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Free Summer Activities in Phoenix

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If you are looking for something to keep boredom at bay, we have tons of FREE SUMMER activities right here. Get out your calendars and don’t miss an event.

Some events may require registration, please click on the link to make sure you get all the information you need!

  • You will also want to check out all of the Free Storytimes that are available as well as our Indoor Play List.
  • You can also sign up for KidsBowlFree.com where you can get two games of bowling FREE at select locations!
  • Blue Star Museums also gives free Museum admission to Active Military and families. Check out the details and participating museums!
  • Also, The Culture Pass is another wonderful way to get access to to many museums for free. What a wonderful free summer activity!
    • The Culture Pass allows free admission to Arocsanti, Arizona Science Center, Cave Creek Museum, Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Desert Botanical Garden, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Halle Heart Museum, Heard Museum, Irish Cultural Center, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, Peublo Grande Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Superstition Mountain Museum
  • Free Museum Days
    • Arizona Science Center-Free for educators, free admission for Seniors 62 + the first Sunday of every month and Fry’s Free weekend in Sepetember
    • Children’s Museum of Phoenix-Free First Fridays, First Friday of the month from 5-9pm only
    • Desert Botanical Garden-2nd Tuesday of the Month
    • Desert Caballeros Western Museum-children are free every day (under 18)
    • Heard Museum-Free for members and Native Americans
    • Phoenix Art Museum-Wednesdays 3-9pm, First Fridays 6-10pm, Discount Tire Free Family Weekends (2nd weekend of the month)
    • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Thursdays all day, Friday and Saturday 5pm-9pm)

Friday June 1st

Great Arizona Puppet Theater Presents “My Pet Dinosaur” At Sunrise Mountain Library -Peoria (91st and Lake Pleasant Parkway)

  • 10am

Jungle Jill-Litchfield Park Branch

  • 10:15
  • 11:30

Summer Reading Kick off-North Valley Regional Library-Anthem

  • Games, and more 10am-11am

National Geographic Kids Club-Paradise Valley Mall Phoenix

  • 11am-2pm Dillards Court

Summer Reading Magic Show-Desert Sage Library Phoenix  7602 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85035

Movie Friday at the Library-Avondale Civic Center Library

  • 2pm

First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum-1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix

  • 6-10pm

Saturday June 2nd

Karate and Kung Fu at the White Tank Library Waddell

  • 2pm-2:50pm. Learn the ancient arts of Karate & Kung Fu! This class is a high energy, fun and structured class designed to enhance health, confidence, focus, and learn self defense. This class is designed for beginners age: preschoolers. Students will learn from a highly qualified and fully certified instructor. Must register
  • 3pm-3:50pm-Learn the ancient arts of Karate & Kung Fu! This class is a high energy, fun and structured class designed to enhance health, confidence, focus, and learn self defense. This class is designed for beginners ages (insert age here). Students will learn from a highly qualified and fully certified instructor. For ages 7-15. Please register.

Jungle Jill-North Valley Regional Library Anthem

  • 1pm

Family Fun Brick Builders Desert Sage Library 7602 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85035

  • 2pm-3pm. Thousands of Lego Bricks

Fiesta Del Agua-4444 N 51st Ave Maryvale Pool

  • 2pm-5pm Free Cigna Summer event, Fire deparment demo, swimming, water safety, games and prizes
  • register at 602-534-6587

Free Movie at Goodyear Community Park and June Truck Festival-3151 Litchfield Rd, Goodyear

  • Dance party at 6:30, movie after dusk, glow fun and more

Home Depot Crafts-Find a Home Depot Near You-

  • First Saturdays of the month-9am (generally) Call your local store to confirm!

Summer Reading Kick Off Harmon Library Phoenix-Saturday June 2nd 12pm-2pm

  • Wet and wild Summer reading kick off party. Water relays, dunk tank , water balloons, book giveaways and more. Wear a bathing suit/

Rockn Country Free Downtown Concerts-Wickenburg Stone Park

  • 6pm

Sunday June 3rd

Music Concerts at McCormick Stillman Railroad-Scottsdale

  • 730pm

Science Sunday at Juniper Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm Lego Block Party, School Aged

TinkerTime Ironwood Library  4333 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

