Kids: See Pete the Cat, Get Water Wise and Try Aikido!

Tuesday, April 9 through Saturday, April 13 — Meet the life-sized Pete the Cat at each of three library storytimes; get a feel for practicing “the peaceful martial art” called Aikido; and get some seriously fun, hands-on Water Wisdom. It’s all in the name of “Libraries = Strong Communities,” this year’s theme for National Library Week. The week’s events, both for kids and for adults, are presented with funding from the Friends of Prescott Public Library. For more information, please contact Youth Services at 928.777.1537 or

Highlights for children include:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m. — Meet Pete the Cat in person (or should we say, “in cat?”) at Toddler Storytime, in the Founders Suite.
  • Friday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. — Feline Phenom Pete the Cat is back for more at Preschool Storytime, in Founders Suite A.
  • Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. — Practice the peaceful art of Aikido with Sharon Seymour Sensei! For ages 5 and up, parents welcome. In the Founders Suite.
  • Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Make bookmarks and buttons in the Elsea Room. Materials provided.
  • Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. — Pete the Cat is back for more, this time at Family Storytime. Bring your camera, ’cause Pete is one cool cat!
  • Saturday, April 13, noon — Explore Water! Water Education for Kids. Learn about the water cycle, rainwater harvesting and more with hands-on activities designed for children of all ages. Presented in partnership with the City of Prescott Water Resource Management and the University of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension. Meet on the library lawn.

Highlights for adults: The library will celebrate the week with Librarypalooza! on Saturday, April 13. For more information, please contact the Ask A Librarian desk at 928.777.1526 or Librarypalooza. The day’s events include:

  • 10 a.m. to noon — Volunteer Recruitment Fair in the Founders Suite.
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Make and Take: Bookmarks and Buttons in the Elsea Room.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Make and Take: A Succulent Planter in the library courtyard.
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Arizona Humanities Lecture, focusing on Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death and Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry. In the Founders Suite.