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Peoria Library System
System Announcement
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Peoria Libraries Closure

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Monday, Oct. 14

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for a professional development day. The buildings will reopen on the following Tuesday @ 9 a.m. Library materials that would have been due on Oct. 14 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.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Explore The Library

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Saturday, Oct. 19
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

It is time to "Explore the Library" at the Peoria Main Library! Join us for a morning of exciting free events and activities including: James the Juggler, Deb’s Dragons, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, craft projects, food trucks and a scavenger hunt. Get to know all about the services and collections offered by your Peoria Public Library, including the Seed Library and our new Explore-To-Go activity and learning kits! Bring your family and friends as there is something for everyone!

 
Peoria Main Library
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Girl Powered: Redefining the face of STEM

Library: Peoria Main Library

In celebration of International Day of Girl, students with an interest in STEM are invited to join us for some fun hands-on activities! There will be series of demonstrations and activities highlighting technology scaled for students ranging from grades 4 - 12. Giveaways and prizes are included! Click here for more information about the initiative.

Dates/Times:

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please call (623) 773-7556 to register.


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Clubs
Peoria Main Library
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Teen Alphabet Soup

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Thursdays; Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5
Time: 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: Payten.Stoner@peoriaaz.gov

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Prism

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Wednesdays; Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11
Time: 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.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Manga and Comics (M.A.C.) Book Group

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Teen Scene
Dates: Mondays; Dec. 9
Time: 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. Payten, 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!

Announcements:

  • The M.A.C group will not meet in October nor November due to Library closures.

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Arts & Activities
Peoria Main Library
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Downtown Teens Art Night

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Mondays
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Swing by the Peoria Main Library to create some fantastic things. WHAM (What’s Happening Art Movement) will be teaching the classes! Space is limited to 20 teens.

Dates/Themes:

  • Sept. 23 - Mandala Painted Record.
  • Oct. 28 - Spiral Lighted Lantern.
  • Nov. 18 - Dirty Pour Acrylic Technique.

Registration is required by calling (623) 773-7556.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Teen Paint Night

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Wednesdays; Sept. 25 and Nov. 20
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
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Craft Club

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Wednesdays; Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4
Time: 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
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Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Sundays; Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 & 17 and Dec. 1 & 15
Time: 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.


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Extras
Peoria Library System
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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.

 
Peoria Library System
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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. 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


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