  • 2pm-4pm
  • STEAM and tinkering

Monday June 4th

Craig Davis Magic and juggling Show Foothills Branch Library Glendale

  • 2pm

Movie Monday at the Library -Avondale Sam Garcia Library

  • 2pm

Tuesday June 5th

Discovery! Steam for Preschoolers (ages-3-5) Avondale Civic Center Library

  • 11am

National Geographic Kids Club-Arrowhead Towne Center

  • 11am

Summer Reading Magic Show with Eric Gilliam Acacia Library Phoenix  750 E Townley Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

  • 2pm

Art at Saguaro for Kids-Saguaro Library  2808 N 46th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

  • 4pm-5pm School age 6-11

Summer Stem-Ironwood Library 4333 E Chandler Rd Phoenix

  • 4pm-5pm

Acacia Mad Scientists-750 E  Townley Ave Phoenix

  • 5pm-6pm Drop in, STEM

Bass Pro Shops Mesa Kids Night-1133 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201

  • 5-7pm free crafts, arcade, snacks, archery and watch the fish feeding(6pm)

Wednesday June 6th

Jungle Jill’s Feathered Friends-El Mirage Branch Library-El Mirage Senior Center (next to library)

  • 10:30am-11:30am

Mark Carter Science-Palomino Library Scottsdale

  • 10:30am-11:30am
  • ages 5 and up. Magic is Science We Don’t understand. Magic tricks and more!

Reading kick off program-Velma Teague Library Glendale

  • carnival games, summer reading program 2pm

Didgeridoo Down Under Show (Austrailian Music)-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • all ages 9:30am-12noon

Wildman Phil Presents :Animals Rock-Dobson Ranch Branch Mesa

  • 1-2pm

The Magic of Richard Steele -Ironwood Library Phoenix 4333 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

  • 2pm Free tickets are required. School ages and preschool

Wacky Wednesdays Yucca Library 5648 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

  • 2pm-3pm STEAM

Summer Crafting for Kids (ages 6-12) Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library Avondale

  • 2pm

Magic & Illusions of Eric Gilliam-Civic Center Library Avondale

  • 3pm

Westgate Wednesdays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • 6-730 Chillin Like a Villian
    • Enjoy music, games & prizes, play in our splash pad, plus pose for a free photo with your favorite characters each week.

Thursday June 7th

Great Arizona Puppet Theater-Old McDonald Had a Farm-El Mirage Senior Center next to the El Mirage Library

  • 10:30am-11:30am ages 2-8

H20 Magic Show-Glendale Main Library Auditorium

  • School Aged Children 2pm

Family Summer Crafts-Litchfield Park Library

  • 10:30am Family Crafts!

Yoga Box for Teens-Litchfield Park Library

  • 2pm-3pm Teens 11-17

Steamtime-Palo Verde Library-4402 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031

  • 3pm-4pm

Supercharged Creativity with Playdoh Circuits and Electricity (ages 10-18) Civic Center Library

  • 3pm

Summer Splash Thursdays-Tempe Marketplace 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway

  • 6-7:30pm Chillin Like a villain
    • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.

Friday June 8th

Robotics Club-Litchfield Park Library

  • School Age 3:30pm-4:30pm Ages 7-12

Itty Bitty Beach Party Paradise Valley Pool Phoenix 17648 N 40th Street

  • 9:30am-11:30am 6 and under, Phoenix residents Free

Arizona’s Singing Cowboy Gary and his Trusty Horse Dusty-Sunrise Mountain Library Peoria (91st and Lake Pleasant Parkway)

  • June 8th 10am

Sizzling Summer Party-Grant Pool 712 S 2nd Ave Phoenix

  • June 9th 11am-2pm
  • Free, contact 602-534-6587 to register

National Geographic Kids Club-San Tan Village

  • 10am

Summer Reading Science Fun-Mark Carter Desert Sage Library Phoenix

  • Science of Volcanoes 2-3pm

Movie at the Library- Civic Center Library Avondale

  • 2pm

Free Splashpad Movie, Food Trucks and More-Camino a Lago Park Peoria

  • Movie is Sherlock Gnome
  • 6-9pm

Saturday June 9th

Mighty Mud Mania-Chaparral Park 5401 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale

  • 7am-12noon
  • 0-17 is free, 18+ extreme course $10

Radical Reptile Fun-Red Mountain Branch library

  • 10am-11am. Get up close with reptiles!

