Employee of the Month April 2015

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Kathya Ochoa, Teen/Spanish Outreach Coordinator, has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for April 2015. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude. Kathya 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 San Luis Library during the month of April.

Congratulations Kathya!

40th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

sw_teddy-bear-picnic-April-2014Pack a sack lunch, grab your Teddy Bear, and join Booker Bear for the Yuma County Library’s 40th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic! The picnic will be held Saturday, March 28th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the Centennial Heritage Area lawn (weather permitting) at the Main Library. Enjoy games, stories, and photos with Booker Bear! Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend.

In the event of inclement weather, the picnic will be moved indoors to Meeting Rooms A-B-C in the Main Library.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call the Youth Services Department (928) 373-6468.

Author Sandra Pesmen, “Celebrities I Have Known”

Award-winning Chicago journalist Sandra Pesmen will visit Yuma County Libraries on March 24th and 25th to discuss “Celebrities I Have Known,” a slideshow presentation based on her 2011 book Stairway to the Stars: John Travolta, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers and Me.

The talk covers intimate, amusing stories about the many celebrities from film, TV, and theater, as well as authors that Pesman interviewed during the 30 years she worked as a feature writer for two Chicago newspapers. They include Joan Crawford, Lena Horne, Harry Belefonte, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Debbie Reynolds, and many more.

Sandra Pesmen graduated from Illinois College of Media and Communications. She worked as a reporter for Lerner Newspapers, and later as a features writer for the Chicago Daily News. When that paper folded, Ms. Pesmen became Founding Features Editor of Crain’s Chicago Business and later Crain Communications Corporate Features Editor. She also wrote “The Executive Woman” column in North Shore Magazine for 20 years.  She was inducted into the Illini Media Hall of Fame, and is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, March 24th ● 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ
(928) 342-1640

Wednesday, March 25th ● 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ
(928) 785-9575

What is Chiropractic? @ Foothills Library

Learn how to enhance your well-being with chiropractic! On Thursday, March 26th, Debra Ivey, Retired Doctor of Chiropractic, will present “What is Chiropractic?” at 10:30 a.m. at the Foothills Library. Learn about chiropractic techniques, and see a demonstration connecting breathing and gentle stretching. There is no charge to attend.

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

Family Movie: Big Hero 6

Families are invited to the Heritage Library on Friday, March 27th for a family movie. There is no charge to attend.

Friday, March 27th @ 3:00 p.m.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (PG) After the film, check out our books about superheroes.

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

Interior Design-How to Arrange Furniture

On Saturday, March 28th, Diane Hunt from Irresistible Interiors will present “How to Arrange Furniture” at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn arrangement guidelines that are practical, welcoming, and maximize space!

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.

Personal Finance Workshops @ Main Library

On Tuesday, March 17th, the Yuma Main Library, in collaboration with Money Management International, is hosting two FREE personal finance workshops. Learn how to take control of your financial situation and create financial security!

Tuesday, March 17th @ 10:00 a.m.
Managing Income and Expenses: getting from here to there
Wise financial management requires a series of daily choices.  With a spending plan, your choices are prioritized to help you stay on track and follow the plan. Learn how to create a budget; monitor your progress; manage the flow of income and expenses; comparison shop; and protect your assets.

Tuesday, March 17th @ 11:00 a.m.
Credit Reports and Credit Score: Getting the most mileage from credit
Accurate information in your credit report is the key to obtaining the best credit terms and rates. Learn how to obtain, read, understand, and dispute inaccurate information on your credit report. Discover how your credit score can affect more than your ability to establish or re-establish credit.

Both workshops will be held in Room B. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call Lori German, Money Management International Regional Director, at (602) 674-4820, or Andrew Zollman, Business Librarian, at (928) 373-6480.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive.

Orchid Care and Culture @ Main Library

Meet fellow gardening enthusiasts and learn how to make things grow in Arizona! On Thursday, March 19th, Master Gardener Dalene Kelly will present “Orchid Care and Culture” at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn the basics about how to care for orchids in the Desert Southwest. There is no charge to attend.

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

“My Extraordinary Life” author Monica Vickers

On Friday, March 20th, author Monica Vickers will discuss her book My Extraordinary Life at 10:30 a.m. at the Foothills Library.

Monica was born with 3 missing limbs and was not expected to survive even a few weeks, let alone live a full adult life. My Extraordinary Life is an inspirational, uplifting book describing struggles, joys, and hardships associated with growing up with a disability. Books will be available for purchase, and book signings will commence after the program. There is no charge to attend.

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

Robot Hands @ Main Library

Kids ages 8-12 are invited to the Main Library on Friday, March 20th, to make robot hands at 3:30 p.m. Use everyday objects such as straws, cups, and string to construct a robot hand with moving fingers! There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited.

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