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

February 2015

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, February 6, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, Saturday, February 7 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, February 13, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, February 14, 9:30-10:30 am


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.

**If you already have a Gmail account, be sure to bring your username and password to class.  Part I will not be just to establish new accounts.  All students please attend both sessions.

Two Parts:

Part 1 – Friday, February 20, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, February 21, 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 the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 1:00-2:30.

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

Lectures and Monthly Programs

Opera at the Library: Puccini “Ever Melodic, ever Popular”

With Howard Relin

Thursday, February 26th 1:00 PM

“Tosca” and “Madame Butterfly”

Arizona History and Wildlife Series

Friday, February 27 • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Borderlands Felids

Arizona Game and Fish Department Watchable Wildlife Program Manager Randy Babb discusses Arizona’s two spotted cats, the jaguar and ocelot. This program includes the history, biology, and ecology of these two controversial animals and conservation measures needed to secure their future in the U.S. borderlands.

Focus on Art - Fall 2014

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


4 “Estelle Ishigo: Art of the Japanese-American Internment Camp

Susan Hill

The conditions of Japanese-American internment camps and the art creations that were produced in the camps during these difficult times.

11 “What's Eating Gilbert Stuart? An Intimate Look at America's First

Paparazzo” Chuck Tampio

Best known for his portraits of George Washington and four succeeding

presidents, Stuart was a complex artist whose larger body of work deserves

a new look.

18 “All Aboard for Street Car Art” Alinda Hakanson

Public art, commissioned for the Tucson streetcar route with the theme “flow” is explored along with the artist who created these forms of public art.

25 “The Barnes Foundation Saga” Ellie Gabriel

History of the Barnes collection and the six decades long fight to relocate it from suburban Merion, PA to Philadelphia.

Arizona Humanities Council Series:

Friday, February 13th 2:00 PM Celebrate Arizona’s 103rd Birthday with Historian, Jim Turner and his presentation A Photographic History of Arizona from Prehistory to the Present”.

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

Page Turners Monthly Book Club  “The Unwinding” by George Packer.  Ask for copies of the book at the Library front desk. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month (unless there is a holiday) Tuesday, February 10th 1:30-3:00 pm.

(Next month will be Tuesday, March 10th and “Can’t we Talk About Something more Pleasant” by Roz Chast)

The Author Talks

February 3- Eve Dew Crook author of Taking the Tumble

February 17 – Jack Pirtle author of Field of View

Weekly Children’s Programs:

No Registration.

Baby Storytime – Tuesdays, 10:30 AM

Toddler Storytime – Wednesdays, 9:30 AM

Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays, 10:30 AM

Homework Help – Thursdays, 3-5 PM

Monthly Children’s Programs:

Read to a Dog:  Saturday, February 7,  12:30 PM

No registration

Create Club:  Valentine’s Crafts Saturday, February 14,  2:00 PM

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day by making crafts for someone you love!

No registration.


Lego Club:  Saturday, February 21,  2:00 PM

We supply the Legos. What will you create?

No registration.

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Getting your newsletter via email rather than postal mail saves money that can be used for buying materials and supporting programs.

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 February 2015

Events at Sahuarita Library


Yarn Addicts



Call 520-594-5495 for next meeting date.




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.

Executive Director of Tucson Festival of Books to Speak at Library

Marcy Euler, Executive Director of the Tucson Festival of Books, will speak about this year’s Festival in the Green Valley Library at 10 am on February 6.  Ms. Euler will talk about the history and success of the Festival, touch on highlights of this year’s program, and give an overview about how best to plan for your time at the Festival. Hundreds of authors will appear at the Festival, so it is best to preview what is available and have a plan.  Ms. Euler will demonstrate how to use the Festival website to find what you are interested in and create a printable program for yourself.

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, 2015.  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 2015.pdf for the Tucson Festival of Books.

Would you like a printable list of this month’s events at the library?
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