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January 2020

You Can’t Take it With You: Why and How to Downsize Now

Sunday, January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

In this talk you will learn how downsizing can free up time and energy, while also helping you define what is most important to you. Making decisions, organizing, and clearing out what we can, while we can, also spares our families a lot of hardship and frustration down the road. By the end of this presentation, you will be motivated to downsize with 10 tips to help you get  started, Marcy McDonald, a Summa cum Laude graduate of the University…

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Prescott Writers: Self-publishing and Marketing

Tuesday, January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

In this talk you will learn how to successfully self-publish and market your book.   Presented by Jerri Kay Lincoln, author of more than twenty-five books in many genres including women's fiction, suspense, memoirs, romance, children's books, mystery, and yoga books. Prescott Writers is hosted by the Professional Writers of Prescott and presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

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SCORE Workshop: Marketing and Customer Service

Wednesday, January 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

This workshop develops the 5P's of Marketing: POSITIONING your business, features and benefits of your PRODUCT (or Service), PRICING, PLACEMENT (distribution), and the most common definition of Marketing-PROMOTION. Customer Service will focus on how to exceed your target customers' expectations. The WHY and HOW of benchmark customer service will be developed around CAST: Consistency, Attitude, Service and Teamwork. Presented by Simon ""Skip"" Ulmer whose experience includes 26 years in a variety of business to business product management positions with the…

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Conversational Spanish

Friday, January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish with conversation and camaraderie. Sessions may include targeted grammar discussions, subject-specific vocabulary practice and handouts. Basic Spanish skills needed.

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February 2020

Southwest Shakespeare Company

Saturday, February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Experience The Iliad in this one-man play by Clay Sanderson from the Southwest Shakespeare Company.  The premise is a 3,000 year old man (who may or may not be Homer) who witnessed the Trojan War is doomed to travel the world, telling what he saw until all war ceases to exist. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

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Prescott Origami Fanatics: Origami Hearts

Sunday, February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Learn how to make origami in this easy-to-medium-level paper folding class, led by an experienced paper folder. Paper is provided; join us in creating beautiful paper art! For adults and teens. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Arizona Attorney General’s Prescott Satellite Office

Thursday, February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is here for you! Volunteers can assist with consumer fraud complaints, civil rights complaints, as well as questions regarding scams, consumer fraud, life care planning and other issues. Questions? Contact 602.542.2123 or CommunityServices@AZAG.gov

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Conversational Spanish

Friday, February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish with conversation and camaraderie. Sessions may include targeted grammar discussions, subject-specific vocabulary practice and handouts. Basic Spanish skills needed.

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Computer Basics: Mouse and Keyboard Skills

Friday, February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

If you need help learning the most basic computer skills, this class is for you. Class includes 45 minutes of instruction from library staff on how to use a mouse and keyboard followed by 45 minutes of time to practice. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or call 928.777.1526.

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It’s a Mystery Book Club

Friday, February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

In Farleigh Field (2017) by Rhys Bowen. Read selected mystery books while enjoying the company of like-minded readers.

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Coffeehouse Concerts Presents: Nancy Elliot

Sunday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

**Doors open at 2 p.m., music begins at 2:30 p.m.; arrive early as seats tend to fill up!** Coffeehouse Concerts showcase local and regional talent with an emphasis on original music. The series is hosted by local singer/songwriter Jo Berger and will feature a variety of acoustic, contemporary and traditional styles of music. This month features singer/songwriter Nancy Elliot. Enjoy Nancy perform in her self-coined ""South Western Americana"" as she sings and tells stories about her life and love for…

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Prescott CLSC Reading Circle

Monday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

If you are looking for excellent books to read and a place to share them, join the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle of Prescott (CLSC). Rather than all Circle members reading the same book each month, participants choose any one of the 200+ books from the CLSC list to read and then share their chosen book with the group. Marjory Sente, facilitator, is a member of the CLSC Class of 2010 and has read over 60 books from the list and completed…

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Tuesday Morning Book Club

Tuesday, February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The Library Book (2018) by Susan Orlean. Join the Tuesday Morning Book Group in discussing a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction. Reap the benefits of others' insights and experiences as they apply to the stories.

