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All Maricopa County Library District Libraries will be closed on
Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day.


GENEALOGY SPECIAL EVENTS

Genealogy Fair

GENEALOGY FAIR
Enjoy a free day of learning about a variety of genealogy subjects from Valley experts. Attend one or several workshops to learn how to sharpen your research skills for documenting family history. Visit the
Genealogy Fair web site for more information and to register for sessions. Registration needed. .
February 9 (Saturday) 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

GENEALOGY ONE-ON-ONE
Get help for your genealogical brick walls. Individual instruction and advice from Susan Smith on resources, problem-solving, and new directions to pursue. Registration needed one week in advance. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 4, 11, 25 (Mondays) 10-11:30 am.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY
This is a "how to get started" introduction to basic genealogical research. Sources of information and valuable tips will be discussed to help you begin researching your family history.
February 20 (Wednesday) 1 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

GENEALOGY RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET
This entertaining and educational program will expose the beginning or intermediate family tree climber to several Web sites and show how to use them. Presenter Susan Smith is a self-educated family tree climber who enjoys sharing her genealogy searching tips with fellow climbers. Registration needed. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 23 (Saturday) 9-11 a.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

RESEARCH & PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Learn 7 steps for getting started. Join the West Valley Genealogical Society for a beginner's guide to finding and preserving your family history. Learn about local services and resources. Registration needed. Community Room.
February 27 (Wednesday) 1 p.m.
EL MIRAGE BRANCH LIBRARY

14011 N. 1st Ave., El Mirage

DOWNLOADABLE HOW–TOs

Nooks

NOOK E-READER ASSISTANCE
Learn how to navigate your NOOK and download library eBooks. Please register at the customer service desk. We can accommodate 3 people per class. Program is limited to questions about digital books and does not address specific technical questions about each device. Registration needed.
February 1 & 15 (Fridays) 10-11 a.m.
FAIRWAY BRANCH LIBRARY

10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City

E-READER EXPERIENCE
Did you get a new e-reader as a gift? Or are you still trying to decide which e-reader to buy? In this presentation you'll learn how you can download free eBooks from your library to read on your Kindle, Nook, tablet or other e-reader. Learn about some of the features of the various e-readers on the market today and then experience some of the most popular devices for yourself! No registration needed, but space is limited. Conference Room.
February 2 (Saturday) 9-10:30 a.m.
FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills

E-DEVICE SUPPORT
Need support downloading library items to your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other e-device? We can help! Stop by the library with your portable device and instructions. In the Reading Lounge.
February 2 & 16 (Saturdays) 12:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills

I NEED HELP USING MY NEW E-READER DEVICE!
If you have a new Kindle, Nook, iPad or Android device and want to know how to download library eBooks, this class is for you! Library information technology staff will demonstrate how to use your new device. Class is limited to 25 people and will be held in Arizona Room 4. Registration needed.
February 4 (Monday) 10 a.m.-12 noon
FAIRWAY BRANCH LIBRARY

10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City

KINDLE CLASS
Learn how to download library books to your Kindle. This class provides basic instruction for both wireless and USB transfer of books from the library. There will be a short presentation and time for questions afterward. Registration needed. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 4, 11, 25 (Mondays) 12 noon-1 p.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

KINDLE E-READER ASSISTANCE
Learn how to navigate your Kindle and download library eBooks. We can accommodate 3 people per class. Users wanting to download an eBook after the tutorial should know their Amazon.com e-mail and password account! Registration needed.
February 5 & 6 (Tuesday & Wednesday) 1-2 p.m.
FAIRWAY BRANCH LIBRARY

10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City

E-READER ASSISTANCE
Would you like to download library books to your e-reader devices but aren't sure how the mechanics work? Sign up for this program and we'll provide a tutorial! We can only accommodate three people at one time. Registration is needed. Program is limited to questions about digital books and will not address specific technical questions about each device. The North Wing.
NOOK – February 7 & 28 (Thursdays) 10-11 a.m.
VARIOUS DEVICES – February 14 (Thursday) 10-11 a.m.
KINDLE – February 21 (Thursday) 10-11 a.m.
SUN CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City

