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Summer Reading Programs & Events Information Will Be Available May 1!


Peoria Main Library
All Ages
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Peoria Main Library Construction: March - August

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Mid-March through early August

The Peoria Main Library is currently undergoing construction on its roof, continuing until early August.

The building and our services will continue to be available during this time,
including the Summer Reading Program!

The parking lot will have limited spaces accessible and patrons are encouraged to utilize the parking garage to the south of the building until the construction is complete. Please call (623) 773-7555 or stop by the circulation desk with any questions. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Special Events
Peoria Main Library
All Ages Event
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Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, May 12
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Leap into action and join us for Librarycon! Witness the presentations on comics, manga & anime! Participate in crafts & activities for the kids! AND, best yet, enter in one of the three Cosplay Contests: Children 6-11, Teens 12-18, and Adults 19+! Don't be a sidekick and miss out on all the fun!

  • Presentation Topics Include: Creating and Selling Your Own Board Games, Podcasting in the Comics World, Manga 101, Sewing Cosplay Costumes, Comics in the Classroom, Cosplay Makeup and much more!
  • Activities Include:
    A Star Wars Story Time @ 11:15 a.m.
    Kiddie Costume Parade @ 11:45 a.m.
    Crafts for the kids during the event.
    All ages can play xBox games during the event.
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 for a chance 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. The winner will be selected based on the best poem.

Peoria Main Library
Adult Event
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Essential Oils

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, May 7
Time: 11 a.m.

Have you heard about essential oils, but not sure what all the buzz is about? The average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day! Most are from things like soaps, makeup, hair care, lotion, etc., and all those ingredients that we cannot even pronounce are literally poisoning our families. Health and safety data only exists for 15% of all the chemicals out there! Essential oils are a better way, and you need them in your home as part of a simple, chemical-free lifestyle. Come learn in an informative class how you can begin to ditch the toxins!

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.