Issue 67 | May 2023
Pinal County Library District
May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Did you know that May was the month when the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the US, in 1843? Or that the transcontinental railroad was completed on May 10, 1869, and that the majority of the railroad workers were Chinese immigrants? These are just two of the many contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to American history. May is AAPI Heritage Month, and you can read more about AAPI history in the US on PCLD's website at under US History In Context, or at
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.

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.
Thursday, May 11, 10:00-11:30 am
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Combined parenting education and preschool program for parents and caregivers with children ages 0-5. Registration required:

Children enjoy art activities, stories, and play time with a variety of age-appropriate toys at each class. Parents and caregivers learn strategies to be their child's first and best teacher at the same time. Each child receives a free book at each class attended!
Wednesday, May 10, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Help us fill our seed packets for the seed library, hear from Master Gardeners, ask questions about your home garden, & learn about Earth Heart Park and Community Garden!

Ages 12 and up welcome, no registration required. Help us fill our seed packets for the seed library, hear from Master Gardeners, ask questions about your home garden, & learn about Earth Heart Park and Community Garden!

Learn all about these gardening topics during each program:

May 10: Summer Garden Maintenance 
Friday, May 19, 4:00 - 5:45 pm
Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
18160 N Maya Angelou Dr.
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Come to MLCC's first teen anime movie event featuring the latest My Hero Academia movie! Each movie-goer will have their name entered in a raffle to win some anime themed prizes. Join fellow anime fans for a Friday night movie and a chance to take home some anime merchandise!
Tuesdays, May 9 & 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Casa Grande Public Library
449 N Dry Lake Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8710

Come learn English for Free at the Vista Grande Library with Ms. Yael. No registration necessary!
Friday, May 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Tan Valley County Library
31505 N Schnepf Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Book club for tweens. We will start each club meeting with an epic trailer and an epic voice over of the last book we read together. Epic is what we do here. We will show off just how remarkable books can be and why they are all awesome movies in our heads. 
Friday, May 12, 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 March 10, the topic will be Pollinator Gardens.
This Month's Featured Database
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Our libraries also provide great research tools.
Check out our RESEARCH DATABASES that you can access for FREE with your library card!

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