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Mayor to Pick Peoria Reads Winners on Aug. 29

Library: Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Monday, at 9:00a.m., on August 29th.

Bookmarks are due to a Peoria library by Saturday, Aug. 20, for all those who participated in Mayor Cathy Carlat’s Peoria Reads program this summer. Mayor Carlat started this summer reading program this year to encourage children to read a minimum of 20 minutes a day and track their progress on bookmarks. All the bookmarks will be entered into a drawing for Barnes and Noble giftcards, digital reading tablets, and two complete “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” booksets. On Aug. 29 at 9 a.m., Mayor Carlat will pick winners live on her Facebook page.

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Special Author Visit - J.A. Jance!

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Friday, at 10:00a.m., on September 9th

“Jance once again takes readers along a fun mystery ride with just the right amount of action and suspense. Brady is…a strong female lead character who is both relatable and realistic; Jance has done a phenomenal job of developing her as a character. When the author throws in her classic twist, it is something that no one sees coming.” - RT Book Reviews, 4 star review.

Join us as the New York Times best selling author J.A. Jance discusses and signs her latest Joanna Brady mystery novel Downfall at the Sunrise Mountain Library.

Registration is required. Call 623-773-8650 to register.

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September is National Get A Library Card Month!

Library: Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Throughout the month of September

The American Library Association shares, "A public library card is your ticket to free educational resources and activities that bring families together. Libraries not only provide resources to parents and children that support early literacy and lifelong learning, but truly transform how families spend time together."

Come help us celebrate at your Peoria Public Library with special events and fun for the whole family. AND, if you do not have one yet, do not forget to sign up for your card today!

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Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Friday, at 10:00a.m., on September 16th.

Library: Main Library
Date: Saturday, at 11:00a.m., on September 17th.

Celebrate "National Get a Library Card Month" by coming to the library and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! Hear a Clifford story, play games and get your picture with eveyone's favorite big red dog. Generously brought to you by The Friends of the Peoria Public Library

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Explore the Library!

Library: Main Library
Date: Saturday, at 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m., on October 8th

Join us for a free, fun family event featuring a scavenger hunt, children's crafts, programs, & a book sale! Be sure not to miss:

  • The Arizona Singing Cowboy, 9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m.
  • A Theater Works Program, 10:15a.m. - 10:45a.m.
  • The Great Arizona Puppet Theater Program, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • James the Juggler, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.