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AVONDALE CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY 11350 W. Civic Center Dr. | (623) 333-2602


Mon – Thu, 11 am – 7 pm | 10 - 11 am & 7 – 8 pm* Fri, 1 pm – 5 pm; Sat, 11 am – 5 pm; Sun, CLOSED *Self-Service Hours: Customer service desk & phone are unstaffed.


Visit our website, www.avondalelibrary.org, for an updated calendar of programs, library account login, and access to our virtual library. Download free movies, books, music, audiobooks, magazines, and access free testing and research databases.


BOTH LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DATES (There will be no library programs on observed holidays.) Sep. 2 (Labor Day), Nov. 11 (Veterans' Day), Nov. 28 & 29 (Thanksgiving Holiday), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Jan. 1 (New Year's Day)


CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY PROGRAMS Follow and Like us at www.facebook.com/AvondaleLibrary CHILDREN


TEENS


BABIES AND BOOKS (AGES 0–18 MONTHS) Help promote your baby’s early development through books, music and finger play activities by joining us for this fun lap-sit program. Mondays, 10:15 am On Hiatus Dec. 16, 23 & 30, 2019; Resumes Jan. 6, 2020


TODDLER TIME (AGES 18–36 MONTHS) An action packed story time for toddlers and their favorite adult. This highly interactive program encourages emerging language skills through books, songs, rhymes and movement play.


Mondays, 11:15 am On Hiatus Dec. 16, 23 & 30, 2019; Resumes Jan. 6, 2020


PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (AGES 3–5) This interactive program will feature longer books and a variety of activities such as songs, finger plays and skill building activities needed to get your child ready for kindergarten. This program is replaced with Discovery! STEAM for Preschoolers on the first Tuesday of the month.


Tuesdays, 11 am On Hiatus Dec. 17, 24 & 31, 2019; Resumes Jan. 7, 2020


DISCOVERY! STEAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS (AGES 3–5) Preschoolers will learn through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art or math activities.


Tuesdays, 11 am | Sep. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3


MORE TO EXPLORE (AGES 6–11) Each week will include different activities centered around learning, exploration, creativity, and self-discovery.


Wednesdays, 4 pm On Hiatus Dec. 18, 25, 2019 & Jan. 1, 2020; Resumes Jan. 8, 2020


SOULFUL EXPRESSIONS OPEN MIC NIGHTS (AGES 13 & UP) Soulful Expressions is a safe and supportive environment for poets, musicians, dancers, or any type of art you want to showcase. Performer sign-up and networking begins at 4:30 pm; performances start at 5 pm. Hosted by Speak EZ Poetry.


Saturdays, Sep. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14 | 5 - 7 pm


TEEN VOLUNTEER WEDNESDAYS (AGES 12–18) Teens volunteer at the library to meet new friends, help out their community, learn valuable work skills, learn about libraries, and earn volunteer hours for school!


Wednesdays, 3 - 5 pm (except holidays)


ADULTS COMPUTER CLASSES Take advantage of weekly drop-in sessions for basic computer and technology assistance. Call (623) 333-2602 for more information. Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm (except holidays)


NEEDLE AND THREAD Work on your project, chat, and share tips with fellow crafters. Bring your own materials and coffee mug. Instruction books available. New members are always welcome.


Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm (except holidays)


ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION Join us at 12 pm on the third Thursday of the month for a lively book discussion.


Sep 19 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Oct 17 – Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo Nov 21 – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Dec 19 – The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware


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