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Casa Grande Public Library

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449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
(520) 421-8710 http://www.casagrandeaz.gov/rec/library/

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November 2017

From Sun Rise to Meteor Falls: Cultural Astronomy of the Prehistoric Southwest – Casa Grande

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Casa Grande Public Library, 449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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Throughout history, the ability of a people to survive and thrive has been tied to environmental conditions. The skill to predict the climatic change of the seasons was an essential element in the ability to “control” those conditions. Seasonal calendars thus became the foundation of early cultures: hunting and gathering, planting and harvesting, worshiping and celebrating were activities dictated by specific times of the year. In addition, celestial events such as eclipses and falling stars would have profound effects on…

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December 2017

Rivers of Dreams: Stories and Music of Arizona’s Waterways – Casa Grande

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Casa Grande Public Library, 449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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Arizona’s rivers were first, lush green ribbons of life through a desert landscape. They became sustaining paths, first for the indigenous, later for immigrants leaving wagon tracks. On the Salt River, Hohokam built vast canals to direct water for irrigation. The first European citizens of Phoenix used these same trenches. The history, stories and songs are shared interactively. Jay Craváth, Ph.D. is a composer, writer, and scholar in the field of music and Indigenous studies. He crafts programs from these…

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