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  • This Calendar of Events includes library-sponsored events and public meetings that are held in library meeting rooms. For information about reserving a library meeting room, please see our Meeting Rooms page.
  • Community meetings are subject to change without notice.
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All Events at Joel D Valdez Main from Today Onward (297 events)

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11/6/2014
Thursday
9:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd Floor
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Business
Computer Classes

Job Help
Teens

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Want to Start Your Own Business?

Get the help you need to start your own business during our drop-in sessions. Our Program Instructor is available to provide hands-on and individual instruction on a wide variety of business start-up topics including:

  • Turning your idea into a business plan
  • Determining the skills you need to be successful
  • Getting information about licensing, taxes, and finance
  • Connecting you to community resources that can help you succeed

11/6/2014
Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Idea+Space (2nd floor)
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Computer Classes
Job Help

Link to this event

Drop-in Job Help

Our computer instructor is available to answer any questions you might have on a wide variety of computer topics. Topics include resume writing, online job searching, email accounts, Internet searching and more. Signup is not required.

11/6/2014
Thursday
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd floor Idea+Space
Categories:
Adults
Business
Grants

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Market Research with ReferenceUSA: Tips and Tricks for Businesses and Nonprofits

Come learn how to navigate ReferenceUSA, the premier source of business and residential information offered by the Pima County Public Library. Create lists for marketing purposes with detailed company information including revenues and executive officers, as well as information about consumer and lifestyle interests of potential customers or donors. Small business owners and nonprofit fundraisers are especially encouraged to attend.

You may wish to bring your laptop or other device to follow along with the online demonstrations.

Registration for this event is required. Register for this event online or call 791-4010

11/6/2014
Thursday
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Meeting Room
Categories:
Family
Kids
Storytime

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Toddler Storytime

Designed for children 18- to 36-months-old. Parents/caregivers and children interact through stories, songs, and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit the toddlers' short attention spans. Each Toddler storytime is 20 to 30 minutes long.

11/6/2014
Thursday
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Meeting Room
Categories:
Adults
Green Living
Health & Wellness

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Healthy Cooking With Chef Ralph

Have you ever wondered when a certain vegetable is in season? Or how to add it to your dinner plate? Come learn how to make healthy meals using seasonal vegetables with Chef Ralph!

Registration for this event is required. Register for this event online

11/6/2014
Thursday
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Meeting Room
Categories:
Kids
Storytime
Family

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Babytime

Designed for babies up to 18 months of age. At Storytime, children have an opportunity to do activities that promote development and learning.

11/7/2014
Friday
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Santa Rita Room
Categories:
Adults
Arts & Crafts

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Urban Yarns @ the Library

Calling all downtown knitters and crocheters! Bring your hooks, needles, and lunches to Urban Yarns, an informal weekly gathering. Meet fellow fiber fanatics, peruse the library's latest fiber-themed books, and find inspiration for your next project.
For more information, call 520-791-4010.
Note: No instruction is provided.

Websites about knitting, crocheting, and weaving.

11/8/2014
Saturday
8:00am - 10:00am
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Family
Gardening
Green Living
Science & Nature
Teens

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Plaza Planter Project Work Party

Join the community as we continue to spruce up the Plaza Planters in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Monthly work parties will be open to all - we'll weed, replant, turn soil and provide some TLC to the planters.

A Pima County Master Gardener will be available to answer your gardening questions.

11/8/2014
Saturday
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Assitive Technology Lab, 3rd floor
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Computer Classes

Teens

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Assistive Technology Orientation

Are you visually impaired, have difficulty typing or want to improve your reading and writing skills?

Learn about our new assistive technology at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library! Thanks to a grant from the Arizona State Library, Pima County Public Library offers assistive technology resources with specialized software.

Library staff will demonstrate our assistive software—MAGic, JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and WYNN Wizard.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please sign up online or call 791-4010.

Registration for this event is required. Register for this event online or call 791-4010

11/8/2014
Saturday
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Assitive Technology Lab, 3rd floor
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Computer Classes

Teens

Link to this event

Assistive Technology Orientation

Are you visually impaired, have difficulty typing or want to improve your reading and writing skills?

Learn about our new assistive technology at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library! Thanks to a grant from the Arizona State Library, Pima County Public Library offers assistive technology resources with specialized software.

Library staff will demonstrate our assistive software—MAGic, JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and WYNN Wizard.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please sign up online or call 791-4010.

Registration for this event is required. Register for this event online or call 791-4010

11/8/2014
Saturday
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Room
Categories:
Arts & Crafts
Family
Kids

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Family Literacy Fun!

Bored? Nothing to do? Fire those neural rockets in your brain and make something!

11/10/2014
Monday
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Idea+Space (2nd floor)
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Computer Classes
Job Help

Link to this event

Drop-in Job Help

Our computer instructor is available to answer any questions you might have on a wide variety of computer topics. Topics include resume writing, online job searching, email accounts, Internet searching and more. Signup is not required.

11/10/2014
Monday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Lobby
Categories:
Adults

Job Help

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Pima County One Stop Career Center

Have you always wanted to work in the high tech industries but thought your lack of education would hold you back? A representative of the Pima County One Stop Career Center will be on hand to enroll job seekers into their preparatory skills courses or certificate training programs.

11/10/2014
Monday
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Santa Rita Room
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Family
Health & Wellness

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Food Stamp Application Assistance (SNAP)

Let an employee from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona help you apply for SNAP ("food stamps" or the government nutrition assistance program), AHCCCS (health care) and TANF (cash assistance). To find out what documents that you will need, please call the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona at 520-882-3314.

This is not a library sponsored event, dates and time subject to change without notice.

11/12/2014
Wednesday
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Categories:
Adults

Kids
Literacy

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ReadStrong: Level Up Your Reading @ Your Library

Drop-in on a ReadStrong session to level up your reading skills. All ages are welcome to attend these free sessions where the focus is on improving reading skills and reading for fun.

Each session will be facilitated by a specially-trained tutor who will help developing readers to build confidence and get motivated all while in a relaxed setting.

11/12/2014
Wednesday
10:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Meeting Room
Categories:
Family
Kids
Preschool
Storytime

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Preschool Storytime

Designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers. Stories are longer than the Toddler Storytime and the activities are more complex. Children must be able to sit still for a longer period of time than during Toddler Storytime. Preschool Storytime is 30 to 45 minutes long.

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