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

January 2015

Adult Program Weekly:

Learn to Play Better Chess with Roger – Experienced players come onTuesdays, from 1-2:30 pm.  School-age children and beginners can learn chess with Roger on Saturdays 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

Friday, January 23 • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

“Father Kino: The Noblest  Southwesterner of All”

Presenters Rosie Garcia and Mark O’Hare of the Kino Heritage Society share the story of Father Kino, the pioneer missionary, scientist and explorer, who worked tirelessly along with his beloved O’odham people in building a chain of 24 missions in the Sonoran Desert while encountering the dangers of the frontier.

Focus on Art – Spring 2015

All Art Talks are presented by Docents from the Tucson Museum of Art Wednesdays at 2 pm.

Wednesday, January  7

“Charlie Russell Meets Picasso: Encounter at Judith Basin”

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.

Wednesday, January  14

“Art in Public Spaces” Bill Obenchain

Exploring the role of public art in the western world, we examine its ability

to convey a message while adding beauty to the environment.

Wednesday, January  21

“Worlds of Enchantment: “The Art of Maxfield Parrish”

Carlye Dundon

Maxfield Parrish's magical paintings made him one of the most successful and prolific artists of the Golden Age of Illustration.

Wednesday, January  28

“Charmed! Small Blessings: The Art and Power of Amulets, Charms and Talismans” Kay Jensen

Amulets, charms and talismans are found worldwide and used as powerful

objects. Their creation incorporates a range of materials, colors and shapes, which all have purpose.

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 (Jan 12th)  and 4th Thursday (Jan 22nd) 3:00 PM

Special Poetry event at January 12th meeting:  Sculptor Anna Flores, founder of  “Poetry in the Wild” a community project to bring poets, artists and all who appreciate art and nature onto the Anza Trail in celebration.

Page Turners Monthly Book Club

Jan. 13 Tucson’s Forgotten Generation: A Biographical Memoir of the Dunbar Neighborhood   by Rita Elliot. Special Author Visit:  Author Rita Elliot will be meeting with the Book Club to discuss her book

Ask for copies of the book at the Library front desk. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00 pm.

The Author Talks Select Tuesdays 2 pm

January 6 – C. Michael Bennis author of Dangerous and Desirable

January 20 – Dan Baldwin author of Find Me

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

With Howard Relin

Thursday, January 22nd 1:00 PM

“Manon Lescaut” and “La Boheme”

Drawing Studio Classes: Color:  An Art Workshop for Senior Adults 6 week session starts Thursdays  January 15 2015-February 19 2015 1:00-2:30 P.M. Registration Required.

Through a series of simple, fun exercises you will learn the basics of color mixing, how colors work together to create  color harmonies and how to use color for self-expression. Celebrate yourself and color!  Space is limited and you must be available for the entire 6-week session.

Call 520-594-5295 to register.


Weekly Children’s Programs:

No Registration.

Baby Storytime – Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime – Wednesdays, 9:30 am

Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Monthly Children’s Programs

Sensory Friendly Storytime: Saturday, January 4,  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, January 4,  12:30 PM

No Registration.

Lego Club:  January 18,  2:00 PM

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 January 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.

Program News!

Do You Know About the Bookstore Annex?


The Friends of the Green Valley Library Annex Bookstore is located at:

101 S. La Canada #58 in the Green Valley Village. 

The bookstore is open Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 9-12.

January Sale! at the Annex

During the entire month of January all of our hardbound fiction and trade paperbacks will be on sale for $0.50/ea or 3 for $1.00.  This is FICTION only!

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 web.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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