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July 2019 Glendale Public Library Event and Activity Listings

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – June 24, 2019. The following featured activities are offered by the Glendale Public Library in July. Locations include the Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.), the Foothills Library (19055 N. 57th Ave.), the Velma Teague Library (7010 N. 58th Ave.), and the new Heroes Regional Park Library (6075 N. 83rd 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.

MAIN LIBRARY

5959 W. Brown St. Glendale, AZ 85302

MAIN LIBRARY ADULT

*Writer in Residence: One-on-One Consultation. Register for an appointment with author Amy K. Nichols for expert advice on your writing. Dates and times vary; please visit bit.ly/mainwriterjuly for details.

*Artistry Workshop: Silk Scarf Painting. Learn how to make a hand-dyed scarf using bleeding tissue paper with help from crafter Patti Antilla. Registration is required. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Tuesday, July 2, 6-7:30 PM. Creative Space.

*Backyard Stargazing for Everyone. Free and fun for the entire family! Join Tony La Conte inside for a short lecture and discussion. Then, after dark, weather permitting, telescopes will be placed in front of the library for viewing the night sky. For more information, call 623-979-1393. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Monday, July 8, 7-9 PM. Auditorium.

*Writer in Residence Workshop: Story Structure and Plot. Author Amy K. Nichols will discuss how stories work and methods for structuring your novel. Even if you consider yourself a “pantser,” this can help you get from the beginning to “The End” without getting stuck in between. Registration is required. Wednesday, July 10, 6-8 PM. Creative Space.

*Artistry Workshop: Paint Pulling – The Tribe. Artist Colene Clark will provide step-by-step instructions for participants on using acrylic paints and sharpies to create a fun, exciting, original piece of art. All materials are provided. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Registration is required. Thursday, July 18, 6-7:30 PM. Creative Space.

*Writer in Residence Workshop: How to Get Published. Author Amy K. Nichols will take some of the mystery out of the publishing process. Learn the differences between traditional and independent publishing, what it takes to land a traditional book deal, how to work with an editor, how to create under the pressure of deadlines, and ways to juggle writing and life. If you dream of being a published author, bring your ambitions and questions to this “ask me anything” discussion. Registration is required. Wednesday, July 24, 6-8 PM. Creative Space.

MAIN LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

Book Art! Repurpose old books into works of art. Fold, paint, cut, draw, or whatever else you can dream up! Monday, July 8, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.

SAT Practice Test with The Princeton Review. Take a full-length practice SAT with an in-person proctor. After the test, you’ll receive a score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses. Register at www.princetonreview.com/gpl. Check Velma Teague Library’s events for their test on July 12! Saturday, July 13, 12:30-4:30 PM. Small Meeting Room.

*Nature & Wildlife Photography with Julio Copelly. Learn the basic skills needed to create the best photos of the great outdoors. Develop your eye for better photographs in this fun and fast-paced introduction to outdoor nature photography. Learn the secrets to designing and composing an image to maximize viewer attention. Presented by Julio Copelly, the official LIBCON West photographer. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Monday, July 15, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.

Duct Tape for Teens! Get crafty with duct tape! We’ll provide the tape and instructions for several crafts, like wallets and flowers. Monday, July 29, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.

MAIN LIBRARY YOUTH

Wild Wednesday! Galactic Slime. What’s ooey, gooey, shiny and intergalactic? Space slime! Kids are invited to make their very own batch of icky, oozy space slime. This first-come, first-served program is designed for ages 5-11, but younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Larger groups must bring one adult for every five children that attend. Wednesday, July 10, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

Astronaut Academy. Calling all space cadets! Are you ready to receive training to become a Glendale Public Library certified astronaut? You’ll have the opportunity to inspect space samples, complete physical activities to show your skills and receive your astronaut certificate at the end of your training. While this first-come, first-served program is designed for ages 5-11, younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Larger groups must bring one adult for every five children that attend. Thursday, July 11, 2-3:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.

Wild Wednesday! Space Bingo! Spend the afternoon playing “out of this world” Space Bingo! This program is designed for ages 5-11. Children as young as 3 years old may attend if accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, July 17, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

H2O Magic Show with Richard Steele. Did you know that the water cycle continuously moves water around this great blue planet? Magician Richard Steele will amaze you with his magic and trivia about the water cycle and conservation. This program is sponsored by the Glendale Water Services Department, who wants to encourage everyone to be water wise. While this program is designed for school-aged children, younger children may attend when accompanied by an adult. Larger groups must bring one adult for every five children that attend. Thursday, July 18, 2-3 PM. Auditorium.

