Issue 5 | March 2018
Pinal County
Library District
NEWSLETTER
Make the Most of Your Library: Searching for Fiction, or Non-Fiction?
You probably know you can search our collections just by typing a keyword into the box on our homepage. For example, if you search for "eclipse," you'll find almost 500 results, including the Stephanie Meyer novel (and movie adaptation), the Zack Kaplan graphic novel series, and several music CDs.

But what if you're just trying to research the astronomical event?

Instead of looking through all 489 results to find the books about solar and lunar eclipses, you can have our catalog automatically ignore the fictional titles and leave you with just the 25 nonfiction books about eclipses. You'll do less combing through results you don't need, and more easily find what you want!

Here's how you do it:
  • on our homepage, click the blue "Catalog" button
  • enter your keywords in the search box, like you normally would
  • click the gray "Nonfiction" button to search your keyword only in our nonfiction titles.

And by the way, you can use the same trick to search only our fiction titles, as well. If you want a novel that's set during World War II, but you're not interested in reading a history book about the war, use the "Fiction" button to ignore the history books and just see the novels!
It's Tax Time!
March is the heart of tax season. If you haven't filed your taxes yet and need a little assistance, Pinal County Libraries can help.

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 one of these programs, and what days/times their volunteers will be on hand.

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:
Wednesday March 14, 2-4 PM
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8652

New York Times Bestselling author J.A. Jance is back again with another Ali Reynolds thriller; Duel to the Death !
Jance will be reading from her new nove and signing copies for all her fans. Copies of her other books will be available for purchase as well.
Thursday March 15, 5:30-6:30 PM
Eloy-Santa Cruz Library
1000 N. Main St. 
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520)466-3814

From artists and healers, teachers and entrepreneurs, women who plowed the land, and those who were instrumental in establishing laws for the new territory of Arizona, many early Arizona women became known for their fortitude, their adventuresome spirits, and their dedication to improving the lives of others. Some of these women gained a degree of celebrity across the state, within their communities, and throughout their tribal regions, while others remained relatively unknown. Celebrate Women's History Month with author and historian Jan Cleere, who will be talk about some of the early Arizona women of who had an impact on the territory and the state.
Saturday, March 17, 10 AM - 4 PM
Superior Public Library
99 Kellner Ave. 
Superior, AZ 85173
(520) 689-2327

The The Friends of the Superior Public Library will host it's annual BOOK SALE during the Apache Leap Mining Festival on March 17th from 10 am - 4 pm. Come early for the best selection. Hardcover books will be available for $.25 each, paperbacks for $.10 each, or buy them by the box at $2 per box. Proceeds go to support the library's Summer Reading Program and other needs.
Saturday,March 24, 10 AM -4 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
(484) 474-8555

Cosplay, panels, vendors, activities and more. No registration is required.
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:
Powerspeak Languages

Powerspeak Languages uses audio, video, and interactive lessons to provide a rich language learning experience, helping you learn to communicate with confidence in a new language. Powerspeak Languages doesn’t just give you words to memorize, it immerses you in the language and the culture; because being a global citizen means knowing how to communicate beyond ordering a drink or asking for directions to the train station.

Powerspeak Languages can help you learn French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. There are even two different ESL courses, to help people learning to speak English!

You can find Powerspeak Languages, along with all our other research databases, on our library's research page .

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