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Start the Year Off RightBack to School
Apples, pencils, notebook paper and homework! We have what you need to get back into the swing of things and help your student master the new school year.
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September 4Sanchez and Sax
Join us for a program with writers Erika Sánchez and sam sax at Burton Barr Central Library. Learn more.
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September 12Danez Smith
Join us for a program with poet and performer Danez Smith. This presentation will explore the idea of audience while debunking the myth that our audience is either everyone or no one. Learn more.
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Staff PicksVickys Tools for School SPF
These books will help your young child prepare for school with fun, kind, and humorous characters. Meet Vicky.
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For FunJust Read
This month, read for FUN! Read with us!
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Explore Your StateArizona Room
​Located on the 2nd floor of Burton Barr Central Library​, the Arizona Room offers a research collection on the heritage, lifestyle and geography of the desert Southwest. Learn more.
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eResource FeatureUniversal Class
Learn something new today - choose from nearly 500 online classes facilitated by instructors. Visit eLibrary with your library card and choose “Universal Class” to get started.
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A Yummy PerspectiveVoices Foodies
In August, we will celebrate the foodie voices of our generation and throughout history. Check out our cornucopia of foodie books, eResources, and film.
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Grow a GardenSeed Library
Discover our Seed Library. Attend a workshop or visit one of our Seed Libraries soon!
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Read with Us!One Book One Phoenix
One Book, One Phoenix is the first City of Phoenix community-wide reading program. Join your community this summer in reading one of three readily-available titles from June 1 to August 31. Learn more.
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Show Your Art with Us!Call for Artists 2020
Burton Barr Central Library will be seeking proposals for exhibition in its @Cental Gallery in 2020. Proposals will be accepted September 1-30, 2019. Learn more.
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Call for AuthorsJust Read Local Author Fair
Arizona authors may submit an application to exhibit their books at Phoenix Public Library's Just Read Local Author Fair on November 2. Learn more.
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Things to DoEvents
Find out what is going on at a Phoenix Public Library location near you!
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eBooks & MoreeLibrary
Download eBooks, music, magazines and more - free with your library card.
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Browse for BooksBooks
Browse or search for books, find staff picks & recommendations.
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Browse for MoviesMovies
Browse or search our DVD collection, find staff picks & recommendations.
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Browse for MusicMusic
Browse or search our music collection, find staff picks & recommendations.
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