Caldecott Books and Art for Kids
Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.
Blending art with award-winning children’s books, this program introduces budding young artists to the wonderful world of illustrations. This month, learn about They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. All registered children will receive a personal copy of the book. For children, grades K-2. Register online, at the Youth Desk or call (928) 777-1537.
Outdoors Explorer Club
Thursday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
Explore the library ecosystem on a scavenger hunt, then help plant a small garden. Use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) to learn more about the natural world. For children, ages 8-12. Register online, at the Youth Desk or call (928) 777-1537.
Reader’s Theater Workshop for Kids
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
Get ready to shine! School-age children in grades three-five will work with Prescott Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to learn about reader’s theater and practice short skits for a family performance. Scripts will be adapted from beloved children’s books. Register online, at the Youth Desk or call (928) 777-1537.
Trick-or-Treat for Little Ones
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.
Stories and songs followed by trick-or-treating around the library. Costumes are encouraged. For children, ages 0-5.
Halloween Wheel O’ Treats and Costume Parade
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m.
Show off your Halloween costume in a library parade, then spin the wheel for a special treat! No registration required. For children of all ages. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.
Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.
Master builders assemble. We’ll provide the LEGOs and lots of space. You bring your imagination and enthusiasm. For children, ages 5 and older.
Coffeehouse Concert Series: Tom and Christa Agostino
Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.
Coffeehouse Concerts will showcase local and regional talent with an emphasis on original music. The series is hosted by local singer songwriter Jo Berger and will feature a variety of acoustic contemporary and traditional styles of music. October features folk artists Tom and Christa Agostino. They have been performing throughout Arizona since 2002, opening for artists like Tom Chapin, Carrie Rodriguez, Gypsy Soul and Acoustic Eidolon. Tom is also the host of the long-running Folk Sessions weekly radio show on Prescott Public Radio, 89.5 FM. Join us for great music and free coffee! This event is presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.
Islamic Law: What is it?
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m.
As of 2014, Islamic Law has been banned in Arizona, but what is Islamic Law? Professor Edith Szanto will provide an overview of the history of the five schools of Islamic Law and will explain their geographic and methodological differences. We will cover dietary restrictions, as well as family law, including marriage, divorce, custody and inheritance. This lecture seeks to inform those interested among the general public, to raise awareness and to answer any questions you might have.
Spend an Intimate Hour with Mary Shelley
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! Local performer Deirdre Mary Rogers will portray Mary in a theater piece about her life and her novel. She will discuss her tempestuous romantic life, her revolutionary novel Frankenstein and her shared creative inspiration with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Costumes encouraged, come dressed as a monster or character from your favorite scary book or movie. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.
Library programs are presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.