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 […]

Apache Junction LibraryCON promises day of fun, information

The Apache Junction Public Library has a day of free events for the family 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, during LibraryCON. Panels, prizes, photos, costumes and more make up the seven-hour event at the library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. Those who attend will meet characters from “Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters” and more. There will be a […]

Winter lecture series Tuesdays through Feb. 27 at Apache Junction Public Library

The 2018 Winter Lecture Series in the New Program Room at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, ends today at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 with Carolyn O’Bagy Davis and “Cameron Trading Post.” The Winter Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of the Apache Junction Public Library, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions and […]

Frankenstein comes to life March 13 at the Apache Junction library

The Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and Arizona State University, will present FrankenSTEM Lab at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. All ages are invited and no registration is required. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is celebrating its 200th anniversary, but its themes continue to resonate in our technological […]

Winter lecture series Tuesdays through Feb. 27 at Apache Junction Public Library

The 2018 Winter Lecture Series in the New Program Room at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, continues at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 with Eric Larson and “Salute to Veterans.” Following will be: •Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, “Cameron Trading Post.” The Winter Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends […]

Winter lecture series Tuesdays through Feb. 27 at Apache Junction Public Library

The 2018 Winter Lecture Series in the New Program Room at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, continues at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6 with R. Casey Davis and “Hi Jolly and Mystery of the U.S. Army Camel Corps.” Following will be: •Jill Sullivan, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, “Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women’s Military […]

Winter lecture series Tuesdays through Feb. 27 at Apache Junction Public Library

The 2018 Winter Lecture Series in the New Program Room at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, continues at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 with Elsie Szecsy and “Diamond Jubilee of Cadet Nurses in Arizona, Stories of Service.”  Following will be: •R. Casey Davis, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6, “Hi Jolly and Mystery of […]