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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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StoryWalk® at Cesar Chavez Park

Friday, January 28, 2022
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 Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown. 
Your journey starts on the east side of Cesar Chavez Library!

Comparta una aventura de lectura en el nuevo Paseo de Cuentos (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  Marisol McDonald no combina de la autora Monica Brown.
Su viaje comienza al lado este de la Biblioteca Cesar Chavez!
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"Webtropolis" exhibit by Hyewon Yoon

Friday, March 04, 2022
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
Yoon's work explores and organizes organic structures and landscapes experienced in everyday life.  The artist unites and manages images derived from varied life forms such as wood, flowers, plants, and so on.  The images are crystalized from the environment to form an individual world of emotion and awareness.  These imagined landscapes strive to create a peaceful mind and to share a particular vision of the beauty in nature.  
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Family Storytime at Desert Broom

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

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

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

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


Tickets will be given out at the desk 15 minutes before the program starts. This program is limited to 4 families.


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 FirstThingsFirst.org. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

 

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Family Storytime at Mesquite Library

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

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

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

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

 

Tickets will be handed out from the Children's Information Desk 30 minutes prior to start time. All attendees must have a ticket to enter. Maximum capacity is 18 people. 

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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Babytime at Cesar Chavez Library

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

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.  

Tickets for Storytime will be first come first serve and handed out a half hour before the start of a program. Due to safety restrictions, seating is limited and we ask that each family bring no more than two grownups.

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 FirstThingsFirst.org           #pplstorytime #babytime 
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BabyTime at Ironwood Library

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone over the age of 2 visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

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.  

Free tickets are required and available 30 minutes before program start time at the Information Desk.

 #pplstorytime #babytime 

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Music & Movement at South Mountain Community Library

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
South Mountain Community

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the service desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

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.  


We have space for 5 families for each storytime session. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the session at the service desk. 

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org       #pplstorytime #musicandmovement 

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ToddlerTime at Juniper Library

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


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.


Tickets for Storytime will be first come first served and handed out a half hour before the start of a program.  Seating is limited, and we ask that each family bring no more than two grownups.


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 FirstThingsFirst.org                        #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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ToddlerTime at Yucca Library

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


Tickets will be given out at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts. 


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. 

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org 


#pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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Tools for School at Agave Library

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone over the age of 2 visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

Who’s it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? You and your child will get a head start on kindergarten! Share books and activities that build kindergarten skills in class and are easily practiced at home. 

What will we learn? Learn kindergarten basics like letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. You and your child will also go beyond the basics to work on social and emotional skills that all children need for school.  


Tickets for Storytime will be first come first serve and handed out a half hour before the start of a program. Due to safety restrictions, seating is limited and we ask that each family bring no more than two grownups.

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org    #pplstorytime #toolsforschool

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Family Storytime at Desert Broom

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

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

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

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


Tickets will be given out at the desk 15 minutes before the program starts. This program is limited to 4 families.


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 FirstThingsFirst.org. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

 

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ToddlerTime at Mesquite Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

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. 

 

Tickets will be handed out from the Children's Information Desk 30 minutes prior to start time. All attendees must have a ticket to enter. Maximum capacity is 18 people. 

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org. #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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Toddler Time at Acacia Library

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

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

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. Toddler Time 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. 


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 FirstThingsFirst.org       #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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English as a Second Language Class (ESL)--Level 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Sage Library
Meeting room
Join us for an English as a second language (ESL) class for level one.  Practice speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar...and more speaking!  Registration required.  Your level will be determined by a quick assessment test. 
Únase a nosotros para una clase de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) para el nivel uno. Practique hablar, escuchar, leer, escribir, gramática ... ¡y más hablar!  Se requiere inscripción.  Su nivel se determinará con una prueba de evaluación rápida.
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Tools for School at Cesar Chavez Library

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone over the age of 2 visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


To register, contact Cassandra Diaz, Family Advocate at 602-329-9068 or Cassandra.Diaz@phoenix.gov  This program is limited to 8 families.


Who’s it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? You and your child will get a head start on kindergarten! Share books and activities that build kindergarten skills in class and are easily practiced at home. 

What will we learn? Learn kindergarten basics like letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. You and your child will also go beyond the basics to work on social and emotional skills that all children need for school.  

