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Escape from Burton Barr Virtual Escape Room

Friday, December 30, 2022
Online Programming
After falling asleep in the library, you wake up to find yourself trapped!  Can you explore and solve the mysteries of Burton Barr Central Library in an hour?  Time to find out!  

To escape from the library, click the link below!
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Escape from Starship Cesar Chavez! Virtual Escape Room

Friday, December 30, 2022
Online Programming
​As captain of the SS Cesar Chavez, can you save your cargo and escape the grasp of a sneaky stowaway? Click the link below to find out! 
​This is a virtual escape room 
experience that is open to all ages. Children under 7 may want to play with their favorite grown up.
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Summer Reading Game Begins June 1

Sunday, August 01, 2021
All Locations
Join the Summer Reading Game at maricopacountyreads.org! Registration opens May 1 -- sign up the whole family! Starting June 1, track your progress, discover new favorites, complete online challenges, win prizes and more! 
Just for signing up, you will get a coupon for  a free gently-used book to keep (note: coupon redemption is on hold at the moment until libraries reopen). At 500 points, all children birth to age 11 will receive a new book keep as well as a fun craft project (pick up at curbside). Everyone who completes the reading game and will get to select another new book to keep.  Sign up today!
The Summer Reading Game is supported by Maricopa County Reads, the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Season For Sharing, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. #summerreading
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StoryWalk® at Cesar Chavez Park

Saturday, August 07, 2021
Cesar Chavez Library
Share a reading adventure on the new StoryWalk®at Cesar Chavez Park in Laveen. 
Stroll around the lake and enjoy a story with your family. 
The featured book is Side By Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez by local author Monica Brown. 
Your journey starts on the east side of Cesar Chavez Library!

Comparta una aventura de lectura el el nuevo StoryWalk® ubicado en el Parque Cesar Chavez en Laveen.
Pasea por el lago y disfruta de una historia con tu familia. 
El libro presentado es Lado a Lado: La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez de la autora local Monica Brown.
Su viaje comienza al lado este de la Biblioteca Cesar Chavez!
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One Book, One Phoenix Community Wide Read

Saturday, July 31, 2021
All Locations

What if everyone read the same book this summer?​


Join your community this summer in reading one (or all three) of the following books:

Adult 

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Teen

The Call of the Wild​ by Jack London

Kids


These titles will be available for unlimited use from June 1 through August 31.


#onebookonephoenix

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FRC Grab & Go: Bubble Bubble 4

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Families First Resource Center B
Children will make their own bubble bath solution,. This session is in person.. Registration is required. 
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Music & Movement Online

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Friday July 30th at 9:30 am.


Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the storytime for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 

 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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ToddlerTime Online

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This ToddlerTime meets on Friday July 30th at 10:30 am.  

Who’s it for? Toddlers ages 24-36 months and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Toddlers like to GO, GO, GO, so bring them to the online storytime that’s fast and fun. ToddlerTime has stories, songs and games that help beginning talkers.  

What will your toddler learn? Toddlers are learning new words every day! Help them build their vocabulary with stories, songs and rhymes.  

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here. 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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Music & Movement Online

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Friday July 30th at 11:30 am.


Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the storytime for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 

 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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FRC Grab & Go: Bubble Bubble 4

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Families First Resource Center B
Children will make their own bubble bath solution,. This session is virtual... Registration is required. 
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Five Animal Kungfu: Tiger & Dragon Appear

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Programming
Teens, join us to learn history and theory of martial arts styles and get your body moving by learning a basic animal form. No special equipment or experience required, just make sure you have some space and wear comfortable clothes!

This workshop will be conducted via Webex.  Registration is required.  Upon registration, library staff will contact you with program information.
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Music & Movement Online

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Saturday July 31st at 10:30 am.


Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the storytime for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 

 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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Family Storytime Online

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Family Storytime meets on Saturday July 31st at 11:30 am.


Who’s it for? Children, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun, online program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers. 

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 


Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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Our Weekend is Booked - Teen Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Programming

Join the club! Drop in to Phoenix Public Library's teen book club, with books chosen by teens and talked about by teens. Teen Books come in all genres, so get ready to expand your horizons!

Interested in planning future books to read? Join the Teen Library Council meetings or book club meetings to join in the selection process. This book club meeting will be virtual. 

This month's book will be Internment by Samira Ahmed. Borrow the book in print, e-book, or e-audio format! 

A terrifying, futuristic United States where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence. 

Here is the meeting link: Our Weekend is Booked

#bookdiscussion

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Music & Movement Online

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Monday August 2, at 9:30 am.


Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the storytime for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 

 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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Bilingual Family Storytime Online/Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Programming

This Bilingual Family Storytime will meet on Monday August 2nd at 10:30 am. You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins.


Who’s it for? Children, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun, online program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers. 

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 


Este Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe se reunirá en el 2 de agosto a las 10:30 am. Usted recibirá un correo electrónico una hora antes del programa con un link-enlace para unirse a la clase.


 ¿Para quién es? Niños, desde el nacimiento hasta la edad de cinco años acompañado de su adulto favorito.  

¿Qué hará? Jugar, leer, cantar, y bailar con sus hijos en un programa en línea divertido y activo que ayuda al desarrollo de habilidades  de la lectura.  

¿Qué es lo que estará aprendiendo su hijo?   A los niños que les encantan los libros y los cuentos se convierten en mejores lectores.  

