Wildlife World Zoo Lizard on a stick

Feathery, scaly and furry ambassadors (plus their human companion) from Wildlife World Zoo will talk about the amazing ways they can adapt to a variety of circumstances, ranging from keeping cool in 100-degree heat to managing life in a pitch-black cave. This program explains the different specialized body parts that animals have to help them survive in the environments where they naturally live. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration

The Glendale Public Library offers a variety of activities for guests of all ages. From youth to teens and adults, the library offers events that range from informative to fun. All library programs are free.

Locations include the Main Library, 5959 W. Brown Street; the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Avenue; the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Avenue; and the Heroes Regional Park Library, 6075 N. 83rd Avenue.

The following featured activities are offered by the Glendale Public Library from June 6 to June 14.

Special Program for All Ages and Library Locations

Summer Reading 2019:

A Universe of Stories

Through August 1, library patrons of all ages can participate in two summer reading programs.

Sign up for Glendale Public Library Summer Reading by picking up a reading log at any location.

Use the log to track reading progress and then bring it back to the library to collect prizes. Be sure to pick up a program calendar, too — arts and crafts, live music, theater performances, book discussions, storytimes and more await.

To track reading online, check out the Maricopa County Reads Online Summer Reading. Log reading and community experiences online to earn points, unlock badges and win prizes. The program emphasizes the fun of reading, building a home library, and community. Visit read20az.com to get a signup reminder.

All Glendale Public Library locations are hiring teen volunteers for the Summer Reading program. Visit bit.ly/volunteeratGPL to apply.

Main Library — Adult

Writer in Residence:

One-on-One Consultation

Dates and times vary; visit bit.ly/mainwritermay for details.

Register for an appointment with YA science fiction author Amy K. Nichols for expert advice on writing.

Backyard Stargazing for Everyone

7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 10,

in the auditorium

Join Tony La Conte inside for a short lecture and discussion. Then, after dark, weather permitting, telescopes will be placed in front of the library for viewing the night sky. For more information, call 623-979-1393. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project.

 

Glendale Coffeehouse

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the auditorium

Enjoy live acoustic music performed by local musicians. This month, Red Rock Crossing Band will share their off-the-hook harmonies and unique arrangements of everything from bluegrass and country to rock and pop.

Main Library — Teen (12-18)

Newspaper Shoes Craft Competition

6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 10,

in the large meeting room

Teams will compete to create the best newspaper shoe. It must be able to fit and slip off.

Main Library — Youth

Arizona Science Center —

Ecology Night

6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6,

in the large meeting room

All ages are invited to kick off the summer with the Arizona Science Center’s Science on Wheels activities. The Glendale Conservation and Water Department will also be on hand with fun ecology-related activities. Get to know the natural world with various hands-on activities aimed to raise awareness about the environment and its inhabitants. Step into the shoes of an ecologist to examine evidence of life, study adaptations, and explore natural resources.This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project.

                                      

Wild Wednesday: Alien UFO Craft

4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 12,

in the Storytime Room

While this first-come, first-served craft program is designed for kids ages 5 through 11, younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Larger groups must bring one adult for every five children who attend.

Wildlife World Zoo

2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13,

in the auditorium

Feathery, scaly and furry ambassadors (plus their human companion) from Wildlife World Zoo will talk about the amazing ways they can adapt to a variety of circumstances, ranging from keeping cool in 100-degree heat to managing life in a pitch-black cave. This program explains the different specialized body parts that animals have to help them survive in the environments where they naturally live. This program is presented as part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project.

Foothills Library — Adult

Didgeridoo: Music and More from the Land Down Under

6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Roadrunner Room

Take a musical journey to Australia and beyond, performed on an assortment of didgeridoos and percussion instruments played in modern style, mixing fast-paced rhythms with relaxing soundscapes and organic sound effects.

Foothills Library — Teen (12-18)

Tiny Space Jars

6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12,

in the Storytime Room

Create a tiny piece of space to take home. Registration is required.

Foothills Library — Youth

Galaxy Hunters

10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays

June 6 and June 13 in the

Roadrunner Room

This STEM-based program is designed for children going into grades one through five. Each week activities will be offered that enhance children’s imagination and creativity while they actively learn about the solar system and have fun. Activities this week include a Cardboard Challenge (June 6) and The Milky Way (June 13). Children younger than age 8 may want to attend the robotics session with a parent in case they need help. Kids who are going into kindergarten should sign up for the Pre-K Space Camp in July. Registration is required for all sessions except the Cardboard Challenge.

Phoenix Zoo

2 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 10,

in the Roadrunner Room

Outreach specialists from the Phoenix Zoo will provide up-close animal experiences with a select group of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Tickets will be given to people in line in the Youth Department at 1:45 p.m. This show is sponsored by the Deer Valley Unified School District Family Resource Center.

Velma Teague Library

All-Ages Special Event

Stargazing with Focus Astronomy

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6

Focus Astronomy will bring the night sky closer to the library during this special event for all ages. Drop by to get an up-close look at a collection of actual meteorites and attend a fascinating astronomy presentation. Kids and teens can create out-of-this-world crafts. Then, head outside to view the stars through high-powered telescopes while enjoying the music of the Glendale Summer Band. This program is part of the Discovery and Exploration Backpack project.

Velma Teague Library — Adult

Yes, You Can!

Look Younger Naturally

10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 14

Bilingual nutrition specialist Debbie Polisky will lead an interactive workshop that discusses how certain foods and combinations of natural ingredients can enhance a natural youthful glow. Provided in part by UnitedHealthcare, this program takes place during Drop-in Fridays for Seniors.

Velma Teague Library

Teen (12-18)

Songwriting Classes for Teens

6 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 10

The Phoenix Conservatory of Music invites teens to take a songwriting journey using free cloud-based software in these five classes. Week-to-week attendance is highly suggested. Registration is required.

 

Teen Craft: Painter’s Tape Art

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Create unique paintings using painter’s tape and paint. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

Velma Teague Library — Youth

Dino Crew

2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12

Dino Crew will bring the past to the present with this extraordinary opportunity to get up close and personal with realistic animatronic dinosaurs. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to participate.

           

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet: Paracord Bracelets

4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 13

Come and join in the fun. Create a cool craft to keep or give as a gift. Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. All supplies provided.

Heroes Regional Park

Library — Adult

Book Buzz

2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13,

in the Yucca Room

Share favorite genres, reading experiences and real or fictional characters. Learn about NoveList Plus, a great tool for readers which is available online. Registration is requested.

Heroes Regional Park

Library — Teen (12-18)

Teen Library Council

6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Yucca Room

Eat pizza, make toys for dogs, and help plan future teen activities. Bring old T-shirts if possible.

To view many more programs and events, or to sign up for a program that requires registration, visit http://bit.ly/gplazevents.

For more information, call 623-930-3600.