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Essentrics Full Body Fitness

9:30am - 10:30am
Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being
Event Details:
ESSENTRICS® is a full body fitness program designed to re-balance the entire body through simultaneously stretching and strengthening. Lifting and lengthening different parts of the body helps to unlock the joints, improve mobility, increase energy, ...

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gentle Chair Yoga

11:00am - 12:00pm
Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being

Gentle Chair Yoga

Yoga for Every Body!  If you are new to yoga -- chair yoga is a great way to start!  It is safe, fun, and there’s no downside to using chairs for fitness.

Non-fit people or folks a little disconnected from their bodies can give themselves permission to try something as non-threatening as moving while sitting in a chair.

Fit people can still ‘feel good’ from discovering the deeper breathing connected to the slower movement.  

You are only one yoga class away from a good mood!  

Marina started practicing yoga in 1995, and for the past seven years has taught locally.  Marina also offers Gentle Yoga every Wednesday at 11:00 am.  Chairs are provided.

Questions about Gentle Chair Yoga please contact instructor, Marina Kachur, at 480-510-6572 or yokama14@gmail.com.

Cost: $10 cash, paid to instructor at each class

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Craft N Chat

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts & Crafts
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts

Craft 'N Chat

Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, bead, or practice another table craft? Join other local enthusiasts weekly for companionable creating and conversation. Any portable craft is welcome! New crafters and all skill levels are always welcome! 

Have a craft you're not quite sure how to start, or need a little help or inspiration? Craft N Chat is a collaborative of creatives who are happy and eager to help! 

No registration | Questions, please call 480-488-2286 

Free but a donation to the Desert Foothills Library is appreciated.

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tai Chi - Qigong for Everyone!

9:00am - 10:00am
Health & Wellness
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones / Coates Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Tai Chi – Qigong for Everyone!

Tai Chi & Qigong is a self-care practice.  It is a choice of a healthy lifestyle and living well.  It improves balance, flexibility, brain plasticity, inner peace and overall wellness. This class is offered every Tuesday from September 2022 – March 2023 (plus Thursday, October 6th & 13th) and every Tuesday and Thursday from April 2023 – July 2023 .  Bina Bou is a senior trainer at IIQTC.  She has been sharing the ancient practice for over a decade in our community.  She believes no matter where you are on your healing journey Tai Chi practice can help improve your quality of life.  To learn more about her classes visit www.MindBodyFocusQi.com

No registration.  Questions, please call 480-488-2286 

Questions about Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone please contact instructor, Bina Bou, at bina.b75@gmail.com

Cost: $10, paid to instructor at each class 

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones / Coates Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, Family
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Children ages 3 to 6 years old and their families are encouraged to join Miss Dawn for a storytime featuring developmentally appropriate songs, movement, & stories to foster early literacy skills.  This program is intended for ages 3 to 6...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted. 

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. 

All About Hands

12:30pm - 1:45pm
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Purpose of Meeting
H.A.N.D.S is a unique educational seminar and fitness class consisting of stretching, movement, breathing and hand specific exercises. Is it difficult to use your hands due to pain or weakness? Is your sleep disrupted from hand numbness or throb...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Informal MahJongg - Unsupervised Play

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Games, Hobbies
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Main Floor Periodicals
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Informal MahJongg play for any level! Groups, individuals, and recent students of MahJongg 101 & 102 looking for a place to come and enjoy playing with people in your community.  This group is unsupervised; basic knowledge of game play requi...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Game Cafe

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Games
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
This event is in the "Youth & Teen" group.
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Arizona Room
Age Group: Youth & Teen
Program Type: Music
Event Details:
For students who know how to read music and play violin, viola, or cello in first position.  students enjoy playing simple pieces of music together in a group and increase their ability to engage with other young musicians.  Tuition fee req...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books To Die For: A Murder Mystery Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Book Club
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Coates Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
3rd Tuesday of the month: April 16, May 21, and June 18 Here at Desert Foothills Library, we're booked on crime! Join us each month for the Books to Die For Murder Mystery Book Club. This book club is for lovers of all forms of mystery novels. We ...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Strength Training for Women

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Health & Wellness
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Strength Training for Women

If you’ve never lifted weights in your life – and many people haven’t - why should you start now? The answer is simple: Muscle tissue, bone density and strength all decrease over the years. These changes open the door to injuries and accidents that can compromise your ability to lead an independent and active life. Strength training can play a huge role in slowing bone loss and is one of the most effective ways reverse much of this decline. 

Come join us for an hour of targeted exercise where we will focus on making our bodies stronger as well as emphasizing the importance of maintaining and improving our balance. Studies attest that strength training can help you manage and sometimes prevent conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis. It can also protect vitality and make everyday tasks more manageable.  

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel, water and your weights. Please start with your lightest weights (2-3 lbs.) 

Start the New Year off by giving yourself the gift of good health! 