E-READER SOLUTIONS @ THE LIBRARY
No fuss solutions to your e-reader conundrums. This class will be a demonstration of various e-readers & how they connect with the library: iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other Android devices. Bring your e-reader and your questions! Meeting Room.
February 9 (Saturday) 10 a.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

E-READER EXPERIENCE
Did you get a new e-reader over the holidays? Are you wondering what it does or how to get more out of it? Even if you're still deciding which one to buy, this fun and informative workshop is for you! Come ready to put those fingertips to work on your new mobile device, e-reader or tablet as we walk you through how to connect with iPads, Kindles, NOOKs & Androids. If you don't have one, no worries! You can get some hands-on experience with our in-house mix of devices. We'll also cover accessing free eBooks, music & more from the library—plus, this workshop includes one-on-one help if time permits! No registration needed, but space is limited. Program Room.
February 9 (Saturday) 2:30-4:30 p.m.
WHITE TANK BRANCH LIBRARY

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell

ONE-ON-ONE E-READER ASSISTANCE
Would you like to download library eBooks to your device but aren't sure how the mechanics work? Please register at the customer service desk. Program is limited to questions about digital books and will not address specific technical questions about each device. Registration needed.
February 13 & 27 (Wednesdays) 10-11a.m.
FAIRWAY BRANCH LIBRARY

10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City

AUTHOR VISITS

Guitar Masters

AUTHOR VISIT – MUSIC JOURNALIST ALAN DI PERNA
Join noted music journalist, author and pop culture historian Alan di Perna for an inspiring afternoon of stories about some of the world's most legendary rock, blues and country guitarists, culled from his new books,Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits; and Green Day: The Ultimate UnAuthorized History Based on decades of in-depth interviews and heart-to-heart conversations with the author, icons like Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Pete Townshend (the Who), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), James Burton (Elvis Presley), Dick Dale, Steve Cropper (Stax Records) and Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) come to life in the pages of this new book. Guitar Masters is not just for guitarists, but all music lovers or anyone seeking mastery in any field. Conference Room.
February 2 (Saturday) 2-3:30 p.m.
FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills

J. A. Jance

AUTHOR VISIT: J.A. JANCE
Mark your calendar for this special event! J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, four inter-related thrillers featuring the Walker family, and a book of poetry. Her books have more than 21 million copies in print. Space is limited to 100 people.
February 6 (Wednesday) 3:30-5 p.m.
FAIRWAY BRANCH LIBRARY

10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City


When Cancer Strikes a Friend

AUTHOR VISIT – BONNIE DRAEGER, WHEN CANCER STRIKES A FRIEND
Wondering what to say, how to help, and/or what to know about your friend who has cancer? Now, for the first time, your questions will be answered in this supportive and instructional guide on how to be there for your loved one. When Cancer Strikes a Friend is a prescriptive, step-by-step guide with menus of tried-and-true responses, bulleted examples, detailed sidebars, and sound advice from cancer professionals. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author. Registration needed. North Wing.
February 8 (Friday) 10-11 a.m.
SUN CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City

AUTHOR VISIT – JOHN TENUTA, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A BARBER
Autobiography of a Barber follows the unusual life of Tenuta, an Italian-American child caught by World War II in a small rural community in Italy. Hanging out in the local barbershop was the only safe place for a young boy during wartime. Sweeping floors and helping out where he could, Tenuta received an invaluable education and found a trade that was to serve him richly after his return to the United States. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author. North Wing.
February 13 (Wednesday) 10-11 a.m.
SUN CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City

Zayde Comes to Live

AUTHOR VISIT – SHERI SINYKIN: HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT DEATH
Sheri Sinykin is the author of a picture book called Zayde Comes to Live which is a new resource for parents who need to introduce their young children to the realities of terminal illness. "Treating death as a taboo does a disservice to both the dying and the living," she said. The story illustrates the "circle of life" through the eyes of a child, Rachel, whose grandfather is ill and comes to live with her family. She wonders where he will go when he dies, and asks her friends, the rabbi and Zayde himself until she finds peace with the answers she receives
February 23 (Saturday) 2-3.m.
ED ROBSON BRANCH LIBRARY

