Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library
 






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The purpose of the Friends of the Green Valley Library is to help maintain library and related services for all residents of Green Valley, Sahuarita, southern Pima County and Santa Cruz County by supporting the efforts of the library staff, including services for which the staff may not ordinarily employ public funds.

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Events at Green Valley Library


December 2014


Computer Instruction:  Registration required for all sessions/classes


Computer Basics

Learn about the parts of the computer, how to turn the computer on and off. How to use the keyboard and mouse, about the desktop, how to open, close, and resize windows, and how to work with multiple windows.

Two Parts:

Part 1 – Friday, December 5, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, December 6, 9:30-10:30 am



Internet Basics

Learn how to get online and open a website, and about browsers, home pages, and links.  Learn about surfing and searching the Internet to find the information you need.

Two Parts:

Part 1 – Friday, December 12, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, December 13, 9:30-10:30 am


Gmail

Open a free Gmail account and learn how to sign in and out of email, and how to send, receive, delete, and organize email messages.  Learn how to work with your contacts list and send and receive attachments.

Two Parts:

Part 1 – Friday, December 19, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, December 20, 9:30-10:30 am


Adult Program Weekly:


Learn to Play Better Chess with Roger – Tuesdays, from 1-2:30 pm.  School-age children and beginners can learn chess with Roger on 2nd and 4th  Saturdays:  Dec 13th and Dec 27th 9:00-10:30 am.


Language Exchange –  Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Practice both English and Spanish


Lectures and Monthly Programs


Arizona History and Wildlife Series


Wednesday, Dec 3rd  2:00 pm

Arizona’s Desert Reptiles and Amphibians

Arizona’s deserts are home to some of the most unique and iconic reptiles and amphibians in

North America. Join Arizona Game and Fish Department biologist Randy Babb to discuss the secret

lives of these fascinating and important animals.


Wednesday, December 17 • 2:00 pm

Larcena Pennington Page Scott, 1837-1913

In March 1860, 23 year old Larcena was abducted by Apaches in the Santa Rita Mountains. Shirley Pinkerton from the Arizona Historical Society shares the story of how Larcena escaped her captors

and went on to become one of Arizona’s greatest pioneers living to see Arizona’s statehood.


Focus on Art - Fall 2014

All Art Talks are presented by Docents from the Tucson Museum of Art.


Thursday, December 11th  2:00 PM “You Call This Art?” presented by Judy Tracy.

A journey through contemporary and deconstructed art. Have you ever been confused between modern and contemporary art?  What is deconstructed art?  Join us as we explore the work of some modern day Michaelangelos such as Steven Parrino and John Chamberlain as they break from traditional rules and plunge us into art of the 20th century and beyond.


Thursday, January 7th  2:00 PM “Charlie Russell Meets Picasso: Encounter at Judith Basin” presented by  Kalli Deschamps

A political statement showing changes to cowboy life during the last one hundred years. Charlie Russell paintings through the eyes of Picasso by Montana painter George Gogas.


Special Author Talk

Thursday, December 11th  10:00 AM.

Tallia Cahoon, co-author of  “Ruby, Arizona; Mining, Mayhem, and Murder and  “Frontier Lady of Letters - The Heroic Love Story of Ines Fraser”.  Come hear about this fascinating chapter in local history from someone who lived it!


Poet's Corner

Come, Read, Listen, Share your work! Meet other poets at our informal gatherings.

Not a poet but love poetry? Come, Listen, Share poems of poets you admire.

All are welcome!

2nd Monday and 4th Thursday 3:00 PM; Monday, Dev 8th  and Thurs Dec 18th (note earlier date this month due to Christmas holiday.



Page Turners Monthly Book Club  “Dear Life” by Alice Munro.  Ask for copies of the book at the Library front desk. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month December 9th 1:30-3:00 pm.


The Author Talks: Local Author Series

Dec 2nd 2:00 pm Ron Swager, author of Day of the Elephants

Dec 16th 2 pm Byron Thompson, author of Build Your Dreams: 12 Essential Tools for Successful Living

Jan 6th  2:00 pm C. Michael Bennis, author of Dangerous and Desirable


Weekly Children’s Programs:

No Registration.

Baby Storytime – Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime – Wednesdays, 9:30 am

Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Storytime will be on break December 24th and December 31st.


Monthly Children’s Programs


Sensory Friendly Storytime: Saturday, December 6,  9:00 AM

Sensory Friendly Storytimes are designed for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during storytime.

No Registration


Read to a Dog:  Saturday, December 6,  12:30 PM

No Registration


Create Club:  Gingerbread Houses  Dec 13,  2:00 PM

Listen to sweet stories while you decorate a cookie house. We supply the house, frosting and candy!

No registration.