Didgeridoo Down Under-Peoria Main Library-85th and Monroe

  • 10am-12noon

Builder’s Club South Mountain Community Library Chapter- 7050 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

  • 10:30am Tinkertoys, for ages 6-13. for the whole family

Agave Builders Club-Agave Library  23550 N 36th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85310

  • 1pm-2pm Lego Building

Saturday Kids at Octotillo-102 W Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041

  • Stem Snap Circuits

Family FUn Creativity Zone-Desert Sage Library 7602 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85035

  • 1:30pm

Lego Club-Red Mountain Branch Library

  • 2pm-4pm legos, duplos and more

Sunday June 10th

Science Sundays Juniper Library Phoenix

  • Hands on Stem Activity-School aged 2pm

TinkerTime Ironwood Library  4333 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

  • 2pm-4pm
  • STEAM and tinkering

Monday June 11th

Movie Monday at the Library Sam Garcia Western Avenue

  • 2pm

Code Commanders-T[email protected] Library Mesa

  • 3:30-5pm coding for children (school ages)

Teen Film Camp [email protected]red Mountain Library Mesa

  • 1:30-5pm 12 -18 years old

Tuesday June 12th

Great Arizona Puppet Theater Presents My Pet Dinosaur-Civic Center Library Avondale

  • 11am

Student Art Studio-Hollyhock Branch Library Surprise

  • 4pm-6pm School age, Teens and Tweens, K-12 variety of art projects. Must register at 6012-652-3000

Summer Reading Magic Show-Acacia Library-750 E Townley Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

  • 2pm-3pm

Bicycle Basics for kids-Main Library Mesa

  • 2-3pm. be save, ages 5-11, free bike helmet

Full STEAM Ahead-South Mountain Community-7050 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

  • 4:30-6pm

Acacia Mad Scientists-750 E  Townley Ave Phoenix

  • 5pm-6pm Drop in, STEM

Bass Pro Shops Mesa Kids Night-1133 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201

  • 5-7pm free crafts, arcade, snacks, archery and watch the fish feeding(6pm)

Wednesday June 13th

Chris Lopez Magic Show-Appaloosa Library Story time room

  • 10:30am-11:15am
  • Professional magician. Comedy and magic show. Space is limited.

Mark Carter Science-Mustang Library Scottsdale Auditorium

  • 11am-12pm, Youths 5 and up. Magic and Science and more

SRP Program-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 9:30am-12noon
  • ages

Bowling for Kids-Dobson Ranch Branch Mesa

  • 11am-12 noon. ages 3-12

H20 Family Stem Ironwood Library Phoenix

  • 2pm

Wacky Wednesdays Yucca Library 5648 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

  • 2pm-3pm STEAM

Dr. T Rex-Main Library Mesa-

  • 2pm-3pm hows and whys of science. all ages

Mad Science-Red Mountain Branch Library Mesa

  • 3-5pm grades 3-8

Westgate Wednesdays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • 6-7:30pm Under the SEa Soiree

Thursday June 14th

Picasso Inspired Selfie Painting-El Mirage Senior Center next to El Mirage Library

  • 1pm-2:30pm ages 13-19

Chris Lopez Magic Show-Mustang Library Scottsdale

  • 2pm-2:45 ages 5 and up

Family Summer Crafts-Litchfield Park Library

  • 10:30am Family Crafts!

Steamtime-Palo Verde Library-4402 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031

  • 3pm-4pm

Summer Splash Thursdays-2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy

  • 6-7:30pm Under the See Soiree
    • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.

Friday June 15th

Craig Davis Magic and Juggling Show-Sunrise Mountain Library 91st and Lake Pleasant Parkway Peoria

  • 10am

Cowboy Gary and His Horse Dusty-Peoria Main Library Monroe and 85th Avenue, Peoria