9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes

GUEST SPEAKERS

Win Holden

WIN HOLDEN – ARIZONA HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE
Win Holden, publisher of the Arizona Highways Magazine, will bring to life the history of the magazine as well as its metamorphosis from a simple engineering magazine to a world-renowned award-winning travel journal, famed for landscape photographic excellence. He will also share how the business, since 1925, has evolved over the years. Join us for a very informative and relevant morning program. Lecky Center.
February 6 (Wednesday) 10-11:30 a.m.
ED ROBSON BRANCH LIBRARY

9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes


Snake

SPECIAL VENOMOUS CREATURES
Come to the White Tank Library for a special talk about cold blooded creatures that inhabit our desert. On display will be some venomous creatures and a few other creepy crawlies of the desert. The presentation will focus on some of the more interesting behaviors of the creatures. Program Room.
February 2 (Saturday) 10-11:30 a.m.
WHITE TANK BRANCH LIBRARY

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell


ARIZONA HUMANITIES PROGRAM – THE BUFFALO SOLDIER, FORT HUACHUCA, AZ DURING WWII
GGuest speaker: Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker. Before 1941 about 4,000 black soldiers (and a handful of African-American officers) served in the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments (the "Buffalo Soldiers"), two of the all-black units formed after the Civil War. Join guest speaker, Dr. Matthew Whitaker, for an entertaining and informative discussion of the "Buffalo Soldiers" who were stationed at Ft. Huachuca and served during World War II. Arizona Room #1! Cosponsored with Friends of the Sun City Libraries.
February 21 (Thursday) 10-11a.m.
FAIRWAY BRANCH LIBRARY

10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City

Linda McCarthy

DISCOVER THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION @ THE LIBRARY
Linda M. McCarthy, Ph.D introduces the connection between what we think and how our bodies respond to our thoughts. McCarthy has studied the "Mind-Body" connection for over 20 years, with a particular interest in the field of Metaphysics and Psychology. Her pursuit began while observing the significant changes in the general health of individuals as it relates to their thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Personally witnessing the physical illnesses that friends and family were experiencing, Linda began to focus her attention on the biology of beliefs, and the critical role of perception in all aspects of our life. As a metaphysician with a doctorate in Metaphysical Counseling and a Board Certified Life Strategies Coach with the Spencer Institute and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, she is currently continuing her education at Stanford University, studying Human Behavioral Biology. Meeting Room.
February 21 (Thursday) 6:30 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY

Territorial Brass

MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY – TERRITORIAL BRASS
Dressed in turn-of-the-century costumes (modeled after the Prescott and Bisbee brass bands), Territorial Brass recaptures the golden age of the American town band. This 12-member ensemble specializes in 19th Century American brass band music, playing authentic arrangements from 1835 through the Civil War to Arizona's year of statehood. Popular songs of the period are rendered by a soprano vocalist. For indoor concerts, the music program incorporates slides of vintage photographs of Arizona bands and daily life in the territory. Sponsored by the Fountain Hills Library Association. Community Center.
February 9 (Saturday) 2-3 p.m.
FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills

Kids

KIDS' WINTER READING PROGRAM
Kindergarten-grade 6. Special programs, crafts and story times. Prize drawings!
January 2 (Wednesday)- February 23 (Saturday)
WHITE TANK BRANCH LIBRARY

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell

Games and Cards

KID'S GAMES & CARDS PROGRAM
Ages 10-14. Learn to play Rummikub, Boggle, Cribbage, and Hand & Foot or bring your own games! Registration needed.
February 2, 9, 16, 23 (Saturdays) 10-11:30 a.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

2 Bad Mice

TWO BAD MICE – THE GREAT ARIZONA PUPPET THEATER
Ages 3-5. Two bad mice make big trouble and a big mess in a dollhouse when a little girl and her dolls go out to play. This funny show, full of slapstick action, is based on the story by Beatrix Potter. Reading Lounge. (A craft project in the Conference Room will follow the puppet show).
February 4 (Monday) 10-11 a.m.
FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills

Paws 2 Read

PAWS 2 READ
Join a registered therapy dog that loves stories and is waiting to hear from you! Children ages 5 and older are invited to read their favorite book to our special library dog. Registration is needed for a 15-minute time slot. Registrants will be contacted with their time. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 5 & 19 (Tuesdays) 4-5 p.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

