March happenings at Ed Robson Branch Library

Please join us at the Ed Robson Library for the following programs in March:

Wednesday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m.

Long Walk of the Navajo People*

In 1864, Navajo people were forced to walk over 450 miles to Fort Sumner in eastern New Mexico. Imprisoned on a 40-square mile reservation for four long years, the people suffered unimaginable conditions. In 1868, an agreement finally allowed the Navajos to return to a portion of their original lands located in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. The audience will hear the Navajo elders’ version of the Long Walk.

Fridays, March 3, 10, 24 and 31, at 1:00 p.m.

Code Club for Adults

Ever wonder how computer programs work? It’s easier than you think! Join us for Code Club. We will meet 4 Fridays in March to sharpen our minds by solving computer programming puzzles. Brag to your kids or grandkids about what you make with “code.” Self-paced program; no experience required.

Please bring headphones to hear videos and sound effects. Limited to 10 attendees, 18 and over. Please plan on attending all four sessions. Registration required.

Monday, March 6, at 1:00 p.m.

Swing into History: Music of the Big Band Era*

When folks talk about listening and dancing to the bands of the 1930s and 40s, they frequently mention “jitterbugging” to a swing tune. However, the romantic ballads were most often the big hits on radio’s “Your Hit Parade.” Music historian Erik Larson will feature a mix of both sweet and swing tunes and include a few surprises to engage all musical tastes!

Thursday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for fun with books, songs, action-rhymes, flannelboards, crafts and more. Activities are developmentally appropriate for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcomed. Be ready to sing, learn, and discover!

Tuesday, March 14, at 1:00 p.m.

Camp Papago Park – the Great German POW Escape*

On Christmas Eve, 1944, a group of German POWs escaped into the desert from the Arizona-based Camp Papago Park. Come hear about the largest German POW escape on U.S. soil.

Thursday, March 16, at 1:00 p.m.

PXH ART presents: Making a Lasting Impression*

Be inspired by great art by joining us for a lecture series presented by Phoenix Art Museum Docents. In “Making a Lasting Impression,” docent Sherry Koopot will discuss the once very controversial style of art known as Impressionism. Come and meet the artists whose vision responded to the changing times, and who developed a new artistic language.

Monday, March 20, at 1:00 p.m.

Pinterest Party: DIY Spring Candle Holder

Join us for our monthly adult craft club from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. This month we are celebrating springtime by crafting a stained glass candle holder. Come chat, craft and get creative! Limited to 15 attendees. Registration required.

Thursday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Crafty Kid’s Club: Springtime Wreath

Join us for our craft club for kids from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. This month we will make a fun, colorful wreath to welcome springtime. Crafts are age appropriate for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcomed. Let’s tap into our right-brain and get the creativity flowing! Registration required and begins on March 9.

Monday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m.

Unwind at Adult Coloring Time

Adult coloring is sweeping the country, and we want you to experience this latest trend in relaxation at your own branch library. If you haven’t heard, adult coloring helps promote our general wellness. Feel free to bring a snack, socialize and relax! Although you are welcome to bring your own colored pencils or markers, all supplies are provided. Program limited to 40 attendees. Please pick up a free ticket, limit two per person, on the day of the program.

Thursday, March 30, at 1:00 p.m.

Getting to Know San Tan Mountain Regional Park*

Join San Tan’s Interpretive Ranger to learn about the plants, animals, geology and history that await you at this local natural treasure. From cactus blooms and cactus wrens to prehistoric volcanic explosions and gold mining, this virtual “walk in the park” will point out specific points of interest and get you ready for your next hiking adventure.

*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.

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