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This event is in the "All Locations" group.
This event is in the "Main Library" group.
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.
This event is in the "Mesa Express Library" group.
This event is in the "Outreach Services" group.
Branches:
All Locations, Main Library, THINKspot at Main, Red Mountain Branch, THINKspot at Red Mountain, Dobson Ranch Branch, Mesa Express Library, Outreach Services
Description:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Statement: Updated 7/30/2020 Update 6/8/2020: Mesa Public Library buildings remain closed. The City of Mesa will evaluate all closures based on health guidance and financial resources monthly. Cu...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
The landscape across Arizona made it a prime location for Westerns, many featuring John Wayne. Walt Disney also filmed in Arizona, as well as Andy Warhol. Marshall Shore presents this fascinating look at cinema history. Marshall Shore who specializes...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Enjoy the many talents of Happy Birds! This is a virtual event provided by Maricopa County Library as part of the Summer Reading Program. The stream is available from 8/3-8/9. Register for the Summer Reading Program at read20AZ.com, then n...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Join us in storybook land by creating your own whimsical tree. At this event you will learn how to use different painting techniques to create your own work of art. A talented instructor will walk you step by step through this class. This is a vir...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
From May through August, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author Mindy Tarquini as its very own Writer in Residence. Mindy will collaborate with Mesa Public Library to offer virtual writing consultations and&nbs...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Enjoy the acting talents of Phoenix's Black Theatre Troupe! This is a virtual event provided by Maricopa County Library as part of the Summer Reading Program. The stream is available from 8/10-8/16. Register for the Summer Reading Program at re...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Solve a cheMYSTERY with Arizona Science Center! This is a virtual event provided by Maricopa County Library as part of the Summer Reading Program. The stream is available from 8/10-8/16. Register for the Summer Reading Program at read20AZ.com,&...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
A princess doesn’t want to invite her best friend, the Smelly Foot Troll, to her birthday party because he has stinky feet. The Troll gets mad and tries to steal the birthday cake. A marionette show about friendship. This is a virtual event provid...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
From May through August, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author Mindy Tarquini as its very own Writer in Residence. Mindy will collaborate with Mesa Public Library to offer virtual writing consultations and&nbs...
This event is in the "Online / Virtual" group.
Library Branch: Online / Virtual
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
From May through August, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author Mindy Tarquini as its very own Writer in Residence. Mindy will collaborate with Mesa Public Library to offer virtual writing consultations and&nbs...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Toddlertime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Toddlertime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Pint-Sized Science

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Instructional

Design and carry out experiments to learn more about science—the fun way!

This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Roadrunner Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational

This class is open to adult non-native speakers who need to improve their English speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills while learning about American culture.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Baby Lapsit

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies. Birth-16 months.

This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Room: THINKspot @ RM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Reference

Curious about downloading ebooks, movies, music, magazines, and more from the library with your laptop, mobile device, or ereader? Drop in during these sessions for one-on-one assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Disclaimer(s)

Library Card

Participants will need an active Mesa Public Library card and 4-digit PIN.

This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

Baby Lapsit

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies. Birth-16 months.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Shake, Boogie, and Bop!

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Dance, sing, and rhyme—it's always a good time! Ages 2-5.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

PlaySPOT

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Entertainment

Family SPOT Resource Center presents "Play on the Go." Join us for fun, hands-on activities. Birth-36 months.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Paws2Read

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment

Pets like books too! Drop in and read to registered therapy animals and their handlers.

This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

LEGO Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO. Children can either follow a monthly theme or build from their imaginations. LEGO and DUPLO blocks will be provided. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "All Locations" group.
This event is in the "Main Library" group.
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.
This event is in the "Mesa Express Library" group.
This event is in the "Outreach Services" group.
Branches:
All Locations, Main Library, THINKspot at Main, Red Mountain Branch, THINKspot at Red Mountain, Dobson Ranch Branch, Mesa Express Library, Outreach Services
Description:
The library will be closed for Labor Day. For more information about our schedule and holiday closures, please visit our website. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Toddlertime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Toddlertime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime

Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Young at Art

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Entertainment

Gather with other kids and get crafty! Complete the craft of the week or get creative and make something else with the supplies provided. Grades 2-8.