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Announcements
Peoria Library System
All Ages Celebration
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The Centennial of the Peoria Public Library

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: 2020

The Peoria Public Library is proudly celebrating 100 years of service to our community! We have many wonderful events and programs scheduled throughout the year, including reflecting on those decades the Library has traveled. Visit your local Peoria Public Library - the place where your story begins!

 
Peoria Library System
All Ages Program
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Seed Library - Butterfly Garden Seed Special

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: Jan. 13 - Feb. 12

Did you know that the valley is a butterfly migratory weigh station for when they travel between the U.S. and central Mexico? You too can create your own butterfly garden with the help of the Peoria Public Library's Seed Library. Special flower seeds are now available for check out at your local Peoria Library!

To help celebrate the new Butterfly Garden seeds, patrons can win a family 4 pack of passes to Butterfly Wonderland! Check out any seed packet from the Library and you can register for the drawing, which will happen on Feb. 12. One entry per person please. As a bonus, kids may receive a special take-home craft when they check out select Butterfly Garden Seed Packets (while supplies last).

Click here to learn more about the Peoria Public Library's Seed Library.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Family Event
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Bravo Peoria!

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Feb. 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kick off Peoria Public Library's Centennial Celebration (1920-2020) at the annual Bravo Peoria! special event at Sunrise Mountain Library. This year’s event includes a special 1920's theme and offers a huge book sale, giveaways, henna tattoos, crafts, programs and much more. There is something for the whole family, so join us as we celebrate the Library's 100 birthday!

 
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: Jan. 20 - Jan. 26
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Tuesday Night Jam

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Tuesday,Jan. 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,Jan. 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 "The Library Book" by Susan Orleans.

 
Peoria Main Library
Adult Program
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Sew Smart Sewing Club

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join our sewing club on Wednesdays for fun, laughter, and of course sewing! Use our machines or bring your own. Experienced adult (18+) sewers please. For more information email: Mary.Vass@peoriaaz.gov

 
Peoria Main Library
Children's Program
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Leap Into Science Wind Workshop - Preschool

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join us at the Peoria Main library for a special science storytime. Preschoolers will explore the properties of wind and air by listening to a story about wind, moving a variety of objects using wind, and creating their own wind detectors. This program is made possible through the Leap Into Science Initiative funded by the Franklin Institute. #leapintoscience

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Card/Board Game Afternoon

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 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, Jan. 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.
 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Let's Speak Spanish

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Thursday, Jan. 23
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

All levels are welcome to attend from beginners to native speakers. The group is led by James Abraham, a Spanish Faculty Member at Glendale Community College.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Craigslist and EBay

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Jan. 25
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.
 
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, Jan. 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.


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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, Jan. 27
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!

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
Adult Program
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Basic Internet

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Monday, Jan. 27
Time: 10 a.m.

Open up your world to new and exciting things. Use your mouse skills to manipulate the information superhighway (Internet). Using plain English, we will guide you in this new adventure. We will learn what you need to get on the internet, the parts of a web browser, and how to search for websites.

  • Registration is required due to limited space. Please call (623) 773-8650 to register.
 
Peoria Main Library
Children's Program
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Back to the Future III @ The Peoria Main Library!

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Monday, Jan. 27
Time: 2 p.m.

In preparation for the Peoria Public Library's approaching Centennial Celebration, the Peoria Main Library invite kids of all ages to watch the 'Back to the Future' trilogy throughout January! Visit the Peoria Main Library on Jan. 27 to wrap up the trilogy with a screening of 'Back to the Future III'. Join us for all the laughs and excitement as Marty McFly and Doc Brown take us through time!

 
Peoria Main Library
Teen Program
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Downtown Teens Art Night

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Monday, Jan. 27
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 project is creating a pastel waterfall.

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.
 

Peoria Public Library hours, closures and events/programs are subject to change.
Please contact your local Peoria Library with any questions.