City of Glendale ArizonaGLENDALE, Ariz. – The following featured activities are offered by the Glendale Public Library in September. 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.



5959 W. Brown St. Glendale, AZ 85302



For more information, call 623-930-3530.


ASU Startup School/Stage 1.0: Introduction & Overview. This 6-part series teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Stage 1.0 covers an overview of the process from idea to profit. Registration is required. Tuesday, September 56-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.


From Garden to Table: Desert Herb Gardening. Do you want to grow fresh herbs? Learn about plant selection, soil preparation, and proper watering. Register at 623-930-3760 or [email protected]Wednesday, September 6, 6-7:30 PM. Auditorium.


SCORE Workshop: Money from Home. Are you interested in making some extra money from a home-based business? Learn what support and information you’ll need before you begin. Saturday, September 9, 1-4:30 PM. Auditorium.


Glendale Coffeehouse. Enjoy live acoustic music performed by local musicians. This month: Jammin’ Jerry – country; Scotty “B” Baker & Friends – country, gospel and blues. Thursday, September 14, 6:30-7:30 PM. Auditorium.


ASU Startup School/Stage 2.0: It All Starts with Ideas. This 6-part series teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Stage 2.0 covers the Business Model Canvas. Registration is required. Tuesday, September 19, 6-7:30 PM. Creative Space.


Bridging the Gap: A Wood Flute and Didgeridoo Concert. Musician and painter Scott Schaefer and his ensemble will perform “Bridging the Gap,” a musical interpretation of his painting. Thursday, September 21, 6-7:30 PM. Auditorium.


Live @ the Library: Mill Ave. Chamber Players. The Mill Ave Chamber Players are celebrating their tenth season with the theme Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Thursday, September 28, 6:30-7:30 PM. Auditorium.


MAIN LIBRARY TEEN (ages 12-18)

For more information, call 623-930-3537.


Teen Builders: Fort Wars! Put your building skills to war! Use PVC pipe and cardboard boxes to construct a fort, then go to (paper ball) war! Lego bricks will be available for those who prefer more peaceful building projects. Monday, September 18, 6-7:30 PM. Large Meeting Room.



For more information, call 623-930-3537.


Grandfamily Social! Don’t miss this event for grandparents and their preschoolers! Enjoy crafts, games, books, food, fun, and even learning at this interactive event. Explore early literacy and child development and, more importantly, see it modeled by our facilitator. Registration is preferred. Please call Yvette Salazar at 602-248-0428 x224 to register. Saturday, September 9 & 3012:30-2:30 PM. Small Meeting Room.


Wild Wednesday: Crafty Kids. Get your arts and crafts in gear and make a fun take-home project. This month, we’ll celebrate saving as we create a one-of-a-kind piggy bank from recycled materials. Ages 3-12. Wednesday, September 134-5 PM. Storytime Room.


Childsplay: Tomás and the Library Lady. Actors, costumes and props…oh, my! Introduce your kids to the magic of live performance with award-winning theater troupe Childsplay. The play with music is based on the children’s book Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora, about a young migrant farmer who visits the library and discovers an entire world to explore through reading. Wednesday, September 27, 4-5 PM. Auditorium.



19055 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308



For more information, call 623-930-3830.


Foothills Coffeehouse: Live Acoustic Music. Enjoy acoustic music performed by local musicians. This month: “Breezy” Lora Brizzi – singer/songwriter; Civilized Folk – folk, country, popular. Wednesday, September 66:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.


FRANK Talk: Energy in an Uncertain World. Energy can be made affordable, accessible, and sustainable for all Arizonans. Energy is never just about technology, but about the values and ideals that a society has about its design and distribution. But what will it take to achieve energy justice? What are the values that are driving energy production and distribution in today’s world? Join us for a FRANK Talk that looks at the state of Arizona to discuss the historical context of energy production, the current webs of energy that exist in the state, and some potential ideas, policies, programs, and technologies that will shape the production of energy in the future. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Richter, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. FRANK Talks, face-to-face conversations on ideas that matter, are produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records. Wednesday, September 136:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.


Dementia Dynamics: Understanding the Disease. Learn about the three major types of dementia, how the disease progresses, and ways it may manifest itself, both behaviorally and psychologically. Explore medical and non-medical treatment options. Presented by Alyssa Peckham, Pharm.D. of Midwestern University. Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.


