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   Saturday, May 26, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Seed Saving for the Verde Valley


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

This presentation by Rae Ebeling will cover basic
information about saving vegetable seeds, emphasizing the development of varieties acclimated to our hot/dry
climate. A bit of basic knowledge makes seed saving both easy and productive, avoiding pitfalls and mistakes so that it's a satisfying activity. This presentation is sponsored by the Seed Library and will include information about how to complete the cycle: from borrowing seeds to returning even better, "locally-raised", acclimated seeds to the community. You can help develop Verde Valley "heirlooms" in your own garden or even just containers.  "Ruby's Gem" cherry tomatoes were developed by a woman named Ruby in containers located in Verde Village 3 and are now grown all over the valley, with the seeds in great demand. Rae Ebeling, a.k.a. “The Tomato Lady,” has been gardening in the Verde Valley for the last 12 years.  There will be slides to make the time fun and interesting, as well as handouts.
 



12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    A Course in Life & Faith: A Baha'i Perspective


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:   / /
Description:  Held on the fourth Saturday of each month. 





   Monday, May 28, 2018


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Closed for Memorial Day


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  

The Cottonwood Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:30am. 






   Tuesday, May 29, 2018


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Opioids, Addiction, and the Treatment of Pain


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  Arizona is battling a growing opioid epidemic. Each provider plays an important role in combating this crisis. During this breakfast learning opportunity, Dr. Don Teater, MD, MPH, will be discussing the dentist’s role in opioid prescribing. This presentation will include the four types of pain and the most effective treatments for each type. Scientific data on opioid use disorder will also be presented. 

Dr. Don Teater, MD, MPH, is a board certified Family Practitioner from western North Carolina. He has worked with individuals and communities to prevent and treat opioid dependence since 2004. His work includes acting as the Medical Provider for the National Safety Council, developer for the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and participant in the WHO’s Second Technical Consultation on Drug Use and Road Safety.



9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Writing for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Sam / 928-639-1823 /
Description:  

Join a fun group of writers and share you stories!




9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Foster Grandparent Program


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Erin / 928-523-6585 /
Description:  As a Foster Grandparent, you will use your life experiences and wisdom to help change the future for a child. You'll act as a mentor and tutor for children and youth who will benefit from extra attention.



10:00 AM -     Tiny Tot Time


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
_____________________
"Tiny Tot Time"
10:00 a.m.
This program is designed for
 infants to toddlers ages 0-3 and their caretakers.
 We read stories and you'll hear silly songs
and learn funny fingerplays!
_____________________




10:45 AM - 12:30 PM    Advanced Creative Writing


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

Join this creative writing group to inspire your own creative juices!

Seating is limited.




1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Poker for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Karen / / kspehar@cableone.net
Description:  




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
3:00 - 4:00

Children may ask to use our S.T.E.A.M. KITS
in the S.T.E.A.M. Kit area adjacent to the Y.S. desk




4:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Opioids, Addiction, and the Treatment of Pain


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  During this community presentation, Dr. Don Teater will discuss the different types of pain and their treatment options.  He will provide insight into the significance of the drug overdose crisis. In June 2017, Governor Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency due to the opioid epidemic within the state. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and potentially make a positive impact on this growing epidemic.
 
          Dr. Don Teater, MD, MPH, is a board certified Family Practitioner from western North Carolina. He has worked with individuals and communities to prevent and treat opioid dependence since 2004. His work includes acting as the Medical Provider for the National Safety Council, developer for the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and participant in the WHO’s Second Technical Consultation on Drug Use and Road Safety.





   Wednesday, May 30, 2018


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Free Non-Fasting Health Screenings


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Know your numbers? Choose your lifestyle! 
Free Non-Fasting Health Screenings:
Cholesterol
Diabetes
Blood Pressure





2:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Spanish Study Group


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

The Spanish Group meets every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B. This an informal and free meeting that is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. English as a Second Language (ESL) learners are encouraged to attend as well. 
 




