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Joel D. Valdez Main Library

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101 N Stone Avenue , Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
520 7914010

Upcoming Events

March 2015
Free

Food Stamp Application Assistance (SNAP)

March 2 @ 1:00 pm

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona can help you apply for SNAP , AHCCCS and TANF. To find out what documents you will need, please call (520) 882-3314.

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One-on-One Job Counseling

March 5 @ 9:00 am

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.

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Free

Volunteer Orientation

March 7 @ 8:30 am

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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Plaza Planter Project Work Party

March 7 @ 9:00 am

Join the community as we continue to spruce up the Plaza Planters in front of the Main Library. Monthly work parties will be open to all – we’ll weed, replant, turn soil and provide some TLC to the planters.

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Volunteer Orientation

March 10 @ 2:00 pm

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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Free

How Artisans can ROCK their Etsy and Artfire Stores, a Catalyst Café

March 10 @ 5:30 pm

Etsy and Artfire have quickly grown into the premiere places to sell crafts and other one-of-a-kind artwork. Come learn from a panel of experienced shop owners how you can have a more effective store.  

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Your Taxes — Q&A with a Freelance Tax Expert, a Freelancer’s Union Spark meetup

March 11 @ 5:30 pm

Each month, Spark meetups across the country will discuss an educational topic relevant to the “360-degree freelance life.”   The March topic is: How, as a freelancer, to handle your taxes.

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Validating the Viability of Your Business Concept

March 12 @ 11:30 am

Learn how to Build a Prototype of your Business Offering, and learn how to modify it for customer acceptance and growth. Learn to Pitch your offering and get Customer Feedback for recording and analysis.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Free

Travelers’ Spanish

March 12 @ 12:00 pm

Learn phrases and vocabulary commonly used for travel transport, checking into hotels, foreign visas and customs, metric system, and more.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Free

Life Reimagined Checkup

March 12 @ 3:00 pm

Come on by and network with other Life Reimagined participants during our monthly meetup. Report your progress, collaborate with others, and get the support you need to reach your goals.

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Free

Grants Databases Open Lab

March 13 @ 2:00 pm

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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Bike in Movie

March 14 @ 6:30 pm

Join the library for 2nd Saturdays and bike on down to Jacomé Plaza for free outdoor entertainment on the big screen. For March, celebrate National Women’s History Month with a showing of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a documentary which traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. Tell your friends!

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Grant Proposal Review Clinic

March 17 @ 6:00 pm

A professional grantwriter will be available to review your proposal ahead of time, and then meet with you for a 30 minute session to give you feedback. Library staff will confirm your appointment and collect a copy of your grant proposal for our reviewer. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Free

One-on-One Job Counseling

March 19 @ 9:00 am

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.

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Free

Lunchtime Literature – Main Library Book Club

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This month’s reading selection, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. You can pick up a copy at the first floor information desk of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, starting at 1:00 p.m. on February 19th.

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Free

The Art of Confidence

March 19 @ 6:00 pm

During this course, participants will explore these elements of confidence for themselves as well as support others in the process of creating confidence in the face of uncertainty. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Free

DIY Direct Mail

March 20 @ 9:30 am

Learn how to implement your own direct mail campaign using online tools like the library’s ReferenceUSA and the USPS Every Door Direct Mail and the Intelligent Mail Small Business Tool. This ‘how to session’ will take you through each step in the process, from developing a targeted mailing list to delivering the mailing to the post office. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Free

Bookbike Volunteer Orientation

March 21 @ 8:30 am

Do you love books and bikes? Combine these two passions by becoming a volunteer for the Pima County Public Library’s Bookbike – a three-wheeled non-motorized bookmobile project! Please fill out this volunteer application and bring it with you 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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Free

Women of Purpose Lean In Circle

March 23 @ 4:00 pm

A Lean In Circle is a monthly get-together for women in business (or who are thinking of starting a business), and the nonprofit sector.   Each month we will check in with each other and then discuss a different topic.

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Social Media Walk-in Help for Businesses & Nonprofits

March 24 @ 5:30 pm

What does your business or nonprofit need help with? Social Media Librarian Lisa Bunker will help you navigate the ins and outs of social media for customer service, awareness, and publicity.

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Free

Fund and Sell your Offering for a Profit

March 26 @ 11:30 am

Learn the techniques of creating and leveraging funding opportunities with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Bootstraping, Crowd Funding, Partnering, and Private and Public Investors/Lenders.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Free

Life Reimagined Checkup

March 26 @ 3:00 pm

Come on by and network with other Life Reimagined participants during our monthly meetup. Report your progress, collaborate with others, and get the support you need to reach your goals.

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Free

From Status Quo to Sustainability

March 27 @ 10:00 am

An interactive discussion on why outreach and evaluation should be integrated for a successful, fundable, nonprofit program. Discussion led by 501 Navigation, consultants with combined 45 years of experience.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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