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Oro Valley Public Library

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Oro Valley Public Library

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1305 W. Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737 United States
(520) 594-5580http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/ORO/

Upcoming Events

October 2016
Free

The Mighty Colorado River: From its Sources to the Sea

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Jim Turner has traced the Green and Colorado rivers from their beginnings as clear bubbling glacial springs high in the mountains, then through roaring canyons in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, and finally to the salt flats in Mexico. Stunning photographs tell the story of the rivers’ two thousand miles of scenic wonders, geography, wildlife, history, recreation, politics, and local culture. Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than 70 museums in every corner of the…

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January 2017
Free

Swing Into History

January 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald got their start along with fellow bands, vocalists, composers and musicians. Finally, enjoy the real thing, as…

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Arizona Kicks on Route 66

January 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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