August 2014 Employee of the Month

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Lauren Regenhardt, Teen Services Manager, has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for August 2014. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude.

Lauren received a mounted certificate, a name plate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung in the Main Library during the month of August.

Congratulations Lauren!

Digital Publishing 101 @ Main Library

Do you have an idea for Arizona’s next great novel? The 2015 OneBook AZ Goes Digital eBook Writing Competition will be accepting submissions for children’s, teens, and adult manuscripts from October 1 – October 14. One title from each category will be featured in the statewide OneBookAZ community read program, sponsored by the Arizona Center for the Book, and the authors will tour the state in support of the program. For more information, visit www.onebookaz.org

Need help? On Saturday, August 16th, Chris Howard and Melissa Stevens will present “Write On: Digital Publishing 101”, a presentation/question & answer session about independent eBook publishing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Topics such as selecting a self-publishing website and formatting your manuscript will be covered. There is no charge to attend.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

Make Your Own Comic Book @ Heritage Library

Do you have a great story to tell? The library invites you to “Make Your Own Comic Book!” Visit the Heritage Library every Friday in August at 2:00 p.m. to get help with sketching, developing characters, and writing a compelling story. All ages are welcome! There is no charge to attend.

The Heritage Library is located at 350 S Third Avenue.

Look Up! Stargazing @ Foothills Library

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Stargazers can enjoy the cosmos at the Foothills Library! Join Ken Conway, who has presented astronomy programs as a National Park Ranger, Thursday, July 31st to “Look Up!” View the moon and constellations, discuss the journey to the stars, and get updates on the Curiosity Rover. Lawn chairs, binoculars, and telescopes welcome! There is no charge to attend. The group will meet in the Foothills Library parking lot at 8:00 p.m.

The Foothills Library is located at 13226 E. South Frontage Road. For more information, call (928) 342-1640.

“Read to Lead” Teen Book Club @ San Luis Library

Share your love of books and reading! The second meeting of the “Read to Lead” book club for teens will be held Tuesday, July 29th, at 3:00 p.m. at the San Luis Library. Meet fellow readers, discuss your favorite books, and make suggestions for future book club titles and activities. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend.

The San Luis Library is located at 1075 N 6th Avenue in San Luis, Arizona. For more information, call (928) 627-8344.

Egg Drop Experiment @ San Luis Library

Teens can attempt to become masters of physics at the San Luis Library! On Friday, July 25th, craft your Egg Protection Cradle (EPC) at 3:00 p.m. Everyone will be limited to the same supplied materials with which to build their EPC. At 4:00 p.m., find out if your EPC will prevent a fresh egg from breaking when it’s dropped from the second floor of the library!

The San Luis Library is located at 1075 N 6th Avenue in San Luis, Arizona. For more information, call (928) 627-8344.

July 2014 Employee of the Month

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Ana Vargas, Account Clerk III, has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for July 2014. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude. Ana received a mounted certificate, a name plate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung in the Main Library during the month of July.

Congratulations Ana!

Digital Photo Editing @ Main Library

Tired of photos with red eye, blemished skin, and other imperfections? Librarian Nicholas Dawson will teach you how to edit digital photos using Photoshop and GIMP on Saturday, July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Participants are welcome to bring photos on a flash drive. There is no charge to attend.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

Milk Carton Cars @ Somerton Library

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Race to the finish line at the Somerton Library! On Saturday, July 5th, children of all ages are invited to the Somerton Library at 1:00 p.m. to build milk carton cars. Design your car to go as fast as possible, and test it out in a race with other kids! There is no charge to attend.

The Somerton Library is located at 240 Canal Street in Somerton, AZ. For more information, call (928) 627-2149.

Lifehacks! @ Main Library

Learn how to utilize everyday household items in new and exciting ways! On Wednesday, July 2nd, at 6:00 p.m., Librarian Nick Dawson will share “Lifehacks,” shortcuts to improve your life. Topics include the $15 air conditioner, various uses for vinegar, how to get the most out of your microwave, and more! There is no charge to attend.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.