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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 3 @ 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
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 6:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
From May to July, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Sharon Skinner as its very own Writer in Residence. Sharon will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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CLOSED: All Mesa Public Libraries
CLOSED: All Mesa Public Libraries
Jul 4 all-day
Library Closed for the Independence Day Holiday.
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Make It or Game It! 2:00 pm
Make It or Game It! @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drop in for a craft and games the whole family will enjoy!
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Computer Basics 10:00 am
Computer Basics @ Training Room
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.
PlaySPOT 10:00 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 6 @ 10:00 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.
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Medicare Enrollment and Benefits Overview 10:30 am
Medicare Enrollment and Benefits Overview @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Medicare Enrollment and Benefits Overview @ Saguaro Room (125
Educational seminar regarding Medicare’s Extra Help program which assists Medicare enrolled members in, among other things, reducing their prescription drug cost.
Read to Roxy! 10:30 am
Read to Roxy! @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 7 @ 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.
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group (January 20- July 21) 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.
Local Author of the Month 2:00 pm
Local Author of the Month @ Lobby
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Local Author of the Month @ Lobby
Paula Goldsmith is our Local Author for July. She has written a series of children’s books designed to bring out their creativity & imagination. The Adventures of Baby Cuz books can be personalized, so no two books will ever be the same. Have You Ever Heard An Angel Speak? is for adults of all ages. A different author will be featured each month and will appear at each location during the month unless otherwise stated.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 10 @ 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
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! 11:15 am
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 10 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Join us for a rollicking good time! Children will enjoy dancing, action filled songs, and rhymes. For ages 2-5.
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 6:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
From May to July, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Sharon Skinner as its very own Writer in Residence. Sharon will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
The Science of Ice Cream 2:00 pm
The Science of Ice Cream @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local ice cream experts, Nitro Live Icecreamery, will discuss the science behind making ice cream. Afterwards, they will dish out some ice cream for everyone to try. Space is limited to the first 100 children. 1 ice cream sample per child.
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 12 @ 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)
Jul 12 @ 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.
Make It or Game It! 2:00 pm
Make It or Game It! @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make It or Game It!
Getting Fiscally Fit 6:00 pm
Getting Fiscally Fit @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Basic principles of cash management. Roadblocks to financial success. Accumulating wealth. The importance of having a financial blueprint. Locating & maximizing discretionary income.
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PlaySPOT 10:30 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 13 @ 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.
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Kinder Prep B 10:30 am
Kinder Prep B @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kinder Prep Pre-literacy workshop is an adult/child, interactive 3-part series for parents or caregivers with children ages three to five years old. Each of the three sessions focuses on the skills needed for entrance into kindergarten in language and literacy, social competence, social-emotional growth and pre-math literacy. These sessions are highly interactive and encourage adults to participate. Participants will be able to take home activities they work on, as well as a gift incentive for each session. When registering for this program, you and your child will be registered to attend 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 from 10:30-12:00 pm. Childcare for other...
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group (January 20- July 21) 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.
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Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 17 @ 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
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 6:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
From May to July, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Sharon Skinner as its very own Writer in Residence. Sharon will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Zoo To You 2:00 pm
Zoo To You @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoo To You @ Saguaro Room (125
Twist and shout, do-si-do and turnabout! While we all love to rock and sway, animals like to move their way. We will find out interesting ways animals move their bodies, and do the same with our bodies too. Food is not allowed during the duration of this program. Space is limited.
Zoo To You 3:30 pm
Zoo To You @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Zoo To You @ Saguaro Room (125
Twist and shout, do-si-do and turnabout! While we all love to rock and sway, animals like to move their way. We will find out interesting ways animals move their bodies, and do the same with our bodies too. Food is not allowed during the duration of this program. Space is limited.
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Make It or Game It! 2:00 pm
Make It or Game It! @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drop in for a craft and games the whole family will enjoy!
Financial Blunders – Lessons We Never Learn 6:00 pm
Financial Blunders – Lessons We Never Learn @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
How to avoid losing up to 40% of your retirement plan on the day you walk away. How naive we are in understanding the market…great opportunities, great risks. How to “preserve” and “protect” our assets against a plunging market. The bank: is it the place to “save” money?
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Writing Camp for Kids 10:00 am
Writing Camp for Kids @ training room
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing Camp for Kids @ training room
Join Arizona’s Young Writers Foundation for this 4-session camp designed to teach and reinforce the basics of creative writing. Each week will build on the next, so please only register if you plan on attending all 4 sessions. Space is limited for children between the ages of 10-13.