3:30 PM - 4:15 PM    Tutor Time with Carol


Location:  
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
_________________________________
Tutor Time with Carol
(Reading Only)
3:30-4:15 p.m.

Ages 8-18
Schedule appt. at Y/S Desk




4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Free GED Test Training


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  Come learn more about the GED test--how it works and what you need to know to pass the test. 
The Yavapai College Adult Education Program helps hundreds of people earn GEDs and prepare for college and job training each year: single moms, working dads, and those looking for jobs or going on to college, from teenagers to grandparents. Our teachers are friendly professionals who know the fear some students feel about going back to school. We will give you the support, information, and resources you need to be successful.
Students receive instruction in all GED subjects. Math from the basics through beginning algebra & geometry, grammar and writing skills, essay writing practice, close-text reading, and general science, social studies, and civics topics are all emphasized.
The program offers several ways to prepare for the GED, college or career and is FREE and open to students 16 or older with or without a high school diploma
Each Non-credit class includes pre- and post-assessments, Official GED Practice Tests, and instruction which targets what you need to achieve your goals.

 





   Thursday, May 31, 2018


10:00 AM -     Pre-School Storytime


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
____________________
Join us each week for
PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME
AGES 0-5
We read great stories, sing silly songs

and now we have a fun craft!
10:00 a.m.




2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    A Course in Miracles


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Don / 928-634-3092 /
Description:  Join the book study group "A Course in Miracles" every Thursday of the month.



3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Poetry Reading & Community Share with Marita Gale


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  Local poet Marita Gale will offer a poetry reading followed by an intimate discussion where participants have the opportunity to share stories and experiences about the #metoo movement and related topics. All adults of all gender identities welcome. The poetry reading will be held at the Cottonwood Public Library in The Dede Ewald Roomon Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Marita Gale’s journey began in Knoxville, Tennessee, utilizing her art and poetry to facilitate personal growth and self-awareness. In 2009, Marita loaded all of her personal possessions into her Honda Civic and headed for Sedona, Arizona, trusting her inner guidance to follow her creative path while being of service to others. For more about Marita go towww.wisdomandartfromtheheart.com.





   Friday, June 1, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Close Knit Friends


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Marci Elmer / / mmanning67@yhaoo.com
Description:  

A group for those who like to knit and crochet to communication with others with similar interests. 




2:00 PM - 3:30 PM    An Introduction to Wolves


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  Join wolf expert Doris WhiteWolf McFadden on Friday, June 1st at the Cottonwood Public Library for an informative discussion all about wolves. WhiteWolf will discuss wolves and dogs, their similarities and differences, the reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf into Arizona, and the wolves of Yellowstone. She’ll also talk about the recent activities at Sedona Wolf Week and how people can learn more about wolves. Followed by Q&A.
 
Doris WhiteWolf McFadden is a wolf activist, dog trainer, and educator. Throughout her life she has embodied the Spirit of the Wolf, the Voice of the Raven and the Courage of the Lone Ranger. Remaining an inspiration to all who know her, she offers workshops and follows her lifelong interests in animals, the environment, and a creative life. She is the author of “Wolf Howl, Raven Speak,” a book of poems and stories.



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Family Craft Hour


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
________________________
Come to your library each Friday for
Family Craft Hour
This is designed for children
of all ages and their caregivers.
Create a unique craft each week!
4:00 p.m.






   Saturday, June 2, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Teen Taming Workshop


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  Learn some “retro parenting practices” in a free presentation that will serve as a guide to restoring a positive, healthy relationship with your teen. Life coach Mark Axamit will be talking about some of the parenting methods that were practiced fifty to one hundred years ago, and how the manner in which children are being raised today has changed significantly. Learn a step by step plan to help build a better life at home. Find out more by visiting www.oldschoolparentcoach.org.
 
Axamit is a native of Arizona for fifty seven years. He and his wife Lauri have been married for 27 years and have raised three children ranging in ages from twenty to twenty four. He has been employed by the Yavapai County Juvenile Probation Department as a Juvenile Restitution Specialist, and is a graduate of the Juvenile Court Institute. Mark has a passion in assisting teenagers make positive life decisions.



