MARCH 2017 GLENDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENT AND ACTIVITY LISTINGS

   GLENDALE, Ariz. – The following featured activities are offered by the Glendale Public Library in March. Locations include the Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.), the Foothills Branch Library (19055 N. 57th Ave.), and the Velma Teague Branch Library (7010 N. 58th Ave.). All library programs are free. To view many more programs and events, or to sign up for a program which requires registration, please visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.

 

MAIN LIBRARY

5959 W. Brown St. Glendale, AZ  85302

 

MAIN LIBRARY ADULT

For more information, call 623-930-3530.

 

**Writer in Residence Office Hours. The library is hosting a Writer in Residence, Amy K. Nichols, who will be onsite to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors. Get expert advice on your writing by booking a one-on-one appointment, or attend a public workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing. All experience levels are welcome. Amy K. Nichols is the author of the young adult science fiction Duplexity series (Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone). 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.  To make an appointment with Amy, stop by the Ask Here desk. March-May on Mondays, from 4-6 PM and Thursdays, from 12-2 PM. Creative Space.

 

Chef Larry Canepa: Dynamic Duos. From peanut butter and jelly to chips and salsa to Green Eggs and Ham, we’ll explore and sample famous foods that go together! Registration is required. Thursday, March 2, 6 PM. Large Meeting Room.

 

**Publishing 101: Setting Yourself Up for Success. Author Amy K. Nichols teaches you how to give your manuscript the best shot at success in this interactive program. Registration is required. Tuesday, March 7, 6-7:30 PM. Creative Space.

 

Glendale Coffeehouse. Hear live acoustic music performed by local musicians. This month: Greg LaCosse – Celtic, country, contemporary folk; Eric Laubach – upbeat folk & originals. Accompanied by Patty Arnold on flute. Thursday, March 9, 6:30-7:30 PM. Auditorium.

 

Welcome Wildlife to Your Garden. Learn how to create a welcoming habitat for desert wildlife in your garden. Register at 623-930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com.Saturday, March 11, 10 AM-12 PM. Auditorium.

 

Simple Steps 3: Preparing Your Own Business Marketing Plan. This SCORE workshop covers target markets, pricing, advertising, promotion and sales strategies. Registration is required. Saturday, March 18, 1-4:30 PM. Auditorium.

 

Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival Performers. Three-Legged Dog (1:30 PM); Cottonwood Stone (2 PM); The Goodhues (2:30 PM); TNT (3 PM); Elizabeth Tighe (3:30 PM); & Confetti (4 PM). Sunday, March 19, 1:30 PM. Auditorium.

 

Glendale Hiring Event. Geared to all job seekers, this Goodwill-hosted job fair also has a veteran focus. Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-7:30 PM. Meeting Room Wing.

 

Live @ the Library: GCC Guitar Ensembles. The award-winning GCC Guitar Ensembles return under the direction of Chuck Hulihan. Thursday, March 23, 6 PM. Auditorium.

 

MAIN LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

For more information, call 623-930-3537.

 

**Writer in Residence Office Hours. The library is hosting a Writer in Residence, Amy K. Nichols, who will be onsite to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors. Get expert advice on your writing by booking a one-on-one appointment, or attend a public workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing. All experience levels are welcome. Amy K. Nichols is the author of the young adult science fiction Duplexity series (Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone). 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.  To make an appointment with Amy, stop by the Ask Here desk. March-May on Mondays, from 4-6 PM and Thursdays, from 12-2 PM. Creative Space.

 

Book Buddies! Are you interested in reading to younger kids? We need teen volunteers to partner with younger kids for reading and fun. Pick up an application at the Youth desk. Mandatory Training: Monday, March 13, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room. Book Buddies Begins: Monday, March 27, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

 

**Building A Story with Amy K. Nichols. Do you love stories and dream of being a writer? In this fast-paced, interactive event led by teen author Amy K. Nichols, you’ll learn how stories are built by actually writing one in a group setting. There’s no telling what kind of story we’ll end up with when we’re done. Don’t miss out! Add your voice and ideas to the mix. Registration begins 3/6. Monday, March 20, 6 PM. Large Meeting Room.

 

Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services: Find Your Future. This exciting series helps teen parents learn to have healthy relationships, make positive decisions, set career and educational goals, and save money. You will also get a gift card at series completion! Register by calling 623-334-1501 or visiting www.teenoutreachaz.org. Thursday, March 23 & 30, 4:30-7 PM. Creative Space.

 

MAIN LIBRARY YOUTH

For more information, call 623-930-3537.

 

*Crafty Kids: Suncatcher Wind Chimes! Make a suncatcher wind chime that shimmers and chimes! First come, first served. This program is designed for 5-12 year-olds. Younger children may attend with a parent. Wednesday, March 8, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

 

*Smash Art. Smash it! Swirl it! Blend it! Whirl it! Children from kindergarten age through third grade are invited to paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on glass. These photo frame projects take a LONG TIME to dry, so carrying trays will be provided to make traveling home safe and tidy. First come, first served. Wednesday, March 22, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

 

Book Buddies! New and beginning readers, ages 5-10, 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. Monday, March 27, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

 

*World in a Bottle! Create a terrarium eco-system in a soda bottle. Learn about the water cycle, plant life cycles and more in this hands-on world-building event. For ages 7-11. Registration begins 3/15. Wednesday, March 29, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

 

FOOTHILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

19055 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ  85308

 

FOOTHILLS BRANCH LIBRARY ADULT

For more information, call 623-930-3830.

