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Scottsdale Public Library
January 2022


Expanded Scottsdale Public Library Hours Starting Jan. 10

Expanded Scottsdale Public Library Hours Starting Jan. 10

Scottsdale Public Library is happy to announce that all four library branches will be fully open 7-days a week beginning Monday, Jan. 10. We are excited to see you in the new year!

For a full listing of our locations and hours, please visit our website.
 



Storytimes

Storytimes

Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music, and rhyming activities with your little ones! Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis so please see a staff person prior to the start of each program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration.

Family Storytime (ages 0-5)
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Jan. 25, at Mustang Library
9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at Rio Montaña Park
10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 31, at Civic Center Library

Little Libros (ages 0-5)
10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at Civic Center Library

Tiny Tot Time (ages 0-24 months)
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Mustang Library
10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 24, at Civic Center Library

Twos & Threes Together (ages 2-3)
10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at Civic Center Library
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Mustang Library



Virtual Knit It!

Virtual Knit It!

(ages 12-18) Try your hand at loom-knitting a new winter hat. Stop by your favorite library branch to check out a loom kit in January for this virtual knit-fest and tune in to our YouTube channel for the instructional video all month long.



The Motown Story

The Motown Story

Dive into the iconic Motown Sound with Vinnie Bruno, Rock Historian, as he constructs the house that Berry Gordy built with sensational recording artists and "hit machine" writing teams. Registration is required

The Motown Story
2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, Civic Center Library



Universal Class

Universal Class

Start the New Year with energy and take on a new hobby, skill, or interest through online classes at Universal Class. These are continuing education units level classes taught by real teachers but can be taken at your own pace online. Learn photography, finally master Excel, or take on business plans or new hobbies, all available online, anytime, with just your library card.

Find out more at Scottsdalelibrary.org 
 



Newspaper Archives

Newspaper Archives

Now available, Newspaper Archives! With Newspaper Archives, you can now digitally access local Arizona newspapers' archives of issues, including the Scottsdale Progress (1948-1977). Find local papers from around the state and information like obituaries, local events, and more online with easy search options. Learn more about local history with our new digital newspapers archives available at ScottsdaleLibrary.org.



Special Recognition

Anna Unterberger

The Scottsdale Public Library would like to recognize and thank Anna Unterberger for her generous financial donation to support the online database of historic newspapers. Ms. Unterberger is a strong library supporter, and in addition to the financial support of the Newspaper Archives database, she also serves on the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library Board. Anna’s contribution will benefit the community and library staff through the database by providing a convenient and effective way to access historical newspaper information while complimenting the Scottsdale Heritage Connection space and collection. Thank you, Anna Unterberger!
 



Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

All Scottsdale Library locations will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. A full list of holiday closures can be found here.
 



Chaos or Community: What Can Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Work and Writings Teach Us Now?

What Can Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Work and Writings Teach Us Now?

Join a community town hall discussion that considers Dr. King's final published work, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? and what lessons it, and Dr. King's other work, have for us today. This discussion is for everyone ages 15 and older, and is hosted by the Scottsdale Human Relations Commission. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free, but registration is required.

Chaos or Community:
What Can Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Work and Writings Teach Us Now?

When: 3:30 – 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17
Where: Horizon Community Center 
Location: 15444 N. 100th St.
 



Celebrate Successes, Focus on the Future
at Mayor Ortega's State of Scottsdale Address

Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega will hold his "State of Scottsdale" address from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. The event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Register to attend by 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14. "I know that Scottsdale is at its best when the citizens are heard, when development is done responsibly, and when families and businesses can thrive," said Mayor David D. Ortega. "The State of the City is my opportunity to talk about that vision, our current successes, and our upcoming challenges. I hope you will attend."

Celebrate Successes, Focus on the Future
at Mayor Ortega's State of Scottsdale Address

When: 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Location: 7380 E. Second St.
 

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