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Scottsdale Public Library
September 2022

Full STEAM Ahead Programs

Full STEAM Ahead Programs

(ages 6-11) Supporting education that helps children develop the skills to become creators and inventors. 

Sailing through STEM
Learn about the engineering design process while making your own wind powered sail car.
When: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8
Where: Mustang Library
Location: 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
 

Bubble Magic – A Popping Good Time!
Did you know that bubbles come in different shapes? Learn about the magic behind bubbles.
When: 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9
Where: Civic Center Library
Location: 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 



Hometown Happy Hour:
Stories from the Files of the Scottsdale Police Department

Hometown Happy Hour: Stories from the Files of the Scottsdale Police Department

Bruce Wall, Scottsdale City Advisor and local history raconteur, will share some compelling local true crime stories from the case files of the Scottsdale Police department. If you think nothing notable happens in our fair city, you will be surprised. Also, be sure to drop in a few minutes early for a beverage and a light snack before the presentation.

Hometown Happy Hour
When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8
Where: Mustang Library
Location: 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
 



Hobbit Day! 

Hobbit Day!

(ages 10-18) Join us Sept. 22 for National Hobbit Day! We will be watching the first movie in this iconic series and playing a few rounds of trivia to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's remarkable stories.

Hobbit Day
When: 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22
Where: Civic Center Library
Location: 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 



Book Discussion Groups

Book Discussion Groups

Looking to meet and connect with others to discuss books and more? Join us for one of our monthly book discussion groups. 

Arabian Nights – The Bastard Brigade by Sam Kean
When: 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6
Where: Arabian Library
Location: 10215 E. McDowell Mtn. Ranch Road., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Staff Picks – The Guest List by Lucy Foley
When: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13
Where: Appaloosa Library
Location: 7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Unexpected Realities – The Road by Cormac McCarthy
When: 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19
Where: Mustang Library
Location: 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Staff Picks – The Great House by Nicole Krauss
When: 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21
Where: Civic Center Library
Location: 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 



September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

We are celebrating all things library during National Library Card Sign Up Month! Check out these featured Youth, Teen and Adult booklists starring librarians and the buildings they love, and share the love by encouraging your friends, family and neighbors to sign up for a library card today!
 



Kanopy

Kanopy

Stream fascinating films from Kanopy! Don't want to leave your couch in these last dog days of summer? Totally understandable - your library is here to help you enjoy world-class entertainment while you stay cool. Find films in every genre from action to comedies to classics to documentaries and stream to any screen, including some smart TVs! And for the kiddos, check out the PBS and Sesame Street episodes in Kanopy Kids.

Learn more at Scottsdalelibrary.org/downloadables/kanopy
 



Storytimes

Storytimes

Storytimes are returning the week of Sept. 12! Scottsdale Public Library's early learning programs are specially designed for children ages 0-5 and will support early learning that will help them prepare for school and life. For details, dates, times and locations, visit Scottsdalelibrary.org/youth/early-learning
 



Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

All Scottsdale Public Library locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. See a full listing of all our holiday hours here.
 



Arts & Crafts Fair Vendor Registration

Arts & Crafts Fair Vendor Registration

The 37th annual Arts & Crafts Fair is returning Saturday, Nov. 5 to the Granite Reef Senior Center, and vendor applications are now being accepted through Oct. 21. Space in the event is limited and vendor opportunities are available exclusively to those who sell art and/or handmade items.

For more information, visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search 'Arts & Crafts'.
 



Taste of Fitness at Scottsdale Sports Complex

Taste of Fitness at Scottsdale Sports Complex

Scottsdale Parks & Recreation is offering you an exclusive "Taste of Fitness" from 8 – 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 at Scottsdale Sports Complex! This free all-ages event provides an inside look at Scottsdale’s fitness scene and features a health and wellness expo, kids zone, live DJ and fitness workshops led by industry experts. Whether you're a fitness guru or are just starting your wellness journey, our community resources and scenic views of the McDowell Mountains are sure to satisfy your mind, body and spirit!

Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search 'Taste of Fitness' to learn more.

Taste of Fitness at Scottsdale Sports Complex
When: 8-11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25
Where: Scottsdale Sports Complex
Location: 8081 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Cost: Free
 



Scottsdale Salutes:
A New City Program Will Honor Those in Uniform

Scottsdale Salutes: A New City Program Will Honor Those in Uniform

The city of Scottsdale is launching a new program to publicly thank veterans and military service members in the community – banners featuring them will fly from street light poles in Old Town during two weeks in November.

Nominate individuals now through Sept. 30. Veterans, active-duty service members, and members of the National Guard and reserves who live in Scottsdale, or are from Scottsdale, are eligible for recognition. Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov and search 'salute' to learn more and submit nominations. This recognition program was initiated by the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission, seven residents appointed by the City Council to advise on veterans' issues and to raise awareness of and honor veterans in the community.
 

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