Issue 71 | September 2023
Library in The SpotLight!
About the Arizona City Community Library
What used to be:
What started out as a small, volunteer run library, has grown and evolved into a space where the community can gather and enjoy New programs!

Trivia Question / Poll:
When was the Arizona City Public Library originally established by the community?
It has been that long - 1994
Around 1986
In the 60's
What's New:

The Pinal County Government and Library District Celebrated the NEW Arizona City Community Library with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on August 23, 2023! If you missed it, Here's a video giving all the details and a look into the New space.

Fun for the Kids:
Are You Ready for Story Time???
Ms. Jasmine IS!!! 📚❤️
Join Ms. Jasmine every Friday @ 10am at The Arizona City Community Library, Starting September 1st, 2023, TODAY!!!
Great for children 3-5, However ALL are Welcome. Children must be accompanied by their parent, guardian or caregiver.
Ms. Jasmine comes to us from the Pinal County Library District office, she travels to libraries leading StoryTime and other programming. Ms. Jasmine also offers Virtual StoryTime on the Pinal County Library District YouTube @PCLDArizona.
See Ep3 Below
Virtual StoryTime
Hi! I'm Ms. Jasmine!
Your NEW Outreach Librarian!
I'll be doing in person Story Times and other programming throughout the Pinal County Library System; including Virtual Story Time which I'll post on our YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. I hope to See You Soon!
September Pinal County Library Events:
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.
Thursday, Sept. 8th, 10 am-10:30 am
San Tan Valley Library
(520) 866-8035

Baby Lap Sit is a 30 minute program that includes books, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and playtime for babies 0-24 months and their caregivers.
AGE GROUP: | Baby |
EVENT TYPE: Social | 
Monday, Sep. 18th | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apache Junction Public Library
(480) 474-8555

Join bestselling author J.A. Jance as she discusses her brand new book "Blessing of the Lost Girls," part of the popular Joanna Brady mystery series.

With over 21 million copies of her books in print, J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Joanna Brady series, as well as five interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family, a volume of poetry, and more.

We will have 2 SHOWINGS! Please pick only one to attend. Admission will be ticketed and limited to 150 people at each show. For the 2:30 PM showing, please ask for your ticket at the Service Desk beginning at 12:30 PM. For the 4 PM showing, please ask for your ticket at the Service Desk beginning at 2 PM.

Books will be available for purchase and signing through Half Price Books.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Special Guest | Special Events | Author Visit |
Saturday, Sept. 16th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Viney Jones Library & Community Center
(520) 868-8311

County Dance for Adults 18+ on September 16th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Join us for a Boot Scootin' Boogie as you learn line dancing, enjoy country music and good old fashioned socializing! Bring your favorite treat to share.

AGE GROUP: | Adults|
EVENT TYPE: | Social | Health & Wellness | Adult
Wednesday, September 9th, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Casa Grande Public Library
(520) 421-8710

The City of Casa Grande Public Library will be leaving the building this fall! Here's a sneak peek of our book mobile that will be rolling throughout the community soon. We'd like to thank the City of Casa Grande Library Division for spearheading this project. We'd also like to thank the Friends of the Casa Grande Public Library Inc., Capital R Construction, Coldwell Banker ROX Realty, Jones Casa Grande, Absolute Construction, Ellison Mills, Casa Grande Eye Care, Mitchell & Crosby Dental, Walton Orthodontics, and the Studio of Dance for their support in our Bookmobile program. We also want to thank Egan Eyes Photography for providing a beautiful, local, landscape photo and Radius Sign and Banner for designing and creating the wrap.
AGE GROUP: | Family |
EVENT TYPE: | Literacy Programs | 
Thursday, Sept. 7th, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library
(520) 723-6030

How is beauty portrayed in the movies we watch? How about in the ads we are exposed to? Popular culture, or the dominant culture, has played a key role in defining the standards of beauty in America and across the globe. What advantages and privileges are associated with these Western standards of beauty? How do beauty standards impact the ways we interact with each other? Let’s talk about the notion of beauty and how it is defined and represented in our present society. We will discuss how beauty is portrayed, personified, shaped, and challenged today.
AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Teens | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | FRANK Talks | AZ Speaks Programs |
This Month's Featured Database
OverDrive Magazines have no circulation cap and allow unlimited simultaneous use, so patrons can enjoy every issue of every magazine. With smart tags in Libby, patrons can be notified when each new issue is released. Sign Up for a Digital Library Card Now! to get access to OverDrive TODAY!
The Pinal County Library District website provides a catalog of all of our library materials. Patrons can download e-books and e-audiobooks, and access a suite of research databases.

But what if you can't find what you're looking for, or something doesn't seem to work right?

Just like at your local library, you can Ask a Librarian! Just click the "Ask A Question" button in the center of the screen on our homepage and fill out the online form. Send us a description of what you need or what went wrong, and staff at Pinal County Library District will get back to you by phone or email (your choice) to help troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

Please note that staff are only available during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Questions submitted after hours or on weekends will be answered the following business day.

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Issue 71 | September 2023