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300 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
928-213-2330 http://flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/

October 2015

Private, For-Profit Prisons: Good Policy or Bad Choice?

October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coconino County Public Library, 300 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Arizona has become a focus for the location of private, for-profit prisons.  The state also has one of the highest expenditure rates for corrections.  Are we getting what we paid for?  Post will address the history of for-profit prisons, the inter-connections with issues of immigration and racial disparities, and the track record of for-profit prisons in terms of costs and services.  She will also address the policy, legal, and political issues surrounding the controversy. Dianne Post received her J.D. from…

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October 2016

The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park

October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coconino County Public Library, 300 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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December 2017

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 – Flagstaff

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coconino County Public Library, 300 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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October 2022

Dia de los Muertos Storytelling with Zarco Guerrero

October 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Coconino County Public Library, 300 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Dia de Los Muertos is a highly celebrated and significant holiday held throughout Mexico, Latin America and the Southwest. It is a day when homage is paid with prayers, offerings of food and the building of altars to those who have gone before us. Join Zarco and his unique masked characters as they celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with hilarious and moving story telling. Among the characters making appearances are: the poetry spouting “El Vato Poeta,”…

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November 2022

From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers with Dr. Laura Tohe

November 7, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Coconino County Public Library, 300 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles four Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland before and after the war, including my father. They returned home…

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