Issue 4 | February 2018
Pinal County
Library District
Make the Most of Your Library: Research Databases
You probably already know that your library is a great place to do research. But did you know that you can do a lot of 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.

And the best thing about it is that you can search across more than a dozen of these resources simultaneously, simply by typing what you're looking for in the Gale Cengage search box at the top of our list databases. It's just like searching the Web, but with results you know you can trust!
It's Tax Time!
February is the start of tax season. If you need assistance doing your taxes, Pinal County Libraries can help.

This month through April 15, many of our libraries will be hosting volunteers from AARP and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistants) to help you prepare your taxes for free!

Contact your local library to find out if they're participating in this program and what days/times the volunteers will be there.

Click here for a list of library locations and phone numbers.
Featured Events This Month
Here are a few programs taking place this month at libraries around Pinal County. Click on a program title for more information:
Friday February 9, 10AM-Noon
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8652

Discover the names and faces of your family tree! Learn the stories and solve the mysteries with help from Genealogists and organizations from all over Arizona, teaching various topics concerning the process, starting with Genealogy 101: The Basics on Getting Started.
This will be an on-going series throughout the year on every 2nd Friday from 10 am -12 pm at the Vista Grande Library. 
Saturdays, 2-3 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd. 
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 
(480) 474-8555

The library will provide supplies for patrons of all ages to decorate rocks. Hide them around the city and spread a message of kindness and positivity in our community.
Tuesday, February 13, 4-5 PM
San Manuel Library
108 5th Avenue
San Manuel, AZ 85631
(520) 385-4470

Join us for a Valentine's Day Craft. Open to all ages.
Please bring your own 4x6 photo for this picture frame craft.
Thursday February 22, 3-4 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

Come to the library and meet some Pinal County based authors. They will talk about their books and their different journeys to publication. Authors will be available to answer questions at the end of the program.
Want More Upcoming Events?
Check Our Calendar!
Pinal County Libraries have a lot going on!
The Events Calendar on our website lists many of the programs happening in libraries around the county.

In addition, some of the larger local libraries have their own, more detailed calendars. Here are some handy links to other library 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:
Global Issues In Context

Global Issues In Context ties together a wealth of authoritative content to give you a global perspective on the most important issues of the modern world. Updated on a daily basis, it provides news, viewpoints, country information, primary source documents, videos, and more.

You can find Global Issues in Context, along with all our other research databases, on our library's research page.

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