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Sunrise Mountain Library
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BRAVO Peoria!

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Mar. 3
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The City of Peoria, along with the Friends of the Peoria Public Library, present this annual family event and book sale. This year’s event will include a Theater Works show, James the Juggler, Reptile Adventures, a Henna Artist, face painting, a balloon artist, kid’s crafts, a huge book sale, and much more. Families are invited to join us at the Sunrise Mountain Library and Camino a Lago Park. The park features additional activities for kids and families to enjoy. Funds from the book sale are reinvested in City of Peoria Library activities and events.

 
Peoria Library System
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Food for Fines at Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Apr. 8 - 14

50¢ will be deducted from overdue fees for each non-perishable food item donated at either of the Peoria Public Libraries. A maximum of $25 can be paid with donated food. Homemade food or food in lieu of lost or damaged items cannot be accepted. Donated food will be distributed to Community Hope Center in Peoria. Donations accepted as well. For more information, call the Peoria Main Library at 623 773-7555 or the Sunrise Mountain Library at 623 773-8650.


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Storytimes & More
Peoria Library System
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Storytimes @ Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

Both libraries offer a number of different story time opportunities for a variety of audiences including Storytime, Toddler Time, and much more!


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Discovery Learning
Peoria Library System
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PAWS 2 Read @ Your Peoria Libraries

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.

  • Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
    Dates: Saturdays; Mar. 10 and Apr. 14
    Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     
  • Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
    Dates: Saturdays; Mar. 17 and Apr. 21
    Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Peoria Main Library
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Purposeful Play Group

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
Dates: Mondays; Feb. 26, Mar. 12 & 26 and Apr. 9 & 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 Library System
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ABCmouse.com - Learning Resource

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

ABCmouse.com: The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning, Inc.


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Family Fun
Peoria Library System
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Lego Club @ Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Dates: The First Tuesday of the month; Mar. 6 and Apr. 3
Time: 4 p.m. Free tickets available at 3:30 p.m.

Build with Legos at the Library. Every month there is a different challenge – let us see what you can build using Legos and your imagination. 7 and younger must have an older sibling or parent with them. Free tickets will be available at 3:30 PM.


Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: The second Saturday of the month; Mar. 10 and Apr. 14
Time: 2 p.m.

Do you LOVE Lego’s? Come every second Saturday of the month and build with us. Build a new creation each class! Ages 6-12 welcome.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Art in STEAM Activities

Library: Peoria Main Library
Day: Mondays
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Learn about different Artists and their Art Style each week. Then, craft your own piece of art using their art style. For Ages 6 and up as some reading is involved.

Dates/Themes

  • Feb. 26 - Artist Peter Max, Exploring Pop Art.
  • Mar. 12 - Art of Mandalas, Tibetan arts and Sand Art.
  • Mar. 26 - Author Terry Clapp, Art and Storytelling.
 
Peoria Main Library
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STEM with Girl Scouts

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Tuesdays; Feb. 27, Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 3 & 17 and May 1
Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Learn about Girl Scouts and Science! STEM activities might include bridge building, fun with flight, tornado in a jar, and much more! A different STEM theme each week.

 
Peoria Main Library
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St. Patrick’s Day Special

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 17
Time: 10 a.m.

According to Legend St. Patrick rid the country of Ireland of all its snakes. Come to the library to learn the truth about Snakes and other reptiles. After the Radical Reptile show, if you are brave enough, you can pet the reptiles who have stopped by for a visit.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Spring Sing-Alongs

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Mar. 19 - 24
Time: 1 p.m.

During Spring Break enjoy popular Disney movies. We encourage you to sing along!

Dates/Titles

  • Mar. 19 - "Moana".
  • Mar. 20 - "Tangled".
  • Mar. 21 - "Beauty and the Beast" (1991).
  • Mar. 22 - "The Little Mermaid".
  • Mar. 23 - "Frozen".
  • Mar. 24 - "The Lion King".

*Titles are subject to change.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Ladybug Event

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Wednesday, Mar. 21
Time: 10 a.m.

Learn all about ladybugs and their environment. Afterwards, help release hundreds of ladybugs.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Cinco de Mayo Program

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, May 5
Time: 10 a.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Library with Spanish music and making a Fiesta Frame Craft.

 
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. Participating locations include the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum and more! Both libraries offer Culture Passes.

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.