Prescott Public Library

215 East Goodwin Street
928-777-1500

Library Mission

Prescott Public Library is the learning center of our community and the place people turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information.

Community needs drive our services and we take a personal interest in ensuring that they are delivered in a welcoming, convenient and responsive manner.


Upcoming Events at Prescott Public Library

Popcorn and Pages Book Club

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 4:00pm
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Lapsit Storytime

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 9:30am
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Preschool Storytime

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 10:30am
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Third Friday Chamber Music Series

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 3:30pm
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Family Storytime

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 11:00am
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Toddler Storytime

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 10:00am
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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 10:00am
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Lapsit Storytime

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 9:30am
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Preschool Storytime

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 10:30am
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Family Storytime

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 at 11:00am
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Haunted Prescott

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Toddler Storytime

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 10:00am
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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 10:00am
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Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Little Ones

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 10:30am
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Haunted House for Kids

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 5:00pm
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It's A Mystery Book Group

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Popcorn and Pages Book Club

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 2:00pm
Prescott, AZ
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Adult Movie Series

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 5:00pm
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Computer Basics: Internet I

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 10:00am
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Caldecott Books and Art for Kids

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 11:00am
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Outdoors Explorers

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 4:00pm
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Recent News

Internet to Go - Check Out a Wi-Fi Hotspot at Prescott Public Library

Thanks to a $4000 grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, Yavapai County residents will now be able to borrow the Internet just like a book. Wi-Fi hotspots provide 24/7 access to the Internet with unlimited data on a…

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Coming to Prescott

Beginning this September, families in the Prescott area can register their children for the Prescott Area Imagination Library (PAIL) and receive a free book in the mail every month from birth until the child’s fifth birthday! The Prescott Area…

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Prescott Public Library Awarded $15,000 Grant For StoryWalkr In Granite Creek Park

Prescott Public Library was awarded $15,000 for the StoryWalk at Granite Creek Park project. The grant-funded StoryWalk will be created along the walking path at Granite Creek Park with a completion date of April 2020. This project is supported by…

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Wi-Fi Hotspot Grant Awarded To Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library was awarded a grant in the amount of $4,000 for Wi-Fi Hotspots to loan to library cardholders. This grant-funded project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of…

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Prescott Public Library Adds Film Streaming Service, Kanopy - August 30, 2018

With Kanopy, Prescott Public Library patrons will have access to more than 30,000 films. The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at Prescott Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to…

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You Too! Accessibility Expo at Prescott Public Library

Do you have vision or hearing loss? ? If you’d like to learn about the latest assistive technology from the experts, then don’t miss the You Too! Accessibility Expo at Prescott Public Library.- Meet local and state service providers and…

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Volunteers Honored at 2017 Prescott Public Library Volunteer Luncheon

Volunteers for Prescott Public Library were honored and thanked for their library service at luncheon provided by the Friends of the Library on December 6.  In the past year 172 volunteers provided the library with 14,163 hours of service -…

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Prescott Public Library Sunday Hours Restored

Prescott Public Library Sunday Hours Restored Sundays, beginning October 1, 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m.The City of Prescott is pleased to announce that Prescott Public Library will once again be open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning October 1. On…

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Prescott Public Library Announces New eBook Program for Children and Teens

Prescott, AZ -- More than 4,000 additional books are now available to children and teens in the Prescott Public Library area, thanks to Open eBooks, a grant-funded program.Stop by the Youth Services desk and mention "Open eBooks" to get instructions…

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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Honor Local Vets with Cents for Soldiers

Prescott Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is always looking for ways to serve the community. Last November teens decided to honor local veterans by making “Cents for Soldiers” collection jars.  For three months the teens and their…

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Dr. Burton A. Clark Presents Copies of His Book to Prescott Public Library

Dr. Burton A. Clark, a firefighter for over 40 years and retired Management Science Chair at the National Fire Academy, recently presented a copy of his book I Can’t Save You But I’ll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture to Chief Dennis Light…

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Prescott Public Library Partners with NASA's LIFTS Program

Prescott Public Library was recently selected to partner with NASA's Library Initiative for Teachers and Students (LIFTS) program.As a LIFTS partner, Prescott Public Library is now home to a wide range of NASA educational materials! This new…

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Prescott Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power…

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Prescott Public Library - Local Teens Participate in National Reading Project

Prescott Public Library’s Teen Books and Bites Book Club has been selected as one of 20 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as an official book group for YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens’ Top…

