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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 in May (103 events)

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5/1/2014
Thursday
7:00am
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Lower Level Meeting Room (LL1)
Categories:
Adults
Business
Computer Classes

Grants

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Grantwriting for Businesses & Nonprofits, a Catalyst Café

A café for nonprofits, small business, and smart ideas in Tucson, Arizona.

Welcome to the Catalyst Café, where we're talking every month about tech in the service of people, neighborhoods, nonprofits and small business. P.S. We serve excellent coffee.

Café blog: tucsontalks.blogspot.com

Café on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CatalystCafeTalks

Announcing a new home for the Café! On October 20, 2014, Main Library will open the Idea+Space on the 2nd floor of the building. The Idea+Space will be the new meeting place for the Café.

Food Truck Confidential

5/1/2014
Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd Floor Catalina Room
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Computer Classes
Job Help

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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.

5/1/2014
Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd Floor Santa Rita Room
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Job Help

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Individual Job Counseling

A job counselor from Career Services Unlimited will provide free, one-on-one career counseling on topics including resume writing, choosing a career, updating your interviewing, networking and job search skills, and more.

5/1/2014
Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd Floor-Catalina Room
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

5/1/2014
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.

5/1/2014
Thursday
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Lower Level Meeting Room
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Health & Wellness

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Play the Qigong Way

Presented by Heather Chalon.
Delight the senses as we invoke gentle movement, natural breath, color and sound with exercises for whole-self wellness.

5/1/2014
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.

5/2/2014
Friday
10:30am - 2:30pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Meeting Room
Categories:
Community Meeting

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Vessels of Prayer Ministries

Community meeting. This is not a library sponsored event.

5/2/2014
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.

5/3/2014
Saturday
8:30am - 9:30am
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+

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Volunteer Orientation

If you're wondering how you can help, here's an opportunity to find out about a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Please fill out this application and bring it with you to the orientation.
Please RSVP to Karen at 520-791-4010 or Karen.Greene@pima.gov for further information needed for this orientation.

5/3/2014
Saturday
10:30am - 2:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd Floor-Catalina Room
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Business
Business-SCORE
Computer Classes
Job Help

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Simple Steps to Starting Your Business

This 4-part workshop series will help you progress through the links in the chain for building value and a successful business.

Business Concepts: Capture your dream, draft a feasibility plan, use industry profile data, and complete a competitive analysis.

This workshop series is facilitated by SCORE Southern Arizona.

Part 1 of 4-part series.

This project (program) was supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Registration for this event is required. Register for this event online or call 520-594-5654

5/3/2014
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!

5/3/2014
Saturday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Room
Categories:
Kids
Preschool
Reading Buddies

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Read to a Dog

Children are invited to read to a Certified Therapy Dog. One of the favorite things for the dog to do is listen to children read lots of stories. Reading to a dog or other pet can help new and reluctant readers gain confidence, increase important reading skills, and develop a love of reading.

Find out more about Read to a Dog.

Thinking of adopting a pet? Learn more at Pima Animal Care Center.

5/3/2014
Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Cafe Area (overflow in Children's Meeting Room)
Categories:
Arts & Crafts
Family
Games
Kids
Science & Nature
Teens

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Model Building Make-N-Take

Calling all children ages 6 and up! Come on down to the Joel D. Valdez Main Library cafe area to build and take home your own free model car or plane. Experts from the Sonoran Desert Model Builders will provide the models and offering assistance with building.

In the library lobby view exhibits by Sonoran Desert Model Builder members entitled "The Great War - 100th Anniversary of the Start of WW1" and "1944 - 70th Anniversary of D-Day."

Registration for this event is required. Register for this event online or call 520-791-4010

5/3/2014
Saturday
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Lower Level Meeting Room
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Author Presentation
Teens

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The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors

Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, and the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Join Gregory McNamee in exploring these many delicious traditions.

Sponsored by Arizona Humanities Council. Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author of thirty-six books and of more than four thousand articles and other publications. He is a contributing editor to the Encyclopædia Britannica, a research fellow at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and a lecturer in the Eller School of Management, also at the University of Arizona.

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