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All Events at Joel D Valdez Main in August (48 events)

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8/1/2013
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.

For more information, please call the Library Infoline 791-4010. The location of Main Library Job Help is in the second floor Catalina Room.

8/1/2013
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.

8/1/2013
Thursday
2:00pm
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.

8/2/2013
Friday
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Catalina
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.

8/3/2013
Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Lower Level 1 Meeting Room
Categories:
Community Meeting

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The Arc of Tucson

Community Meeting. This is not a library-sponsored event and is subject to change without notice.

8/3/2013
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.

8/3/2013
Saturday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Catalina Room 2nd Floor
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Computer Classes
eBook, Audiobook & Digital Media Help

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eBook and Audiobook Workshop

Seeking help with your portable device? Looking for one-on-one help with downloading and transferring a book using your computer? Bring it to the library for demonstrations, questions, and hands-on help.

The Catalina room is located on the second floor of the Joel D Valdez Main Library. You may register online or by calling 791-4010, and drop-ins are also welcome.

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

8/4/2013
Sunday
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Meeting Room and lobby
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Arts & Crafts
Family

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Artist Reception - Lowell Richardson

Please join us for an artist reception for Lowell Richardson. His watercolors are on display at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library August 1-31, 2013. The paintings were all made at the locations pictured, none in the studio. They are like snapshots, souvenirs of a brief time in a specific place.

The materials for watercolor are very portable, allowing Richardson to work quickly in pajamas looking out of a hotel window, or inconspicuously in the park. Sometimes the subject itself is fleeting, as when seen from the deck of a ship.

Richardson says he has no stylistic agenda, whether commercial or aesthetic (although he wouldn't mind selling something, he always hope that the resulting picture holds up to some formal standards).

8/5/2013
Monday
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd floor Catalina Room
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.

For more information, please call the Library Infoline 791-4010. The location of Main Library Job Help is in the second floor Catalina Room.

8/8/2013
Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
2nd floor Catalina Room
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.

For more information, please call the Library Infoline 791-4010. The location of Main Library Job Help is in the second floor Catalina Room.

8/9/2013
Friday
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Santa Rita
Categories:
Adults
Arts & Crafts

Link to this event

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.

8/9/2013
Friday
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Computer Classes

Grants

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Grants Databases Open Lab

This is an opportunity for volunteers, staff and board members of nonprofit and community organizations to research private grantmakers on the Foundation Directory Online and the Arizona Guide to Grants databases with a librarian present to give hints and tips on how to maximize search results.

No appointment is necessary, however seating is limited.

This program has been cancelled for August. If you would like assistance using the grants databases, please go to the third floor information desk at the Main Library.

8/10/2013
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.

8/10/2013
Saturday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
Children's Room
Categories:
Kids
Preschool
Reading Buddies

Link to this event

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.

8/10/2013
Saturday
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
1st Floor Café Table Area
Categories:
Adults
Adults 50+
Family
Gardening
Green Living
Health & Wellness
Science & Nature
Teens

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Dig In! Library Plaza Planter Project

It's time to Dig In-to the planters in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library!

If you would like to join in this beautification effort, please attend this, or one of the other, scheduled planting information sessions. These sessions will be held in the café table area on the first floor of the Main Library.

No gardening experience is necessary. We will provide mentors and other resources. You bring your enthusiasm! Work with your friends, family, co-workers or come on your own.

We will hold a planting shindig the morning of DIY Day, Saturday, September 28, 2013.

If you have questions, call Infoline at 791-4010.

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