Phoenix Arizona


Phoenix Public Library – October is Teen Read Month by quotes

October is Teen Read Month at Phoenix Public Library

Phoenix Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Month in October, encouraging teens to read just “for the fun of it.” This year’s theme is “Books With Bite.”

To celebrate, Phoenix Public Library locations will host special activities for teens, ages 12 -18, including workshops on monster makeup, T-shirt silk-screening, drip painting, computer technology and astrology. Visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org for dates and locations.

By reading, attending a program or submitting artwork or poetry to Create!Zine, a teen-produced publication, teens can reduce their library overdue fines by $5 and enter a drawing to win a $50 Best Buy gift certificate. Prize drawings will be held at each library at the end of the month.

Phoenix Public Library joins thousands of other libraries across the country encouraging teens to spend time reading for pleasure.

Teen Read Month is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

Phoenix Public Library is a system of 14 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library. For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.



Public reception celebrates Animal Instinct by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – The public is invited to a free reception celebrating the

opening of “Animal Instinct,” a family-oriented art exhibition featuring

two- and three-dimensional animal-themed works, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov.

27 in the Tempe Community Gallery, Lower Level Library, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

Refreshments and cookies will be served, and children will be entertained by

a story time reading about animals.

The Animal Instinct exhibition is on display through Feb. 3 and is a program

of the city of Tempe Cultural Services Division.

Library hours (Closed on city-observed holidays)

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

For information, visit http://www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/Library.htm

or call 480/350-2867.



Library showcases senior artwork by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – “Visions of Arizona: People, Places and Things from our own

experiences,” the 2007 senior art exhibition will be on display from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (except on city-observed holidays), from

Oct. 25 through Jan. 24 in the Public Library Second Floor Gallery, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

Admission is free.

This exhibition features Tempe senior artists from five city-sponsored art

classes at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center. The classes provide the

opportunity for individuals to enhance their skills and experiment with new

and traditional techniques and materials.

The students come from widely varied backgrounds and all parts of the world.

Nearly all of these students have found their creativity to be a source of

deep personal satisfaction and growth, keeping them young in both mind and

heart.

Artists display work in acrylic, oil, water color, colored pencil and other

drawing media. This year’s exhibit is a collection of artwork designed from

artists’ personal “Arizona” experiences.

Information: http://www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/Library.htm or call

480/350-5211

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Tempe galleries are operated and maintained by the city of Tempe Cultural

Services Division.



Book Sale – Friends of the Library by quotes

Book Sale – Friends of the Tempe Public LibraryCity of Tempe

480-350-5599

Book sale at Tempe Public Library

TEMPE, Ariz. – Purchase paperback and hardcover books for children and adults at the Tempe Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to

2 p.m. The Friends of the Tempe Public Library is holding its annual Fall Book Sale in the Program Room on the lower lever, used book sales at bargain prices, with selections ranging from classics to recent bestsellers. A selection of audio-visual items will also be available.

The event will begin with a special Members Only sale from 9-10 a.m.

Community members who wish to become a member of the Friends may purchase a membership on the day of the sale. The sale will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Friends of the Tempe Public Library is a non-profit organization that sponsors library programs for adults and children, purchases library equipment and furnishings, and promotes the library’s activities.

The Tempe Public Library is located at 3500 S. Rural Road. For more information on the book sale or purchasing a membership, call the Friends of the Tempe Public Library at 480-350-5599.



Mesa agencies support Domestic Violence Awareness Month with display by azhttp

In Arizona, a woman is murdered by her husband or boyfriend every four days.

In an effort to bring attention and awareness to this staggering problem,

the City of Mesa and Save the Family Foundation of Arizona have joined

forces to create a display at the Main Library, 64 E. First St., which will

run through the month of October. The display contains artwork and

stories from the mothers and children in Save the Family’s program.

Visitors to the display will learn to recognize domestic violence, see how

domestic violence victims are working to turn their lives around as well as

find out how they can volunteer and help be part of the solution. The

display coincides with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Save the Family provides transitional housing and case management services

to more than 300 families a year. With 159 housing units serving homeless

families with children throughout the Valley, Save the Family is changing

the face of homelessness and helping many women and children of domestic

violence get a fresh start. Through programs like Career Development, Legal

Assistance and domestic violence and parenting classes, clients in Save the

Family’s program learn to become both economically and emotionally

self-sufficient.

For more information, contact Save the Family Volunteer Director Andrea Sok

at 480-898-0228, extension 215.



Volunteer Fair at Tempe Public Library by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – Looking for ways to help your community? Get involved by

volunteering at the Tempe Center for the Arts, the Tempe Public Library, the

Tempe Historical Museum and more. Learn about all the available

opportunities at Tempe’s annual Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lower level Program Room in the Tempe Public

Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

Representatives from more than 20 organizations around the community will be

present to answer your questions and tell you how you can help.

Refreshment will be served. Other groups recruiting volunteers at the event

will include Experience Corps, CARE7 Crisis Response Team, the Petersen

House Museum, Volunteers In Policing and more.

For more information, call the Tempe Volunteer Office at 480-350-5190.



Retirement transition talk at Tempe Public Library by azhttp

Tempe, Ariz. – Retirement can be more than golfing, traveling and sitting

around the house. Participate in an informal panel discussion of the

challenges and opportunities of post-career life.

If you’ve recently retired or are thinking about retirement, sign up for the

Retirement Transition Talk, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Tempe

Connections Café at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

The panel includes successful professionals who have made the leap and are

enjoying active lifestyles full of fun and fulfillment. They will share

their personal experiences, tips and techniques for maintaining social

connections, engaging in the community and finding purpose and meaning in a

post-career life.

Ask questions, share ideas, and meet new people who are committed to

reinvention and renewal in the second half of life. Speakers include: Ken

Bond, a retired Deputy Chief Juvenile Probation Officer; Doug Cullinane, a

retired civil/environmental engineer; and Ilene Dode, retired President/CEO

of Empact Suicide Prevention Center.

The session is $5 per person and includes coffee and dessert. For

registration, send an email to info@tempeconnections.org or call

480-350-5490.

Tempe Connections is a nonprofit community service program and café based at

the Tempe Public Library. The proceeds from the full-service coffee bar

support programming and community involvement activities for older adults.