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Announcements
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
Family Event
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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
Children's & Teen Event
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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.

 
Peoria Library System
Adult Program
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Peoria Forward & ASU Present Peoria Entrepreneurial Sessions

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

Peoria Forward is a high-impact partnership between ASU E+I and the City of Peoria designed to grow and scale the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the City of Peoria and accelerate economic development. Peoria Forward events are FREE and open to everyone. Events are interactive with engaging formats designed to build the Peoria entrepreneurial ecosystem.


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This Week's Events & Programs: Sept. 16 - Sept. 22
Peoria Main Library
Children's Program
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Releasing STEAM

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Children, ages 6-12, will learn about the wonders of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through fun, educational and interactive activities. Space is limited to 24 children, with free tickets handed out starting 30 minutes beforehand. This week's theme is Space Pirates (Explorers)!

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Tuesday Night Jam

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

A free jam session open to everyone. Stop by and make some music!

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Between the Covers Book Group

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Time: 6:30 p.m.

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. This month's title is "Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Sew Smart Wednesdays

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bring a project or start a project with our friendly group of sewists! Use the library sewing machines or bring your own. For more information email: Mary.Vass@peoriaaz.gov

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Card/Board Game Afternoon

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18
Time: 2 p.m.

Come play Phase 10, UNO, Old Maid, Hearts, Rummikub and other card and board games with us.

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Digital Downloading

Library: Peoria Main Library at the Adult Reference desk
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18
Times: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Come learn how to download free library books to your tablet or cell phone using the Greater Phoenix Digital Library and hoopla! Never have a late fee again! Wednesday, May 29, from 2-3 at the Main Library reference desk.

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Write for Your Life!

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Thursday, Sept. 19
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Want to beat writer's block and finally make headway on that blog, memoir, or book? Whether you want to write the Great American Novel, learn to journal, compose a great business letter, or launch a blog, this class will help. Join us to practice creativity exercises, find fresh inspiration for your writing project, and gain a new group of fellow writers for support and encouragement. New and experienced writers of all genres are welcome. This is not a "read and critique" class. Instead, we will be emphasizing the writing process, using only a pen and notebook or paper. This is a screen-free group.

  • Registration required by calling (623) 773-7556 or stop by the 2nd floor Adult Reference Desk.
 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Email Basics

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Thursday, Sept. 19
Time: 2 p.m.

Learn how to send, reply, and forward emails. Also learn how to attach files to emails and to use your contact list. Please bring your email login and password to class. If you don’t have an email account, we’ll help you set one up.

  • Registration is required due to limited space. Please call (623) 773-8650 to register.
 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Novels @ Night Adult Book Club

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Date: Thursday, Sept. 19
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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. This month's title is "Year One" by Nora Roberts.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Craigslist and EBay

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 10 a.m.

Have stuff you want to sell? Or do you want to get a great deal on a used item? Come learn how to buy and sell things on Craigslist and EBay.

  • Registration is required due to limited space. Please call (623) 773-8650 to register.
 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Ask a Master Gardener

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardener volunteers from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County will be available to answer your desert gardening questions, including but not limited to plant selection, irrigation, fertilization, pruning techniques, pest management and problem diagnosis. You can bring plant material or insect specimens for ID and advice.

 
Peoria Main Library
Children's Program
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PAWS 2 Read

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.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.

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult & Teen Program
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It's Only Knit and Purl

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Date: Sunday, Sept. 22
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us as we perform needle work by knitting, crocheting and quilting, all while engaging in friendly conversation on all range of topics. Beginners are welcome and you must be 16 years of age and older to participate.


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Peoria Main Library
Children's Program
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Purposeful Play Group

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
Date: Monday, Sept. 23
Time: 10 a.m.

Interested in socialization, creative play and stimulating brain development for your little one? Come to the free play group with Miss Gabi who has classroom teaching experience as well as Early Education & Early Intervention experience. It is Guaranteed FUN!

 
Peoria Main Library
Teen Program
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Downtown Teens Art Night

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Monday, Sept. 23
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. This month's theme is a Mandala Painted Record.

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


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Fun For The Whole Family
Peoria Library System
All Ages
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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

 


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