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April 2019 at Cesar Chavez Library - 3635 W. Baseline Rd.  All programs are free!

Library Hours: Mon. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Tues. 10:00 AM-8:00 PM. Wed. 10:00 AM-8:00 PM. Thurs. 10:00 AM-8:00 PM. Fri. Closed. Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sun. 1:00 PM-5:00 PM


For additional programs or possible changes, please check our calendar at


Looking for a job? Updating your resume? The Virtual Workforce Station is a dedicated computer and printer to use for job searching and related activities.  Reservation blocks of two hours may be made with a Phoenix Public Library card. For more information, visit the library.


  • Babytime with Sign for Walkers: Mondays, 10:30 AM - Babies, 1-2 years (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babies and caregivers are also introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Using sign language speeds babies' language development. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.

  • Babytime with Sign for Crawlers: Mondays, 11:30 AM - Babies, 0-12 months (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babies and caregivers are also introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development.  Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.

  • ToddlerTime: Tuesdays, 11:15 AM - Two year olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a session dedicated to active toddlers. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.

  • Discovery Time: Thursdays, 11:15 AM - Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old (accompanied by a favorite adult). Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.

  • Sit, Stay, Read: Tuesdays, April 9 and 23, 6:30-7:30 PM   - Read to a dog -- therapy dogs love to listen to stories! Our friend Monty, a gentle Australian Shepherd, will be waiting for you at the library. It will make him so happy to hear you read books! Bring your own book or take one from our shelves and spend some time with Monty. Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and lots of fun, too!) 


  • PS4 Teen Time: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, and 23, 4:00-5:00 PM- Join us to play PS4 games in the teen area.  Compete against your friends or make some new friends! All teens are welcome.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.

  • Teen Crafternoon:  Thursday, April 4, 4:00-5:00 PM - Hey Teens!  Join us the first Thursday of the month for an hour of crafty fun at Cesar Chavez Library. This month we are making another awesome project.  It’s FREE and everything is supplied.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.


  • Pokemon Play: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, and 23, 6:00-7:30 PM Are you a Pokemon enthusiast aged 6 through adult?  Would you like to play the card game with others? How about trade cards or play the game with your 3DS?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, then join in.  We have decks or you can bring your own.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library. 

  • Family Art Night: Thursday, April 4, 6:30-7:30 PM Join us for Family Art Night the 1st Thursday of each month. We provide all supplies; you supply the creativity! A new, fun art/craft will be presented each month that all family members will be able to do.  FREE!  Event held in the Children's area of the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library. 

  • Family LEGO Night: Thursdays, April 11 and 18, 6:30-7:30 PM Join us for a fun and casual time building, creating and designing your favorite LEGO forms. Geared for ages 8 (tween) and above, but bring the whole family for a chance to interact, play and enjoy facetime! Event held in the children's area. 

  • Family Science Night:  Thursday, April 25, 6:30-7:30 PM Bring out the scientist in you! Come explore science, technology, engineering and math with the Betty Fairfax High School STEM club volunteers. Each month, there will be a new theme with various activities for everyone in the family to enjoy! Meet in the back of the children's area of the library for lots of fun!  FREE!  Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library. 


  • Accidental Crafter: Sunday, April 7, 2:00-3:00 PM Are you a reluctant/inexperienced crafter? Are you looking for projects but don't know where to start?  Come join us first Sunday of every month for an hour of creativity and fun at Cesar Chavez. This month we are creating another awesome project. All materials are provided.  FREE! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.

  • Water 101: Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 PM-7:00PM Learn more about where your water comes from, how water gets to us, how we use water, where it goes, and how Phoenix is planning for the future. Presented by the City of Phoenix Water Services Department.

  • Knitting/Crocheting Group:  Saturday, April 13 and 27, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Join us to learn how to knit or crochet or to share your knitting and crocheting skills with the group.  All ages and skill levels are welcome on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month.  Please bring your own supplies.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Senior Adults and Those Who Care for Them: Please check our online calendar for special senior-focused programs being offered in April.  


