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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 Sax Quartet at 6:30pm and Reed Trio at 7:30pm. 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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"Déjà Vu View" art by Jeffrey Falk

Friday, April 24, 2020
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
(Déjà vu is a French phrase that literally translates as "already seen". In the popular sense it describes what some see as a paranormal phenomenon where a person gets a feeling that they have lived through a present situation before or are familiar with a location they have never been to. The exhibit is not about this phenomenon. It is about seeing familiar "iconic" images in a new and different way.)

The art in this show uses existing/found imagery that is familiar to many viewers. These "already seen" iconic images are then altered or recombined in new ways that change the familiar meanings and open up new interpretations for the viewer. It is about art as a language, in and of, itself.

Join us for a First Friday reception 6:30-8:00 pm on March 6, 2020 featuring live music.
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Arizona and Guatemala: A Photographic Exhibition presented by Through Each Other's Eyes

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Burton Barr Central Library
2nd Floor Gallery
Through Each Others Eyes™ promotes international understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures through photography. The organization coordinates photographic exchanges, educational programs and traveling exhibitions to help people around the world understand and embrace cultures different from their own.   The subject matter of the resulting exhibitions centers on people and their daily lives:  their work, their relationships with each other, their festivals and celebrations, nature and landscapes and simple scenes of their daily activities. The Arizona and Guatemala exhibit features Guatemala photographers Rony Mejia, Javier Alvarez and Arizona photographers Geoff Reed and Rebecca Wilks. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS 

 

Rony Mejia (Guatemala) 

Rony was introduced to photography while pursuing an ecotourism major in college. His work in off-the-beaten track parts of his native Guatemala and his studies in ecology, geography and anthropology frequently place him in the right spot at the right time. His interests include travel, street and landscape photography with an emphasis on mobile. Rony’s pictures and editorial work have been published in books, magazines, brochures, campaigns, websites and advertisements from the Guatemalan National Parks Service (CONAP), Tourism Board (INGUAT), Defensores de la Naturaleza Foundation and private clients. 

  

Javier Alvarez Vassaux (Guatemala) 

A psychologist by profession, Javier’s interest in photography started when he was a teenager. He entered into digital photography around 2005, when he bought his first digital camera. In 2012, he joined the Club Fotográfico de Guatemala, where he found a very stimulating environment in which to learn and explore the endless opportunities that photography offers.  Javier’s work has been published in the Club Fotográfico de Guatemala Annual Book since 2013. He collaborates with several nonprofit organizations, especially in fields related to nature conservancy, cultural Guatemalan themes and folklore.  

 

 

Rebecca Wilks (Arizona)                                                                                                                                        

Rebecca has been an avid nature and travel photographer since her teens.  She strives to connect others with the natural and cultural. The camera permits her a unique viewpoint and a meditative way to interact with nature, people, color, and emotion. Her work can be seen in Arizona Highways publications as well as Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Budget Travel Magazine, Vermont Magazine, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, and Popular Woodworking Magazine. Rebecca also enjoys creating images to assist nonprofits in promotion, and has volunteered in this capacity with Rotary International, the Wheelchair Foundation, Cooperative for Education (Guatemala), and the Open Arms Home for Children (South Africa). 

 

 

Geoff Reed (Arizona) 

Geoff is a Phoenix, Arizona-based photographer providing corporate, editorial, travel & adventure photographs of people on location for business and consumer publications. His interest in travel originated in his early years growing up in India, France and Central Africa, and as a commercial photographer he enjoys working with clients throughout the United States. He has published credits in advertising, corporate and editorial photography Geoff teaches commercial and digital photography classes as well as summer international study abroad in Prague, Berlin and Vienna through the Maricopa Community Colleges. 

 

All print sales benefit Through Each Others Eyes.   

Please contact Geoff Reed (geoff@geoffreedphoto.comor Rebecca Wilks (info@drwilks.com) for more information




Through Each Others Eyes™ International Center for Cultural Education is making the world a better place through photography.  The Center coordinates photographic exchanges, educational programs and traveling exhibitions to help people around the world understand and embrace cultures different from their own.
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“Napkin Sketches - Grab the Napkin, Draw It Now!” art by Kyoko Iwasaka

Friday, June 19, 2020
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
Kyoko Iwasaka is an artist and also an architect who specializes in green building design. Her unique background, extensive travel experience, and strong curiosity fuel her creativity. Kyoko’s artwork is widely diversified from pencil drawing to watercolor to mixed media in both realism and abstract.

In this exhibit at the Burton Barr Central Gallery, she showcases pen sketches on 5”x5” paper napkins, which are unexpected, simple, but powerful tools that allow us to express our impression and emotion freely at the right moment without fear of being judged.

Join us for a First Friday reception from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, June 5.   Meet the artist, discuss the work, and enjoy live music. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
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Drop-In Employment Assistance

1:00 PM - 5:00 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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RxMatters

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Do you require information on storing, using, and disposal of prescription medication? Visit the Americorps Area Agency on Aging table once a month to have your questions answered.

Presented by Americorps Area Agency on Aging
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Accidental Crafter

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Are you a reluctant adult crafter? Are you looking for projects but don't know where to start? Join us for an hour of creativity and fun. All materials are provided.

This program is FREE and for adults only. Registration is required.
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Game Day: Player's Choice

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

Come to the library to play a variety games.  Play card games like Phase 10, Uno, Rook, Cabooses, Skip-Bo, Spoons or Dinos.  Or play a board game like, Ticket to Ride, Battleship, Chess, Backgammon, Othello, Connect 4 and Pandasaurus Dinosaur Island. 


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Imagination Lab - Animal Remix!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Sunday in the Lab for an exploration of some sort or another;
whether we're celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math, we celebrate it together and find engaging ways to make it challenging and fun!

Today, we will be designing a mythical animal through collage and illustration! This activity builds creativity as children combine items in new ways

This program is targeted for children grades K-5. 


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Little Bytes

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor
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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TinkerTime

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Explore a makerspace for children ages 6-11 that provides hands-on, creative ways to design, experiment, and invent as they engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) through self-guided tinkering. Tinker Time is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Ironwood Chapter. #stem #tinkertime #ironwoodlibrary 
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Big Bytes

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor
What do video games, robots and self-driving cars have one thing 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
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Kids Cafe

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal brought to you by St. Mary's Food Bank.
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BabyTime

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

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 with Sign for Walkers

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

Who’s it for? Babies (walking) 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. 

Space is limited and free tickets are required and available at 9:00 am on the day of the program. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign #IronwoodLibrary


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BabyTime for Crawlers

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

Who’s it for? Crawling babies 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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MACH1: Homeschool Meetup

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1
Join other homeschooling parents and students to talk, learn, and play!  All ages.  #stem #mach
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BabyTime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Storytime 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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BabyTime with Sign for Crawlers

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

Who’s it for? Babies (walking) 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. 

Space is limited and free tickets are required and available at 9:00 am on the day of the program. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign #IronwoodLibrary

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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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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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