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Geology Talks: Kilauea, HI: How it Works and the Events of 2018

Tuesday, February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Jeff Meyer, Adjunct Faculty at Prescott College will take a geologic look at the 2018 eruption of Kilauea on the Big lsland of Hawaii. Jeff will discuss the way magma acts at the summit and rift zones, both at the surface and at depth, and how the volcanic plumbing system intricately interacts with the gravity-driven structural geology. Geology Talks is hosted by the Central Arizona Geology Club and presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library. This…

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Writing Workshops: Crafting Conversation

Wednesday, February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Do we really write the way we talk? Discover how to think through your character's motives and actions to create convincing dialogue. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk or call 928.777.1526.  Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

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WORDS Book Club

Thursday, February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Moonglow (2016) by Michael Chabon. We are the WORDS Book Club (We Often Read Delightful Stories)! Join us in lively discussions of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction.

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Conversational Spanish

Friday, February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish with conversation and camaraderie. Sessions may include targeted grammar discussions, subject-specific vocabulary practice and handouts. Basic Spanish skills needed.

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Chair Yoga

Friday, February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Chair yoga allows you to do yoga regardless of your ability.  Chair Yoga will help you build and keep your strength, flexibility and balance.  Instructor Lori Wallach has been teaching yoga for over 14 years, and has experience teaching all kinds of yoga, from power yoga to meditation.  Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library. 

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AZ Humanities Lecture: Honky Tonks, Brothels and Mining Camps in Old Arizona

Sunday, February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

In pioneer Arizona, among the best places to experience the performing arts were in the mining towns.  From the early popular music of ragtime and minstrelsy during the forming of these communities, evolved orchestras, opera and glee clubs—all in hamlets like Tombstone.  Dr. Craváth shares stories and music of a time when performing live was the only way to enjoy the arts.  Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.Jay Craváth, Ph.D. is a composer, writer, and…

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PRESCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Monday, February 17 @ 12:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Prescott Public Library is closed for Presidents' Day

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Arizona Attorney General’s Prescott Satellite Office

Thursday, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The Office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is here for you! The Prescott Satellite Office will have office hours every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can assist with consumer fraud complaint, civil rights complaint and questions regarding scams, consumer fraud, life care planning and other issues. Questions? Contact 602.542.2123 or CommunityServices@AZAG.gov

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Star Talks: Understanding the Biggest Stars with the Smallest Satellites and Telescopes

Thursday, February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Stars more massive than the Sun are rare in number but important for several processes across the Universe. One property that makes many of these objects so interesting is that massive stars almost always form in binary pairs. Dr. Richardson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Embry-Riddle will review how massive stars are thought to merge with each other, interact in close systems, and how they lose mass into space. The famous eta Car system is extreme in its…

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Creating With Canva

Friday, February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Learn how to use Canva to create anything from party invitations to business cards. Canva is a simplified graphic-design tool website with access to a variety design templates, stock photos, graphics, and fonts. Bring your email address to sign up for a free account. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk, or call 928.777.1526.

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Conversational Spanish

Friday, February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish with conversation and camaraderie. Sessions may include targeted grammar discussions, subject-specific vocabulary practice and handouts. Basic Spanish skills needed.

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Third Friday Chamber Music

Friday, February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The very popular Jazz Ensemble of Prescott High School under the direction of Dan Bradstreet will be the guest performers this month. Hear music by local chamber players and special guests every month during the Third Friday Chamber Music Series. All programs are subject to change. For more information, call Bruce or Suzanne at 778.6965.

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Ask the Handyman: Common Electrical Problems

Saturday, February 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

George Sverv, retired general contractor, shows you how to solve common electrical issues such as how to change light switches, outlets, and smoke detectors. A Q and A session will follow. This is part of a series; join us in March for common plumbing problems and April for general construction questions.

