LibraryCon at Apache Junction Public Library

The Apache Junction Public Library is hosting a full-day of free events for the whole family at LibraryCon. Panels, prizes, photos and a costume contest are planned at the 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, LibraryCon at the library, 1177 N. Idaho. “Meet your favorites – Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, superheroes and more. Experience […]

New vending company contract OK’d for Apache Junction properties

A company under contract since September 2016 to provide snack- and soda-vending services for three City of Apache Junction buildings has asked that another business take over. The Apache Junction City Council on Feb. 5 voted 7-0 in a consent agenda to approve entering into a contract assignment from VIP Vending LLC to West Valley […]

Apache Junction library conjures up Harry Potter Book Night magic

The fifth annual Harry Potter Book Night will be celebrated 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho. On Harry Potter Book Night: Hogwarts, the library will be “sharing the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, introducing the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of […]

Rancher, author to share stories at Apache Junction library

Award-winning author and cowboy H. Alan Day will share lessons about loyalty, humility, persistence and more 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Apache Junction Public Library 1177 N. Idaho Road. Life on the Lazy B – Lived by an American Cowboy examines life on a 200,000-acre Southwestern cattle ranch. Mr. Day’s upbringing “branded him a […]

Winter Lecture Series returns to Apache Junction Public Library

The Apache Junction Public Library will again host an educational and informative Winter Lecture Series in January and February 2019. Topics are of local and national interest, including life at the Lazy B Ranch, John Wesley Powell, Arizona’s ghost towns, Arizona in the movies, and Arizona’s history regarding the moon landing, according to a press […]

Apache Junction Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13

Apache Junction Public Library joins libraries, schools and bookstores across the country to celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13. “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!” is the theme for Teen Read Week, held annually in October during the same week as Columbus Day, according to a press release. The event encourages teens to read for […]

Stop ‘summer slide’ by encouraging reading

Librarians nationwide are helping students continue to learn when they are out of class for the summer. Summer reading programs were created to stop academic regression, Pinal and Maricopa county officials say. “(W)e’re trying to help stem the summer slide – that effect when students lose what they learned during the school year from lack […]

Apache Junction city offices closed Independence Day

The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Wednesday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day. Emergency services through the police department will not be impacted by the holiday. The Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, Apache Junction Public Library and the Paws and Claws Care Center all will be closed on Wednesday, July […]

Summer reading programs at Apache Junction, Queen Creek libraries

The best way to keep children on track when they go back to school in the fall is to have them read throughout the summer, librarians and parents say. Local libraries in Apache Junction and Queen Creek have summer reading programs for children and are open across county and municipal borders. Apache Junction The Apache […]

Celebrate Family STEM Day at Apache Junction Library April 28

Learn about forensic science, view solar flares and walk through a bus outfitted for space travel at the Apache Junction Public Library Family STEM Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Families are invited to collaborate, engage and inspire while celebrating the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math at an open house […]