 

Puppet Show:  The Gingerbread Man  Dec 17,  10 AM

A hilarious re-telling of the classic tale. The Gingerbread Man meets lots of critters on his adventure through the Sonoran desert-and many ridiculous antics ensue! This special program replaces our regular Toddler and Preschool Storytimes.

No registration.

 

Lego Club:  Dec. 15,  2:00 PM

No Registration. 



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Membership renewal


Need to renew your membership in the Friends of the Green Valley Library?  Download a membership form Membership Form - January 2015 web.pdf.

Copyright Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library December 2014

Events at Sahuarita Library



          


Yarn Addicts


THIS GROUP MEETS

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY FROM 2PM TO 4PM

Call 520-594-5495 for next meeting date.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLY FOR BEGINNERS AND

SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED.


KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO JOINUS. BRING YOUR CURRENT PROJECT AND LET’S SHARE OUR IDEAS, KNOWLEDGE AND HAVE AN ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON.



Computer Classes


Sahuarita Library offers various computer classes. Please call for latest offerings:  520-594-5495.


Regular activities


Baby Storytime

Ages 0-18 months

Fridays  10:30-11:00 am


Toddler Storytime

Ages 18-36 months

Thursdays   10:15-10:45 am


Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays  11:00-11:30 am


Omnivorous Readers

Book Club for Adults     
Third Saturday of the Month  10:00 am-12:00 pm


Teen Advisory Council

First Friday of the Month 4:00-4:45 pm


Teen Gaming

3rd Wednesday of the Month 3-5pm


Homework Help

Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm


Contact Info:


Sahuarita Library

Pima County Public Library

725 W Via Rancho Sahuarita

Sahuarita AZ  85629

520-594-5490

 

News and Upcoming Events

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For those with mobile devices such as iPads/iPhones; Android phones; Kindle Fires, the Pima County Library has apps that make it easy to interact with the library.
Check out the mobile apps on the Pima County Library Mobile Apps page.
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Program News!

 Chrtistmas book sale


The annual Friends of the Green Valley Library Christmas book sale is coming soon to the library !  Pick up bargains to give as gifts  . . . or for yourself!


Thursday, December 119 am – 1 pm

Friday, December 1210 am – 1 pm

Saturday, December 139 am – 12 noon


Arizona History and Wildlife Series:

Wed., Dec. 3rd - 2:00 p.m.- "Arizona's Desert Reptiles and Amphibians"

Arizona's deserts are home to some of the most unique and iconic reptiles and ambphibians

in North America.  Join Arizona Game and Fish Department biologist Randy Babb to discuss

the secret lives of these fascinating and important animals.


Wed., Dec. 17th - 2:00 p.m.-" Larcena Pennington Page Scott, 1837 to 1913"

In March 1860, 23 year old Larcena was abducted by Apaches in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Shirley Pinkerton from the Arizona Historical Society shares the story of how Larcena escaped her captorsand went on to become one of Arizona's greatest pioneers living to see Arizona's statehood.


Thursday at the Library: 

December 11, 2014


10:00 a.m.Tallia Cahoon:  Ruby,  Arizona:   Mining, Mayhem & Murder

A second generation Tucsonan who lived in Ruby,  from the age of 6 weeks until she was nine.  Her father,  Walter Pfrimmer, was the mining engineer for Eagle-Picher Mining & Smelting Company, the parent company for Montana Mine in Ruby.

Following this presentation, Tallia will give details of two Field Trips to Ruby made possible through Pima Community College. The only way to visit Ruby !

Dates available are: February 20th, 2015 and

March 20th, 2015.


2:00 p.m. Judy Tracy: You call this Art?

A journey through contemporary and deconstructed art.  Have you ever been confused between modern and contemporary art?  What is deconstructed art? Join us as we explore the work of some modern day Michaelangelos such as Steven Parrino and John Chamberlain as they break from traditional rules and plunge us into art of the 20th century and beyond.



**Please note that the 2:00 pm Lectures are given by Docents from the Tucson Museum of Art.



Friends  Sponsoring a Bus Trip to the Tucson Festival of Books


The Friends of the Green Valley Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday, March 14, 2014.  The bus will leave Green Valley at about 8.30 a.m. and drop participants one block from the mall. So, no need to drive, park, or walk a long distance to the Festival.  The bus will return from the Festival at about 3.00 p.m.


Find out more about the Festival of Books here.


Download a Bus Registration Form web.pdf for the Tucson Festival of Books.

Would you like a printable list of this month’s events at the library?
Click here to download the Green Valley Library Programs December 2014.pdf.Welcome_files/Green%20Valley%20Library%20Programs%20December%202014.pdfWelcome_files/Green%20Valley%20Library%20Programs%20December%202014_1.pdfshapeimage_3_link_0