Library News February 20
The Libraries will be closed Monday, February 20th in honor of President’s Day.
Preschool Storytime at Main
Join Youth Librarian, Miss Julie, as we read books, sing songs and do activities each week based on a fun theme. Storytime will be followed by either a simple craft or a snack. Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tween Tuesdays at Main
Bring your kids down to the Main Library after school each Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for a variety of age appropriate video games, science kits, puzzles and more.
Youth 3D Printing Class
Join 3D Printing Expert David Wright for a 3D printing class that teaches the basics of 3D modeling and design for children ages 8 +. A signed makerspace agreement and registration are required. To register call the Vista Grande Public Library at (520) 421-8652. Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Storytime at Vista
Join Mr. David for stories, rhymes, songs, educational play and a puppet show! Preschool Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Toddler Storytime starts at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays.
Tween Gaming at Vista
Vista Grande Library will host Tween Gaming every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. The gaming includes a variety of video games, board games, and art and science activities. Ages: 7 – 13 are welcome.
Kid’s SciTech Club
Join Mr. Jacob for a robotics, technology, and coding club afterschool on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Makerspace at Vista Grande. The program is intended for children ages 7-12. Parents must be present in the library for children under the age of 12. Class is limited to 12 students. To register please contact the Vista Grande Public Library at (520) 421–8652.
Yoga for Kids
There is no better way to engage your child than through the simple practice of yoga. Yoga can help your three to five-year-old child have fewer tantrums, better sleep, increased motor coordination, improved ability to follow directions, and easier relaxation. Join us Fridays at the Main Library for a very basic 30 minute yoga class. Mats will be provided for the children. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Class begins promptly at 9:15a.m.
First Things First Fun Van at Main
The Fun Van is a FREE program for parents/grandparents/caregivers and accompanying children ages 0-5 years old. This program can foster a love of books by developing a habit of reading with your child from a variety of quality literature you borrow and return each week. It also teaches parents reading strategies to expand their child’s thinking and promotes language and literacy development. Fridays at the Main Library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Code Club at Main
Join Mr. Jacob for a Code Club designed just for kids. Kids will use scratch programming to make and design their own computer games. Program is intended for children ages 7-12. Saturdays at the Main Library from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Lounge for Teens
In partnership with The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley, a teen afterschool program is offered at the Vista Grande Library Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. All high school students are welcome.
Tuesdays feature a Trivia Challenge.
Wednesdays offer a drop-in craft.
Thursdays Teen Gaming Tournaments are held.
Library Buddies at Main
Join us for our morning playgroup on Monday, February 27th from 10:00 – 11:00am. We will be sharing picture books on NOOK eReaders, playing with Brain Boxes, cars, Play-Doh, blocks, etc. Simple snack provided for kids.
Maker Monday at Vista
Join Mr. David on Monday, February 27th at 3:30 p.m. for a reoccurring Makerspace class featuring video game design projects, art projects, and a variety of educational iPad apps. Registration and a signed Makerspace Agreement are required. To register contact the Vista Grande Public Library at (520) 421-8652.
Documentary Series – The Race to the Moon
The Main Library is proud to present a series of documentaries that will cover the period after World War II to the end of the Vietnam War. This period represents one of the most tumultuous of our nation’s history and these films will narrate the cultural, political, and monumental events that took place. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Tuesday, February 21st from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Beginning iPad/iPhone at Vista
Learn the basics of using your iPad/iPhone device. This class at Vista Grande will cover the external features of the device, app management, the control panel, Siri, and the system settings. iPad or iPhone required. Wednesday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration is recommended, call 520-421-8652.
This class at the Main Library covers the Windows 10 operating system. Topics covered will be managing the app screen, using the email and Internet Edge apps, settings, and more. Laptop with Windows 10 required. Thursday, February 23 from2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is recommended, call 520-421-8710
Tea Time at Vista
The fourth and final in a series on the cultural, historical, medical, and political associations with Tea will be held at the Vista Grande Library this Friday, February 24th at 3:00 p.m. Tea and light snacks will be served. The theme for this week is “For All the Tea in China” with a focus on Chinese Medicine Teas. Event is free but a ticket will be required. Capped at 30. Tickets for this week can be picked up at Vista Grande Library beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23rd.
Medicine Cabinet Series at Main
Join us at the Main Library for the next in a series of open, informal meetings with Mr. Keith Miller, Pharm. D. The series will answer common questions about medications, vitamins and supplements. All sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring at least one medical question they would like to have answered. Monday, February 27th at Noon.
ESL Classes at the Libraries
Both Main and Vista Grande branches offer FREE English as a Second Language classes. No registration is required. Days and times:
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Vista Grande Library
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Main
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Main to practice pronunciation