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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 bookdrops 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.

Programs/Events
Peoria Main Library
Youth Event
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Gobble Gobble BINGO

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Nov. 20th
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come play a turkey-themed BINGO game, answer Thanksgiving trivia questions and win prizes!

 
Peoria Main Library
Teen Program
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Teen Gingerbread House Competition

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Lobby Multipurpose Room
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 29
Time: 4 p.m.

The library teens will be teaming up together to submit a gingerbread house for Peoria’s annual Gingerbread House competition. Let’s show everyone what Library teens are capable of. All supplies are provided (and snacks too.)

 
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Youth Program
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Winter Reading Program

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: Dec. 1 - 31
Time: 15 minutes per day

Register at the Youth Desks for Peoria Public Libraries’ Winter Reading program. Pick up a sticker sheet to keep track of your reading AND your first prize! Finish the whole month and receive a prize from the Treasure Chest. One lucky winner will receive a special grand prize!

 
Peoria Main Library
Youth Event
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Mrs. Clause Storytime

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come to the Library to enjoy a special Story Time with Mrs. Clause. Afterward choose between Face Painting and Temporary Tattoos, and you can even have your picture taken with Mrs. Clause.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Teen & Adult Program
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Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Sundays; 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
Teen Program
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Gingerbread Cookie Party

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Dec. 9
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays creatively at the Sunrise Mountain library while we decorate gingerbread cookies! All supplies provided. For ages 12-17.

  • Registration required by calling 623-773-8650
 
Peoria Main Library
All Ages
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Family Fleece/Quilt Making

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: 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.

 
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 every 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 & 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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All Ages
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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.