Can’t find the event you want? Visit our Event Page and Search for Events

September 26th, 2017

Gangplank Avondale Hacknight

Join us for Hacknight every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm at Gangplank Avondale.
September 26th, 2017

Gangplank Avondale Hacknight

Join us for Hacknight every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm at Gangplank Avondale.
September 26th, 2017

Code Club

Do you love video games? Sign up for Code Club!
September 26th, 2017

New Discoveries At Montezuma Castle National Monument

Matthew Guebard, Archaeologist for the Montezuma Castle National Monument, will describe new discoveries in his talk entitled: "New Discoveries and Native American Traditional Knowledge at Montezuma Castle National Monument."
September 26th, 2017

Payson Water Festival

Arizona Water Festivals instill a deeper understanding of water in the earth system and Arizona’s water resources through a community water festival event, teacher professional development workshop, and extensive volunteer and community involvement.
September 26th, 2017


Learn the basics of using spreadsheet software.
September 26th, 2017

Adobe Photoshop Elements: Next Steps

Enhance your editing and organizing skills using the more advanced Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor.
September 26th, 2017


Join us for an hour of Lego building fun.
September 26th, 2017

Create It: Sewing

 Drop in our new night every Tuesday with your sewing project and use our sewing machines or bring your own.
September 26th, 2017

Exercise Your Brain: Neurobics (Keep Your Brain Alive)

Neurobics use your 5 senses and emotional sense in unexpected ways to shake up your everyday routines.
September 26th, 2017

STEAM Storytime

Introduce your preschooler to STEAM!
September 26th, 2017

O Hohokam Civilization’s North Periphery – An Archeological Debate

Join archeologist Scott Wood to explore the fascinating prehistory of the northern periphery of the Hohokam cultural tradition. 
September 26th, 2017

Android Basics

Using an Android tablet, Kindle Fire, or smartphone, discover how to change settings, move icons, put your machine to sleep or turn it off, and connect to Wifi.
September 26th, 2017

Email for Gmail Users

This class will show you what your Gmail account can do for you.
September 26th, 2017


Join us for STEAM fun every Tuesday as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through hands-on activities.
September 26th, 2017


Do you love LEGOs?
September 26th, 2017

Grizzly Cave: Explore Technology

Come to the all-new, amazing Grizzly Cave!
September 26th, 2017

Coding for Kids

Youth ages 8-14 are invited to learn to code in SCRATCH on laptops in the teen room.
September 26th, 2017

Seed Library Garden Tending

The wonderful community garden project outside of the Joel D Valdez Main Library was started in 2012 as a way to re-energize & beautify Jacome Plaza with publicly accessible decorative & edible garden spaces for people the eat from, engage with, and enjoy.
September 26th, 2017

Educator Webinar: Exploring Focus Wild Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department's award-winning Focus Wild Arizona program provides numerous resources to educators.
September 26th, 2017

Up, Up, and Away: A Special Aviation Storytime

In this special edition of Preschool Storytime, our friends from Falcon Field visit the library for stories and songs all about airplanes.
September 26th, 2017

Gmail Basics w/

In this class, you will create a Gmail account, and learn how to send and manage email messages.
September 26th, 2017

Acacia Mad Scientists

Experiment with science at this weekly STEM night!
September 26th, 2017

Device Advice

Come to the Desert Broom library for assistance with downloading ebooks to your new ereader, tablet, or smart phone. 
September 26th, 2017

LEGO / Duplo Club

Do you love LEGOs?
September 26th, 2017

Coder Dojo

What do video games, robots and self–driving cars have in common? Code!
September 26th, 2017

Hacker Haven

Calling all scientists!  
September 26th, 2017

STEAM Activity Night: Snap Circuits

Mark your calendars for a free, fun, hands-on celebration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities.
September 26th, 2017

Little Bytes

Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again!
September 26th, 2017

3D Modeling for Beginners

Learn how to design your own 3D printed masterpiece!
September 26th, 2017

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Children may ask to use our S.T.E.A.M. KITS in the S.T.E.A.M. Kit area adjacent to the Y.S. desk
September 26th, 2017


School aged kids will learn about science, math, art, and technology in this program.
September 26th, 2017

Family Build Day

Bring the whole family down to play with building toys for all ages.
September 26th, 2017

2017 Fall Fest: Natural Environment and Biodiversity

We are excited to feature UA President Robert C. Robbins, who will speak on the strength of environment at UA.
September 26th, 2017 - September 26th, 2017

The Newest in 3D Technology for Education – Lunch and Learn

During this hands-on workshop you will explore and learn about some of the newest, current, easy to use, and affordable 3D printers and scanners for education to inspire the next generation of innovative problem solvers in engineering, auto mechanics, art, drams, biomedical, science, and more.
September 26th, 2017

University of Arizona Mirror Lab Tour

Have you ever seen a telescope mirror three-stories in diameter?
September 26th, 2017

Toddler Tales

Your toddler will delight in this special time for science themed stories, songs, games, and more.
September 26th, 2017

Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land

This art exhibit explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people.
September 26th, 2017

Digging Up a Dinosaur Brown Bag Lunch

Touch fossils, handle tools and hear how paleontologists find, excavate, remove and prepare dinosaur remnants.
September 26th, 2017

Forests, Fires and Floods Brown Bag Lunch

Bring your brown bag lunch and learn how the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project is working to reduce the risk of unnaturally devastating wildfires and floods.
September 26th, 2017

LOCKs Preschool Astronomy

Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKs) Preschool introduces young minds to astronomy through hands-on activities.
September 26th, 2017

