Upcoming Events

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

Writing as a Second Act

February 22, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Entertainment, Writing
Event Details:
Sheila Grinell, founding director and former CEO of the Arizona Science Center, will discuss the creative similarities and differences between her first and second careers. A Q & A session will follow. Her books will be available for sale after t...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Make it or Game it!

February 22, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:

Drop in for a craft and games the whole family will enjoy!

This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
There are two sides to every story…and sometimes three. I love to write. You love to write. They love to write. These are simple examples of the three points of view available to writers. If you struggle in choosing which would best suit yo...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

Sewing Help Saturdays

February 22, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Instructional
Event Details:
If you have a pair of pants that need to be hemmed or a dress that needs to be mended, its time to learn how to fix it with professional advice. At Sewing Help Saturdays we will provide the professional help to fix and mend clothing. We will teach yo...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

Slime Time

February 22, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Room: THINKspot @ RM
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
See how different materials come together to make shimmery, gooey, sticky, and sometimes yucky, slime. Materials are provided on a first come first served basis. For ages 8-12. ...

Disclaimer(s)

No non-family groups of 5 or more

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate non-family groups of 5 or more children at youth programs.

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

Toddlertime

February 24, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Ticketed Event

Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program start.

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

Toddlertime

February 24, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

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

This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Advanced Microsoft Excel

February 24, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computer Classes, Instructional
Event Details:
Learn advanced Excel topics like how to create pivot tables, how to use multiple spreadsheets, and how to use absolute references, vlookup, and other techniques. Proficiency in Intermediate Microsoft Excel is required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Computer Class Prerequisite

Must be comfortable using a mouse and a keyboard.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Touch a Truck Storytime: Garbage Truck

February 24, 2020
11:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Entertainment, Storytime
Event Details:
Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a visit from a special truck that you can see up close! Today we will be visited by a City of Mesa Garbage Truck.  ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

The HOTspot Digital Help Desk

February 24, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Reference
Event Details:

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 "THINKspot at Main" group.

Code Commanders

February 24, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Code Clubs, Instructional
Event Details:

Code Commanders is a weekly series that challenges and builds its young users' understanding of how coding works. Ages 8-12.

This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Exercise Your Brain and Learn to Code

February 24, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computer Classes, Instructional
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Learning to code isn’t as hard as you think. Using puzzles and games, you’ll learn the basics of different coding languages and be able to show off what you’ve created to family and friends.

Disclaimer(s)

Computer Class Prerequisite

Must be comfortable using a mouse and a keyboard.

This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Sign Language Storytime

February 25, 2020
9:15am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Baby/Toddler Signs encourages language and brain development through songs, stories, and play in American Sign Language. Ages 0-4. ...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

February 25, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Roadrunner Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Reference
Event Details:
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers no-cost tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax ret...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Preschool Storytime

February 25, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

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.

Preschool Storytime

February 25, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

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 "Red Mountain Branch" group.

Alphabet Adventures

February 25, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Learn a new letter each week and enjoy stories, puppet skits, songs, and rhymes in this interactive storytime program for preschoolers! Following a 30-minute storytime, complete a hands-on arts and craft project inspired by our letter of the day. ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

K-Code Storytime

February 25, 2020
11:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

 

This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

Lynda.com Open Lab

February 25, 2020
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Room: THINKspot @ RM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computer Classes, Instructional
Event Details:

What do you want to learn today? Meet Lynda.com, an online learning platform offering nearly 6000 courses in tech, business, and creative skills. These self-paced video courses are taught by experts and are perfect for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners. All you need is a current Mesa Public Library card and PIN. Come jump start your learning!

This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

STEAM at the Ranch: Catapults

February 25, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Educational, Instructional
Event Details:
This month we will engineer catapults and see how far we can launch things. ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

The HOTspot Digital Help Desk

February 25, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Reference
Event Details:

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.

Sensory Science: Smell

February 25, 2020
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Investigate the science behind your senses by exploring sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste in five monthly installments of hands-on S.T.E.M. exploration! In February we will focus on the sense of smell. Grades 3-6. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Aircraft Science

February 25, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Instructional
Event Details:
Calling all future pilots! Have you ever wondered how airplanes and helicopters work? Learn all about how aircraft stay in the air with pilot Joel Nelsen, then put your new knowledge into action by designing and testing paper airplanes...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

Retro Day: VHS Lamps

February 25, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Before Netflix and streaming on Smart phones, teens in the 80's and 90's rented VHS movies from Blockbuster. Join us as we make these nostalgic movie cassette tapes into awesome retro lamps. #RetroDay  ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Writers in Residence Consultation Hours

February 25, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Instructional, Writing
Event Details:
From January through March, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author and writing coach Dane McCaslin as its very own Writer in Residence. Dane will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Yoga for Beginners

February 25, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Health, Instructional
Event Details:
Come to the library for yoga in a relaxed environment without the pressure of attending a gym or studio. Session is for adults and appropriate for all levels, and will focus on technique the practice of yoga flow. Participants must be able to get up ...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

YAAS! Presents: Teen Advisory Board

February 25, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Teen Advisory Boards traditionally help library staff brainstorm ideas for how to best serve our young patrons. Some of the library's teen volunteers will join us to discuss potential events for our group to participate in or host in t...

The Young Adult Action Society offers different activities each week. We are making a positive difference in our library, our city, and the world. This group is always accepting new members—bring a friend! Ages 14+.