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Prescott Public Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2017

Prescott Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 17 at 9 a.m. Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of…

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Prescott Public Library will be closedfor Christmas (Observed), December 26, 2016

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Christmas on Monday, December 26. The library will reopen on Tuesday, December 27 at 9 a.m.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of…

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Prescott Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day November 24 and November 25, 2016

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 26.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy…

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Prescott Public Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month

Today’s libraries are about books and much more. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Prescott Public Library joins with the American…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed on Monday, September 5, 2016

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed on Independence Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of…

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Prescott Public Library Will Be Closed On Memorial Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,…

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Bookmark Contest for Youth

March 1 through March 31, 2016 Kids, ages 5-17, have the month of March to use their imagination and artistic vision to fill in blank bookmarks with a design on the theme “Libraries Transform.”  Entries will be split into three age groups:…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed on President’s Day February 15, 2016

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of President’s Day on Monday, February 15. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,…

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Prescott Public Library will be closed on January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,…

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Meeting Rooms Charges Begin July 1, 2016 at Prescott Public Library

As a result of continuing financial constraints in the General Fund of the City of Prescott, the following charges for meeting room use at the Prescott Public Library will be implemented for any reservations made for use beginning July 1,…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for New Year’s Day Holiday

Prescott Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015 for New Year’s Eve. It will also be closed in observance of New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1, 2016. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 2. Prescott…

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Prescott Public Library - Changes to Service Effective January 1, 2016

As a result of financial constraints in the General Fund of the City, mid-year budget adjustments were necessary to adjust service levels to available resources.Consequently, the following changes to services provided by the Prescott Public Library…

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Prescott Public Library Will Be Closed For Veterans Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 11. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 12.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Thanksgiving 2015

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 28.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Memorial Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2015. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of…

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Prescott Public Library National Library Week Youth Bookmark Contest Starting March 1-31, 2015

Use your imagination and artistic vision to create a bookmark! Kids, ages 5-17, have the month of March to use their imagination and artistic vision to fill in blank bookmarks with their own design on the theme “Unlimited Possibilities at your…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for Presidents'Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 16. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2015. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for New Year’s Day

Prescott Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday December 31, 2014 for New Year’s Eve and be closed all day on Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015. Prescott Public…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for Christmas Day

Prescott Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday December 24, 2014 for Christmas Eve and be closed all day on Thursday, December 25, 2014 for Christmas Day. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 26, 2014. Prescott Public…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 29. Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading…

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Prescott Public Library Will Be Closed For Veterans Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The library will reopen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November…

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Prescott Public Library Southwest Skye Pipes and Drums Band Concert

The Southwest Skye Pipes & Drums will perform on the library lawn. Playing various types of bagpipes, the band will showcase pipe and drum arrangements and relate the history of some Scottish traditions and customs interspersed with a few fun…

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Prescott Public Library Author Donis Casey

Prescott Public Library is pleased to bring you great local talent. Local author Donis Casey will visit Prescott Public Library in the Founders Suite. You can meet Donis as she talks about the writing life and her books. Her newest book in the…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Independence Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Independence Day on Friday, July 4, 2014.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday,…

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Chaparral MusicFest at Prescott Public Library

Drum! Have Fun! Experience the joy of community drumming at this fun family event. The 8th annual Chaparral MusicFest Community Drum Circle will be on the Prescott Public Library lawn. The library partners with the MusicFest in bringing great…

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Friends Book Sale at Prescott Public Library

Any bookworm will tell you: sometimes you just get overwhelmed. For every book on your shelves that you haven’t yet read, intend to re-read or just like hanging onto, there may be one or two - or ten - others that have overstayed their welcome.…

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Basic Skills Computer Workshops at Prescott Public Library

This weekly series of hands-on workshops will give participants a basic grounding in computer use in four of the most commonly requested areas. Each topic will build on the one previously presented.  May 1, Basic Computer Skills Workshop. Learn to…

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Our Library Rocks! at Prescott Public Library

Our Library Rocks! will shake the walls and rattle the windows with a rocking good time as Friends of the Prescott Public Library and Arizona Public Service (APS) sponsor an exciting new special event at the library. Buy raffle tickets for a chance…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Easter

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Easter, on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014. Prescott Public Library serves more than 500,000 residents and visitors a year. Check the…

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Third Thursday Star Talks at Prescott Public Library

