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Sunrise Mountain Library
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Bravo Peoria: Groovin' in the Garden

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturday, Mar. 9
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Sunrise Mountain Library for our annual 'Bravo Peoria' family event! This year we are 'Groovin' in the Garden' as we celebrate the opening of our new Music Garden on the Children's Patio! Learn about all the services and collections the Peoria Public Libraries have to offer our community while enjoying the many fun and free family activities available. There will also be a visit by the Dino Crew, a unicorn, various performers, a climbing wall, inflatables, a gigantic Friends of the Peoria Public Library book sale, food trucks and much, much more.

Stop by early at 9:50 a.m. for the ribbon cutting of the Music Garden and groove to some free music!

 
Peoria Library System
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Lucky Leprechaun

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Mar. 1 - Mar. 16

Come to the library and try your luck with a book and possibly win a prize! Participate in our Lucky Leprechaun program for a chance to win! Check out a wrapped book, read it and possibly find a green shamrock or a gold ticket within its pages. Bring the shamrock or gold ticket back to the library where the book was checked out from and receive a prize! Wrapped books will have an indication what type of book it is, such as 'Fiction-Romance', so readers may find a book that may interest them. The contest is for all ages, with the lucky shamrocks and gold ticket prizes detailed below:

  • Kids - A green shamrock wins a Sardella’s coupon and a gold ticket wins the grand prize of a $25 gift card.
  • Teens - A green shamrock wins a Culver's coupon and a gold ticket wins a $10 Amazon gift card.
  • Adults - A green shamrock wins a candy bar and a gold ticket wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

Only one wrapped book per patron card per visit please.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Library Con

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Saturday, Apr. 20
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

It's the return of Library Con! On April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Peoria Main Library will be celebrating all things fun and geeky with family crafts, a cosplay competition, trivia, tabletop gaming... and so much more!

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor/vendor, please fill out the following form by Clicking Here.

 
Peoria Library System
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Peoria Public Library Poetry Writing Contest

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Mar. 1 - Apr. 1

Release your inner bard and enter our poetry contest for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card, get published in our first ever anthology, and read on-stage in our Willow room! Visit your local Peoria Public Library or download the entry form for contest rules and details starting Mar. 1. For age groups: 8-12, 13-17, and 18+.

  • To download and print the contest application, Click Here (.pdf).
 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Creative Writer’s Room

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturdays in March: Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 23 & Mar. 30
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Are you a teen who loves to write and create? Join us for a writer’s room that will allow you to express yourself, and create something imaginative and exciting! We will be writing along with prompts and sharing together. Feel free to bring any personal creative writing that you would like to get feedback on. For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration required.

 
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Crafternooners

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: The 4th Wednesday of the month: Feb. 28, Mar. 27, Apr. 24 & May 22
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us each month after school on the 4th Wednesday to get crafty with fun projects.

 
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WHAM Teen Art Night

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Come visit us every month to learn and create many forms of art with WHAM (What's Happening Art Movement), thanks to Peoria’s Arts Grant Program! For ages 12 - 17. Space is limited and registration is required.

Upcoming projects:
February: Gustave Klimt Tree of Life.
March: Spanish Tiles.
April: Desert Landscape.
May: Watercolor Fish.

Locations/Dates:

 
Peoria Main Library
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Dungeons & Dragons

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: The 1st Wednesday of the Month: Mar. 6, Apr. 3 and May 1
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Play Dungeons & Dragons at the Peoria Main Library the first Wednesday of every month from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Pre-generated characters and dice are provided. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required.

 
Peoria Main Library
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VR Experiences

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Tuesday, Mar. 12 & May 14
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Teens and adults, come enjoy a blend of fun and education with VR at your local library! Each month will present different activities and themes - all in the amazing world of VR. No registration required, for ages 13 and up.

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

Este programa cuenta con el apoyo de la Biblioteca Estatal de Arizona, Archivos y Registros Públicos, una división de la Secretaria de Estado, con fondos federales del Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas.

 
Peoria Main Library
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Anime Club

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: The 3rd Wednesday of the month: Mar. 20, Apr. 17 & May 15
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Are you a fan of anime/manga like Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, or My Hero Academia? Come watch anime, discuss manga, and even try authentic Japanese snacks at the Peoria Public Library! For ages 12 - 17.

 
Peoria Library System
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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.

 
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! They are available at both The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library, cannot be placed on hold and are subject to availability.

Available at your library's Circulation Desk


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