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Special Events
Peoria Library System
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Peoria Public Libraries: Delayed Opening Oct. 9

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Monday, Oct. 9
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed for professional development the morning of Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The buildings will open at 12 p.m. for the remainder of their normal operating hours.

 
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Peoria Main Library Toddler Times - September Cancellations

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Thursday Mornings, Sept. 7 - Sept. 28

The Thursday morning Toddler Time programs at the Peoria Main Library have been cancelled for September, 2017. They will resume on Thursday, October 5th.

The Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie Reading Event on Thursday, September 21, is still scheduled (information below). Please join us for this AWESOME event!

 
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Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie Reading Event

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Thursday, Sept. 21
Time: 10 a.m.

Come Thursday Morning for a Special Event Story Time! Our Councilwoman, Vicki Hunt, will be reading Gerald & Piggie Stories. Also everyone who attends will get to make a Piggie Puppet Craft!

 
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Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie Reading Event

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Friday, Sept. 22
Time: 10 a.m.

Join us in celebrating National Library Card Month with special a special event with Gerald and Piggie! Special guest Mayor Cathy Carlot will read a special story, kids can have their pictures taken with Gerald and Piggie, and also make Piggie puppets. There will snacks and more!

 
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Arizona Puppet Theater Presents: Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Thursday, Sept 28
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

There's lots of zany barnyard fun to be had with Old MacDonald and his farm animal friends in this silly sing-along show! Recommended for preschool - 2nd grade. Each child will receive a *free* book. Presented by The Peoria Unified School District Family Resource Center and the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

 
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Explore the Library!

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Oct. 21
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a free, fun family event featuring many special guests, children's crafts, programs and a huge book sale! Be sure not to miss:

  • The Dino Crew
  • Deb's Dragons
  • Reptile Ric
  • James the Juggler
  • Gary Sprague - The Singing Cowboy
  • Inflatables
  • A Rock Climbing Wall
  • Face Painters
  • And much, much more!
 
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Mrs. Clause Story Time

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come to the Library to enjoy a special Story Time with Mrs. Clause. Afterward choose between Face Painting and Temporary Tattoos, and you can even have your picture taken with Mrs. Clause.


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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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Purposeful Play Group

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area

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

  • Evening Sessions: Thursdays at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 12 & 26, Nov 9 and Dec. 14.
     
  • Morning Sessions: Mondays at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov 13 & 27 and Dec. 11.

*Due to the Peoria Main Library late opening on Monday, Oct. 9, the morning session has been CANCELLED.


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Discovery Learning
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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; Oct. 14 and Dec. 9
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
Dates: Saturdays; Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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Family Fun
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Lego Club @ Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Dates: The First Tuesday of the month; Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5
Time: 4 p.m. Free tickets available at 3:30 p.m.

Do you LOVE Lego’s? Come every first Tuesday of the month and build with us. We build on a different theme each month. All ages welcome. Those age 7 or younger must have an older sibling or parent with them.


Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: The second Saturday of the month; Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9
Time: 2 p.m.

Do you LOVE Lego’s? Come every second Saturday of the month and build with us. We build on a different theme each month. Ages 6-12 welcome.

 
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Movies When School is Out

Library: Peoria Main Library
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Come to the library and enjoy a fun family movie when school is out. Movies will be rated G or PG. All ages welcome. No food or drinks please.

Dates/Titles

  • Monday, Oct. 9 - "Monsters Inc." *CANCELLED*
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21 - "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"
  • Wednesday, Dec. 27 - To be announced
  • Thursday, Dec. 28 - To be announced
 
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Monster BINGO

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Oct. 9
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Come play monster themed BINGO, answer trivia questions and win prizes!

 
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Dia De Los Muertos Craft

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Oct. 30
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Come Learn about “The Day of the Dead” and make a tissue paper sugar skull.

 
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Pumkin Patch Program

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 4
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tickets available at 9:30 a.m.

Come play a pumpkin sequencing game, make a Thanksgiving centerpiece with a mini-pumpkin, and decorate a leaf for the Library’s Thankfulness Tree. All decorations and mini-pumpkins will be provided. For ages 6 and up.

 
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Gobble Gobble BINGO

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Nov. 20th
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Come play a turkey-themed BINGO game, answer Thanksgiving trivia questions and win prizes!

 
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Elf Workshop

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 9
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for a “Making Holiday Gifts for Those We Love” Craft and even cookie decorating!

 
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Jingle Bell BINGO

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Dec. 11
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Come play Jingle Bell BINGO, answer trivia questions and win prizes!

 
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Family Fleece/Quilt Making

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 19
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Come to the library and make a quilt together as a family and enjoy some hot chocolate!

 
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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.