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Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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February 2015

Orphan Trains to Arizona

February 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Orphan Trains to Arizona is a multimedia presentation that tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Through live music, historical fiction, oral history, and informal discussion, participants will learn about this little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history and the local legacies of their relocation. This program is funded in…

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April 2015

Marking the Divide: Photographs and Monuments along the U.S./Mexico Border

April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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How do we visualize the border? For over 100 years the U.S./Mexico borderline, and the monuments that mark it, has fascinated photographers. In this illustrated talk, historian Katherine Morrissey explores this question as she shares border images taken over the long 20th century. Katherine G. Morrissey is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona where she teaches courses in western U.S., Arizona & the Southwest, U.S. cultural and environmental history. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from…

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November 2016

Reading, Writing, and Fun with Polly and the Peaputts

November 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Welcome to Peaputt Place! Come meet Polly, her family, and friends. See how Polly and the Peaputts live, love, learn, and smile. In this three part book series, see how Polly and her friends work on acceptance, forgiveness, cooperation, inclusion, and many more constructive interactions. Participants will have opportunities to explore language understanding through five development areas—listening/observing, speaking, reading, writing, and storytelling—maybe even some acting out. The Peaputt books are also aligned with the English Language Arts Standards (ELAS) of…

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February 2017

FRANK Talks: War, Library & Law – Patagonia

February 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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War, Liberty & Law: The U.S. Constitution and Crisis Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies There is a fundamental tension between national security and individual liberty. The Bill of Rights guarantees certain liberties, free speech and press, peaceable assembly, the right to bear arms and be free from unlawful searches and seizures, among them. But during times of war, and even times of peace, the government’s war-making power may trample on individual rights…

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August 2017

Rolling Reels: Bringing Movies to You – Patagonia

August 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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This screening is part of The Loft Cinema’s Rolling Reels series, a community-building program that takes carefully curated films for free screenings in underserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. The movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a van outfitted with solar panels that will power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system. From DisneyNature, the studio behind Earth, Oceans and Monkey Kingdom, comes Wings of Life – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by…

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September 2017

FRANK Talks: Religious Liberty in America – Patagonia

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Religious Liberty in America: How do we Set Limits on Free Exercise? Steve Kilar, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution dictates that Congress “shall make no law … prohibiting the free exercise” of religion. In Arizona, we’ve been confronted with this question in recent years because of public debates over women’s reproductive rights and proposals to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  But…

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November 2017

African American Art, Fort Huachuca, and World War II – Patagonia

November 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Fort Huachuca, in Sierra Vista, is the surprising site of a remarkable story of African American art during World War II. Central to the chronicle is Arizona painter Lew Davis. The base was home to two black divisions, and Davis painted murals for the two segregated officers’ clubs. For the black officers’ club, Davis produced something stunningly original: The Negro in America’s Wars, which represented African American participation in the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World…

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January 2018

Rising from Invisibility:  Indigenous Arizona Women – Patagonia

January 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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In many Southwestern matrifocal cultures, Indigenous women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage and kinship values. Among some tribal cultures, rites of passage celebrate female creativity and the transformative nature of women, hence there was not a need for the concept of feminism. Nevertheless, Indigenous women’s lives remain invisible and stereotyped by Hollywood. This talk presents how Indigenous women have contributed in significant ways, not only to their tribal nations, but also…

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March 2018

Taking your German Father to a Nazi Camp – Patagonia

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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A cultural, psychological and personal look at the effects of the Holocaust and war memories in German society after 1945, especially as they are passed on inter-generationally in German families. This larger frame will be exemplified by the presenter’s story about his father who had been  drafted into the German army at age 17, and ended up in the vicinity of a Jewish slave labor camp in Poland. The presentation concludes with brief remarks on the value of dialogue between…

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FRANK Talks: Challenges to Democracy from the Extremes – Patagonia

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Challenges to Democracy from the Extremes Dr. Albrecht  Classen, University of Arizona, Department of German Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies The recent death of a demonstrator in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the ongoing tension between political parties, highlights the danger of ideological extremism in the U.S. What is Neo-National-Socialism? How do we address ideological extremes within the framework of our Constitution and the First Amendment? Cultural clashes spurred by divergent views and values are not new to our national history.…

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April 2018

Asia’s Unique Culture: A Visual Trip Across A Mystical Continent – Patagonia

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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  From bustling Hong Kong, to the opulent Grand Palace of Bangkok, to the world’s tallest building in Dubai, to the slums of Mumbai, this highly visual presentation will explore the culture, cuisine, and customs of this fascinating and rapidly changing region.  Dan Fellner, an experienced travel writer and Fulbright Fellow in Asia, will share his experiences and in-depth observations from his extensive travels to such diverse countries as Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.  The presentation will both…

