January at the Ed Robson Branch Library

Please join us in January for the following programs at the Ed Robson Library.

Thursday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Task Force against Senior Abuse****

Arizona’s seniors are often vulnerable to physical abuse and neglect by caretakers and many times are specifically targeted by those attempting to defraud them through home repair, living trust scams, bogus charities and other financial scams. The Taskforce against Senior Abuse (TASA) was started to protect Arizona seniors from exploitation, abuse and neglect. This presentation by a representative of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office will go over TASA’s mission, common crimes against seniors, available resources and prevention information.

Monday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m.

A New Year, A New You!

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to change your look, perhaps try a new lip color or eye shadow? Wondering what colors suit your complexion? Lindsey Bouffard from Painting You Pretty will be here to share makeup tips and tricks and help you get that new look for the New Year! Limited to 15 attendees.

Tuesday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Arizona 101****

Are you new to Arizona? Perhaps a part-year resident? Or just interested in the nuances of the Arizona lifestyle which make it unique? Van Newville, a second generation Arizonan, widely traveled in the state, will share pronunciations, dress, stories and some fascinating history of the Grand Canyon State.

Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Awesome Occupations: Meet a Ballerina!

Our Awesome Occupations series continues with a delightful look at what it takes to be a professional ballet dancer! Meet Michele, from Ballet Arizona, as she chats about her training and career, as well as demonstrating some basic ballet steps for the audience to try. Geared for ages 5-12, but all are welcome with a caregiver. On the day of the program, please come by the Library customer service desk for a free ticket. Please park in the church parking lot next to the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ed Robson Library.

Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m.

PHXART Presents: Visions of the Southwest****

We all live in the Southwest, but do we all appreciate the beauty of our part of the world? Join us for a fresh look at locations throughout the Southwest through the eyes of two iconic artists, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Along the way, learn a bit about their lives and their relationship to one another. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ed Robson Library.

Monday, January 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Safety Awareness for Seniors****

Training Officer Roy Stanifer, from the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse, presents timely information on topics of vital importance to seniors. Included are personal safety awareness, recognizing internet fraud, and common phone scams.

Wednesday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Pinterest 101****

Pinterest is a well-curated discovery tool that can help you find new recipes, craft ideas and learn tips and tricks on a variety of topics. Learn how to set up an account, establish your profile, share pins and curate a page of saved pins.

Thursday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Strings and Things with Pat McCrossan****

Strings and Things, with multi-talented Irish guitarist Pat McCrossan, and a plethora of string instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, mandola, ukulele and more! Genres include folk, bluegrass, country, and, of course, some well-known Irish traditional favorites. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ed Robson Library.

Monday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m.

Taiko Your Way to Happiness****

Explore the fascinating culture of the Far East through exciting performances that showcase the mesmerizing Taiko drum, beautiful bamboo wind instruments and unique percussion instruments of Japan, Korea, China, and Vietnam.

****On the day of the program free tickets (limit two) can be picked up at the Customer Service Desk from the time the Library opens until capacity is reached. Please park in the church parking lot next to the Library.

The library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in honor of New Year’s Day.

The Ed Robson Library is located at 9330 E. Riggs Road. For more information, please go to mcldaz.org or call us at 602-652-3000.