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Arizona Silver

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Burton Barr Central Library
Arizona Room
The Arizona Room celebrates “Arizona Silver” with a display featuring items from our collection which explore silver, from the excitement of its extraction in mining, to the calm of its beauty in different artistic forms.
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"The Journey Circles Back" sculptures by David Knorr and "Colors of Longing" paintings by Alma Telibecirevic

Friday, January 03, 2020
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
Two show combination exhibit

"The Journey Circles Back" sculptures by David Knorr
David Knorr is expressing his artistic voice through architectural totems and biomorphic sculptures. David shares his inspiration from organic abstractions that emulate in nature.

"Colors of Longing" paintings by Alma Telibecirevic
Alma Telibecirevic expresses her spiritual longing for creative ideas through her art by fusing colors, lines, and movements together to inspire a meaning and emotions worth exploring.
She likes to construct an emotional art full of paradoxes: the collusion of melancholy and happiness, love and solitude, the decorative and the meaningful, ecstasy and sorrow, hope and despair...

Join us for a First Friday reception from 6:30-8:00 pm January 3, 2020 featuring live music. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
 
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All Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2019

BabyTime for Crawlers

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Who’s it for?  Babies up to two years old and their favorite grownups

What will you do?  Play, sing, and read with your baby in a warm and nurturing program.

What will your baby learn?  Growing brains need to hear lots of language! Your baby will learn to recognize the small sounds and patterns in language and add new words. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children. 

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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GED Classes Hosted by ACYR

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
College Depot Workshop Room

Arizona Center for Youth Readiness (ACYR) GED® Classes

Need your GED? You can now take GED classes at College Depot at Burton Barr Central Library.

 

Class Times: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1 - 4pm 

 

Provided by Arizona Center for Youth Readiness, class sessions are a mix of lessons directly from instructors followed by self-paced work on the computer with instructor guidance. Participants find success in an environment based on educational strategies that focus on practical applications of information and not simply prepping for a test. 

 

To learn about enrollment requirements: Call ACYR 602-252-6721 ext. 202 or visit https://acyraz.org/

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Employment Assistance

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library

Need help in your job search? Sit down and receive guidance from an employment specialist to get your job search on the right track and get employed! Drop by, our specialist will be in every Tuesday!

Sign in at the PHXWorks table on the second floor near the service desk.

Presented in partnership with ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix.

#PHXWorks #reentry #re-entry workforce career careers

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BabyTime with Sign

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
South Mountain Community
For babies up to 23 months, with a caregiver.  Hearing rhymes, stories, and songs helps develop language skills.  Using sign language speeds babies' language development.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Community Library Chapter.
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Color to Calm

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Tuesdays morning at the Agave Library.  Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books!  Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

We'll provide all the materials you need to give it a try.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided.  Come for coloring and conversation.  Adults only, please.




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eLearning

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab
eLearning
Learn how to use many free online learning resources that are available through the Phoenix Public Library. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and previous experience using the internet and websites. 

Attendance is based on a first come-first served basis for all classes. 

#computer
#computers
#computersandtechnology
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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room
Kids aged Birth-5 (accompanied by a favorite adult), share books, stories, songs, rhymes and music in a fun interactive program that helps build literacy skills.
What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers. #pplstorytime  #familytime

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to this program.

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Babytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Yucca 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. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsignBabies 

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. 

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Device Advice

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Yucca Library
Bring your smartphone, e-reader or tablet for assistance with basic tasks and to learn about accessing downloadable materials & online resources available through the Phoenix Public Library.

Registration Required. Please sign up for only one 30 minute session per Tuesday.  If you require more than 30 minutes, please feel free to visit us at Yucca.  #computersandtechnology
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ToddlerTime

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

Who’s it for? Toddlers ages 24-36 months and their favorite grownups

What will you do? Toddlers like to GO, GO, GO, so bring them to the 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. Your toddler also will learn to take turns, play with others, and communicate with adults and other children as they take part in this interactive program.

Space is limited; free tickets will be available 30 minutes before program begins. 

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




#pplstorytime #toddlertime

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. 

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ToddlerTime with Sign

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Mountain Community
For 24 to 36 months, with a caregiver.  Sharing stories, songs, and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.  Using sign language speeds your toddler's language development.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Community Library Chapter.
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Computer & Printing Assistance at Century

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Century Library

Do you need assistance using our computers or printer? Do you have questions on how to access Phoenix Public Library's electronic resources with your device(s)? Visit Century during these hours to get the one-on-one help you need! 

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Registration is open

Device Advice

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Bring your smartphone, e-reader or tablet for assistance with basic tasks and to learn about accessing downloadable materials & online resources available through the Phoenix Public Library.

Registration Required. Please sign up for only one 30 minute session per Tuesday.  If you require more than 30 minutes, please feel free to visit us at Yucca. #computersandtechnology
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Drop-In Employment Assistance

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Get help searching and applying for jobs online and through our posted jobs. Also get assistance writing or improving your resume. You are also free to sit in on a class that is in session. No registration is required!
#PHXWorks
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Music & Movement

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ocotillo 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 stories, and who have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers. 

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The Wonder of Play

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Families First Resource Center
Join us for interactive activity using play-doh and learn how this type of play enhances a child's skills. Recipes and play suggestions will be provided. 

Phoenix Families First Resource Centers are four safe community hubs located within the City for families with children birth to age five and pregnant mothers. The family resource centers goal is to strengthen and support families by providing information and referral services, free parent and child activities, and parenting education. FamilyResourceAZ.org


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Windows Basics

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
Windows makes it possible to complete all types of everyday tasks on your computer. Learn the basics of using a Windows computer, including how to use the desktop, how to work with different files and applications, and how to move and resize windows.

#PHXWorks #computerbasics #Windows #filesandfolders

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BabyTime

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Who’s it for? Babies up to two years old and their favorite grownups

What will you do? Play, sing, and read with your baby in a warm and nurturing program, and even learn a few Baby Signs (Sign Language) to help them communicate.

What will your baby learn? Growing brains need to hear lots of language! Your baby will learn to recognize the small sounds and patterns in language and add new words. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children. 

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 #babytimewithsign


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BabyTime

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Sage Library
Meeting room

Who’s it for? Babies up to two years old and their favorite grownups


What will you do? Play, sing, and read with your baby in a warm and nurturing program.


What will your baby learn? Growing brains need to hear lots of language! Your baby will learn to recognize the small sounds and patterns in language and add new words. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children. 

 

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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Gentle Yoga

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Gentle Yoga. Let instructor Elizabeth Boisson show you how to heal your mind, body and spirit with yoga. All skill levels welcome.  Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothes.  Tickets will be handed out at the Information Desk beginning at 11am.  First come, first served.

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Desert Broom Chapter.

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Music and Movement

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Century Library
Meeting Room

Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age six, 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.

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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