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Announcement
Peoria Library System
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Peoria Public Libraries: Thanksgiving Hours/Closures

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Wednesday - Friday, Nov.22 - Nov. 24

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22: Close at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 23, & Friday, Nov. 24: Closed.

Both Libraries will reopen Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

*The outside book drops will be unavailable during the closures.

 
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Peoria Public Libraries: Winter Holiday Closures

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: Dec. 24, 25 & 31 and Jan. 1

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed on the following dates during the winter holidays:

  • Dec. 24, 25 and 31: Closed.
  • Jan. 1: Closed.

We hope that everyone has a great and safe holiday and New Year's Eve!

*The outside book drops will be unavailable during the closures.

 

Book Clubs
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Between the Covers Book Group

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

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.

  • Nov. 21 - No Meeting.
  • Dec. 19 - Come help us figure out what to read next year.
 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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After Lunch Book Bunch Book Group

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Days: Thursdays
Time: 2 p.m.
 
Dates/Titles:

Bring a friend and come join us for a discussion of some great books and some fun! Newcomers are always welcome.

  • Nov. 23 - No Meeting.
  • Dec. 28 - No Meeting.
 
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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:

  • Dec. 21 - No meeting.

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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.

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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Make It Paper!
Paper Crafting Projects and Techniques

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room

***Announcement***
Due to unforeseen happenstances, the Make it Paper! program
has been cancelled until further notice.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Sew Smart Wednesdays

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Days: Wednesday; Nov. 22 and Dec. 13 & 27
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bring a project or start a project with our friendly group of sewers! Use the library sewing machines or bring your own. For more information email: Jennifer.crowell@peoriaaz.gov

 
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Color Me Calm Adult Coloring Club

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Adult Reference on the 2nd Floor.
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays; Nov. 25 & 26
Time: All Day

Adults of all ages who are feeling stressed and unfocused are quieting their minds and souls by putting away the smart phones and tablets and picking up pencils, markers, and crayons to color beautiful designs. All supplies are provided. Adults 18 and older please.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Craft Club

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library in the Community Room
Date: Thursdays; Nov. 30 and Dec. 14
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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

 
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Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Sunday; Dec. 3
Time: 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
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Coloring for Adults

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays; Dec. 9 & 10
Time: All Day

Become part of the latest trend in stress relief. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults and colored pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own art supplies.

 
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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. Registration is required by calling (623) 773-7578 or email: Jennifer.crowell@peoriaaz.gov

  • Dec. 12 – Learn to Sew/Embroider: Felt Ornaments/Christmas Bunting.
  • Dec. 19 – Learn to NO Sew: Fleece Blanket (Family project).
 
Peoria Main Library
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Family Fleece/Quilt Making

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 19
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Come to the library and make a no-sew family fleece blanket to snuggle up on a cozy night! We will drink hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music while making our blankets together. One blanket per family. Registration Required.


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Learning
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Computer Classes

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: For topics and times, visit the class schedule here.

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.

 
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Coding for Adults

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Thursday; Dec. 14
Time: 10 a.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code, or are you interested in just increasing your technology skills? No coding experience needed. Absolute beginners are most welcome!

 
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Let’s Speak Spanish

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Thursdays; Nov. 30 and Dec. 14
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.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Ask a Master Gardener

Library:Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Saturdays; Dec. 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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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
Peoria Main Library
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An Afternoon at the Movies

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Tuesdays
Time: 1 p.m.

What better way to spend a hot Arizona afternoon than in a cool theater watching classic movies! Join us every Tuesday this summer for a classic movie back on the big screen.

Movie Titles and Dates:

  • Nov. 21 - Big Jake.
  • Dec. 5 - White Christmas.
  • Dec. 19 - It’s a Wonderful Life.
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    Sunrise Mountain Library
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    Card/Board Game Afternoon

    Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
    Dates: Wednesdays; Nov. 22 and Dec. 13 & 27
    Time: 2 p.m.

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

     
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    Jigsaw Junkies Puzzle Club

    Library: Peoria Main Library in the Adult Reference Area
    Date: Saturdays & Sundays; Dec. 16 & 17
    Time: All Day

    Do you love jigsaw puzzles? Want to meet others who do to? Join us to put together the puzzle of the month. Adults 18+ please.

     
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    Monday Night Melodies

    Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
    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.

    Visit the schedule here for the upcoming line-ups.

     
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    Tuesday Night Jam

    Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
    Date: The first and third Tuesdays of every 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. Participating locations include the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum and more! Both libraries offer Culture Passes.

    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.