11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Cartooning For Kids


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

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Cartooning For Kids
With The Janimal

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All Ages Welcome
 




11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Seed Library


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Check out FREE seeds for the spring planting season every first saturday of the month in the Cottonwood Public Library parking lot lobby starting February 3rd. 




11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Color Your Cares Away


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  

1st Saturdays of each month in Meeting Room A meet with others to color your cares away! 






   Monday, June 4, 2018


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    SRP Login Begins


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 9283402788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
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Summer Reading Program
 Login of Hours Begins

 






   Tuesday, June 5, 2018


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Writing for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Sam / 928-639-1823 /
Description:  

Join a fun group of writers and share you stories!




10:00 AM -     Tiny Tot Time


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
_____________________
"Tiny Tot Time"
10:00 a.m.
This program is designed for
 infants to toddlers ages 0-3 and their caretakers.
 We read stories and you'll hear silly songs
and learn funny fingerplays!
_____________________




10:45 AM - 12:30 PM    Advanced Creative Writing


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

Join this creative writing group to inspire your own creative juices!

Seating is limited.




1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Poker for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Karen / / kspehar@cableone.net
Description:  




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
3:00 - 4:00

Children may ask to use our S.T.E.A.M. KITS
in the S.T.E.A.M. Kit area adjacent to the Y.S. desk






   Wednesday, June 6, 2018


10:00 AM -     Music Together


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

__________________
Music Together
10:00 a.m.




10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Book Discussion Group


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Mary Ann / 928-852-0562 / thefanters@cableone.net
Description:  

This 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.
 




2:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Spanish Study Group


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

The Spanish Group meets every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B. This an informal and free meeting that is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. English as a Second Language (ESL) learners are encouraged to attend as well. 
 




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Bring Your Own Beats


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

Bring Your Own Beats
Bring Two Songs to Share on Your Device!
DJ Murray shows how to transition between songs and more!

Summer Reading Program Activity
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18 Only






   Thursday, June 7, 2018


10:00 AM -     Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  


___________________________
Join us for
Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes
AGES 0-5
We read great stories, sing silly songs

and now we have a fun craft!
10:00 a.m.




2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    A Course in Miracles


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Don / 928-634-3092 /
Description:  Join the book study group "A Course in Miracles" every Thursday of the month.



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Bepop Kids SRP Activity


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

BEBOP KIDS
SRP Activity
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 6-12




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Gardening 101 Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / 9286347559 /
Description:  

Learn the basics of growing your own vegetable garden. This one day workshop will cover choosing the right site for your garden, preparing the soil, infrastructure needed, and much more. Additional resources will be available. This class is free and open to the public.





   Friday, June 8, 2018


10:00 AM - 3:30 PM    Law Day: Free Legal Advice!


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  
We all know that dealing with legal issues can be a huge strain on yourpocketbook. On June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., lawyers will be on hand at the Library to offer free legal advice. Come ask local attorneys one-on-one about legal issues and get advice and/or a referral to an attorney.



    Law Day is sponsored by Community Legal Services and The Yavapai County Bar Association.
Advice will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
 




10:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Close Knit Friends


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Marci Elmer / / mmanning67@yhaoo.com
Description:  

A group for those who like to knit and crochet to communication with others with similar interests. 




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Family Craft Hour


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
________________________
Come to your library each Friday for
Family Craft Hour
This is designed for children
of all ages and their caregivers.
Create a unique craft each week!
4:00 p.m.






   Saturday, June 9, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Collaborative Art


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Explore the concept of layering in Photoshop in a series of three classes with local artist Sunshower Rose. Students can bring digital artistic representations of their creations, from any genre and will co-mingle their form of art with other students’ digital images. Once students see for themselves the results of layering two images, using the tools in Photoshop to obtain
transparency for the top layer, a third, and exciting piece of art appears! Those who wish to learn this process (to its best advantage) are best served by bringing a laptop with Photoshop or a related program installed. Everyone is welcome, of course, to observe this unique form of art! Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 to sign up.
            
