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The Cottonwood Bookmarks Friends of the library has a book boutique located just inside the door from the parking lot at 100 S. Sixth Street.   Bookmarks members receive a discount on the purchase of most items.  Call 340-2785 or click here for more information on how to become a Bookmarks member.

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The book discussion group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10AM in the meeting room. Come join the fun as we discuss some of the most interesting books you will ever read! Click HERE for the current book list.

Writing for fun!
Pull out that pen and paper and come join the Writing For Fun group in our meeting room every Tuesday morning at 9AM. New members are always welcome.

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'Better Jobs' Class

The Cottonwood Public library is offering a one-hour free class on August 5th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM that includes a tour of premium websites accessible free with your library card and covers topics like learning about new skills you might need to acquire to change jobs or enter a new field. This class is not just about finding any job, it’s more about finding the right job. To register stop by the library or call 928-634-7559.

Free Genealogy Class

The Cottonwood Public library is offering a free one-hour class on August 5th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM that includes a tour of a premium website, Ancestry Library, accessible free from within the library. The class will show you how to uncover family history as you data-mine the library’s digital family archives. The class is intended for teens and adults. Participants may preregister at the library or by calling 928-634-7559. Participants may bring their own laptop or follow along with the instructor.

Book Sale!

The Cottonwood Bookmarks Friends of the Library group will be holding a book sale July 25th through August 6th. All books will be 50% off the marked price. Bookmarks members receive an additional 50% off when presenting their membership card. An annual membership only costs $5! 

A Sketch in Time
We are sketching and drawing and you don't have to be an artist! Come join artist and School of Visuals Arts graduate Lee Perrotta-Fityo teach how to work with different mixed media i.e.: charcoal, pencil, colored pencil and even pastels. Open to all adult artists and novices, we are meeting every third Saturday of the month. The next class will be Saturday, August 20th from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

Adult Summer Reading Program Meet and Greet!
The Summer Reading Program is winding down and the library will be hosting a meet and greet on Saturday, July 30th from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Talk about the books you've read while we hold a raffle with plenty of great prizes, including: Two Kindle Fire tablets, a book chair, a pack of USB Flash Drives and much more! 

Adult coloring is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Grownups will be able to "Color Your Cares Away" on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting June 4th. Adult coloring books, crayons and colored pencils will be provided. 

Join Yavapai College Spanish instructor Jared Reynolds for an informal and personalized approach to learning Spanish. This free class is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. 
Every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. 

Eat Smart, Live Strong Series

Enjoy fun and lively activities with other older adults in this four part series of classes! Talk about easy ways to make smart food choices and exercise more. Learn how you can Eat Smart and Live Strong. July 27th, August 3rd, August 10th and August 17th from 2 to 3 pm in the library meeting room.

The Seed Library is back in September!

The Seed Library will be re-opening for the fall planting season on Saturday, September 17th. Hours are every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

The Artist's Corner
                                                                                                                                          Experience live art demonstrations at the library every first and third Tuesday of the month. The purpose of this program is to not only showcase and support the wealth of local artists in the area but also to perhaps inspire patrons to create some art themselves. Tuesday, August 2nd will feature Precious Metal Clay with Debbie Czarny from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary. Click on the link above to get started now!

Check out our updated Online Resources page!

Gale Virtual Reference library is a new online database to enable learning and promote information discovery. Want to fix your car? Check out the Online Chilton Manuals to get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Want to learn a new language? Sign up for Mango Languages! Need one-on-one homework help? Get started with! Need help creating a resume or cover letter? Check out the Career Transitions page to find all the help you need! These are just a few of the awesome online databases we offer for free, all you need is your library card! 

Introducing Zinio for Libraries - a digital magazine subscription service that allows patrons to get popular magazines delivered directly to your device - your iPad, computer, tablet, cell phone, etc. 
Click on the icon above to sign up and get more information.

Local Area Library Information
Please check here for current hours, addresses and telephone numbers to our neighboring libraries. 
Many changes have been made to hours of operation of the various Yavapai Library Network libraries. We have added links to Verde Valley public library web pages below.

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