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Summer Reading!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
All Locations
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!
  • Parents of Little Ones (birth to 4) get a free tote bag for signing up
  • Children birth to 11 receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Peter Piper after 500 points
  • Teens and adults receive a coupon for a free taco from Rubio's after 500 points
  • At 1,000 points, everyone receives a free book of their choice
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAWING! Children 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!
#summerreadingppl #read20az
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Jill Centino "Twirling Present, Colorful Future" & Melissa Schleuger "Variegated"

Friday, August 31, 2018
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
"First Friday reception 7/6/2018, 6:30-8:00 pm with jazz music by the Reid Riddiough Trio."

Jill Centino "Twirling Present, Colorful Future"
Jill Centino's paintings are some form of life's various personal quotations.  In this series, she sees each painting as as a kind of codex.

Melissa Schleuger "Variegated"
Melissa Schleuger begins her paintings without preconceived influence and continues by following the lead of brush strokes and colorful acrylics. Her mark-making is influenced by her studies in Chinese abstract and interest in architectural photography. Colors are selected at random
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Registration is open

Accuplacer Ready

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
College Depot Workshop Room

Starting community college this fall? Want to save time and money? This free tutoring session is for you! Northbridge College Success Program will be hosting a 4 hour tutoring session at College Depot (snacks and drinks provided) for incoming community college students to prepare them for the ACCUPLACER placement tests. These are the tests that all community college students take to determine what level of math, critical reading and writing courses they will start out in. If you’ve taken the Accuplacer and didn’t do well, Accuplacer Ready is for you. If you haven’t taken it yet, no worries, Accuplacer Ready will help you prepare so you’ll test well the first time.

Higher ACCUPLACER scores means taking fewer classes (up to six classes less) and saves you money for the tuition for each class you test out of ($258 per class, for a total of over $900-$1,000). The majority of students who go through this session test out of at least 1 developmental class. Developmental courses DO NOT COUNT towards graduation, but they COST the same, and take the same amount of TIME to complete. That means that a few hours can save you at least 60 hours of class time your first semester! Sign up today as space is limited. Snacks and drinks are provided!


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Summer Solstice Celebration

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Celebrate the first day of summer with us in Burton Barr Central Library's Great Reading Room, located on the 5th floor.  Hear renowned architect, Will Bruder, describe the architectural and engineering features that highlight the sun's ascent to its peak each year on Summer Solstice.

Enjoy the music of e alo before and after the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library
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Little Bytes

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx #stem 
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Bilingual Storytime/Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingue Para Familias

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to five years old 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. 

Comparta libros, cuentos, canciones, rimas y música en un divertido programa interactivo que desarrolla las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de cero a cinco años acompañados de un adulto favorito. ¿Que está aprendiendo su niño? Los niños que aman los libros y las historias, y tienen la oportunidad de participar en la narración activa, se convierten en lectores más exitosos
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BabyTime

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

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.

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


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Family Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills.  This program is designed for children birth to six years old 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 #familystorytime

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  #familytime


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BabyTime with Sign for Crawlers

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

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. 

 

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 with Sign for Walkers

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Babies up to 23 months (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. 

 

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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Hacker Haven

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1
Calling all scientists!  Want to learn about Snap Circuits?  Want to learn to code?  Join us for some family science fun and try out new experiments each week!  All ages. #mach #stem #codephx
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ToddlerTime

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

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

 

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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Preschool Prep

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Three to five-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school – persistence, flexibility and problem-solving.  What is your child learning?  Your preschooler is learning about the world and how to master emotions and desires. By teaching her how to focus, take turns and think creatively, you will get her ready for school.  This program includes basic concept knowledge (colors, numbers, letters) as well as structured activities.  

 

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 #preschoolprep


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Little Bytes

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx #stem 
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Bilingual Storytime/Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingue Para Familias

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to five years old 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. 

