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Special Events


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Youth Event
Peoria Libraries

Beauty & the Beast: Storytime With Belle

“Let your imagination soar! Read A Book!” Join us for a very special Storytime as Belle from the Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast comes to the Peoria Libraries to read a story and have photos taken!

  • Library: Sunrise Mountain Library: Tuesday, May 23rd, at 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
  • Library: Peoria Main Library: Wednesday, May 24th at 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
    Free tickets for the Storytime at the Main Library will be handed out starting at 9:30a.m.

Click here for more information about the Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast

Due to this special event, there will not be an 11:00a.m. Storytime at the Main Library

 
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Youth Event
Peoria Libraries

Arizona Broadway Theatre & Peoria Public Libraries Children's Book Drive

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: May 1st through July 2nd.

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is proud to partner with the Peoria Public Libraries for a special Beauty and The Beast Literacy Campaign and Children's Book Drive. ABT audiences and Peoria Library patrons are invited to drop-off new children’s books to ABT or the Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library during the months of May and June, and before performances of Beauty and The Beast, June 2 – July 2, 2017 at ABT! Books will be donated to young people who are in need throughout the West Valley.

 
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Children's Program
Peoria Main Library

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 1st.
Time: 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Join us for fun, games, and prizes as we celebrate the beginning of the 2017 Summer Reading Program! Activities include:

  • Join Councilmember Vicki Hunt for Hunt’s Garden and plant a seed to take home!
  • Visit with the Girl Scouts and learn how to make a difference in your community!
  • Create a Perler Bead Craft with the Friends of the Peoria Library!
  • Learn about tools and how to use them!
  • Prizes for signing up for the Summer Reading Programs
  • Plus snacks, coupons, a selfie station and more!

Be the first to sign up for Summer Reading!

 
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Teen Program
Peoria Main Library

Escape the Library: Part II

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Friday, June 9th.
Time: 6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Some of our favorite books have mystery, intrigue, problem solving and escaping from harrowing circumstances. Teens can come to the Library to figure out how to escape to the next level. It will be harder and more thought-provoking than last time. Parent permission forms are required and only the first 40 teens will be allowed to participate. The forms are available at the adult reference desk or you can download it below:

 

Summer Reading Programs


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All Ages Event
Peoria Libraries

Peoria Reads! Peoria Summer Reading Program


All Ages Event
Peoria Libraries

"Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!"

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: June 1st – August 1st

The City of Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat proudly presents Peoria Reads! Read at least 20 minutes a day from June 1st to August 1st for chances to win great prizes. Earn additional drawing tickets by attending Peoria events over the summer! Return the completed bookmark to Peoria libraries by August 4, 2017.

Visit the libraries for a Peoria Reads! bookmark or Download it here (.pdf)

 
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All Ages Event
Peoria Libraries

“Build A Better World” - 2017 Summer Reading Program

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: June 1st – August 1st

The theme for this summer's program is Build a Better World. Sign up, read for 20 minutes a day, and log your reading. Discover exciting challenges, earn badges, and find fun events at your local library!

 

Children's Summer Programs


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Children's Program
Peoria Main Library

Children’s Summer Movie Marathon

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Mondays & Wednesdays, May 31st – August 2nd.
Time: 12:00p.m.

Enjoy newly released and classic kids movies this summer. Movies will be rated G or PG and all ages are welcome. No food or drinks please.
Movies titles and dates:

  • May 31st - Moana (PG)
  • June 5th - Monster Trucks (PG)
  • June 7th - The Angry Birds Movie (PG)
  • June 12th - Max (PG)
  • June 14th - Norm of the North (PG)

    Check back for upcoming titles

*Titles are subject to change upon availability

 
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Children's Program
Peoria Main Library

STEAM at the Library

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics: We dare our students to be wrong, to try multiple ideas, listen to alternate opinions and create a knowledge base that is applicable to real life as opposed to simply an exam.

June - Camp Crafting

  • June 7th - Flag Day Craft
  • June 14th - Cork Boats
  • June 21st - Pandemonium
  • June 28th - Bridges

July - Putting the A in STEAM: Modern Museum Art

  • July 5th - Modern Museum Art I
  • July 12th - Modern Museum Art II
  • July 19th - Modern Museum Art III
  • July 27th - Modern Museum Art IV
 
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Children's Program
Peoria Main Library

Cozy Coding

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Dates:

  • June Session: June 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.
  • July Session: July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th.

Join us for a FREE summer program that teaches you how to code through fun activities & projects! You’ll learn how to become a Creator of Technology! For children in K-6th grades.


Click here for a listing of all the Children's programs and events >>

 

Teen Summer Programs


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Teen Program
Peoria Main Library

Teens for Tumbleweed

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: June 1st – July 31st

Bring in your gently used clothing to donate to the homeless teens staying at the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development. Tumbleweed gives homeless teens a safe place to go. Bring the clothing to the 2nd floor adult reference desk.

 
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Teen Program
Peoria Main Library

Pay It Forward Bingo

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: June 1st – August 1st

Pick up a game sheet at the reference desk to mark off various random acts of kindness you do for other people throughout the summer. Get a BINGO and turn it in for a prize and a chance to be entered into a drawing for a gift card The Bingo sheets are available at the 2nd floor Adult Reference desk..

 
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Teen Program
Peoria Main Library

Friday Flicks

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Fridays, June 2nd - July 29th.
Time: 12:00p.m.

Cool off this summer by seeing a teen PG13 movie in our stadium style theater every Friday. This year’s Friday Flicks theme coincides with our Teen Summer Reading Program’s “Build a Better World” Anyone under 13 years of age must be with a parent or guardian. You can pick up a summer movie schedule at the Main Library.

 
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Teen Program
Peoria Main Library

Anime League

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Mondays, June 3rd - July 31st.
Time: 2:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Love anime? Then your library is the right place for you this summer. Every Monday during the heat of the summer, the Main Library plays anime for two and a half hours in the afternoon. Anyone under 13 years of age, must be with a parent or guardian. You can pick up a summer schedule at the Main Library.
Does not meet on July 3rd due to the Observance of the Fourth of July.


Click here for a listing of all the Teen programs and events >>

 

Adult Summer Programs


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Adult Program
Peoria Main Library

An Afternoon at the Movies

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Tuesdays; June 6th - August 8th.
Time: 1:00p.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 Titles and Dates:

  • June 6 – Casablanca
  • June 13 – The Big Sleep
  • June 20 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • June 27 – Rear Window

    Check back soon for upcoming titles

Click here for a listing of all the Adult programs and events >>