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Mohave County Library Lake Havasu Branch

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1770 McCulloch Blvd N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
(928) 453-0718 http://mohavecountylibrary.info/mohave/lakehavasu.asp

January 2023

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

January 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mohave County Library Lake Havasu Branch, 1770 McCulloch Blvd N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 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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They Beat the Heat: How Arizonans Survived the Desert Heat in the Days Before Air Conditioning with Christine Reid

January 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mohave County Library Lake Havasu Branch, 1770 McCulloch Blvd N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Drawing from multi-cultural influences of the variety of people who helped build Arizona, discover how creative adaptations in lifestyle, architecture, building materials, town planning and even humor all contributed to surviving intense desert temperatures. What have we forgotten and what can we learn from the wisdom of those who came before as climate becomes a vital and daily issue in life today? Using newspaper clippings, anecdotes, and photographs, the story is told how Arizonans adjusted to life in the desert…

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February 2023

Why Arizona Dark Skies Matter with Matthew Goodwin

February 10, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mohave County Library Lake Havasu Branch, 1770 McCulloch Blvd N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Flagstaff, Arizona was the world’s first community designated an International Dark Sky Place for its active efforts reduce light pollution and protect the visibility of the night sky. There are now over 130 dark-sky communities, places, and parks globally. Arizona alone has 17 dark-sky places, which is more than any other country in the world. Why is it so important that we protect our nighttime views of the starry sky? Why should we turn out the lights at night and…

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