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Kids in Focus Art Exhibit

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Burton Barr Central Library
2nd Floor Gallery
View the art created by the participants of Kids in Focus. 

Kids in Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to giving at-risk youth the chance to see themselves and the world in a new light, equipping them with essential life skills to make the shift from surviving to thriving. When kids experience trauma such as poverty, homelessness, neglect, and abuse, they disconnect from the world and themselves. A camera in their hands, with the right guidance and encouragement, can switch the light in their eyes back on, giving them a new lens on life. Visit us at kidsinfocus.org to get involved as a volunteer or supporter, join our mailing list and learn more.
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Chili Summer

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Burton Barr Central Library
Arizona Room
The Arizona Room celebrates the variety of our cookbook collection with an exhibition featuring both familiar and unusual Chili recipes from throughout Arizona.
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PieceWork -- Artwork by Bob Allen and Dawn Conry

Friday, October 11, 2019
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
Bob Allen makes art as a way to re-imagine the world and make surprising connections beyond the obvious. He likes to find a curious juxtaposition, give it another context and then create fresh & original work from it.

Dawn Conry challenges images you see in advertisements and imagines a different story. Can a teddy bear live in space? Would a shark dance ballet in the mountains? Can an ancient terracotta statue have visions of a distant future? Her intention is to let images change by helping them speak their new story. She imagine the image is asking for a change and then works to make that a reality.

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 6 for a First Friday reception with live electronic music by The Spider Institute. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.  
 
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Czech Scientists and Their Inventions Exhibit

Monday, September 30, 2019
Burton Barr Central Library
Second Space Gallery 2nd Floor
The Czech Scientists and Their Inventions is one of the successful projects of the Open Sciences Program of the Czech Academy of Sciences, based in Prague. It is composed of caricatures of leading Czech scientists and their most famous discoveries by illustrator and director Přemek Ponáhlý. The original graphic design presents outstanding historical and contemporary Czech male and female scientists via a humorous and hyperbolic depiction. It also underlines times when education and qualified professional employment of women in science was no less than revolutionary. Despite the setbacks, a number of female pioneers did not give up and made it into the history of Czech science and research.

Among the depicted scientists are: Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Nobel Prize laureate and inventor of the polarographic method; Antonin Holy, developer of antiviral drugs used to treat HIV; Jan Jansky, credited with the first classification of blood into the four types; Otto Wichterle, inventor of gel contact lenses; Helena Raskova, legendary pharmacologist; Adela Kochanovska, pioneer nuclear physicist; Gerty Cori, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in medicine, and Gregor Mendel, the father of modern-day genetics.

This exhibit is provided in partnership between the City of Phoenix Sister Cities Prague Committee and the Phoenix Public Library. 


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Babytime

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

Babies, under age 2,  (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.

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  30 minutes prior to this program.

What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplstorytime  #babytime

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Baby Time with Sign

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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 and improves parent/child communication. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign


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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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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Babytime with Sign Language for Walkers

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

Babies walking to 23-months-old (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. Space is limited and free tickets are required and available at 9am on the day of the program. #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsign #IronwoodLibrary 

What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.

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Healthy Living Classes with Area Agency on Aging: Chronic Conditions Self Managem

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Meeting Room B 1st Floor

Emphasizes empowerment and taking control of a variety of health conditions. Techniques learned address: fatigue and frustration, use of medication, exercise for health, making difficult decisions, relaxation strategies, and effective communication with health professionals.

The link to register is: https://www.aaaphx.org/healthy-living-fall-classes/

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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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Babytime

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

Babies, under age 2,  (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.

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  30 minutes prior to this program.

What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplstorytime  #babytime

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Babytime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cesar Chavez 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 and improves parent/child communication.  Space is limited; tickets given out 30 minutes before storytime at the information desk.    #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsignpplstorytime #babytimewithsign
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Babytime with Sign Language for Crawlers

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

Babies birth through crawling (pre-walkers)--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. Space is limited and free tickets are required and available at 10am on the day of the program. #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsign #IronwoodLibrary 

What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.

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Music & Movement

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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 up to 5 years 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. 

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

#pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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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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BabyTime for Walkers

11:00 AM - 11:45 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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Tools for School

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

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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #toolsforschool #preschoolprep

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WIC 101

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Families First Resource Center

Families will learn about the special nutrition program for Women Infants and Children including program qualifications and the benefits of nutrition.

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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Babytime With Sign for Crawlers

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cesar Chavez 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.  Space is limited; tickets available 30 minutes before storytime at the information desk.  #pplstorytime  #babytimewithsignpplstorytime #babytime
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Third Monday Book Discussion Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Storytime Room

September 16th discussion will be APOLLO 8 by Jeffrey Kluger (Non Fiction). October 21st discussion will be THE GOOD PILOT PETER WOODHOUSE by Alexander McCall-Smith (Fiction).

Sponsored by the Friends Of the Phoenix Public Library, Mesquite Chapter

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WIC 101

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Families First Resource Center

Families will learn about the special nutrition program for Women Infants and Children including program qualifications and the benefits of nutrition.

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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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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Jobseeker Assistance

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
PHXWorks Space

Receive basic resume, cover letter, or application assistance from library volunteers at this drop-in program.

Assistance will be provided first-come, first served.

#PHXWorks

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a free, healthy meal and educational activity Monday through Friday. Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. 

#kidscafe
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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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