Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Origami and The Princess and the Frog

February 18, 2020
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Teen Zone
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Dreams don't come true without hard work, and knowing how to make a good desserts don't hurt either. Bring your friends and watch The Princess and the Frog, create origami frogs and snack on something tasty. Ages 12-18. A prince and a princess are...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Level-Up Tweens: Escape Room the Game

February 20, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
There are so many great games out there, and we want to try them all! If you love games as much as we do, join us every first and third Thursday to play a different game. This week's game is Escape Room: The Game. Ages 8-12. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Historic American Swing Dancing

February 20, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Event Details:
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!" This 3 part class series is an introduction to East Coast Swing dance (also known as "six-count swing" or "triple-step swing") including some of the basic movements and footwork of Lindy Hop and Cha...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Craft Exchange

February 22, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Give a little, get a little! Clean out your craft closet, pack up your unwanted supplies, and set up a table. Those who bring supplies will get first dibs at the supply swap from 9-10am. Doors will open to the general public at 10am; you can continue...
This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Branch" group.

LEGO Club

February 22, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Branch
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.

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 "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 "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 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: 15
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.

Young at Art: Paper Plate Party Hats

February 26, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
We'll be making paper plate party hats in this session of Young at Art.  ...

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.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Tween Time: Soundwave Art

February 27, 2020
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Music is like magic, and a great song can make even the worst day a little brighter. Turn the sound waves of your favorite song into a work of art and give yourself a boost by not just hearing but seeing your favorite song! Ages 8-12. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Historic American Swing Dancing

February 27, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Saguaro Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Event Details:
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!" This 3 part class series is an introduction to East Coast Swing dance (also known as "six-count swing" or "triple-step swing") including some of the basic movements and footwork of Lindy Hop and Cha...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

Stop, Drop, and Craft: Journal Making

February 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Stop what you're doing and drop into THINKspot to craft! Materials, instructions, and inspiration will be provided for you.  ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Paws2Read

February 29, 2020
9:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:

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

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Take the Leap: Adopt a Pet

February 29, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
If you have been considering bringing home a new animal to love, today is the perfect day to take the leap! Visit our adoption fair in the courtyard behind the library to find the purrfect addition to your family. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

DIY Dog and Cat Toys

February 29, 2020
11:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Create t-shirt tug toys for your pups or jingly pom-poms for your kitties! Take them home to your own furry friends or leave them with us to be donated to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Shelter.  ...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.

Local Author Book Fair

February 29, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Lobby (RM)
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Meet our local writers and discover your next great read. Every genre of literature--mysteries, science fiction, thrillers, westerns--will be represented. Books will be available for sale and signing by the authors. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Let your creativity loose by creating a building to add to our paper city. Your creation will be displayed in the children's area throughout the month of March. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Touch a Truck Storytime: Front Loader

March 2, 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 Front Loader.  ...
This event is in the "Red Mountain Branch" group.
Library Branch: Red Mountain Branch
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Cut up real books featuring strong female characters and give them new life as an original set of coasters that you can bring home.  ...

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+.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Level-Up Tweens: Family Feud

March 5, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
There are so many great games out there, and we want to try them all! If you love games as much as we do, join us every first and third Thursday to play a different game. This week's game is Family Feud. Ages 8-12. ...
This event is in the "THINKspot at Red Mountain" group.

Adult Coloring Club

March 5, 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.

PlaySPOT

March 6, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Early Childhood
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:

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.

Now Showing: The Emoji Movie

March 6, 2020
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Entertainment, Movie
Event Details:
Make your own emoji mask or headband while you journey with Gene, an outcast emoji, across various apps. Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Rated PG. ...
This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Paws2Read

March 7, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:

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

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

DIY Donut Stuffies

March 7, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: THINKspot at Red Mountain
Room: THINKspot @ RM
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Entertainment
Event Details:
Start with some felt, then sew with needle and thread. Add glitter, beads, even googly eyes, and you've got a cuddly or fierce donut stuffie to call your own. Ages 8-12.  ...