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Babytime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room

Who’s it for? Babies who are walking up to 23 months 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 Baby 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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development and improves parent/child communication. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children.  

Tickets given out 30 minutes before beginning of program 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign 

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Babytime With Sign for Crawlers

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Who’s it for? Babies from birth to crawling and their favorite grownups. 

What will you do? Play, sing, and read with your baby in a warm and nurturing program, and even learn Baby 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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development and improves parent/child communication. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children. 

Tickets given out 30 minutes before the start of storytime 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign time #babytime
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Big Bytes

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Computer Lab
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. Ages 8-17.  #CodePhx #stem #bigbytes #mach #summerreadingppl

Note: Limited space available. Tickets will be available thirty minutes before the program begins at the service desk.
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ToddlerTime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez 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. 

Tickets given out 30 minutes prior to storytime 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

 

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Computer Lab
It’s that time of the year again! Tax season.

Each tax season, the city of Phoenix's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helps working families who earned less than $56,000 in 2019 with free tax preparation and filing services.

Twenty one primary sites, located in Phoenix, are offering free tax preparation and filing services from Monday, January 27 through Wednesday, April 15, including Saturdays. A list of Phoenix sites, with hours and days of operation, is available at phoenix.gov/eitc. It is important to note that hours and days of operation vary for different locations and services are provided on a first come first serve basis.

In addition, the city of Phoenix Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has two alternatives for filing taxes for those meeting eligibility requirements.  This will allow Phoenix residents to save hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees while using free services that ensure all taxpayer's income, deductions and allowable credits are claimed.

Phoenix residents making less than $66,000 a year can use Myfreetaxes.com a self-paced, step-by-step guidance to file tax returns online for free.

Additionally, debuting this year is the “Do it Yourself” Facilitated Self Assistance service. This has no income limitations and lets Phoenix residents use VITA center computers and online tax preparation software. While using the computers, residents are able to get in-person assistance from trained volunteers there is no income limitation on this program.

For more information about any of these programs or for a list of the EITC site locations and hours of operation, visit phoenix.gov/EITC.
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Pokemon Play

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Kids, are you Pokemon enthusiasts?  Would you like to play the card game with others? How about trade cards or play the game with your 3DS?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, then join in.  We have decks or you can bring your own.  Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.
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Cesar Chavez - Business Roadmap Program WORKSHOP 7: Access to Capital

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library

The Business Roadmap Program is a month-long series of eight start-up workshops detailing the essentials for your business. Classes are held every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm at Cesar Chavez Library. Please register for each class individually.

Before attending your first Business Roadmap Program, please create an account in the Arizona Job Connection by clicking here.

WORKSHOP 7: Access to Capital - One of the most pressing concerns in every entrepreneur’s mind is how to achieve quick access to a cash flow pipeline in order to launch their new venture. This workshop introduces common methods of raising the initial investment needed to pilot a new business including: bank loans, venture capital, angel investing and crowdfunding.

Please contact us by email with any questions at hive@phoenix.gov

For more information, please visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive or call (602) 262-4636 during business hours.

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Discovery Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room

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

What will you do? Play, read, and discover science with your preschooler! Discovery Time is a hands-on program that builds reading skills and introduces children to math and science. 

What is your child learning? 

Kids are natural scientists. Help them explore new ideas, make predictions, and experiment. Your child will build vocabulary, learn to count, recognize shapes and patterns, and work and play with others.

Tickets given out 30 minutes before program 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

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Cesar Chavez - Business Roadmap Program WORKSHOP 8: Launching Lean

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library

The Business Roadmap Program is a month-long series of eight start-up workshops detailing the essentials for your business. Classes are held every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm at Cesar Chavez Library. Please register for each class individually.

Before attending your first Business Roadmap Program, please create an account in the Arizona Job Connection by clicking here.

WORKSHOP 8: Launching Lean - Rather than focusing solely on a rapid startup, this workshop helps nail down the most accurate methods for cutting out the extra luxuries in order to launch a new, lean venture. The workshop also introduces how to apply an individual growth strategy that works for your business model.

Please contact us by email with any questions at hive@phoenix.gov

For more information, please visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive or call (602) 262-4636 during business hours.

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Family Science Night

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Bring out the scientist in you! Come explore science, technology, engineering and math with the Betty Fairfax High School STEM club volunteers doing various activities that everyone in the family can do and enjoy! There will be a new theme and lots of fun every month.  Meet in the back of the children's area of the library.  FREE!  Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.  
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Creativity Studio @ Cesar Chavez

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library

Creativity Studio @ Cesar Chavez - BEADS

This week we are making handmade beads. 

Join us Sunday afternoon to explore, create and relax. This new flexible program invites community members ages 16 and older to take some time for themselves to enjoy the benefits of creative crafting.  Come and learn something new, bring your own craft to work in the company of other crafters, or stop in and do you own thing with a variety of craft materials the group explored during previous sessions. The studio opens at 1, craft instruction is from 1:30 – 3. Stay until 4 if you like and keep creating!

Sponsored by Friends of Cesar Chavez Library #crafting #selfcare 

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Babytime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room

Who’s it for? Babies who are walking up to 23 months 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 Baby 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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development and improves parent/child communication. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children.  

