February 2024

February is Black History Month

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The Underground Railroad & The Dunlap Mansion


Come and hear local speaker Jim Dunlap share about the history of his family's ancestral home in Bridgewater, Pennyslvania, the site of one of the stops in the Underground Railroad.


1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Mustang Library

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Scottsdale for All Storytime


(ages 0-5) Listen to stories and particpate in fingerplays, music and rhyming activities designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. This month's theme is Black History.


10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Civic Center Library

Celebrate Lunar New Year

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Ring in the Lunar New Year with stories, crafts and activities. Celebrate the Spring Festival with Asian cultures around the world, bringing forth good luck for the upcoming year!


Lunar New Year Celebration (all ages)

11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Mustang Library

Time Travel Club - Ancient China (ages 8-12)
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Civic Center Library

Lunar New Year Family Storytime (ages 0-5)

6:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Arabian Library

Adventures in Nature

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ANYONE Can Walk the Camino in Spain

Are you intrigued by the idea of walking the Camino Frances in Spain? Local Scottsdale residents Darryl and Kathleen Toupkin recently completed the entire length of the walk and will share their experience and helpful hints during this presentation.


10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Civic Center Library

Architectural Design Principles for the Sonoran Desert

This presentation will explore the Sonoran Desert and the environmental conditions that suggest how appropriate architecture should respond to these conditions.


5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Mustang Library

Raise Money with Birdies for Charity 2024

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The WM Phoenix Open returns to Scottsdale on Monday, Feb. 5 and The Friends of Scottsdale Public Library is participating again in the Birdies for Charity fundraiser for the fourth consecutive year! Pledge a set amount for every birdie scored at the WM Phoenix Open and the Friends will receive a 10% matching bonus from Thunderbirds Charities once $500 in donations are reached. Donations must be received by Sunday, Feb. 11. Select "Friends of Scottsdale Public Library" when prompted for your charity.

Pledge Today

All Things Senior Expo

The All Things Senior Expo & Tradeshow is back! If you are looking for information about healthcare, senior housing, municipal services, recreation, technology, transportation or entertainment, the All Things Senior Expo & Tradeshow will provide lasting connections to help enhance your quality of life.

Exhibitor spots are still available! Submit an application today if you are interested in sharing your senior-focused products and services at the EXPO.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Your Digital Newsstand

There are now two ways to read the world-class journalism of The New York Times! Scottsdale Public Library is proud to offer three-day access for The New York Times daily digital newspaper with archives going back to 1851. In addition, the Pressreader digital newspaper app has included The New York Times in their collection of thousands of local, national and international newspapers. Pressreader is a one-stop app for everything from The Economist to the Times of India to The New York Times - explore your world!

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Holiday Closures

All Scottsdale Public Library locations, including Pony Express at Appaloosa, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, for the Presidents' Day holiday. See a full list of our holiday hours.

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