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SAM GARCIA WESTERN AVENUE LIBRARY 495 E. Western Ave. | (623) 333-2601


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


RAISING A READER WORKSHOP (AGES 0–5) Parents learn how to build early literacy skills in your child and help them enter school ready to learn! This free 8-week bilingual workshop will include a book bag rotation, books, singing, certificate of completion and free refreshments. Registration is required. Email libraryevents@avondaleaz.gov or call (602) 333-2602


Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm Sep. 11, 18 & 25; Oct. 2, 9,16, 23 & 30


¡TALLER GRATUITO PARA PADRES! LOS PRIMEROS


CINCO AÑOS™ Este programa de cuatro sesiones le ayudará a criar a su hijo combinando de manera “justa”, el fomento de la autonomía y el establecimiento de una disciplina positiva. Aprenda sobre el desarrollo cerebral de su niño; La prevención de berrinches y otros problemas; El uso de mindfulness (atención plena) para relajarse; Seis formas de preparar a su hijo para el éxito escolar. Incluye servicio de guardería gratis. Llame a (623) 333-2602 para inscribirse.


Lunes, 12:30 – 2 pm | Oct. 7, 14, 21 y 28


SPECIAL EVENTS VALLEY OF THE SUN UNITED WAY SPONSORED STORYTIMES Join us for stories, songs and a craft. The first 25 children will receive a free book of their own.


BABIES & BOOKS (Ages 0-18 mos) | 10:15 am Mondays, Sep. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 18, Dec. 9


TODDLER TIME (Ages 18-36 mos) | 11:15 am Mondays, Sep. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 18, Dec. 9


PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Ages 3-5) | 11 am Tuesdays, Sep. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10


SHAKE, SHIMMY AND DANCE! STORYTIME SEASON KICKOFF (ALL AGES) Join us for our special dance party storytime! Families with children of all ages and abilities are invited to wiggle, hop and shake. Our lively dance party will feature short stories, props, lots of music and movement.


Tuesday, Sep. 10 | 11am


LIBRARY MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT (AGES 18+) Join us for a night of food, fun and intrigue! Everyone is a suspect as guests are assigned characters and join in trying to solve the clues and figure out whodunit! Registration is required. To register, contact the library at libraryevents@ avondaleaz.gov or call (623) 333-2644.


Saturday, Oct. 26 | 6 – 8 pm


SPOOKTACULAR STORYTIME (AGES 2–6) Join us in your costume for a spooky good time with fun Halloween stories and trick or treating in the library!


Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 11 am


NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH “WRITE-IN”! (AGES 16+) Have you always wanted to write a novel? What about writing 50,000 words in 30 days? Come “write-in” and meet up, share ideas, and work on reaching your writing goals! You can visit www.nanowrimo.org to get more information on the month-long event and sign up to become a National Novel Writing Month participant.


Saturdays, Nov. 9, 16 & 23 | 12 – 3 pm


STORYTIME WITH SANTA! (ALL AGES) Come visit with Santa! We will listen to holiday stories, sing songs and make a craft. Don’t forget to bring your camera.


Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 11 am


“DRIVE IN” HOLIDAY MOVIE STORYTIME (ALL AGES) Join us for our special “Drive-In Movie” storytime! With the help of their adult, each child will make a car out of a box to sit in and watch a short holiday cartoon.


Tuesday, Dec. 11 | 5 – 7 pm SAM GARCIA LIBRARY


CHILDREN COME AND PLAY WITH ME (AGES 0–5) Join our weekly open-play group. Introduce your little ones to social skills by playing and exploring together in this unstructured environment. Meet other local parents and make new friends! Wednesdays, 11am – 12 pm


FAMILY STORYTIME (AGES 2–6) This interactive storytime is packed with songs, rhymes, flannel stories and finger plays! We’ll share fun stories with simple storylines and predictable plots that will support your child’s developing literacy.


Thursdays, 11:15 am On Hiatus Dec. 19, 26, 2019 & Jan. 2, 2020; Resumes Jan. 9, 2020


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


Wednesdays, 2 pm On Hiatus Dec. 18, 25, 2019 & Jan. 1, 2020; Resumes Jan. 8, 2020.


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