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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

November 1 @ 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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Exploring a Spirituality of the Dark

Exploring a Spirituality of the Dark

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

“‘Darkness’ is shorthand for anything that scares me – that I want no part of – either because I am sure that I do not have the resources to survive it or because I do not want to find out.” —Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark As we enter that time of... Read more »

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Drop-in Job Help

Drop-in Job Help

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Pima County One Stop Career Center

Pima County One Stop Career Center

November 3 @ 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.

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Social Entrepreneurship, Tucson-Style: a Catalyst Café

Social Entrepreneurship, Tucson-Style: a Catalyst Café

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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What if you wanted to start a business *and* make the world a better place? A growing number of businesses are doing just that. How do you build and run one? What peer support is there for you? We’ll have a panel of Tucson social entrepreneurs to answer all your questions.

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Introduction to Small Business Ownership

Introduction to Small Business Ownership

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us and become informed about the basics of running a successful business. Tips on how to be an effective business owner will also be covered as well as an introduction to finances. Presented by the Women’s Business Center of Southern Arizona in partnership with Pima County Public Library.   Registration is required.  Register online... Read more »

“The Documented Border: Historical Perspectives on Central American Immigration”

“The Documented Border: Historical Perspectives on Central American Immigration”

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us for “Historical Perspectives on Central American Immigration,” a special guest lecture with Martha Few, Associate Professor, Department of History, held in conjunction with Special Collections’ current exhibition, “The Documented Border.” “The Documented Border” exhibit and digital archive shares original border-related research material collected and curated by University of Arizona faculty along the US-Mexico... Read more »

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Want to Start Your Own Business?

Want to Start Your Own Business?

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.

Market Research with ReferenceUSA: Tips and Tricks for Businesses and Nonprofits

Market Research with ReferenceUSA: Tips and Tricks for Businesses and Nonprofits

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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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Drop-in Business Database Help

Drop-in Business Database Help

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Staff will be available to help people use ReferenceUSA and Gale Business Databases during this session.  Staff can also answer questions about Census.gov, Sba.gov, and AZStats.gov.

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Ask a Master Gardener

Ask a Master Gardener

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Troubled about your tomatoes? Baffled over basil? Confounded by your creosote? Master Gardeners from the Pima County Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions. Turn your brown thumb to green by asking the experts!

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Individual Job Counseling

Individual Job Counseling

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A job counselor from Career Services Unlimited will provide free, one-on-one career counseling on topics including resume writing, choosing a career, updating your interviewing, networking and job search skills, and more.

Qigong at Work

Qigong at Work

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Presented by Heather Chalon of Move Into Well-Being. Simple practices to release tension and stress; let go of repetitive movement patterns; restore natural mobility; rejuvenate, increase creativity and inspiration.

Jackson Pollock: More Than Drip and Pour

Jackson Pollock: More Than Drip and Pour

November 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by David Zucker, a docent from the Tucson Museum of Art. The most influential and original of the Abstract Expressionists, Pollock created a powerful, inimitable style that continues to puzzle, infuriate and fascinate after five decades.

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GSP Readers Group: Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

GSP Readers Group: Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

From the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers. Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and... Read more »

Grants Databases Open Lab

Grants Databases Open Lab

November 14 @ 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.

Business of Photography Workshop at UA

Business of Photography Workshop at UA

November 15 - 16
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Los Angeles based freelance photographer Todd Bigelow is coming to the University of Arizona to teach his workshop that was named by Photoshelter as one of the top fifty worldwide! The two day course is designed for those interested in pursuing photographic careers in working with editorial publications, non-profits, foundations and corporations. It provides practical... Read more »

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Business of Photography Workshop at UA

Business of Photography Workshop at UA

November 15 - 16
Photography.Flier

Los Angeles based freelance photographer Todd Bigelow is coming to the University of Arizona to teach his workshop that was named by Photoshelter as one of the top fifty worldwide! The two day course is designed for those interested in pursuing photographic careers in working with editorial publications, non-profits, foundations and corporations. It provides practical... Read more »

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Garden Talks

Garden Talks

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Master Gardeners from Pima County Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions. Turn your brown thumb to green by asking the experts!

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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

November 17 @ 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.

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Women of Awesome Lean In Circle, First Meetup

Women of Awesome Lean In Circle, First Meetup

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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We’re forming a Lean In Circle, a monthly get-together for women in business (or who are thinking of starting a business). We intend to build a supportive and collaborative community where we can share and inspire each other to reach our personal and professional goals.

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Business Feasibility: Ready to go from Idea to Reality?

Business Feasibility: Ready to go from Idea to Reality?

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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This informative workshop will put you on the right path toward owning your own business. Presented by the Women’s Business Center of Southern Arizona, hosted by the Microbusiness Advancement Center and the Pima County Public Library. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Want to Start Your Own Business?

Want to Start Your Own Business?

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.

The Realists: American Representational Art

The Realists: American Representational Art

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art docent Tammy Bearden. Representational art consists of paintings that depict some recognizable thing or scene. This presentation includes landscapes, still lifes and genre paintings dating from the early to mid-20th Century.

Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner: “Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art of South Mountain Park

Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner: “Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art of South Mountain Park

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art of South Mountain Park” with archaeologist Dr. Todd Bostwick at Dragon’s View Asian Cuisine, 400 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free (Order your own dinner off of the... Read more »

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Proposal Writing Basics Workshop

Proposal Writing Basics Workshop

November 21 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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This workshop discusses the process of writing a proposal to a private foundation or corporate funder. Learn about the organizational resources required to write a grant proposal as well as the resources offered by the library to help you.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Christian Call for Action

Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Christian Call for Action

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Divestment—What is it? Why do it? What are our choices? How can it prevent climate disasters and their disproportionate effects on those living in poverty? There is a global divestment movement afoot right now. The World Council of Churches (over 300 churches, representing some 590 million people in 150 countries) called for divestment in July... Read more »

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“Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave” Old Pueblo Archaeology Center carpooling educational tour with archaeologist Allen Dart

“Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave” Old Pueblo Archaeology Center carpooling educational tour with archaeologist Allen Dart

November 29 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

“Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave” Old Pueblo Archaeology Center carpooling educational tour with archaeologist Allen Dart departing from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee $35 ($28 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members; no charge for members or employees of the... Read more »

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