Please visit the center located in the library for more information on programming and resources.


April 2019 at Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center 102 W. Southern Ave. 

Monday - Closed. Tues., Wed., Thurs. - 11 AM to 7 PM. Friday - Saturday - 9 AM to 5 PM. Sunday - 1 PM to 5PM

WORKFORCE PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS Join us at the Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center for help with job searching, resumes, and online job applications, along with the following fun and interactive free workshops. 

  • Drop-In Employment Assistance- During Business Hours: Get help with resume writing, searching and applying for jobs online and more. You are also free to sit in on a class that is in session. No registration required!
    Friendly House Workforce Assistance Wednesday, April 3rd & 17th from 12 PM – 4 PM - Friendly House’s Workforce Assistance Program empowers individuals and families in the community to become self-sufficient through education, job placement, and occupational training. 

  • Computer Basics 1 - Tuesdays from 11 AM - Noon - Hands-on, introductory class designed for individuals with no previous computer skills. The focus will be learning how to operate a computer including keyboarding and using a mouse. 

  • Resume Writing- Thursdays from 11 AM – Noon. Let us help you take your job history and turn it into a professional resume or, help you improve your current resume for today’s job market. Basic computer skills will be helpful to get the most out of this class. 

  • Internet Job Hunting- Fridays from 11 AM - Noon - Learn how to search for jobs and use the best techniques to display your professionalism online. 

  • Job Hunting Over 50- Wednesday, April 17th from 11 AM – Noon - Learn how to best market your skills and how to complete a successful interview at any age. 

  • Google for Job Hunting- Saturday, April 6th from 11 AM - Noon - This class will focus on using Google Apps to organize your job hunt. In this class you will learn how to store, edit, create, and share files using your Google account. A Gmail account is recommended for this class. You can also create one during the class.

  • Social Media and Networking- Saturday, April 13th from 11 AM - Noon - Facebook isn’t your only option. Learn how to use social media to your advantage while job hunting. This class will focus on how to develop your social media presence and how to use that presence to network and get the job that you want! 

  • Interviewing- Saturday, April 20th from 11 AM - Noon - This class is designed to help job hunters sharpen their interview skills to meet the needs of the employer. We will look at the top interview questions, how to prepare for the interview including what not to wear, and what to do after the interview. Computer skills are not necessary for this class

  • LinkedIn - Saturday, April 27th from 11 AM - Noon - Use LinkedIn to connect with the professional world (Think Facebook for the job hunter). In this class you will create a Linked In account and navigate through the process of building your brand. Basic computer skills will be helpful to get the most out of this class

  • Employer Engagement Series- Wednesdays from 12 to 2 PM Meet with a different employer each week to learn about available jobs, fill out applications, or even have an interview on the spot.


  • BabyTime with Sign- Fridays from 10:30 AM – 11 AM - Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babies and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language.

  • Family Storytime- Tuesdays from 6 PM – 6:30 PM - Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to six years old accompanied by a favorite adult.  

  • Saturday Kids Saturdays from 1 PM – 2 PM - Join us every Saturday for fun and learning activities!

    1st Saturday of the Month: Lots-O-Legos!

    2nd Saturday of the Month: STEAM; Snap Circuits

    3rd Saturday of the Month: Crafternoon

    4th Saturday of the Month: Game-A-Thon

    5th Saturday of the Month (when applicable) -Surprise Activity!

  • Why Not Wednesdays? (For Teens) Wednesdays from 4 PM -5:30 PM - After school just got a whole lot more fun!  Every Wednesday after school we have a space set aside just for tweens and teens—no little kids allowed! 