  • 1am-11am

Chris Lopez Magic Show Palomino Library Scottsdale

  • 10:30am-11:15am

Didgeridoo Down Under Variety Show-El Mirage SR Center-

  • 10:30am-11:30am

Kids Music Lab-Red Mountain Branch Mesa

  • 10:30am-Mesa Pop rock trio-all ages

Build your own Musical Instrument-Red Mountain Branch MEsa

  • 11:30am-use everyday materials

Robotics Club-Litchfield Park

  • School Age 3:30pm-4:30pm Ages 7-12

Itty Bitty Beach Party Deer Valley Pool Phoenix-19400 19th Ave, Phoenix

  • 9:30am-11:30am 6 and under, Phoenix residents Free

Saturday June 16th

Chris Lopez Magic Show-Arabian Library-Story time room

  • June 16th 10:30am-11:15 and 11:30am-12:15

Karate and Kung Fu at the White Tank Library Waddell

  • 2pm-2:50pm. Learn the ancient arts of Karate & Kung Fu! This class is a high energy, fun and structured class designed to enhance health, confidence, focus, and learn self defense. This class is designed for beginners age: preschoolers. Students will learn from a highly qualified and fully certified instructor. Must register
  • 3pm-3:50pm-Learn the ancient arts of Karate & Kung Fu! This class is a high energy, fun and structured class designed to enhance health, confidence, focus, and learn self defense. This class is designed for beginners ages (insert age here). Students will learn from a highly qualified and fully certified instructor. For ages 7-15. Please register.

Simple Science of Sound-Litchfield Park Library

  • 10:30am-11:30am
  • Science activities, must register
  • must be 8-12 years old

Sizzling Summer- Alkire Pool 1617 W Papago Street Phoenix

  • Free. Contact 602-534-6587 to register

Saturday Kids at Octotillo-102 W Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041

  • 1pm-2pm Crafternoon

Didgeridoo Down Under Show-North Valley Regional Library Anthem

  • 2pm-3pm

Sunday June 17th

Music Concerts at McCormick Stillman Railroad-Scottsdale

  • 730pm

Science Sunday Juniper Library Phoenix

  • Science Investigations, special programs. 30 participant limit. School aged, 2-3pm

TinkerTime Ironwood Library  4333 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

  • 2pm-4pm
  • STEAM and tinkering

Monday June 18th

Craig Davis Magic Show-White Tank Library Waddell

  • 4-5pm, all ages

Flight School for Kids-Red Mountain Branch Mesa

  • 10:30am-Aviation experts, build a paper aircraft and more. 5+

Tuesday June 19th

Random Fandom-Harry Potter Red Mountain Branch Mesa

  • 2-3pm. school aged children

Chris Lopez Magic Show-Civic Center Library Scottsdale Auditorium

  • Tuesday June 19th 3pm-3:45pm

Imagination Lab-Science Dobson Branch Mesa

  • 4-5pm

Acacia Mad Scientists-750 E  Townley Ave Phoenix

  • 5pm-6pm Drop in, STEM

Bass Pro Shops Mesa Kids Night-1133 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201

  • 5-7pm free crafts, arcade, snacks, archery and watch the fish feeding(6pm)

Wednesday June 20th

Taiko Drumming with Eileen Morgan-Northwest Regional Library

  • Culture of Japan and Far east, lecture, instruments, Taiko Drumming
  • all ages 9:30-10:30am
  • 11:00am-12pm

Wacky Wednesdays Yucca Library 5648 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

  • 2pm-3pm STEAM

Westgate Wednesdays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • Dino World Dance Party 6-730pm

Thursday June 21st

Mother Goose Rocks the Library-Appaloosa Library-Meeting Room 1 &2

  • June 21st 10:30am-11:15 am Preschool

Juggling Comedy Show-Mustang Library Auditorium

  • 2pm-3pm
  • 10 year olds to 18 year olds will have the opportunity to do a juggling workshop

Mother Goose Rocks the Library-White Tank Mountain Library

  • preschoolers and school age 11am-12noon

Super Hero Obstacle Course-Glendale Main Library

  • 2p-3pm, children, teens tweens.

Family Summer Crafts-Litchfield Park Library

  • 10:30am Family Crafts!

Steamtime-Palo Verde Library-4402 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031

  • 3pm-4pm

Summer Splash Thursdays 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway Tempe Marketplace

  • 6-7:30pm Dino Dance Party
    • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.

