Firefighter Story time @ Heritage Library

Families are invited to a special story time at the Heritage Library! On Friday, March 6th, Yuma firefighters will visit the library at 4:00 p.m. to talk about fire safety, read some of their favorite stories, and show everyone their fire truck and special firefighting equipment! There is no charge to attend.

The Heritage Library is located at 350 S Third Avenue. For more information, call (928) 783-5415.

Yuma Youth Fiddlers @ Main Library

On Saturday, March 7th, the Yuma Youth Fiddlers will perform from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Main Library. There is no charge to attend.

The Yuma Youth Fiddlers are a group of K-12 student musicians from Yuma Lutheran School and Southwestern Christian School. The group plays fiddle style music, including American bluegrass and Celtic, on violin, viola, cello, string bass and guitar. The group is directed by Margaret Fenske.

Burgers for Books! “Cover to Cover” Reading Program

The Yuma County Library District is partnering with In-N-Out Burger to offer burgers for books to children ages 4-12. Stop by any branch of the Yuma County Library District and sign up for the “Cover to Cover” reading program. Read 5 books between March 7th and April 18th and receive an award certificate with a coupon for a free burger from In-N-Out! Parents may read aloud to young children unable to read on their own to earn a coupon. Children are limited to earning 3 coupons during the program.

For more information, call the Youth Services Department at (928) 373-6468.

Dr. Seuss Movie Saturdays @ Wellton Library

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss all month long at the Wellton Library! Families are invited to the library every Saturday in March at 1:00 p.m. for movies based on Dr. Seuss books. There is no charge to attend.

Saturday, March 7th
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Sally and Conrad are two bored kids whose life is turned up-side-down when a talking cat comes to visit them. (PG)

Saturday, March 14th
Horton Hears A Who! (2008)
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. (G)

Saturday, March 21st
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (PG)

Saturday, March 28th
The Lorax (2012)
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. (PG)

The Wellton Library is located at 28790 San Jose Avenue in Wellton, AZ. For more information, call (928) 785-9575.

One Book Yuma Author Visits March 5th

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The 2015 One Book Yuma selection is Lady at the O.K. Corral: the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner.

“For nearly fifty years, she was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp: hero of the O.K. Corral and the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this fascinating biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her tale: a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention, and devotion. Reflective of America itself, her story brings us from the post–Civil War years to World War II, and from New York to the Arizona Territory to old Hollywood. In Lady at the O.K. Corral, you’ll learn how this aspiring actress and dancer—a flamboyant, curvaceous Jewish girl with a persistent New York accent—landed in Tombstone, Arizona, and sustained a lifelong partnership with Wyatt Earp, a man of uncommon charisma and complex heroism.”

Author Ann Kirschner will visit Yuma March 5, 2015 to host two community events.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Yuma Main Library
2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ 85364
Community talk followed by Q&A and book signing

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
AZ Western College/Northern AZ University
Schoening Conference Center (inside 3C building)
2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, AZ 85367
Community talk followed by Q&A and book signing

There is no charge to attend any event. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Arizona Western College bookstore.

One Book Yuma is brought to you by Arizona Western College/Northern Arizona University-Yuma Academic Library, Arizona Western College Office of Campus Life, Friends of Yuma County Libraries, Inc., Yuma County Library District, and the Yuma Sun.

Appalachian Reforestation @ Main Library

On Tuesday, February 24th, a Yuma Audubon Society member will present “Appalachian Reforestation after Surface Mining: a Strategy which Works” at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library. There is no charge to attend.

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

eBook Basics @ Foothills Library

On Thursday, February 26th, learn how to download eBooks for free from the library to various digital devices at 5:00 p.m. at the Foothills Library. Mobile devices welcome! Please charge your device before class.

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

Craft Expo @ San Luis Library

The San Luis Library will host a mini Craft Exhibition Tuesday, February 24th through Saturday, February 28th. Enjoy handmade goods including scrapbooking, crochet, and embroidery, and learn more about our library crafting groups! 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.

How to Mix Patterns and Colors @ Main Library

On Saturday, February 28th, Diane Hunt from Irresistible Interiors will present “How to Mix Patterns and Colors” at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn expert tips on successful color schemes and pattern combinations! There is no charge to attend; however, seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

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