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Library News January 22
The Sixties: Rolling Stones
Join us at the Vista Grande Library Tuesday, January 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. as 60’s Rock Historian, Mr. Vincent Bruno will be speaking about the Rolling Stones with audio and power point presentation. “The story of rock’s original “bad boys” as we journey with them thru their formative years as a cover band devoted to American blues, into their early shows which dictated violence and chaos, thru their notorious drug busts, personal and songwriting conflicts, and management and legal issues while earning the reputation as the greatest rock n roll band with classics from “Satisfaction” to “Brown Sugar.” For our encore, we will highlight some of their post 60’s work.”
Come to the Vista Grande Library to learn about Microsoft Excel. The class will cover the basic concepts of spreadsheets, inputting data, creating a chart, and formatting the look of a table. Wednesday, January 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Borrow it Digitally Class
Do you want to get free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music for free? Find out how through the various digital libraries. Tablet or smartphone highly recommended. Join us at the Main Library Thursday,
January 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Continuing Conversational Spanish at Vista Grande
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 with a former linguist, Ms. Alicia Davis.
Thursday, January 25 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Arizona Humanities Council; Hopi Quilting Tradition
For centuries, Hopi men grew cotton and wove the fibers into blankets and clothing. In the 1880s, with the arrival of Anglo missionaries and government officials, quilting was introduced to the Hopi people and it quickly became integrated into Hopi culture and ceremony with quilts being used in every Hopi household. Presentations include trunk show of Hopi Quilts. At the Main Library Friday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m.
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.
Both Main and Vista Grande branches offer free English as a second language class. Registration is not required. Days and times are:
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Vista Grande Library
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Main
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursdays at Main to practice pronunciation
Library Buddies at Main
Join us for our morning playgroup on Mondays from 10:00 – 11:00 am. We will be sharing picture books on NOOK eReaders, playing with Brain Boxes, cars, Play-Doh, blocks, etc. Simple snack provided for kids.
Children’s Massage Class at Vista
This new program with a licensed massage therapist, Cynthia Crockett, will incorporate simple stories and teach how basic massage can help your child relax and prepare to learn. Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, or for more information, please call 520-421-8652. Mondays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Vista Grande Library.
Preschool Storytime at Main
Join Youth Librarian, Ms. Julie, as we 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 each week. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Family Build Day at Vista
Bring the whole family down to the Vista Grande Library Tuesday, January 23 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. to play with building toys for all ages. Legos, K’nex, erector sets, and more
Storytime at Vista Grande
Join Mr. David for stories, rhymes, songs and educational play; Storytime will be followed by a puppet show. Preschool Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Toddler Storytime begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.
MyPlate Family Wellness Class
Join the UofA for MyPlate, a family wellness class that focuses on nutrition, meal planning, and healthy eating. Wednesdays in January at the Vista Grande Library from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Tween Gaming at Vista Grande
The Vista Grande Public Library offers Tween Gaming with a variety of video games and board games. The program meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Parents are required for children under the age of 12.
Afterschool Gaming at Main
Bring your kids down to the Main Library after school each Thursday from 3:45-4: 45 pm for a variety of age-appropriate video games, science kits, puzzles, and more!
Sci-tech Club at Vista Grande
Join Mr. Jacob for a robotics, technology, and coding club after school on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Program is intended for children ages 7 to 12. Parents must be present in the library for children under the age of 12.
Yoga for Kids at Main
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 a.m
First Things First Fun Van at Main
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 the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Lounge for Teens at Vista Grande
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Casa Grande Valley, a teen afterschool program is offered at the Vista Grande Library Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for all high school students.
Tuesdays feature a trivia challenge. Wednesdays offer a Writer’s Club. On Thursdays, teen gaming tournaments are held.