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All Ages Celebration
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The Centennial of the Peoria Public Library

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: 2020

The Peoria Public Library is proudly celebrating 100 years of service to our community! We have many wonderful events and programs scheduled throughout the year, including reflecting on those decades the Library has traveled. Visit your local Peoria Public Library - the place where your story begins!

 
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The Overdrive Bookmobile at Your Peoria Public Libraries

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

Join us at both the Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library as we climb aboard the OverDrive Bookmobile, the creators of the Libby and OverDrive apps! Learn how to access e-books, e-audiobooks and more in this 53-foot-long Toterhome. All you need is a Peoria Public Library card and your favorite digital device!

Hours / Locations:

  • Sunrise Mountain Library - Tuesday, Mar. 10 @ 1 p.m.
  • The Peoria Main Library - Wednesday, Mar. 11 @ 9 a.m.
 
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Census 2020

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Apr. 1, 2020

The purpose of the 2020 Census is to conduct a census of population and housing and disseminate the results to the President, the states, and the American people. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once and in the right place. The city of Peoria's budget comes from state-shared revenue based on population. Each person counted is worth $3,000 in public services. Essential city services, including police and fire protection as well as roads, parks, hospitals, and schools all depend on an accurate census count.

 
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2019 Tax Information

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

2018 taxes are due on Monday, Apr. 15, 2019. Pre-printed tax forms are not available at the libraries. Tax forms may be downloaded and printed from the IRS and AZ Dept. of Revenue's websites. Arizona State tax forms are also available for photocopying. Forms are available at the following:


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Book Clubs
Peoria Main Library
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Great Beginnings Book Club

Library: Peoria Main Library
Days: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Every great book starts with a great beginning. Start your day with a great beginning at the Great Beginnings Book Club. Join us once a month in the Adult Fiction area on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to meet new people and discuss good books.

Dates/Titles:

  • Mar. 10 - "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
  • Apr. 14 - "The Magic of Ordinary Days" by Ann Creel.
  • May 12 - Any Isaac Asimov book.
  • Jun. 9 - Any Beverly Cleary book.
 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Between the Covers Book Group

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Bring a friend and come join us for a discussion of some great books and some fun! Newcomers are always welcome! Please call Cathy Coffman at (623) 773-8650 for more information.

Dates/Titles:

  • Mar. 17 - "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.
  • Apr. 21 - "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.
 
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Novels @ Night Adult Book Club

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Want to meet some interesting characters? Open a book. Want to meet some real-life interesting characters, too? Join the Novels @ Night Book Club! Book clubs are a great way to talk with friends and meet new people while exploring and discussing (hopefully!) good books. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a lively discussion. Adults 18+ please.

Dates/Titles:

  • Mar. 19 - Any Agatha Christie book.
  • Apr. 16 - "Animal Farm" by George Orwell.
  • May 21 - "LA Confidential" by James Ellroy.
  • Jun. 18 - "Outlaw" by Ted Dekker.

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Arts & Crafts
Peoria Main Library
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It's Only Knit and Purl

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Days: Sundays
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us as we perform needle work by knitting, crocheting and quilting, all while engaging in friendly conversation on all range of topics. Beginners are welcome and you must be 16 years of age and older to participate.

 
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Sew Smart Sewing Club

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Days: Thursdays
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join our sewing club on Wednesdays for fun, laughter, and of course sewing! Use our machines or bring your own. Experienced adult (18+) sewers please. For more information email: Mary.Vass@peoriaaz.gov

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Sundays; Mar. 1 & 15 and Apr. 5 & 19
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Meet fellow crochet, knitting and sewing/needlework enthusiasts! Bring your own project to start or work on. Share ideas, help, tips, and patterns along with friendly and cheerful conversation. Beginning to advanced needle crafters are all welcome. Must be 16 years of age and older to participate.

 
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Craft Club

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Wednesdays; Mar. 4 and Apr. 1
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Do you love crafting? Join us each month for our drop-in family crafts! We’ll have a variety of project stations for teens and adults! No registration required. Ages 12 and up, please!


