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

July 2014

Computer Instruction:  Registration required for all sessions/classes

Typing Practice

In preparation for the Microsoft Word class in July, we are holding an informal keyboard practice session.  Come in and get a feel for the keys or just improve your Words per Minute.  Instructor will be on hand for any questions or advice.  This is not required to take the Microsoft Word classes but is highly recommended.

Thursday, July 3, 12–1pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word Part 1 and 2

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system.

**Due to the structure of this class, only participants signed up for part 1 will be able to attend all courses.

Part 1 – Thursday, July 10, 12-1pm;     

Part 2 – Friday, July 11, 1-2pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word Part 3 and 4

Part 3 – Thursday, July 17, 12-1pm;     

Part 4 – Friday, July 18, 1-2pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word Part 5 and 6

Part 5- Friday, July 24, 12-1pm;

Part 6-Friday, July 25, 1-2pm

Instructor One-on-One Sessions

Have a question about computer basics, email, the Library’s online resources, Microsoft Word, or another computer topic?  Come in and ask our Computer Instructor.  Call or stop in to sign up for a 30-minute appointment.  IMPORTANT:  Due to high demand for One-on-One Sessions, we will be offering patrons only one appointment per month.  Should slots not be filled, we will allow more than one appointment that month.

Wednesday, July 2, 1-4 PM

Wednesday, July 9, 1-4 PM

Wednesday, July 16, 1-4 PM

Wednesday, July 23, 1-4 PM

Wednesday, July 30, 1-4 PM

Adult Program Weekly:

Learn to Play Better Chess with Roger – Tuesdays, beginners at noon, all levels from 1-2:30 pm. 

Language Exchange –  New Starting Time! Wednesdays, 10:00 AM Practice both English and Spanish

Laughter Yoga ClubLaughter Yoga is taking a summer vacation.  It will return in September as a once-a-month program on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm beginning September 24, 2014.

Lectures and Monthly Programs

“Poisonous and Venomous Animals of Arizona” Sandy Reith of Pima County Natural Resources will help you learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona’s amazing creatures including rattlesnakes, scorpions, and gila monsters.

Tuesday, July 8th , 2:30 pm

Focus on Art - Summer 2014

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

Thursday, July 10th 2:00 PM “Poster Art: Its Development, Uses and Its Influences on Art, Artists and Society” Presented by Bill Obenchain

Opera 101 New Program Offering!  “Female Voices” including excerpts from operas and arias to illustrate what to look for and enjoy about opera – this session will focus on Sopranos, Mezzo Sopranos and Contraltos.

Tuesday, July 15th 2:00 PM

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 and 4th Thursdays 3:00 PM; July 10th and 24th.

“Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs” Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Friday, July 25th 9:30 am.

“Sonoran Super Market”: - Presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Investigate pollination and seed dispersal to discover how plants and animals depend upon each other

Tuesday, July 29th 2:30.

Next Month:

Special Author Talk with JA Jance.  One of our favorite authors will be here talking about her new book: Remains of Innocence a new Joanna Brady Novel Thursday, August 7th at 12:00 pm.  Free tickets will be available on a first-come-first served basis July 31st beginning at 9:00 am.

Children’s programs

Baby Story Time – Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Toddler Story Time – Wednesdays, 9:30 am

Preschool Story Time – Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Read to a Dog – Saturday, July 5 @ 12:30 PM

Lego Club – Saturday, July 19 @ 2 PM

Summer Reading

07/05/14 – 2:00 PM – Movie Party 

Join us for fun frozen crafts, games, snacks and watch the movie on a big screen.  No registration.  Call 520-594-5295 for more  information.  All ages.

7/11/14 – 2:00 pm -- Zoo to You 

Presented by Reid Park Zoo. 
Experience the wonder of the animal kingdom with live ambassadors from the Reid Park Zoo. Discover what makes each animal special and how it survives in the wild. You may even have the opportunity to touch!   Space is limited.  Registration required.   Registration opens on July 3, 2014. Register by calling 520-594-5295 or online at and search “Zoo to You.”  All ages.

7/11/14 – 2:00 pm – Summer Tracker Activity:  Make Playdough 

No registration.  Call 520-594-5295 for more information.

07/17/14 – 2:00 PM – Juggling and More Fun Performance

Presented by James Reid. 
Big tricks, big fun and big laughs for all ages. Watch as James attempts eating an apple while juggling and hula-hooping, balancing on the wobbly rola-bola, and the spectacular sports equipment finale.  No registration.   Call 520-594-5295 for more information.  Kids 4+. 

Next Month:

08/02/14 – 12:30 PM – Read to a Dog 

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Membership renewal

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Copyright Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library July 2014

Events at Sahuarita Library


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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



News and Upcoming Events

Put the library on your mobile device!
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.

New Programs!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Green Valley Library

Poets Corner

Those who are lucky enough to come to Poets' Corner monthly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month in the Green Valley Library at 3 p.m. will find a welcoming relaxed environment and a host of poets (and non-poets!) immersed happily in the magic of poetry. Poems are both read and discussed.

Fifteen people attended the first meeting where some read their own work and others read the work of poets they admired, including Carl Dennis, Mary Oliver, WB Yeats, Lewis Carroll, Mary Jo Bang. There was much laughter and many smiles as expectations translated into wonder. The next meeting will be held June 12 at 3 p.m. All are welcome and invited. Bring yourselves, your poems, your questions and ideas about poems and craft. We're all good listeners, willing to share what we see, what we dream, what we know (and sometimes what we don't know!)

Opera 101 at the Green Valley Library

Opera fans and those wishing to learn about opera now have a way to experience great opera right here in Green Valley. Desert Sky Cinema is presenting "Live in HD from the MET" in Green Valley/Sahuarita, a new opportunity for our community.

In conjunction with the live opera presentations on Saturdays at the Desert Sky Cinema, the Friends of the Green Valley Library is sponsoring a series of introductory lectures about opera at the library.  Maureen Brooks, who introduces the Met broadcasts at the theater, will present the lectures. 

Lecture topics are: Opera 101—an Overview of Opera (June 17, 2 pm); Female Voices (July 15, 2 pm); Male Voices (August 19, 2 pm); Tosca, filmed on the actual sites in Rome (September 16, 2 pm)

If you've never understood opera and are curious...come and realize what you’ve been missing.

(Note that English subtitles are provided for all the Live from the Met performances.)

If you're a lover of Opera a new venture at your Library.