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“The Wilderness Act” – Opening Event

“The Wilderness Act” – Opening Event

September 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us for the opening event of Special Collections newest exhibition, “The Wilderness Act: Arizonans Keeping It Wild for 50 Years,” featuring guest speaker Meg Weesner, retired National Park Service professional and exhibition co-curator. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Using ReferenceUSA: Tips & Tricks

Using ReferenceUSA: Tips & Tricks

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Create lists for marketing purposes with detailed company information including revenues & executive officers, as well as information about consumer & lifestyle interests of potential customers or donors. Small business owners & nonprofit fundraisers are especially encouraged to attend.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Photo Friday: Family

Photo Friday: Family

September 5 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Photo Fridays return with a selection of photographs curated by Becky Senf revolving around the theme of family, presented in conjunction with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Bill Owens: Suburbia. View unframed photographs pulled from the Center’s collections. Meet in the lobby for free guided exhibition tours at 11:30am and 1:00pm. Image: John Gutmann, “Black Man with Three Little Daughters... Read more »

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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

September 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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If you’re wondering how you can help, here’s an opportunity to find out about a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. Please fill out an application and bring it to the orientation. Please RSVP to Karen at 791-4010 or Karen.Greene@pima.gov for further information needed for this orientation.

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Pima County One Stop Career Center

Pima County One Stop Career Center

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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A representative of the Pima County One Stop Career Center will be on hand to enroll job seekers into their preparatory skills courses or certificate training programs.

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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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If you’re wondering how you can help, here’s an opportunity to find out about a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. Please fill out an application and bring it to the orientation. Please RSVP to Karen at 791-4010 or Karen.Greene@pima.gov for further information needed for this orientation.

Food Truck Confidential, a Catalyst Café

Food Truck Confidential, a Catalyst Café

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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What is it like to run a food truck business? We will have a panel of local food truck owners sharing what is great, and perhaps not so great about this increasingly popular way to run a business.

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Pablo Picasso & His Women: Goddesses and Doormats

Pablo Picasso & His Women: Goddesses and Doormats

September 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by Susie Heintz, a docent from the Tucson Museum of Art. Experience the adoration and contempt Picasso expressed for women through his art. Meet the women who influenced his work.

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Grants Databases Open Lab

Grants Databases Open Lab

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Opportunity for nonprofit & community organizations to research using the Foundation Directory Online & the Arizona Guide to Grants databases with a librarian present to help maximize search results.   Seating at a computer is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Assistive Technology Orientation

Assistive Technology Orientation

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Learn about our new assistive technology.  Library staff will demonstrate our assistive software—MAGic, JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and WYNN Wizard.   Registration is required and space is limited. Please sign up online or call 791-4010.

Father Kino’s Herbs: Native Herbs to Grow, Harvest and Enjoy

Father Kino’s Herbs: Native Herbs to Grow, Harvest and Enjoy

September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Herb-Garden

Longtime Tucsonan and award winning garden writer, Dr. Jacqueline Soule, will present this class based on her book “Father Kino’s Herbs: Growing and Using Them Today.”

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Business Feasibility: Ready to go from Idea to Reality?

Business Feasibility: Ready to go from Idea to Reality?

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Do you have a business idea that’s not fully developed? Do you need funding, resources, and guidance? This informative workshop will put you on the right path toward owning your own business.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Lunchtime Literature – Main Library Book Club

Lunchtime Literature – Main Library Book Club

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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We will discuss this month’s reading selection, The Circle by Dave Eggers.   You can pick up a copy of this month’s book at the first floor information desk of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, starting 1:00pm August 21st.

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Bookbike Volunteer Orientation

Bookbike Volunteer Orientation

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Do you love books and bikes? If so, combine these two passions by becoming a volunteer for the Pima County Public Library’s Bookbike Please fill out a volunteer application and bring it with you to the training. RSVP for this training is required – contact Toby or Karen at 791-4010 or email Tobias.Wehner@pima.gov and Karen.Greene@pima.gov.

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Riding Behind the Padre: Horseback Views from Both Sides of the Border

Riding Behind the Padre: Horseback Views from Both Sides of the Border

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In 2008, in the midst of the turmoil over immigration and drug smuggling on the border, Richard Collins joins a happy-go-lucky group of Mexican riders retracing the pathways of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino who explored this land three hundred years prior.  For the next four years, Collins weaves the history of Anglo involvement in the... Read more »

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26th Annual YWCA Women’s Leadership Conference

26th Annual YWCA Women’s Leadership Conference

September 23 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every year the Leadership Conference attracts nearly 500 of Arizona’s top community and academic leaders who are ready to create the change they want to see in their own careers, communities and lives.  This year the Conference features two exciting keynote speakers – Pernille Spiers Lopez, the former CEO of IKEA, and Sudha Ram, an Eller College scholar and... Read more »

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Art Adventures on the High Seas – An Art Talk presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art

Art Adventures on the High Seas – An Art Talk presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art docent Frances Chen. Let us sail the seven seas with artworks from the UA Museum’s collection by artists such as Claude Lorrain, Albrecht Durer, William Hogarth, Winslow Homer, Roy Lichtenstein and many others. We will highlight the artists’ styles and let their visions transport us through time... Read more »

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Using Census Data in Grantwriting

Using Census Data in Grantwriting

September 26 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
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Learn how to navigate the Census Bureau’s FactFinder 2 database in order to locate population, housing, education, disability, income, and other information available from the decennial Census and the American Community Survey. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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