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Paws2Read 10:30 am
Paws2Read @ Lobby
Dec 1 @ 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. Other Information: Paws2Read will be held in the children’s play area this Saturday.
Read to Roxy! 10:30 am
Read to Roxy! @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dogs like books too! Paws2Read pairs registered therapy animals like Roxy and their handlers with young readers ranging from first to tenth grades.
EVCT Presents “Tillie Tortoise and the Christmas Surprise” 11:00 am
EVCT Presents “Tillie Tortoise and the Christmas Surprise” @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Don’t miss this original holiday story presented by The East Valley Children’s Theatre’s Express Acting Troupe.
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.
Decorate the Teen Zone Wall 2:00 pm
Decorate the Teen Zone Wall @ Teen Zone
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Teens! Decorate the Teen Zone Wall for December with us. We’ll provide the supplies and snacks if you just bring your creativity and artistic vision.
Local Author of the Month 2:00 pm
Local Author of the Month
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Richard T. Edwards is the author of Once in Nam, Always in Nam. He was a photojournalist for Stars and Stripes during the Vietnam War. He has also written several computer technical manuals which are available in ebook format.
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First Five Years 10:00 am
First Five Years @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
First Five Years® is a 4 session series which will help you nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and positive discipline. Topics include child brain development, preventing tantrums and other challenges, calming techniques and school readiness. First Five Years® is provided FREE by Arizona’s Children Association in collaboration with Family SPOT Resource Centers and is funded by First Things First. Free materials and gifts for participating are included. FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED by Arizona’s Children Association. Other Information: Note: Registration for this event ended on 11/19. The presenter may allow additional participants to join on 11/26...
Family Jammie Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Jammie Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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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HO Scale Model Train Exhibit 10:00 am
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
The trains are back! Walk around more than 750 sq. ft. of track to see these HO-model trains and their towns and be entered to win Grand Canyon Railway tickets and other prizes. Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders will be on hand to answer questions.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 4 @ 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
3D Paper Snowflakes 4:00 pm
3D Paper Snowflakes @ Teen Zone
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop by the Teen Zone to make 3D paper snowflakes, the perfect way to decorate your house this holiday season! Supplies provided. Ages 12-18.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit 10:00 am
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
The trains are back! Walk around more than 750 sq. ft. of track to see these HO-model trains and their towns and be entered to win Grand Canyon Railway tickets and other prizes. Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders will be on hand to answer questions.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Gaming at The Library 4:00 pm
Gaming at The Library @ Teen Zone
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Your halfway through the school week. Come unwind with games in the Teen Zone. Play Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, or X Box One-S. Or choose to play one of our many board and card games. Ages 12-18.
Mad Science 4:00 pm
Mad Science @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 5 @ 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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HO Scale Model Train Exhibit 10:00 am
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
The trains are back! Walk around more than 750 sq. ft. of track to see these HO-model trains and their towns and be entered to win Grand Canyon Railway tickets and other prizes. Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders will be on hand to answer questions.
Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Bicycle Basics for Kids 3:00 pm
Bicycle Basics for Kids @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If you’re planning on spending time on your bike, come learn how to have more fun by being safe! Each participant will receive a free bike helmet fitted specifically to his or her noggin. Registration is limited so sign up early. For children aged 5-11.
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HO Scale Model Train Exhibit 10:00 am
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
The trains are back! Walk around more than 750 sq. ft. of track to see these HO-model trains and their towns and be entered to win Grand Canyon Railway tickets and other prizes. Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders will be on hand to answer questions. Plan to ride the City of Mesa train (select hours) while you visit.
All Aboard the Mesa Library Express 10:30 am
All Aboard the Mesa Library Express @ Outdoors
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Take a train ride at the library when you come to see our train exhibit! Adults and children can ride the train together. C’Mon ‘N Ride It…it’s a choo, choo train!
PlaySPOT 10:30 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 7 @ 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.
All Aboard the Mesa Library Express 2:00 pm
All Aboard the Mesa Library Express @ outdoors
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Take a train ride at the library when you come to see our train exhibit! Adults and children can ride the train together. C’Mon ‘N Ride It…it’s a choo, choo train!