One Time Class Fee of $20.00, payable to instructor at the beginning of your first class 

Class limited to 20 participants 

Instructor: Joanne Rebollo 

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Youth & Teen" group.
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Arizona Room
Age Group: Youth & Teen
Program Type: Music
Event Details:
For students who are able to read music and play violin, viola, or cello beyond first position, focusing on playing different styles of music, the ins and outs of playing together in an ensemble, following a conductor, and increasing skill on their i...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Painter's Palette - Open Paint

9:00am - 12:00pm
Arts & Crafts, Hobbies, Mental Well-Being
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Arizona Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies, Mental Well-Being
Event Details:
Picasso, van Gogh, Michelangelo and YOU! No matter what medium you prefer to create with, all are welcome to join The Painters Palette! Open to all, this gathering is the time to let your creative juices flow. Bring your paints, pastels, watercolors,...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gentle Yoga

11:00am - 12:00pm
Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being

Gentle Yoga

Yoga for Every Body! Through a slow flow of poses coordinated with the breath you’ll begin strengthening your heart, bones, balance and sharpening the mind. You are only one yoga class away from a good mood! Marina started practicing yoga in 1995, and for the past seven years has taught locally.  Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket.

Questions about Gentle Yoga please contact instructor, Marina Kachur, at 480-510-6572 or yokama14@gmail.com.

Cost: $10 cash, paid to instructor at each class

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ukulele Jam Session - Open Play

12:00pm - 2:15pm
Hobbies, Music
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Arizona Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hobbies, Music
Event Details:
Pick out a few of your favorite songs, grab your ukulele and come jam! We will be accessing our music online, so bring your tablet or iPad, as well as a music stand, ukulele, and anything you like to get your jam on! Invite your friends and joi...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Event Details:
Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks can be easy through the library’s digital collection! Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone with questions about Libby, Cloud Library, any of the apps the library offers, and basic questions about your p...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Canasta - Open Play

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Games
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games
Event Details:
The card game “Canasta” is a Spanish word that means basket. A very old card game that has over 20 different versions and is played all over the world. Easy to learn and can be played with 2, 3 or 4 players at each table; this fun game is sure to ent...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Youth & Teen" group.
This event is in the "School Age Children" group.

Tales4Tails

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Education
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Imagination Lab
Age Group: Youth & Teen, School Age Children
Program Type: Education

Tales4Tails

Looking for an opportunity for your emerging or early readers to practice their skills? Please come visit Logan, DFL’s resident certified therapy dog, who loves being read to. Reading aloud builds independence and confidence. Bring a book from home or, better yet, borrow one from the library!

 

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tai Chi - Qigong for Everyone!

9:00am - 10:00am
Health & Wellness
Cancelled
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones / Coates Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Tai Chi – Qigong for Everyone!

Tai Chi & Qigong is a self-care practice.  It is a choice of a healthy lifestyle and living well.  It improves balance, flexibility, brain plasticity, inner peace and overall wellness. This class is offered every Tuesday from September 2022 – March 2023 (plus Thursday, October 6th & 13th) and every Tuesday and Thursday from April 2023 – July 2023 .  Bina Bou is a senior trainer at IIQTC.  She has been sharing the ancient practice for over a decade in our community.  She believes no matter where you are on your healing journey Tai Chi practice can help improve your quality of life.  To learn more about her classes visit www.MindBodyFocusQi.com

No registration.  Questions, please call 480-488-2286 

Questions about Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone please contact instructor, Bina Bou, at bina.b75@gmail.com

Cost: $10, paid to instructor at each class 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Literary Salon

10:00am - 12:00pm
Book Club, Hobbies
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Arizona Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Hobbies
Event Details:
3rd Thursday of the Month, 10am-12pm  Facilitated by Andrea Markowitz, join other enthusiasts as we open discussion on a new topic each month! Choose any book, or other medium (film, music, stage play, podcast, art, etc.) that you feel really...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Babytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Education, Storytime
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones / Coates Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Education, Storytime

Babytime

Babies and young toddlers are just starting to understand the world and what’s going on around them. Join Miss Dawn for stories, songs, bounces, sensory play, and more! All of these elements help young children develop the skills necessary for learning to read. Each session will also feature tips for caregivers on how to set that early foundation for later reading.

Have an older sibling who needs to come along? Please bring a "lovey" for your older child to use as their "baby" during the lap sits and fingerplays. They love this!

This program is for ages 0 to 2 years. This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted. 

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drum Circle - Healing Rhythms

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobbies, Mental Well-Being, Music
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones / Coates Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hobbies, Mental Well-Being, Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 41

DrumCircle – Healing Rhythms

Join us for a fun and interactive drum circle led by trained HealthRhythms facilitator, Frank Thompson. Drum circles are a form of recreational music-making proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, promote joy, and a sense of well-being and to build community. All drums and percussion instruments provided. No musical experience required! If you have a heartbeat, you can drum. Open to all adults, all ages.  

RSVP at dfla.org | Questions, please call 480-488-2286 

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Youth & Teen" group.
This event is in the "School Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Brain Powers chess (K12 Beginner-Intermediate)

3:45pm - 5:45pm
Education, Games
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Arizona Room
Age Group: Youth & Teen, School Age Children, Tweens
Program Type: Education, Games
Event Details:
Brain Powers teaches the game of Chess and other games rooted in concentration of thought and strategic principles for K-12 and adults, offering class and one-on-one instruction.  Teaching the tactics and strategies of Chess and other ...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Alcoholics Anonymous

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being
Library Branch: Desert Foothills Library
Room: Jones Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Mental Well-Being
Event Details:
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday. If the Library is closed, the meeting is held on the Waterfall Terrace.  ...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.