Spooks and Spirits of Yuma

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Learn about Yuma’s haunted history! On Wednesday, October 29th, Tammy Snook from the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area will present “Spooks and Spirits of Yuma” at Yuma County Libraries. Discover locations in the Yuma area that are supposedly haunted! There is no charge to attend.

Wednesday, October 29th @ 10:00 a.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ
(928) 783-5415

Wednesday, October 29th @ 3:00 p.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

3rd Annual Fall Festival @ Somerton Library

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The Somerton Library will host the 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy stories, games, crafts, and a Halloween costume contest! Light refreshments will be served. 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.

Teen Read Week!

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The Yuma County Library District joins libraries across the nation to celebrate Teen Read Week October 13th-18th. Celebrated every October, Teen Read Week encourages teens to read for the fun of it and check out what’s new at their library.

Monday, October 13th @ 4:00 p.m.
Film: The Addams Family (1991)
Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. (PG-13) Based on the comics by Charles Addams.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Tuesday, October 14th @ 4:00 p.m.
Film: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (PG-13) Based on the Marvel Comics.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, October 15th @ 4:00 p.m.
BookFace
Use a library book to create a “bookface” illusion, take a picture, and share it on Snapchat!
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Thursday, October 16th @ 4:00 p.m.
Book Dominoes
Help make the longest domino line possible using books from the Teen Room.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Friday, October 17th @ 3:00 p.m.
Deconstructed Book Art
Fold, roll, and paint the pages of a discarded book and see what you can make! Supplies will be provided.
San Luis Library, 1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Friday, October 17th @ 4:00 p.m.
Flashback Friday
Enjoy old school gaming and movies in the Teen Room.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ  

Saturday, October 18th @ 3:00 p.m.
Paint a Superhero Pumpkin
Paint and decorate a pumpkin with materials supplied by the library! Supplies are limited—register in the Teem Room or online through the Calendar of Events.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Saturday, October 18th, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Zombie Apocalypse party
Dress in your best zombie attire and enjoy zombie-themed fun. Afterwards, check out our zombie books and graphic novels! There is no charge to attend.
Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

How to use tutor.com workshop

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You’ve got homework. We’ve got help! Located at the Yuma Main Library, the Digital Homework Help Center features study guides, tablets and PCs, and access to online resources, including tutor.com, a subscription service with live tutors for math, science, social studies and English.

Want to learn more? On Wednesday, October 8th, tutor.com trainer Bob Bonocore will present “How to use tutor.com” from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Parents, educators, and students are welcome. There is no charge to attend.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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

Homework Center Open House @ Main Library

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The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with Yuma Union High School District and the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center, is pleased to introduce the Digital Homework Help Center for students ages 13-24.

Located at the Yuma Main Library, the Digital Homework Help Center features study guides, tablets and PCs, and access to online resources, including tutor.com, a subscription service with live tutors for math, science, social studies and English.

Parents, educators, and students are invited to an Open House on Thursday, October 2nd, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Meet library staff and discover how the Digital Homework Help Center can help make your school year a success! There is no charge to attend.

Banned Books Week

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2014 marks the 32nd anniversary of Banned Books Week. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans to celebrate their freedom to read!

Beginning Monday, September 22nd, sign up to do “time in the slammer” and read in a Library jail cell! Cells are located inside the Main, Foothills, Heritage, San Luis, Somerton, and Wellton, and are available for half-hour intervals during library open hours.

In conjunction with Banned Books Week, Librarian Jim Patrick presents “Music Censorship: Banned Bands and Taboo Tunes” at Yuma County Libraries. Enjoy an interactive history of music censorship, including stories about the Ed Sullivan Show, the anti-ragtime movement, and the FBI investigation of “Louie, Louie!”

Monday, September 22nd @ 6:30 p.m.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

Friday, September 26th @ 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Library, 350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ
(928) 783-5415

Arizona Western College Professor Kimberly Poorbaugh will discuss “Nazi Book Burnings and Censorship” on Wednesday, September 24th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

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, on Thursday, September 18th and 25th, to “Look Up!” The group meets in the Foothills Library parking lot. Lawn chairs, binoculars, and telescopes welcome! There is no charge to attend.

Thursday, September 18th @ 7:00 p.m.
Messier Madness!
Learn about early astronomer Charles Messier.

Thursday, September 25th @ 7:00 p.m.
Look Up!
View the moon and constellations, discuss the journey to the stars, and find out what’s new in the world of astronomy.

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

Hispanic Heritage Month @ Main Library

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Main Library! On Friday, September 12th, join us in the Centennial Heritage Area at 7:00 p.m. for live music and dance performances by Gadsden Elementary School mariachi band Flor del Desierto, folkloric music group Sikuris, mariachi singer Camila Ruiz, and the Gadsden School District Folkloric Dancers. Local Hispanic community organizations will provide information on their programs and services to the public. There is no charge to attend this family friendly event.

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

Pet First Aid

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Learn First Aid for Pets at Yuma County Libraries! On Saturday, September 6th and 27th, presenters from Southwest CPR and First Aid will teach you the skills and techniques needed to administer first aid to household pets, and important steps pet owners can take to avoid high veterinary costs. There is no charge to attend.

Saturday, September 6th @ 11:00 a.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

Saturday, September 6th @ 2:00 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ
(928) 627-2149

Saturday, September 27th @ 11:00 a.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ
(928) 783-5415

Saturday, September 27th @ 2:00 p.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ
(928) 342-1640

LEGO Clubs

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Is your child a LEGO enthusiast? Check out this week’s LEGO Clubs!

Thursday, August 28th @ 4:00 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Saturday, August 30th @ 11:00 a.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ

Saturday, August 30th @ 1:00 p.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