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Peoria Library System
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Peoria Public Library Phased Reopening

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Phase 2b: Monday, Mar. 22, until further notice.

In response to the continued decline in COVID-19 cases and rise of vaccination recipients across Maricopa County, the City of Peoria is proceeding with Phase Two of the city’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, which will expand facility access and related services. The Peoria Public Library will continue to adhere to social distancing protocols and maintain pandemic-preventative measures, while gradually expanding services and patron time in the buildings. Please continue to visit the Library's site and Facebook page for updates.

Visit here for updated information regarding the Library's reopening phases.

 
Peoria Library System
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Take and Make Craft Kits

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: March

Your local Peoria Public Library is offering Take-and-Make Craft Kits for kids, teens and adults during special weeks! Visit either the Peoria Main Library or Sunrise Mountain Library to 'take' a kit home, watch the DIY video, and then 'make' it. Contact your local Peoria Public Library for the schedule of crafts, availability and additional information. View the DYI videos.

 
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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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Book Clubs
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Between the Covers Book Group

Library: Virtual
Days: The 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6 p.m.

Bring a friend and join us virtually for a discussion of some great books and some fun! Newcomers are always welcome! Registration is required. Please contact Cathy Coffman at (623) 773-8650 or Cathy.Coffman@peoriaaz.gov to register. An email with a link to the event will be sent to you the day of the meeting.

Dates/Titles:

  • Apr. 20 - "Girl in the Woods" by Gregg Olsen.
  • May 18 - "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.
  • Jun. 15 - "Charlotte’s Web" by E.B White.
  • Jul. 20 - "The Engineer’s Wife" by Tracey Enerson Wood.
 
Peoria Main Library
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Great Beginnings Book Club

Library: Virtual
Days: The 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 9 a.m.

Every great book starts with a great beginning. Start your day with a great beginning at the Great Beginnings Book Club. Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. on Zoom to discuss some great books! Contact Mary Vass at 623-773-7562 or email mary.vass@peoriaaz.gov for more information. An email link to the meeting will be sent to you.

Dates/Titles:

  • Apr. 14 - Any William Johnstone book.
  • May 12 - "Where the Past Begins" by Amy Tan.
  • Jun. 9 - Any Beverly Cleary book.
  • Jul. 14 - Any nonfiction book.
 
Peoria Main Library
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Novels @ Night Adult Book Club

Library: Virtual
Days: The 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 6 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 virtually on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a lively discussion. Contact Mary Vass for more information at 623-773-7562 or email mary.vass@peoriaaz.gov. An email link to Zoom will be sent before the meeting.

Dates/Titles:

  • Apr. 15 - Any Bookstore/Library themed book.
  • May 20 - "Bad Monkey" by Carl Hiaasen.
  • Jun. 17 - Any Judy Blume book.
  • Jul. 15 - "Outlaw" by Ted Dekker.

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Arts & Crafts
Peoria Main Library
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It's Only Knit and Purl - SUSPENDED

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room

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.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Sew Smart Sewing Club - SUSPENDED

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room

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

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Craft Club - SUSPENDED

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library

Do you love crafting? Join us each month for our drop-in family crafts! We’ll have a variety of project stations for teens and adults! No registration required. Ages 12 and up, please!

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Crafting Sundays: Knitting and Crocheting Hangout - SUSPENDED

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library

Meet fellow crochet, knitting and sewing/needlework enthusiasts! Bring your own project to start or work on. Share ideas, help, tips, and patterns along with friendly and cheerful conversation. Beginning to advanced needle crafters are all welcome. Must be 16 years of age and older to participate.


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Learning
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Technology Classes @ Sunrise Mountain Library - SUSPENDED

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: Visit here for Technology Classes' topics, dates and times.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use a computer, or an MP3 player or digital camera, or go on to the internet, or have an email account, or learn about blogs and Facebook, or buy a computer? Then these classes at Sunrise Mountain Library are for you. The classes are open to all adult members of the public.

Do you miss Ms. Cathy's computer classes? Join her online and continue your computer instruction virtually! Watch Cathy's classes online or check them out on the Libaray's Facebook page.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Tech Tips - SUSPENDED

Library: Peoria Main Library

If you are having a hard time with computer basics, Microsoft Word, Internet, downloading e-books, using databases, using our catalog etc., please speak to a reference librarian about scheduling an individual appointment. Subject to availability, these half-hour blocks allow one-on-one help with the topic of your choice. When scheduling an appointment, please let the librarian know what your question is and what result you're aiming for. This will help us prepare for our appointment with you. Please call the Reference Department at 623 773-7556 for more information.

 
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Free Practice Driving Tests and Materials

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

Peoria Public Libraries in partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.


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Fun & Community
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Card/Board Game Afternoon - SUSPENDED

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library

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

 
Peoria Main Library
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Monday Night Melodies - SUSPENDED

Library: Peoria Main Library

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.

*Announcement*
Monday Night Melodies will be on a hiatus. Please check back for upcoming schedules later this spring.

Click here for more information.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Tuesday Night Jam - SUSPENDED

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

 
Peoria Main Library
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Northwest Speakers Toastmasters - SUSPENDED

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room

The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. We are an “open” club actively welcoming new members! Please visit as often as you wish – no commitment or fees are required until you decide if the club is a good fit for you.

 

Attention: The Culture Pass program is limited due to public health concerns. Please contact your local Peoria Public Library for more information and venue availability.

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. 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


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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.