November programs at the Ed Robson Library

Please plan to join us in November for some great programs! Check out what’s happening:

Monday, November 6, at 1:00 p.m.: Adult Craft – My Veteran

Come chat, craft and get creative! In this session, we will be creating a hanging ornament craft to showcase the incredible veterans in our community. Please bring a printed copy or picture of your veteran to use for the craft. Registration is required.

Tuesday, November 7, at 1:00 p.m.: Birds of Maricopa County*

As of 1997, a total of 427 species of birds have been documented here. Mark Larson, President of the Maricopa County Audubon Society, will introduce you to some of the beautiful birds that can be seen at different seasons and in different habitats.

Tuesday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m.: Computer Basics – the Internet

Learn the basic skills to navigate the Internet. This program is for beginners, but keyboard and mouse skills are recommended. Registration required. Limit 10 people.

Wednesday, November 15, at 1:00 p.m.: Relax with Mindful Meditation*

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has offered relief to thousands of patients over three decades by addressing chronic pain, lowering blood pressure and aiding sleep habits. Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor Gerri Varas shares the benefits of this natural therapy.

Friday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m.: Coping with Grief During the Holidays*

The holidays are often difficult for grieving families. Hospice of the Valley shares how to be gentle with yourself and develop strategies for moving through a challenging season.

Saturday, November 18, at 9:30 a.m.: Storytime Saturday!

Join us for fun with books, songs, action-rhymes, flannelboards, crafts and more. Activities are developmentally appropriate for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcomed. Be ready to sing, learn and discover! No registration required.

Monday, November 20, at 1:00 p.m.: It’s a Mystery to Me – Storytime for Grownups

Do you love to know “whodunit”?? Join us for this grownup storytime, featuring a mystery short story or two. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack and enjoy being read to!

Tuesday, November 21, at 10:30 a.m.: HealthRHYTHMS Drumming Circle

Drum circles are a positive community experience designed to enhance self-realization, reduce tension, anxiety and stress, result in a positive medical impact and release emotions. No experience necessary and all instruments provided. Age 18 and over. Registration required. Limited to 30 attendees.

Wednesday, November 29, at 1:00 p.m.: Music of the Native American Flute*

Please join us as Ken Bogart plays the beautiful music of the Native American flute in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month. Ken is the director of the Arizona Flute Circle, founding member of Tuesday’s Flute group, Native American flute instructor and active member of the World Flute Organization.

Thursday, November 30, at 5:00 p.m.: Adult Craft – Handmade Cards

Come chat, craft and get creative! The holidays are right around the corner! We will make cute and easy greeting cards that you can mail out to your loved ones. All supplies are provided and included for this program. Registration required.

*Seating will begin 15 minutes before the program starts. Limit 100 attendees.

The library will be closed on Friday, November 10, in honor of Veterans Day, and also on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, in honor of Thanksgiving. We will be open on Saturday, November 25.

We are located at 9330 E. Riggs Road. For more information, go to, or call 602-652-3000.