GLENDALE, ARIZONA – January 24, 2019. The following featured activities are offered by the Glendale Public Library in February. 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://bit.ly/gplazevents. For more information, please call 623-930-3600.
ALL GLENDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS
Spring Training Reading Challenge! The Glendale Public Library is partnering with Camelback Ranch Stadium to offer chances to win a pair of free tickets to a Dodgers or White Sox Spring Training baseball game! Just read or listen to a book of your choice and then visit any Glendale Public Library location to complete an entry for weekly drawings. Patrons of all ages are invited to participate. February 1 – March 15, 2019.
5959 W. Brown St. Glendale, AZ 85302
MAIN LIBRARY ADULT
*Senior Tech Academy: Email Basics 102. Learn how to send, reply, and forward email to groups, send and download attachments, protect yourself from spam and phishing email, and manage your email. It is highly recommended that attendees of Email Basics 102 have completed Email Basics 101. The class will be held at the Glendale Community College, Library & Media Center. Call or leave a message for Marlene Jacobson with your name and phone number at 623-930-3589 to request transportation from Main Library to GCC. When you call, let Marlene know if you need transportation with wheelchair access. Recommended for adults 55 and older. Registration is required. Thursday, February 7, 2-4 PM. Creative Space.
**Artist Talk Celebrating African American History: Richard Booker. Artist Richard Booker will share how his art allowed him to survive and "live his dream" during the Jim Crow Era in the South. Mr. Booker creates fine art that communicates mood, insight, viewpoint and visual impressions. Thursday, February 7, 6-7:30 PM. Auditorium.
ASU Startup School. This 6-part series is designed to help entrepreneurs learn how to start and grow a business. This month’s sessions include Stage 5 – Build a Profitable Company (2/7) and Stage 6 – Grow Your Company (2/14). Registration is required. Thursday, February 7 & 14, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.
Plant Survival 101. Getting plants to thrive in the low desert takes more than luck; it takes proper plant selection, installation, watering, and maintenance. Jo Miller, landscape designer, will cover the basics on how to create a hardy, healthy, and harmonious landscape. Register at greenliving or 623-930-3760. Saturday, February 9, 10 AM-12 PM. Auditorium.
Glendale Coffeehouse: Original Love Songs. Enjoy live acoustic music performed by local musicians. This month, Mark Fogelson, Andy Hurlbut, Lon Austin & Bob Gibney perform original love songs round-robin style. Thursday, February 14, 6:30-7:30 PM. Auditorium.
2019 Tech Fest. Explore the new and innovative technology used by our city to keep things running, make sure we’re safe and enhance our quality of life. See what our local businesses and entrepreneurs have to offer. Enter the exhibit “Technology Through the Ages” and enjoy some hands-on fun with a manual typewriter, Atari 2600, Pong, rotary phone, 8-track player, and many other gems you may not have seen in a very long time or at all. Follow the timeline of technology from the 1900s to today, including the library’s 3D printer and 3D scanner. Saturday, February 16, 12-4 PM. Meeting Room Wing.
**Artist Talk Celebrating African American History: Bob Martin. Mr. Martin will discuss his “life in color” – expanding on how his work is a reflection of his family, culture and the way he grew up in New York City. He creates intense and colorful portraits with oil and acrylic. Thursday, February 21, 6-7:30 PM. Auditorium.
*Senior Tech Academy: Computer Basics 101. Learn the parts of a computer, how to use a mouse, and how to navigate a Windows 10 computer desktop and files. Recommended for adults 55 and older. Registration begins 1/26. Monday, February 25, 2-4 PM. Creative Space.
*Live @ the Library: West African Kora. Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstrations on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Thursday, February 28, 6:30-7:30 PM. Auditorium.
MAIN LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)
Book Speed Dating! Fall in love…with a book! Meet a variety of titles in all the genres at this drop-in program, and maybe you’ll find your book-soulmate! Monday, February 11, 6-7:30 PM. Storytime Room.
MAIN LIBRARY YOUTH
LEAP into Science: Preschool! Preschool-aged children and their families are invited to explore the STEM concept of balance through engaging activities and books in a storytime setting! Leap into Science is a nationwide program engineered by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books. Through the course of the program, families will move from station to station, learning about balance with a variety of fun hands-on activities. Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-7:30 PM. Storytime Room.
Wild Wednesday! Roly-Poly Robots. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with some sweet, shape-filled robot cards! While this first-come, first-served program is designed for children ages 5-11, ages 3-4 may attend if accompanied by an adult. Larger groups must bring one adult for every five children that attend. Wednesday, February 13, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.
ǂArizona Broadway Theatre: The Princess and the Pea. Actors, costumes and props…oh my! Award-winning theater troupe Arizona Broadway Theatre for Young Audiences is bringing its show to the library. The Princess and the Pea is the perfect way to introduce your kids to the magic of live performance! This program is geared toward school-aged children, but younger kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult.Wednesday, February 20, 4-5 PM. Auditorium.
Wild Wednesday: LEAP into Science. School-aged children and their families are invited to explore the STEM concept of balance through engaging activities and books! Leap into Science is a nationwide program engineered by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books. Through the course of the program, families will move from station to station, learning about balance with a variety of fun hands-on activities. Wednesday, February 27, 4-5 PM. Large Meeting Room.
FOOTHILLS BRANCH LIBRARY
19055 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308
Shred Event. Have some personal documents that need to be shredded? Come drop them off at the Foothills Branch Library for the shred event hosted by the Glendale Police Department and sponsored by Cholla District Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff & Sahuaro District Councilmember Ray Malnar. Limit 6 bankers boxes per household. Event may end early if trucks are full.Saturday, February 2, 8-11 AM. Foothills Branch Parking Lot.