SONG–ERCISE
Exercise for parents and little ones. Fun ways to incorporate movement into your child's day. Sing and move, stretch, and bend. We call it exercise, they'll call it fun! Presented by Benevilla Family Resource Center with funding through First Things First. Program Room. Each session will be limited to 25 parents and their children.
February 6 & 20 (Wednesdays) 10:15-11 a.m. (Infants)
February 6 & 20 (Wednesdays) 11:15 a.m.-12 noon OR 12:15-1 p.m. (Toddlers & Preschoolers)
WHITE TANK BRANCH LIBRARY

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell

Pinkalicious

PINKALICIOUS VALENTINE'S STORY TIME
Ages 4-8. Join us for a pinkalicious Valentine's story time. Listen to a story, create Valentine crafts and enjoy a pink treat. Boys and girls will have pinkalicious time at this fun Valentine's program! Story Time Room.
February 6 (Wednesday) 3 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem


Yoga for Kids

YOGA FOR KIDS
Ages 6+. Yoga for Kids introduces children to yoga stretches and poses, yoga games, and fun dance! Whether you've tried yoga before or not you'll have fun learning how to stay fit while practicing yoga. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 6, 13, 20, 27 (Wednesdays) 4-5 p.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

SONG.ERCISE
We call it exercise; they'll call it fun! Incorporate movement into your child's day and enhance their motor development! Sing and jump, stretch and bend, dance, tumble and twist! Help your child learn that exercise is FUN! Cool down in circle time, share tips, advice and recipes with other moms/grandmas. Presented by Benevilla Family Resource Center with funding through First Things First. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services. .
February 6 & 20 (Wednesdays) 10 -11 a.m. (Infants)
February 6 & 20 (Wednesdays) 11 a.m.-12 noon OR 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Toddlers & Preschoolers)
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

Valentines

VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFT
Make a valentine bookmark and a bear-hug card for someone you love. Kids' Area.
February 8 (Friday) 3:30-4:30 p.m.
WHITE TANK BRANCH LIBRARY

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell


Paws 2 Read

PAWS TO READ
Paws to Read pairs Delta-registered therapy animals and their handlers with young readers. Warm, brown eyes and happy grins make all the difference to children's reading experiences resulting in an increase in reading levels and word recognition, and a higher desire to read and write. The animals listen and don't tease, laugh, or judge the children. Plus, the animals love to be read to! Registration is limited to 16 children for a 15-minute time slot with a therapy animal. Time slot and animal selection are on a first-come, first-served-basis on the day of the program.
February 9 (Saturday) 10:30-11:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.-12 noon
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY
775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID PARTY
Ages 7-13. Celebrate the release of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book with snacks, games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid trivia and much more! Registration needed. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 11 (Monday) 3-5 p.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise


FAMILY LITERACY EVENT
Join Parents for Partners in Early Success for a time of fun literacy activities! Families will receive tips for success in school, fun family activities to do at home, and a free copy of the day's featured book. Registration needed. City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 12 (Tuesday) 1-2 p.m. (families with children ages 0-2)
February 21 (Thursday) 6-8 p.m. (families with children ages 3-5)
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

Valentines

YAY! IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY!
Ages 6-9. Meet in the Dig for Valentine's Day games, stories, and a take home craft. Registration needed. The Dig.
February 14 (Thursday) 4-5 p.m.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert


Paws 2 Read

PAWS 2 READ
Join a registered therapy dog that loves stories. Children ages 5 and older are invited to read their favorite book to the special library dog.
February 16 (Saturday) 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
PERRY BRANCH LIBRARY

1965 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert

Birthday!

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY PARTY
Birthday party to celebrate birthdays in February. Kids up to 8th grade are invited and under 6 accompanied by an adult.
February 16 (Saturday) 2 p.m.
AGUILA BRANCH LIBRARY

51300 W. U. S. 60, Aguila
Local: 928.685.2214

Kids Yoga

YOGA STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Stretch your imaginations with stories, music and finger plays. Then stretch your bodies with kid-friendly yoga activities. Wrap-up with a simple craft. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for exercise. Yoga student teacher, Amanda Sinha, will teach this class along with one of our children's librarians. No reservations needed but space is limited. Story Time Room.
February 19 (Tuesday) 1 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