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org    #pplstorytime #toolsforschool

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Tools for School at Cholla Library

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st Floor

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone over the age of 2 visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


Tickets will be given out at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts. 

 

Who’s it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? You and your child will get a head start on kindergarten! Share books and activities that build kindergarten skills in class and are easily practiced at home. 

What will we learn? Learn kindergarten basics like letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. You and your child will also go beyond the basics to work on social and emotional skills that all children need for school.  

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org                        #pplstorytime #toolsforschool

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code MESQUITE.

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Computer Basics: Internet Safety

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
In today’s world, so much of what we do has become heavily computer based: from communicating with family far away, to shopping online, finding information, and even looking for work. These classes will help prepare you to use computers in your daily life, or as you prepare to enter the workforce. 

Our Computer Basics series is designed to help build the basic skills needed to use a computer confidently and comfortably - whether you are just starting to use computers, or whether you need some additional practice to really feel confident in your use. 

This entry is for the Internet Safety class - so much of what we do is online, but the internet isn't always quite as user-friendly as we might like it to be. Join us for this hour-long class that examines common dangers and traps for internet users, explores how to create safe and secure passwords, and how to protect your personal information in this new connected world.

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding.

#Computers #PHXWorks
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Employer Spotlight Series

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Harmon Library
Looking for Work? Drop in to our Employer Engagement Series on Tuesdays between 12-2pm to meet with our featured employer. This is your opportunity to meet with a prospective employer and learn about their current job openings. Don't forget your resume!

This week's Employer: Aramark

Aramark will be here recruiting for ASU Sun Devil Dining. They staff all four ASU Campuses.

   


#PHXWorks #Employment #JobSearch
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Farm Express Mobile Market

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Harmon Library
The Farm Express Mobile Market bus will be on-site bringing fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables.

Buy one, get one FREE with SNAP/EBT (up to $20 per day)! For every dollar you spend with your SNAP/EBT you will earn another dollar in Double Up Food Bucks to spend on the bus!
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Kids Cafe

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Acacia Library

Kids Café provides free meals for youth under age 18, Monday through Friday after school while supplies last at the libraries listed below. Meals will be grab and go. Parents/caregivers do not need to bring children to receive meals, however they will be asked to provide proof of children and list each child's name and age. Each qualifying child will receive meals while daily supplies last. On Fridays, customers may request double meals for each child if supplies allow. Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.


Kids Café ofrece comidas gratis para jóvenes menores de 18 años de lunes a viernes después de la escuela mientras duren las reservas en las bibliotecas enumerados a continuación. Las comidas serán para llevar. Los padres /cuidadores no necesitan traer a los niños para recibir comidas, sin embargo, se les pedirá que presenten un comprobante de los niños y que indiquen el nombre y la edad del niño. Cada niño calificado recibirá comida mientras duren las existencias. Los viernes, los clientes pueden solicitar comidas dobles para cada niño si los suministros lo permiten. Las comidas son proporcionadas por St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.  

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room

Kids Café provides free meals for youth under age 18, Monday through Saturday after school while supplies last at the libraries listed below. Meals will be grab and go. Parents/caregivers do not need to bring children to receive meals, however they will be asked to provide proof of children and list each child's name and age. Each qualifying child will receive meals while daily supplies last. On Saturdays, customers may request double meals for each child if supplies allow. Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.

Kids Café ofrece comidas gratis para jóvenes menores de 18 años de lunes a sábado* después de la escuela mientras duren las reservas en las bibliotecas enumerados a continuación. Las comidas serán para llevar. Los padres /cuidadores no necesitan traer a los niños para recibir comidas, sin embargo, se les pedirá que presenten un comprobante de los niños y que indiquen el nombre y la edad del niño. Cada niño calificado recibirá comida mientras duren las existencias. Los sábado, los clientes pueden solicitar comidas dobles para cada niño si los suministros lo permiten. Las comidas son proporcionadas por St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. 

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English as a Second Language Class (ESL)--Level 1

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Desert Sage Library
Meeting room
Join us for an English as a second language (ESL) class for level one.  Practice speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar...and more speaking!  Registration required.  Your level will be determined by a quick assessment test. 
Únase a nosotros para una clase de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) para el nivel uno. Practique hablar, escuchar, leer, escribir, gramática ... ¡y más hablar!  Se requiere inscripción.  Su nivel se determinará con una prueba de evaluación rápida.
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