Foothills Coffeehouse. Enjoy live acoustic music performed by local musicians. This month: Country Roads – John Denver tribute; Fireside – bluegrass. Wednesday, February 6, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.
*Afternoon Craft Series: Alcohol Ink on Tile. Learn a variety of ways to apply vibrant ink colors to ceramic tile. Try your hand at abstracts, landscapes or florals! Presented by Carmen Timm. Registration begins 1/12. Monday, February 11, 1-3 PM. Hummingbird Room.
The Importance of Routine Blood Tests in Veterinary Medicine. Learn how routine blood tests can identify common veterinary diseases and help improve your pet’s health. Presented by Katie Wycislo, D.V.M, Ph.D., DACVP of Midwestern University. Tuesday, February 19, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.
Intuition: Understanding and Developing Your Intuitive Gifts. Discover how to be more open and receptive to messages from the spirit world. Learn ways to develop your intuitive skills, including experiential exercises to develop your spiritual gifts and better understand the messages you receive. Presented by Sunny Dawn Johnston. Wednesday, February 20, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.
FRANK Talk: Water in the Southwest — Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going? Join us for a FRANK Talk on water politics, policies and infrastructure in the Southwest facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Richter, ASU School of Social Transformation and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records. Wednesday, February 27, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.
FOOTHILLS BRANCH LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)
3D Pens for Teens! Come play with our 3D pens and create something unique! Registration begins 1/23. Wednesday, February 6, 6-7 PM. Hummingbird Room.
Duct Tape Maker Space. Drop in and make something for your Valentine or for yourself! Wednesday, February 13, 6-7 PM. Storytime Room.
FOOTHILLS BRANCH LIBRARY YOUTH
ǂChildsplay Theatre Presents: The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus. Make sure to attend this live theater performance! When school is out, there’s nothing to do, and the desert sun beats down hot. Sheila and her friends find themselves in search of something – anything – interesting to explore. So, when a walking, talking, and surprisingly well-dressed coyote shows up, the kids set out on the adventure of a lifetime! Filled with magical realism and surprises at every turn, this funny story of friendship and imagination will bring the desert landscape to life. Recommended for grades K-6, but audience members of all ages are welcome. Please note: The library lobby will open at 10:45 AM for seating, while the library opens at noon. Saturday, February 9, 11 AM-12 PM. Roadrunner Room.
ǂArizona Broadway Theatre: The Princess and the Pea. Actors, costumes and props…oh my! Award-winning theater troupe Arizona Broadway Theatre for Young Audiences is bringing its show to the library. The Princess and the Pea is the perfect way to introduce your kids to the magic of live performance! This program is geared toward school-aged children, but younger kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Tuesday, February 12, 4-5 PM. Roadrunner Room.
Valentine’s Day Process Art. Children, ages 2-5, are invited to explore their creativity through a variety of Valentine’s Day-themed activities. We will paint, glue, cut and create several masterpieces for you to take home. Join us on this artistic journey as we help you create fun memories at the library with your family. Wear clothes you won’t mind getting stained with paint! This program will be held in place of our regular Toddlertime. Registration begins 2/1. Thursday, February 14, 11 AM-12 PM. Roadrunner Room.
Leap into Science. Leap into Science is a nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, for children and families to learn together. This Balance Workshop for ages 3-6 will be held in place of our regular Storytime. Wednesday, February 27, 11 AM-12 PM. Roadrunner Room.
VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY
7010 N. 58th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY ADULT
Brown Bag Booktalk. Looking for something good to read? You bring your lunch; we’ll bring the coffee and some fresh-brewed book recommendations. Feel free to bring a book to share with the group. Browse previous booklists at bit.ly/gplbrown. Thursday, February 7, 1:15-2:30 PM.
Drop-in Fridays for Seniors @ the Teague: Open House. This Open House will introduce senior citizens to the new programming planned especially for them. We will have coloring, card and board games, jigsaw puzzles and light refreshments. Come and learn about the many programs that will be offered during future Drop-in Fridays (beginning February 22), including music, coping with aging, memory times, help with electronics, expressing yourself, cultural enrichment and crafts. Friday, February 15, 10 AM-2 PM.
*Arts and Crafts Corner: String Art. Using corkboard, embroidery floss and nails, create a unique piece of string art. This program is part of the Creative Aging initiative. Registration begins 1/22.Saturday, February 23, 1-4 PM.
*Senior Tech Academy: Computer Basics 101. Learn the parts of a computer, how to use a mouse, and how to navigate a Windows 10 computer desktop and files. Recommended for adults 55 and older. Registration begins 1/29. Thursday, February 28, 2-4 PM.
VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)
Teen Craft: Pizza Making. Celebrate National Pizza Day by making your own personal-size pizzas. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Saturday, February 9, 1-3 PM.
VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY YOUTH
Getting Crafty with Miss Janet: "Out of This World" Valentine’s Day Craft. Come and join in the fun! Create a cool craft to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. All supplies provided. Thursday, February 7, 4-5 PM.
Valentine’s Day Make & Take Craft. Pick up a make-it-yourself Valentine’s Day craft at the Youth Desk anytime during regular library hours. All supplies will be provided. Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. Monday, February 11 – Thursday, February 14.
ǂWorld Music Family Classes. Join Phoenix Conservatory of Music Teaching Artists to discover and celebrate music from around the world in these family-friendly programs that include song, dance, a music craft and a story! Keith Johnson of Sankofa Island Magic will showcase West African/Caribbean drumming in February. Free for all ages, including small children, siblings, and parents/caregivers. Thursday, February 21, 6:30-7:30 PM.
Leap into Science: Kids! Leap into Science is a nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books. Through the course of this program, kids in grades 1-4 will move from station to station learning about the concept of balance with a variety of fun hands-on activities! Wednesday, February 27, 2-3 PM.