Ronald McDonald

STORIES BY RONALD MCDONALD
Ages 4+. Join special storyteller Ronald MacDonald. Juggling, magic and a great story. Community Room.
February 21 (Thursday) 4:30 p.m.
HOLLYHOCK BRANCH LIBRARY

15844 N. Hollyhock, Surprise


Pop Art by Warhol

WARHOL'S PAINTERS FOR KIDS
Ages 5-8. Become Warhol for a day and create a painting masterpiece! Please plan to bring a smock or old t-shirt to wear over your clothes. Registration needed. The Dig.
February 21 (Thursday) 4-4:30 p.m.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert


Lego

LEGOPALOOZA
Ages 5-10. Use Legos to help tell your story! We provide the theme, you provide the scene. Projects will be judged by library staff and the winner will receive a prize! City of Surprise Room. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 26 (Tuesday) 4-5 p.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise


All Ages

SOCIAL SERVICES TUESDAY
Benevilla will be here to help families with AHCCCS applications and other social services needed. Please call the library to make an appointment or for more information at 928-685-2214.
February 5 & 19 (Tuesdays) 1 p.m.
AGUILA BRANCH LIBRARY

51300 W. U. S. 60, Aguila Local: 928.685.2214

Friends of the Library Sale!

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY USED BOOKS & MEDIA SALE
The Friends of the North Valley Regional Library are sponsoring a Used Book Sale in the Meeting Room of the library. Choose from hundreds of quality used books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more for all ages and on every imaginable subject. Low prices and open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the North Valley Regional Library. Meeting Room.
February 22 & 23 (Friday & Saturday) 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
February 24 (Sunday) 1-4:30 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

Friends of the Library Sale!

FRIENDS BOOK SALE
Great deals on gently used books and movies! Includes Spanish and large print. Located at the El Mirage Civic and Cultural Center, right next to the library. Space provided by Fourth Friday.
February 22 (Friday) 5 p.m.
EL MIRAGE BRANCH LIBRARY

14011 N. 1st Ave., El Mirage

SPRING INTO GOOD HEALTH!
February is National Heart Health Month, and we're celebrating with an expo of the many resources and activities available to make a healthy life fun, attainable, and safe. Crafts, free children's fingerprinting, activities, contests and more. Zane Grey Community Room.
February 23 (Saturday) 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
QUEEN CREEK BRANCH LIBRARY

21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

Tweens

Stay

"FUN " TRUE" NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Ages 8-12. Read and discuss books about real things. The first book that we will be reading is Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean. Bring a friend! Snacks provided.
February 20 (Wednesday) 4-4:30 p.m.
GUADALUPE BRANCH LIBRARY

9241 S. Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe



Teens

BOOK GROUP ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Do you like to read? Do you like to eat? Teens (ages 12-18) bring whatever you're currently reading (book, magazine, manga, graphic novel). Share what you're reading while making ice cream sundae dishes out of soda bottles and (of course!) eating ice cream sundaes. Registration needed.
February 4 (Monday) 6-7:30 p.m.
QUEEN CREEK BRANCH LIBRARY

21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

Permit Prep

PERMIT PREP 101
This free 120-minute workshop prepares teens for their written permit test and educates families on what they need to know before their new driver takes the wheel. Learning to drive is a rite of passage for teens, but the path from pedestrian to permit-holder can be challenging. The course will review: teen driving risks and statistics, Graduated Driver's Licensing law, learning-to-drive tools and resources, and provide in-depth instruction of the Arizona Driver's License Manual. Conference Room.
February 5 (Tuesday) 6-8 p.m.
FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills

Tiara

PRINCESS & PRINCES PLANNING COMMITTEE
Princess and Princes Academy is a program to be launched in Summer '13. This will be a children's program (ages 5-10) to be led by teens. Children will learn about manners; fashion crafts; royal history; etiquette; and all things fabulous and chivalrous. Princess Planning Committee (PPC) is for teens, and will take place on Wednesdays. Conference Room.
February 6, 13, 20, 27 (Wednesdays) 3:30-4:45 p.m.
FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY

