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Himmel Park Branch Library

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1035 N. Treat Ave. Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
(520)594-5305

Upcoming Events

September 2014
Free

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 and place to appreciate the beauty, myth and ominous presence of the timeless sea.

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October 2014
Free

Drawing I: An Art Workshop for Adults

October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the skills of drawing from direct observation in this 6-week course, and discover and expand your creativity. Try something new and surprise yourself! Space is limited. Registration begins on August 1st. For more information or to register call 594-5305. All supplies and classes are free.

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Free

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by Bill Obenchain, a docent from the Tucson Museum of Art. From children’s works to science books to novels, art incorporated into printed documents can significantly enhance understanding and enjoyment, and be an important influence itself

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Free

Ask a Master Gardener: Vegetable Gardening in Containers

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Master Gardeners from the Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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Free

Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What is Di­a de los Muertos? It is a significant and highly celebrated holiday in Mexico, Latin America, and the Southwestern United States. To many Mexicans, death is not a subject to be feared, ignored, or divorced from the living. One cannot celebrate life without also celebrating death. This platica (informal talk) traces the origins of this Mexican festival and describes the traditional elements associated with the holiday including food, folk crafts and altars. An Arizona Humanities program presented by…

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Free

The Pfeiffer Collection: An Essay in Social Realism—An Art Talk presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art docent Johanna Stein. This presentation commemorates the 70th anniversary of the formative art donation to the UAMA. It includes a group of works on paper, canvas and board, depicting life in the 30′s and early 40′s.

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November 2014
Free

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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Free

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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Free

Tai Chi

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This series of classes is an exercise program to improve balance, mobility, relieve pain, increase muscle strength, improve immune function, enhance relaxation and improve mental focus. The class is designed to feel safe, comfortable, fun, inspiring well-being and can be adapted for different levels of mobility. Presented by Heather Chalon. Please Note: Class will not meet on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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Free

The Realists: American Representational Art From the Collection of the University of Arizona Museum of 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.

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Free

Astronomy Around the World

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Constellations and their myths from a wide array of civilizations and cultures are included in this storytelling presentation. Participants crawl inside an inflatable planetarium and view the stars and constellations on the ceiling of the dome. Presented by Portable Planetarium.

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December 2014
Free

Ask a Master Gardener

December 8 @ 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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Free

Estelle Ishigo: Art of the Japanese-American Internment Camp

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

Presented by Susan Hill, a docent from the Tucson Museum of Art. One of the few Caucasians to be interned with 100,000 Japanese Americans, Estelle Ishigo’s exquisite watercolors and drawings are also an eloquent social commentary.

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Free

The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo—An Art Talk Presented by the University of Arizona Museum of Art

December 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by University of Arizona Museum of Art docent Johanna Stein. The Retablo is one of the museum’s greatest treasures, an alterpiece consisting of 26 panels dating from the 15th century, created in medieval Spain and featured on PBS. These beautiful paintings are part of the Samuel Kress collection.

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January 20152015
Free

Ask a Master Gardener: Success with Roses in the Southwest

January 12, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Master Gardeners from the Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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February 2015
Free

Ask a Master Gardener

February 9, 2015 @ 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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March 2015
Free

Ask a Master Gardener: Care and Feeding of Citrus

March 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Master Gardeners from the Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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April 2015
Free

Ask a Master Gardener

April 13, 2015 @ 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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