Saturdays, April 14, May 12, June 9
  @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room






   Monday, June 11, 2018


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Movie Monday


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  Join us every second Monday of the month and watch a FREE movie with your friends. Free popcorn! On Monday, June 11 we will be showing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at 11 a.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. "Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. Rated PG-13. Seating is limited. 





   Tuesday, June 12, 2018


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Writing for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Sam / 928-639-1823 /
Description:  

Join a fun group of writers and share you stories!




10:00 AM -     Tiny Tot Time


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
_____________________
"Tiny Tot Time"
10:00 a.m.
This program is designed for
 infants to toddlers ages 0-3 and their caretakers.
 We read stories and you'll hear silly songs
and learn funny fingerplays!
_____________________




10:45 AM - 12:30 PM    Advanced Creative Writing


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

Join this creative writing group to inspire your own creative juices!

Seating is limited.




1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Poker for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Karen / / kspehar@cableone.net
Description:  




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
3:00 - 4:00

Children may ask to use our S.T.E.A.M. KITS
in the S.T.E.A.M. Kit area adjacent to the Y.S. desk




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Paws to Read


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

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Paws to Read
4:00-5:00 p.m.
By Appt. Only






   Wednesday, June 13, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Google Apps Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / 9286347559 /
Description:  Join Sonja Whisman and learn all about Google Apps.
Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 to sign up. 



2:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Spanish Study Group


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

The Spanish Group meets every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B. This an informal and free meeting that is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. English as a Second Language (ESL) learners are encouraged to attend as well. 
 






   Thursday, June 14, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Great Conversations Discussion Group


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Great Conversations is a PBS television series that showcases a diverse and fascinating array of authors and interviewers from a wide range of fields including politics, science, education, public journalism, and the arts.
      Starting Thursday, October 12 and continuing on the second Thursdays of each month the library will be hosting a discussion group  facilitated by Velda Bice. The group will be watching an episode of the program followed by a discussion of the featured author and their book, as well as topics covered in the episode.  

June 14th Book: Gnostic Gospels by Elane Pagels

 
 



10:00 AM -     Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  


___________________________
Join us for
Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes
AGES 0-5
We read great stories, sing silly songs

and now we have a fun craft!
10:00 a.m.




2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    A Course in Miracles


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Don / 928-634-3092 /
Description:  Join the book study group "A Course in Miracles" every Thursday of the month.



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Bepop Kids SRP Activity


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

BEBOP KIDS
SRP Activity
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 6-12






   Friday, June 15, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Close Knit Friends


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Marci Elmer / / mmanning67@yhaoo.com
Description:  

A group for those who like to knit and crochet to communication with others with similar interests. 




2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Facebook 101 Class


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Join City of Cottonwood IT Technician Steve Hensyel for a series of free Facebook 101 classes on June 15, 22 and 29. There should also be some time in each class for questions.

Steve Hensyel is an IT Technician II for the City of Cottonwood, AZ and holds a degree in Computer Networking & Security. He is originally from Iowa where he was an instructor and he has worked in the computer field for 20+ years.  Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops but this is not a requirement.

All classes will be held in the Dede Ewald Room.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Please call 928-634-7559 to register, or sign up at the reference desk in the library.




3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Big Band Echoes


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Big Band Echoes, a nostalgic look back to the Big Band Era of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, will be meeting at the Cottonwood Public Library on Friday, March 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and will continue on the third Fridays of each month. Hosted by Jim Ahlstrom, a former radio personality now living in Cottonwood, the program will feature music from the Big Band Era along with a special emphasis each month on a featured big band leader, a short bio and a sampling of their best known hits. Noted big band singers will also be featured. Ahlstrom says he’ll conduct some trivia elements involving big band themes, song titles, and lyrics to challenge the audience. The audience will also be introduced to foreign big bands, one or two novelty songs and portions of big band radio remotes recorded during that era. Current artists of the big band genre will also be presented. The host also said the audience will be encouraged to bring in their favorite song on cd or challenge him to find it in his vast collection of music. “I’m hoping that the attendees will not only enjoy listening to some long forgotten tunes but will also enjoy participating in the trivia portion of the evening,” Ahlstrom added. 