12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills

Anti-Valentine

ANTI-VALENTINE'S PARTY WITH MUVCHAT
Ages 13-18. Had enough of all the cheesy love songs, cards, and candy hearts? Celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day at the library! Make fun of a romantic comedy with MuVChat: TXT in YR jokes…and they'll appear on screen. Bring your phone, your friends and your scathing humor. Anti-Valentine's snacks will be provided. Movie is rated PG13.
February 11 (Monday) 2:30 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

Duct Tape Crafts

DUCT TAPE WORKSHOP
Make a duct tape creation! Instruction and directions for a couple different small projects will be provided. For teens (ages 12-18) only. Registration needed.
February 25 (Monday) 6-7:30 p.m.
QUEEN CREEK BRANCH LIBRARY

21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek


Adults

Tai Chi with Franklin Wood

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI @ THE LIBRARY
Join Tai Chi Master Franklin Wood as he presents an 8-week introduction to Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a series of postures or movements done in a slow, graceful manner. Each movement or posture flows into the next without pausing. Tai Chi is for people of all ages. Registration needed. Meeting Room.
February 1, 8, 15 (Fridays) 10-11 a.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem


Socrates Cafe

SOCRATES CAFE
Join us for this philosophical discussion group in which people from different backgrounds and beliefs gather to exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences. Don't be afraid...you don't need to know anything about philosophy. Socrates Cafe is a way to participate in (or observe) an in-person, engaging conversation between actual humans. It's a dying art so turn off your cell phone and join us! In the North Wing.
February 2 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.
SUN CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City

Tai Chi with Franklin Wood

INTRODUCTION TO QI GONG EXERCISE, TAI CHI'S GENTLER COUSIN
Join Tai Chi Master Franklin Wood as he presents an 8-week introduction to Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a series of postures or movements done in a slow, graceful manner. Each movement or posture flows into the next without pausing. For people of all ages. Registration needed. Meeting Room.
February 4, 11, 25 (Mondays) 12:30-1:30 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem


Tai Chi with Franklin Wood

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI CHUAN
AJoin Tai Chi Master Franklin Wood as he presents an 8-week introduction to Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a series of postures or movements done in a slow, graceful manner. Each movement or posture flows into the next without pausing. For people of all ages. Registration needed. In the North Wing.
February 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesdays) 2:30-4 p.m.
SUN CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City


Journal

TURNING MEMORIES INTO MEMOIRS
Learn the skills to write your life story and create a written legacy for your family. Participants will work with classmates using guided writing exercises to turn their memories into a memoir. Participants should attend all seven sessions. Registration needed. Space is limited. Cosponsored by the City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services.
February 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesdays) 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise

Yoga

YOGA @ THE LIBRARY
This will be an all levels free yoga class for adults that focuses on breath, postures and mindfulness. Yoga has many benefits including improved flexibility, more strength, better concentration, improved posture, better breathing and better sense of well-being. The instructor has 14-year-plus experience in teaching a variety of yoga styles. You may attend one session or the entire series! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and bottle of water to class. Registration needed.
February 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesdays) 12 noon-1 p.m.
WHITE TANK BRANCH LIBRARY

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell


VALENTINE'S DAY SOCIAL
Southeast Regional Library LOVES you! Please be our valentine and stop by for Southeast Regional Library's Valentine's Day celebration. Activity stations will be set up throughout the library — feel free to visit one or all! Adults only; no registration necessary.
February 5 (Tuesday) 6-7:30 p.m.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert

Yoga

ADULT BEGINNING YOGA
Are you looking for a good way to unwind after a hectic day? Would you like to improve your strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance? Join us for this series of eight slow flow hatha yoga classes in the YogaFit® style, which "seeks to bring yoga to everybody in every body." The classes are suitable for adults who are new to yoga and those with some yoga experience. You may attend one session or the entire series! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat** and bottle of water to class. Classes are being offered by Anthem resident Amanda Sinha and are free. No registration is necessary but space is limited. **Sticky mats for yoga are available at many discount and sporting goods stores. A limited number of mats will be available to borrow during class. Meeting Room.
February 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesdays) 7:15 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

Medicare

ABCDs OF MEDICARE
As you prepare to sign up for Medicare, come & listen to an AARP representative. Are you in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage? With either of these you most likely have coverage for Parts A, B, and D. Come & learn how these 3 parts work in each of these 2 options. Meeting Room.
February 6 (Wednesday) 1 p.m.
NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem


