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778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132
520-868-7040 http://www.florenceaz.gov/library

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November 2017

Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona – Florence

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Florence Library and Community Center, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132
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For a state that has been home to Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, César Chavez and Wonder Women, you would think Arizona earned some respect. Yet achieving statehood was a 50-year struggle, which finally ended on February 14, 1912. Jana borrows from both her work for True West Magazine and her work for Phoenix Magazine to put the 48th state into perspective. She shares some of the secrets prissy folks would rather forget. You will learn why this small state has had…

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December 2017

Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies – Florence

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Florence Library and Community Center, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132
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Tyrone Power, Andy Devine,  Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics in the making, from Tombstone to Near Dark. In this entertaining talk, Gregory McNamee, a frequent contributor on film to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and former…

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Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies – Florence

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Florence Library and Community Center, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132
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Free

Tyrone Power, Andy Devine,  Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics in the making, from Tombstone to Near Dark. In this entertaining talk, Gregory McNamee, a frequent contributor on film to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and former…

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January 2018

FRANK Talks: Racial Literacy and Social Media – Florence

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Florence Library and Community Center, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132
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Is This Racist? Racial Literacy and Social Media Dr. Kathy Nakagawa, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation Many parents and educators avoid conversations about race and racism with their children and students, yet young people are regularly exposed to images, stories, videos and statements that reflect racial societal attitudes. This exposure often comes through social media, such as YouTube videos, tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram, Snapchat, and blogs. Despite this exposure, many young people are unprepared to discuss race and…

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