  • Little Bytes- Fridays from 2 PM to 2 PM - Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 

Kindergarten Bootcamp- Saturdays from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, from April 6th – May 18th - Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2019? If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks. Only register with your child’s name, adult registrations are not necessary. This series meets on the following dates: April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th. This program is only for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2019. Not entering kindergarten in Fall 2019? Check out Preschool Prep. Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at

Learn more

For all PHXWorks programs at all locations, visit the Phoenix Public Library calendar. For more workforce resources, visit the PHXWorks website

April at 2019 - South Mountain Community Library 7050 S. 24th St.

Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. │Fri-Sat 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.│Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Monday, April 1st – Cesar E. Chavez Day and Sunday, April 21st – Easter

Children’s Programs

  • BabyTime – Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Ages birth to 23 months with caregiver.

  • ToddlerTime – Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months with caregiver.

  • DiscoveryTime – Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.  Focuses on science/math concepts for ages 3-5 with caregiver.

  • Preschool Prep – Most Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school. Ages 3-5 with caregiver.

  • Kindergarten BootcampApril 6 – May 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kindergarten Bootcamp is a free, seven-week program for you and your 2019 kindergartener. Learn the skills your child will need to be successful in school. Space is limited. Register today to save a spot! To register, or for more information, visit or call 602-262-4636 (for TTY dial 7-1-1). 

  • DIY Storytime – April 26, 10:30 a.m. Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun, fast-paced program. Ages 0-5 with caregiver.

  • 3D Modeling – Will return summer of 2019. Learn the basics of 3D modeling. Create simple shapes and assemble them into
    complex creations using TinkerCAD. Ages 8-17.   

  • Big Bytes – Every Thurs. March 21– May 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. What do video games, robots, and self-driving cars have in common? Code! Join us to learn with, Kodable, Scratch, Tynker, HTML & more. Ages 8-17.

  • Builders Club – April 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Use LEGOS to build a creation and have it displayed in the library. Ages 6-13.

  • Sit, Stay, Read – April 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children can come and read to a therapy dog to help improve their reading skills. Sponsored by, Phoenix Public Library, and South Mountain Community College.

  • HAMA Time – Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April 6– Faux stained glass candle holders. April 13–  Builders Club (see above) April 20–  Design and create using egg shakers. April 27–  Make a shoe box guitar. Join us to make, create and play! Ages 8-17.                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • FitPHX Energy Zone – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Free program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for students ages 10-14. Brought to you by the City of Phoenix Dept. of Parks and Recreation, ASU-Mayo Clinic Obesity Solutions, and Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health.      

  • Teen Programs                                                                                                                                                                                  Teen Time – April 2 & 16, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Drop into the Limitless Lounge for movies, crafts, games, and more.

Adult Programs

  • Rain Gardens – April 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join a Water Department outreach Specialist to learn about earth-friendly yards. Use earthworks to design a yard that will harvest water from your soil and plants. 

  • Landscape Watering 101 – April 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join a Water Department Outreach Specialist and learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants.

  • KonMari Organizing 101 – April 2, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Join us as Cathy Pérez, a certified KonMari consultant, gives you an introduction to executing the world-renowned KonMari Method of Organizing. Special attention will be given to paper-challenged humans. Bring a piece of clothing to learn folding and storing techniques. And of course, bring your questions. Spark joy!

  • Quilting Club – April 25, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Bring your favorite quilting supplies and share your creations with fellow quilters in a fun, relaxing environment. Ages 16 and up.

  • 4th Annual Quilt Show – April 11 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. All are welcome to view our club’s creations. 

  • SMCL Book Club – April 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This month’s book is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. May’s book is The Shack by William P. Young. Come join the conversation.

  • Literary Circle – April 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. This month’s book title Some Soul to Keep by J. California Cooper.   May’s book is Becoming by Michelle Obama. Come join the conversation.

  • Computer Classes – Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. April topics: Introduction to Publisher, Introduction to Excel, Basic to Intermediate Excel, Phoenix Public Library’s Downloadables & Databases, Free tickets are available 15 minutes prior to beginning of class. Limited seating.