Issue 63 | January 2023
Pinal County Library District
Online Research Resources
Did you know that you can do library research right from home? Pinal County Libraries offer a suite of subscription research databases that you can access for free from our website. Just click on the Research tab.

Research databases provide full-text online access to thousands of peer-reviewed academic journals, popular magazines, and reference books -- as well as images, audio files, and primary source documents.

You can search across more than a dozen of these resources simultaneously, simply by typing what you're looking for in the Gale Power Search box at the top of our list databases. It's just like searching the Web, but with results you know you can trust!
Book Club Kits

Do you love talking about books? Maybe you attend one of the regular books clubs at our Pinal County Libraries. Or maybe you're thinking about starting a book club of your own...

Pinal County libraries have Book Club Kits to get your club started or to keep it going! Our Book Club Kits include 8-10 copies of a popular title, plus a handy booklet with reviews, author information, and questions to help spark a lively discussion. We even include a list of "read-alike" titles so if you enjoy the book, you can find others like it.

A list of our Book Club Kits can be found in the Reader Resources. You can also simply type "Book Club Kit" into our catalog search box. You'll find hundreds of kits available. Click "Place Request" in our catalog for the title you want, and we'll ship it right to your library for pick up. Book club kits check out for an extended period, and they're renewable -- just like the rest of our materials.
Library Events This Month:
Here are just a handful of the more than 300 free library programs taking place this month. Please visit our online calendar to view a complete list.
Tuesday, January 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Explore the written word together through journaling prompts, readings, and reflection. All are welcome to bring their favorite notebooks and writing tools. Supplies are provided. 
Thursday, January 12, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Social for homeschool-aged children and their family members, to meet other homeschoolers while we play, learn, and snack!  
Monday, January 23, 4:00-5:00 pm
Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
18160 N Maya Angelou Dr.
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Learn how to use a CriCut machine (or silhouette machine) and make your own designs! 
Wednesday, January 25, 12:30-2:30 pm
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8652

Specifically geared for adults with developmental disabilities, learn about services offered by the library and how to use them, along with other educational activities.  
Wednesday, January 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
San Tan Valley County Library
31505 N Schnepf Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
(520) 866-8035

Exercise your brain! Riddles, word searches, crosswords, sudoku and more! All ages are welcome. 
Friday, January 13, 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
San Manuel Library
108 5th Avenue
San Manuel, AZ 85631
(520) 385-4470

Free gardening class at the library! The classes are scheduled on the second Friday of each month at 10:30 am. On November 18, the topic will be: Citrus – pruning, irrigating, diagnosing pests, fertilization, protecting from cold, diseases.
This Month's Featured Database
This month's feature database:

U.S. History In Context provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Content includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the first stirrings of the American Revolution, and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

U.S. History In Context is also cross-searchable with our World History In Context database.
You can find U.S. History In Context and the rest of our online databases on our website, by clicking the RESEARCH tab.
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