Listen to Comet Smorgasbord with Dr. David Schleicher, Staff Astronomer, Lowell Observatory. Dr. Schleicher will discuss his research of the physical properties, chemical composition and behavior of comets. He will focus on the different…

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Prescott Gateway Mall and the Prescott Public Library to Launch Take a Book-Leave a Book Program

Prescott, AZ -- Prescott Gateway Mall and the Prescott Public Library are pleased to announce the launch of the Prescott Take a Book-Leave a Book program at Gateway Mall.The Take a Book-Leave a Book free lending library program will allow Gateway…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Presidents’ Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 17, 2014.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Prescott Public Library serves more than 500,000 residents and visitors a…

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Annie Sullivan Speaks! at Prescott Public Library

Meet Annie Sullivan and listen as Helen Keller's teacher tells her story. Veteran educator, award-winning actress, and motivational speaker, Collette Cullen, will speak as Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne (Annie) Sullivan Macy. Cullen will present a…

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Student Short Story Contest at Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library, Professional Writers of Prescott and Prescott Valley Public Library are teaming up again this year to present the third annual literary contest for youth. This year, students in grades 3-12 can submit one short story into…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 2014

Prescott Public Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on Monday, January 20, 2014. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Prescott Public Library serves more than 500,000 residents and…

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Friends of the Prescott Public Library Annual Meeting

Does the Prescott Public Library play an important role in your life? Would you like to know more about the library? Come to the Friends’ Annual Meeting in the Founders Suite. Meet the Friends Board and the other members. See what has been…

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New Basic Skills Computer Workshops at Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library responds to community needs by creating programs that patrons request. This weekly series of hands-on workshops will give participants a basic grounding in computer use in four of the most commonly requested areas. Each topic…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for New Year’s Day

Prescott Public Library will close early on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 at 5 p.m. and be closed on New Year’s Day, Wednesday January 1, 2014.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Prescott Public Library…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Christmas Day

Prescott Public Library will close early on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 at 5 p.m. and be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25, 2014. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2013. Prescott Public Library serves…

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Friends Of The Prescott Public Library Needs Your Donations

Donations of books, magazines, movies and music are needed for the Friends of the Prescott Public Library Book Sale.  Donations can be dropped off at the service desks inside the library, smaller donations can be dropped in any library drop box…

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New Basic Skills Computer Workshops at Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library responds to community needs by creating programs that patrons request. This weekly series of hands-on workshops will give participants a basic grounding in computer use in four of the most commonly requested areas. Each topic…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2013.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for Veteran’s Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Veteran’s Day on Monday, November 11.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12. Prescott Public Library serves more than 500,000 residents and visitors a year. Check the library's…

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Legal/Financial Program Series: Tax Planning At Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Scott Sandell, the Phoenix Chapter President of the Society for Financial Awareness, will present a workshop on Tax Planning. He will cover topics such as: changes for 2013, why it matters, income tax and deduction opportunities,…

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Prescott Public Library Friends Book Sale Open Every Day!

In celebration of National Friends of the Library Week, Prescott Public Library would like to remind you that The Friends of the Prescott Public Library Book Sale is OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, whenever the library is open! You don’t have to wait for…

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Learn to Download eBooks! at the Prescott Public Library

Learn to download eBooks to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other eReader. As long as you know the basic operation of your OverDrive-compatible eReader, we can show you the steps to download free library eBooks. Bring your eReader to the Founders Suite B…

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Third Friday Chamber Music Series at the Prescott Public Library

The Third Friday Chamber Music Series. For October, listen to: - Timberwind 5 Quintet playing Klughardt Op. 70, Movements II and III for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon;- Hayden Theme for French horn and piano;- Kreisler-Roberts…

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Free Introduction To PSYCH-K

If life feels like driving with one foot on the accelerator and one foot on the brake, chances are there’s a conflict between your conscious goals and your subconscious beliefs.  Sometimes just trying harder isn’t enough, so join us…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Labor Day

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 2.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3. Prescott Public Library serves more than 500,000 residents and visitors a year. Check the library's…

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Legal/Financial Program Series: Identity Theft at Prescott Public Library

Scott Sandell, the Phoenix Chapter President of the Society for Financial Awareness, will present a workshop on Identity Theft. He will present answers to questions such as: How do they get my personal information?What do they do with it?What…

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PPL Republican Women of Prescott Donate Books to Friends of Prescott Public Library

