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News and Events for July 2017 from Glendale Public Library

Beat the Heat at Glendale Public Library

Summer days can be long and hot, and it's easy for kids to get fidgety and bored. Luckily, Glendale Public Library has lots of events to keep all ages active and engaged!


On Thursday, July 6, from 2-3 PM, learn the art of folding and create a few simple origami pieces at the Main Library in Thursday Thingamajigs: Oh! Origami. In this 90-minute program, 5-11 year olds work with teen volunteers to learn the basics of this ancient art. "The hands-on programs are always the most fun for kids and volunteers," says Library Assistant Paula Stroup. "Our younger participants get attention from a 'big kid' and our teen volunteers get a chance to show off their skills," Stroup adds. "These programs always fill up quickly, so don't forget, it's first come, first served!"


Are you afraid of monsters? You won't be scared of the Tissue Box Monster you make at the Foothills Branch on Monday, July 10, from 2-3 PM! Kids, ages 5-11, will design and create their very own unique monster out of a recycled tissue box! All the supplies will be provided; the only thing you need to bring is your imagination. Registration is required for this event, so click here to sign up.


The fun continues at Velma Teague on Wednesday, July 12, from 2-3 PM with Express Yourself: Use Your Noodle! This wacky event is the brainchild of Administrative Librarian Greg Kinder and Library Assistant Janet Loyd. "Pool noodles are just fun -- even without water! We've come up with some great games, including a noodle javelin throw, a noodle-hoops obstacle course, and a giant noodle ring toss!" Kids, ages 7-12, are invited to join in the fun.


These are just a few of the great programs for kids happening in July. To see our full calendar of Youth events, click here.



The Magic of Drama at Foothills Branch

Learn to use improvisation and creative play in a Story Drama Adventure at Foothills Branch on Monday, July 17, at 2 PM. Come and explore new worlds using pantomime and your imagination while meeting new characters and taking new adventures within a favorite story. Youth librarian Kim Huff says, "We have had a fantastic partnership with Childsplay Theater, and we are excited to offer this latest workshop to our patrons." You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience an engaging journey inside the world of a favorite book with a Childsplay Teaching Artist. Two sessions are being offered: one for 4-7 year olds and another for 8-11 year olds. Registration is required, so click here to sign up.


Career Fair at Glendale Public Library

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is hosting a hiring event at the Glendale Main Library on Wednesday, July 19. The hours are 4:30-6:30 PM, with a Personal Branding Seminar from 3:30-4:30 PM in the Auditorium. Up to 20 employers will be present.

For more information, contact Michael Schor at 623-930-3549 or mschor@glendaleaz.com.


Teen Indie Film Fest! Monday, July 31, at 6 PM!

Teen filmmakers, ages 12-18, may submit a 3-5 minute original film of their making throughout the month of July for consideration in the showcase. Your film must have been written, filmed, and edited by teens (during summer 2017), and must be book-related!


Teen- and family-friendly films will be shown in the Main Library’s Auditorium to be enjoyed by all ages.


Not sure where to start? Sign up for "Lurve!" with Aprilynne Pike (7/11/17) or XY: Scriptwriting (7/17/17) for movie-making & writing tips!


Submissions: all films must be submitted via USB flash drive and must include a submission form, available at the Main Library’s Youth Desk. Your flash drive should include the film file plus a separate file with information about the film, teens’ names, etc.



Holiday Closure

The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Please note that the outdoor bookdrops will also be closed and no items will be due on this day.


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