 

Foothills Coffeehouse: Live Acoustic Music. Join us the first Wednesday evening of every month for acoustic music performed by local musicians. This month: Scrambled Grass with a Side of Grits – bluegrass. Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

 

*Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History Preserved in Their Quilts. Trace the history of Arizona through women who celebrated and recorded special events in colorful quilts. Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

 

*Afternoon Craft Series: Springtime Garlands. Create an adorable string for spring out of recycled plastic eggs, felt and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Monday, March 13, 1-3 PM. Hummingbird Room.

 

*Dance Instruction: Tango and Cuban Shuffle. Learn the basics of tango and Cuban shuffle, and then practice your dance steps at this fun workshop taught by instructor Betty Jo Gregolynskyj. Registration is required. Registering in pairs is recommended. Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

 

Children and Poisons: How to Safeguard Your Home. Preparation and planning can prevent toxic exposure and help you to keep children safe from potential hazards in your home. Presented by Titilola Afolabi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, of Midwestern University. Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

 

J.A. Jance: Author Appearance. Best-selling author J.A. Jance will discuss her latest Ali Reynolds mystery, Man Overboard (available for purchase and signing).Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

 

Spectacular Spring Booksale. Don’t miss our semi-annual booksale! Books and media with something for everyone will be on sale in the Roadrunner Room. Buck-a-bag will run from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Hummingbird Room, with bags provided by the library. Cash-only in the buck-a-bag room, please. Saturday, March 25, 10 AM-4 PM. Roadrunner Room & Hummingbird Room.

 

13th Film Screening and Discussion. Come watch and discuss 13th, an in-depth look at the US prison system and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. For parents with small children, there will be a free and supervised open play area. Children must be at least 2 years old and potty-trained. Tuesday, March 28, 6 PM. Roadrunner Room.

 

Kawambe-Omowale: African Drum and Dance Theatre. Enjoy a glimpse of West African culture through storytelling, drumming, dancing, and singing. Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

 

FOOTHILLS BRANCH LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

For more information, call 623-930-3837.

 

ACT and SAT Test Information. Trying to decide between the SAT and ACT college admissions tests? Learn about the differences, the content, and some test-taking tips! Led by Nicole George, Kaplan Test Prep program manager. Wednesday, March 1, 6-7 PM. Hummingbird Room.

 

*Brick by Brick Builders. We’re pulling out the building materials, including Legos, Kinex, and more! Create your own one-of-a-kind piece, or help us build our ongoing larger masterpiece that will be put on display in the library! Wednesday, March 8, 6-7 PM. Storytime Room.

 

*Sharpie Art! Use markers to create something cool! Wednesday, March 15, 6-7 PM. Storytime Room.

 

*Teen Writers Group. Calling all teen authors! If you need a space to write and/or want to bounce your ideas off someone new, come to our group! Laptops and tablets will be available. Wednesday, March 29, 5-6 PM. Storytime Room.

 

FOOTHILLS BRANCH LIBRARY YOUTH

For more information, call 623-930-3837.

 

*Balancing Acts. Stop by the Youth desk anytime between 1-4 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and we’ll give you the supplies to create your own “balancing act” clowns, bunnies, and robots. We’ve set aside a table just for this self-led activity. Fridays & Saturdays, March 3-31, 1-4 PM. Youth Department.

 

Police Day @ the Library. Stop by and visit with our neighborhood police officers, see their patrol car, and ask questions. Fun for the whole family. Saturday, March 11, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM.

 

*Creating a Personal Artifact from Junk. Learn how to turn junk into treasure! Artist Shari Keith, The Junk Lady, uses found and discarded objects to create art. She will bring a treasure trove of small items for you to use to create your own small personal artifact, which can be made into a necklace, key fob, or ornament. Registration begins 3/7. Wednesday, March 15, 4-5 PM. Hummingbird Room.

 

*Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by creating a scene from the book The Lorax! Make your very own Truffula Tree Forest, plus the Lorax to go with it. Registration begins 3/6. Monday, March 20, 4-5 PM. Hummingbird Room.

 

VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY

7010 N. 58th Ave. Glendale, AZ  85301

 

VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY ADULT

For more information, call 623-930-3430.

 

Citizenship Classes Begin. 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 the series. Monday, March 6, 6-8 PM.

 

*Fabric Yo-yos. Crafter Katie Crow shows you how to create gathered circles of fabric which can be used to make quilts or embellish pillows, hair clips, wreaths, or wall hangings. Registration is required. Saturday, March 25, 1-3 PM.

 

VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

For more information, call 623-930-3437.

 

*Shrinky Dink Keychains and Necklaces. Create colorful keychains and necklaces out of Shrinky Dink material that heats up and shrinks before your eyes. Thursday, March 2, 6-7:30 PM.

 

*Mandala Rocks. Create beautiful and colorful geometric patterns on rocks with librarian Christine O’Hara. Saturday, March 11, 1-3 PM.

 

VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY YOUTH

For more information, call 623-930-3437.

 

*Shrinky Dink Keychains and Necklaces. Create colorful keychains and necklaces out of Shrinky Dink material that heats up and shrinks before your eyes. For ages 10-18. Thursday, March 2, 6-7:30 PM.

 

*Spring-Fling Quick Craft. Stop by the Teague for some spring break crafting fun! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. Tuesday, March 21, 2-3 PM.

 

*Getting Crafty with Miss Janet: Craft Mania. Create a cool craft to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. Thursday, March 23, 4-5 PM.

 

Pokémon League! Pokémon fans, ages 7-12, can compete for prizes! Feel free to bring your favorite cards. Registration is required. Thursday, March 30, 6:30-7:30 PM.

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*Express Yourself/**Writer in Residence: This project 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. For more information, visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

 

Events Compiled by Anna Caggiano, Library Technology Specialist

 

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