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  • Check out these Library events in Oct.

    The Pima County Public Library has many programs taking place in conjunction with the TENWEST festival. 
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    Below is a list of of the events is below. More information can be found here


    Simple Steps to Starting Your Business
    • Saturday, October 14, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Idea+Space, 2nd floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: SCORE's workshops give you a practical overview of the fundamentals required to write a business plan and start a small business. Experienced and successful entrepreneurs themselves, our trained instructors will guide you through the first important steps. (Registration required on library website events calendar)

    Analog Hour: Silent Reading Party (with the Bookbike)
    • Sunday, October 15, 1-3 p.m. 
    • Location: Exo Roast Co. and Tap & Bottle - 6th Ave/7th St
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: We'll provide the books, you make a date with yourself (or a friend) to read quietly. This happens every 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-3 p.m. 

    Maker Mondays 
    • Monday, October 16, 3-4:45 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, 101Space, 2nd floor (teens only)
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Paper, paint, glitter, glue. Duct tape, paracord, cardboard too. Maybe some yarn and clay. And shrinky plastic, always!

    Cool Season Vegetable Gardens
    • Tuesday, October 17, 12-1 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Café area, 1st floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: The Pima County Master Gardeners will explain how veggie gardening in Tucson is different from other locales. Learn how to grow your own fresh, delicious vegetables for your family, during the cool fall and winter seasons.

    SCORE One-on-One Business Mentoring (by appointment)
    • Wednesday, October 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Idea+Space, 2nd floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Contact us at 520-505-3636 to schedule an appointment for a personalized, free, and confidential mentoring session today!

    Local Author Mixer
    • Wednesday, October 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, café area
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Meet some of Tucson’s local authors, pick up their books, or ask questions about how to improve your writing or get published. We’ll have a mix of mystery, sci-fi, romance, poetry and non-fiction writers.

    Grants 101, Session 2
    • Wednesday, October 18, 3-4:45 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Idea+Space, 2nd floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Session two will cover how to craft a case for support and narrow a funder list. Topics will also include stewardship and cultivation of funders, building long-term relationships with funders and foundations and additional resources for researching and grant writing. (Session 1 on Oct 4, 3-4:45 p.m.)



    Reference USA: Intro, Tips & Tricks for Business and Nonprofits
    • Thursday, October 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Idea+Space, 2nd floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Learn how to navigate ReferenceUSA, the premier source of business and residential information. This is a free online database you can access from anywhere with your library card. Create lists for marketing purposes with detailed company information including revenues and executive officers, as well as information about consumer and lifestyle interests of potential customers or donors.

    Mindfulness
    • Thursday, October 19, 12-1 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, LL1 Meeting Room
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Learn relaxation skills: develop focus, awareness, self-regulation, stress management, and positivity.
    • Local Music Collection Kickoff (DJ music in lobby) 
    • Friday, October 20, 12-1 pm
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, lobby
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Listen to a DJ spinning the library’s new collection of local music artists.
     
    Grants Open Lab
    • Friday, October 20, 2-4 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Catalina Rm, 2nd floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Research private grant makers in the Foundation Directory Online and the Arizona Guide to Grants databases with library staff present to give hints and tips on how to maximize your search results. Geared towards nonprofits, but artists and writers can also use the Foundation Grants to Individuals to search for competitions, residencies and project grants.

    Call to Artist Gallery Tour and Submission Workshop
    • Friday, October 20, 4:15-5 p.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, café area, 1st floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: Tour the gallery, learn about the submission process and what to expect while exhibiting your artwork in the Main Library.

    Main Library Poetry Circle
    • Saturday, October 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Children’s Meeting Room, 1st floor
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: This is a monthly poetry discussion led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. Each participant will receive a packet of the poems to be read and discussed. No preparation or knowledge of poetry is necessary. For October 21, we'll explore the poetry of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

    Simple Steps to Starting Your Business
    • Saturday, October 21, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    • Location: Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave
    • Website: www.library.pima.gov 
    • Description: SCORE's workshops give you a practical overview of the fundamentals required to write a business plan and start a small business. Experienced and successful entrepreneurs themselves, our trained instructors will guide you through the first important steps. (Registration required on library website events calendar)
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