Friday June 22nd

Robotics Club-Litchfield Park

  • School Age 3:30pm-4:30pm Ages 7-12
 Itty Bity Beach Party Pecos Pool 17010 S 48th Street
  • 6 and under, free. Register at 602-534-6587

Saturday June 23rd

Dr. T Rex Science-Peoria Main Library 85th and Monroe

  • 10am

Mark Carter Science-Red Mountain Branch Library Mesa

  • 10:30am & 11:45am

Create a Mystical Sea Creature-Civic Center Library Copper Gallery

  • 1pm-3pm all ages, arts and crafts

Sizzling Summer-1425 S 5th Ave Phoenix

  • Free 11am-2pm
  • 602-534-6587

Saturday Kids at Octotillo-102 W Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041

  • 1-2pm

Sunday June 24th

Mark Carter Science-Arabian Library

  • 2pm-3pm youths 5 and up
  • 3:15-4:15pm

Artisan Fest At OdySea-9500 E Via de Ventura Scottsdale

  • Outside event, marketplace, free events

Music Concerts at McCormick Stillman Railroad-Scottsdale

  • 730pm

Science Sunday-Juniper Library

  • Sci Fi Cinema-Family Science Fiction movie 2pm

TinkerTime Ironwood Library  4333 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

  • 2pm-4pm
  • STEAM and tinkering

Tuesday June 26th

Duct Tape Design-Appaloosa Library Meeting Room 1 & 2 Scottsdale

  • 3:30pm-4:30pm, teens and tweens. 10-18

Summer Reading Magic Show-Acacia Library-750 E Townley Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

  • 2pm

Rock the Frosting-Northwest Regional Library

  • 2pm-330pm enjoy making cupcakes and more. 6th-12th graders

Acacia Mad Scientists-750 E  Townley Ave Phoenix

  • 5pm-6pm Drop in, STEM

Didgeridoo Down Under Show (Austrailian Music)-HArmon Library – 1325 S 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

  • all ages 2pm-3pm

Bass Pro Shops Mesa Kids Night-1133 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201

  • 5-7pm free crafts, arcade, snacks, archery and watch the fish feeding(6pm)

Wednesdsay June 27th

Wildman Phil-Northwest Regional Library

  • 9:30am-10:00am. Creatures, comedy and more
  • 11:00am

Mother Goose Rocks the Library-Palomino Library Scottsdale

  • 10:30pm-11:15am, Preschool, youth

H20 Magic Show with Richard Steele-Velma Teague Library Glendale

  • 2pm-3pm

Duct Tape Design-Civic Center Library Knowasis Scottsdale

  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Teens and tweens

Alice in Wonderland-Glendale Main Library Auditorium-

  • 4pm-5pm

Wacky Wednesdays Yucca Library 5648 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

  • 2pm-3pm STEAM

Reptile Adventures-Ironwood Library-4333 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

  • 2pm

Westgate Wednesdays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • 6-730pm Frozen Fiesta

Thursday  June 28th

Button Making-Mustang Library Program Room Scottsdale

  • 11:00am-11:45 teens and tweens rock a new button of your own creation

Ranger Justin-White Tank Library Waddell

  •  Join Ranger Justin in the White Tank Branch Library classroom for this open house-style program where you can use your senses to examine, explore, and even touch various objects from the natural world. Get an up close look at a tiny hummingbird nest! Feel animal fur! Program will be held 1:00-2:30pm – arrive anytime during program hours and stay as long as you want!

Thingamagics Mad Hatters: Take flight and create wild and crazy headgear

  • 2p-3pm, children, teens tweens.
Super Hero Obstacle Course- Glendale Main Library
  • Can you survive all of the challenges in the Super Hero Obstacle Course? Can you survive more than once? Test yourself against the Laser Corridor, the Ramp Of Ruin and the Fire Rings of Death, plus many, many more.
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Family Summer Crafts-Litchfield Park Library

  • 10:30am Family Crafts!

Yoga Box for Teens-Litchfield Park Library

  • 2pm-3pm Teens 11-17

Summer Splash Thursdays- Tempe Marketplae 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway

  • 6-730pm Frozen Fiesta
    • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.

Thursday June 29th

Duct Tape Design-Arabian Library Scottsdale

  • June 2pm-3pm
  • Teens and tweens, Rock and roll with Duct tape designs

Family Princess Storytime-Litchfield Park Library

  • 10:15 am and 11:15 am Ticketed event. See Moana. First come first served physical presence required

Itty Bitty Beach Party-University Pool 1102- W Van Buren Street

  • Free 9:30am-11:30am
  • Contact 602-534-6587

Friday June 30th

Wildman Phil-Peoria Main Library 85th and Monroe

  • 11am-1pm

Sizzling Summer-Eastlake Pool 1549 E Jefferson Street Phoenix

  • free! 11am-2pm Register 602-534-6587

Saturday Kids at Octotillo-102 W Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041

  • 1-2pm

July is here! Let’s get ready to have some amazing activities for the rest of the summer!

