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Foothills Public Library, Glendale

19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
623-930-3830 http://www.glendaleaz.com/library/mapfbl.cfm

April 2015

ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop (Glendale)

April 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Foothills Public Library, Glendale, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
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Join ONEBOOKAZ for a free writing workshop with author and teacher Kristen Kauffman! This workshop will cover: the creative process of writing using journaling techniques for poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction beginning any form of writing with a dream or with art, and learning to trust the writerly intuition setting writing goals, developing ideas into story with plenty of writing prompts and "what if" scenarios for their writing To register or for questions, contact Lauren Borga - 623-930-3830 / LBorga@glendaleaz.com…

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January 2016

The Ballad of Arizona: our First Hundred Years

January 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Foothills Public Library, Glendale, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
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Similar to NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" but with and Arizona twist, this program uses music, storytelling and live radio-style newscasts to present important but often neglected events in Arizona history. The "Hoosiers"-like story of a Miami, AZ High School basketball team comprised of the sons of Mexican-American mine workers who won the state championship in 1951, and Buffalo soldiers stationed near Nogales who engaged with Mexican regiments in a border clash, are among the compelling stories told. Jay Craváth…

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February 2016

Sedona: From Cucumbers to Leavenworth

February 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Foothills Public Library, Glendale, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
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Using interviews with Sedona Schnebly's children, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger  has put together little-known details about this amazing woman’s life, from being written out of the will for marrying TC Schnebly on her 20th birthday to the fate of the man she didn't marry. Her story includes the journey west and the comic and tragic details of building community in an admittedly beautiful but also harsh place.  Family recollections stitch around the edges, with some surprising anecdotes about this WTCU member.…

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April 2016

Telling It Like It Was: Interviews with Arizona Pioneer Women

April 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Foothills Public Library, Glendale, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
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During the Depression the Federal Writers Project conducted interviews with over 144 women who arrived in the Territory between 1850 and 1890. The women spoke of their long and dangerous journeys, and with their words paint pictures of the hardships and life threatening situations of their frontier existence. Through hard work, dedication, tenacity and humor they conquered and helped make a state. Hear the story of the original Arizona pioneer families including the Udalls, Flakes, Kartchners, Luceros, Romeros, and Jennings.…

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March 2017

Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History Preserved in their Quilts – Glendale

March 8, 2017 @ 6:25 pm - 7:30 pm
Foothills Public Library, Glendale, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
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Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History preserved in their Quilts Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History preserved in their Quilts traces the history of Arizona through women who recorded pieces of their lives in their needlework.  The colorful patterns of women’s quilts added a spot of brightness to their homes and their lives. They also celebrated and recorded special events with their quilts. Beginning with Mexican women of the 1860s, through Hopi women of the 1990s, this lecture introduces some of…

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April 2017

Art of the Internment Camps: Culture Behind Barbed Wire – Glendale

April 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Foothills Public Library, Glendale, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1942 WWII Executive Order 9066 forced the removal of nearly 125,000 Japanese-American citizens from the west coast, incarcerating them in ten remote internment camps in seven states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Government photographers Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, and Ansel Adams documented the internment, and artists Toyo Miyatake, Chiura Obata, Isamu Noguchi, Henry Sugimoto, and Miné Okubo made powerful records of camp life. Arizona’s two camps (Gila River, Poston) were among the largest,…

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March 2020

Through My Eyes- The Impact of Implicit Bias

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Foothills Public Library, Glendale, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
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We come from different places and backgrounds. Our life experiences and backgrounds can affect the way we see the world and each other, for better or worse. What is implicit bias, and how does it shape our attitudes and actions towards others? How do stereotypes affect our understanding, actions, and decisions? “Implicit bias” can cause us to have feelings and attitudes about other people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance. How can we learn to navigate…

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