Wild Wednesday! Outer Space Suncatchers! Paint outer space suncatchers to hang in your window and dream about our amazing solar system! Ages 5-11. Children as young as 3 years old may attend if accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, July 24, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

Space Junk STEAM Day! When it comes to creating with space junk, the sky’s the limit! Kids are invited to join teen volunteers for this makerspace with “space junk”! STEAM project stations will include spinners, catapults, gliders, and more. This first-come, first-served program is designed for ages 5-11, but younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Larger groups must bring one adult for every five children that attend. Thursday, July 25, 2-3 PM. Large Meeting Room.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater: Old MacDonald! That famous farmer and his animal friends are singing their favorite song and having tons of fun. This delightful show is performed with rod puppets, features toddler-friendly music, and is great sing-along fun for ages 2 and above. Sponsored by the Peoria Unified School District, Family Resource Centers. Saturday, July 27, 2-3 PM. Auditorium.

Wild Wednesday! Building Craze! Join the building fun with Tinker Toys, Legos, Magnetix, Nuudles, Marble Run and more! Options are available for different ages, so all are welcome. While this first-come, first-served program is designed for ages 5-11, younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Larger groups must bring one adult for every five children that attend. Wednesday, July 31, 4-5 PM. Large Meeting Room.

FOOTHILLS LIBRARY

19055 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308

FOOTHILLS LIBRARY ADULT

*Summer Craft Series: Quilled Paper Earrings. Create a delightful pair of quilled paper earrings to wear yourself or give as a gift. Instructed by Dru Heffington. Registration is required. Wednesday, July 10, 6-8 PM. Hummingbird Room.

The Aging Eye: What Is Normal and What Is Not? As your body ages, it may become more difficult to distinguish between the natural effects of the aging process and the onset of disease. Learn about eye issues affecting the senior population as well as available diagnosis and treatment options. Presented by Pierce Kenworthy, O.D., of Midwestern University Eye Institute and Arizona College of Optometry. Tuesday, July 16, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.

Foothills Birthday Bash Evening Party. Attend a toasting ceremony to celebrate the library’s 20th birthday. Enjoy music, share your favorite Foothills Library memory on our display, explore a photo exhibit about the history of Foothills, and take part in our toast to 20 years and more at 6 PM! Monday, July 22, 5:30-6:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

FOOTHILLS LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

Constellation Canvases. Hang out with us and create your very own constellation on canvas! All supplies are provided. Registration is required and begins July 3. Wednesday, July 10, 6-7 PM. Storytime Room.

Space Sand. Space sand is the new slime! Come and create moldable sand! Registration is required and begins July 17. Wednesday, July 24, 6-7 PM. Storytime Room.

End of Summer After Hours. Come hang out with us and celebrate the end of summer! Play on our life-sized board games, challenge each other on Guitar Hero, or settle in and play a variety of other tabletop games with your friends! Registration is required and begins July 12. Friday, July 26, 7-10 PM. Roadrunner Room.

FOOTHILLS LIBRARY YOUTH

Construction Mania. Join the building fun with Tinker Toys, Legos, Lincoln Logs, Magnetix, Nuudles and more! Options are available for different ages, so all are welcome. Children may attend a 2 PM or a 2:45 PM session. Tickets will be distributed at the Youth Service Desk on a first-come, first-served basis after the library opens on the day of the program. Monday, July 1, 2-3:30 PM. Roadrunner Room.

Puppet Show. Who is the most misunderstood animal? Is it Pigeon? Shark? Turtle and Croc? Come to our fun and interactive puppet show to find out! Two sessions will be offered, one at 2 PM and one at 3 PM. Tickets will be given to people in line in the Youth Department starting at 1:45 PM. Monday, July 8, 2-3 PM & 3-4 PM. Roadrunner Room.

Pre-K Space Camp: Space Traveler Training. Do you have what it takes to become a Space Traveler? Welcome to Space Traveler training! It may be in this lifetime that some people will be boarding a space shuttle and docking on a space station for frolic and fun. Maybe you will even be one of them! Children, ages 3-6 (or those who have not yet entered kindergarten), are invited to participate in this one-day event which ties in with our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program. Children will complete a space-themed obstacle course focusing on gross motor/fitness and team skills. Children can also try space food, do an art activity, and complete some literacy activities. Although registration is not required for this event, there is a limit to the number of people that can be in the room at one time. Thursday, July 11, 11 AM-12 PM. Roadrunner Room.

Mad Science. Children will be dazzled and entertained as they observe all kinds of chemical reactions in action. This event includes frosty dry ice, bubbling potions, and more! Required tickets will be distributed from the Youth Department on a first-come, first-served basis to those in line at 1:45 PM on the day of the program. Monday, July 15, 2-3 PM. Roadrunner Room.