  

Las clases se reunirán en WebEx. WebEx es una plataforma de reuniones en línea cerrada y segura. Obtenga más información sobre el uso de WebEx haciendo clic aquí. 


Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  


La subvención de First Things First brinda apoyo a los programas de alfabetización temprana. First Things First acompaña a las familias y a las comunidades para darles a todos los niños de Arizona la oportunidad de llegar al kindergarten en buenas condiciones de salud y listos para el éxito. Para más informacióningrese a FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #familystorytime #bilingual 

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place Programming Room
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Little Bytes Online: July/August 2021

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Online Programming
Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding before they can write and spell?  Learn basic problem-solving skills and new vocabulary for children as young as 4 to give them the building blocks to becoming an excellent coder.  Join us online for guided activities as we teach your child the basis of code - problem solving!

Who’s it for? Children ages 4-7 and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times. 

What will you do? In this online program, you and your child will play games, do activities, and learn vocabulary words that support basic coding skills.

Little Bytes Online is an 8 week series.  Program sessions will be held on July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 4:15-4:45pm online. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 8 online program sessions. You will receive an email with additional registration information and a required survey. Your registration cannot be finalized until you complete the emailed registration survey.

Supplies: All families will need to pick up a Little Bytes Online Supply Box from your local Phoenix Public Library branch. You will receive information about supply pick-up after you register. 

Note that customers on the waiting list for any Little Bytes Online series will be given first priority for registration on any new series offerings.

#CodePhx #LittleBytes #MACH1 #STEM
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BabyTime Online

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Online Programming

This BabyTime program will meet on Tuesday August 3rd at 9:30 am. Registration is required

 

Who’s it for? Grownups who want to bond with their favorite 0-2 year old in a fun, supportive environment.

What will you do? In this live, online program, an instructor will lead you in rhymes and songs that you will do face-to-face with your child. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.

What will you learn? You will learn activities to engage with your child in meaningful ways. When babies have quality interactions with a loving adult, they gain confidence to learn and grow.

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closedsafe online meeting platformLearn more about using WebEx here. 

 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #babytime 

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Music & Movement Online

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Tuesday August 3rd at 10:30 am.


Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the storytime for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 

 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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Virtual One-on-One Job Assistance

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Online Programming
Need to learn new ways to search for the job you want? Trying to update your resume to showcase your skills and experience? Nervous about an upcoming interview? Register now to work with us to learn tips to improve your confidence, polish your resume and job applications, and learn how to find a job in an increasingly digital world.

PHXWorks, together with the Ocotillo Library and Workforce Literacy Center, is offering One on One virtual job assistance, covering all areas of the job-hunting process. Let us know what you need help with, and we will work with you to create a stunning resume, find potential job openings, prepare for an interview and more. 

Our One on One Job Assistance will be held via computer, using Microsoft Teams, to allow for screen sharing and discussion – or else via a phone call if Teams is not an option for you. You’ll be contacted prior to your registered event, so please have digital copies of your documents ready to submit through email prior to your One on One session, if you have them available. Library computers may be accessed during open library hours with your free Phoenix Public Library card to create or edit these digital documents in preparation for your session.

Please note that registration for One-on-One Sessions will close 24 hours before the appointment, to allow time to send the contact information and related documents.
 
#PHXWorks #Ocotillo 
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Big Bytes

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Programming
Are you ready to code to the next level after Little Bytes?  Join MACH1 and CodePHX for this 1 hour, 8-week program for children ages 7 - 9 that introduces them to Scratch Blocks Code.  You’ll learn basic coding concepts and use those tools to create simple projects in Scratch.  Join us as we cover programming fundamentals such as variables, events, loops, and logic.



#BigBytes #CodePHX #MACH1
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place Programming Room
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Teen Volunteer Program

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Programming

Join Phoenix Public Library’s first ever virtual Library Teen Council! All teens 12-18 can participate and gain volunteer hours for helping to develop Teen Central programs and services!

Join our meetings to hang out with other teens, discuss program and service ideas, and help us make your ideas happen! Help to create the next virtual event, crafty video, book recommendations or other fun activities, and gain new skills and experiences.

  • Get involved in volunteer opportunities!
  • Share your passions!
  • Hang out and meet other teens!
  • Shape Teen Central programs and services!

Register ahead of time and we’ll send you more information or join us at the meeting to learn more.
Volunteer Registration here.

#teencouncil #teen advisory board #tab #tlc

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Virtual One-on-One Job Assistance

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Online Programming
Need to learn new ways to search for the job you want? Trying to update your resume to showcase your skills and experience? Nervous about an upcoming interview? Register now to work with us to learn tips to improve your confidence, polish your resume and job applications, and learn how to find a job in an increasingly digital world.

PHXWorks, together with the Ocotillo Library and Workforce Literacy Center, is offering One on One virtual job assistance, covering all areas of the job-hunting process. Let us know what you need help with, and we will work with you to create a stunning resume, find potential job openings, prepare for an interview and more. 

Our One on One Job Assistance will be held via computer, using Microsoft Teams, to allow for screen sharing and discussion – or else via a phone call if Teams is not an option for you. You’ll be contacted prior to your registered event, so please have digital copies of your documents ready to submit through email prior to your One on One session, if you have them available. Library computers may be accessed during open library hours with your free Phoenix Public Library card to create or edit these digital documents in preparation for your session.

Please note that registration for One-on-One Sessions will close 24 hours before the appointment, to allow time to send the contact information and related documents.
 
#PHXWorks #Ocotillo 
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