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Burton Barr Central Library is Closed Until Summer of 2018

Friday, June 01, 2018
Burton Barr Central Library

Burton Barr Central Library is closed until summer of 2018. Please visit our website for updates.

La biblioteca está cerrada hasta el verano de 2018. Favor de visitar nuestro sito del web para las últimas noticias.


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Free Arts of Arizona Exhibit

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Park Central Library
Free Arts of Arizona delivers creative and therapeutic arts programs, at no cost, to children ages 3 to 21 who have faced abuse, neglect and homelessness.

On display at Park Central Library are works culled from three Free Arts Exhibits: Road to Resilience; I Am, I Was, I Will Be; and Symbols of Self.
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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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Color to Calm

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
South Mountain Community
Take a break and explore the relaxing world of adult coloring.  Coloring helps reduces stress and anxiety. Please take a coloring sheet and go to the 2nd floor service desk to checkout some colored pencils.  Adult and Teens 15 and older.
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Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cholla Library
Computer Lab
This class will cover the following Microsoft PowerPoint features:
  • Animating text and objects
  • Inserting audio
  • Inserting video

Prerequisite: Ability to use a mouse and keyboard.
Attendance is on a first come first serve basis. Seating is limited.
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SCORE One-on-One Mentoring

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Storytime Room
SCORE mentors provide free and confidential business advice to meet the needs of your small business. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, SCORE mentors will help you reach customers and achieve your goals. Start by calling 602-745-7250 to make an appointment or visit the SCORE website at http://www.score.org/ for more information. Note: this program is subject to cancellation in the event that there are no signups for mentoring sessions.
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Workforce Saturday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Job Seekers who are not able to visit us during the week have an opportunity to come in on SaturdaysEmployment questions, Resume & Cover Letter assistance to Interviewing Skills. We are here to help. Stop by Saturdays for employment assistance, in addition to, our normal hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs Noon- 4pm, Sunday 1-4pm No Appointment necessary. Ocotillo Workforce Literacy Center, 102 West Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85041

#phxworks
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BabyTime

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. 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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Babytime for Crawlers & Walkers

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Agave Library
Storytime 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 families with young children. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.pplstorytime #babytime

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

Storytimes at Agave Library are supported by a grant from First Things First Phoenix North Region.



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Computer Lab

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cholla Library
Computer Lab

Staff will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with anything covered in our computer classes and downloading digital books, magazines, audiobooks, movies, and music available on mobile devices (smart phones, iPads, tablets) and personal computers through the Phoenix Public Library website.

#computersandtechnology


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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Park Central Library
Park Central Programming Room - 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 for Crawlers and Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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 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 #babytime 

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 with Sign

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Century 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 #babytimewithsign
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Discovery Time

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts.

pplstorytime #discoverytime

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

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children ages birth through five, 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 are required and available at 10am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime
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Sit, Stay, Read

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
South Mountain Community
Every fourth Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon, children and their families are invited to come and read with a registered therapy dog. South Mountain Community Library has paired with Paws 2 Read, an organization that connects young readers with registered therapy dog teams. The dogs offer children the opportunity to enhance their reading skills without any fear or judgment.  All young readers are invited to meet the dogs, pick out a favorite book, then sit down and practice reading to a new friend. We especially encourage all 2nd and 3rd graders who would benefit from having a reading buddy to help boost their skills. 
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Family Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

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. #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. 

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SIT, STAY, READ

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend, JoJo, a sweet Schnauzer, will be waiting for you at the library. It will make her so happy to hear you read books! Bring your own book or take one from our shelves and spend some time with JoJo. Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and lots of fun, too!). #sit,stay,read #ironwoodlibrary #JoJo #sitstayread
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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal and educational activity Tuesday thru Saturday at the Acacia Branch library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.  #kidscafe
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Agave Builders Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Agave Library
Meeting Room
Have fun building with bricks! This bi-monthly program is sponsored by the Friends of the Agave Branch Library. Donations of gently-used or new LEGOS also will be greatly appreciated!
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Kids Cafe

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a free, healthy meal and educational activity Tuesday thru Saturday. Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. #kidscafe

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Saturday Kids @ Ocotillo

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Join us every Saturday for fun and learning activities!

1st Saturday of the Month: Lots-O-Legos!

We have legos! Bring your imagination and build a unique creation.

2nd Saturday of the Month: STEAM; Snap Circuits

Join us for STEAMtime fun! Learn about and play with Snap Circuits.

3rd Saturday of the Month: Crafternoon

We make a new cool craft!

4th Saturday of the Month: Game-A-Thon

Come join us for games galore! We will play one of the following: board games, math games, literacy games, & video games.

5th Saturday of the Month (when applicable) - Surprise Activity!


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Introducción al Correo Electrónico

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
South Mountain Community
Aprenda los conceptos básicos del uso del correo electrónico, utilizando Gmail como proveedor.  Los estudiantes deben estar familiarizados con el uso del ratón y el teclado.

#lascomputadoras

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Knitting/Crocheting Group

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Storytime room
Join us to learn how to knit or crochet or to share your knitting and crocheting skills with the group. All ages and all skill levels are welcome on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Please bring your own supplies.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Desert Knitters

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Desert Broom Library
Study Room
Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to spend time exchanging ideas, designs, techniques and conversation. This monthly gathering is led by instructor and designer Georgia K. Green, who shares simple projects and expertise with the group.
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