Pre-K Space Camp: Sun & Stars. Children, ages 3-5, need to attend with a parent, as they will be completing a series of activities which tie in with our Universe of Stories Summer Reading program. We will also be trying out some fun robotic toys. Space is limited and registration is required. Thursday, July 18, 11 AM-12 PM. Roadrunner Room.

Foothills Birthday Bash. Celebrate Foothills Library’s 20th birthday with a Youth Department full of games, crafts, and more! Children and their parents/caregivers can move through various stations set up in the Youth Department during this at-your-own-pace program. All ages are welcome! Monday, July 22, 2-3 PM. Storytime Room.

Pre-K Space Camp: Solar System. Children, ages 3-5, are invited to explore the solar system with a variety of science and art activities related to our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program theme. Space is limited and registration is required. Thursday, July 25, 11 AM-12 PM. Roadrunner Room.

ǂDino Crew. The Dino Crew will give you an experience that is the closest thing possible to a dinosaur encounter! Required tickets will be distributed from the Youth Department on a first-come, first-served basis to those in line at 1:45 PM on the day of the program. Monday, July 29, 2-3 PM. Roadrunner Room.

VELMA TEAGUE LIBRARY

7010 N. 58th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301

VELMA TEAGUE LIBRARY ADULT

*Ballroom Dance Classes. Learn the basics of several dances, including waltz, rumba, foxtrot and swing, and then practice your dance steps at this fun workshop taught by instructor Betty Jo Gregolynskyj. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Classes begin on June 24. Space is limited and registration is required. Registering in pairs is recommended. Monday, June 24, July 1, 8 & 15, 1-3 PM.

Keeping Your Brain Healthy. Join Medicare representative Rentha Person for a pair of programs on brain health for seniors. At 10:30 AM she will present a Brain Boot Camp program which will be followed by Healthy Brain at noon. Each presentation will last about 30 minutes. This program takes place during the Drop-in Fridays for Seniors @ the Teague. Friday, July 12, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.

*Learn How to Make a Compact Braided Paracord Wallet. Make a compact wallet using braided paracord with crafter Kathy Shough. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project and takes place during the Drop-in Fridays for Seniors @ the Teague. Registration is required. Friday, July 19, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM.

*Arts and Crafts Corner: Suncatcher Mobiles. Learn how to make eye-catching Shrinky Dink butterfly suncatcher mobiles. All materials will be supplied by the library. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Registration is required. Monday, July 22, 1-3 PM.

*Hiking 101 with Glendale Parks & Recreation. Glendale Recreation staff will bring you the inside scoop on the city’s parks and trails system, including how the trails are rated (from beginner to expert) and hiking basics. In addition, a Glendale Park Ranger will discuss important safety information to avoid injury, park rules and more. Ranger, the Parks & Recreation Community Outreach Dog, will also visit to take part in a demonstration about heat safety for dogs. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Monday, July 22, 6:30-7:30 PM.

Chair Yoga. Yoga poses, breathing, and meditation can improve your health and well-being. Join us to stretch, breathe easily and move your muscles in our soothing chair yoga workshop. Presented by Debbie Polisky, a bilingual nutrition specialist, and provided in part by UnitedHealthcare, this program takes place during the Drop-in Fridays for Seniors @ the Teague. Friday, July 26, 10:15-11:15 AM.

ǂArts and Crafts Corner: Massaged Raw Kale Salad with Melanie A. Albert. Melanie A. Albert, CEO of Experience Nutrition and local Phoenix award-winning cookbook author, will teach you how to create a refreshing massaged raw kale salad. Create your unique salad with fresh fruit and seeds and learn the culinary techniques of the three-ingredient salad dressing, massaging kale, and beautiful plating. Learn how to shop local and in season and enjoy your salad. Registration is required. Saturday, July 27, 1-3 PM.

*Ten Tips for Better Nature and Landscape Photography. Join librarian and amateur photographer Judy Coon as she shares her tips on creating better nature and landscape photography. She will present many slides illustrating the tips and will also show many of the photographs currently on display throughout the Velma Teague Library. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Monday, July 29, 6:30-7:30 PM.

VELMA TEAGUE LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

*Make-and-Take Teens! Seed Station. Come to the Teen Zone to decorate your own small plant pot! We’ll have soil and seeds, too. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Throughout July.

SAT Practice Test with the Princeton Review. Take a full-length practice SAT with an in-person proctor. Meet in the library at 10 AM so we can walk together to City Hall. Register at www.princetonreview.com/velmateague. Check Main Library’s events for their test on July 13! Friday, July 12, 10 AM-2 PM. City Hall B2.

