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This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Sustainability
Event Details:
Glass jars make great decorations.  Come make a snowman out of an upcycled glass jar.  We provide all the materials and the directions.  It should be a snowy good time.  Ages 8-12. Supplies are limited. ...

This program supports the City of Mesa’s Climate Action Plan (MCAP), a Mayor and Council priority initiative to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, build resilience in our community, and address the negative outcomes of a changing climate.

Learn about the Library’s sustainability efforts
Get tips on living green

This event is in the "Main Library" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Join us for "The King Has Got to Go!”, performed by the East Valley Children's Theatre Express Acting Troupe. There is trouble in the Kingdom! What happens now and will it never end? Only this holiday will you find out what the King is really up to! ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Event Details:
Artist of the Month will introduce us to a new artist every month and invites attendees of all artistic skill levels to try their hand at the artist of the month's signature style. This month's artist is Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a renaissance artist famo...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Library" group.

LEGO® Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Library
Room: Dobson Meeting Room (DR)
Age Group: Children, School Age, All Ages
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. ...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Library" group.

Shape Penguins Craft

9:30am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Red Mountain Library
Room: Program Room (RM)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Make a trio of cute penguins and learn your shapes too. Ages 3-5.  ...

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 "Dobson Ranch Library" group.

Noon Year's Day Celebration

11:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Library
Room: Dobson Meeting Room (DR)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Help us ring in the "Noon Year" with a party just for kids! Who says you need to stay up until midnight to celebrate? We'll decorate hats, have noise makers, and treats.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

App Artist

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational, Instructional
Event Details:
Every week we will create awesome projects using all sorts of different apps. Learn vector graphics, raster graphics, pixel graphics, animation, and how to take your own work to the next level.  It’s time to learn how to unlock your creativity a...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

STEAM at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Design and carry out experiments to help you learn more about science — the fun way! Strap on your goggles and get ready to have a blast. Ages 5 -10. ...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Library" group.
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Library
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Dogs like to read too! Come read to Poppy a certified Pet Partners therapy dog.  ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

LEGO® Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: School Age, Family
Program Type: Games
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 jumbo blocks will be provided. Ages 5-9. ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
 Learn how to make a mouse pad using three different materials and create your own design.   This is a "tween" program for ages 8-12. Supplies are limited. ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

Dungeons & Dragons™

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Games
Event Details:
Learn and play Dungeons & Dragons™  with an experienced player.  Already know how to play? Come in and use the space to lead your own campaign. New players are welcome.  Ages 10-18. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Calling all artists! Paint a tiny canvas masterpiece and showcase your artwork for everyone to admire. Kids will be given tiny canvases and paint to create their own masterpieces. Ages 4+. Supplies are limited. ...

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 "Main Library" group.

Origami for Kids

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Event Details:
Come by and learn the Japanese art of paper-folding! We'll introduce you to easy, medium, and hard levels, for everyone to enjoy. Ages 8 -12. ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

Color-by-Number Magic

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Event Details:
Your family won't believe their eyes when the lines of our magic coloring sheets disappear. Learn about new ways to use THINKspot's vinyl cutter while having fun coloring at this all ages event.     ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

App Artist

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational, Instructional
Event Details:
Every week we will create awesome projects using all sorts of different apps. Learn vector graphics, raster graphics, pixel graphics, animation, and how to take your own work to the next level.  It’s time to learn how to unlock your creativity a...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Library" group.
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Library
Room: Dobson Meeting Room (DR)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Instructional, Sustainability
Event Details:
Stretch your imagination using science! Each month we'll do hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, or math. Ages 8-12. This month's challenge is to build a mini-sled (that can slide down a ramp) using random recycled materia...

Disclaimer(s)

IBCCES Autism Certified

The Dobson Ranch Library is IBCCES Autism Certified. IBCCES trains/certifies organizations to better serve individuals with cognitive disorders. These ideals are incorporated at all Dobson Ranch Library programs. If you have any concerns or need to request specific accommodations for you or your child, please contact us.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

STEAM at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Event Details:
Design and carry out experiments to help you learn more about science — the fun way! Strap on your goggles and get ready to have a blast. Ages 5 -10. ...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Library" group.

LEGO® Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Library
Room: Dobson Meeting Room (DR)
Age Group: Children, School Age, All Ages
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. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

LEGO® Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: School Age, Family
Program Type: Games
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 jumbo blocks will be provided. Ages 5-9. ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
These simple magnets will make a welcome addition to any magnetic surface. Personalize your magnets with photos or a variety of provided images.   This is a "tween" program for ages 8-12. Supplies are limited. ...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Library" group.

Book Bingo

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Library
Room: Program Room (RM)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join us to play B-I-N-G-O and possibly win some books.   ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

Machine: Impossible

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Event Details:
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a machine that can solve a problem and maybe even save the world. This program will self-destruct in 60 minutes. This program is for ages 8+. This program is limited to the first 10 partic...
This event is in the "Outreach Services" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Outreach Services
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Join the Mesa Public Library at the Mesa Community College Planetarium for an out of this world show featuring the planets in our solar system! Registration is required as seating is limited (one registration per seat). Take & Make craft kit...