Free Winter Lecture Series begins Nov. 24 at AJ library

The Apache Junction Public Library is at 1177 N. Idaho Road. (File photo)

The Apache Junction Public Library is at 1177 N. Idaho Road. (File photo)

 

A variety of speakers talking about various topics from the Wild West to ghosts are part of a free lecture series beginning Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road.

With support from the Friends of the Library and the Arizona Humanities Council, the library will play host to eight speakers for a winter-time series of presentation. The “AZ Speaks Winter Lecture” series is free and will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The eight lectures scheduled on a variety of subjects, starting with crime in the Arizona territory to a discussion of the “king of the cowboys,” Tom Mix. All eight lectures reflect different ways of hearing Arizona speak through history, art, music, film and legend.

The complete schedule is listed below or can be found on the city of Apache Junction website.

To register, call the library at 480-474-8555 or e-mail rrobinson@ajcity.net.

For more information,  contact Risa Robinson, supervisory librarian at the Apache Junction Public Library, at 480- 474-8561 or rrobinson@ajcity.net

Winter Lecture Series

•Nov. 24: “How Wild Was It? Crime and Justice in Arizona Territory”
Presented by Paul T. Hietter, author, history professor and chairman of the Social Sciences department at Mesa Community College.

•Dec. 8: “Women of the Arizona State Prison”
Presented by H. Christine Reid, community scholar for the Arizona State University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

•Dec. 22: “Riding With the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona”
Presented by Gregory McNamee, writer, editor, photographer and publisher.

•Jan. 12: “Arizona Kicks on Route 66”
Presented by Marshall Shore, Arizona’s hip historian.

•Jan. 19: “Pens and Paintbrushes: The Legacies of Early Arizona Women in the Arts”
Presented by Jan Cleere, historian, lecturer and author.

•Jan. 26: “Arizona’s Civilian Conservation Corps and Our National Parks and Forests”
Presented by Robin Pinto, writer of numerous histories for southern Arizona national parks.

•Feb. 9: “Arizona’s Ghost Towns”
Presented by Marshall Shore, Arizona’s hip historian.

•Feb. 23: “Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys”
Presented by H. Christine Reid, community scholar for the ASU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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