Popcorn Olympics @ Somerton Library

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On Wednesday, January 28th, the Somerton Library will host the 2015 Popcorn Olympics! Children of all ages are invited to the library at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate all things popcorn by participating in our wacky Popcorn-themed Olympic games! 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.

Baseball in Yuma

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Batter up! Librarian Jim Patrick will present “Baseball in Yuma: The Ups and Downs of a Baseball Town” at Yuma County Libraries. Topics include minor league successes and failures, local teams and leagues, and Yuma’s role as a spring training location for professional baseball teams, including the San Diego Padres and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. There is no charge to attend.

Friday, January 16th ● 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Heritage Library, 350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ
(928) 783-5415

Tuesday, January 20th ● 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ
(928) 785-9575

Wednesday, January 21st ● 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

Tuesday, January 27th ● 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ
(928) 342-1640

Fraud Safety @ Yuma County Libraries

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The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with AARP, is hosting an Information Literacy Series to help educate people about health care, Social Security, and fraud safety. Karl Koenig, a trained volunteer with Arizona’s Community Educators Program, coordinated through the Arizona AARP State Office will present “Fraud Safety” January 10th and 23rd. Topics include avoiding scams, current scams affecting the public, and free safety resources.

Friday, January 9th @ 1:30 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ
(928) 785-9575

Saturday, January 10th @ 10:30 a.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ
(928) 342-1640

Friday, January 23rd @ 10:30 a.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

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 January 2nd and 3rd, to “Look Up!” The group meets in the Foothills Library parking lot at 7:00 p.m. Lawn chairs, binoculars, and telescopes welcome! There is no charge to attend.

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

Citrus Care @ Main Library

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On Thursday, December 18th, Master Gardener Bill Watts will present “Citrus Care and Culture” at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn how to cultivate citrus with proper soil, irrigation, and pruning. There is no charge to attend.

Upcoming topics in the Yuma Gardening Series include “Irrigation for Your Garden and Landscape” in January and “Pet Friendly Yards” in February. Meet fellow gardening enthusiasts and learn how to make things grow in Arizona!

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

Benefits of Social Security @ Yuma County Libraries

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The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with AARP, is hosting an Information Literacy Series to help educate people about health care, Social Security, and fraud safety.

Karl Koenig, a trained volunteer with Arizona’s Community Educators Program, coordinated through the Arizona AARP State Office will present “Social Security” December 12th and 13th. When should I start my retirement benefits? What other benefits does Social Security offer? How do I start the process? These and other questions will be answered in this AARP presentation.

Friday, December 12th @ 10:30 a.m.
Main Library

Saturday, December 13th @ 10:30 a.m.
Foothills Library

Rock Hounding @ Foothills Library

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On Saturday, November 29th, veteran rock-hounder Jack Vandelaar will present “Rock Hounding in Yuma County” at 2:00 p.m. at the Foothills Library. Learn where to look for rocks and gems, tips on how to identify them, and what you can make with the treasures you find in the desert! There is no charge to attend.

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

Odyssey of the Mind meeting

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Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.

On Wednesday, November 19th, the Main Library will host an informational meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the second floor classroom for students, parents, and educators interested in forming Odyssey of the Mind teams. Coach Adele Hennig will provide an overview of the program, examples of problems, and information on how to get involved! There is no charge to attend.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call Lauren Regenhardt, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487.

Affordable Care Act Presentation @ Main Library

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The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with AARP, is hosting an Information Literacy Series to help educate people about health care, Social Security, and fraud safety.

Karl Koenig, a trained volunteer with Arizona’s Community Educators Program, coordinated through the Arizona AARP State Office will present “Affordable Care Act” November 14th. Do you know what the healthcare law means for those with health insurance and those without, for people on Medicare, and for small business owners? Attend an AARP presentation to learn more about this important subject.

Friday, November 14th @ 10:30 a.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871