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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.


GARBAGE TRUCK & STREET SWEEPER STORYTIME (AGES 2–6) Join us for fun-filled stories and clean up the mess around the library. Meet our community garbage men and see a real garbage truck and street sweeper up close! (Courtesy of Avondale’s Sanitation Department)


Tuesday, February 11 | 11 am


TEENS TEEN VOLUNTEER WEDNESDAYS (AGES 12–18) Meet new friends, help out the community, learn valuable work skills, learn about libraries, and earn volunteer hours for school! Wednesdays, 3 – 5 pm


ADULTS COMPUTER CLASSES Learn basic computer skills, mouse and keyboard use, internet searching, email, or Microsoft Word. Register @ (623) 333-2602. Thursdays, 11 am – 12 pm


NEEDLE AND THREAD Come to this needlework/knitting/crochet group to work on your project, chat, and share tips with fellow crafters. Please bring your own materials and coffee mug. Instructional books available.


Wednesdays | 10:30 am – 12 pm


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


January 16 – Beartown by Frederik Backman February 20 – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate March 19 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah April 16 – There, There by Tommy Orange


GET MORE FOR FREE WITH YOUR AVONDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD


Your Avondale library card gives you FREE access for 90 days to all of our digital products including the following: downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, music, streaming movies and TV shows, and databases.


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Please visit our Virtual Avondale Library website at www.avondalelibrary.org for more details on these products and MORE!


Digital resources available on these devices: DOWNLOADS


Android, iOS, Kindle, Kindle Fire HD (2015+)/HDX, Chromebook, Windows & Mac.


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, 11 am


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


Thursdays, 11:15 am


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


Wednesdays, 2 pm


SPECIAL EVENTS VALLEY OF THE SUN UNITED WAY SPONSORED


STORYTIMES (AGES 0–5) Each program will have stories, songs and a craft; the first 25 children will receive a free book.


Thursdays, 11:15am Jan 16, Feb 6 & 20, Mar 5 & 19, Apr 2 & 16, May 7


TEETH STORYTIME! (AGES 0–5) A fun storytime and free check-up with fluoride treatments available for little ones ages 0 – 5 years and pregnant moms. Sponsored by First Teeth First. Call (623) 333-2601 for details.


Thursday, February 20 | 11:15 am


FAWD: FINE ART IN WOOD DIMENSIONS (AGES 16+) In honor of Black History Month, each participant will receive a make-and-take wood project. Seating is limited. Call (623) 333-2602 to register.


Saturday, February 15 | 12 pm


SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING (STEP)® This 8-sessions series for parents of children ages 0 – 5 years, emphasizes positive parent-child relationships. Parents will learn to encourage cooperative behaviors by providing a consistent, loving environment. Childcare will be available. Please call (623) 333-2601 to register.


Tuesdays, 11:15 am – 1 pm | Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 & Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, RAVE January - April 2020 • 3


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