Hearing Loss Association of America

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Monthly meeting of the Hearing Loss support group. Lecky Center.
February 7 (Thursday) 1-3 p.m.
ED ROBSON BRANCH LIBRARY

9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes

Prime Care Hospice

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR @ CHURCH OF THE PALMS
Sponsored by Prime Care Hospice. Address: 14808 N. Boswell Blvd. Sun City. The Community Resource Fair is a one-day, one-stop event to provide much needed services and support to seniors and the community. Fairway and Sun City Library will have a table at this important event.
February 8 (Friday) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
FAIRWAY BRANCH LIBRARY

10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City

Fiscal Cliff

FISCAL CLIFF, THE AFTERMATH
What is the "Fiscal Cliff"? Learn what it is and how it will affect you as well as what you can do to prepare for the changes. Presented by the Society for Financial Awareness (SoFA), a nonprofit educational speakers bureau. Lecky Center.
February 11 (Monday) 1-2:30 p.m..
ED ROBSON BRANCH LIBRARY

9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes

Piggy Bank

INVESTING BASICS FOR WOMEN
The Society for Financial Awareness presents this program on Investing Basics for Women. The program will cover knowing yourself--identifying your characteristics, some of the risks and returns of investing, budgeting and debt management, the different types of investments and planning for your retirement. Registration needed. In the North Wing.
February 12 (Tuesday) 1-2:30 p.m.
SUN CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City


Journal

QUEEN CREEK WRITERS GROUP
The Queen Creek Writer's Group is a critique and networking association open to writers of all genres and experience levels. If you wish to participate in the critique portion of these meetings, bring a 1-2 page selection on which you have a specific desire for feedback. Inform the group if there are any (pacing, dialogue, character development, grammar, etc...) on which you want feedback. Be prepared to accept both praise and criticism, though it is perfectly acceptable to open a dialogue about the selection and critiques. Many authors find it helpful to understand why their audience has certain opinions about a selection. When critiquing others' works, please be polite, able to explain your opinions, and understand that the author is the final authority on his or her work. Library Conference Room.
February 12 (Tuesday) 6-8 p.m.
QUEEN CREEK BRANCH LIBRARY

21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

Medicare

ABCDs OF MEDICARE
As you prepare to sign up for Medicare, come & listen to an AARP representative. Are you in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage? With either of these you most likely have coverage for Parts A, B, and D. Come & learn how these 3 parts work in each of these 2 options. Registration needed. Conference Room A.
February 13 (Wednesday) 7-8:30 p.m.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert

Piggy Bank

NORTHWEST VALLEY OPTIONS INVESTORS
The Northwest Valley Options Investors is composed of full-time and retired investors. The group will meet while the stock market is open, will place live trades in real money or simulated accounts and will discuss alternative ways to deal with the trade as the situation changes.
February 20 (Wednesday) 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
SUN CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City


Taxes

TAX PLANNING FOR 2013 & BEYOND
Learn more about tax planning for 2013 and beyond. Presented by Scott Sandell from the Society for Financial Awareness. Scott will be available to answer questions after the presentation. The Society for Financial Awareness is a nonprofit educational speakers bureau. Lecky Center.
February 20 (Wednesday) 1-2:30 p.m.
ED ROBSON BRANCH LIBRARY

9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes

West Valley Photo Club

WEST VALLEY PHOTO CLUB PHOTO MENTORING PROGRAM
Experienced consultants from the West Valley Photo Club will be on hand to answer questions about the basic operation of your camera. For example, are you having trouble operating your camera? Would you like to know how to use "those other options" on your camera? Would you like to understand how to make correct exposures and find out about f-stops, ISO settings, A, S, Tv, P, and M? Are you having trouble downloading your photos to your computer? Bring your camera and user's manual and receive one-on-one assistance.
February 21 (Thursday) 12:30-3:30 p.m.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16089 N. Bullard, Surprise


REVERSE MORTGAGE
How does a reverse mortgage work? Can you leave the house to your kids? How does it impact your taxes? Presented by Society for Financial Awareness, an education only business.
February 23 (Saturday) 1 p.m.
LITCHFIELD PARK BRANCH LIBRARY

101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park