Mesa Public Library

October 2015 News

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Big Book Sale

Fri - Sat | October 16-17 | 9am - 4pm | Main Library

Readers rejoice! Our Big Book Sale is BACK this month! We'll turn the lobby of the Main Library into a bargain-hunting bibliophile's paradise for two whole days. Yessir, we'll have books, audio-books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, magazines, and more! Be sure to come early, the best stuff goes quickly!


Halloween Boo!

Be sure to wear your costume to these special Halloween storytimes and trick or treat at the library!

Tuesday, Oct 27th, 10:30-11am @ Main Library

Tuesday, Oct 27th, 10:30-11am@ Mesa Express Library

Wednesday, Oct 28th, 10:30-11am @ Dobson Library

Thursday, Oct 29th, 10:30-11:30am @ Red Mountain Library

Like to garden? Use our new seed lending library!

Mesa Public Library and Garden Pool are happy to announce a new seed lending library!

Find out what it's all about at our grand opening celebration.

Seed Library Grand Opening
Saturday, Oct 17th, 12 - 1pm @ Main Library
Mesa Public Library and Garden Pool are happy to announce a new seed lending library! Join us for a reception and ribbon-cutting to celebrate our new joint venture.

Start Your Winter Garden From Seed
Saturday, Oct 17th, 10:30 - 11:30am @ Main Library
Learn which seeds to sow in October to ensure a great winter harvest.


Do Your Library Thing...On the Light Rail!

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Congratulations to our contest winners! Even though our contest is over, keep on doin' your library thing on the light rail. There are lots of things the library offers to keep you occupied on your ride. Stop by The HotSpot to learn how you can download books, audiobooks, music, and magazines to your device.

Don't want to miss out on future library contests? Follow us on Facebook!

P.S. the Main Library is just 0.2 miles from the Main St. & Center St. light rail stop!


Local & Visiting Authors @ the Library

-Stephanie Jefferson is our featured local author for October. She has written four books in the Princess Kandake series for Tweens.

Chat with Stephanie on:

Saturday, Oct 3rd , 1-3pm @ Main Library.

Saturday, Oct 17th, 1-3pm @ Dobson Library.

Saturday, Oct 24th , 1-3pm @ Red Mountain Library.


-Peggy Bishop, author of Secrets of Organization, and Leslie Ann Wood, author of Bullied But Not Beaten: Years of Torment and Threats of Murder Reveal Ways to Combat Bullying will be sharing a book signing event.

Saturday,Oct. 10th, 1-3pm @ Red Mountain Library.


-Walt Christophersen, author of A Temporary European and By Ship, Train, Bus, Plane & Sometimes Hitchhiking , will appear for a book signing on:

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 1-3pm @ Red Mountain Library.


October Featured Events

Flash Bach with cellist Zuill Bailey @ Main Library

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 11am-5:45pm

64 East 1st Street

Mesa, AZ

See one of the premiere cellists in the world, ZUILL BAILEY, when he gives a pop-up performance of Bach compositions! His rare combination of celebrated artistry and technical wizardry as well as his engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. Don’t miss this free performance!

Presented by Mesa Arts Center in partnership with Mesa Public Library.

THINKspot 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 1-4pm

635 North Power Road

Mesa, AZ

Come celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with a "Day of Making!" Learn how to use our new digital sewing machines; you can make an item for yourself, and one for a local child in need with materials on hand. Learn about our 3D printer, studio, and other technology available for your use. demos at 2:30 and 3:30 will introduce you to this great free online tool for learning. Light refreshments (and other surprises!) will be provided.

Read Across The Globe @ Red Mountain Library

Monday, Oct. 19th, 10am-7pm

635 North Power Road

Mesa, AZ

Hear a story at the top of every hour and help us reach a world record of the most children being read to in one day!
It's part of Read Across the Globe ,helping people experience the joy of reading and the importance of literacy. And don't forget to check out some books and read at home too

Read Across the Globe Special Storytime @ Mesa Express Library

Monday, Oct. 19th, 10:30-11am

2055 South Power Road

Mesa, AZ

Join us to for a story, music, and a craft when local author Dave Harper reads his book entitled Barnaby Bellows the Big Blue Bear. This special story time supports Read Across the Globe, a volunteer undertaking meant to shine the light on literacy around the world. Join us in raising literacy awareness and be counted in reaching a world record of the most children being read to in one day. Ages 3-5.

Financial Workshop: Investing Basics

Monday, Oct. 5th, 6-7pm

2425 South Dobson Road

Mesa, AZ

Financial Workshop: Investing Basics*

Mon | Oct 5 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | DR

Mon | Oct 26 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | MN

Learn the basics of Investing. The first 25 registered attendees will receive a free book.

*Registration is required

Sour Grapes of Wrath @ Red Mountain Library

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 5-7:30pm

635 North Power Road

Mesa, AZ

Come find out who-dun-it at this presentation of Sour Grapes of Wrath murder mystery interactive performance. Please arrive by 5:00pm - when the library closes. The program will start soon after, and last until 7:30pm. Don't forget to come dressed in your finest Wine Country attire! This program will have adult content including talk of a murder and adult situations.

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Mesa Public Library

A world of information and ideas within reach of every resident.

With four great branches to serve you!

Main Library

64 E. 1st St., Mesa AZ, 85201

Dobson Ranch Branch

2425 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa AZ 85202

Red Mountain Branch

635 N. Power Rd., Mesa AZ 85205

Mesa Express Library

2055 S. Power Rd. Suite 1031, Mesa, AZ 85209