Teen Craft: Ice Cream Party. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with us! We’ll have ice cream and toppings, so just bring your creativity and appetite! Registration is required. Saturday, July 13, 1-3 PM.

ǂTeen STEAM Craft: Nebula Light Boxes. Create an awesome craft with the “Robot Ambassador”! Registration is required. Saturday, July 20, 1-3 PM.

VELMA TEAGUE LIBRARY YOUTH

Taiko Drumming with Eileen Morgan. Make powerful music with the ancient Japanese art of Taiko! Children and families are invited to experience the heart-pounding rhythms of Taiko drums during this educational and hands-on performance at the library! Wednesday, July 3, 2-3 PM. Youth Department.

*Backpack Bingo. Kids, ages 5-12, can join the staff of the Velma Teague Library for a few rousing rounds of Bingo and a fun craft project! Bingo winners will receive a book of their choice or a prize from the Youth Department treasure chest! This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Wednesday, July 10, 2-3 PM. Youth Department.

*Desert Wildlife @ the Library. The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park will visit the Velma Teague Library to showcase some fascinating Arizona critters, including a rock squirrel, striped skunk, bull snake and more! Kids of all ages will have the chance to see these animals up close and to learn about the amazing ways they have adapted to their desert home. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project.Wednesday, July 17, 2-3 PM. Youth Department.

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet. Create a cool craft to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. This month, participants will learn how to make climbing robots and straw rockets. Thursday, July 18, 4-5 PM. Meeting Room.

*Camp Velma Teague! Kids, ages 5-11, and their families are invited to an afternoon of camping fun at the library featuring games, crafts, campfire stories and more! Each time you win a game, you’ll receive an entry ticket for a grand prize drawing at the end of the event. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Wednesday, July 24, 2-3 PM. Youth Department.

*Search and Rescue Dogs @ the Library. Learn about the Hug-a-Tree program and basic survival principles with Carmen Davenport, a Search and Rescue Volunteer from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and her canine friends, Daisy and Hazel. For kids, ages 5-11, and their families. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project. Wednesday, July 31, 2-3 PM. Meeting Room.

HEROES REGIONAL PARK LIBRARY

6075 N. 83rd Ave. Glendale, AZ 85303

HEROES REGIONAL PARK LIBRARY ADULT

*Easy Artistry Workshop: The Art of Cell Phone Photography. Photographer Patricia Thornham will demonstrate how composition and light can improve your phone’s photos. Share your best shots on library TV displays! Please bring your cell phone. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Registration is required. Saturday, July 6, 2-4 PM.

*Easy Artistry Workshop: Photo Stories on the Fridge. Artist Dru Heffington will show how to make a set of photo magnets that will turn your refrigerator into a space for self-expression. Bring photos (sizes from 1/2" up to 2") to begin your story! This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Registration is required. Friday, July 12, 1-3 PM.

*Easy Artistry Workshop: Heartwarming Pendant from Cold Glass. Create a unique and beautiful fused-glass pendant with artist Beth Maggio. Your pendant will be fired in the artist’s kiln and will be available for pickup at the library within a few days of the workshop. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Registration is required. Wednesday, July 17, 1-3 PM.

*Easy Artistry Workshop: Photo Gifts for Friends and Family. Surprise your friends and family with photo gifts! Turn old, forgotten pictures into treasured keepsakes with artist Dru Heffington. Please bring photos or pictures in sizes up to 4” to make a set of photo coasters or a photo cube. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Registration is required. Saturday, July 20, 2-4 PM.

*Easy Artistry Workshop: One-of-a-Kind Cards with All Our Hearts. Cheer up your friends and family with your own cards! Create three beautiful and special cards with step-by-step instructions from artist Beth Maggio. This program is presented as part of the Creative Aging project. Registration is required.Wednesday, July 24, 2-4 PM.

HEROES REGIONAL PARK LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

ǂRobot Soldering Class. Join us for a hands-on make-and-take soldering project for teens with the “Robot Ambassador.” You will make your own fun robot figure that lights up when you touch its heart. This robot is a great demonstration of how transistors work to boost the signals from a sensor. No experience necessary. Don’t miss the fun! Registration is required. Saturday, July 13, 2-4 PM.

HEROES REGIONAL PARK LIBRARY YOUTH

H2O Magic Show with Richard Steele. This water-themed magic show is guaranteed to amaze! Learn about the water cycle and water conservation through mesmerizing illusions performed by the incredible Richard Steele. This show is sponsored by the Glendale Water Services Department – Conservation and Sustainable Living Division to encourage our water customers to be water wise. Registration is required. Tuesday, July 23, 2-3 PM. Yucca Room.

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