Comparta libros, cuentos, canciones, rimas y música en un divertido programa interactivo que desarrolla las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de cero a cinco años acompañados de un adulto favorito. ¿Que está aprendiendo su niño? Los niños que aman los libros y las historias, y tienen la oportunidad de participar en la narración activa, se convierten en lectores más exitosos
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Summer Reading: Reptile Fun

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Pulliam Auditorium 1st floor

Snakes in the library! Learn about reptiles and meet some slinky species up close. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

#summerreadingppl


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BabyTime

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

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.

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


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Registration is open

Accuplacer Ready

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
College Depot Workshop Room

Starting community college this fall? Want to save time and money? This free tutoring session is for you! Northbridge College Success Program will be hosting a 4 hour tutoring session at College Depot (snacks and drinks provided) for incoming community college students to prepare them for the ACCUPLACER placement tests. These are the tests that all community college students take to determine what level of math, critical reading and writing courses they will start out in. If you’ve taken the Accuplacer and didn’t do well, Accuplacer Ready is for you. If you haven’t taken it yet, no worries, Accuplacer Ready will help you prepare so you’ll test well the first time.

Higher ACCUPLACER scores means taking fewer classes (up to six classes less) and saves you money for the tuition for each class you test out of ($258 per class, for a total of over $900-$1,000). The majority of students who go through this session test out of at least 1 developmental class. Developmental courses DO NOT COUNT towards graduation, but they COST the same, and take the same amount of TIME to complete. That means that a few hours can save you at least 60 hours of class time your first semester! Sign up today as space is limited. Snacks and drinks are provided!


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Family Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills.  This program is designed for children birth to six years old 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 #familystorytime

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  #familytime


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BabyTime with Sign for Crawlers

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

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. 

 

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 with Sign for Walkers

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A

Babies up to 23 months (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. 

 

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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One-on-One Job Search Assistance

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

Need help in your job search? Sit down and get one-on-one help 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!

Find him on the second floor near the PHXWorks area.

Presented by Arizona@Work City of Phoenix

#PHXWorks

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Big Bytes

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1-A
What do video games, robots and self–driving cars have in common? Code! You can become a coding master in this fun interactive program. Join us to learn with Code.org, Kodable, Scratch, Tynker, HTML and more as you expand your coding genius. Beginners welcome. #CodePhx #stem #bigbytes
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Hacker Haven

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1
Calling all scientists!  Want to learn about Snap Circuits?  Want to learn to code?  Join us for some family science fun and try out new experiments each week!  All ages. #mach #stem #codephx
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hive@central: Business Roadmap Program - Workshop 1: How to Start a Business in Arizona

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
hive@central
The Business Roadmap Program is a month-long series of 8 start-up workshops detailing the essentials for your business. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday in hive @ central from 6-8 PM.  Please register for each class individually.

Workshop 1: The Legal Ins and Outs of Startups How to Start a Business in Arizona
The road map-style outline of the workshop provides the attendee insight into creating a business plan that is compatible with the initial framework required to start a new business venture.  Foundational knowledge, essential for the new business owner to understand and consider when launching a business, is laid out in an easily understood format.

WORKSHOP 1: How to Start a Business in Arizona (Current Session)
WORKSHOP 2: The Legal Ins and Outs of Startups
WORKSHOP 3: Understanding Your Target Market and Value Proposition 
WORKSHOP 4: Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing Part 1
WORKSHOP 5: Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing Part 2
WORKSHOP 6: Building Your Sales Projections and Setting Milestones
WORKSHOP 7: Access to Capital
WORKSHOP 8: Launching Lean

​Please, contact us by email with any questions: hive@phoenix.gov

Presented by The Arizona Women's Education and Entrepreneur Center (AWEEc). They work to develop and expand women owned businesses to strengthen their economic impact in our communities. AWEEc, a Women's Business Center, is a program of Arizona Women's Education and Employment - AWEE and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Association. Visit their website at http://www.aweecenter.org/. Also by a Friends of The Phoenix Public Library.

About hive @ central:
hive @ central is a free entrepreneurial resource center located on the 2nd floor of the Burton Barr Central Library. For more information, please visit our hive website or call (602) 262-4636 during our business hours.
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