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Family Craft Hour


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
________________________
Come to your library each Friday for
Family Craft Hour
This is designed for children
of all ages and their caregivers.
Create a unique craft each week!
4:00 p.m.






   Saturday, June 16, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Chess Club


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Are you an aspiring chess master? Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a friendly game of chess. Chess boards will be provided.
 
Third Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Library Meeting Room A
 




10:30 AM -     Family Movie


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
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Family Movie
10:30 a.m.






   Tuesday, June 19, 2018


9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Artist Corner


Location:  
Contact:  Kyle / /
Description:  

Experience live art demonstrations at the library every 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 inspire patrons to create some art themselves.
Tuesday, June 19th  will feature DIY Photo Canvasing with Mary Krigbaum.




9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Writing for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Sam / 928-639-1823 /
Description:  

Join a fun group of writers and share you stories!




10:00 AM -     Tiny Tot Time


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
_____________________
"Tiny Tot Time"
10:00 a.m.
This program is designed for
 infants to toddlers ages 0-3 and their caretakers.
 We read stories and you'll hear silly songs
and learn funny fingerplays!
_____________________




10:45 AM - 12:30 PM    Advanced Creative Writing


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

Join this creative writing group to inspire your own creative juices!

Seating is limited.




1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Poker for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Karen / / kspehar@cableone.net
Description:  




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
3:00 - 4:00

Children may ask to use our S.T.E.A.M. KITS
in the S.T.E.A.M. Kit area adjacent to the Y.S. desk






   Wednesday, June 20, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Book Discussion Group


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Mary Ann / 928-852-0562 / thefanters@cableone.net
Description:  

This 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.
 




11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Google Apps Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / 9286347559 /
Description:  Join Sonja Whisman and learn all about Google Apps.
Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 to sign up. 



2:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Spanish Study Group


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

The Spanish Group meets every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B. This an informal and free meeting that is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. English as a Second Language (ESL) learners are encouraged to attend as well. 
 




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Kindness Rocks


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

KINDNESS ROCKS!
Painting and Designing Rocks to Help Others

Summer Reading Program Activity
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18 Only






   Thursday, June 21, 2018


10:00 AM -     Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  


___________________________
Join us for
Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes
AGES 0-5
We read great stories, sing silly songs

and now we have a fun craft!
10:00 a.m.




2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    A Course in Miracles


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Don / 928-634-3092 /
Description:  Join the book study group "A Course in Miracles" every Thursday of the month.



3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Photography 1-2-3


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

Join Bill Helm of the Verde Valley Photographic
Society for a series of three free classes on
Photography. Topics to be discussed will be light,
composition, and color. Lessons will be geared around understanding those three things. Registration is
required, please call 928-634-7559 to sign up.
           Thursdays, April 19, May 17, June 21
    @ 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room
 
 




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Bepop Kids SRP Activity


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

BEBOP KIDS
SRP Activity
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 6-12






   Friday, June 22, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Close Knit Friends


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Marci Elmer / / mmanning67@yhaoo.com
Description:  

A group for those who like to knit and crochet to communication with others with similar interests. 




2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Facebook 101 Class


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Join City of Cottonwood IT Technician Steve Hensyel for a series of free Facebook 101 classes on June 15, 22 and 29. There should also be some time in each class for questions.

Steve Hensyel is an IT Technician II for the City of Cottonwood, AZ and holds a degree in Computer Networking & Security. He is originally from Iowa where he was an instructor and he has worked in the computer field for 20+ years.  Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops but this is not a requirement.

All classes will be held in the Dede Ewald Room.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Please call 928-634-7559 to register, or sign up at the reference desk in the library.




3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Radical Resources


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  Learn about the online resources available to you for free with your library card, including Universal Class, RB Digital Magazines, OverDrive, Mango Languages and more! Every 4th Friday. 



