Issue 17 | March 2019
Pinal County
Library District
Make the Most of Your Library...Limiting by Format
With the 2019 Academy Awards just behind us, you may want to catch up on a few of the winning movies you missed in the theaters--or perhaps just take in an old favorite film. You probably know that your Pinal County Libraries offer thousands of DVDs or Blu-Rays that you can check out for free, but did you know how easy it is to find a list of all those titles? Or to find the specific title you want in the format you need?

The library makes it easy with our handy format limiter!

After you run any search in our catalog, you will find a "Limit by" drop-down menu at the top of the page. Use this to tell the catalog to show you only the DVDs or only the Blu-Ray Discs. (You can also use it to find other formats, like large-print titles, maps, or music CDs).

For a more advanced search, try clicking the blue "Catalog" button on our homepage, then click the "Search" tab and select Advanced. This will give you a search form where you can combine search terms and limiters to find more specific items, such as a list of Spike Lee movies on Blu-Ray that featured Samuel L. Jackson, or of films on DVD that starred Christian Bale and Amy Adams.
Featured Events This Month
If you have movies on the mind this month, or are just looking for a fun, free way to keep everyone entertained for a few hours, here are a few movie programs taking place at libraries around Pinal County this month. Find these programs and more on our Events Calendar .
Friday, March 1, 15, and 22 at 3:30 PM
Eloy-Santa Cruz Public Library
1000 N. Main St.
Eloy, Arizona 85131
(520) 466-3814

Join us for a family movie at the library. This month's films include: Ralph Wrecks the Internet , Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald , and Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse .

For more information please contact the Eloy Santa Cruz Library at 520-466-3814
Mondays at 1:30 PM
Casa Grande Public Library
449 N. Dry Lake 
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8710

Watch last year’s blockbuster films on the big screen at the Main Library. Popcorn will be served as well! This month's films include Crazy Rich Asians , Mary Queen of Scots , Hunter Killer , and A Star is Born.
 For more information, please call the Casa Grande Main Library at (520) 421-8710.
Thursdays at 5:30 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd. 
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 
(480) 474-8555

Join us for a movie at the library (PG and PG 13). This month's movies include Instant Family, Mortal Engines, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald , and Mary Poppins Returns .
For more information, please call the Apache Junction Library at (480) 474-8555.
Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

Come to the library for our March movie discussion, which will focus on remakes. The presentation will be followed by a FREE showing of a recent major motion picture, a recent Oscar nominees… that is also a remake.

We will look at some examples of motion picture remakes—some good, some bad, and some that are outright bizarre. The discussion will be followed by a free showing of a recent movie, with subtitles enabled for the hearing impaired. Popcorn and water will be available free while supplies last. You are welcome to bring snacks and soft drinks.
Want More Upcoming Events?
Check our Calendars!
The Events Calendar on our website lists many of the programs happening in libraries around the county.

Some of the larger local libraries have their own, more detailed calendars:
Research Spotlight
Our libraries are fun places with a lot of entertainment to offer, but we also provide great research tools. We offer subscription research databases that you can access for free with your library card.
This month's feature database:

LearningExpress is a highly-acclaimed online learning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

It includes a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, and e-books. LearningExpress Library is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.

Targeted Learning Centers include:
  • College admissions and placement exams (ACT, SAT, AP, and TOEFL)
  • Graduate School Admissions exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT and MCAT)
  • Academic skills-improvement for 4th grade skills-level through college
  • High school equivalency (GED, HiSET, and TASC) test prep
  • Adult learning (reading, writing, math, science and more)
  • U.S. citizenship test prep in English and Spanish
  • Career occupational certification exam prep

You can find LearningExpress Library and the rest of our online databases on our website, by clicking the Research tab .

Pinal County Library District