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All Aboard the Mesa Library Express 10:00 am
All Aboard the Mesa Library Express
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Take a train ride at the library when you come to see our train exhibit! Adults and children can ride the train together. C’Mon ‘N Ride It…it’s a choo, choo train!
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit 10:00 am
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
HO Scale Model Train Exhibit @ Saguaro Room (125
The trains are back! Walk around more than 750 sq. ft. of track to see these HO-model trains and their towns and be entered to win Grand Canyon Railway tickets and other prizes. Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders will be on hand to answer questions. Plan to ride the City of Mesa train (select hours) while you visit.
I Speak, You Speak, We all Speak Shakespeare! 11:00 am
I Speak, You Speak, We all Speak Shakespeare! @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
I Speak, You Speak, We all Speak Shakespeare! @ Youth Activity Room
Take the fear out of Shakespeare! Discover the reasons why Shakespeare is the most famous author of all time. On the second Saturday of every month, we 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)
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.
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First Five Years 10:00 am
First Five Years @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
First Five Years® is a 4 session series which will help you nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and positive discipline. Topics include child brain development, preventing tantrums and other challenges, calming techniques and school readiness. First Five Years® is provided FREE by Arizona’s Children Association in collaboration with Family SPOT Resource Centers and is funded by First Things First. Free materials and gifts for participating are included. FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED by Arizona’s Children Association. Registration Ends: 12/10/2018 at 10:00 AM Other Information:  Note: Registration for this event ended on 11/19. The presenter may allow additional...
Heralding the Holidays with the East Valley New Horizons Orchestra 10:30 am
Heralding the Holidays with the East Valley New Horizons Orchestra @ Saguaro Room (125
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Heralding the Holidays with the East Valley New Horizons Orchestra @ Saguaro Room (125
Sit back and enjoy a free holiday concert presented by the East Valley New Horizons Orchestra. These talented senior musicians are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.  
Make It: Ornaments and Keychains 3:30 pm
Make It: Ornaments and Keychains @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Looking for a cool gift to make? Or keep for yourself! Make Perler Bead (fused/iron beads) ornaments or keychains. We’ll have fun designs to choose from or you can use your imagination to make your own! Supplies and hot chocolate provided. Ages 8-18.
EVCT Bravo Presents “Sounds of the Holiday” 6:00 pm
EVCT Bravo Presents “Sounds of the Holiday” @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy a beautiful medley of holiday songs performed by the East Valley Children’s Theatre Bravo Troupe.
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Computer Basics 10:30 am
Computer Basics @ Training Room
Dec 11 @ 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.
Random Fandom 4:00 pm
Random Fandom @ Teen Zone
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 12 @ 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
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Young at Art 4:00 pm
Young at Art @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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)
Dec 13 @ 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.
Pranic Healing Workshop 6:00 pm
Pranic Healing Workshop @ Saguaro Room (125
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Pranic Healing Workshop @ Saguaro Room (125
Prana is the life force (chi or ki). You can learn how to use it for physical and mental healing. This experiential talk will demonstrate how prana can be applied for healing and enhance your knowledge of the chakras and the energy bodies. The presentation includes a CBS 2 News video, group energy exercises, a Pranic Healing demonstration and a guided non-denominational Twin Hearts Meditation for Planetary Peace.
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PlaySPOT 10:30 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 14 @ 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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ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 15 @ 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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Mad Science 4:00 pm
Mad Science @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 19 @ 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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Anime Friday 3:30 pm
Anime Friday @ Teen Zone
Dec 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Admit it, teens. You know you want to come hang out and watch Crunchyroll at the library! We’ll pick a new anime each time and have an informal discussion afterwards.
Anime Friday 3:30 pm
Anime Friday @ Teen Zone
Dec 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Admit it, teens. You know you want to come hang out and watch Crunchyroll at the library! We’ll pick a new anime each time and have an informal discussion afterwards.
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Make it or Game it! 2:00 pm
Make it or Game it! @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drop in for a craft and games the whole family will enjoy!
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Noon Year’s Eve 11:00 am
Noon Year’s Eve @ Youth Activity Room
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Noon Year's Eve @ Youth Activity Room
Join us for a special family-friendly New Year’s Eve party! Many children can’t stay up until the clock strikes midnight, so ring in the “noon” year at the library. For grades K-5. Space is limited. A ticket is required for each participating child. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the event at the Youth Services Desk.