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Libraries are for Everyone

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Foothills Branch Library
We're celebrating National Library Week (April 9-15) all month long! Stop by the service desks to get your Libraries are for Everyone form and tell us why the library is for you! We'll display the completed forms throughout the library during the month of April. For more information call 623-930-3830.
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Libraries Are For Everyone!

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Glendale Main Library
We're celebrating National Library Week (April 9-15) all month long! Stop by the youth desk to get your Libraries are for Everyone coloring page, and tell us why the library is for you! We'll display the completed coloring page throughout the library during the month of April. For more information call 623-930-3537. 
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Libraries Are For Everyone!

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Velma Teague Branch Library
We're celebrating National Library Week (April 9-15) all month long! Stop by the youth desk to get your Libraries are for Everyone coloring page, and tell us why the library is for you! We'll display the completed coloring page throughout the library during the month of April. For more information call 623-930-3437. 
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Recommend a Book Sticky Note

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Velma Teague Branch Library
VTL Teen Zone
Do you have an author or book you just loooooooooove!  Share the love and help others find a great book to read.  Stop by the Velma Teague Teen Zone and post your favorite book or author on our post-it board.
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Play and Learn

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Foothills Branch Library
Roadrunner Room
Come play! Children (2-5) and their caregivers are invited to this fun, activity-filled program presented by CPLC Parenting Arizona and First Things First. Play with a parachute, make a craft, sing songs, and hear a story. Participants will receive a free snack and a book! Registration begins one week prior to event date. For more information, call 623-930-3837.

All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.
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Book Buddies!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glendale Main Library
Storytime Room
New and beginning readers are invited to read with our teen volunteers in our 6-week-long Book Buddies program. Sign up each week for a half-hour reading session at the Youth Desk.

This program is for new and beginning readers between the ages of 5 and 10!
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Glendale Game Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Foothills Branch Library
Hummingbird Room
Kids 7-12, hang out, mess around, and geek out using any number of games you can download on to our library tablets. Registration is requested and begins one week before the event.
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PAWS to Read

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Velma Teague Branch Library
VTL Youth Department

Our doggy friends want to read with you! Readers ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15-minute session. 

All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.


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Writer in Residence Office Hours with Amy K. Nichols

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Glendale Main Library
Creative Space
The library is hosting a Writer in Residence, who will be onsite to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors. Get expert advice on your writing by booking a one-on-one appoint with the writer, or attend a public workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing. All experience levels are welcome. Come meet our Writer in Residence and get on your way to having your own book on our shelves. 

Amy K. Nichols is the author of the young adult science fiction Duplexity series (Now That You're Here and While You Were Gone), published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. She has served as a mentor with the Your Novel Year program at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and has led workshops at the Piper Writers Studio. She regularly facilitates discussions and workshops for young writers at libraries and schools around the valley. Insatiably curious, Amy dabbles in art and quantum physics, and has a long list of things she wants to learn before she dies. She lives with her family in Peoria, AZ.

This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Citizenship Classes

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Velma Teague Branch Library
VTL Meeting Room

Study for the United States Citizenship test with a series of 20 classes, sponsored by the International Rescue Committee. Call Brandi Bruce at 602-433-2440, ext. 240, or email Brandi.Bruce@Rescue.org to register. For more information or special accommodations, please call 623-930-3440.

Note:  Classes will not meet on scheduled holidays.

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Express Yourself: Adult Coloring Club

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Velma Teague Branch Library
VTL Adult Department

The Coloring club is a relaxing way to enjoy yourself with others at the Velma Teague Branch Library.

We have hundreds of coloring pages available for you to color. Some of the more popular pages are florals, interior designs, nature, animals, eastern-inspired fabric designs, the great outdoors, botanicals, stained glass, mandalas, cityscapes, and geometricals.

We also have hundreds of high-quality colored pencils for you to use as well as a nice selection of magic markers, specialty colored pens, pastels and crayons.

