Adult Events and Programs Peoria Libraries » Adult Events & Programs Book Clubs Arts & Crafts Learning Fun & Community Announcements *** Learn About the Peoria Libraries' Closure on Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day *** ** Check out all the Summer Reading Programs & Events @ Your Peoria Libraries! ** * Learn About The Peoria Main Library's Mar. - Aug. Construction Project * Special Events Peoria Library System Peoria READS! Peoria Summer Reading Program Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Date: Jun. 1 – Aug. 1 The City of Peoria's Mayor Cathy Carlat proudly presents Peoria Reads! Read at least 20 minutes a day from June 1st to August 1st for chances to win great prizes. Earn additional drawing tickets by attending special Peoria Summer events over the summer! Pick up your Peoria READS! bookmark at your local Peoria Library or at any of the Peoria READS! events. Completed bookmarks must be returned to your local Peoria Library Saturday, August 4, 2018. "World’s Largest Swim Lesson!" - Jun. 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. @ The Centennial & Peoria PoolsVisit Peoria's Calendar for information about the "World’s Largest Swim Lesson!". "You Have the Right to Read!" - Jul. 12, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. @ Sunrise Mountain LibraryVisit Peoria's Calendar for information about "You Have the Right to Read!". "Reach for Reading!" - Jul. 26, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. @ The Rio Vista Recreation CenterVisit Peoria's Calendar for information about "Reach for Reading!". Peoria Library System Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Date: Jun. 1 - Aug. 1 Readers will explore all things musical this summer as Peoria Public Libraries presents the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program! The Summer Reading Program is open to all readers from preschool through adult, with events, prize drawings, storytimes and more throughout the summer. Early registration for “Libraries Rock” begins on May 1. Click here to access the Summer Reading Program Website. Book Clubs Peoria Main Library Novels @ Night Adult Book Club Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room Days: ThursdaysTime: 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: Jun. 21 - Any Biography. Jul. 19 - Young Adult/Teen Book. Aug. 16 - "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. Sunrise Mountain Library After Lunch Book Bunch Book Group Library: Sunrise Mountain LibraryDays: ThursdaysTime: 2 p.m. Bring a friend and come join us for a discussion of some great books and some fun! Newcomers are always welcome. Dates/Titles: Jun. & Jul. - Summer Break. Aug. 23 - "Prince and the Pauper" by Mark Twain. Sunrise Mountain Library Between the Covers Book Group Library: Sunrise Mountain LibraryDays: TuesdaysTime: 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: Jun. & Jul. - Summer Break. Aug. 21 - "Prince and the Pauper" by Mark Twain. Back to Top Arts & Crafts Peoria Main Library It's Only Knit and Purl Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room Days: SundaysTime: 1 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. Peoria Main Library Sew Smart Wednesdays Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room Days: WednesdaysTime: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bring a project or start a project with our friendly group of sewists! Use the library sewing machines or bring your own. For more information email: Jennifer.Crowell@peoriaaz.gov Special Sewing 101 Every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. from Apr. 18 through Jul. 25, you can come in and earn your Beginning Sewing Certification with the wonderful ladies at Sew Smart Wednesdays! Registration is required for Sewing 101: Call (623) 773-7578 or email: Jennifer.Crowell@peoriaaz.gov or Mary.Gable@peoriaaz.gov. Peoria Main Library Makerspace: Take Me Back Tuesday"Everything Your Grandma Should Have Taught You, But Didn't" Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room Date: The second Tuesday of the month.Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Learn all the arts and crafts that are usually passed down from generation to generation. Each month we will have a special project that harkens back to the days of our grandparents and those before them. Jun. 12 – Learn to Craft – Paper crafting. Registration is required: Call (623) 773-7578 or email: Jennifer.Crowell@peoriaaz.gov or Mary.Gable@peoriaaz.gov Sunrise Mountain Library Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Date: Sundays; Jun. 17, Jul. 1 & 15 and Aug. 5 & 19Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join us as we perform needle work by knitting, and crocheting, 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. Sunrise Mountain Library Craft Club Library: Sunrise Mountain Library in the Community Room Date: Thursdays; Jul. 5, and Aug. 2Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Do you love to craft? Drop in and explore a variety of project stations for teens and adults! Ages 12 & up. No registration required. Back to Top Learning Sunrise Mountain Library Technology Classes 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. These classes are open to all adult members of the public. The Technology Classes will be taking the summer off, but will back in August.We look forward to seeing you then! Peoria Library System 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. Start your Practice Tests @ http://peoriaaz.driving-tests.org/arizona/. Back to Top Fun & Community Peoria Main Library An Afternoon at the Movies: Summer Edition Library: Peoria Main Library Dates: Tuesdays; Jun. 5 - Jul. 31Time: 1 p.m. What better way to spend an afternoon than escaping the heat in a cozy theater watching classic movies? Join us every Tuesday this summer for a classic movie back on the big screen. Jun. 12 – "The Postman Always Rings Twice". Jun. 19 – "A Rebel Without a Cause". Jun. 26 – "Some Like it Hot". Be sure to keep checking back for upcoming dates and titles Sunrise Mountain Library Card/Board Game Afternoon Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Dates: Wednesdays; Jun. 13 & 27; Jul. 11 & 18Time: 2 p.m. Come play Phase 10, UNO, Old Maid, Hearts, Rummikub and other card and board games with us. Peoria Main Library Monday Night Melodies Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room Dates: Monday NightsTime: 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. Visit the schedule here for the upcoming line-ups. Peoria Main Library Tuesday Night Jam Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room Date: The first and third Tuesdays of the monthTime: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. A free jam session open to everyone. Stop by and make some music! Peoria Main Library Northwest Speakers Toastmasters Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room Date: The second and fourth Thursdays of the monthTime: 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. Peoria Library System 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. Participating locations include the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum and more! Both libraries offer Culture Passes. Available at your library's Circulation Desk Click here to view a complete list of Culture Passes at the Act One webpage. See a list of upcoming Culture Pass performances. Click here to fill out the Act One Culture Pass Survey. Back to Top For more events and programs, please see the City of Peoria's full Calendar of Events here.