Friends of the Prescott Public Library received a generous donation of books for their ongoing Book Sale from the Republican Women of Prescott’s Caring for America program.  During their June 25 meeting, the women donated 15 boxes of…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for Independence Day on July 4, 2013

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, July…

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My Gift to You, My Survivor at Prescott Public Library

Presenter June Sherod will walk you through the steps of managing the reams of paperwork required and the myriad of agencies you have to contact after you or a loved one passes on. With this invaluable gift of time, resources and information, she…

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Arizona Secretary of State Bennett visits Prescott Public Library

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will visit Prescott Public Library. Bennett is making a special trip to Prescott to celebrate the “The Rock Garden,” an early literacy play space that opened in November on the library’s lower…

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Friends Book Sale At Prescott Public Library

riends of the Prescott Public Library need donations of books, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, and current magazines for its ongoing book sale.  Special book purchases and supplies for the library’s Youth Services and Adults special programs would…

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Foundation Center Resources Training at Prescott Public Library

There will be a training class for those wanting to learn to search for grants for their nonprofit organization. This session will introduce the Foundation Center database, Foundation Directory Online - for Nonprofits. Learn to create targeted lists…

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Art Days at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ -- Learn about artists and the mediums they use, then create some art of your own! Prescott Public Library and Prescott Art Docents team up to bring Art Days at PPL to children, ages 5-12. In April, the Prescott Art Docents present:…

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Prescott Public Library Closed on March 31 for Easter

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Easter on Sunday, March 31, 2013.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, April…

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Readers to Writers at Prescott Public Library

Kids can read the book, then meet the author at Prescott Public Library! Readers to Writers is a book discussion group for children that focuses on contemporary authors and then provides children with the opportunity to meet that author via Skype…

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Prescott Public Library Closed for President's Day Monday February18

Prescott Public Library will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 18.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,…

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Youth Poetry Contest at Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library and Professional Writers of Prescott are teaming up again this year to present the third annual literary contest for youth. This year, students in grades 3-12 can submit a set of poetry (three to five poems).  The Poetry…

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Prescott Public Library will be Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr.Day on January 21, 2013

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2013.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January…

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Learn to Download eBooks! at the Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ -- Learn to download eBooks to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other eReader. As long as you know the basic operation of your OverDrive-compatible eReader, we can show you how to download free library eBooks. Kindle users will meet at 2:30…

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Filmmaker Korinna Sehringer at Prescott Public Library

Filmmaker Korinna Sehringer will talk about her professional journey in the Founders Suite. Her feature film, Shouting Secrets, will be shown on Wednesday night, January 9th at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. In the past fifteen years…

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Drop-in Chess on Saturdays at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Prescott Public Library has drop-in chess games from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday. You can check out a chess set at the Check Out desk on the main level for use in the library. The hot game of the moment is . . . chess. The U.S. Chess…

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Conversational Spanish Class on Mondays at Prescott Public Library

The Conversational Spanish Class at Prescott Public Library enjoys a chance to get together and converse. The topics are varied and the group is helpful. Basic knowledge of Spanish is needed. There can be many reasons why you might like to attend:…

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Job Help Hub Computer Lab at Prescott Public Library

Don’t let limited computer skills stand between you and gaining employment! If you need to brush up on some technological know-how, check out Prescott Public Library’s Job Help Hub. From learning how to manage an email account and navigate…

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Prescott Public Library Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Prescott, AZ---Does the Prescott Public Library play an important role in your life? Would you like to know more about the library? Come to the Friends’ Annual Meeting in the Founders Suite. Meet the Friends Board and the other members. See what…

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Prescott Public Library Will Be Closed For New Year's Day

Prescott, AZ---Prescott Public Library will be closed for New Year’s Day on Tuesday January 1, 2013.  The library will reopen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January…

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Prescott Public Library Friends Of The Library Book Sale Every Day!

Prescott, AZ---The Friends of the Prescott Public Library have a dedicated book sale area within the library where you can find a variety of items for sale at reasonable prices. New-to-you items are coming in every day. The proceeds of the book sale…

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PSA Prescott Public Libray will be closed for Christmas Day

Prescott, AZ. Prescott Public Library will be closed for Christmas Day on Tuesday December 25.  The library will reopen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26. Prescott Public Library serves more than 500,000 residents and visitors a year. Check…

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Game On! at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Unwind after school with friends and gaming fun at Prescott Public Library’s Game On! At Game On! you will find games on the big screen for Xbox Kinect, Wii games on a second big screen, and plenty of board game choices. It’s the…