Sunday July 1

Yoga @ The White Tanks Library-

  • Fridays 5/18-8/3 11:30am-1220. ages 12 and up, no children

Science Sunday-Juniper Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm. Lego Block Party

Tinkertime-Ironwood Library Phoenix

  • Ages 6-11 2-4pm

Monday July 2nd

Movie at the Avondale Library-Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library Avondale

  • 2pm-330pm

Kindness Rocks-Juniper Library Phoenix

  • 1pm-2pm Paint a rock and 3-4pm

Big Bytes-Ironwood Phoenix Library

  • Coding, ages 6-11 4-5pm

Tuesday July 3rd

Big Bytes-Mesquite Library 10:30am-11:30

  • Video games and coding 6-11

The book is Always better-Goodyear Library

  • Teens-4:30-5:30 book reading and discussion

Steam Summer Camp Creation Station Ocotillo Library

  • HAnds on experience, ages 6-17

Wednesday July 4th

Westgate Wednesdsays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • All American Bash-Firework fest, and more 5-9pm

Waterpalooza-Friendship Park 12325 W McDowell Rd Avondale

  • 10am-1pm. Independence day, Free BBQ and family friendly activities. Earn Summer reading points by attending this event

Thursday July 5th

Summer Splash Thursdays-2000 E Rio Salado Parkway Tempe Marketplace

  • 6-730pm All American BAsh
  • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.
  • Sun and Saguaros with south Mountain Environmental Education-Ocotillo Library
    • 2-3pm Hands on solar energy activity
    • ages 6-11

    Drop in Stem-Harmon library

    • 2pm-3pm ages 6-11

    Circuit Bugs-Desert Brook Library Phoenix

    • 330-5pm, ages 6-11 . Circuit bugs!

    3D Modeling-Century Library

    • 4-5pm 3D Modeling using TinkerCAd. Ages 8-17

Friday July 6th

Summer Reading-Moana Movie Desert Sage Library

  • 1pm craft and movie

Mock Trial-Goodyear Branch

  • 1-3pm
  • teens 12-18
  • curious on how the legal process works? try a mock trial

Summer REading Event:stories that Rock-South Mountain Community

  • 2-3pm
  • Fun interactive program with music and stone monsters

Movie Friday at the movie-Civic Center Library Avondale

  • 2pm-330pm Despicable me 3

Wizards of STEAM-Agave Library Phoenix

  • 3:30-4:30pm Hands on fun school ages and 6-11

Children’s Museum of Phoenix-7th Street and Washington Phoenix

  • Free night 5-9pm only

Twirling Present Colorful Future and Melissa Schleuger-Burton Barr Central Library

  • 6:30-8:30pm
  • all ages

Saturday July 7th

Karate and King Fu-White Tank Branch Library Waddell

  • 1010am-11am Preschoolers

Karate and Kung Fu =White Tank Branch Library Waddell

  • 11:10-12noon 7-15 years old

Summer Reading Fairytale fun-Mesquite Library Phoenix

  • 11-1pm. Belle and Rapunzel

Weekend Recess-Play, craft and color-Cholla Library

  • 2-3pm. coloring, crafting and gaming. 6-11

Stack em Saturdays-Century Library Phoenix

  • 3pm for ages 3-12

Sunday July 8th

Science Sunday-Juniper Library Phoenix

  • 2-3pm Stem ACtivity

TinkerTime-Ironwood library Phoenix

  • 2-4pm ages 6-11 STEAM activities

Monday July 9th

Summer Reading Fairytale Fun-Juniper Library

  • 1-2pm Belle and Rapunzel

Summer Reading Taiko Drumming-Palo Verde Library Phoenix

  • 2-3pm
  • Taiko music all ages

Summer Movie Monday-Goodyear Branch

  • 2:30pm, all ages. popcorn provided Paddington 2

Drum Circle-Foothills Branch Library Glendale

  • All ages, registration begins at 8am 7/2/2018. African Djembe Drums, Native American Hoop and hand drums

Summer Reading-Juggling-Saguaro Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm
  • Juggling and more all ages

Summertime STEAM-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 3-5pm,7-12 years old

