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

November 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, November 7, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, November 8, 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, November 14, 1-2 pm;     

Part 2 – Saturday, November 15, 9:30-10:30 am

Exploring Google

Google is a leading search engine that helps you locate information on the Internet.  In this course, you will learn about some of the other useful and fun features of Google, including news, maps, videos, calendars and health and financial information.

Friday, November 21, 1-2:30 pm    

Privacy and Security

Learn about online privacy, spam, viruses, hoaxes and inappropriate online behavior.

Saturday, November 22, 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 these Saturdays:  Oct 11th and Nov 8th 9:00-10:30 am and Nov 22nd 1:00-2:30.

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

Lectures and Monthly Programs

All Ages Create Club:  Holiday Gifts

Prepare for the holidays! Learn how to make beautiful handmade cards using the Iris Folding Technique. Also, learn how to make amazing handmade bows for all of your holiday wrapping. All ages.

Saturday, November 8th, 2 PM

Arizona History and Wildlife Series

Wednesday, Nov 5th 2 pm

For God, Gold, and Glory: the Coronado Expedition, 1540-1542

In 1540, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado entered Arizona with the largest European expedition ever gathered in North America. Historians have puzzled over Coronado’s exact route through Arizona.  This program , by Jim Turner, allows audiences to travel with the entourage through historic images.

Wednesday, Nov 19th 2 pm

Homesteading and Ranching in Southeastern Arizona

Historian Robin Pinto discusses land use and cultural changes from early Anglo-Hispanic settlement, to community development and cattle ranching in Southern Arizona, from the 1870s to the present.  Natural resources, economic events, and federal laws such as the Homestead Act defined and constrained how settlers survived or failed on those landscapes.

Focus on Art - Fall 2014

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

Thursday, November 13th  2:00 PM “El Naciemiento” presented by Sandy Cord.

On display in the historic Casa Cordova at the Tucson Museum of Art. An elaborate arrangement of hundreds of miniature figures celebrating the Christmas spirit.

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; Monday, Nov 10th only this month due to Thanksgiving holiday.

Page Turners Monthly Book Club  “Levels of Life” by Julian Barnes.  Ask for copies of the book at the Library front desk. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month (unless there is a holiday) Wed November 12th 1:30-3:00 pm.

The Author Talks

Nov 4th 2 pm Daniel Putman, author of Psychological Courage

Nov 18th 2 pm Camille Gannon, author of Woman Overboard

Weekly Children’s Programs:

No Registration.

Baby Story Time – Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Toddler Story Time – Wednesdays, 9:30 am

Preschool Story Time – Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Monthly Children’s Programs

Sensory Friendly Storytime: Saturday, November 1st  @ 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, November 1st  @ 12:30 PM

No Registration

Create Club:  Sugar Skulls  Nov. 1,  2:00 PM

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and  decorate a sugar skull with glitter, feathers, sequins and more!

No Registration.

Create Club:  Holiday Gifts  Nov 8,  2:00 PM

Prepare for the holidays by learning how to make beautiful handmade cards and bows!

No Registration.

Lego Club:  Bricks 4 Kidz Enrichment Program  Nov 15,  2:00 PM

Stem based program. Children will experience hands-on engineering fundamentals as they build motorized models using LEGO bricks.   Ages 5+.

Registration is required and opens November 1st.

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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 - October 2014.pdf.

Copyright Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library November 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

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Program News!

Author Talks

November 4th..2:00 pm

Daniel Putman, author of Psychological Courage


November 18th..2 pm


Camille Gannon, author of Woman Overboard


Arizona History & Wildlife Series

November 5th: 2:00 p.m.


For God, Glory and Gold, The Coronado Expedition 1540-1542

Travel with historian Jim Turner as Francisco Vasquez de Coronado enters Arizona in 1540.

(Jim Turner returns February 13th; 2:00 p.m. celebrating Arizona's 103rd birthday.)


Focus on Art Series

All art talks are presented by docents from the Tucson Museum of Art


Thursday, November 13th  2:00 PM

“El Naciemiento” (The Nativity) presented by Sandy Cord.

On display in the historic Casa Cordova at the Tucson Museum of Art, El Naciemiento (the Nativity) is an elaborate arrangement of hundreds of miniature figures celebrating the Christmas spirit.


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

Click here to download the list of Green Valley Library Programs November 2014.pdf