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Joyner-Green Valley Library

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601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
(520) 594-5295 http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/GVY/

February 2015

A Photographic History of Arizona from Prehistory to the Present

February 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, this program could fill a seven-volume history of Arizona. From the geological wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest to cutting-edge biotech industries and Native American art galleries, this whirlwind pictorial history tour of Arizona from prehistory to the present shows it all. In addition to beautiful landscape photography and historic site images, this engaging program addresses Arizona’s cultural diversity, mining, and water use history.   Before retiring from the…

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March 2015

Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona

March 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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John Wayne was born in Iowa and lived for most of his adult life in California. Yet, he spent many years exploring, living, and investing in Arizona, where he produced his own films, raised cattle, operated a game ranch, and was seemingly everywhere at once. Wayne remains an iconic presence in American popular culture. In this presentation, McNamee looks at the Duke’s long career in Arizona and the memories he left behind.   Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer,…

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April 2015

Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts

April 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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Early traders traveled through Arizona Territory, selling goods from their wagons, but they soon built stores that evolved into trading and social centers where wool, sheep, and Native arts were exchanged for sugar and salt, pots, pans, bridles, and saddles. Navajo trading posts are best known, but trading posts existed on every reservation in Arizona. Traders became the intermediaries between Native peoples and the outside world, providing not only hard goods, but other services including translation, correspondence, and transportation. Trading…

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September 2017

Southern Arizona Cemeteries – Green Valley

September 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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Throughout the ages we humans have had a need to mark the time and place where people make the final stop on their journey from this world to the next. Sometimes it is a simple cross on rock covered earth while others are elaborate tombstones which tell something of the lives of their residents. There is probably nothing so poignant as a tiny tombstone marking the death of a child whose duration on earth is measured from a few minutes…

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October 2017

Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout – Green Valley

October 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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Mike Burns lived a long life in two worlds. Born in about 1862 into the Kwevkepaya (Yavapai) people, he was taken prisoner by U.S. soldiers after his family was massacred at a place called Skeleton Cave. He lived for years as something between a captive and a servant until joining the Indian Scouts, riding against Sitting Bull after the Battle of Little Bighorn and Geronimo in the Apache Wars. Gregory McNamee, the editor of Burns’s memoir The Only One Living…

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November 2017

Legacies of the Past: Arizona Women Who Made History – Green Valley

November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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From artists and healers, teachers and entrepreneurs, women who plowed the land and those who were instrumental in establishing laws for the new territory of Arizona. Many early Arizona women became known for their fortitude in the face of adversity, their confrontation of extraordinary and sometimes dangerous situations, their adventuresome spirits, and their dedication to improving the lives of others. Some of these women gained a degree of celebrity across the state, within their communities, and throughout their tribal regions,…

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December 2017

Hopi Quilting Traditions – Green Valley

December 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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For centuries, Hopi men grew cotton and wove the fibers into blankets and clothing. In the 1880s, with the arrival of Anglo missionaries and government officials, quilting was introduced to the Hopi people and it quickly became integrated into Hopi culture and ceremony with quilts being used in every Hopi household. Hopis today are 4th and 5th generation quilt-makers and as the artistic traditions of two cultures are blended, it is not uncommon to see a quilt with a traditional…

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March 2020

Energy Resources in Arizona: A State of Energy Transition

March 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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Arizonans are living in a period of energy transition. Cleaner, renewable energy sources are becoming cheaper than traditional fossil fuel energy sources. Although this transition may be better for the environment, its effects on the economies of some Arizona communities can be devastating. The rapid shift from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, to renewable energy is having a profound impact on the Navajo and Hopi nations. How do we respond locally, regionally and nationally to the…

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Water in Arizona: Sustainability, Supply and Demand

March 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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Water is necessary for life, but as supply shrinks, choices must be made about who is given access to water and who isn’t. Communities across Arizona are going dry. This means that some residents may have no choice except to move. How do we decide who gets access to water, and who does not? Should the needs of the many be placed above the needs of the few? How do we address the social and moral issues raised by competition…

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April 2020

CANCELED – Energy Resources in Arizona: A State of Energy Transition

April 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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Arizonans are living in a period of energy transition. Cleaner, renewable energy sources are becoming cheaper than traditional fossil fuel energy sources. Although this transition may be better for the environment, its effects on the economies of some Arizona communities can be devastating. The rapid shift from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, to renewable energy is having a profound impact on the Navajo and Hopi nations. How do we respond locally, regionally and nationally to the…

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