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January 2019

Tomatoes for the Desert Class at Oro Valley Public Library

January 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Yes, tomatoes do grow here - with the right techniques. Learn the tricks of the trade from a Master Gardener, so you too can grow many wonderful tomato varieties. Presented by Pima County Master Gardeners.

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Origami Magic at Oro Valley Public Library

January 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Unlock the magic of origami for Valentine's Day! You will learn how to make heart-shaped napkin rings, love birds, bookmarks, and a magic postal trick to send letters around the world. Easy to follow instructions, simple to intermediate origami. Paper folding is fun and will open a world of wonder! Presented by Michael Crownhart. Registration required, limited to 20 participants (ages 11 +).

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February 2019

How to Prune Presentation at Oro Valley Public Library

February 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Proper pruning is both an art and a science. It not only makes your trees and shrubs look better, but it keeps them healthy and prolongs their lives. It could even spare you property damage! Learn what tools to use, how and why to make pruning cuts, and the correct times to prune. Presented by Pima County Master Gardeners.

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March 2019

Power Over Debt at Oro Valley Public Library

March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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* Become familiar with the different kinds of debt * Identify warning signs that you have too much debt * Take steps to tackle your debt and avoid pitfalls * Improve your credit report and score * Learn the benefits and disadvantages of credit * Avoid future debt Presenter: Elsa Jacklitch, Lead Business Development Representative at Hughes Federal Credit Union

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Teens: Meet a Capybara & Patagonia mara at Oro Valley Public Library

March 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Hey teens! Want an unusual and cuddly experience to shake off the finals session stress?  During a very special Open Lab, Ken the Bug Guy will brings a Capybara and a Patagonia mara to the Teen Zone for a limited audience engagement. Learn about these unusual creatures and get the sorts of hands on experience that can make any stress fade away. Program limit 20 people. Registration starts February 28th.  Ages 12-19 only.

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April 2019

Introduction to Genealogy at Oro Valley Public Library

April 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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This course is an introduction to online genealogy research to help you learn vocabulary and get organized. Handouts include a variety of family trees, definitions of cousins twice removed, and the percentage of shared DNA with your relatives.

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Lettering Class for Teens at Oro Valley Public Library

April 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Hey teens! Do you like calligraphy? Do you love putting words to paper? Join Oro Valley Public Library during a special Open Lab for a lesson in lettering present by The Drawing Studio. 

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Book Sale at Oro Valley Public Library

April 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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There will be more than 20,000 books for sale including such categories as: art, children, history, humor, literature, mystery, romance, Southwest, sports, CDs, DVDs, and much more! All proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Public Library.

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Book Sale at Oro Valley Public Library

April 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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There will be more than 20,000 books for sale including such categories as: art, children, history, humor, literature, mystery, romance, Southwest, sports, CDs, DVDs, and much more! All proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Public Library.

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Book Sale at Oro Valley Public Library

April 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on April 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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There will be more than 20,000 books for sale including such categories as: art, children, history, humor, literature, mystery, romance, Southwest, sports, CDs, DVDs, and much more! All proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Public Library.

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Book Sale at Oro Valley Public Library

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on April 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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There will be more than 20,000 books for sale including such categories as: art, children, history, humor, literature, mystery, romance, Southwest, sports, CDs, DVDs, and much more! All proceeds benefit the Oro Valley Public Library.

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May 2019

Mosquito Repellent Landscapes at Oro Valley Public Library

May 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Dr. Jacqueline Soule will discuss steps to reduce mosquitoes in your yard, including planting mosquito repellent plants, and tips on how to have a water garden that will not be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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Telescope & Star Party at Oro Valley Public Library

May 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Come celebrate Oro Valley Library's new telescope, a gift from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association. View the crescent moon in the constellation Gemini through the 4.5-inch Orion AstroBlast telescope and learn how to use it in your own backyard. As part of its community outreach, the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is providing the telescope for checkout to library customers. The group chose this type of telescope for its easy operation and compact design. The introductory-level sky-viewing instrument is capable of viewing…

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Teen Summer Volunteer Training at Oro Valley Public Library

May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Come support literacy and reading, while earning volunteer hours for your college and career resume! Fill out and drop off your application at the front desk at the Oro Valley Public Library before the event. Forms are available either online or at the Oro Valley Public Library. Orientation will lead you through expectations, where to sign in for your shift, and what you can expect. Must be over 14 years-old and commit to at least a two hour shift per…

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Make A Kite with Xerocraft at Oro Valley Public Library

May 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Come join Oro Valley Public Library in a workshop by Xerocraft. Build a kite with your own hands and defy gravity. Join the birds in soaring high above it all. You will leave with an easy, basic kite that anyone can build and fly. 

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June 2019

Brunhilda Meets the Desert Puppet Show at Oro Valley Public Library

June 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Meet the animals in this bilingual story about the desert. Find out what valuable environmental lessons Brunhilda learns! Presented by Gwen Ray Hanuman Puppet Theatre Attendance is limited. Tickets required. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before performance. Must be present to receive ticket.

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Theater of the Sea at Oro Valley Public Library

June 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Go under the ocean with music, fish, and bubbles in this puppet show featuring ocean life. Presented by No Strings Attached Puppet Theater. Attendance is limited. Tickets required. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before performance. Must be present to receive ticket.

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Balloon Twisting at Oro Valley Public Library

June 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Learn how to make balloon creations and decorations and how to safely clean up burst balloons. This program is for children ages 6 to 11. Presented by V Entertainment. Attendance is limited to 30 children. Tickets required. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before performance. Must be present to receive ticket.

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Catch The Beat at Oro Valley Public Library

June 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Find the joy of music and movement. Play rhythm instruments, move your body, and have some fun. Presented by Holly Heyman Attendance is limited. Tickets required. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before performance. Must be present to receive ticket.

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Teen Escape Room at Oro Valley Public Library

June 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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The Olden Ones were the music sensation of their time until a sinister secret drove them to insanity. Now, for one day only, the remaining band-members have brought together all their old memorabilia, guarded by a security team. You and your team of mystery solvers have the opportunity to figure out what happened and how to prevent anything worse from being set free. You will have 30 minutes to escape the room. A reward awaits those who manage to solve…

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Peter and the Wolf at Oro Valley Public Library

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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The LuftBassoon Quartet tells the story of Peter and the Wolf with music and actions for children to participate with the music. Presented by LuftBassons Quartet. Attendance is limited. Tickets required. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before performance. Must be present to receive ticket.

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Dry Ice Experience at Oro Valley Public Library

June 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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See CO2 on display like you've never seen it before. You will have the chance to get your hands on dry ice bubbles! See how to make "poor man's" liquid nitrogen and experience an industrial fog machine and lasers. Presented by Brain STEM Attendance is limited. Tickets required. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before performance. Must be present to receive ticket.

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July 2019

Alternatives to Overused Landscape Plants at Oro Valley Public Library

July 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Lose the snooze! Pinal County Master Gardener Zann Wilson will help you liven up your landscape with a fresh palette of plants. These lesser-known plants are appropriate for our desert environment, help stimulate visual interest, and easily rival more commonly used landscape plants.

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Porcupines and Hedgehogs at Oro Valley Public Library

July 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Have a hands-on animal encounter! Participants will have a chance to experience a porcupine and hedgehog while learning about the animals. Attendance is limited. Tickets required. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour before the performance. Must be present to receive a ticket. Presented by Ken MacNeil from the Tucson Petting Zoo and Funny Foot Farm.

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