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Family Craft Hour


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
________________________
Come to your library each Friday for
Family Craft Hour
This is designed for children
of all ages and their caregivers.
Create a unique craft each week!
4:00 p.m.






   Saturday, June 23, 2018


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM    The Kilted Man


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

As part of the 2018 “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program, the Cottonwood Public Library is excited to announce a special performance by The Kilted Man. Veteran performer Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones and mandolin, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies.




12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    A Course in Life & Faith: A Baha'i Perspective


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:   / /
Description:  Held on the fourth Saturday of each month. 





   Tuesday, June 26, 2018


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Foster Grandparent Program


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Erin / 928-523-6585 /
Description:  As a Foster Grandparent, you will use your life experiences and wisdom to help change the future for a child. You'll act as a mentor and tutor for children and youth who will benefit from extra attention.



9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Writing for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Sam / 928-639-1823 /
Description:  

Join a fun group of writers and share you stories!




10:00 AM -     Tiny Tot Time


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
_____________________
"Tiny Tot Time"
10:00 a.m.
This program is designed for
 infants to toddlers ages 0-3 and their caretakers.
 We read stories and you'll hear silly songs
and learn funny fingerplays!
_____________________




10:45 AM - 12:30 PM    Advanced Creative Writing


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

Join this creative writing group to inspire your own creative juices!

Seating is limited.




1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Poker for Fun


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Karen / / kspehar@cableone.net
Description:  




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
3:00 - 4:00

Children may ask to use our S.T.E.A.M. KITS
in the S.T.E.A.M. Kit area adjacent to the Y.S. desk






   Wednesday, June 27, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Music with Claudia


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

Tiny Music with Claudia
Summer Reading Program Activity
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Ages 0-5




11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Google Apps Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / 9286347559 /
Description:  Join Sonja Whisman and learn all about Google Apps.
Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 to sign up. 



2:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Spanish Study Group


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  

The Spanish Group meets every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B. This an informal and free meeting that is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. English as a Second Language (ESL) learners are encouraged to attend as well. 
 




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Paws to Read


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

________________________
Paws to Read
4:00-5:00 p.m.
By Appt. Only




4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    GED Training


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  Get a fresh start on life! Learn everything you need to know to take the GED test.





   Thursday, June 28, 2018


10:00 AM -     Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  


___________________________
Join us for
Pre-School Storytime/Tiny Tunes
AGES 0-5
We read great stories, sing silly songs

and now we have a fun craft!
10:00 a.m.




2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    A Course in Miracles


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Don / 928-634-3092 /
Description:  Join the book study group "A Course in Miracles" every Thursday of the month.



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Bepop Kids SRP Activity


Location:  Youth Services Dept.
Contact:  Joyce Read / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  

BEBOP KIDS
SRP Activity
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 6-12




4:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Intro to Meditation Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
         
Join Daniel Tigert of the Cottonwood Meditation Center for a free, six-week course on meditation. This six-part class will take place in the Dede Ewald Room. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 or sign up at the reference desk in the library. The class begins on Thursday, June 28th from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday through August 2nd.






   Friday, June 29, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Close Knit Friends


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Marci Elmer / / mmanning67@yhaoo.com
Description:  

A group for those who like to knit and crochet to communication with others with similar interests. 




2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Facebook 101 Class


Location:  Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Join City of Cottonwood IT Technician Steve Hensyel for a series of free Facebook 101 classes on June 15, 22 and 29. There should also be some time in each class for questions.

Steve Hensyel is an IT Technician II for the City of Cottonwood, AZ and holds a degree in Computer Networking & Security. He is originally from Iowa where he was an instructor and he has worked in the computer field for 20+ years.  Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops but this is not a requirement.

All classes will be held in the Dede Ewald Room.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Please call 928-634-7559 to register, or sign up at the reference desk in the library.




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Family Craft Hour


Location:  Youth Services Program Room
Contact:   / 928-340-2788 / jread@cottonwoodaz.gov
Description:  
________________________
Come to your library each Friday for
Family Craft Hour
This is designed for children
of all ages and their caregivers.
Create a unique craft each week!
4:00 p.m.






