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"Border Observations" artwork by Carlos Encinas

Friday, February 28, 2020
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
Carlos Encinas makes art that deals with border, immigration and Mexican/American identity issues. 

Join us for a First Friday reception 6:30-8:00 pm on Friday, February 7 with music performed by Arizona School for the Arts students. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
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Holocaust By Bullets Exhibit

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Burton Barr Central Library

The exhibition "Holocaust by Bullets 10 Years of Investigation" is based on the work of Father Patrick Desbois and his organization, Yahad-in Unum, to document and uncover the systematic killing of Jews that started before the creation of concentration camps. 

The Holocaust By Bullets exhibition gives viewers a chance to learn about this lesser-known side of the Holocaust through eyewitness testimony, photographs, quotes and other archival material.

School field trips and private tours with docents available for groups of 10 or more. 

For more information: holocaustbybulletsaz.com

Disclaimer: Some of the images in this exhibit are graphic in nature and may be disturbing. Suitable for children in grades 7 and above.



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Phoenix College Art Program Exhibit

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Burton Barr Central Library
2nd Floor Gallery
Phoenix College Art Program will present a group show hosted at Second Space Gallery in Burton Barr Central Library of new 2D and 3D works focused on creative interpretations of the theme RITUAL.

Every society has their own set of rituals that are performed as common practice. Rituals can transcend religion, culture, and tradition, while serving as critical tools that help guide us and provide purpose in our lives. What does ritual mean to you? 

Join us Friday, February 7, 2020 during First Friday for the opening reception, 6:30 to 8pm. Special musical performance by Arizona School for the Arts students.
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Music & Movement

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

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.

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

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 #musicandmovement


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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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BabyTime with Sign

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
South Mountain Community

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, 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.  


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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Color to Calm

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Tuesdays morning at the Agave Library.  Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books!  Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

We'll provide all the materials you need to give it a try.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided.  Come for coloring and conversation.  Adults only, please.




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Let's Talk Dads: Session 2

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Families First Resource Center A

Fathers and male caregivers will explore the importance of their role in encouraging and supporting their children’s language development. Strategies to promote early brain development and preparing children for kindergarten will be discussed.


Ages 3-5.


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

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place A
Under the careful eye of certified therapy dogs, children have a positive and judgement free environment to practice skills in reading while building self-esteem and having fun!
 
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Family Storytime

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

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.


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 #familystorytime  


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Word 1

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Computer lab

Word 1

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word including the ribbon, opening files, formatting fonts, and cut, copy, paste. Students should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Space is limited. Attendance is on a first come-first served basis for all computer classes.

#computer

#computers

#computersandtechnology

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Device Advice

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Yucca Library
Bring your smartphone, e-reader or tablet for assistance with basic tasks and to learn about accessing downloadable materials & online resources available through the Phoenix Public Library.

Registration Required. Please sign up for only one 30 minute session per Tuesday.  If you require more than 30 minutes, please feel free to visit us at Yucca.  #computersandtechnology
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ToddlerTime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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.

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

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




#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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ToddlerTime with Sign

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Mountain Community

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. This session includes Baby Sign Language, a great way for young children to communicate.  

What will your toddler learn? Toddlers are learning new words every day! Help them build their vocabulary with stories, songs and rhymes. Using sign language will speed your toddler’s language development by 6-12 months! 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #toddlertimewithsign 

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ToddlerTime with Sign

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood 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. This session includes Baby Sign Language, a great way for young children to communicate.

What will your toddler learn? Toddlers are learning new words every day! Help them build their vocabulary with stories, songs and rhymes. Using sign language will speed your toddler’s language development by 6-12 months! 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. Space is limited and free tickets are required and available at 9:00 am on the day of the program. #pplstorytime  #toddlertime #IronwoodLibrary 

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Yoga Storytime

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

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

What will you do? You and your child will share simple yoga poses, book, stories, songs, and rhymes  in a fun, interactive program.

What will we learn? Learn how yoga and movement can help you and your child practice early literacy skills and learn social-emotional skills. 

 

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 #yogastorytime

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2020 Census Job Fair

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Yucca Library
Get a job that counts and help get funding for your community!
  • Various field and office positions available
  • Full time & part-time
  • Work within your home area
  • Flexible work schedule
The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Computer & Printing Assistance at Century

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Century Library
Do you need assistance using our computers or printer? Do you have questions on how to access Phoenix Public Library's electronic resources with your device(s)? Visit Century during these hours to get the one-on-one help you need! 
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Registration is closed

Device Advice

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Yucca Library
Bring your smartphone, e-reader or tablet for assistance with basic tasks and to learn about accessing downloadable materials & online resources available through the Phoenix Public Library.

Registration Required. Please sign up for only one 30 minute session per Tuesday.
#computers
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Drop-In Employment Assistance

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Get help searching and applying for jobs online and through our posted jobs. Also get assistance writing or improving your resume. You are also free to sit in on a class that is in session. No registration is required!
#PHXWorks
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Internet 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Training Room
The Internet is an increasingly important part of everyday life for people around the world.  Learn the basics of using the Internet including how to navigate using web addresses and hyperlinks.  Note: To be successful in this class, students should be comfortable using the mouse and keyboard.

#PHXWorks #computerbasics #internet #hyperlinks

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Music & Movement

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

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.

This program is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Ocotillo Chapter. 

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 #musicandmovement
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Music and Movement

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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.

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 #musicandmovement

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BabyTime

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Sage Library
Meeting room

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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