Board in the Library: tabletop games for adults

From 1 to 3 p.m. May 11, adults are invited to the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., to get their game on. Adults can play some of the library’s board and card games or take a favorite from home. For more information, call 623-930-3849.

Eyes on the Youth: youth and teen art show

Attendees are invited to see how today’s youths and teens express themselves creatively at a show curated by local teen Trinity and the library at 5 p.m. May 12 in the auditorium of the Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. For more information, call 623-930-3537.

Writer in residence: character design

Youths and teens ages 10 to 18 can learn how to design a character who readers will fall in love with and who will bring them back again, begging for more from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 12 in the Main Library Creative Space, 5959 W. Brown St. The event will be presented by author Joe Nassise. Registration is required. To register, visit www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm. For more information, call 623-930-3537.

Mother’s Day gift soap making

Need a present for Mother’s Day, or just want to make something cool? Youths and teens ages 10 to 18 are invited to make decorative soaps for their mothers, grandmothers or themselves from 1 to 3 p.m. May 12 at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave. All supplies will be provided. For more information, call 623-930-3437.

World Music Concert Series: Taiko drumming with Ken Koshio

World-renowned artist Ken Koshio, along with KenZoo and Koshio Gumi, will perform an upbeat, high-energy concert with creative staging that shares the rich heritage and culture of the Japanese Taiko tradition from 2 to 3 p.m. May 12 in the Murphy Park Amphitheatre. For more information, call 623-930-3430.

Sharpie art

Teens can unleash their inner artists while using supplies provided by the library to create their designs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 14 in the large meeting room of the Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. For more information, call 623-930-3537.

Feral cats: Debunking the myths and understanding the risks

Attendees can learn about public health risks feral cats may pose and discover resources available for managing feral cat colonies in the Phoenix area at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave. The discussion will be presented by Veterinarian Nellie Goetz of Midwestern University. For more information, call 623-930-3868.

Help with eBooks and more

Anyone can make an appointment for help with their eReader questions, including Overdrive, Hoopla, and more from noon to 7 May 16 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave. For more information or to book an appointment, call 623-930-3849.

A Novel Approach Book Discussion Group

A Novel Approach Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave. The group, which meets the third Wednesday of every month, discusses engaging and thought-provoking popular fiction. This month’s selection is “Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.” For more information, call 623-930-3844.

Chef Larry: Ancient grains for a modern world

Participants can discover the ancient grains of our ancestors and their amazing heritage, modern uses and nutritional strength and taste from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 in the large meeting room of the Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Appetizers made from quinoa, amaranth, teff, freekeh and many other ancient grains will be included. Registration is required. To register, visit www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm. For more information, call 623-930-3530.

Conversation Points: current events discussion group

Everyone’s invited to become a part of thoughtful and engaging community discussions on trending topics and controversial subjects at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave. The discussion group is new and the May 22 meeting is its first. Attendees are asked to take along ideas on topics they’d like to discuss. For more information, call 623-930-3844.