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Eckstrom-Columbus Library

March 2019

Creative Bookbinding at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

March 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Sew, glue, fold, and cut your way into the world of handmade books, while learning about materials and tools used in making books. Presented by Julia Miller.

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Origami Toys at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

March 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

You can learn how to make origami basketball hoops, wind surfing, table hockey, and more! Supplies are all provided, but space is limited.  For ages 8 and over. Not quite 8? Bring a grown-up!

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May 2019

Heat-Proofing Your Garden at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Proven techniques to help all your plants survive the 100+ degree temperatures. Learn which plants are known to thrive in the heat, and how to protect your plants – and yourself – from the extreme temperatures.

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Teen Time: Portable Planetarium at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

May 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Teens! Crawl into an inflatable planetarium and experience the wonders of the night sky inside the library! For teens ages 13-19. Presented by: Portable Planetarium. Space is limited for this free event. Tickets will be available at the desk fifteen minutes before the start of the program. Must be present to receive a ticket.

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The Three Wishes Puppet Show at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

May 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Join Eckstrom-Columbus Library for a hilarious rendition of The Three Wishes puppet show! How to spend a wish? Watch Ralph and Ruby decide in this old tale with a new environmental twist.   Bring the whole family!  Performed by Gwen Ray.

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June 2019

Planetarium: Star Stories at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

June 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Come and check out the portable planetarium with Lauren Ard!   Explore constellations, galaxies, and myths about the stars with A Universe of Star Stories inside an inflatable planetarium and view the stars on the ceiling.   Space is limited. 

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Ready Jet Go at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

June 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Make a fun, space-related craft and then watch a screening of a new PBS show, shown in partnership with AZPM.

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Air Power at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Use a vacuum chamber to witness how powerful air really is! Plus, use Bernoulli’s principle to levitate balls, ride a hovercraft, and watch the sneeze cannon!

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Rodents of Unusual Size at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

June 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

This fun educational presentation will feature Rodents of Unusual Size – capybara, Patagonian mara, and rats. Observing firsthand the world's largest rodent will be an unforgettable sight! Presented by the Tucson Petting Zoo and Funny Foot Farm.

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Bubbles Everywhere at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

June 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Help create a bubble wall, make bubble art, and even find out what it’s like to be trapped in a bubble! Snacks will be provided.

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Chess Tournament at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

9 Queens invites all ages to participate in this free, non-rated tournament. Tournaments consist of three games with three sections of play: Rookie, Intermediate, and Open. A slice of pizza and water bottle are served at lunch.

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July 2019

Beading at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

July 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Feeling crafty? Make a bracelet with your name using letter beads, glass beads, and memory wire. For your second project, you will create a zipper pull with your name using letter beads and plastic pony beads.   Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Face Painting and Balloon Twisting at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

July 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Balloon twisting teaches children and adults how to make basic balloon creations for parties, decorations, and more! Face painting is fun, artistic and teaches children and adults fundamentals of art/painting! Non-toxic, hypoallergenic paint will be used. Space is limited.

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Zoo to You at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

July 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

Experience the wide diversity in the animal kingdom with live animal ambassadors from the Reid Park Zoo. Join Eckstrom-Columbus Library on a journey to habitats all around the world. Learn how special adaptations help animals survive on our unique planet within the universe. Space is limited.

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Rodents of Unusual Size at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

July 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

How big is the largest rodent in the world? Learn about the capybara, Patagonian mara, and other rodents of unusual size in this hands-on animal presentation. Presented by the Funny Foot Farm. Come early! Space is limited for this free event.

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August 2019

Drawing with Charcoal at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

August 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

The Drawing Studio offers an introductory experience in charcoal to give participants a taste of techniques, tools, and ways to get started. Space is limited. Please call 594-5285 to reserve your place. For Teens ages 13-19.

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Dancing in the Desert Puppet Show at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

August 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

It begins with a Southwest desert story that is acted out on the stage. More than 60 puppets come alive dancing through the desert musical production! Presented by No Strings Attached Puppet Theater.

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Try It! Drawing With Pastel at Eckstrom-Columbus Library

August 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Free

The Drawing Studio offers an introductory experience in pastel to give participants a taste of techniques, tools, and ways to get started. Space is limited. Please call 594-5285 to reserve your place.  For Teens ages 13-19.

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