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“Water in Arizona: Past, Present, Future” – Patagonia

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Dr. Paul Hirt "Water in Arizona: Past, Present, Future" with Dr. Paul Hirt Wednesday, April 18 - 7:00-8:30 p.m. Patagonia Public Library 342 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624 Water is Arizona's most precious resource. Yet few people know where their water comes from, who provides it, how its quality is assured, or how secure future water supplies are for Arizona’s 6 million residents. We face very serious water supply sustainability challenges in the coming decades as the state continues to…

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December 2018

William H. Emory, The Heroic Opening of the American Southwest – Patagonia

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Lieutenant William H. Emory, topographical engineer, rode with General Kearny in the 1846/47 conquest of New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Bold Emory, as he was known at West Point, fought beside the general at the Battle of San Pascual. Throughout his trek from Missouri to California, he recorded the terrain, its people, ruins, flora and fauna. His map opened the Southern Emigrant Road to travel and his published work introduced the Southwest to the American people and established the need…

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January 2019

Four Corners: The Southwest’s Cultural Crossroad – Patagonia

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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From mammoth hunters and canal builders to Native Americans, Hispanics, Americans, Irish, Serbians, and just about every nationality under the sun, Arizona has always been a land of many cultures. And while the Earps and the Geronimo are world famous, Arizona can also be proud of its unsung men and women and cooperative communities. Here we will share Arizona’s experiences from the famous to the little known, from Native American ceremonies to mining booms, cattle drives, cotton harvests, and religious…

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February 2019

Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns (Patagonia)

February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and Oatman. Most disappeared, gradually becoming absorbed back into the desert from which they arose. This presentation explores more than a decade of historian Jay Mark’s…

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March 2019

Climate and Moral Responsibility in Arizona (Patagonia)

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Global warming presents humanity with one of the most difficult ethical challenges ever faced. More than just a scientific problem this is a collective action problem requiring that we work together to find appropriate strategies for adaptation. It requires recognizing attribution of cause and effect and careful consideration of the likely outcomes of harm to others. Future generations will have their quality of life impacted through the loss of species habitat and with it many of the creatures that have…

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December 2019

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

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 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 4 Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland, their military service as Code Talkers, and the personal and spiritual…

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January 2020

Unsettling Empathy: Working With Groups in Conflict

January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Based on over 30 years of facilitating groups in conflict nationally and internationally, Dr. Krondorfer will talk about the dynamics of such work and how to bring groups together: Germans and Jews; Palestinians and Israelis; Christians, Jews, and Muslims; ethnically diverse students; Bedouins and indigenous people. This presentation is about responsibility: What it takes to become responsible toward each other, how we might approach such a task, and why embracing a relational practice of care releases us from the restraints…

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February 2020

Borders, Walls, and Immigration in Arizona

February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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The Arizona-Mexico border is a line of separation and a place of coming together. This paradox shapes the borderland region and its people in fascinating and important ways. In this talk, Dr. Warren offers a historical and geographical overview of the formation of the Arizona- Mexico border and its evolution since the 1800s. The program discusses historical and contemporary efforts to demarcate the boundary through bi-national surveys, the construction of fences and walls, and policing. Warren will also offer a…

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March 2020

Honky Tonks, Brothels, and Mining Camp: Entertainment in Old Arizona

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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In pioneer Arizona, among the best places to experience the performing arts were in the mining towns. Striking it rich meant having disposable income, and miners, like the well-heeled of the Gilded Age, wanted to demonstrate their sophistication with culture. From the early popular music of ragtime and minstrelsy during the forming of these communities, evolved orchestras, opera and glee clubs—all in hamlets like Tombstone. Dr. Craváth shares stories and music of a time when performing live was the only…

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November 2021

Our River Stories: The Gila and the Salt with Zarco Guerrero

November 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Join Zarco for a series of stories that share the vibrant and tragic history of water and the River People, over a 2,000 year period. Beginning with the Toltec trade route that brought agriculture and corn to the Southwest. The history of the O’Odham before and after the expansion west is revealed. We learn about the Yaqui Indians who fled persecution and found refuge in Arizona rebuilding the ancient canal system. A descendant of the first Mormon settlers tells his…

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December 2021

Metalsmith Matriarchs: Makers, Memory, and Reciprocity with Nanibaa Beck

December 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Nanibaa Beck addresses the ways Native women metal smith integrate indigenous knowledge, practice and tradition into their craft. She focuses on four to five metal smiths with a rotation in place, person, and style. This presentation and Nanibaa’s work demonstrate the connection of Native artists to Arizona and beyond as a place and identity. This program is cohosted by Friends of the Patagonia Library. This is an in-person event. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Nanibaa Beck is a 2nd generation Diné (Navajo)…

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