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Teen Book Club at Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library’s Teen Book Club to get creative with some renowned books. It is that time of year again, time for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Teens will plan, act out and record a 90-second plot summary from a beloved Newbery…

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Prescott Public Library closed for Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Prescott Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.  The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 24. Prescott Public Library serves more than 500,000 residents and visitors a…

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Readers to Writers Book Club Meets Deborah Hopkinson

Kids, grades 3-5, will Skype with noted children’s author Deborah Hopkinson. about her new nonfiction book, Titanic: Voices from the Disaster. Recipient of many starred reviews this year, Titanic uses extensive primary sources – interviews,…

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The Rock Garden Opens at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ---Prescott Public Library will host the grand opening of The Rock Garden, a play space for young children and their caregivers. Children will be the first to enter the new play space and families can celebrate with light refreshments in…

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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Prescott Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is at it again! This month’s service to the library is to “tag” the group’s favorite teen books. Recommend some of your favorite books by placing "Teen…

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Citizen’s Water Advocacy Group Community Lecture Series

Prescott, AZ -  River water, drinking water: You can help protect them presented by a variety of water experts.Probably the most frequently asked question about water is: “What can I do to help protect our water and our river for the…

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Canyon Country Community Lecture Series, Carving Grand Canyon: A 2012 Update with Wayne Ranney

Prescott, AZ - Carving Grand Canyon: A 2012 Update with Wayne Ranney. The Grand Canyon has been “under construction” for millions of years and although the Colorado River is responsible for carving it, other equally interesting processes have…

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Prescott Public Library Friends Of The Library Book Sale Every Day!

Prescott, AZ---The Friends of the Prescott Public Library have a dedicated book sale area within the library where you can find a variety of items for sale at reasonable prices. New-to-you items are coming in every day. Donations of books,…

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Matthew Gurnsey: The Kilted Man Concert at Prescott Public Library

Veteran performer Matthew Gurnsey will delight audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music in the Founders Suite at Prescott Public Library. He will perform for an hour then answer questions and autograph…

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Teen Haunted House at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ---Get brave and visit the Teen Haunted House in the Founders Suite. Teens will be guided through a twisted maze to find lurking zombies, spooky graveyards, and other frightful rooms. Halloween treats are waiting for those who dare to…

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Citizen’s Water Advocacy Group Community Lecture Series

Prescott, AZ---Understanding Water Issues in the Prescott Region by John Zambrano, will be in the Founders Suite at Prescott Public Library. John will present the basics of our water resource and groundwater hydrology. Safe Yield, the Big Chino…

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Readers to Writers Meets R.J. Palacio at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ---Prescott Public Library’s Readers to Writers is a book discussion group for children, grades 3-5, that focuses on contemporary authors. After reading and discussing the books, kids get to meet the author via Skype! This month, the…

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PSA Third Thursday Star Talks at Prescott Public Library

The popular Third Thursday Star Talks will be in the Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library. Listen to Einstein and Mysticism with Dr. Gary Bowman of Northern Arizona University.What was Albert Einstein's view of mysticsm? His general…

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PSA Third Friday Chamber Music at Prescott Public Library

For October, the Third Friday Chamber Music Series will present Marimba & Guitar Duets, Woodwind Trio - Olivadotti, for oboe, flute & clarinet and the D. Brubeck Septet for strings, woodwinds, drum & marimba at Prescott Public…

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Learn To Use The Foundation Center Database At Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - The Prescott Public Library will host a free workshop on using the Foundation Center database to access grant information for nonprofit organizations in the Founders Suite. This workshop is an overview of the funding research process…

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Zombies, Monsters and Mayehm

Prescott, AZ - Celebrate Teen Read Week 2012 with “Zombies, Monsters and Mayhem” a teen event that features a Skype session with author of cowboy zombie fiction, Jonathan Maberry. The theme for Teen Read Week 2012 is "It Came From the…

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Teen Read Week Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 19

Prescott, AZ - National Teen Read Week is a program (October 1-19) sponsored by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), a division of the American Library Association, that encourages teens to read for the fun of it. This year’s theme is…

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Art Days at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ---The Prescott Art Docents present Art Days for children at Prescott Public Library  the Art Docents’ focus will be “Environmental Art in the Natural World.” Can you believe art under water? Put on your snorkels, goggles, and…

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Canyon Country Lecture at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ---The Canyon Country Community Lecture series is an introduction to new and evolving knowledge about the Grand Canyon. Big Water, Little Boats: Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the Last of the Wild Colorado River will be…