Fall Craft Series: Kumihimo Bracelets. Learn the traditional Japanese art of Kumihimo, where colored threads are interlaced to create a beautiful bracelet. Registration begins 8/28. Wednesday, September 27, 6-8 PM. Roadrunner Room.



For more information, call 623-930-3837.


School Year Stress Relief for Teens. Does school have you stressed out already? Come and take advantage of an opportunity to create some fun, stress-relieving crafts! Registration is required. Wednesday, September 6 (Zentangle), 13 (Dream Jar), & 20 (DIY Stress Balls and Journals), 6-7 PM. Hummingbird Room (September 6) & Storytime Room (September 13 & 20).



For more information, call 623-930-3837.


Chick Lit. Back by popular demand! Girls in grades 3-5 are invited for a fun book discussion including games, crafts and activities. A different book is discussed each month! Call 623-930-3837 or stop by the Youth Service Desk to register. September’s book will be Who Was Amelia EarhartWednesday, September 6, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.


Paws to Read with Sammy. Reserve a spot to read with Sammy, a certified therapy dog with Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Each child may book one fifteen-minute spot to share a story one-on-one with Sammy. He loves books and stories of all kinds and would love to meet you! Registration begins up to one week in advance either at the Youth Service Desk or by calling 623-930-3837. Open to kids ages 5 and up. Space is limited! Wednesday, September 13 & Tuesday, September 264-5 PM. Storytime Room.


Guys Read. Back by popular demand! Boys. Books. Two awesome things that are even more awesome when you put them together. Guys in 3rd-5th grade can join other guys to talk about some amazing books, play some games, and make cool stuff. You have to read the books to attend, so sign up starting one month before the program date and pick up your books at the Youth Service Desk! For more information, call 623-930-3837. September’s book will be Mr. Popper’s PenguinsWednesday, September 20, 4-5 PM. Storytime Room.

Creative Kids. Join us after school to relax and make a fun craft. Sign up with a friend or come and meet new friends. For ages 5-11. Registration begins 9/20.Wednesday, September 27, 4-5 PM. Hummingbird Room.



7010 N. 58th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301



For more information, call 623-930-3430.


Citizenship Classes. Study for the US Citizenship Test with a series of 20 classes from September – February, sponsored by the International Rescue Committee. To register, call the instructor, Brandi Bruce, at 602-433-2440, ext. 240, or email [email protected] Monday, September 11, 18 & 25, 6-7:45 PM. City Hall B Meeting Room.


Velma’s Clues Mystery Book Group. This very special mystery evening features a screening of the classic Basil Rathbone film Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943), loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Dancing Men.” Copies of the short story will be available ahead of time. Popcorn will be served. Please note the earlier start time for this event. Thursday, September 146-7:45 PM.


Free Immigration Screenings. Take the opportunity to speak with a certified immigration lawyer courtesy of the Friendly House. Their Immigration and Legal Services Department assists qualified individuals and families to obtain immigration benefits in order to become integrated and successful members of our community. Participants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Thursday, September 21, 4-6 PM.


Stone Cactus Garden. Create a cactus garden that will never need water using a flower pot, a few stones, some acrylic paints, and your incredible imagination! Staff will be on hand with materials and guidance. Registration begins 8/23. Saturday, September 23, 12-2 PM & 2:30-4:30 PM.



For more information, call 623-930-3437.


Make Your Own Spinners. Spinners are all the rage! Come make your own unique spinner that will wow your friends. All supplies provided. Ages 10-18. Saturday, September 16, 1-3 PM.



For more information, call 623-930-3437.

Teddy Bear Storytime and Craft. Kids, ages 3-11, and their families are invited to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day at the library by participating in a teddy-bear-themed storytime and craft project! Saturday, September 9, 1-2 PM.


After-School Storytime. Stop by for some after-school fun during this new monthly storytime for kids in grades K-5. There will be games, crafts and, of course, a story!Thursday, September 14, 4-5 PM.


Getting Crafty with Miss Janet: Pool Noodle Paint Stamping! 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. This month’s project will be: Pool Noodle Paint Stamping! All supplies provided. Thursday, September 28, 4-5 PM.

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