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Library News December 10
Community Arts and Crafts Group
Bring your art or craft projects and socialize with others. The groups meet Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 at the Vista Grande Library; open and free to the public.
Advanced Spanish Group
For those who already know Spanish and feel a little rusty, join us in a very casual setting as we converse about our day, learn new words and brush up on our pronunciation. Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Vista Grande Library.
Tech Help – Fridays at Vista Grande Library
Library staff will answer questions about your device, loading ebooks, apps, music, and solving those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time! You must bring your own device. Drop in on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
History and Heritage of Arizona
The Main Library offers La Frontera Documentary Series on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The series examines the history, culture, and people that make up the United States/Mexico border region. Next week’s film Los Mineros Chronicles the racism experienced by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the copper-mining towns of Clifton and Morenci in Arizona following the first World War. Join us on Tuesday, December 18 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments, snacks, and of course popcorn will be served during the film. Tuesday, December 18 from 1:30-3: 00 pm.
Preschool Storytime at Main
Join Miss Julie on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for Preschool Storytime at the Main Library! We will read books, sing songs, and do activities each week based on a fun theme. Storytime will be followed by either a simple craft or a snack. Ages 0-5.
Something different for kids Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at your Vista Grande Library Makerspace. Art classes, building days, and more! The program is intended for kids ages 5-12. Children under the age of 12 must have a parent present in the library. To reserve a spot please call (520) 421-8652. The program is limited to 12 children.
Bilingual Storytime at Vista
Join Mr. David for bilingual stories, rhymes, songs, educational play, and a puppet show! Bilingual Storytime begins at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the Month. Regular Toddler Storytime begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays.
After School Lego Club
This club is for all of our inspired builders and creators. Kids just like you! We will meet at the Main Library the second and third Wednesday of each month after school from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Some months will have a theme and some months we will be working to put together LEGO kits! Registration is not required. Ages 5-12.
Tween Gaming at Vista
Bring the kids down to the Vista Grande Public Library for a variety of video games and board games. The program meets Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Parents are required for children under the age of 12.
After School Gaming
Bring your kids down to the Main Library after school each Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for a variety of age-appropriate video games, science kits, puzzles, and more!
Kids Sci-Tech Club
Join Mr. Jacob for a robotics, technology, and coding club after school on Thursdays at 4 pm. The program is intended for children ages 7-12. Parents must be present in the library for children under the age of 12. The class is limited to 12 students. To register please contact the Vista Grande Public Library at (520) 421 – 8652.
Yoga for Tots
There is no better way to engage your child than through the simple practice of yoga. Yoga can help your three to five-year-old child have fewer tantrums, better sleep, increased motor coordination, improved ability to follow directions, and easier relaxation. Join us for a very basic 30-minute yoga class. Mats will be provided for the children. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Class begins promptly at 9:15 am, please do not be late.
The Fun Van
The Fun Van is a FREE program for parents/grandparents/caregivers and accompanying children ages 0-5 years old. This program can foster a love of books by developing a habit of reading with your child from a variety of quality literature you borrow and return each week. It also teaches parents reading strategies to expand their child’s thinking and promotes language and literacy development. Fridays at Vista Grande Library from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m and at the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Christmas at Your Library
Children of all ages are welcome to come to the Main Library for a special Christmas Storytime event! Listen to Santa read a Christmas story while enjoying a yummy treat. Santa will be available to take pictures with your children until 6:50 p.m. Bring your own camera as you will need to take your own Santa Pictures. Monday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m.
The Lounge for Teens at Vista Grande
The Lounge is a place for 9-12th graders to come after school and join in on lots of activities such as Tuesday Trivia, Family Feud, Writer’s Club, crafts, video games, job prep and homework help!
Monday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.