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Arizona in Film: Kit Carson

Sunday, February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

With its striking landscapes and picturesque towns, Arizona has a rich history serving as a filming location for many Hollywood movies. Learn more about Arizona's place in film history in this two-part presentation that includes a screening of the 1940 film Kit Carson starring Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, and Dana Andrews; and a presentation titled Kit Carson and the Arizona Connection by historian Joe Webster.  

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Prescott Writers: The Shape of Your Story

Tuesday, February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

In this presentation Laraine Herring will explore personal essay and memoir structures. Laraine holds an MFA in Creative Writing and currently directs the Creative Writing program at Yavapai College. She is the author of several books, her most recent work is On Being Stuck: Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer's Block. Prescott Writers is hosted by the Professional Writers of Prescott and presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

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Conversational Spanish

Friday, February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Check your English at the door and brush up on your Spanish with conversation and camaraderie. Sessions may include targeted grammar discussions, subject-specific vocabulary practice and handouts. Basic Spanish skills needed.

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Yoga Nidra

Friday, February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Yoga Nidra is a meditation practice, where individuals who previously have had trouble getting their mind to slow down, find this practice extremely beneficial. It has all of the benefits of meditation, plus it is a strong healing modality. Yoga Nidra gets the mind to slow, so that your body can heal itself. Instructor Lori Wallach has been teaching yoga for over 14 years, and has experience teaching all kinds of yoga, from power yoga to meditation. Presented with funding…

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March 2020

Viewerie: Prescott Pioneer John G. Campbell

Sunday, March 1 @ 12:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

The Historic Presentation Society features a display of memorabilia related to the John Goulder Campbell Family. Mr. Campbell was one of the first retailers on Whiskey Row in Prescott.

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Viewerie: Library of Things–Hiking Kits

Sunday, March 1 @ 12:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Prescott Public Library's ""Library of Things"" now includes Hiking Kits available for checkout. Kits are available for kids and adults, including a hiking pack, trekking poles, binoculars, field guides, trail maps, and more! 

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Prescott Origami Fanatics: Folding Dollar Bills

Sunday, March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Learn how to make origami with dollar bills in this easy-to-medium-level paper folding class, led by an experienced paper folder. Bring your own dollar bills to fold or use the provided paper. Join us in creating beautiful paper art! For adults and teens. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Arizona Attorney General’s Prescott Satellite Office

Thursday, March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is here for you! Volunteers can assist with consumer fraud complaints, civil rights complaints, as well as questions regarding scams, consumer fraud, life care planning and other issues. Questions? Contact 602.542.2123 or CommunityServices@AZAG.gov

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Computer Basics: Finding and Saving Files

Friday, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Learn how to save, find, and move files on a computer as well as identify different file types. Keyboard and mouse proficiency are required. Register online, at the Ask a Librarian Desk, or call 928.777.1526.

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It’s a Mystery Book Club

Friday, March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The Death of Mrs. Westaway (2018) by Ruth Ware. Read selected mystery books while enjoying the company of like-minded readers.

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Crafternoon at the Library: Drawing with Bryan Robertson

Saturday, March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Learn to draw with Yavapai College Art Professor Bryan Robertson! Ever wondered how a piece of art was created? Stop by for this unique opportunity to watch a work of art be created as Professor Robertson guides participants through basic drawing techniques.

