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White Tank Library

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20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85376 United States

Upcoming Events

October 2016

“Native Roads: A Pictorial Guide to the Hopi and Navajo Nations”

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Turner, James

This presentation covers the broad area from Flagstaff, Arizona to Farmington, New Mexico. In addition to detailing trading posts, prehistoric sites, and the geological wonders of the Four Corners region, this virtual tour uses beautiful slides to present the history, folklore, and legends of this unique domain. Historian Jim Turner was editor of the third edition of Native Roads: A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations written by Fran Kosik and first published in 1995. He shares…

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Arizona Ghost Towns

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ghost towns dot Arizona’s landscape and provide unique insights into a diverse history. Some ghost towns tell a boom-to-bust story with few remaining traces of the people who once lived there, while others, like Jerome, have become thriving tourist destinations. Many are old mining locations that once bustled with life, while others tell more modern stories, showing the impact of highways rerouted and roads not taken. This program will feature stories of ghost towns such as Crown King, Jerome, and…

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December 2016

Swing Into History

December 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Larson, Erik 2016

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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January 2017

Africanized Honeybees in Arizona: What They Tell Us About Who We Are

January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pynes, Patrick

Arizona is the only state in the Union that has been documented as having Africanized bees in every single county. The story of Africanized bees in Arizona is very much a story about the Southwest, and its distinct differences from the rest of the United States. The bees show us that we are living and have lived for a  very long time in a complex zone of “mestizaje,” where  cultural and biological differences originating in several different continents (especially the…

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