The club meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Velma Teague Branch Library. (March 27th, April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th, July 24th and August 28th).

For those who are more adventurous, the librarians can also show you four different coloring apps for i-pads and tablets that you might want to try.

Of course you can always bring your own projects and just enjoy our relaxing atmosphere. To aid in creating the atmosphere we play quiet instrumental music recordings during the evening.


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Family Night @ The Teague

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Velma Teague Branch Library
VTL Youth Department
Come hang out with us at Velma Teague Library every 2nd and 4th Monday evenings from 6-7pm in the Youth Department for some family fun!  Games, coloring, puzzles, crafts and other activities for the whole family!

All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.


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Kearsten's Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Glendale Main Library
Storytime Room
Join other teens, ages 12-18, on the fourth Monday of every month to snack, chat and discuss a variety of titles for teens (or of teen interest). Haven't yet read this month's book? Stop by the Youth Desk to borrow a copy. March's title: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.
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Song.ercise

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Velma Teague Branch Library
VTL Meeting Room

Sing, jump, stretch, bend, dance, tumble and twist along with Ms. Gabby, a family educator for Benevilla Family Resource Center.  Incorporate movement and music into your child’s day to enhance motor development. For caregivers and tots 0-5 years old.  Registration required.

All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.

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Wee Readers

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Storytime Express

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Rhyme and Playtime

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Foothills Branch Library
Roadrunner Room
An early literacy program for parent/caregiver and baby, newborn to 18 months. This weekly program includes stories, rhymes, songs and movement with time to engage in guided play and visiting.
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The After School Hangout: Computer Coding, Gaming, & Crafts

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Glendale Main Library
Creative Space
The After School Hangout is a place for tweens and teens to hang out, mess around, and geek out. Laptops are available for kids wanting to learn computer coding, tablets available for gamers, and craft supplies for tweens and teens looking to explore their creativity.

The library is the place to be.  
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Free Tutoring Help

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Foothills Branch Library

Stuck on a math question? Need someone to review a paper? Do you have a child who just wants to read with someone? Foothills Library's Teen Library Council will be offering free homework help to any student who needs assistance with their homework! In addition, they will be acting as Book Buddies for any young reader who wants to practice their reading skills with someone new. They will be stationed at a table in the Youth Department and available first come, first served. Be sure to stop by!


All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.

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Adult Literacy

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Velma Teague Branch Library
Velma Teague Library General Area

It is never too late to either learn how to read or improve your reading skills.  Beginning on October 11, 2016, classes will be taught by certified English teacher, Bill Barber, each Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM.  These sessions will be free and open to the general public.  

For additional information or questions, please call 623-930-3440. 

 

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"13th" Film Screening and Discussion

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Foothills Branch Library
Roadrunner Room

Come watch the documentary 13th, a Critics' Choice Documentary Award winner. A discussion of the film will follow. 

13th is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Winner of many awards, including Critics' Choice Best Documentary (TV/streaming), and Best Director Ava DuVernay.

For parents with small children who wish to attend, there will be a free and supervised open play area in the connecting room. Children must be at least 2 years old and potty trained.

All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.

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French Conversation Group

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Foothills Branch Library
Hummingbird Room

Get together with French speakers for topical discussions in French on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.  Beginners meet at 6:00.  Intermediate / advanced meet at 7:00.

All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.


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ABC Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Glendale Main Library
Storytime Room
Cancelled due to illness.

A child and parent/caregiver program for children birth to five. Listen to stories, sing songs & engage in guided play with your child to enhance early literacy skills. 

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Familytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Foothills Branch Library
FBL Storytime Room
A traditional storytime with stories, fingerplays, songs and more. Children of all ages are welcome to attend but those under three must be accompanied by an adult. Call 623-930-3837 for more information.
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Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Velma Teague Branch Library
VTL Meeting Room
Story program directed toward ages 3-6, featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and reading activities.

All events at the Glendale Public Library are public, and participants may be photographed by the media and or City staff for future print and/or online publication.

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