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Coffeehouse Concerts Presents: Ryan Biter

Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

**Doors open at 2 p.m., music begins at 2:30 p.m.; arrive early as seats tend to fill up!**Coffeehouse Concerts showcase local and regional talent with an emphasis on original music.  The series is hosted by local singer/songwriter Jo Berger and will feature a variety of acoustic, contemporary and traditional styles of music. This month features Ryan Biter. His music echoes the expansive soul of the Southwest. The sound is equal parts rural Americana, spectacled college town hipster, mountain bluegrass, and…

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Prescott CLSC Reading Circle

Monday, March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

If you are looking for excellent books to read and a place to share them, join the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle of Prescott (CLSC). Rather than all Circle members reading the same book each month, participants choose any one of the 200+ books from the CLSC list to read and then share their chosen book with the group. Marjory Sente, facilitator, is a member of the CLSC Class of 2010 and has read over 60 books from the list and completed…

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Tuesday Morning Book Club

Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The Alice Network (2017) by Kate Quinn. Join the Tuesday Morning Book Group in discussing a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction. Reap the benefits of others' insights and experiences as they apply to the stories.

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Geology Talks: Identifying and Mapping Landslides in Arizona

Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

In 2014 the Arizona Geological Survey began compiling data to create a statewide landslide inventory (AzSLID - Arizona Statewide Landslide Inventory Database). We were surprised to discover just how numerous and widespread landslide processes are throughout AZ. Hear Joe Cook, Arizona Geological Survey, University of Arizona Research Geologist discuss how the AZGS is refining our landslide mapping from north of Phoenix to Flagstaff along Interstate 17. This new study combines new topographic datasets, field mapping, and drone aerial photography. Geology…

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Wednesday Night Movie Series: Robot and Frank

Wednesday, March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Independent films for an adult audience are screened monthly as part of the Wednesday Night Movie Series. This month's film selection is Robot and Frank, an award-winning comedy with a star-studded cast. Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief (Frank Langella) receives a gift from his son: a robot butler (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. Also starring Susan Sarandon, James Marsdon and Liv Tyler.Presented with…

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WORDS Book Club

Thursday, March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Where the Crawdads Sing (2018) by Delia Owens. We are the WORDS Book Club (We Often Read Delightful Stories)! Join us in lively discussions of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction.

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Arizona Attorney General’s Prescott Satellite Office

Thursday, March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The Office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is here for you! The Prescott Satellite Office will have office hours every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can assist with consumer fraud complaint, civil rights complaint and questions regarding scams, consumer fraud, life care planning and other issues. Questions? Contact 602.542.2123 or CommunityServices@AZAG.gov

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Star Talks

Thursday, March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

Stars more massive than the Sun are rare in number but important for several processes across the universe. Dr. Richardson, PhD., Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University will review how massive stars are thought to merge with each other, interact in close systems and how they lose mass into space. The famous eta Car system is extreme in its properties and will be passing through a periastron passage around the time of the talk, allowing…

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Third Friday Chamber Music

Friday, March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

The Third Friday Chamber Music Series offers a wide variety of music this month. Hear music by local chamber players and special guests every month during the Third Friday Chamber Music Series. All programs are subject to change. For more information, call Bruce or Suzanne at 778.6965.

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Prescott Writers: Creating Memorable Characters and Turning Your Novel into a Series.

Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Prescott Public Library, United States

In the presentation Sam Barone will discuss how to create memorable fictional characters and tips for turning your novel into a profitable series. Sam is an American historical novelist graduating from Manhattan College with a BS in Psychology and a minor in History. Sam's award-winning books, Dawn of Empire and The Eskkar Series have been published in nine languages and have more than 250,000 readers worldwide.  Sam he has achieved both critical and commercial success over the course of his…

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Ask the Handyman: Common Plumbing Problems

Saturday, March 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

George Sverv, retired general contractor will show you how to solve common plumbing issues such as how fix a leaky faucet or toilet tank. A Q and A session will follow.  This is part of a series; join us in April for general construction questions. 

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Technology Help Hour

Tuesday, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prescott Public Library, United States

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society.  Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop.  This is a weekly, drop-in service and registration is not required.

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Fire Incident at Prescott Regional Airport

Posted on January 23, 2020

Airport Operations Returned to Normal Earlier this evening at around 6:30 p.m., there was a fire incident at the Prescott Regional Airport  involving an aircraft engaged in ground testing. Prescott Fire Department was on standby for the planned test and… Read more »

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