movie in this special extra STEAM day this month! 
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Toddlertime

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

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 an average of nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. #pplstorytime #toddlertime

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Silk Screen T-Shirt Workshop with Red Rohall

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Create a one-of-a kind t-shirt and learn the basics of silk screen printing with Red Rohall. All supplies are provided including the t-shirt. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program was made possible with generous support from the Maricopa County Library District. #SummerReading
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Saguaro Library
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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SRP Kickoff

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room

Come join us as we kick off the Summer Reading Program!  We will have a free art activity and ice cream, as well as information and tickets to get a free book from the Saguaro Friends.  Bring your imagination!

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Family Brain Games

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room

Have fun with the family and exercise your brain at the same time! Join us for puzzles, chess, checkers and other fun brain-building games for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Saguaro chapter.


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Babytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Saguaro 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 young families. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.

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Toddlertime

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

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 an average of nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. #pplstorytime #toddlertime

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Reptile Adventures

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saguaro 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. #SummerReading

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Art at Saguaro for Kids

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

Please join us each week to complete a work of art.  We may study an artist, their work, and learn their art techniques.  Or we may draw a self-portrait, then paint it.  Join the fun!

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Music & Movement

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saguaro 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 #musicandmovement





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Summer STEAM Lego Lab

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Join us each Wednesday afternoon for entertaining and enlightening activities for kids and teens using S.T.E.A.M.Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. First Wednesday, LEGOLab: Design and build machines and structures and have them displayed in the library. #stem
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Saguaro Library
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Kindergarten Bootcamp

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
This class meets on the following dates: June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, July 12th, and July 19th. 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 4-5 year olds who are preparing to 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!

Kindergarten Bootcamp is supported by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.
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Toddlertime

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

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 an average of nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. #pplstorytime #toddlertime

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Saguaro Friends Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of intriguing books and authors. The book selection for June is All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Saguaro Chapter. Everyone is welcome!
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Saguaro Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Sit, Stay, Read

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saguaro Library

Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, Tailor, a gentle Shar Pei, Boxer, and Dalmatian mix, 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 Tailor.  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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Laptop Computer Lab and Device Advice

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Have computer questions? Curious about the internet? Need basic help using Microsoft Office 2013 products? Need assistance uploading a document? Have questions about email? Want to know how to use your handheld device to access library e-materials? Stop by our bimonthly computer and handheld device lab on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month to receive assistance and get your questions answered by one of our dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. Laptops will be provided for this lab in our meeting room, however, you will need to bring your own fully charged handheld device for device assistance.
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