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Drop-in Job Help

Drop-in Job Help

July 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Computer instructor is available to answer questions regarding resume writing, online job searching, email accounts, Internet searching and more. Signup is not required.

Drop-in Job Help

Drop-in Job Help

July 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JobHelp2

Computer instructor is available to answer questions regarding resume writing, online job searching, email accounts, Internet searching and more. Signup is not required.

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Drop-in Job Help

Drop-in Job Help

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
JobHelp

Computer instructor is available to answer questions regarding resume writing, online job searching, email accounts, Internet searching and more. Signup is not required.

Mindful Communication: Deep Listening

Mindful Communication: Deep Listening

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In this seminar we will explore 3 simple mindfulness practices that refresh our listening skills and remind us how to be a good friend. Honing our ability to listen to ourselves is the basis of deep listening. Bringing our presence and openness to another is the heart of successful relationships. These stand-alone programs are designed... Read more »

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Catalyst Café: Where Tech Meets Tucson

Catalyst Café: Where Tech Meets Tucson

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Welcome to the Catalyst Café, where we’re talking every month about tech in the service of people, neighborhoods, nonprofits and small business.   TOPIC:  Grantwriting for Businesses & Nonprofits

“Down & Dirty Gardening – Desert Gardening & Landscaping

“Down & Dirty Gardening – Desert Gardening & Landscaping

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Gardeners of Tucson (TGOT) will hear author Bruce Hyland discuss “Down & Dirty Gardening” from 7-9 p.m., Tues., July 8 at a free public meeting at Ward 6 City Council office, 3202 E. First St. Hyland will offer a dozen tips for success in desert gardening and landscaping.  Particularly helpful to first-time gardeners, he... Read more »

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Using ReferenceUSA: Tips & Tricks

Using ReferenceUSA: Tips & Tricks

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Reference-USA

Come learn how to navigate ReferenceUSA, the premier source of business and residential information offered by the Pima County Public Library. Small business owners and nonprofit fundraisers are especially encouraged to attend.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Grants Databases Open Lab

Grants Databases Open Lab

July 11 @ 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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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

July 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
library-volunteer

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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Introduction to Microsoft Word

Introduction to Microsoft Word

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system. Registration begins Tuesday, June 17th. Space is limited. Please... Read more »

Pima County One Stop Career Center

Pima County One Stop Career Center

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pima County One Stop Career Center representative will be on hand to enroll job seekers into their preparatory skills courses or certificate training programs.

Mindful Communication: Clear Speaking

Mindful Communication: Clear Speaking

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Speaking is the second component of mindful communication. We will look at what it means to be a more intentional speaker, the importance of silence and pauses, and the skill of hearing our own voice. These stand alone programs are designed for those interested in exploring the benefits of mindfulness, and for MBSR Alumni who... Read more »

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Lunchtime Literature – Main Library Book Club

Lunchtime Literature – Main Library Book Club

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Book-Club

We will discuss this month’s reading selection, Life after Life: a novel by Kate Atkinson.   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 June 20th.

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Books on Wheels – Call For Volunteers

Books on Wheels – Call For Volunteers

July 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Books on Wheels (on bikes) program is looking for volunteers to help select books for homebound community members.   Please fill out the application and bring it with you to the orientation. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

Ancient and Modern Practices of Yoga

Ancient and Modern Practices of Yoga

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our expert yoga practitioners as they introduce you to the many forms of yoga, from the traditional Indian yoga lineages to the modern Western applications and re-inventions.

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Introduction to Microsoft Word

Introduction to Microsoft Word

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system. Registration begins Tuesday, June 17th. Space is limited. Please... Read more »

Mindful Communication: Group Dynamics

Mindful Communication: Group Dynamics

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In this seminar we will explore some basics of how group dynamics operate to facilitate communication, collaboration, and learning- especially in the context of MBSR. This is an opportunity to understand more explicitly how to find your place and role in any group process. These stand-alone programs are designed for those interested in exploring the... Read more »

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Greetings from Tucson: A Postcard History of the Old Pueblo

Greetings from Tucson: A Postcard History of the Old Pueblo

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Using postcards from the golden era of travel (1930-1950), see Tucson’s rich history from our name to the culture, buildings and tourist attractions.

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Want to Start Your Own Business?

Want to Start Your Own Business?

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woman Framing with Hands

Get the help you need to start your own business during our drop-in sessions. Our Program Instructor is available to provide hands-on and individual instruction on a wide variety of business start-up topics.

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Nonprofit Networking: Who Should I Know?

Nonprofit Networking: Who Should I Know?

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Each organization’s representative will have 10-15 minutes to talk about their programs and services that support the nonprofit community, with a Q&A after the presentations.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Bringing Mindfulness to Grief and Loss

Bringing Mindfulness to Grief and Loss

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bringing Mindfulness to Grief and Loss will simply provide a framework for understanding the connection between mindfulness practice and grief and loss processes. Drawing from my training and experience as and with: Interfaith Minister Spiritual Direction Mindfulness MBSR Yoga And the process work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross We will see from multiple angles how facing our... Read more »

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Summer Staycation: A Virtual Trip to Iran

Summer Staycation: A Virtual Trip to Iran

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shahrouk Jafari, a student of Himmel Park Library’s Advanced English Conversation Class, will present on his home country of Iran. Shahrouk is a photographer/film maker with a BA and MA in photography. His presentation will focus on the history, geography, culture, and demographics of Iran.

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