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Library News October 15


Frankenstein Movie Week!

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  To celebrate this important literary anniversary, the Main Library will be showcasing some of Hollywood’s most frightful Frankenstein movies

October 21 – 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Monday: Frankenstein

Tuesday: Bride of Frankenstein

Wednesday: Blood Drive – No Movie this day

Thursday: Son of Frankenstein

Double Feature Friday: Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman & Frankenweenie


Basic Adult Spanish

Are you interested in learning Spanish? The library is offering a FREE one hour weekly class for Adults (18+) wanting to learn Spanish. The class will be taught by Ms. Jen Heward every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Vista Grande Library. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome!


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.


Beginning Android

This class covers the basics of the Android operating system used on Samsung, Motorolla, and Nexus smartphones and tablet devices.  It will cover managing the apps, customizing the home screens, using the control panel, and the settings.  The Android device required. Wednesday, October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Vista Grande Library


Intermediate iPad/iPhone

This class at the Main Library is a continuation of the Beginning iPad/iPhone class.  It covers using the core apps (Calendar, Message, App Store, etc.) that came with your device. iPad/iPhone required. Thursday, October 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


INKLINGS Writers’ Group

Inklings Writers’ Group at the Vista Grande Library is for ages 18 years+. This is a community critique group for future publication!  Come and share your work and be ready to critique.  Thursday, October 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 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.

ESL Classes

Both Main and Vista Grande branches are offering free English as a Second Language class. Registration is not required. Days and times are:

Monday at Vista from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday at Main from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday’s class will be to practice pronunciation.


Mondays at Main

Music for Lil’ Ones, every 1st Monday at 10:00 a.m. Enhance your little one’s development and love of music through song, dance, and simple instruments

Library Buddies playgroup, Mondays(except 1st Monday) from 10:00 – 11:00 am. We will be sharing picture books on NOOK eReaders, playing with Brain Boxes, cars, Play-Doh, blocks, etc


Preschool Storytime at Main

Join Miss Julie on Tuesdays 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.

Kid’s Makerspace

Something different for kids every 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.

Storytime at Vista

Join Mr. David for stories, rhymes, songs, educational play, and a puppet show! Preschool Storytime begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Toddler Storytime begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays.  Preschool Storytime is intended for children ages 3-5, but all children are welcome.


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.


Now at both Libraries; 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.


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.


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