Summer Reading Fairytale Fun-Juniper Library Phenox

  • 3pm-4pm

Paint Harry Potter-Glendale Main Library

  • 6pm-7pm teens

Backyard Stargazing for everyone-Glendale Main Library

  • 7pm-9pm. Short lecture and telescopes. All ages

Tuesday July 10th

Summer Reading Treasure Island-Century Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm all ages

Summer Reading Juggling-Harmond Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm James Reid

Summer Reading Science Fun-Acacia Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm

Nailed It! Teen Edition-Agave Library Phoenix

  • 3pm-4pm 12-18 years old. Pinterest craft activities

Pokeman Play-Cesar Chavez Library

  • 6-730pm all ages, school aged, teens

Wednesday July 11th

Libraries Rock the Olympics-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 9:30am-12noon. Games and activities. All ages

Lab Rats-Goodyear Branch

  • 11:30-12:30pm
  • ages 6 and up. Science experiments.

New Phoenix Voices-Teen Poetry and Open Mic South Mountain Library

  • 1pm-2pm

Hampstead Stage Company Presents Treasure Island-Velma Teague Branch Library Glendale

  • 2pm-3pm children and families

Magic Steele-Cholla Library Phoenix

  • 2-3pm magician. All Ages

Science Fun with Mark Carter-Ironwood Library Phoenix

  • Scientific knowledge, ages 6-11
  • 2-3pm

Summer Reading Taiko Drumming-Desert Broom Library Phoenix

  • 2-3pm

Family H20 Stem Labs-Juniper Library Phoenix

  • 230-330pm, water cycle, water stations all ages

Wild Wednesday Sand Painting-Glendale Main Library

  • 4pm-5pm
  • Ages 5-11

Westgate Wednesdays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • 6-730pm Priate and Princess party

Summer Crafting for Kids-Sam Garcia Library AVondale

  • 2pm-3pm Butterfly magnets-6-12

PotterPalooza-Harry Potter Party Civic Center Library

  • 3pm-4pm Potions, photo booth, costumes encouraged

Thursday July 12

Thursday Thingamajig-Mark Carter-Glendale Main Library

  • 2pm-3pm. Trex and bears. ages 6 and up

Summer Reading:Juggling-Ocotillo Library

  • 2pm-3pm
  • James Reid All ages

Summer Reading Magic Show-Yucca Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm Richard Steele

Treasure Island-Agave Library Phoenix

  • 2pm-3pm. All ages

Summer Reading Craft Time:Sun Prints Juniper Library Phoenix

  • 3-4pm art work, school aged 6-11

Builder Bonanaza-Desert Broom Library Phoenix

  • 3:30-5pm Legos, magnets and more

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet-Velma Teague Library Glendale

  • 4pm-5pm Crafters 6 and under will need help. No registration required

Summer Splash Thursdays-2000 E Rio Salado Parkway Tempe Marketplace

  • 6-730pm Princess and Pirate Party
    • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.

Friday July 13th

Gary Lazok & His Amazing Magic Show-Peoria Main Library

  • 10am-11am

Movie Friday at the Library Civic Center Library Avondale

  • Smurfs, the lost village 2pm-330pm

After Hours Miniature Golf for Teens-Velma Teague Branch Library Glendale

  • 6pm-8pm Ages 12-18. Come for golfing and pizza, make buttons and hang out.

Saturday July 14th

Arizona Science Center Anatomy-White Tank Branch Library Squid dissection

  • 10am-11am grades 2-6 must register

Arizona Rick the Great Grand Canyon Balloon Show-Goodyear Branch

  • 10:30am, all ages

Musical Teen Silkscreening Workshop-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 2-4pm. Teens, 6th-12th grade.

Monday July 16th

Mark Carter Science-Magic is Science we don’t understand-Foothills Branch Library Glendale

  • 2-3pm

Family Movie Monday-Goodyear Branch

  • 230pm Spiderman Homecoming (PG13). Popcorn provided

Summertime STEAM-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 3-5pm,7-12 years old

Kahoot Libraries Rock-Glendale Main Library

  • 6pm-730pm . Teens trivia challenge

Tuesday July 17th

Lip Sync and Air Guitar Battles-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 2-3pm. 6th-12th grade

Wednesday July 18th

Police Station Tour-Avondale Police Station-11485 W Civic Center Drive

  • call to register 623-333-2602 10am-11am

Crafternoons-Goodyear Branch

  • 11:30am ages 6 and up. registration required

Summer Crafting for kids Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library Avondale

