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Sunrise Mountain Library
All Ages Event
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BRAVO Peoria!

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Mar. 3
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The City of Peoria, along with the Friends of the Peoria Public Library, present this annual family event and book sale. This year’s event will include a Theater Works show, James the Juggler, Reptile Adventures, a Henna Artist, face painting, a balloon artist, kid’s crafts, a huge book sale, and much more. Families are invited to join us at the Sunrise Mountain Library and Camino a Lago Park. The park features additional activities for kids and families to enjoy. Funds from the book sale are reinvested in City of Peoria Library activities and events.

Peoria Library System
All Ages Program
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Food for Fines at Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Apr. 8 - 14

50¢ will be deducted from overdue fees for each non-perishable food item donated at either of the Peoria Public Libraries. A maximum of $25 can be paid with donated food. Homemade food or food in lieu of lost or damaged items cannot be accepted. Donated food will be distributed to Community Hope Center in Peoria. Donations accepted as well. For more information, call the Peoria Main Library at 623 773-7555 or the Sunrise Mountain Library at 623 773-8650.

Special Events
Peoria Main Library
Children's Program
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Art in STEAM Activities

Library: Peoria Main Library
Day: Mondays
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Learn about different Artists and their Art Style each week. Then, craft your own piece of art using their art style. For Ages 6 and up as some reading is involved.


  • Feb. 26 - Artist Peter Max, Exploring Pop Art.
  • Mar. 12 - Art of Mandalas, Tibetan arts and Sand Art.
  • Mar. 26 - Author Terry Clapp, Art and Storytelling.
Peoria Main Library
Adult & Teen Program
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National Poetry Month Contest

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Mar. 19 - Apr. 30

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we are having a poetry contest. Submit your original poem creation by Apr. 30 at the Adult Reference desk on the 2nd floor and be entered in a drawing to win a Barnes & Noble gift card! For ages 12 and up only please. Professional poets are not eligible. Inquire at the Adult Reference Desk for more information.

Peoria Main Library
Adult Event
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Peoria Care Givers Conference

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Friday, Mar. 30
Time: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please join us for the Peoria Care Givers Conference on Friday, Mar. 30, at the Peoria Main Library. The topics include The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors & Effective Communication Strategies, and Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease. The conference is brought to you by the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter - Central Arizona Region: http://www.alz.org/dsw. Check in is at 12 p.m. in the Willow Room.

  • Registration is Required.
    To register, please call 602-528-0545 or email mburruel@alz.org
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Escape the Library for Adults

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library in the Community Room
Date: Friday, Apr. 13
Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Solve puzzles to escape to the next level! Open to the first 40 registered participants.

  • To register, call: (623) 773-8650.
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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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.

Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Tuesday Night Jam

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: 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!

Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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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.

Peoria Library System
All Ages Program
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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


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