Teen Programs and Events @ Your Library Peoria Libraries » Teen Programs & Events Special Events Clubs Arts & Activities Extras Special Events & Announcements Peoria Library SystemSystem Announcement Peoria Libraries Closure Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Date: Monday, May 27 The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The buildings will reopen on the following Tuesday @ 9 a.m. Library materials that would have been due on May 27 will not be due until the next business day. Click here to view the Libraries' Scheduled Closures. *The bookdrops will be unavailable during these times. Sunrise Mountain Library Summer Reading Event Teen Movie Afternoon Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Dates: Tuesdays - See below for dates. Time: 12 p.m. Teens, cool off from the heat and watch a movie with your friends every Tuesday. Snacks and drinks are provided! All movies will be PG-13. All teens aged 12 - 17 are welcome. No registration needed. Dates/Titles Jun. 4 - Into the Spiderverse. Jun. 11 - Jurassic World. Jun. 18 - The Hate U Give. Jun. 25 - Ready Player One. Peoria Main Library Summer Reading Event LGBTQ: A History in Arizona Library: Peoria Main Library Date: Thursday, Jun. 6Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. In celebration of our summer reading program and to kick off pride month with a bang, The Peoria Main Library is bringing beloved Arizona historian, Marshall Shore, to share his knowledge about LGBTQ history in our wonderful state. Sunrise Mountain Library Summer Reading Event Paper Electronics with Robot Ambassador Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Date: Saturday, June 15Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Have a fun hands-on experience combining paper craft and electronics. Learn basic examples of circuit design to get started, then build a paper airplane, flower, tilt activated rocket, free-form light up card, or other paper craft design! Seating is limited to 40 teens, so register today! Registration required by calling (623) 773-8650. Back to Top Summer Reading 2019 Programs & Events Peoria Library System Summer Reading Program Peoria READS! Peoria Summer Reading Program Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Dates: Jun. 1 – Aug. 1 The City of Peoria's 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 special Peoria Summer events over the summer! Pick up your Peoria READS! bookmark at your local Peoria Library or at any of the Peoria READS! events. Completed bookmarks must be returned to your local Peoria Library Saturday, August 4, 2019. Peoria READS! Events: Saturday, May 25, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Dive Into Reading @ The Sunrise Pool. Thursday, Jun. 13, 9 a.m. -10 a.m.: Reading is Hot (w/Peoria Fire) @ Sunrise Mountain Library. Thursday, Jun. 27, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.: You have the right to read (w/Peoria Police) @ The Peoria Main Library. Thursday, Jul. 11, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Reach for Reading @ Rio Vista Recreation Center (“Climbing Wall”). Thursday, Jul. 25, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Act on Reading with Theater Works @ The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Peoria Library System Summer Reading Program Summer Reading: A Universe Of Stories Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Dates: Jun. 1 - Aug. 1 Read your favorite books, attend programs, collect incentives and win prizes all summer long -- all you have to do is read. 2019’s theme is “A Universe of Stories!. Our library will be filled with activities and reading incentives. Click here to access the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program Website. Back to Top Clubs Peoria Main Library Teen Alphabet Soup Library: Peoria Main Library Days: First Thursdays of the monthTime: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. LGBTQ teens and their friends are invited to come to the library once a month to talk and have fun. The program activities and topics will be constantly changing, but the atmosphere will stay the same. For more information, email: Tonya.Stuempfl@peoriaaz.govDates/Themes: Jun. 6 - Alphabet Soup Has Pride! Marshall Shore Speaker. July 4 - Holiday Closure. Aug. 1 - TBA. Peoria Main Library Manga and Comics (M.A.C.) Book Group Library: Peoria Main Library in the Teen Scene Dates: Mondays; Jun. 10 and Aug. 1Time: 5 p.m. Teens can come to the library once a month to discuss manga, comics, and anime with other graphics fans. We also play games and share stories. Tonya, the teen librarian, will summarize a couple of the manga and comic books we have in the library, then roll out the new stuff that came out this month. What are the perks? MAC Group members get to check out the new comics and manga first before they are put on the library shelves. Come try it out and have fun! The M.A.C. Group will not be meeting in July. Sunrise Mountain Library Prism Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Dates: Wednesdays; Jun. 12, Jul. 10 and Aug. 14Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. LGBTQ+ teens and friends, come together at Sunrise Mountain Library each month! We will feature a different activity each meeting. Back to Top Arts & Activities Sunrise Mountain Library Teen Paint Night Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Dates: Wednesdays; May 22 and July 24 Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Join us at Sunrise Mountain for a fun night of painting at the library! We welcome all teens to come explore their creativity on the canvas, whether you’ve never held a brush or you’re a skilled painter. We’ll be working with canvas and acrylic paints, so wear clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting a little paint on, just in case. All supplies are provided, and space is limited to 15 teens! Registration required by calling (623) 773-8650. Sunrise Mountain Library Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Dates: Sundays; Jun. 2 & 16, Jul. 7 & 21 and Aug. 5 & 18Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Meet fellow crochet, knitting and sewing/needlework enthusiasts! Bring your own project to start or work on. Share ideas, help, tips, and patterns along with friendly and cheerful conversation. Beginning to advanced needlecrafters are all welcome. Must be 16 years of age and older to participate. Sunrise Mountain Library Craft Club Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Dates: Wednesdays; Jun. 5, Jul. 3 and Aug. 7Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Do you love crafting? Join us each month for our drop-in family crafts! We’ll have a variety of project stations for teens and adults! No registration required. Ages 12 and up, please! Sunrise Mountain Library Paint Party Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Date: Jun. 19Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sign up for an evening of painting with Paint Parties by Julie! All materials provided—wear clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting a little paint on, just in case. Space is limited to 20 teens, ages 12-17. Registration is required by calling (623) 773-8650. Back to Top Extras Peoria Library System Free Practice Driving Tests and Materials Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Peoria Public Libraries in partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. Start your Practice Tests @ http://peoriaaz.driving-tests.org/arizona/. Peoria Library System 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. Enjoy the arts, museums, performances and more for free! Culture Passes are available at both The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library. Available at your library's Circulation Desk Click here to see a list of Culture Passes Available @ Your Peoria Public Libraries. Click here to more about Culture Passes at the Act One webpage. See a list of Culture Pass performances and venues in the Metro Phoenix area. Click here to fill out the Act One Culture Pass Survey. Back to Top For more events and programs, please see the City of Peoria's full Calendar of Events here.