Happenings at the Ed Robson Branch library

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

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

Early Women on the Arizona Frontier*

In “This Land is Your Land: Early Women on the Arizona Frontier,” award-winning author and lecturer Jan Cleere touches on the lives of five Arizona women who experienced arduous ordeals & hardships during the territory’s early days. Apache warrior Lozen fought desperately to hold onto land once freely roamed by her people. Larcena Pennington was forced to crawl down a mountain to escape certain death. Mary Aguirre journeyed along the Santa Fe Trail delivering supplies to army posts. Ada Bass endured crude living conditions at the rim of the Grand Canyon, while Mormon Emma Lee survived untold hardships struggling to survive at the site. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ed Robson Library and Arizona Humanities

Monday., February 6, at 2:00 p.m.

Romantic Music for Valentine’s Day with Sosco Duo*

Join us for a romantic hour of flute and guitar music with Sosco Duo, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Alex and Laura visited us last year for a holiday concert and performed to an enthusiastic crowd.

Thursday, February 9, at 10:00 a.m.

Storytime for Kids!

A fun-filled 30-minute program with stories and a take-away coloring page. There is a new theme each month! Stories are geared toward ages three and up, but all are welcome with their caregiver.

Monday, February 13, at 1:00 p.m.

Europe on a Budget with Terry Mindham*

Join us for a fascinating and informational program on the best options for enjoying visits to Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, and Croatia. Topics covered include best guide books, quaint places to stay, getting around, and historical commentary. Terry has been traveling in Europe on a regular basis for 30 years. He believes a foreign experience is more rewarding by staying in small, quaint places near points of interest. Fliers with information will be handed out at the program. If you’re planning a trip, or you’re an armchair traveler, Terry’s travelogue will educate and entertain.

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

An Afternoon with Marshall Trimble

Celebrate Arizona’s 105th birthday with an entertaining talk by Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian, at the Sun Lakes Methodist Church. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.. Afterwards, join us back at the Ed Robson Library for coffee and cake, as well as a meet and greet with Marshall. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ed Robson Library.

Wednesday, February 15, at 11:00 a.m.

Crafternoon: Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Stop by the Library and make some Valentine’s crafts! Geared for ages three to six, but all are welcome with caregiver. Registration opens January 30, and is limited to 15 participants.

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

Planning for Social Security: Know the Basics*

Jack Burns, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, talks about requirements, filing options, and resources to help you navigate an often confusing system. Prior to attending, it is recommended that you create your “My Social Security Account” at http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. The uses of this online account will be discussed during the presentation.

Friday, February 17, at 11:00 a.m.

Craft Beer 101*

The history of beer is a fascinating one! Celebrate Arizona Beer Week as Andrew Bauman from Uncle Bear’s Brewhouse and Grill shares the story of this popular beverage. Included will be beer through the ages, styles of beer, and trends in brewing.

Thursday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m.

Blending Essential Oils for the Beginner*

Are you interested in learning about the benefits of essential oils and how to blend your own at home? Join us as certified Master Aromatherapist Leslie Alvey shares information and demonstrates how the beginner can create successful blends for home and health.

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

It’s a Mystery to Me: Storytime for Grownups

Do you love to know “whodunit”?? Join us for this grownup storytime, featuring a mystery short story. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack and enjoy being read to!

*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 Friday, February 10, for Staff Day and Monday, February 20, in honor of President’s Day.

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