One Book Yuma Author Visits March 5th

sw_One-Book-Yuma-2015

 

The 2015 One Book Yuma selection is Lady at the O.K. Corral: the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner.

“For nearly fifty years, she was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp: hero of the O.K. Corral and the most famous lawman of the Old West. Yet Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp has nearly been erased from Western lore. In this fascinating biography, Ann Kirschner brings Josephine out of the shadows of history to tell her tale: a spirited and colorful tale of ambition, adventure, self-invention, and devotion. Reflective of America itself, her story brings us from the post–Civil War years to World War II, and from New York to the Arizona Territory to old Hollywood. In Lady at the O.K. Corral, you’ll learn how this aspiring actress and dancer—a flamboyant, curvaceous Jewish girl with a persistent New York accent—landed in Tombstone, Arizona, and sustained a lifelong partnership with Wyatt Earp, a man of uncommon charisma and complex heroism.”

Author Ann Kirschner will visit Yuma March 5, 2015 to host two community events.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Yuma Main Library
2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ 85364
Community talk followed by Q&A and book signing

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
AZ Western College/Northern AZ University
Schoening Conference Center (inside 3C building)
2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, AZ 85367
Community talk followed by Q&A and book signing

There is no charge to attend any event. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Arizona Western College bookstore.

One Book Yuma is brought to you by Arizona Western College/Northern Arizona University-Yuma Academic Library, Arizona Western College Office of Campus Life, Friends of Yuma County Libraries, Inc., Yuma County Library District, and the Yuma Sun.

Budgeting Workshop @ Wellton Library

sw_budgeting-basics

 

Gain control of your personal finances! On Saturday, February 28th, the Wellton Library is offering a free budgeting workshop in English and Spanish. Learn how to create and maintain a budget that works. There is no charge to attend.

English presentation     9:00-11:00 a.m.
Spanish presentation    12:00-2:00 p.m.

The Wellton Library is located at 28790 San Jose Avenue in Wellton, AZ. For more information, call (928) 785-9575.

Butterfield Trail @ Main Library

sw_butterfield-trail

 

On Saturday, February 21st, author Gerald T. Ahnert will discuss his book The Butterfield Trail and Overland Mail Company in Arizona, 1858-1861, at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Over the course of forty-five years of research, Mr. Ahnert was able to collect many first-hand accounts about the stagecoach service. Books will be available for purchase, and book signings will commence after the program. There is no charge to attend.

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

Music of the Civil Rights Era @ Yuma County Libraries

sw_civil-rights-music

 

Librarian Jim Patrick presents “Music of the Civil Rights Era” at Yuma County Libraries. Enjoy an interactive presentation about the freedom songs, protest songs, and popular music of the Civil Rights movement. There is no charge to attend.

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

Thursday, February 12th @ 10:30 a.m.
Heritage Library, 350 S Third Avenue Yuma, AZ
(928) 783-5415

Clowning Around Family Celebration @ Foothills Library

sw_clowns

 

Families are invited to 4th Annual “Clowning Around Family Celebration” at the Foothills Library! On Saturday, February 7th, Clowns of Yuma will perform skits, create balloon animals, and offer face painting from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Attendees can also test their skills on various kinds of instruments with the Foothills Drumming Circle. Kids are encouraged to come in their best “Hawaiian” costume! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in several age categories.

Light refreshments and door prizes will be available. There is no charge to attend courtesy of the Friends of the Foothills Library.

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

Popcorn Olympics @ Somerton Library

sw_popcorn-olympics

 

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

sw_Baseball-in-Yuma

 

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

sw_Fraud-Alert

 

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

sw_stargazing

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

sw_citrus-care

 

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.