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

Veterans Day Program @ Somerton Library

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Celebrate Veterans Day at the Somerton Library! On Wednesday, November 5th, children of all ages are invited learn about Veterans Day and make personalized dog tags at 2:15 p.m. Materials will be provided. 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.

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.