  • 2pm-3pm ages 6-12

Pokemon Estravaganza-Velma Library Glendale

  • 2pm-3pm. craft, tournaments and more

More to Explore Civic Center Library Avondale

  • Steam based program, play and make crafts. Slime 3-4pm

Family Bingo Night @ White Tanks Library

  • 5:30-6:30pm. Snacks, bingo ad prizes. Registration required

Anime Club-Civic Center Library Avondale

  • ages 10-18, 5:30-6:30pm

Life sized board game night-Foothills Library Glendale

  • 6-7pm for teens

Westgate Wednesdays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • 6-730pm Superhero Sunsation

Thursday July 19th

Rocking Robin-El Mirage Senior Center- Next to library

  • 10am-11am

Thursday Thingamajig-Peter Rabbit Great Arizona Puppet Theater-Glendale Main Auditorium

  • 2-4pm all ages

Summer Splash Thursdays Tempe Marketplace-2000 E Rio Salado Parkway

  • 6-730pm Superhero Sensation
  • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.

World Music Family Workshop-Sounds of the Rainforest-Velma Teague Library Glendale

  • 6pm-7pm Kids of all ages

Friday July 20th

Mark Carter Science, Gadgets, gizmos and Gyroscopes-Sunrise Mountain Library Community Room

  • 10am

Karate and Kung Fu-White Tank Branch Library Waddell

  • 1010-preschoolers
  • 11:10 school students

Movie Friday at the Library-Civic Center Library Avondale

  • Paddington 2 2pm-3pm

Saturday July 21st

Mark Carter Science-Goodyear Branch

  • 10:30am & 11:45 Electricity! all ages

Taiko Drums-Peoria Main Library 85th and Monroe Peoria

  • 11am-12noon

Tween/Teen Recycled Crafts-Velma Teague library Glendale

  • 1pm-3pm ages 10-18 no registration required

Let’s Make Music and the White Tank Library

  • Teens and Adults
  • 3pm-4pm 13 and up

Monday July 23rd

Henna Body Art for Teens and tweens-White Tank Library

  • 12pm-2pm ages 10-18

Movie Monday at the Library-Sam Garcia Western Library Avondale

  • 2pm-3pm Ninjago

Movie Monday at Goodyear Branch

  • 2:30pm Ninjago Popcorn Provided

Construction Mania-Foothills Library Glendale

  • 2pm-245 or 245-330pm
  • all types of building materials-toys, legos, lincoln logs, magnetix and more

Tuesday July 24th

Musical Water Color Tattoo Workshop for Teens-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 2pm-3pm 6th-12th grade

CAFE Flutes-Litchfield Park Library

  • 7pm-8pm Flute ensemble all ages

Wednesday July 25th

Lab Rats-Goodyear Branch

  • ages 6 and up science lab. registration required

Family Robotics Night-Litchfield Park Branch

  • 6-7pm. Play with robots, ages 8-13 Must register. Snacks provided

Westgate Wednesdays-6751 N Sunset Blvd

  • 6-730pm Facebook poll fan favorite

 Thursday July 26th

Thursday Thingamajig-Glendale Main Library

  • 2pm-3pm

Summer Splash Thursdsays-Tempe Marketplace 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway

  • 6-730pm Facebook Poll for fan favorite.
  • Join us for free weekly summer fun! Enjoy music, games, prizes and dancing. Plus, meet your favorite film characters and get a free downloadable photo with them each week. Every week will offer a distinctive family-fun experience with different themes, unique games and new characters.

Friday  July 27th

  • 10am-11am Please register starting 6/27

Magical Michael Steele’s Variety Show-Peoria Main Library 85th and Monroe

  • 10am-11am
  • 10:30am-11:30am

Movie Friday at the Library Civic Center Library Avondale

  • 2pm-330pm Beauty and the Beast

Library Murder Mystery-Civic Center Library Avondale

  • 6-8pm. Snacks, drinks, music nand fun. call to register 623-333-2602

Saturday July 28th

  • 1100am-12noon Register starting 7/7

Monday July 30th

H20 Magic Show-Foothills Library-Glendale

  • 2pm-3pm. Tickets given out at 145 in Youth department

Movie Monday-Goodyear Branch

  • Thor-pg13 2:30pm. Popcorn provided

Summertime STEAM-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • 3-5pm,7-12 years old

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