Fountain Hills Library – Busy Fall Schedule, Great Programs

FOUNTAIN HILLS BRANCH LIBRARY; OCTOBER 2014 PROGRAMS

 

Kids Reading Room at LibraryCHILDREN

HAPPILY EVER AFTER ON THURSDAY

October 2, 9, 16, 23 (Thursdays) 1 p.m.

Toddlers, birth to 3-years-old, are invited to join us each Thursday morning for age-appropriate stories, activities, & crafts. This month’s theme is “Mother Goose.” Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

PAWS 2 READ

October 4 & 18 (Saturdays) 10-11:30 a.m.

Ages 4-12. Paws 2 Read pairs registered therapy animals, such as Roy (a Yellow Lab) and Yankee (a Goldendoodle), and their handlers with young readers. These dogs love to be read to and enjoy the company of children. Participants increase their reading levels and word recognition naturally, without intimidation, and develop a greater desire to read. A 15-minute time slot with animals will be available by sign-up sheet on the day of the program. Children’s Area. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

LIGHTBULB LAB—MYSTICAL MIRRORS

STEM @ THE LIBRARY

October 4 (Saturday) 3-4 p.m.

Ages 5-8. For many years mirroring was considered some kind of magic. We now know that mirrors reflect light according to physics rules. Discover these rules and play with various types of mirrors for unique reflections. Registration needed. Conference Room.  Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

ONCE UPON A MONDAY

October 6, 13, 20, 27 (Mondays) 10-11 a.m.

Preschoolers, 3-5-years-old, are invited to join us each Monday morning for age-appropriate stories, activities, & crafts. This month’s theme is “Frightfully Fun Fall.” Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

STEM @ THE LIBRARY—NASA’S BEST

October 18 (Saturday) 10 a.m.-12 noon

Ages 4-11. Join us for a fun, hands-on learning experience with the Challenger Space Center Arizona. NASA’s BEST teaches the Engineering Design Process through simple and age-appropriate activity guides based on a return to the moon. Registration needed. Reading Lounge. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

TWEENS WRITE-ON

October 1-31 (All Day)

Ages 9-12. Looking for a fun way to express yourself? Write-On! is a self-directed, creative writing activity. Tweens have a chance to write poetry, secret codes, cartoon captions, and much more! This month’s theme is “Oh My, Pizza Pie.” Exchange your completed project for a small prize. Look for your creative work on the Write-On! bulletin board. One activity sheet per library visit. Worksheets/supplies in Children’s Area. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TWEENS & TEENS;  MINECRAFT TOURNAMENT

October 3, 17, 31 (Fridays) 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Ages 10-18. Do you play Minecraft? Join our 2-player 4-team tournament and compete for 1st place. Participants are required to be 10 and older. Registration required. Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TEENS;  GUITAR CLUB (PERFORMANCE NOT INSTRUCTION)

October 6 ,13, 20 & 27 (Mondays) 4- 5 p.m.

Bring your axe and come shred with us.  Beware discussion may ensue about theories, tricks, tips & techniques. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friend’s of the Library. Centennial Circle. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

CHAIN REACTION (VIDEO CLUB)

October  1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 (Wednesdays) 4- 5 p.m.

Chain Reaction is a group of teens with an interest in creating videos. Help with pre-production (writing); production (filming); and post-production (editing).  Chain Reaction works with live-action and animation.  Check out our group and help us create a collaborative work each month. Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

HUNGER ARENA COMMITTEE

October 7, 14, 21 (Tuesdays) 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Mockingjay is coming out soon, and we’ll be creating a competitive Hunger Games Arena here for a November ’14 event outside in the Centennial Circle. Help us plan this event from 3:30-4:30 p.m.   Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

TEEN COUNCIL

October 28 (Tuesday) 3:30-4:30p.m.

Fountain Hills Branch Library wants you on our Teen Council. Plan & implement activities and performances; represent your community; and support your library. Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

ALL AGES

STEM @ THE LIBRARY—FAMILY ENGINEERING

October 8 (Wednesday) 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Arizona Science Center presents a program for families. Family Engineering increases public understanding and appreciation of the role engineering plays in everyday life. It promotes creative problem solving, teamwork, and communication, as well as introduces families to the variety of exciting careers available in engineering. Reading Lounge. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

E-DEVICE SUPPORT

October 11 & 25 (Saturdays) 12:30-2 p.m.

