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

March 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, March 6, 1-2 pm;
Part 2 – Saturday, Saturday, March 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, March 20, 1-2 pm;

Part 2 – Saturday, March 21, 9:30-10:30 am

Adult Program Weekly:

Learn to Play Better Chess with Roger – Tuesdays, from 1-2:30 pm. can learn chess with Roger on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 1:00-2:30.

School-age children and beginners

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, March 26th 1:00 PM

“La Fanciulla del West” and “Turandot”

Arizona History and Wildlife Series
Tuesday, March 24th • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction in the Santa Catalina Mountains
Join Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Manager Joe Sacco for an overview and history of Desert Bighorn Sheep in Arizona and their reintroduction into the Santa Catalina Mountains. This presentation discusses logistics and problems in repatriating sheep to historic habitats near Tucson and describes the goals the program hopes to achieve. 

Focus on Art - Fall 2014

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

4 “Erte: Wearable Art” Nadine Korth
Erte's costume jewelry and clothing designs that he did for Harper's Bazaar

11 “Matisse: The Magnificent Master of Color” Susie Heintz

Color, texture, pattern and passion abound when Henri Matisse is mentioned. We explore his innovative style: examine his fierce rivalry
and secret partnership with Picasso.

18 “Leonardo da Vinci: More than the Mona Lisa” Larry Richter

Explores the incredible variety of Leonardo da Vinci's interests as an engineer, scientist, architect, cartographer, sculptor, and anatomist, etc.

25 “Pre-Raphaelites: Young Romantics Seeing Themselves” Vida Thomas
Groups of young Romantics during the Victorian Area.

Arizona Humanities Council Series:

Friday, March 13th 2:00 PM
Gregory McNamee will present “ Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona.”

Wednesday, April 1st 2:00 PM
Carolyn O’Bagy Davis will present “Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts.”

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

Tuesday, March 10th and “Can’t we Talk About Something more Pleasant” by Roz Chast Ask for copies of the book at the Library front desk. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

The Author Talks Select Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 PM

March 3 – Sharon Sterling author of The Well
March 17 – Steven Wolf author of Comet’s Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
April 7 – Poet John Stuart Watkins kicks off National Poetry Month with readings from his book Black and White Are Only Shades Of Gray, Or So They Say

Special Author Talk and Book Signing with New York Times Best Selling Author, JA Jance
Friday, March 13th 11:00 AM Ms Jance is promoting her new book, Cold Betrayal – An Ali Reynolds Novel
This is a free event. Because space is limited tickets must be obtained in advance. Books will be available for purchase. Free tickets are available at the library March 6th starting at 10 am.

The Coast Guard in Vietnam Friday, March 27th 2:00 PM

A viewing of the Military Channel’s DVD “The Coast Guard at War” and a talk with Jerry Sampont who served with the Coast Guard in Vietnam and appears in the film. Learn about the critical yet often unsung role the Coast Guard played during the War in Vietnam.

Weekly Children’s Programs:

No Registration.

Homework Help – Thursdays, 3-5 PM Monthly Children’s Programs:

Read to a Dog: Saturday, March 7, 12:30 PM No registration

Science Saturday: Sounds Like Science March 14, 2:00 PM
Presented by Mad Science. Spectacular science edu-tainment. Kids 5 and up. No Registration.

Lego Club: Saturday, March 21, 2:00 PM We supply the Legos. What will you create? 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 March 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.

Tucson Festival of Books--March 14, 2015

The Friends Bus to the Tucson Festival of Books is sold out.  But the Festival is still free and amazing. This year there will be online ticketing for the largest auditoriums so you  won’t have to stand in line only to find that you can’t get in to the most famous author presentations. 

The tickets will be free and available online in early March. Subscribe to the Festival email newsletter to get information when it’s available. See the link just below where you can sign up for the newsletter.

Find out more about the Festival of Books here.

Poets’ Corner News

The members of Poets' Corner have created a POET-TREE for the Poetry in the Wild show, scheduled for March 7 - April 16 along the Anza Trail in Tubac. The tree showcases the work of fourteen Poets' Corner poets with poems situated in individual boxes, hand-painted with images of birds and desert scenes and positioned around the central totem, A few poems also fly from the branches of the POET-TREE, and one (not yet installed) will be grasped by a high-flying bird attached to the tree. The 'tree' will be transported  to Tubac on March 3 for installation, and then, after the show is dismantled, the POET-TREE will, we hope, be displayed outside the Green Valley library for a few weeks.

Would you like a printable list of this month’s events at the library?
Click here to download the events for this month: Mar2015Green Valley Library Programs.pdfWelcome_files/Mar2015Green%20Valley%20Library%20Programs.pdfWelcome_files/Green%20Valley%20Library%20Programs%20December%202014.pdfshapeimage_3_link_0