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

August 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, August 15, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, August 16, 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, August 22, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, August 23, 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.

Two Parts:

Part 1 – Friday, August 29, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, August 30, 9:30-10:30 am

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

“Life of a Black Bear” Sandy Reith of Pima County Natural Resources will help you learn about the natural history and habits of black bears in Arizona during a digital slide presentation.  She’ll also discuss some tips for discouraging black bears that may be visiting your community.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2:00 pm

Focus on Art - Summer 2014

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

Thursday, August 14thth 2:00 PM “Seeing Jazz” Presented by Kay Jensen

Artists respond in painting, sculpture, and other media to the rhythm and syncopation of Jazz music.

Opera 101 New Program Offering!  “The Opera Lady” Maureen Brooks brings Opera 101 to the library. This session will focus on the male voices: Tenors, Baritones, and Basses.

Tuesday, August 19th 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 14th and 28th.

“Alzheimer’s: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alheimer’s” Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Friday, August 8th 9:30 am.

“I Remember – Writing Program”: - Marge Pelligrino
Find out what makes a memory pop off the page.  Join writer Marge Pelligrino in a one hour writing workshop to capture memories.  No writing experience needed.

Saturday, August 16th 10:00-11:00 am.

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, August 2 @ 12:30 PM

Lego Club – Saturday, August 16 @ 2 PM


Next Month:

09/06/14 – 12:30 PM – Read to a Dog 

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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 .

Copyright Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library August 2014

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.

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.