Issue 62 | December 2022
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 section of our website; just click on the "Book Clubs" tab. 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.
Due Friday, December 9
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Due Friday, December 9 by 5:00 - Display your Christmas Creation at the library. Create a jolly mini tree and display it for all to see. Bring your tree to the library to be included in the contest. 
Saturday, December 3, 2:00 am - 3:00 pm
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Kids can stop in and create a craft on Saturday afternoons!

Craft station in the Café for school aged children to have fun and explore their creative side!
Tuesday, December 6, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
18160 N Maya Angelou Dr.
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Join other grownups for fun conversation, light music, and plenty of creative coloring!

If your body can't do a yoga pretzel, your fingers turn into prunes in a bubble bath, and shooting targets just isn't your thing, come on over and soothe your cares through the benefits of adult coloring. We have all the supplies you'll need!
Thursday, December 15, 1:00-4:30 pm
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8652

Writing critique and publishing assistance for local writers

Local writers and current authors, the regular season of Inklings has returned! The group meets twice a month on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Vista Grande Library to peer critique works in progress as well as share information about getting published. Please bring up to 5 pages of a past or current piece of writing, double spaced, and a pen to critique. 
Friday, December 16, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
San Tan Valley County Library
31505 N Schnepf Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
(520) 866-8035

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us to play all sorts of card and board games, and more. Drop-ins are welcome, and you can even bring your own games if you’d like!
Friday December 9, 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:

NoveList Plus provides expert reading recommendations in both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. Just type in the name of an author, title, or series you enjoy, and NoveList will help point you toward other authors, books, or series that you might also enjoy! It's that easy.

You can also just describe the kind of story you're in the mood for, and NoveList will find you titles that fit the bill. It's the perfect tool to help kick off Summer Reading 2021!

You can find NoveList Plus, NoveList K-8, and the rest of our online databases on our website, by clicking the Research tab.
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