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

Writers in Residence Consultation Hours

March 31, 2020
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Study Room 3 (RM)
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 McCaslin is the bestselling author of the Proverbial Crimes series, including A Bird in the...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Authors Harriet and Andrew Smith will introduce us to the wonders of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem as well as the importance of environmental education outreach and conservation. They will sign copies of their book available for sale after the pr...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

ESL Conversation Class

May 2, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join our weekly literacy group if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. Adult non-native speakers are welcome, and no registration is needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil. Enjoy an informal way t...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Grand Canyon Project Live Performance

May 2, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Travel the dusty trails of the Great Abyss through song, slide show, and the spoken word. Learn about the lives of the Gipson, Bass and Lauzon families, early Grand Canyon explorers and entrepreneurs.  Debbie Probst Gipson, author of Sto...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

Sewing Help Saturdays

May 2, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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, it's time to learn how to fix it with the THINKspot librarians help. At Sewing Help Saturdays we will provide beginner help to help fix and mend clothing. We ...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computer Classes
Event Details:

Learn how to use the Libby and Overdrive apps to download ebooks and audiobooks from the Greater Phoenix Digital Library to your smartphone or tablet. Please bring your device, email address, and password. If you are using a Kindle, please bring your Amazon account information.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

East Valley New Horizons Orchestra Concert

May 4, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Sit back and enjoy a free concert presented by the East Valley New Horizons Orchestra.  ...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Writer in Residence Consultation

May 5, 2020
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Small Study Space 2 (DR)
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
From April through June, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author Mindy Tarquini as its very own Writer in Residence. Mindy will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors f...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Writing Workshop: It Takes a Village

May 5, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
Characters are the heart and soul of a story. But who are your characters? Bring your work in progress and let's work together to populate the village that will provide your story's life.  From April through June, the Mesa Public Library is h...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Parenting on the Same Page

May 5, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Information and strategies for co-parenting children whether you’re in the same or separate households. Explore your parenting style and motivation to create a foundation to approach parenting and further support your children to grow into healthy ad...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Tales of a Sailing Voyage Across the Globe

May 6, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Julie Bradley is the author of Escape from the Ordinary and Crossing Pirate Waters. After serving over twenty years in the Army Military Intelligence Corps, she sailed off with her husband for the circumnavigation adventure of a lifetime. J...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

ESL Conversation and Grammar Class

May 6, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Roadrunner Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:

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 "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

Sew a Pillow

May 6, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Instructional
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join us while we learn to use a sewing machine like a pro. This month we will be making a cozy pillow. In this crafty program we will supply the materials, so all you need to bring is the enthusiasm! Required: Please take our v...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

The HOTspot Digital Help Desk

May 7, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Room: THINKspot @ RM
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 "Main Library" group.

Writer in Residence Consultation

May 7, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
From April through June, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author Mindy Tarquini as its very own Writer in Residence. Mindy will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors f...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Theater and Improv for Adults

May 7, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Come ready to laugh at this high-energy, low-pressure, studio-style improv theater class. We'll play theater games, create original scenes, and develop dynamic characters.   ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

Adult Coloring Club

May 7, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Room: THINKspot @ RM
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:

Relax and color your stress away. Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, or you may bring your own. 

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

ESL Conversation Class

May 9, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join our weekly literacy group if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. Adult non-native speakers are welcome, and no registration is needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil. Enjoy an informal way t...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

LinkedIn for Networking

May 9, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
LinkedInTM is one of the most powerful online tools for building a professional network and connecting to job opportunities. In this workshop, you will learn how to build and enhance your online profile, join groups and connect to other professionals...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Legal Information Navigation Clinic

May 9, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
LINC (Legal Information and Navigation Clinic) provides free court-forms assistance and information on a variety of topics including divorce, paternity, guardianship, child support, name changes, and estate administration. Although we cannot give leg...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Become a Library Super User

May 11, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computer Classes
Event Details:

Get familiar with the library's website, learn to search the catalog, and put items on hold. We will also explore some additional library databases such as Lynda.com for computer and business tutorials, resources for language instruction, and sources for reading recommendations.

Disclaimer(s)

Computer Class Prerequisite

Must be comfortable using a mouse and a keyboard.

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

Who Picked This Book? Group

May 11, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Groups
Event Details:
May's book is Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover.  Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there wa...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

Writer in Residence Consultation

May 11, 2020
3:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Study Room 2 (RM)
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
From April through June, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author Mindy Tarquini as its very own Writer in Residence. Mindy will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors f...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

A Novel Approach Book Group

May 11, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Groups
Event Details:
May's selection is The Library Book by Susan Orlean.   The Library Book chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution o...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Meditation for Beginners

May 11, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Dobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Educational, Health
Event Details:
Learn the basics of meditation with simple yet powerful techniques that will help you deal with stress wherever you are. We will be seated in chairs, so you do not need a mat.  You may wish to bring a pillow to support your back. ...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

Writer in Residence Consultation

May 12, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
Room: Small Study Space 2 (DR)
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Educational, Writing
Event Details:
From April through June, the Mesa Public Library is hosting bestselling author Mindy Tarquini as its very own Writer in Residence. Mindy will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors f...