Need support downloading library items to your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other e-device? We can help! Stop by the library with your portable device and instructions on alternating Saturdays. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

ATTENDEES NEED TO COME PREPARED AS FOLLOWS:

            With your portable device and instructions

            Devices should be fully charged

            Bring your USB connection device cable

            Bring your library card, user ID and password

Devices should be set up with e-mail account access and passwords

Bring your laptop if you have one

 

PUZZLE FRIDAY

October 17 (Friday) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drop by any time throughout the day and spend some time working on a jigsaw puzzle! There will be a puzzle for all ages in the Reading Lounge area and puzzles for kids in the children’s area. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

FRONT PORCH PERFORMANCE—ART OF MUSIC

October 18 (Saturday) 2 p.m.

Husband and wife guitar duo, Art of Music, have delighted audiences for over a decade in the Valley of the Sun gracing many fine occasions with their sophisticated style and extensive repertoire. Both of their CDs feature selections representing eclectic musical styles, ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Jazz, Original and Contemporary. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Reading Lounge. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

STAR PARTY

October 23 (Thursday) 7-10 p.m.

Join Fountain Hills Astronomical Society and Fountain Hills Library as we present Star Party: The desert southwest is the ‘astronomy capital’ of the United States. Here the sky is always a source of spectacle, inspiration, and discussion. Bring your lawn chairs and telescopes for a unique experience of direct observation of the moon, planets, their moons, galaxies, star clusters, and gaseous nebulae. You’ll be awed by this natural spectacle! Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Centennial Courtyard. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

KINDLE E-BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY

October 25 (Saturday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Join us to learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s Overdrive service to read on your Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite or other Kindle. To download an eBook during the class, please be sure your Kindle has already been registered with Amazon.com and bring your Amazon.com username and password and your library card and PIN. Registration needed. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org

 

ADULTS

ESPANOL FOR BEGINNERS

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Fridays) 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Always wanted to learn Spanish? Here’s your chance. Our local instructor provides an opportunity to learn and make mistakes in a relaxed and comfortable environment…and you’ll have fun while doing it! Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

REEL DISCUSSIONS

October 4 (Saturday) 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Like to talk about the films you watch? Join the “Reel Discussions” group at the library! Watch a film and participate in an interesting discussion afterwards. Even the popcorn is free! Ask at the customer service desk for this month’s title. Conference Room. Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library, Fountain Hills Branch.  Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

READING CLUB

October 7 (Tuesday) 3-5 p.m.

Read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

October 16 (Thursday) 3-5 p.m.

Read Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carla Brunt.

Discussion questions and meeting dates are available in our Reading Club booklet on the tables near the customer service desk. Conference Room. Funded by Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Fountain Hills Branch. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

MYSTERY READING GROUP

October 13 (Monday) 6:30-8 p.m.

Do you enjoy reading “who-done-its” whether  they are courtroom thrillers or cozies? Want to discuss these books with other mystery lovers & discover new authors? Join the Mystery Reading Group. September’s title is The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. Funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Fountain Hills Branch. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

IDENTITY THEFT

October 21 (Tuesday) 10 a.m.-12 noon

ID theft and fraud go hand-in-hand and Arizona is on top of many lists as the worst state. We will review the most common threats, focusing on protecting ourselves from the daily exposures we are faced with and what to do if you are a victim. Presented by the Society For Financial Awareness. Conference Room. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

October 1 (Wednesday) 9-10:30 a.m.

For new computer users, no experience needed! Learn the parts of a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard and how to open and close windows. Registration is needed. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

COMPUTER HELP

October 11 (Saturday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Have questions about computer topics? The library can help! Come with basic computer questions about the Internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, the library’s Web page, library downloads or online job applications. Registration is needed and is limited to 3 people per session. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

 

USING WEB-BASED E-MAIL

October 15 (Wednesday) 9-10:30 a.m.

Already have Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Outlook.com, but you’re not sure how to use it? Join us to learn more about sending and reading messages, replying, forwarding, deleting messages, saving messages in folders, sending attachments, creating an address book and more. Participants should bring the Web site, username and password needed to access their e-mail. Mouse, keyboard and scrolling skills are needed. Registration needed. Maricopa County Library District’s Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 602.652.3000. www.mcldaz.org.

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