Upcoming library events – March 2015

All events take place at the Ed Robson Branch, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes; phone 602-652-3000; www.mcldaz.org.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Wednesday, March 4 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library. All are welcome!

Download an E-Book: One on One Help

Wednesdays, March 4, 11 and 18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Drop in on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. for assistance downloading an e-book to your digital device. Please come prepared with your library card, passwords for any accounts such as Amazon (for Kindle devices) and your device. This help is for downloading an e-book only. We cannot assist with learning to use your device or help with setting up a brand new device. Familiarity with your device is recommended before coming in for this assistance and your device must be Wi-Fi enabled.

J.A. Jance Cold Betrayal

Monday, March 9 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Meet New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance. In Cold Betrayal, Jance’s fan-favorite heroine Ali Reynolds goes head to head with a shadowy polygamous cult called “The Family” when a young pregnant woman escapes its clutches and turns up in the outside world. Books on sale and J.A. will be available for signing. Registration required; seating is limited. Park in the church parking lot west of the library.

Your Basic Estate Planning Needs

Tuesday, March 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

This is an objective look at the differences between will based plans and trust based plans. We will explore the key elements of both and try to decipher who needs which plan.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 11 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Monthly meeting – check at the desk for title.

Hearing Loss Association of America Monthly Meeting

Thursday, March 12 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Sherri Collins, ACDHH Executive Director, will share her experiences of growing up deaf, learning American Sign Language, using hearing aids and getting a cochlear implant. Open to the public.

Historical Fiction Author Patricia Bracewell

Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m.-noon.

Meet author Patricia Bracewell. Readers first met Emma of Normandy in Patricia Bracewell’s gripping debut novel, Shadow on the Crown. Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England’s King Ethelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered Ethelred, still haunted by his brother’s ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder. Rich with intrigue, compelling personalities and fascinating detail about a little-known period in history, The Price of Blood will captivate fans of both historical fiction and fantasy novels such as George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Books available for sale and signing.

All Ages

Arizona Orphan Abduction in 1904

Wednesday, March 04 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

In 1904, New York nuns brought 40 Irish children, aged two to six, to a remote Arizona mining community. The nuns believed the adopting families were Spanish Catholics but the families were Mexican. The town formed a vigilante group who kidnapped many of the children. The nuns filed suit to get the children back. The case went to the territorial Supreme Court and then to the United States Supreme Court. What happened? Come hear the story and find out! Presented by Gene Lariviere, a retired pediatrician who lives in New Hampshire and winters in Sun Lakes. He is a frequent program leader at New Adventures in Learning.

Meet the Chandler Symphony

Thursday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Musicians from the Chandler Symphony present a series of small group concerts to educate and entertain. The performers will tell about the Symphony and some background on the specific instruments you will be hearing. One of our most popular series last year, you won’t  want to miss it!