The three Glendale library branches provide free activities for fun in — but mostly out of — the sun this August. Locations include the Main Library, the Foothills Branch Library and the Velma Teague Branch Library. To view more programs and events, or to sign up for a program, which requires registration, visit glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.
Main Library — 5959 W. Brown St.
Teen ‘Hamilton’ sing-along
Don’t throw away your shot. Share your love of “Hamilton” with other Hamilfans and blow us all away in this audience-involved sing-along about everyone’s favorite founding father from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the auditorium. Teens will get a chance to be a part of the show — maybe even on stage. Parents: Please note that “Hamilton” contains some mature themes and language. You’re the best judge of what’s appropriate for your teen. For more information, call 623-930-3537.
Foothills Branch Library — 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Managing arthritis in your pet
As they get older, many pets may chase toys less enthusiastically or move more slowly, but arthritis can be a serious condition in aging pets. Learn how to tell if a pet is in pain and how alternative and complementary medicine can help manage arthritic pain, as well as surgical and medical options to treat orthopedic disease. The session is presented from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Roadrunner Room by Stephanie Shaver, D.V.M., DACVS-SA, of Midwestern University. For more information, call 623-930-3830.
Summer Craft Series: Love Arizona string art
Crafters are invited to create a stylish wall-hanging that expresses a love for Arizona with nails and string from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 in Foothills’ Roadrunner Room. Registration is required.
Velma Teague Branch Library — 7010 N. 58th Ave.
Getting Crafty with Miss Janet
Youths can join in the fun with Miss Janet by creating crafts to keep or give as gifts. This month’s project, called Craft Mania, is from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23. All supplies will be provided. Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. For more information, call 623-930-3437.
Arts and Crafts Corner: soap making
Attendees can learn to make their own soap. Materials and instruction is provided, while crafters supply the imagination. Registration is open for the class that runs 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. For more information, call 623-930-3430.