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Family Jammie Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Jammie Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come dressed in your coziest pajamas with your favorite bedtime cuddle companion to enjoy picture books, rhymes, and songs! There’s no better time to share a book than at bedtime, and no better way to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in children. Besides, who’s tired?
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Gaming @ The Library 4:00 pm
Gaming @ The Library @ Teen Zone
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teens! After school we will have the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and X Box One-S available for gaming. We will also have a ton of cool, indie board games available. During the last gaming session of the month we will hold a winner-takes-all tournament.
Mad Science 4:00 pm
Mad Science @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Design and carry out experiments to help you learn more about science — the fun way! Strap on your goggles and get ready to have a blast. Space is limited. A ticket is required and will be available at 3:30pm the day of the program at the Youth Services desk. For grades 3-8.
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Microsoft Office Drop-In Learning for New Users 3:00 pm
Microsoft Office Drop-In Learning for New Users @ Training room
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Get your basic questions about Microsoft Office – including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher – answered in an informal setting.
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PlaySPOT 10:30 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family SPOT Resource Center presents “Play on the Go.” Join us for fun, hands-on activities for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. Space is limited; tickets available 30 minutes prior to the start of the program at the Youth Services desk.
Anime Friday 3:30 pm
Anime Friday @ Teen Zone
Oct 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teens! Come hang out and watch Crunchyroll at the library! We’ll pick a new anime each week and have an informal discussion afterwards.
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Paws2Read 10:30 am
Paws2Read @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dogs like books too! Paws2Read pairs registered therapy animals like Roxy and Zara and their handlers with young readers ranging from first to tenth grades.
Read to Roxy! 10:30 am
Read to Roxy! @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dogs like books too! Paws2Read pairs registered therapy animals and their handlers with young readers ranging from first to tenth grades.
Local Author of the Month 2:00 pm
Local Author of the Month @ Lobby
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Local Author of the Month @ Lobby
Ann Griffin launches her new book, Another Ocean to Cross. “When war tears life apart, saving family becomes the only goal that matters. Part adventure and part love story, loosely based on true events and still relevant today, this story, which will appeal to readers of Lilac Girls, The Nightingale, and Beneath a Scarlet Sky, brings into focus the heartbreaking impact of war on refugee families”.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
Random Fandom 4:00 pm
Random Fandom @ Teen Zone
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Geek out with us and celebrate your favorite fandom! Join us for trivia, treats and the dankest memes!
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Gaming @ The Library 4:00 pm
Gaming @ The Library @ Teen Zone
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teens! After school we will have the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and X Box One-S available for gaming. We will also have a ton of cool, indie board games available. During the last gaming session of the month we will hold a winner-takes-all tournament.
Young at Art 4:00 pm
Young at Art @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gather with other kids and get crafty! Complete the craft of the week or get creative and make something else with the supplies provided. For grades 2-8.
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
PageTurners Book Group 10:30 am
PageTurners Book Group @ Board Room (20)
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us the second Thursday of each month in the Main Library Board Room from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call 480-644-3100 for more information.
Around the World Snack Challenge 3:00 pm
Around the World Snack Challenge @ Teen Zone
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Take your snacking to a new level by trying treats from around the world.Can you guess what flavor each snack item is or where it’s from? Come put your taste buds to the test! Other Information:  Teens ages 12-18. (This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies)
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PlaySPOT 10:30 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family SPOT Resource Center presents “Play on the Go.” Join us for fun, hands-on activities for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. Space is limited; tickets available 30 minutes prior to the start of the program at the Youth Services desk.
Anime Friday 3:30 pm
Anime Friday @ Teen Zone
Oct 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teens! Come hang out and watch Crunchyroll at the library! We’ll pick a new anime each week and have an informal discussion afterwards.
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I Speak, You Speak, We all Speak Shakespeare! 11:00 am
I Speak, You Speak, We all Speak Shakespeare! @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us and take the fear out of Shakespeare! Discover the reasons why Shakespeare is the most famous author of all time. Each week will explore his works through games, activities and discussion. Join the fun with Southwest Shakespeare Company’s resident company member and teaching artist, Breona Conrad. Suitable for all ages.
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. * Enjoy an informal way to learn English! * Improve your English speaking and listening skills * Increase your vocabulary * Learn more about American culture * Meet people from around the world Adult non-native speakers are welcome — no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
7-second Reviews Viewing Party 2:00 pm
7-second Reviews Viewing Party @ Teen Zone
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You made your video reviews — now it’s time to review the reviews. Watch and rate your friends’ videos. There will be prizes and snacks.