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Inside/Out: Emotion and Sensory Detail 10:00 am
Inside/Out: Emotion and Sensory Detail @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Inside/Out: Emotion and Sensory Detail @ Saguaro Room (125
Emotion and sensory detail are important aspects of engaging the reader and providing relatable characters and experiences. The first half of this workshop will focus on infusing the story with emotion. The second half of the workshop will provide exercises for including sensory details in your fiction, using all five senses.
Kinder Prep B 10:30 am
Kinder Prep B @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Kinder Prep Pre-literacy workshop is an adult/child, interactive 3-part series for parents or caregivers with children ages three to five years old. Each of the three sessions focuses on the skills needed for entrance into kindergarten in language and literacy, social competence, social-emotional growth and pre-math literacy. These sessions are highly interactive and encourage adults to participate. Participants will be able to take home activities they work on, as well as a gift incentive for each session. When registering for this program, you and your child will be registered to attend 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 from 10:30-12:00 pm. Childcare for other...
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group (January 20- July 21) 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 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 2:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ study room #1 (6)
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ study room #1 (6)
From May to July, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Sharon Skinner as its very own Writer in Residence. Sharon will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 24 @ 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
Teen Tuesday: Design Your Own Mug 11:00 am
Teen Tuesday: Design Your Own Mug @ Teen Zone
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teen Tuesday: Design Your Own Mug @ Teen Zone
Come try your hand at ceramic mug design. We’ll supply the Sharpies and mugs, you supply the creativity. After, we’ll celebrate by filling our newly designed mugs with a delicious treat. Let’s get creative! *Supplies are limited*
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! 11:15 am
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 24 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Join us for a rollicking good time! Children will enjoy dancing, action filled songs, and rhymes. For ages 2-5.
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 6:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
From May to July, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Sharon Skinner as its very own Writer in Residence. Sharon will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Magician Eric Giliam 2:00 pm
Magician Eric Giliam @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come join award winning Magician, Eric Giliam, for an awe-inspiring magic show. Be prepared, as the constructs of what you thought possible are shattered!
Energy Efficiency with Salt River Project 6:30 pm
Energy Efficiency with Salt River Project @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Energy Efficiency with Salt River Project @ Saguaro Room (125
Join us as SRP shares information on keeping your home energy efficient. Topics include: -SRP history and community ties -Water saving ideas -Efficient lighting -Energy Analyzer Program -Home Performance with Energy Star -Benefits of shade and weather stripping -Other programs and offers for SRP customers
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Internet Basics 10:00 am
Internet Basics @ training room
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn all of the parts of a web browser, how to navigate a website, and how to effectively search for information online. Prerequisites: Computer Basics (at a minimum) or comfort with mouse and keyboard.
Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Make It or Game It! 2:00 pm
Make It or Game It! @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drop in for a craft and games the whole family will enjoy!
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Writing Camp for Kids 10:00 am
Writing Camp for Kids @ training room
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing Camp for Kids @ training room
Join Arizona’s Young Writers Foundation for this 4-session camp designed to teach and reinforce the basics of creative writing. Each week will build on the next, so please only register if you plan on attending all 4 sessions. Space is limited for children between the ages of 10-13.
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Kinder Prep B 10:30 am
Kinder Prep B @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Kinder Prep Pre-literacy workshop is an adult/child, interactive 3-part series for parents or caregivers with children ages three to five years old. Each of the three sessions focuses on the skills needed for entrance into kindergarten in language and literacy, social competence, social-emotional growth and pre-math literacy. These sessions are highly interactive and encourage adults to participate. Participants will be able to take home activities they work on, as well as a gift incentive for each session. When registering for this program, you and your child will be registered to attend 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 from 10:30-12:00 pm. Childcare for other...
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Arizona Big Train Operators 10:00 am
Arizona Big Train Operators @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Arizona Big Train Operators @ Saguaro Room (125
The Arizona Big Train Operators’ exhibit offers over 500 sq. ft. of space, featuring a wide range of model trains, multiple passing tracks, historical dioramas, bridges, semaphores, village and towns. Children will have an opportunity for a hands-on experience and the AZ Big Train Operators will be on hand to answer questions.
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Arizona Big Train Operators 10:00 am
Arizona Big Train Operators @ Saguaro Room (125
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Arizona Big Train Operators @ Saguaro Room (125
The Arizona Big Train Operators’ exhibit offers over 500 sq. ft. of space, featuring a wide range of model trains, multiple passing tracks, historical dioramas, bridges, semaphores, village and towns. Children will have an opportunity for a hands-on experience and the AZ Big Train Operators will be on hand to answer questions.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Jul 31 @ 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