Issue 18 | April 2019
Pinal County
Library District
NEWSLETTER
Make the Most of Your Library...Follow Us!
Did you know you can follow the Pinal County Library District on social media?

In addition to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, we just launched a brand new Instagram account.

Many of the public libraries throughout Pinal County have their own social media accounts too. They're a great place to find information about upcoming events and programs, or just keep up with your local library.
Featured Events This Month
There's a lot going on at your library! Here are a few programs taking place at libraries around Pinal County this month. Find these programs and more on our Events Calendar .
Friday April 12 at 10:00 AM
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8652

Ms. Wendy Carlson will be giving her presentation on “Genealogy of Hard Knocks” for some tips and tricks in tracing your ancestors. Class is free and available to the public. Please bring your CHARGED digital device (laptop/tablet). Class consist of 1 hour lecture, 1 hour lab.

Meets on the second Friday of each month.
Friday, April 12 at 4:00 PM
Maricopa Public Library
41600 West Smith-Enke Road Building #10
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Video game club for ages 13+
Meets on the second Friday of each month
 
For more information please visit Maricopa Public Library on the web or call: 520-568-2926
Monday, April 18 at 5:00 PM
Eloy-Santa Cruz Public Library
1000 N. Main St.
Eloy, Arizona 85131
(520) 466-3814

From bustling Hong Kong, to the opulent Grand Palace of Bangkok, to the world’s tallest building in Dubai, to the slums of Mumbai, this highly visual presentation will explore the culture, cuisine, and customs of this fascinating and rapidly changing region.

Dan Fellner, an experienced travel writer and Fulbright Fellow in Asia, will share his experiences and in-depth observations from his extensive travels to such diverse countries as Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia. The presentation will both inform and entertain you and perhaps even motivate you to travel to this exotic continent. Sponsored by Arizona Humanities.
Monday, April 1 & 15 at 5:30 PM
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Learn tricks and tips with the library's own Victoria and Victoria. Join them for talks on tech issues that relate to you most, and for one-on-one lessons on password safety, social media use, and much more.
Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

On Thursday, April 25, the library will celebrate National Poetry Month with Poem in Your Pocket Day. Write down your favorite poem to carry in your pocket and share with others all day. Join us to celebrate poetry and spread joy with poems!
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 also 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:

U.S. History In Context provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Content includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America, through the first stirrings of the American Revolution, and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

U.S. History In Context is also cross-searchable with our World History In Context database.

You can find U.S. History In Context and the rest of our online databases on our website, by clicking the Research tab.

Pinal County Library District
520-866-6457