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Yuma County Library – Main Library

2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
928-782-1871 http://yumalibrary.org/web/locations/

May 2014

Author Janette Rallison at Yuma Comic Con

May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Fans of all ages are invited to the Main Library on Saturday, May 3rd, for the 1st Annual Yuma County Library Comic Con! Participate in fan panels, games, crafts, and cosplay from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All attendees will receive a free comic book (while supplies last.) All ages welcome. There is no charge to attend. View the complete Schedule of Events Keynote speaker Janette Rallison will give two presentations during the afternoon. Ms. Rallison is best known for…

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May 2015

Author Tom Leveen at Yuma Library Comic Con

May 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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This program is made possible in part by a grant from Arizona Humanities. Fans of all ages are invited to the Main Library on Saturday, May 2nd, for the 2nd Annual Yuma County Library Comic Con! Participate in fan panels, games, crafts, and cosplay from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. All attendees will receive a free comic book (while supplies last). This is a free event for the whole family, and all ages welcome. Keynote speaker Tom Leveen was born…

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November 2015

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

November 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 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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October 2016

FRANK Talks: Electing the President

October 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Electing the President: The Constitutional Process and History Dr. T. J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Presidential elections generate lots of heat but not necessarily much light about the indirect, layered election process the U.S. Constitution’s framers created. That process has generated contention, concern, and change. With the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November on the horizon, join us for a FRANK talk about how and why the U.S. presidential election process…

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March 2017

FRANK Talks: Civic Engagement – Yuma

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Civic Engagement: What is it & why is it important? Ryan Winkle, Co-founder RAILMesa What is civic engagement? How can you engage and empower people in your communities? Explore the idea that civic participation is not just important, but imperative for a community to be successful. Learn and reflect on how being an “engaged” citizen can play a meaningful role in discussions, decision-making and the implementation of projects and programs that take place within our schools, city councils, neighborhoods, polling…

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May 2017

Rescued Lives, Transformed Communities: Refugee Resettlement in Arizona – Yuma

May 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Rescued Lives, Transformed Communities: Refugee Resettlement in Arizona Saturday, May 20th 1:00-3:00 p.m. Yuma County Library 2951 W. 21st Lane - Yuma, AZ 85364 According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are currently over 60,000,000 displaced persons in the world, most of them women and children.  Less than one percent of the refugees worldwide are offered the opportunity to build new lives in another country. What does it mean to be a refugee? What do refugees experience…

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June 2017

Hop, Skip & Jump into Reading – Yuma

June 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Hop, Skip & Jump into Reading programs provide the opportunity for local Arizona children and families to hear exciting stories, participate in singalongs, learn illustration techniques and to build their own personal libraries with free books.

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January 2018

FRANK Talks: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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“Fake News”: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World Jamie Bowen, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Although not new, our awareness and use of the term “fake news” has risen in prominence. In general “fake news” is journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation, news whose main purpose is to distort “the truth for emotional persuasion, seeking to drive action.”  More recently it has become a catch-all term used to discredit stories, and…

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August 2019

The spread of fake news: Is there a vaccine for that?

August 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Like a virus, fake news catches on erratically, intensely, and swiftly, and can leave the American public feeling dazed and confused. How can media producers and consumers cure the spread of this false-information outbreak? What steps are technology and media companies taking? How can we protect ourselves and maintain a healthy dose of democratic discourse and debate? Learn about the standard practices of journalism, and how to become a savvy news consumer. Join us for a FRANK Talk on how…

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January 2020

Free Speech: Can I Tell You How Much I Hate You?

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Freedom of speech is fundamental in a democratic society. It means that a person or a community can express their opinion or ideas without fear of retaliation or censorship. But what happens when the opinions expressed are unpopular, violent or dangerous? Whether expressed in person, or through social media, words can have a powerful effect on our sense of safety, inclusion or exclusion, and equality or inequality. What is “hate speech?” Who decides what speech is protected, and what is…

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February 2020

Water in Arizona: Sustainability, Supply and Demand

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 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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March 2020

Through My Eyes – The Impact of Implicit Bias

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 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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April 2020

CANCELED – The Gila: River of History

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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Six hundred miles long from its source in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico to its confluence with the Colorado River above Yuma, the Gila has been an important avenue for the movement of birds, animals, plants, and peoples across the desert for millennia. Many cultures have sprung up on its banks, and millions of people depend on the river today—whether they know it or not. Gregory McNamee, author of the prizewinning book Gila: The Life and Death of an…

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