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Learning
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Technology Classes @ Sunrise Mountain Library

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Visit here for Technology Classes' topics, dates and times.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use a computer, or an MP3 player or digital camera, or go on to the internet, or have an email account, or learn about blogs and Facebook, or buy a computer? Then these classes at Sunrise Mountain Library are for you. The classes are open to all adult members of the public.

 
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Tech Tips

Library: Peoria Main Library
Days: Tuesdays - Thursdays

If you are having a hard time with computer basics, Microsoft Word, Internet, downloading e-books, using databases, using our catalog etc., please speak to a reference librarian about scheduling an individual appointment. Subject to availability, these half-hour blocks allow one-on-one help with the topic of your choice. When scheduling an appointment, please let the librarian know what your question is and what result you're aiming for. This will help us prepare for our appointment with you. Please call the Reference Department at 623 773-7556 for more information.

 
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Love, Joy & Oils

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Essential oils are amazing for emotional support. Learn how to use them to promote more love, joy and peace in your life and the positive effects on your overall wellness.

  • Registration required by calling (623) 773-7556 or stop by the 2nd floor Adult Reference Desk.
 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Let's Speak Spanish

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Thursdays; Mar. 5 & 19 and Apr. 2, & 16
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

All levels are welcome to attend from beginners to native speakers. The group is led by James Abraham, a Spanish Faculty Member at Glendale Community College.

 
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Blender User’s Group

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturdays; Mar. 14, Apr. 11 and May 9
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring your laptop and explore how to use Blender, a free open source modeling software for 3D design and animation. Learn about the software’s interface, basic tools, and basic modeling. Group meets on the second Saturday of the month in the Main Library’s Activity Room from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Registration required by calling (623) 773-7556 or stop by the 2nd floor Adult Reference Desk.
 
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Ask a Master Gardener

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Saturdays; Mar. 21, Apr. 18 and May 16
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardener volunteers from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County will be available to answer your desert gardening questions, including but not limited to plant selection, irrigation, fertilization, pruning techniques, pest management and problem diagnosis. You can bring plant material or insect specimens for ID and advice.

 
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Peoria Forward & ASU Present Peoria Entrepreneurial Sessions

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

Peoria Forward is a high-impact partnership between ASU E+I and the City of Peoria designed to grow and scale the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the City of Peoria and accelerate economic development. Peoria Forward events are FREE and open to everyone. Events are interactive with engaging formats designed to build the Peoria entrepreneurial ecosystem. Click here to learn more about Peoria Forward and register for events.

 
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Free Practice Driving Tests and Materials

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

Peoria Public Libraries in partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.


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Fun & Community
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Card/Board Game Afternoon

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 2 p.m.

Come every Wednesday to play Phase 10, UNO, Old Maid, Hearts, Rummikub and other card and board games with us.

 
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Escape the Library for Adults

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Friday, Apr. 10
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Adults come to the library and solve puzzles and riddles to escape to the next level with our 40s themed escape room! Only the first 40 adults to sign up will be allowed to participate.

 
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Monday Night Melodies

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday Nights
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

In the mood for foot-tapping music? Monday Night Melodies, a free concert featuring three 20-minute sets, is for you! A variety of music, from Country and Bluegrass to folk, Oldies, and Ethnic will entertain you.

*Announcement*
Monday Night Melodies will be on a hiatus. Please check back for upcoming schedules later this spring.

Click here for more information.

 
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Tuesday Night Jam

Library: Peoria Main Library
Days: The first and third Tuesdays of the month
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

A free jam session open to everyone. Stop by and make some music!

 
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Northwest Speakers Toastmasters

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Date: The second and fourth Thursdays of the month
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. We are an “open” club actively welcoming new members! Please visit as often as you wish – no commitment or fees are required until you decide if the club is a good fit for you.

 
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Culture Passes @ Your Peoria Libraries

Check out a Culture Pass and get free admission for 2 people at one of fourteen popular venues around the valley. Enjoy the arts, museums, performances and more for free! Culture Passes are available at both The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library.

Available at your library's Circulation Desk


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For more events and programs, please see the City of Peoria's full Calendar of Events here.
 

Peoria Public Library hours, closures and events/programs are subject to change.
Please contact your local Peoria Library with any questions.