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​Programming Updates for Burton Barr Central LibraryGraphic of a spiral-bound calendar

We are working hard to relocate and/or reschedule Burton Barr Central Library programming while the library is closed. Please see below for information on where and when programs are.
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Science Café

Please join us the second Thursday of every month and learn about scientific topic from an expert. Science Cafés are a grassroots movement welcoming all people to participate. These are dynamic, two-way interactions between a scientist and the public. The public is empowered to learn and the scientist speaker gains valuable perspective on his or her own work. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Second Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Cholla Library 

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Mapa Para Su Negocio

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Library

​College DepotGraphic of graduation cap and other graduation icons

College Depot is now offering services at:

The Emmett McLoughlin Community Training & Education Center
1150 S. 7th Ave., Phoenix 85007

To make an appointment to visit with College Depot advisors, please email college.depot@phoenix.gov or leave a voicemail at 602.261.8847.

MACHGraphic of science icons

Hacker Haven

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Harmon Library

Coder Dojo

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Harmon Library

3D Modeling for Beginners 

Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
South Mountain Community Library

3D Modeling for Beginners 

Thursdays from 4:00 -5:30 p.m.
Century Library

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Level Up!

Do you like board games? Card games? Tabletop games that defy description? We do too.

While some people are content to just play games...we know you want to do more. You want to MAKE the games!

We’ll talk about what makes games work, what makes them fun, and how to design them.

Then we will challenge YOU to make a game!  At the end of the program we will have games that everyone can play! 

This program is part of a research grant partnership with ASU.  Program attendees will be interviewed and recorded for research purposes.  Attendees will be required to have a photo release form filled out by their guardian on file. 

Level Up! Harry Potter Edition

We have learned that muggles 'love' board, card, and tabletop games! If you do as well, we invite you to Level Up! with Professor Parker-Brothermier to imagine and create as part of our new Muggle Studies course!

Class will be held on December 2, 9, and 16, followed by the Yule Ball on December 16 to showcase student games and get feed back from the muggle public. For this special class, we ask students to plan to attend all three days so they may finish and test their games. School robes and attire are encouraged, but not required.

Saturday, December 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ironwood Library

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