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

Qigong @ Main Library

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Discover the benefits of Qigong! On Friday, August 22nd, Qigong practitioner and certified teacher Juda May will present information and demonstrate basic poses of Qigong, a Chinese exercise to achieve balance and flexibility, at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library. There is no charge to attend.

Qigong is an ancient discipline practiced by millions worldwide and means energy work or effort. Qigong is easy to learn at any age and enjoyable to do. Regular practice helps increase muscular endurance, build muscular strength, evaporate stress, increase focus and improve overall health and well-being.

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

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.