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Computer Basics 10:30 am
Computer Basics @ Training room
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Computer Basics @ Training room
If you are new to the computer or just want to know more about how it works then Computer Basics is the place to start. Learn the parts of a computer and how to use a mouse and keyboard.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Gaming @ The Library 4:00 pm
Gaming @ The Library @ Teen Zone
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teens! After school we will have the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and X Box One-S available for gaming. We will also have a ton of cool, indie board games available. During the last gaming session of the month we will hold a winner-takes-all tournament.
Mad Science 4:00 pm
Mad Science @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Design and carry out experiments to help you learn more about science — the fun way! Strap on your goggles and get ready to have a blast. Space is limited. A ticket is required and will be available at 3:30pm the day of the program at the Youth Services desk. For grades 3-8.
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Family Game Night 6:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We’ll break out all of our board games and cards and families can choose their favorites to play. Develop your imagination, teamwork and problem-solving skills while playing the newest games or age-old classics. There will be a variety of games to choose from which means guaranteed fun for all ages.
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Shake, Boogie, and Bop! 10:30 am
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a rollicking good time! Children will enjoy dancing, action filled songs, and rhymes. For ages 2-5.
Anime Friday 3:30 pm
Anime Friday @ Teen Zone
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
eens! Come hang out and watch Crunchyroll at the library! We’ll pick a new anime each week and have an informal discussion afterwards.
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Book Donation Drive 9:00 am
Book Donation Drive @ Lobby
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Donation Drive @ Lobby
Donate books, magazines, movies, and music without even leaving your car! Volunteers will be on hand at the Main to unload your donation. One hundred percent of the proceeds from our used book sales stay with the library to support programs and services. Visit mesalibrary.org/donate to learn more about how your donations help Mesa Public Library. Can’t make it? Donations can be made at any of our locations during regular library hours, however due to space constraints we’re only able to accept a limited amount of donations at our branches.
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. * Enjoy an informal way to learn English! * Improve your English speaking and listening skills * Increase your vocabulary * Learn more about American culture * Meet people from around the world Adult non-native speakers are welcome — no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO. Children can either follow a monthly theme or build from their imaginations. LEGO and DUPLO blocks will be provided.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
ASU Presents: Drylands in a Changing World 6:30 pm
ASU Presents: Drylands in a Changing World @ Saguaro Room (125
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ASU Presents: Drylands in a Changing World @ Saguaro Room (125
Join ASU professor, Dr. Heather Throop, for an in-depth look at the science behind our desert landscape. Find out how dryland ecosystems have evolved to flourish in perfectly parched harmony.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Gaming @ The Library 4:00 pm
Gaming @ The Library @ Teen Zone
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teens! After school we will have the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and X Box One-S available for gaming. We will also have a ton of cool, indie board games available. During the last gaming session of the month we will hold a winner-takes-all tournament.
Young at Art 4:00 pm
Young at Art @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gather with other kids and get crafty! Complete the craft of the week or get creative and make something else with the supplies provided. For grades 2-8.
Yoga Basics for Beginners 6:30 pm
Yoga Basics for Beginners @ Saguaro Room (125
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Yoga Basics for Beginners @ Saguaro Room (125
Come to the library for yoga in a relaxed environment without the pressure of attending a gym or studio. Session is for adults and appropriate for all levels, and will focus on technique as well as yoga flowing practice. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor without assistance or difficulty. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and strap.
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
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Sensory Discovery Drop-in 10:30 am
Sensory Discovery Drop-in @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Explore different sensory stations with your little one. These sensory play activities are engaging and fun for all young children. Ages 2-5.
Anime Friday 3:30 pm
Anime Friday @ Teen Zone
Oct 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teens! Come hang out and watch Crunchyroll at the library! We’ll pick a new anime each week and have an informal discussion afterwards.
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ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. * Enjoy an informal way to learn English! * Improve your English speaking and listening skills * Increase your vocabulary * Learn more about American culture * Meet people from around the world Adult non-native speakers are welcome — no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
Make it or Game it! 2:00 pm
Make it or Game it! @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drop in for a craft and games the whole family will enjoy!
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 6:30 pm
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Miss Sarah will be sharing spooky folktales, selected especially for school-aged children. She will also read the winning stories from the Scary Stories Writing Contest. Bring a flashlight and join her…if you dare! This program is suggested for children in Kindergarten & up.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.