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Chino Valley Public Library

1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
928-636-9115 http://www.chinoaz.net/library/

October 2014

Pauline Weaver and the Mountain Men of Arizona

October 8, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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This presentation explains who the mountain men were, how they lived, and why they were in Arizona. Using a colorful presentation, Weber, clad in buckskins, focuses on the life and times of Pauline Weaver, Prescott, Arizona's first white citizen, and other famous mountain men who made their way through this territory. Using photos, maps and filmed demonstrations, Weber explains the work these men did, the routes they traveled, and the arms, tools and accoutrements they used for commerce and everyday…

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April 2016

How the West Was Fun: WOWWing with AZ History

April 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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Award-winning author Lynda Exley, coauthor of Arizona Way Out West & Wacky, discusses Arizona's zaniest legends, humorous history and fun factoids. Discover why sleeping in wet sheets was a good thing, why some Arizonans ate fruit others spit out, why kissing cornhusks or apples goodnight wasn't unusual, which city got its name by mistake and more! Inadvertently, audiences learn how past cultures obtained and preserved food, the historical significance of city names, how modern conveniences changed the landscape, how copper…

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November 2017

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers – Chino Valley

November 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation. The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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January 2018

Celebrating Black History – Chino Valley

January 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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This is an interactive workshop that explores influential and little known African American contributions and the road they paved to make it possible for African American leaders we have today such as Oprah Winfry, Michael Jordan, and Maya Angelou. Dr. Tamika Sanders is an entrepreneur who decided to become an educator to help address the lack of minority faculty in higher education, and serve as a role model for minority students who rarely see people of color in academia. Through…

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February 2018

Arizona Goes to the Moon – Chino Valley

February 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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Arizona played a key role in preparing to send humans to the moon in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The Apollo astronauts themselves traveled to the Grand Canyon and volcanic fields around the state to learn geology and practice their lunar excursions. Meanwhile, U.S. Geological Survey engineers worked with NASA staff members to develop and test instruments while artists joined forces with scientists to create detailed maps of the moon that were critical to navigating around lunar surface. Kevin Schindler is…

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April 2018

Early Western Songs and Singers – Chino Valley

April 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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  Whether or not you grew up when Western films competed favorably with the popular films of the day, you will definitely want to take yourself back in time to hear the music that made cowboy legends out of the Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Jimmy Wakely and so many other Western singers. Music Historian Erik Larson will ‘stir the campfire’ and feature a generous number of original Western recordings that were so much a part of…

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How the Piano Keyboard Changed the World – Chino Valley

April 19, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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  Invented in Ancient Greece, keyboards allow an individual to play all the voices or music, replacing an orchestra or a choir. Keyboards are such a powerfully disruptive technology that they changed the very language of music, and allowed for some of the most beautiful music in human history to be created. Found all over the world, the keyboard is one of the most democratizing forces in music, allowing music to be experienced and created by all societal groups. There…

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