   Wednesday, July 4, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Book Discussion Group


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Mary Ann / 928-852-0562 / thefanters@cableone.net
Description:  

This 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.
 






   Thursday, July 5, 2018


4:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Intro to Meditation Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
     
    Join Daniel Tigert of the Cottonwood Meditation Center for a free, six-week course on meditation. This six-part class will take place in the Dede Ewald Room. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 or sign up at the reference desk in the library. The class begins on Thursday, June 28th from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday through August 2nd.






   Saturday, July 7, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Color Your Cares Away


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  

1st Saturdays of each month in Meeting Room A meet with others to color your cares away! 




11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Seed Library


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Check out FREE seeds for the spring planting season every first saturday of the month in the Cottonwood Public Library parking lot lobby starting February 3rd. 






   Thursday, July 12, 2018


4:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Intro to Meditation Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
    
      Join Daniel Tigert of the Cottonwood Meditation Center for a free, six-week course on meditation. This six-part class will take place in the Dede Ewald Room. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 or sign up at the reference desk in the library. The class begins on Thursday, June 28th from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday through August 2nd.






   Wednesday, July 18, 2018


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Book Discussion Group


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:  Mary Ann / 928-852-0562 / thefanters@cableone.net
Description:  

This 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.
 






   Thursday, July 19, 2018


4:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Intro to Meditation Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
         
Join Daniel Tigert of the Cottonwood Meditation Center for a free, six-week course on meditation. This six-part class will take place in the Dede Ewald Room. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 or sign up at the reference desk in the library. The class begins on Thursday, June 28th from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday through August 2nd.






   Saturday, July 21, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Chess Club


Location:  Meeting Room A
Contact:   / /
Description:  
Are you an aspiring chess master? Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a friendly game of chess. Chess boards will be provided.
 
Third Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Library Meeting Room A
 






   Tuesday, July 24, 2018


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Preparing Seasonal Produce


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  In this two-hour class you will learn how to prepare affordable and healthy dishes. It includes cooking demonstrations, sampling creative recipes, and helpful tips for eating more fruits and vegetables while saving time in the kitchen and stretching your food dollar. The workshop takes place at the Cottonwood Public Library on Tuesday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. Reservations are required for this free workshop. Contact Lydia Watts, 928-445-6590 Ext 221.
 
Persons with a disability may request reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting Rebecca Serratos at 928-445-6590 x239 Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. 





   Thursday, July 26, 2018


4:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Intro to Meditation Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
     
    Join Daniel Tigert of the Cottonwood Meditation Center for a free, six-week course on meditation. This six-part class will take place in the Dede Ewald Room. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 or sign up at the reference desk in the library. The class begins on Thursday, June 28th from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday through August 2nd.






   Friday, July 27, 2018


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Radical Resources


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  Learn about the online resources available to you for free with your library card, including Universal Class, RB Digital Magazines, OverDrive, Mango Languages and more! Every 4th Friday. 





   Tuesday, July 31, 2018


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Foster Grandparent Program


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Erin / 928-523-6585 /
Description:  As a Foster Grandparent, you will use your life experiences and wisdom to help change the future for a child. You'll act as a mentor and tutor for children and youth who will benefit from extra attention.





   Thursday, August 2, 2018


4:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Intro to Meditation Class


Location:  The Dede Ewald Room
Contact:   / /
Description:  
         
Join Daniel Tigert of the Cottonwood Meditation Center for a free, six-week course on meditation. This six-part class will take place in the Dede Ewald Room. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 or sign up at the reference desk in the library. The class begins on Thursday, June 28th from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday through August 2nd.






   Saturday, August 4, 2018


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Color Your Cares Away


Location:  
Contact:   / /
Description:  

1st Saturdays of each month in Meeting Room A meet with others to color your cares away! 






   Tuesday, August 28, 2018


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Foster Grandparent Program


Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Erin / 928-523-6585 /
Description:  As a Foster Grandparent, you will use your life experiences and wisdom to help change the future for a child. You'll act as a mentor and tutor for children and youth who will benefit from extra attention.