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Scottsdale Public Library
February 2021

Teen Anti-Valentine's Day Poem Contest

Teen Anti-Valentine's Day Poem Contest

If you are a teen between the ages of 12-18, take your best shot at an anti-Valentine's day poem! Drop off submissions at the drive-thru windows or Civic Center Library during open hours, or post to social media with the hashtag #ScottsdaleLibraryLove. The winning submission will win an awesome prize.

Valentine Crafty Storytime

Valentine Crafty Storytime

(ages 2-5) Share a little Valentine love with us and join us for a crafty storytime filled with hearts to celebrate Valentine's Day. Pick up a craft kit (while supplies last) starting Thursday, Feb. 4 at any of the drive-thru windows, curbside, or inside Civic Center Library during open hours, then tune in on the library's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Valentine Crafty Storytime online
10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. 

Scottsdale Bakes

Scottsdale Bakes

Do you love to bake? Scottsdale Bakes is an informal virtual baking club, where we will discuss your recipes and share any tips and tricks you may have regarding baking sweet or savory. Register online to receive a link to the meeting.

Scottsdale Bakes online
10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12

Computer Classes 101

Computer Classes 101

Gain an understanding of basic computer knowledge during these interactive online workshops. Register online to receive a link and additional computer materials.

Excel: Basics & Beyond

Part 1: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9

Part 2: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16

iPad Basics

Part 1: 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15

Part 2: 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22

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. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 for this month's theme, "Tell Us How This Story Came to Be". Local authors include Sasha Graham, James Thane, and Oliver Madison.

Local Authors Book Talk online
6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26

Full STEAM Ahead: The Chemistry of Color

Full STEAM Ahead: The Chemistry of Color

Join us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 on the library's YouTube channel to experience an explosion of color changing magic through chemical reactions. Use everyday household items to conduct your own experiments!

Full STEAM Ahead: The Chemistry of Color online
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27

Introduction to eResources

Introduction to eResources

Meet our eResources Librarian at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3, virtually, to learn about the library's options for digital books, audiobooks, music and more, all available without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Register to receive a link to the virtual program.

Introduction to eResources online
10 a.m., Wednesday, March 3

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus

Find your next great read with Novelist Plus. Use their Read-a-Likes to find authors and series like ones you have enjoyed or read reviews and synopsis of books to explore themes and subjects.

Learn more at or click on "Full Display" when searching the catalog to see more recommendations that directly link to what we have in our system. Explore new series, find read-a-likes of favorite authors, or explore genres for latest releases all with Novelist Plus!

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

All Scottsdale Library locations will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 in observance of the President's Day holiday.

See a listing of all of our holiday hours.

Scottsdale Community Survey Available for All Residents

Scottsdale Community Survey

The National Community Survey allows residents to rate their overall quality of life and provide specific feedback about municipal services, public safety, customer service and their level of participation in community events and activities. In November and December, the survey went to 1,700 randomly selected Scottsdale households. This random sample will provide results that are representative of the entire community within a known margin of error.  

The city is now making the online survey available to every resident. Feedback provided through these surveys will help the city and City Council prioritize initiatives, services, and programs.

Participating is easy – visit the link on Polco, the city’s online survey platform.

Once you have answered the questions, you will be asked to provide your email and zip code. This lets us be sure we are hearing from each person only once. Your response will remain confidential - no individual responses or data will be shared with the city. All responses are reported in group form only.

Participating in this online survey will also allow residents to opt-in to future feedback opportunities from the city of Scottsdale, which plans to ask for input about other topics, ideas, initiatives, and issues in the future.

Please note the deadline to participate is Feb. 4.

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