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Advanced Spanish Group

Those who know Spanish but feel rusty may join a casual group to converse about the day, learn new words and brush up on pronunciation on from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Vista Grande Library.

Tween Gaming

Children are welcome at the Vista Grande Public Library for a variety of video games and board games on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Parents are required for children under 12.

The Lounge for Teens

The Lounge at Vista Grande is a place for ninth through 12th graders to come and join in on lots of activities such as: Tuesday Trivia, Family Feud, Writers Club, crafts, video games, job prep and homework help. The Lounge is open after school until 6 p.m.

Financial Literacy Series

Weekly programs at the Main Library aim to help people with daily stressors such as worrying about electric bills, putting food on the table and wondering if there will be somewhere to sleep tomorrow night, all of which influence the way individuals interact with their children, their families and their communities. Programs will be held Mondays in August from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.

  • Aug. 12: Planning for Emergency Events
  • Aug. 19: Costs of Debt
  • Aug. 26: Understanding Credit Score & Credit Reports

For more information about the Financial Literacy Program contact Sybil Peters, instructional specialist, at 520-836-5221,; University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Pinal County.

Kinder-prep classes

Kinder-prep classes aim to help prepare children for kindergarten, at the Casa Grande Main Library, 449 N. Drylake St. Classes are held for eight Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 7 through Nov. 16. They cover basic kinder readiness topics including the alphabet sounds and recognition, numbers 1-30 recognition and counting, word syllables, CVC words, shapes and colors. Parents or guardians will need to stay in the classroom with their child during class sessions. The class will be accepting up to 15 students, who must be 4 to 5 years old. Register at either branch of the library or online at:

The Casa Grande Main Library is at 449 N. Drylake St. For information, call 421-8710. Vista Grande Library is at 1556 N. Arizola Road. For information, call 421-8652.