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Communities are comprised of a diversity of experiences and perspectives and the voices that emerge from those experiences and perspectives. We believe that these voices make for a richer, more meaningful experience for all.

Join Phoenix Public Library in enjoying and learning from the many voices of our community through monthly themes meant to educate, entertain and inspire.

Human beings are naturally driven to create and the New Year is often a good time to start with a clean slate from which creativity can flourish for those with a creative itch. Whatever you are hoping to create, we are here to help with the shared experiences of fellow creatives from all over. This month, we are celebrating the diverse and inspirational voices of creative people. We hope that dipping into their experiences and considering their words of wisdom will help you to grow into and feed the creativity you have within you. Mix it up a lot or a little. It's your year.

See below for resources, books, and films that capture the many voices of those who create and who want to inspire those who create.





​Spark the Kids' Imagination


​Attend a Creative Program

Get your creative juices flowing with a free library craft program.

Be inspired by visiting a library art exhibit or learning about art at a library program.

Get Creative with our eLibrary

All eLibrary resources are free and available 24/7 with your Phoenix Public Library card.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This collection offers hobby enthusiasts hundreds of full-text magazines and books, videos, thousands of recipes and more, all within a unique, easy-to-use interface.

AtoZ World Food

Get creative in the kitchen! AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world and is the only database that covers food culture in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia. 

Universal Class - Online Classes 

Learn something new today - choose from nearly 500 online classes facilitated by instructors. Topics to spark your creativity include: Acrylic Painting 101, Adobe Photoshop 101, Cake Decorating 101, Creative Writing, Digital Photography 101, Face Painting 101, Floral Arrangement 101, How to Draw 101, Interior Design 101, Introduction to Music Appreciation, Knitting 101, Soap Making 101, and Traditional Scrapbooking 101, Watercolor Painting 101, and Western Calligraphy.



Flipster is an easy to use, online newsstand.  Access Flipster's library of popular magazine titles from any computer, laptop, or mobile device that is connected to the internet and click on a magazine to view it immediately within your browser.  Users have access to a variety of popular titles including those with a focus on crafts, hobbies, art and design! Learn more about Getting Started with Flipster.



The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films. Learn more about getting started with Kanopy or go directly to the collection.


Get Inspired with a Culture Pass

Check out a Culture Pass for FREE admission for two people at participating arts and cultural institutions including Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art​.

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