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.



Burton Barr Central Library Celebrates Summer Solstice by quotes

 Burton Barr Central Library Celebrates Summer Solstice

Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., will celebrate the summer solstice Thursday, June 21, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

The free celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with Irish and Scottish music performed by Rich Bailey followed by a noon talk by architect Will Bruder, who designed the library.

The event takes place in the Great Reading Room on the fifth floor, which was designed with the summer solstice in mind. On the first day of summer the sun is at its highest path through the sky and the day is the longest.

As the solstice unfolds, light and shadows will move across the walls on the fifth floor through the skylights, and sunlight will illuminate the room’s tapered columns.

For more information, call 602-534-0603 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.



Teens Invited to Submit Ideas for Summer Reading Video by quotes

 Teens Invited to Submit Ideas for Summer Reading Video

March is “Teen Tech Month” at Phoenix Public Library. A highlight of this first-ever observance is a video contest to promote the library’s summer reading program for teens.

Valley teens between 12 and 18 may enter by submitting a script and thumbnail sketches that illustrate the summer reading theme, “Read Your {?#@} Off.” The city’s youth and education channel, know99, will produce a one- to two-minute video based on the winning script and sketches.

The deadline for submissions is March 16. Entries can be delivered or mailed to any city library or Teen Central at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004. The winning video will be shown on know99 and YouTube.

Meanwhile, special programs are planned at Phoenix libraries in conjunction with the month.

For a list of events and library locations, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org or call 602-495-5114.



CHANNEL 8 FEATURES LIBRARY SPEAKER ON “HORIZONTE” by quotes

CHANNEL 8 FEATURES LIBRARY SPEAKER ON “HORIZONTE”

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Luis Alberto Urrea, who presented
programs at Phoenix Public Library in September, will be a featured
guest on “Horizonte” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 26) on
Channel 8-KAET.  Urrea will discuss his book, “The Devil’s Highway: A
True Story,” which explores the fate of 26 Mexican men who attempted
to cross the border into southern Arizona through a stretch of desert
known as “the Devil’s Highway.”  The station taped the interview
while Urrea was in Phoenix for the library appearances.

Visit http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte for more information.



Cancer Survivor, Author To Present Free Library Talk by quotes

 Cancer Survivor, Author To Present Free Library Talk

Four-time cancer survivor and author Sherry B. Williams will present a free program at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Burton Barr Central Library’s Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave.

She will discuss her courageous fight against the disease and share her experiences with other cancer patients and their families.

Williams also will sign copies of her book, “When Cancer Calls,” which can be purchased at the event.



City of Phoenix Hosts Young Entrepreneur Workshop by quotes

 City of Phoenix Hosts Young Entrepreneur Workshop

Students, young business owners and active professionals are invited to attend the Young Entrepreneur Showcase, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Pulliam Auditorium.

Nationally recognized motivational speaker Allison Bell, founder and president of Embrace Today Concepts Inc., will deliver the keynote address focusing on helping young entrepreneurs improve their inner spirit, self-esteem and community service.

The workshop will provide practical advice on how to build a successful company, free resources available from the city of Phoenix and networking opportunities.

The event is free, but participants must RSVP via email for tickets. For more information, call 602-534-6877.



The 2006-2007 Cultural Facilities Resource Guide by quotes

The 2006-2007 Cultural Facilities Resource Guide

A
directory of Phoenix area facilities available for rent by arts organizations and artists for performances, exhibits, rehearsals, workshops and meetings is now available on-line at www.phoenix.gov/ARTFACIL/

The Guide features detailed, comprehensive information on:

27 Performance Spaces

10 Exhibition Spaces

9 City Library and Community Center Spaces


The Guide also features Indices to help narrow your search based on:

Seating Capacity

Geographic Location

Accessibility Services


Have a Space you’d like to add to the Guide?  You can do it online–just fill out a
Facility Survey Form