Fire Science and Nursing Afterschool Workshop

Practice emergency life-saving techniques and learn firefighting skills.
September 26th, 2017

Science Challenge

Something scientific this way comes!
September 26th, 2017

Crafty Corner Science Edition

Express your creativity with fun STEM crafts that get you thinking.
September 26th, 2017

Beyond the Dorms: Trails in Your Watershed

Explore the winding Rio de Flag and trails through Sinclair Canyon less than two miles from NAU dormitories.
September 26th, 2017

Saving, Improving Lives Through Engineering

Find out how W. L. Gore & Associates is engineering medical products that save and enhance lives around the world.
September 26th, 2017

How a Robot Can Help You Walk

In this biomechanics-focused talk, find out about wearable robots and musculoskeletal models to help children with physical disabilities walk.
September 26th, 2017

Uranium Mining: Environmental and Biological Impacts

In conjunction with the art exhibition, Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land, find out what scientists have learned about impacts from uranium mining
September 26th, 2017

For the Love of Rats

 Find out why the Pizza Rat of New York is the model creature for  developing humane animal control technology that could one day help manage wild camels in Australia, feral dogs in Russia and prairie dogs in your backyard.
September 26th, 2017

Movie Night: Hidden Figures and Panel Discussion

Enjoy the movie then hear from female STEM professionals who were inspired by those who  smoothed the path for a rewarding career.
September 26th, 2017

Marshmallow Construction

Children will have as a blast as they design and create structures using toothpicks, spaghetti, and marshmallows!
September 26th, 2017

Upbeat Activity Hour

During this activity expect to increase your heart rate while performing actions that are geared towards strengthening your heart!
October 3rd, 2017

Fifty Forward: Virtual Reality

Continue to explore the realms of virtual reality.
October 6th, 2017

From the Amazon to Arizona: Geography of America’s Wide Empty Spaces

“From the Amazon to Arizona: Geography of America's Wide Empty Spaces” presented by Francois - Michel Le Tourneau.
October 14th, 2017

Soap Making at the Fort Lowell Museum

 Discover the history of soap as you make your own.
October 18th, 2017

Mad Science

Design and carry out experiments to help you learn more about science — the fun way!
October 19th, 2017

Introducción al Excel

Aprenderá lo básico de Excel y aprenderá como crear una presentación. 
October 28th, 2017

Device Advice

Need some hands-on assistance accessing all the great downloadable materials and online resources available through the Phoenix Public Library?
November 12th, 2017

Intro to Woodworking

In this introductory workshop guests will learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools.
December 2nd, 2017

Liberty Wildlife “Biomimicry and Batesian Mimicry”

You can take self guided tours through our eco-friendly building, interactive learning lab and our interpretitve trail where you will find many birds of prey
December 6th, 2017

Create Club

Join us for snacks, board games, Minecraft, and a different activity every week, such as robots, button making, paper airplanes, and art!
December 8th, 2017


Play Minecraft for free on the Library's laptops!
December 11th, 2017

Birds of Tohono Chul

Learn to identify residents and those just passing through, plus information on habits and habitat.
December 29th, 2017

PVPL Kids Code Club

Coding is all about creating instructions and information for computers using a language they can understand.
December 30th, 2017

3D Printer – Building w/Zack

Join Teen Librarian, Zack, in building the library's 3D printer. 
January 13th, 2018


Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO.
January 25th, 2018

Create Thursday (12-18 Years)

Tap into your creative side by helping staff design posters to highlight our monthly book displays, develop fun Arduino activities with our very own Arduino circuitry kit, or design cool templates to print your own t-shirt with our own t-shirt screen printers!
February 7th, 2018

GreenBiz18: Lowering Your Fleet’s Footprint with Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable natural gas (RNG) can be an important alternative to diesel and gasoline for companies looking to lower their carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier environment.
February 7th, 2018

GreenBiz18: GreenBiz Guru Lunch: The B Corp Movement – Tools for Embedding Purpose into Your Organization

There are now over 2,300 Certified B Corps and more than 5,000 benefit corporations around the world.
February 8th, 2018

3D Modeling for Beginners

Learn how to design your own 3D printed masterpiece!
February 14th, 2018

Coder Dojo

What do video games, robots and self-driving cars have in common? Code!
February 17th, 2018

Master Gardener Presentation: Insects in Our Gardens

Many insects are present in our gardens and most are beneficial or cause minimal damage to plants.
February 21st, 2018

Build-n’- Play

This program encourages creativity through building activities with various blocks, connecting toys and more.
February 22nd, 2018

Public Health Nurse Visit

A Public Health Nurse from the Pima County Health Department will be available to assist library customers with their health questions.
March 7th, 2018

Master Gardeners: Container Gardening

See how gardening in raised beds or other containers saves water, keeps away critters, and minimizes strain on your knees and back.
March 10th, 2018

Y-Science for All!

Families are invited to experience STEM fun and games during this FREE community event at the various YMCA locations valleywide!
March 13th, 2018

Block Party

Let's play with LEGO and DUPLO bricks!
April 16th, 2018

How Things Grow Storytime

Spring has sprung!
April 20th, 2018


Play Minecraft for free at the library!
April 28th, 2018

LEGO / Duplo Club

Imagination and creativity encouraged!
May 4th, 2018

Science With A Twist: Trek, Wars and Who II

May the 4th be with us, as we go to a galaxy far far way at this Science With A Twist happening on May's First Friday.  
June 19th, 2018

Science in Music at Kingman Library

Explore Boomwhackers, learn about the science of pitch and develop a musical ear