December 2023

Ultimate Family Play Date & Concert

Celebrate the holiday season at this free family event! There will be three interactive activity zones from 9 a.m. - noon for kids and teens ages 0-18, a mini golf course, face painting, balloon animals, music performances, food vendors, a mimosa garden for the adults and more. A family-friendly concert performed by the band Smashed will perform from noon-1:30 p.m. Learn more.


9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Scottsdale Civic Center

Teen Holiday Gift Craft

Make a festive gift to give to a family or friend, or to keep for yourself!


4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Mustang Library (ages 10-18)

3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Arabian Library (ages 10-18)

4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Appaloosa Library (ages 10-18)

3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Civic Center Library (ages 12-18) 


PowerPoint Class

Looking for ways to be digitally creative? This one-session workshop on PowerPoint will teach you the basics and give you time to create festive digital invites with no mess or added expense!


2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Civic Center Library

Coming Up Close to Homelessness

Cultural anthropologist Cathy Small and Ross Moore, a veteran experiencing homelessness, share their touching story that led to a co-authored book. Explore how public perceptions affect those experiencing homelessness while encouraging a message of empathy and connection.


3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Civic Center Library

Hometown Happy Hour: Thunderbird Fields

Through photos and stories presented by community historian, Joan Fudala, learn how a bit of Hollywood glamour and gumption helped thousands of U.S. and allied military pilots earn their wings in Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and Glendale from 1941-1945, making up the four 'Thunderbird Fields'. 


5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Mustang Library

Holidays with the Library

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New York Times Cooking

Find dozens of recipes for all your winter holiday traditions with access to New York Times Cooking from Scottsdale Public Library. Access New York Times Cooking on our Newspapers and Magazines page and redeem the subscription code to begin your holiday meal planning today.

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Find the perfect gift!

Need help finding the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Check out official merchandise from the Friends of Scottsdale Public Library. With multiple designs, colors, styles and sizes - there is something for everyone! Funds raised support literacy programs for all ages and help ensure that all Scottsdale Public Library events and programs are free to the public.

Holiday Closures

All Scottsdale Public Library locations, including Pony Express at Appaloosa Library, will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday and on Monday, Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday. See a full list of our holiday hours.

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