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Beginning level Spanish foundation classes are offered each week on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. starting Jan. 13. Registration is required. People may register by calling 520-421-8652 or going online at https://pcld.libnet.info/event/5945789.
Inklings writers’ group
Inklings writers’ group at Vista Grande Library is a group for writers ages 18 and older. It is a community critique group for future publication. Writers may attend to share their work and be critiqued. The group is perfect for current and budding authors. The group will meet every first and third Thursday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Teen time at Vista
- Anime Club — The teens will watch a series of anime with discussions and games. Mondays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., grades 6-12
- The Lounge — An after-school program for teens run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor. Monday through Friday till 6 p.m., grades 9-12
An adult Craftastic class in cross-stitching ladybugs will meet at the Main Library with limited seating on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. Register online at https://pcld.libnet.info/event/5861126 or call 520-421-8710.
Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic
A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held at the Main Library on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. Walk-up registration or preregister at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov. This free vaccine event is provided by Pinal County Public Health.
Adult Reading Challenge
Stop by either branch and pick up an Adult Reading Challenge form, complete the four tasks and return the form by Feb. 19.
Community blood drive
The city of Casa Grande Employee Wellness Committee is sponsoring a community blood drive on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance appointments are encouraged to help maintain social distancing. To make an appointment, call 877-258-4825 or visit Vitalant.org. Vitalant requires donors and staff to wear a mask or other reasonable cloth-based face covering.
Kinder Prep registration
Kinder Prep at the Vista Grande Library will cover basic kinder readiness topics. Classes will be held 11 consecutive Fridays starting on Jan. 7. Students must be 4 or 5 years old to join. Register at https://pcld.libnet.info/event/5956088 or call 520-421-8652.
Monday Movie Madness
The Main Library shows some of the blockbuster movies released in 2020 and 2021 in an event for adults ages 18 and older. Capacity is limited. Attendees should arrive early to secure a spot on Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Documentary Series: Southwest Water and Deserts
This year’s theme will focus on water in the Southwest and deserts (locally and globally). The documentary “Abundance on a Dry Land” will be shown at the Main Library on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Registration is recommended at https://pcld.libnet.info/event/5644888.
People may go to the Main Library to learn how to use the latest technologies. This week’s class will be Introduction to 21st Century Learning on Thursday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration recommended, call 520-421-8710 or register online at https://pcld.libnet.info/event/5648597.
Teapot Discussion Group
Famous quotes that influence our minds will be examined. Personal discoveries will be deduced. Attendees may practice critical thinking with Ms. Natalia. Tea will be provided. Attendees should bring a mug or teacup on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Vista Grande Library.
Lunch Bunch Book Group
The book of the month club meets from noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Main Library. This year’s theme will be the history, science and issues of water in the Southwest. The next meeting will discuss “Miracle of the Salt River.”
The Day the Crayons Quit scavenger hunt
The crayons are not ready to go back to school. Help us track down all your favorite missing crayons, like blue, pink and green, as they hide in between our library shelves. This fun scavenger hunt is geared toward kids of all ages and will run daily at both branches through the month of January.
Just for Kids at Vista
- Storytimes — Join Mr. David on Wednesdays for Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) or Thursdays for Toddler Storytime (up to age 3). Storytimes are held from 10 to 11 a.m.
- Makerspace — Art class/building days Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 421-8652 to reserve a spot
- Gaming — Video games and board games for kids, after school every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Family fun with games
Games are a fun and motivating way to learn together. Whole families may visit the Vista Grande Library for all kinds of games and fun activities for every age on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Drop-in crafts at Main
Drop by the Main Library this Saturday between 2:30 and 4 p.m. for a fun yet simple craft to do with your child. Each craft should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Parent/guardian required.