Phoenix Public Library Hosts Free First Night 2013

This year Phoenix Public Library is taking its first stab at First Night, a cross-country, all-ages event that kicks off New Year's Eve celebrations with free live music, dance performances, art, and more.

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This community event will take place at three Phoenix Public Library locations including: Burton Barr Central Library, Palo Verde Library, and Mesquite Library. Each location will offer family-friendly activities and crafts as well as musical and dance performances by different local talent.

Burton Bar Central Library will host a drum circle with AZ Rhythm Connection, a roller derby demo by AZ Desert Dolls, and live music by Three-Legged Dog.

Palo Verde Library will celebrate with hula and belly dancing by Kriti Dance, live music by Mariachi Rodriguez, and artists from the Iraqi American Society for Peace and Friendship.

Over at Mesquite Library, –there will be another drum circle performance by AZ Rhythm Connection and live music by Trotter's Wake, as well as face painting and photo booths.

First Night happens from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, at all three Phoenix Public Library locations. The events are free, non-alcoholic, and registration is not required. For more information visit

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