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Scottsdale Public Library eNewsletter
July 2017
Still not too late to sign up!
There's still time to sign up for our Summer Reading Program!
Now through August 1, 2017
Summer reading helps us all to move forward with new ideas, keeps up your child’s reading skills and lets your teen read what she wants when she wants...and you can win prizes along the way. You have until August 1 to read your minutes.
Sign up, read, and win this summer
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Create a Knock-Off
Create a Knock-Off
(ages 12-18) Paint your own version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night masterpiece.
Wednesday, July 12 at 4 p.m.
Civic Center
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Full STEAM Ahead
Paint Your Own Selfie
(ages 12-18) Create a self-portrait with a Picasso vibe.
Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m.
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Bedtime Buddy Pajama Party
YouTube Your Video
Learn how to use the best FREE tools to create and share videos. This is one of a number of programs for people interested in starting or growing their businesses.
Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.
Scottsdale's Eureka Loft at Civic Center Library
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50 Forward: Creating Virtual Reality
50 Forward: Creating Virtual Reality
Come experience the cutting edge of digital entertainment and get started creating your own virtual reality content. No experience needed.
"50 Forward" -- taking place through December 2017 -- is a grant-funded series that invites those 50+ to experiment, learn, and play with new technology. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant SP-01-16-0053-16).
Wednesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m. / Appaloosa
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Keeping Backyard Chickens
Keeping Backyard Chickens
Learn about the benefits of raising backyard chickens. Rachel Bess will share with you how to successfully raise chickens from baby chicks, how to house them and take care of them including tips to mitigate our harsh desert climate.

About the presenter Rachel Bess: I was born in the Ozarks but raised in the Valley of the Sun. My day job is creating realistic oil paintings and I show them in galleries and museums around the world. A lifetime interest in gardening combined with a dissatisfaction with the industrial food system lead me to be more purposeful in my food raising hobby. This is how I originally became interested in permaculture and raising backyard livestock which have since become great passions.
Friday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. / Mustang
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Bird Cloud Island
Bird Cloud Island
May 11, 2017 – August 31, 2017 / Civic Center Gallery
This summer installation is the annual exhibit in the Library Gallery at Civic Center Library where children and their caregivers can enjoy a relaxing fun filled adventure. Bird Cloud Island features a Mid-Century-Modern inspired hotel where you can be a Bird guest of the hotel, or a Concierge, who is the caretaker for bird life. Each path in Bird Cloud Island will start at the front desk with a color-coded pamphlet which contains instructions to complete your chosen paths. Visit for more information. Coordinated by Scottsdale Public Art
Explore some fun workshops associated with Bird Cloud Island this summer.

Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m. – Patriotic Eagle Feather Crown Workshop
Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m. – Bird Cloud Island Mask-Making Workshop
Thursday, July 27 at 4 p.m. – Macramé Hummingbird Feeders Workshop
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