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

Milk Carton Cars

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.

Optical Illusions @ Somerton Library

Trick your friends using optical illusions at the Somerton Library! On Tuesday, July 1st, kids of all ages are invited to create illusions using light, color, and patterns at 1:00 p.m. Afterwards, test your illusion with friends! 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.

Defensa Personal para Mujeres @ Main Library

On Wednesday, June 25th, Sensei Francisco Aguilar from Yuma Shorin Ryu Karate will teach “Defensa Personal para Mujeres” (Women’s Self Defense Workshop) for women ages 13 and older at 5:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn practical, quick and easy self-defense strategies. There is no charge to attend.

Please note, instruction will be offered in English and Spanish. Participants should wear comfortable clothes.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call Alex Garcia, Teen/Spanish Outreach, (928) 373-6481.

Family Science Day @ San Luis Library

On Wednesday, June 25th, families are invited to the San Luis Library for Family Science Day! Join us at 1:00 p.m. to make Elephant’s Toothpaste, Monster Boogers, Solar S’mores, and more! There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited.

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

Healthy Story Hour @ Somerton Library

Children of all ages can enjoy story time at the Somerton Library! On Friday, June 20th and 27th, join Miss Jessica at 10:30 a.m. for food-related stories, songs, games and activities designed to help children build strong language and literacy skills and lifelong healthy eating habits. 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.

The Science of Doctor Who @ Foothills Library

Can sonic screwdrivers work? Why is the TARDIS bigger on the inside? Is time really wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey? On Wednesday, June 25th, science fiction fans are invited to discuss “The Science of Doctor Who” at 1:00 p.m. at the Foothills Library. First aired in 1963, Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction show on television.

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

Sing along with Steve Weeks!

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Sing and dance to the quirky, upbeat songs of Parents’ Choice Award musician Steve Weeks when he visits Yuma County Libraries June 27th and 28th! There is no charge to attend this family-friendly program.

Friday, June 27th
Friday, June 27th @ 10:30 a.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Friday, June 27th @ 1:30 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Friday, June 27th @ 3:30 p.m.
San Luis Library
1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Saturday, June 28th
Saturday, June 28th @ 11:00 a.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ

Saturday, June 28th @ 1:30 p.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Saturday, June 28th @ 3:30 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