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Scottsdale Public Library
July 2022

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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Have you signed up for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program yet? It’s not too late to join! Register today and count all the minutes you’ve spent reading to get some cool prizes.

The last day to log in points is Aug. 1, so make sure to sign up today!
 



Auto Renewals

Auto Renewals

Scottsdale Public Library now has autorenewals! Forget to renew your library materials? No problem - we will extend your lending time automatically. Items with a waitlist or marked as non-renewable cannot be automatically renewed, and eligible items can be renewed up to six times.

For more details, please visit Scottsdalelibrary.org/services/lending-terms#autorenewals
 



Pony Express @ Appaloosa 

Pony Express @ Appaloosa

Did you know that you can gain access to Appaloosa Library before the building opens in the morning to browse items, pick up holds and use computers? You can! Appaloosa Library is open for self-service from 8 - 10 a.m., Monday – Thursday, and from 8 am. - 1 p.m. on Sundays via our Pony Express program. To learn how to register for this service, visit our Pony Express Information page.
 



We Want to Hear From You!

We Want to Hear From You!

The Scottsdale Public Library is currently working on its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, and we want your feedback. We will be hosting focus groups at all four library branches this month, plus an online focus group for our digital only users and a separate online 'tech focus' group to talk about technology offerings at the library. (The 'tech focus' group is geared towards people who are proficient with cutting-edge technology to gain feedback on how Scottsdale Public Library can meet the tech needs of the community.) Each discussion will be about 30-45 minutes.

In-Person focus group information:
Appaloosa Branch – 11 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, July 19
Arabian Branch – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 21
Mustang Branch – 3 – 4 p.m., Monday, July 25
Civic Center Branch – 3 – 4 p.m., Friday, July 29

Interested in participating? Please fill out a Focus Group Registration form. Registration closes when we reach our capacity limit or on Wednesday, July 13, whichever comes first.
 



The Magic and Illusions of Eric Giliam

The Magic and Illusions of Eric Giliam

Eric performs a dazzling spectacle of magic, illusions and sleight of hand in his high energy show, which includes music, comedy, and audience participation. This magic show is meant for kids and teens ages 10-18. Space is limited, so please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration.

The Magic and Illusions of Eric Giliam
1 p.m., Thursday, July 7
Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
 



Designed to Move: Biomimicry – Innovating from Nature

Designed to Move: Biomimicry – Innovating from Nature

Nature is the mother of invention - literally! No one knows this better than the architects, designers, engineers, and CEOs engaged in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Join Adelheid Fischer, a biomimicry writer and educator, for a look at how the forms, processes, and systems of nature are helping to inspire innovative solutions to some of our toughest challenges. A presentation of Scottsdale Arts in support of the Designed to Move exhibit. Join us before the presentation for "mocktails" and light snacks in the Copper Gallery. Registration is required.

Designed to Move: Biomimicry – Innovating from Nature
5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 7
Civic Center Library
3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 



Critter Fun: Herpetological Society

Critter Fun: Herpetological Society

(ages 5 and up) Get up close and personal with a variety of amazing Arizona reptiles! A trained volunteer will talk about reptile behavior, habitat, preservation and safety. Space is limited, so please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration.

Reptiles from Around the World - 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 12
Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Venom vs. Poison – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 18
Arabian Library
10215 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Reptiles from Around the World – 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 19
Civic Center Library
3839 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Animal Prosthesis – 2 p.m., Thursday, July 21
Appaloosa Library
7377 E Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
 



Rust, Dust, Crust: Discovering Desert Surfaces

Rust, Dust, Crust: Discovering Desert Surfaces

The Hills are Alive! If you think the desert floor is all dust, gravel, and rocks, then you haven't taken a good look beneath your feet. The desert's surface is full of life in the form of soil crust, lichen and desert varnish – the living things that probably cover more of the desert than any single kind of plant. We will explore these life forms and how they enrich and protect the desert surface. Presented by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

Rust, Dust, Crust: Discovering Desert Surfaces
5 p.m., Tuesday, July 19
Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
 



Hoopla

Hoopla

Back by popular demand - Hoopla returns to Scottsdale Public Library! Hoopla is a library digital service that streams movies, tv series, music, comics, ebooks, and audiobooks that never have wait lines. Content can be streamed on most screens including mobile devices via the Hoopla app, through the website on desktop computers, and on many smart TVs. Read, listen, and watch up to five Borrows per month.

Maximize the power of your Scottsdale Public Library card and learn more about Hoopla at: Scottsdalelibrary.org/downloadables.
 



Audiobook Recommendations

Audiobook Recommendations

Heading on a road trip with the family? Check out these recommendations for audiobooks that the whole family can enjoy! You will find classic stories, humor, adventure, education and more to share in both CD and streaming formats. Don't forget that minutes listening to audiobooks also count towards your summer reading goals!
 



Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

All Scottsdale Public Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. See a full listing of all our holiday hours here.
 



*Use the secret code ScottsdaleReads for extra points in the Summer Reading Program
 

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