Comic Con 2015

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Participate in fan panels, games, crafts, and cosplay! All attendees will receive a free comic book (while supplies last). All ages welcome. There is no charge to attend.

Schedule of Events (pdf)

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Keynote speaker Tom Leveen was born and raised in Arizona, and is best known for his Young Adult novels, including Random, Party, Zero, and Sick. Tom has more than twenty-two years of theatre experience as an actor and director, and is the former Artistic Director of two companies. Books will be available for purchase, and book signings will take place after each presentation.

Yuma County Library Comic Con is sponsored by the Friends of Yuma County Libraries, Inc. and Fan-Quest Comics and Games. Funding for Tom Leveen was made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council.

Comic Con Rules

1. Masks are not allowed in the library. For photo purposes, you may put the mask on, but you must take it off after the photo is taken.
2. Weapons must be made of foam or soft material and must look fake.  We reserve the right to hold them until the con is over or until you leave.
3. Before you enter the con area, you must have your weapon checked by staff. Upon approval, staff will tie ribbon around the weapon to notify other staff and event attendees that it is fake and has been checked.
4. Library dress-code (as noted in Library Rules & Regulations) is still enforced. This is a family-friendly event, so please keep that in mind when cosplaying!
5. Library Rules & Regulations apply.
6. Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on Yuma County Library District social media sites and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Library photographing and using your image and likeness.

For more information, contact Lauren Regenhardt, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6479.

Coworking Oasis

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Welcome to Yuma’s first co-working space for aspiring entrepreneurs!

The Yuma County Library has partnered with local economic development centers and Arizona State University Entrepreneurship Outreach Network to create a collaborative workspace at the Yuma County Main Library.

The space, named the ‘Coworking Oasis’ will host a variety of entrepreneurship, startup, and small business programs for the public. Programs will be provided in the Coworking Oasis and 2nd floor classroom.

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The Coworking Oasis is free and open to the public. The area is equipped with the libraries Wi-Fi, a mobile dry erase board, a collaborative computer/media station, and access to library resources.

Meet-Up Mondays
Mondays 9:30am – 10:30am | 2nd Floor – Coworking oasis

Arizona Western College – SBDC Entrepreneurship Center Mentoring
Tuesdays 11:00am – 2:00pm | 2nd Floor – Coworking oasis

Drop-In Job Help
1st & 3rd Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm | 2nd Floor – Coworking oasis

Entrepreneurship Outreach Network (ASU) Startup School
 1st & 3rd Thursday 3:00pm – 4:30pm | Coworking oasis or Classroom (Depends on group size)

F.A.Q. Fridays
2nd & 4th Fridays  2:00pm – 3:00pm

Net-Work It
1st & 3rd Fridays 4:00pm-5:00pm

SCORE Mentoring
By Appointment – Call or email for more information and scheduling.

SBA, SCORE, TED Talks – Online Webinars
2nd & 4th Wednesday  1:00pm to 3:00pm

pdf2015 Oasis Calendar & program descriptions

pdfSmall Collaboration Room & Classroom Guidelines

pdfEON Online Class – Registration Directions

Coworking Oasis Survey

 

 

 

Hoopla December event

hoopla_decemberInstantly borrow digital movies and music for the holidays with your library card!

Throughout the month of December, check out up to 20 titles for FREE from hoopla digital. All content is available all the time–there’s no waiting to borrow popular holiday movies, albums or audiobooks. (And best of all, hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees!)

Library card holders can visit hoopladigital.com to get started. Download the free hoopla digital mobile app, or simply sign up and stream content through your Internet browser. For more information, call (928) 782-1871, or visit any Yuma County Library.

25th Annual Food for Fines

Food_for_FinesBring in cans of food to pay for your overdue fines during the 25th Annual Food for Fines program at Yuma County Libraries! From 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 8th until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20th, one dollar in overdue fines will be cleared for every 10 oz. (or larger) can of food that is donated.

Guidelines
• Cans should be 10oz or larger
• Labeled cans only
• No glass jars
• No dented cans
• No expired cans

All cans of food will be donated to the local food bank. All library patrons are encouraged to bring cans for the food bank – no fines are required!

For more information, contact the Circulation Department at the Main Library at (928) 373-6492.

Banned Books Week 2014

20140917_banned_book2014 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.

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.

For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

Tutor.com

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Whether it’s math, science, social studies, or language homework that has you flipping tables, help is just a few clicks away! Log on to tutor.com with your library card, and you can connect one-on-one with a live tutor. Yep, a live person who can walk you through your homework step-by-step.

Stop torturing yourself! Log on to tutor.com so you can finish your homework and get back to your life! (No tables were harmed in the making of this meme.)

NEXT “INTRO TO TUTOR.COM” WORKSHOP: Monday, April 20th, 5:30PM, Main Library.

 Tutor.com available at
Yuma County Library District
http://www.tutor.com/yumalibrary
Live tutors are available during the following hours:
English: 10:00am – 12:00am
Spanish: 3:00pm – 11:00pm

>>How to access tutor.com

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>>How to get a tutor

 

>>With a free tutor.com account, you can…

  •  TAG and RECONNECT with your favorite tutors.
  • REVIEW previous sessions, any time
  • STORE assignments in your personal locker
  • USE tutor.com to Go mobile app

 

For more information, contact Lauren Regenhardt, Teen Services Manager, at (928) 373-6487.

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.