Issue 16 | February 2019
Pinal County
Library District
Make the Most of Your Library...Searching by Collection
Let's say you do an author search for Stephen King in our catalog. You'll get more than 450 results to browse through, including many of his novels and short story collections, as well as dozens of movies adapted from them. But what if you only want books about King? Or maybe you just want King's nonfiction book about how to be a writer?

With hundreds of records to browse through, it can be hard to spot the specific items you're looking for. Fortunately, our catalog has a feature that can help! Click on the black "Fiction" and "Nonfiction" buttons to run your search only one or the other of our collections. A keyword search for Stephen King in the nonfiction collection will bring back biographies, literary criticism about King's work, and the nonfiction books he has published, while a similar search in the fiction collection would bring up only his novels and movies. It's a way to cut through to the core items you're really looking for.

You can also use this feature after you run your search. If you find that you have more results than you can easily browse through, just click the "Search Options" link, then click "More Search Options." On the screen that appears, take a look at the "Collections" window. There you can choose the fiction or nonfiction limits, as well as any of several other options that can make it easier to weed through your search results. It's just one more way our libraries help you find what you want!
Featured Events This Month
Here are just a few of the programs taking place at libraries around Pinal County this month. Find these and more on our Events Calendar .
February 1- 28
Eloy-Santa Cruz Public Library
1000 N. Main St.
Eloy, Arizona 85131
(520) 466-3814

For the whole month of February you can check out books from our Blind Date with a Book display. Read it, rate your book using the enclosed card, the return the book and card to the library. Make sure you submit your rate card for your chance to win. Rate a Book entry cards are due by February 28th 2019 by 5:45 PM. 
Tuesdays from 9:30-1130 AM
Vista Grande Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8652

Crafty friends get together to work on a variety of projects. Bring your own craft projects from home and share tips and ideas with each other.
Tuesday, February 5, 1:30-3:30 PM
Casa Grande Public Library
449 N. Dry Lake 
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8710

La Frontera Documentary Series examines the history, culture, and people that make up the United States/Mexico border region. For more information, please call Casa Grande Main Library at: 520-421-8710
Thursday, February 7, 5:30-7:00 PM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and surrendered children were sent west, on trains to find new homes in every state in the U.S. Hear their story through music, photos, and interviews. 
Friday, Febuary 8 & 22, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd. 
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 
(480) 474-8555

An educational incentive program for children aged 3-18, that uses badges and awards to show kids that everything is fun and educational. 
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:

ReferenceUSA is a directory database that gives users access to data on over 44 million businesses and 273 million consumers. 

Providing far more than basic contact listings, ReferenceUSA's US Business module includes information from annual reports, government documents, SEC Filings, chamber of commerce directories, industrial directories and other sources. These multiple sources provide more business listings and additional information on individual businesses.

The US Standard White Pages module provides names addresses and phone numbers for some 245 million consumers, drawn from hundreds of sources including more than 4,300 phone directories,as well as voter registration data, tax assessments, real estate deed information, utility connects and more.

Features include:
  • Reverse Lookups - enter a phone number and see who it belongs to
  • Radius Searching - find companies within a certain distance from a given address
  • Corporate Family Trees - enter the name of a company and trace it back to its corporate headquarters
  • Executive Directories - look up a comapny and find contact information for its executives, including HR Directors, CEOs, Financial Officers, and more.

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

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