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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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.



Events at Green Valley Library


May 2015


Green Valley Library Programs

May, 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.

Part 1 – Friday, May 1st, 1-2:30 pm  


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.


Friday, May 8th , 1-2:30 pm


  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, May 15th , 1-2:30 pm    


Gmail

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. 

Friday, May 22nd , 1-2:30 pm;     


Adult Program Weekly:


Learn to Play Better Chess with Roger – Tuesdays, from 1-2:30 pm.


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


Lectures and Monthly Programs


Focus on Art

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

Wednesday, May 13th 2:00 PM

“The Architecture of Mary Colter: Builder Upon Red Earth” Susan Hill

Mary Colter designed and built buildings that grew out of the land and reflected the history and culture of the area.


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  May 11th and May 28th



Page Turners Monthly Book Club  Tuesday, May 12th   “The Maytrees” by Annie Dillard.  Ask for copies of the book at the Library front desk.


The Author Talks  Special Author Talk Friday, May 1st 2:00 PM

Author Ricahrd Collins will be discussing his book:

“RIDING BEHIND THE PADRE: HORSEBACK VIEWS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER”

Chosen as a Southwestern Book of the Year for 2014


Conversational Spanish Class

Back by Popular Demand -  Conversational Spanish with Yolanda DeCruz! All levels of ability welcome.  Call the library to sign up 594-5295

10:00 am -12:30 pm on these Saturdays:  May 9th, May 23rd, May 30th,  June 13th June 27th 


Cutting the Cord on High Cost Pay TV Lectures Series

Presented by Bob Ogus

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. A 4-part Series  May 2nd, May 16th, June 6th and June 20th.


Gallery of the Masters Art DVD Viewing and Discussion  “Get to Know Degas”

Wednesday, May 20th 2:00 PM


Broadway at the Library – DVD viewing “Oklahoma” 1999 filmed in London

Join us for great entertainment and snacks.

Thursday, May 28th 2:00 PM


Up Coming Events:

“Bats of Arizona” Presented by Colossal Cave Mountain Park A program for all ages

Saturday, June 5th 11:00 AM


“Working With Our Minds – Goals, Willpower and Attention” Presented by Well Ways of Tucson

A program for adults and teens

Saturday, June 5th 2:00-4:00 PM




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 (summer break begins May 14th)


Monthly Children’s Programs:


Read to a Dog:  Saturday, May 2,  12:30 PM

No registration


Science Saturday:  Portable Planetarium Marvel Comics Astronomy  Saturday May 9,  2:00 PM

Presented by Portable Planetarium.  Marvel characters named after stars and constellations are ubiquitous, and kids will enjoy the exploration of astronomy and the Marvel Universe they know so well. Participants crawl inside an inflatable planetarium and view the stars and constellations on the ceiling of the dome.  Ages 5 and up.                                                                                                                                                                                    Space is limited. Registration is recommended and opens April 25th. Call 520-594-5295 to register.

Lego Club:  Saturday, May 16,  2:00 PM

We supply the Legos. What will you create?

No registration. 

Puppet Show: “Oink, Oink, Inc.”  Saturday, May 23, 2:00 PM

Presented by Gwen Ray's Hanuman Puppet Theatre.

How where and what to build? Find the answers in a hilarious, bilingual re-telling of this tale by some unconventional characters.  No Registration. All ages.

 Ronald McDonald Saturday, May 30, 2:00 PM

Presented by Ronald McDonald 
Become a Hero with Ronald McDonald this summer.

Magic  Music and Games. Discover the Hero in You, Fun for the whole family! What is your story?

No Registration. All ages.

Early June Programs:

Tuesday, 06/02/15 – 2:00 PM – Hunters and Hunted

Presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Meet the carnivores of the desert and their prey.  Study the skills and body structures of these animals.  Determine how predators are successful hunters, and how their prey is often able to escape!

Registration is required and opens May 12th. Call 520-594-5295. All ages.

 

Thursday, 06/04/15  — 2:00 PM — Handmade Recycled Journals for Teens

Presented by Julia Miller.

Create fabulous handmade journals out of recycled materials. Learn how to bind materials for a fun, functional journal. Registration is required and opens May 21st. Call 520-594-5295. Ages 13 and up.

 

 

Saturday, 06/06/15 – 2:00 PM – Super Bubbles!

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! We have a giant bubble with your name on it! Get wrapped up in a bubble, make bubble art, and more! Fun for all ages! 

No Registration.  All ages.

 

Saturday, 06/06/15 — 12:30 PM — Read to a Dog

Come read to Annie or Chewy. The love it when kids read to them!

No Registration. All ages.

Copyright Friends of the Pima-Green Valley Library May 2015

Events at Sahuarita Library



          


Yarn Addicts


THIS GROUP MEETS

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY FROM 2PM TO 4PM

Call 520-594-5495 for next meeting date.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLY FOR BEGINNERS AND

SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED.


KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO JOINUS. BRING YOUR CURRENT PROJECT AND LET’S SHARE OUR IDEAS, KNOWLEDGE AND HAVE AN ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON.



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

520-594-5490

 

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.
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SPRING BOOKSTORE SALE

At the Annex in Green Valley Village


VHS Video Sale-All Month--3 for $1.00


Come see our large selection of Biographies--on sale all month for 1/2 the marked price.


We are celebrating five years here in the Green Valley Village and hope you will come by and shop our great book bargains.  Our hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 am-3 pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm We care closed on Mondays.


Mystery Lovers Bookclub meets on Monday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m.  All are welcome.



New!!! Program Flyers for Library Programs

Newly designed flyers are now available each month highlighting programs for children and adults. Click the images below to download a printable copy of the calendar and program details flyers. Download a text copy May2015Green Valley Library Programs.pdf.


















































 

Volunteer Needed to Help Coordinate Bus Trip to the Tucson Festival of Books,

March 12, 2016


The Friends of the Green Valley Library has been sponsoring a bus trip to the Tucson Festival of Books in March of the past 2 years on the campus of the University of Arizona.


The Friends need a volunteer to work with the Marketing Committee to help publicize and coordinate the trip.


The Coordinator would work with the person who did this year’s bus trip and meet as useful with the Friends Marketing Committee.   


The tasks involved are straightforward, and materials such as flyers and posters exist and only need to be updated.  The Friends Treasurer receives registrations, deposits fees and passes registration forms to the Coordinator.


This volunteer might be a winter visitor since much of the activity takes place from January through March.


A detailed list of activities is available upon request.


Contact:      Arthur Dixon, Marketing Committee

 aldixon3@gmail.com      404-285-8200