Digital Publishing 101 @ Main Library

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Do you have an idea for Arizona’s next great novel? The 2015 OneBook AZ Goes Digital eBook Writing Competition will be accepting submissions for children’s, teens, and adult manuscripts from October 1 – October 14. One title from each category will be featured in the statewide OneBookAZ community read program, sponsored by the Arizona Center for the Book, and the authors will tour the state in support of the program. For more information, visit www.onebookaz.org

Need help? On Saturday, August 16th, Chris Howard and Melissa Stevens will present “Digital Publishing 101”, a presentation/question & answer session about independent eBook publishing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Topics such as selecting a self-publishing website and formatting your manuscript will be covered. There is no charge to attend.

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

Desert Insects @ Main Library

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Find out what’s “bugging” you at the library! On Thursday, August 7th, Urban Horticulture agent Stacey Bealmear-Jones will discuss insects commonly found in the Desert Southwest at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn natural ways to keep pests away from people and pets in your home, garden, and outdoor areas. There is no charge to attend this family-friendly program.

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

Look Up! 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, Thursday, July 31st to “Look Up!” View the moon and constellations, discuss the journey to the stars, and get updates on the Curiosity Rover. Lawn chairs, binoculars, and telescopes welcome! There is no charge to attend. The group will meet in the Foothills Library parking lot at 8:00 p.m.

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

Drummer Eileen Morgan visits Yuma County Libraries!

sw-eileen-morgan-July-2014Enjoy a high energy performance of Japanese Taiko Drumming with performer/instructor Eileen Morgan when she visits Yuma County Libraries July 22nd- 24th! There is no charge to attend this family-friendly program.

Tuesday, July 22nd
Tuesday, July 22nd @ 10:00 a.m.
Dateland Library
Ave 64 E & Interstate 8 Dateland, AZ

Tuesday, July 22nd @ 2:00 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ

Tuesday, July 22nd @ 4:30 p.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, July 23rd
Wednesday, July 23rd @ 10:00 a.m.
Roll Library
5151 S Avenue 39 East Roll, AZ

Wednesday, July 23rd @ 2:30 p.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, July 23rd @ 4:30 p.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Thursday, July 24th

Thursday, July 24th @ 11:00 a.m.
San Luis Library
1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Thursday, July 24th @ 1:30 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Fire in the Sky author @ Yuma County Libraries

sw-travis-walton-July-2014Author Travis Walton will visit Yuma County Libraries on Saturday, July 19th, to discuss his book Fire in the Sky: the Walton Experience.

On November 5, 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers noticed a strange glow in the sky. Curious, Walton stepped out of the truck and walked toward the light. Suddenly a beam appeared, and Walton was forced to the ground as his panicked co-workers fled the scene. With Walton missing for five days, his co-workers were suspected of homicide, and a search was conducted for the body. The Walton case received mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known instances of UFO abduction.

Books will be available for purchase, and book signings will commence after each program. There is no charge to attend.

Saturday, July 19th ● 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
San Luis Library, 1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ
(928) 627-8344

Saturday, July 19th ● 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

Make silk screen T-shirts with Red Rohall

sw-steve-weeks-June-2014Teens are invited to make silk screen T-shirts with Red Rohall when he visits Yuma County Libraries July 8th-10th. There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit your local library.

Please note that this event is for teens only; young adults ages 13-18 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, July 8th

Tuesday, July 8th @ 10:00 a.m.
San Luis Library
1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Tuesday, July 8th @ 12:00 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Tuesday, July 8th @ 3:00 p.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Tuesday, July 8th @ 5:00 p.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ

 

Wednesday, July 9th

Wednesday, July 9th @ 10:00 a.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, July 9th @ 12:30 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ

Wednesday, July 9th @ 3:00 p.m.
Roll Library
5151 S Avenue 39E Roll, AZ

 

Thursday, July 10th

Thursday, July 10th @ 10:00 a.m.
Dateland Library
Avenue 64E and I-8 Dateland, AZ

Milk Carton Cars @ Somerton Library

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Race to the finish line at the Somerton Library! On Saturday, July 5th, children of all ages are invited to the Somerton Library at 1:00 p.m. to build milk carton cars. Design your car to go as fast as possible, and test it out in a race with other kids! 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.

Sing along with Steve Weeks!

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Sing and dance to the quirky, upbeat songs of Parents’ Choice Award musician Steve Weeks when he visits Yuma County Libraries June 27th and 28th! There is no charge to attend this family-friendly program.

Friday, June 27th
Friday, June 27th @ 10:30 a.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Friday, June 27th @ 1:30 p.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Friday, June 27th @ 3:30 p.m.
San Luis Library
1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Saturday, June 28th
Saturday, June 28th @ 11:00 a.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ

Saturday, June 28th @ 1:30 p.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Saturday, June 28th @ 3:30 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ

The Science of Cooking @ Yuma County Libraries

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Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Chef Karla Billdt will present “The Science of Cooking” June 17th, 18th, and 19th at Yuma County Libraries. Learn the best cooking methods for certain foods, how to enhance flavors, and how to make recipes taste their best, using a scientific method approach to cooking. There is no charge to attend.

Tuesday, June 17th @ 11:00 a.m.
Somerton Library, 240 Canal Street, Somerton, AZ
(928) 627-2149

Tuesday, June 17th @ 2:00 p.m.
San Luis Library, 1075 N 6th Avenue, San Luis, AZ
(928) 627-8344

Wednesday, June 18th @ 11:00 a.m.
Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road, Yuma, AZ
(928) 342-1640

Wednesday, June 18th @ 2:00 p.m.
Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ
(928) 785-9575

Thursday, June 19th @ 11:00 a.m.
Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1871

Thursday, June 19th @ 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Library, 350 Third Avenue, Yuma, AZ
(928) 783-5415

The Balloon Cowboy visits Yuma County Libraries!

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Behold amazing balloon sculptures, fantastic storytelling, and maybe even a little magic, when AZ Rick from “A Great Little Balloon Company” visits Yuma County Libraries June 10th-13th! There is no charge to attend this family-friendly program.

Tuesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 10th @ 11:00 a.m.
Dateland Library
Ave 64 E & Interstate 8 Dateland, AZ

Tuesday, June 10th @ 2:00 p.m.
Wellton Library
28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ

Wednesday, June 11th
Wednesday, June 11th @ 11:00 a.m.
Heritage Library
350 Third Avenue Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, June 11th @ 2:00 p.m.
Main Library
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ

Thursday, June 12th
Thursday, June 12th @ 11:00 a.m.
Somerton Library
240 Canal Street Somerton, AZ

Thursday, June 12th @ 2:00 p.m.
San Luis Library
1075 N 6th Avenue San Luis, AZ

Friday, June 13th
Friday, June 13th @ 11:00 a.m.
Foothills Library
13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ

Friday, June 13th @ 2:00 p.m.
Roll Library
5151 S Avenue 39 East Roll, AZ