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Special Events & Announcements
Peoria Library System
System Announcement
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Design The New Centennial Library Card Contest!

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: Jun. 1 - Aug. 1

This coming year, 2020, we will be celebrating the Peoria Public Libraries' 100th birthday and you can help us by designing a special Centennial Library Card. We want to know what does 100 years of Peoria Public Library service mean to you? Show us through your designs!

All ages can participate, with the finalists chosen from groups of 5-11, 12-17 and 18+ years of age. Stop by your local Peoria Library today to pick up an entry form or download one with the link below. Entries are due on Aug. 1 and the winner will be announced in Sept.


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Summer Reading 2019 Program & Events
Peoria Library System
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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.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Summer Reading Program
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

  • Jul. 23 - Five Feet Apart.
  • Jul. 30 - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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Clubs
Peoria Main Library
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Teen Alphabet Soup

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Thursdays; Aug. 1, Sept. 5, 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

 
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; Aug. 12, Sept. 9 and 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. 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!

Announcements:

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

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Wednesdays; Aug. 14, Sept. 11, 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.


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Arts & Activities
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Teen Paint Night

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Wednesdays; July 24, 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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Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Sundays; Aug. 4 & 18, Sept. 1 & 15, 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.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Craft Club

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Wednesdays; Aug. 7, Sept. 4, 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!


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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.