Issue 64 | February 2023
Pinal County Library District
hoopla Bonus Borrows Are Back!
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Patrons can choose from hundreds of titles in hoopla's Bonus Borrows collection, in addition to the 1,000,000+ titles available every day through hoopla. Bonus Borrow hoopla Instant titles do not count against a patron's borrow limit.
Black History Month
February is dedicated to bringing awareness and recognizing the importance of Black history in relation to the story of the United States. The first time this type celebration was officially documented in America comes from one week in February 1926, when the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925.

There are many ways to celebrate and observe African American History Month, but one great example is to learn more about the history of black lives in the U.S. Libraries across Pinal County have great materials and resources to do just that. Get started HERE.

More information on African American History Month can be found on

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.
Monday, February 13, 2:00-3:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Expand your reading palate with a book tasting. Try a fun and easy way to get out of your comfort zone to discover new genres, authors, and styles.
Thursday, February 9, 10:00 - 10:30 am
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Storytime for our littlest friends ages birth-2 years!
Tuesday, February 7, 9:30-11:00 am
Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
18160 N Maya Angelou Dr.
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Color your cares away while listening to relaxing music and engaging in conversation with like-minded folks.
Friday, February 10, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8652

Do you love anime and manga? Then come join Ms. Renee for Anime & Manga Club! Geared for grades 6th-8th but high school grades 9-12 are welcome too.
Wednesday, February 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
San Tan Valley County Library
31505 N Schnepf Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
(520) 866-8035

Ages 7+ are welcome drop in to play and explore!
Friday, February 10, 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 featured database:

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs with the Chilton Auto Repair Library.

The Chilton Library features:
  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
You can find Chilton Library and all our other databases on our website, by clicking the RESEARCH tab.
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