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Special Programs @ Your Peoria Libraries
Special Programs @ Your Peoria Libraries

Get ready for Summer Reading by joining a book club!


Picture of Belle reading to the Beast courtesy of the Arizona Broadway Theatre
Youth Event
Both 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: The Peoria Main Library: Wednesday, May 24th at 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

 
Image of the Arizona Broadway Theatre's Beauty and the Beast logo
Youth Event
Both Libraries

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

Library: Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: May 1st through June 30th

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 Main Peoria 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.

In Beauty and The Beast, Belle teaches us that new worlds can be unlocked and imaginations can soar by cracking open a book. She inspires us to always be curious and have a hunger for knowledge. Give the gift of Imagination and Learning by donating a book to a child, and receive a special Herberger Arizona Broadway Theatre Beauty and The Beast bookmark. Donate a book and enrich the learning of children throughout our community.

Click here for more information about the Arizona Broadway Theatre

 
Image of a child reading to a Dog
Youth Event
Both Libraries

PAWS 2 Read @ Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Saturday, May 13th.
Time: 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.

Library: Main Library
Dates: Saturdays, May 20th.
Time: 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.

PAWS 2 Read is an on-going program which allows children to read aloud to therapy dogs in order to improve reading skills. When children practice reading individually to trained therapy dogs (and their handlers) they become more confident readers, while having fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.

 
Graphic Novel Book Club in cube
Teen Event
Main Peoria Library

Manga and Comics (M.A.C.) Book Group

Library: Main Library in the Teen Scene
Dates: Monday, May 15th.
Time: 5:00p.m.

It is time…Once a month teens can gather at the library to discuss their favorite graphics and share their feelings with other comic and manga fans. Tonya, the teen librarian, will discuss favorite books coming out and members of the M.A.C. Group will have the opportunity to check out the new titles first, before they are put on the library shelves.

 
Cartoon heads over an open book
Adult Event
Main Peoria Library

Between the Covers Book Group

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Days: Tuesday, May 16th.
Time: 6:30p.m.
 
Dates/Titles:

Bring a friend and come join us for a discussion of some great books and some fun! Newcomers are always welcome! Please call Cathy Coffman at 623-773-8650 for more information.

May's book is Blessings by Anna Quindlen.

 
Three teens reading a book
Teen Event
Main Peoria Library

Teen Book Club

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library in the Community Room
Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Join us at Sunrise Mountain Library for the Teen Book Club. Come ready to enjoy some snacks and talk about your favorite books!
Registration required by calling 623-773-8650.

May's topic is Mystery Books.

 
picture of a book and cup of coffee
Adult Event
Main Peoria Library

Novels @ Night Adult Book Club

Library: Main Library in the Adult Fiction Area
Days: Thursday, May 18th.
Time: 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
 
Dates/Titles:

Want to meet some interesting characters? Open a book. Want to meet some real-life interesting characters, too? Join the Novels @ Night Book Club! Book clubs are a great way to talk with friends and meet new people while exploring and discussing (hopefully!) good books. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a lively discussion. Adults 18+ please.

The topic for May is Picking a Summer Read.

 
Colorful books lying about
Adult Event
Main Peoria Library

After Lunch Book Bunch Book Group

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Day: Thursday, May 25th.
Time: 2:00p.m.
 
Dates/Titles:

Bring a friend and come join us for a discussion of some great books and some fun! Newcomers are always welcome.

This month's book is the Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.