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Black History Month Art Contest Winners Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/936Library2/13/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/936/Newsroom_Library_BHMArtContest.jpgBlack History Month Art Contest Winners Announced<div class="ExternalClass205A21AA0C0B40E19A01399E074049E6"><html> <p>​​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>Palo Verde Library hosted its annual Black Voices Art Contest in January. Students from K-12 were eligible to submit drawings using any medium.  Once again the young artists showed off their talents and added their voices to this event. The winners were announced last week as part of Phoenix Public Library's Black History Month celebrations.  Thank you to all the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids/Pages/Celebrate-Black-Voices-Art-Contest.aspx">participants</a> and congratulations to the winners:</p> <p> <br></p> <p>Janet Flores, 12<sup>th</sup> grade, Maya Angelou</p> <p>Alessandra Morales, 9<sup>th</sup> grade, Ruby Bridges</p> <p>Xiomara Guzman, 5<sup>th</sup> grade, Benjamin Banneker</p> <p>Liat Vaisben, 2<sup>nd</sup> grade, Louis Armstrong​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Cholla Library Closing For A Weekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/924Library2/10/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/924/Newsroom_Library_Katie.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLhAzk1ru6g&feature=youtu.beCholla Library Closing For A Week<div class="ExternalClassCA4300B57B0A4BE5A8D033A92E657B25"><html> <p>​​Cholla customer, Katie expalins why Cholla Library is being closed begining February 16th and reopening Sunday, February 23, 2020. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryVideolibraryLibrary
Volunteerapalooza Connects People with Community Nonprofitshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/883Library1/30/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/883/Newsroom_Library_Volunteerpalooza.jpgVolunteerapalooza Connects People with Community Nonprofits<div class="ExternalClassAE2BA1B5BEEB42E78EE06815AADFB0F8"><html> <p>​​​As part of our commitment to building stronger communities, Phoenix Public Library regularly hosts Volunteerapalooza events to connect people with organizations looking for volunteers.  The most recent was held on January 22<sup>nd</sup> at Burton Barr Central Library.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Organized by PHXWorks and in partnership with Arizona@Work, over 135 teens and adults met with 25 local nonprofit agencies. Participants made connections and learned how they could be involved in their community through volunteer work.  Look for future events being added to our calendar at phoenixpubliclibrary.org. <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Cholla Library Closing For Upgradeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/869Library1/27/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/869/Newsroom_Library_Cholla.jpgCholla Library Closing For Upgrades<div class="ExternalClass199B6F62C8D04BF5BDF7A0A5791A29CA"><html> <p>​​</p> <p> <strong>Cholla Library</strong> (10050 Metro Parkway) is getting upgrades! Beginning <strong>Sunday, February 16</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> </strong>Cholla will close in order for the library to: replace carpet, resurface concrete floors, install charging stations and new light fixtures, paint and rearrange desks and computers. Cholla Library will <strong>reopen on Sunday, February 23</strong><strong><sup>rd</sup></strong><strong>, </strong>and during the time of closure, Cholla Library's book drop will be available for customers returning checked out materials.</p> <p> </p> <p>Holds requested for pick up at Cholla Library during its closure will have an extended expiration date and will be available for pick up when Cholla Library reopens. For Library customer's convenience they may select an alternate holds pick up location at a nearby Phoenix Public Library such as Acacia, Juniper or Yucca Libraries. Visit phoenxipubliclibrary.org for locations and hours information and 24/7 access to online library resources. ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Arizona Lions Vision Center Donates Reading Glasses to Phoenix Public Libraryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/741Library12/27/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/741/Newsroom_Library_BBCL Eyeglass donations.jpgArizona Lions Vision Center Donates Reading Glasses to Phoenix Public Library<div class="ExternalClass0EFF15B88FC54D6A9D361C17D322762E"><html> <p>​​As part of the Phoenix Public Library's Fall in to Health Fair, Arizona Lions Vision Center donated over 100 pairs of new reading glasses in a variety of styles and strengths. Library staff are now able to provide reading glasses when they notice customers struggling to read close up. Several months ago staff gave a Burton Barr Central Library customer a pair who had left his at home. Just before Christmas the customer visited the library for the sole purpose of donating a new pair of glasses. He wanted to “pay it forward" during the holiday season. Librarian Leigh Brown was touched by his gesture, “this is a valuable service we can offer. Many of our customers don't have access to vision care, it is great we can help."​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Rise of a Readerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/701Library12/19/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/701/Newsroom_Library_Rise of a Reader.jpgRise of a Reader<div class="ExternalClass0FE1E81AE2564C08ABD768DE40113B42"><html> <p>​​To celebrate the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie, over 90 children, teens and adults participated in the Rise of a Reader program at Burton Barr Central Library's MACH1 (Makers-Artists-Crafters-Hackers). They enjoyed a fun-filled morning with costume contests, a photo booth, rebel science, learned about Droids and created a galactic craft to take home.  </p> <p>If you are interested in learning more about all the STEAM related programs offered by Phoenix Public Library, please visit our website phoenixpubliclibrary.org.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Harmon Library Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/700Library12/16/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/700/Newsroom_Library_Harmon breakfast with Santa.jpgHarmon Library Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa<div class="ExternalClass0D27BF781D3948DDB4E042C0F516F478"><html> <p>​​For the past everal years, Harmon Library has ​partnered with Chaparral High School to adopt children from the community for the holidays. Chaparral students plan, volunteer and provide presents for a holiday party. This year Harmon Library hosted nearly 230 children and their parents for breakfast with Santa on December 14th. Children were able to visit with Santa and create a holiday craft. In addition, each child received a gift donated by the Scottsdale Unified School District. "It's a wonderful way for students to share the holidays with others," said Keith Feldt, Manager of Harmon Library. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Congratulations College Depot Online High School Grads!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/702Library12/9/2019 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/702/Newsroom_Library_2020Graduation.jpgCongratulations College Depot Online High School Grads!<div class="ExternalClass518CBA8619E448019F6FA2CADB28B56A"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>On December 7th Phoenix Public Library's College Depot held its 5th annual Career Online High School graduation at Burton Barr Central Library. Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Librarian Rita Hamilton welcomed over 230 guests to celebrate the 18 students who received their high school diplomas. Since the program launched 5 years ago, 137 adults have graduated from the program.  Currently there are 71 students enrolled in the fully accredited program. Career Online High School is a program for adults over the age of 21, interested in earning a high school diploma. To learn more, please visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot/COHS/Pages/default.aspx">College Depot</a> page on our website or call 602-371-7171 to make an appointment. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary

 

 

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Get Involved: Fund PHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=13https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/13/S261C.jpgGet Involved: Fund PHX<div class="ExternalClass9728A8349F6F47A1A5123D0792DF410B"><html> <p>​Give your feedback about the Phoenix budget. Use our new online tool to adjust funding for various departments.</p> </html></div>Videohttps://Phoenix.gov/budget/fund2/19/2020 5:20:55 PM3/31/2020 5:20:55 PM

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