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Peoria Public Libraries: Delayed Opening Oct. 9

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Monday, Oct. 9
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed for professional development the morning of Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The buildings will open at 12 p.m. for the remainder of their normal operating hours.

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Peoria Main Library Toddler Times - September Cancellations

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Thursday Mornings, Sept. 7 - Sept. 28

The Thursday morning Toddler Time programs at the Peoria Main Library have been cancelled for September, 2017. They will resume on Thursday, October 5th.

The Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie Reading Event on Thursday, September 21, is still scheduled (Information below). Please join us for this AWESOME event!

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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 Title and Date:

  • Sept. 19 - The Birds.
  • Oct. 3 - Frankenstein.
  • Nov. 7 - My Fair Lady.
  • Nov. 21 - Big Jake.
  • Dec. 5 - White Christmas.
  • Dec. 19 - It’s a Wonderful Life.
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Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie Reading Event

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Thursday, Sept. 21
Time: 10 a.m.

Come Thursday Morning for a Special Event Story Time! Our Councilwoman, Vicki Hunt, will be reading Gerald & Piggie Stories. Also everyone who attends will get to make a Piggie Puppet Craft!

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Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie Reading Event

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Friday, Sept. 22
Time: 10 a.m.

Join us in celebrating National Library Card Month with special a special event with Gerald and Piggie! Special guest Mayor Cathy Carlot will read a special story, kids can have their pictures taken with Gerald and Piggie, and also make Piggie puppets. There will snacks and more!

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Arizona Puppet Theater Presents: Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Thursday, Sept 28
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

There's lots of zany barnyard fun to be had with Old MacDonald and his farm animal friends in this silly sing-along show! Recommended for preschool -- 2nd grade. Each child will receive a *free* book. Presented by The Peoria Unified School District Family Resource Center and the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

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Nerf! Library Battlefield

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Friday, Oct. 6
Time: 6:05 p.m. – 8 p.m.

We will supply the darts and safety goggles, you supply your Nerf gadget (No upgrades). We will have a few toys for teens to use, but not many. Have fun navigating the library stacks while playing various NERF games. Only the first 50 teens who register can play, so turn in your registration form early. You can pick up parent permission/registration form at the library or download/print off one at the library website. For ages 12 – 18 only, no exception. Registrations due by Oct. 4.

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Monster Makeup

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Sunday, Oct. 8
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Theater Works presents the play, “Frankenstein”, at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts from October 13-29. The make-up artist from the creative team will be here to teach teens how to make themselves up like monsters for upcoming Halloween fun. Learn tips and tricks to transform yourself from normal to nightmarish.

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Escape the Library

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Teens, join us at the Sunrise Mountain Library for our first Escape Room! Work as a team to solve puzzles and riddles, and be the first to escape. Pizza and beverages will be available before the game! Download a waiver from the site, or pick one up from Sunrise Mountain Library. Return signed waivers to Sunrise Mountain Library to register from September 12th - October 9th. Space is limited to the first 40 teens, ages 12-17.

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Explore the Library!

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Oct. 21
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a free, fun family event featuring many special guests, children's crafts, programs and a huge book sale! Be sure not to miss:

  • The Dino Crew
  • Deb's Dragons
  • Reptile Ric
  • James the Juggler
  • Gary Sprague - The Singing Cowboy
  • Inflatables
  • A Rock Climbing Wall
  • Face Painters
  • And much, much more!
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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 & 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


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