Tickets given out 30 minutes before beginning of program 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign 

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Babytime With Sign for Crawlers

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Who’s it for? Babies from birth to crawling and their favorite grownups. 

What will you do? Play, sing, and read with your baby in a warm and nurturing program, and even learn Baby 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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development and improves parent/child communication. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children. 

Tickets given out 30 minutes before the start of storytime 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign time #babytime
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Big Bytes

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Computer Lab
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. Ages 8-17.  #CodePhx #stem #bigbytes #mach #summerreadingppl

Note: Limited space available. Tickets will be available thirty minutes before the program begins at the service desk.
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ToddlerTime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez 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. 

Tickets given out 30 minutes prior to storytime 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

 

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Computer Lab
It’s that time of the year again! Tax season.

Each tax season, the city of Phoenix's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helps working families who earned less than $56,000 in 2019 with free tax preparation and filing services.

Twenty one primary sites, located in Phoenix, are offering free tax preparation and filing services from Monday, January 27 through Wednesday, April 15, including Saturdays. A list of Phoenix sites, with hours and days of operation, is available at phoenix.gov/eitc. It is important to note that hours and days of operation vary for different locations and services are provided on a first come first serve basis.

In addition, the city of Phoenix Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has two alternatives for filing taxes for those meeting eligibility requirements.  This will allow Phoenix residents to save hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees while using free services that ensure all taxpayer's income, deductions and allowable credits are claimed.

Phoenix residents making less than $66,000 a year can use Myfreetaxes.com a self-paced, step-by-step guidance to file tax returns online for free.

Additionally, debuting this year is the “Do it Yourself” Facilitated Self Assistance service. This has no income limitations and lets Phoenix residents use VITA center computers and online tax preparation software. While using the computers, residents are able to get in-person assistance from trained volunteers there is no income limitation on this program.

For more information about any of these programs or for a list of the EITC site locations and hours of operation, visit phoenix.gov/EITC.
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Pokemon Play

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Kids, are you Pokemon enthusiasts?  Would you like to play the card game with others? How about trade cards or play the game with your 3DS?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, then join in.  We have decks or you can bring your own.  Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.
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Sit, Stay, Read!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend Monty, a gentle Australian Shepherd, will be waiting for you at the library. It will make him so happy to hear you read books! Bring your own book or take one from our shelves and spend some time with Monty. Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and lots of fun, too!)  #sitstayreadsitstayread
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Drop-in Craft

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Children, 6-11, join us for a fun craft on this early release from school day in the children's section of the library.  FREE, all supplies provided.  Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library. 
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Cesar Chavez - Business Roadmap Program WORKSHOP 1: How to Start a Business in Arizona

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library

The Business Roadmap Program is a month-long series of eight start-up workshops detailing the essentials for your business. Classes are held every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm at Cesar Chavez Library. Please register for each class individually.

Before attending your first Business Roadmap Program, please create an account in the Arizona Job Connection by clicking this link here.

WORKSHOP 1: How to Start a Business in Arizona - The roadmap-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.

Please contact us by email with any questions at hive@phoenix.gov

For more information, please visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive or call (602) 262-4636 during business hours.

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Discovery Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room

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

What will you do? Play, read, and discover science with your preschooler! Discovery Time is a hands-on program that builds reading skills and introduces children to math and science. 

What is your child learning? 

Kids are natural scientists. Help them explore new ideas, make predictions, and experiment. Your child will build vocabulary, learn to count, recognize shapes and patterns, and work and play with others.

Tickets given out 30 minutes before program 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

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Cesar Chavez - Business Roadmap Program WORKSHOP 2: The Legal Ins and Outs of Startups

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library

The Business Roadmap Program is a month-long series of eight start-up workshops detailing the essentials for your business. Classes are held every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm at Cesar Chavez Library. Please register for each class individually.

Before attending your first Business Roadmap Program workshop, please create an account in the Arizona Job Connection website by clicking here.

WORKSHOP 2: The Legal Ins and Outs of Startups - As new business owners narrow down the focus of their “big idea”, much of what assists this idea stage process is understanding the variety of legal entities available for small businesses to operate under. This workshop provides the breakdown of licensing, permitting, insurance and other necessary considerations for a successful enterprise.


Please contact us by email with any questions at hive@phoenix.gov


For more information, please visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive or call (602) 262-4636 during business hours.

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Family Art Night

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Join us for Family Art Night the 1st Thursday of each month. We provide all supplies, you supply the creativity! A new, fun art/craft will be presented each month that all family members will be able to do.  FREE!  Event held in the Children's area of the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.
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STEAM Saturday - Makedo Cardboard Creations

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
STEAM Saturday – Makedo Cardboard Creations. Join us the first Saturday of the month for a fun family STEAM activity. This month we will be building custom creations with our Makedo kits. These kits allow us to build things using cardboard such as forts, toys, costumes, and more. Recommended for ages 7+. Adult participation appreciated!

Tickets required. Tickets will be made available at the desk 30 minutes before the program begins. 

Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library. FREE to all. 



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