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Joel D. Valdez Main Library

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101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
520-791-4010

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May 2019
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Strategic Social Media for Businesses & Nonprofits

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Social Media Librarian Lisa Bunker has been teaching and working professionally on Facebook and other social media platforms since 2009, and is a contributing author of the 2017 book "Using Social Media to Build Library Communities." This workshop will cover: How writing for social media is different from other ways you market your business or nonprofit Assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the major social media platforms Content strategies based on your target audience, and your company or non-profit's…

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Job Help

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Get the help you need to succeed in your job search! Staff is available to answer any questions you might have on a wide variety of computer topics. Topics include resume writing, online job searching, email accounts, internet searching and more. Registration is not required.

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Career Center with Arizona@Work

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Whether you are looking for work, changing careers, or exploring new career options, Arizona@Work connects job seekers (youth, adults, veterans and laid-off workers) to a network of employment, training, and educational programs in Pima County.

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Drop-In Help

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Drop-in and receive one-on-one assistance on any topic including: homework, reading, writing, GED/High School Equivalency Exam preparation, scholarship searches, career exploration, job applications, resumes, cover letters, e-readers or other digital devices, computer applications, social networking, or general computer help—all at your own pace. All ages are welcome.

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Beating Burnout and the Doldrums

May 31 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Have you experienced the signs and symptoms of burnout at some time in your life or in your nonprofit environment? Learn strategies for avoiding the everyday risk of falling into the doldrums. Making diverse choices in lifestyle, health, recreation, social activities, work, and family can keep us stimulated and motivated in life and at work.

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June 2019
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How to Choose, Plant, Care for and Harvest Edible Trees

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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In this program, you’ll learn how to choose the right native and non-native species of edible trees--trees that produce fruits, nuts, seeds or pods--for your site, and how to plant, care for and harvest them. Presented by Ann Audrey of the LEAF Network.

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Main Library Book Club

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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The Main Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month at noon. We read fiction and non-fiction from all genres. Grab a book and check us out. The book we will read for June 6, 2019, is She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer. This book presents a history of the human understanding of heredity and how it has shaped society.

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Four Cold Weather Travel Destinations to Help Break the Arizona Heat

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Looking to vicariously escape the 100+ degree Arizona temperatures? Take a trip through the eyes of a travel writer to four chilly and off-the-beaten path destinations – Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland, and Canada’s Yukon Territory. Greenland offers an interesting mix of Inuit and Scandinavian culture. Spitsbergen is about as close to the North Pole as you can get. Iceland is one of the most ruggedly beautiful islands on Earth. And the Yukon is known for gold-mining and spectacular scenery and wildlife.…

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Spanish Language Club

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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The Spanish Language Club focuses on conversation, emphasizing pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, and developing oral skills for effective and flexible use of the language in social and professional contexts. We will cover a variety of activities, ranging from discussion of newspapers clippings to short stories and poems, with reference to the culture and society of the countries and communities where the language is spoken. Each session will be independent of the others, giving the club members the opportunity to immerse immediately…

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Main Library Poetry Circle

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Join us for monthly poetry discussions led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. The event is free, and no preparation or knowledge of poetry is necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend as we read from favorite poets, learn about new poets, and share our views. Each participant will receive a packet of the poems to be read and discussed, sourced from the Poetry Center's world-renowned collection. On June 15, 2019, we will read and discuss the work of Allison…

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On the Streets

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Join us for a sandwich and some conversation. Are you staying in a shelter or living on the streets? What's it like to be homeless in Tucson? How can the library help? Become part of a new library advisory group.

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