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Let Tempe Public Library help you keep your 2014 resolutions

Post Date:01/07/2014

Contact: Tempe Public Library
Telephone: 480 350-5500

Taking time to reflect on one’s self improvement is a New Year’s tradition. The Tempe Public Library is ready to help with some fun programs geared toward your personal success. There is no registration for any of these free programs.

Don't forget, there are books, videos and audiobooks as well as countless online resources that staff can help you find to make it easier for you reach to your goals.  Tempe Public Library is located at 3500 S. Rural Road, on the southeast corner of Southern Ave. and Rural Road. 

I resolve to go fishing more often.

Don McDowell, host of the popular radio fishing show, “Shake, Rattle and Troll,” will talk about fishing techniques and gadgets, show kids how to cast a line and reveal the secrets of the best fishing holes in the state. He will be at the library from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. 

I resolve to improve my golf swing.
Have more fun on the golf course. Former PGA Tour player Peter Longo

, known as the King of Clubs, is known for his trick shots, his sense of humor and knowledge of golf. Longo will appear at the Tempe Public Library on Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. with a one-hour program that includes information on the history of golf, humor, vintage gold clubs and more.

I resolve to improve my diet.
Learn the basics of nutrition and sample some healthy cuisine with Whole Foods Tempe. The chefs at Whole Foods will show you how to make seasonal, healthy foods for your family. The demonstration takes place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28.

I resolve to read more with my kids.

Tempe Public Library has many great storytimes each month for you and your kids. 

* Baby Storytime is each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.
* Preschool Storytime happens at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

* Afternoon storytime for kids takes place on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

There are very special storytimes for the whole family each month, too. 

*The first Wednesday of each month offers evening storytime. Kids can come in their PJs at 6:30 p.m. for a great story with friends.
* The second Saturday of each month, children can enjoy a story at Whole Foods Market in Tempe at 10 a.m.
* The fourth Saturday of the month offers a storytime for the whole family at the library at 10:30 a.m.

And don’t forget to check out the vast array of books in our youth library that are perfect for that bedtime story at home. 

Pictured: Don McDowell of "Shake, Rattle and Troll"

Don McDowellAbout the Tempe Public Library
The Tempe Public Library receives more than 750,000 visitors each year and has one of the country’s largest children’s programs. Beyond storytime and book clubs, the library offers a relaxing café, computer classes, classes for using e-readers, author visits and a variety of programs relevant to your life. Discover more about the Tempe Public Library at or visit at 3500 S. Rural Road. 

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