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Lapsit Storytime at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ. - It’s never too early to get children involved at Prescott Public Library! Lapsit Storytime, on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., is just for babies and their grownups. This short storytime, led by Youth Services staff, includes stories, songs…

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Rightsizing Your Home and Belongings at the Prescott Public Library

Prescott AZ---Barbara Kult of "In Your Space Consulting" will give a presentation on making moves easier for seniors. Whether parents or grandparents are downsizing, relocating or moving into a care facility, ensuring they do not lose…

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Six-Week Creative Writing Workshop with Carol Levin

Prescott, AZ---If you have ever felt there was a writer inside you, now is the time to let it out. Starting October 3, the Prescott Public Library will present a series of Creative Writing sessions with Carol Levin. Join the group for guided and…

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PSA Readers to Wriers Book Club Meets Polly Horvath at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ -- Prescott Public Library’s Readers to Writers is a book discussion group for children, grades 3-5, that focuses on contemporary authors. After reading and discussing the books, kids get to meet the author via Skype! This month, the…

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Spotlight On The Stars At The Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Spotlight on the Stars returns to the Prescott Public Library. For three hours the library will be Astronomy Central. Visit the many stations - upstairs, downstairs, inside and outside - set up to learn fascinating facts about…

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PSA Readers To Writers Book Club at Prescott Public Libary

Prescott, AZ - Prescott Public Library’s Readers to Writers is a book discussion group for children, grades 3-5, that focuses on contemporary authors. After reading and discussing the books, kids get to meet the authors via Skype! This month, on…

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Lapsit Storytime at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - It’s never too early to get children involved at Prescott Public Library. Lapsit Storytime, on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., is just for babies and their grownups. Songs, rhymes and stories are led by Youth Services staff and families are…

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Canyon Country Community Lecture Series Aldo Leopold With Bryan Bates

Prescott, AZ - The returning Canyon Country Community Lecture series is an introduction to new and evolving knowledge about the Grand Canyon. For September, Bryan Bates is presenting Aldo Leopold in the SouthwestAldo Leopold is perhaps America’s…

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Prescott Public Library Summer Reading Program - Final Call for Prizewinners

Prescott, AZ---The 2012 Summer Reading Program theme was “Our State, Our Story: Celebrating 100 Years of Arizona.”  Approximately 1,000 kids, teens and adults participated in the summer-long fun and weekly activities held at the Prescott…

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Arizona Author Tour At The Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Prescott Public Library will present multiple Arizona authors in the Founders Suite on Wednesday, August 29, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  These authors are with an independent publisher and will be available for book signing. The…

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Readers to Writers Book Club at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Kids will have the chance to discuss popular books with their authors during meetings of a new club offered through Prescott Public Library. Registration is open now for the Readers to Writers Book Club, for students in grades 3-5.…

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Buried In The Sky - Sherpas on K2 at The Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Amanda Padoan and Chhring Dorje Sherpa will discuss Buried in the Sky – Sherpas on K2 and present a slide show at Prescott Public Library.When Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. In…

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Author Michael Blake at The Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ - Michael Blake will talk about his new book Into the Stars. Michael Blake received several awards for Dances with Wolves, including an Academy Award® for his screen adaptation of the novel. This newest book, Into the Stars, is about a…

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Adoption Issues with Martha Shideler at Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ---Adoptee Rights Advocate Martha Shideler spent 26 years searching for her birth family. She will talk about the highs, the lows and the effects on those in the process: the children, the birth parents and the adoptive parents. Coming…

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Author Visit with J.A. Jance at the Prescott Public Library

Prescott, AZ---New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s next exciting mystery featuring Sheriff Joanna Brady, Judgment Call, will be published on July 24, 2012.  Jance will visit the Prescott Public Library to talk about her new book in…

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Grand Canyon Country Songs Concert

Prescott, AZ - Have a Grand Old Time with Grand Canyon Country Songs presented by Tom Thomas in the Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library.Grand Canyon Country Songs Is a musical presentation featuring Grand Canyon history, humor, people and…

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Summer Reading Program Finale: Ice Cream Social and Carnival

Prescott, AZ - Celebrate a summer full of reading at the Summer Reading Program Finale: Ice Cream Social and Carnival at Prescott Public Library. This is the grand finale of the 2012 “Our State, Our Story: 100 Years of Arizona” reading program.…

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