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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, 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.

 
Peoria Main Library
Family Event
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Summer Reading Event
Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer Reading officially begins on June 1 and this year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”. Celebrate with a Kickoff Party at the Main Library! There will be Face Painting, Space-Themed Crafts and Snacks, a Space Costume Contest judged by Vicki Hunt, and a Darth Vader Piñata. Prizes will be awarded for the Contest, so come dressed up as your favorite space-themed Character (Star Wars, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc.).

 
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.

 

 

Summer Reading 2019 Programs
Peoria Library System
Summer Reading Program
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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:

 
Peoria Library System
Summer Reading Program
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Summer Reading: A Universe Of Stories

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

This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” which encourages participants to explore outer space and exercise their minds by reading at least 20 minutes a day. Participants can earn online badges to keep a healthy competition with family and friends. Beginning June 1, participants can start logging their summer reading activities rewards and even enter to win prizes. People who log 1,000 points can choose a free book from an online marketplace, while supplies last. Participants can earn one point per minute for reading physical or electronic books (including graphic novels), listening to audiobooks, and also for attending library events and completing online challenges!

 
This Week's Events & Programs: May 20 - 26
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Monday, May 20
Time: 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Monday Night Melodies

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Monday, May 20
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

In the mood for foot-tapping music? Monday Night Melodies, a free concert featuring three 20-minute sets, is for you! A variety of music, from Country and Bluegrass to folk, Oldies, and Ethnic will entertain you.

Visit the schedule here for the upcoming line-ups.

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Tuesday Night Jam

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Willow Room
Date: Tuesday, May 21
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, May 21
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 "Ready Player One" by Ernist Cline.

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Sew Smart Wednesdays

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Date: Wednesday, May 22
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, May 22
Time: 2 p.m.

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

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Teen Program
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Teen Paint Night

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Wednesday, May 22
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.
 
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, May 26
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.

 
Monday, May 27, Preview
Peoria Library System
System Announcement
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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.

 
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.