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Scottsdale Public Library
January 2021

Scottsdale Public Library is FINE FREE!

Scottsdale Public Library is FINE FREE!

We've closed the book on fines - no matter how long you have had an item past its due date, you can bring it back with no fines! The library is where you get access to materials FOR FREE and we want to keep it that way.


Owl Crafty Storytime

Owl Crafty Storytime

(ages 2-5) Share some books, sing some songs and make a pinecone owl. Owl kits will be available while supplies last and can be picked up from the drive-thru windows at Appaloosa, Arabian, and Mustang libraries and at curbside and inside Civic Center Library during operating hours. Tune in on the library's YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 for a hoot-ing good time. We wonder whoooo will join us!

Owl Crafty Storytime
10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 on YouTube


Full STEAM Ahead: You've Got to Move it, Move it 

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: You've Got to Move it, Move it

(ages 7-12) Create your own inertia zoom tube using household items and witness the effects of force through experimentation.

Full STEAM Ahead: You've Got to Move it, Move it 
10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16 on YouTube


Knit It!

Knit It!

(ages 12-18) Try your hand at loom-knitting a new winter hat! Check out a knitting kit (supplies are limited) with a valid library card from the drive-thru windows at Appaloosa, Arabian, and Mustang libraries and at curbside and inside Civic Center Library during operating hours, then tune in to the library's YouTube channel for an instructional video. The program will air in early January, but will be available all month long.

Knit It!
1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2 on YouTube


Local Authors Book Talk

Local Authors Book Talk

Want to know more about our talented local authors? Tune in each month to the library's YouTube channel to hear from a group of local authors as they talk about their books and share their passion for writing. This month's theme is "Stories Behind the Stories – What Inspired You" and will feature local authors Debi Novotny, Susan Anderson, Sheila Grinell, and Jonathan Wallach.

Local Authors Book Talk
6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15 on YouTube


Virtual Book Clubs

Virtual Book Clubs

Connect with one of our virtual book clubs. Register online to receive a link to the virtual meetings.

Classics Book Discussion
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23

Outer Limits Book Discussion
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30

Arabian Nights Book Discussion
Just One Damn Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor 
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2


The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library

Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library

Be a Friend! Make a Friend! If you love and want to support libraries while engaging with other like-minded people, then be sure to join Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library.


Universal Class

Universal Class

Promised yourself you will finally learn Excel in 2021? Want to start a new knitting hobby? Time to tackle the GED? We have classes that will help you reach your goals, big and small! Through Universal Class, hundreds of subject areas are taught by expert teachers with curriculum-based learning, quizzes, and homework. Online learning lets you go at your own pace, connect with teachers, and collaborate with classmates for continuing education credits, all with just your library card!

Check it out at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/research/education


Holiday Hours

Library Holiday Closures

All Scottsdale Library locations will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

See a listing of all of our holiday hours.

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