Yuma, Arizona - On Friday, January 27th, Yuma biologist and author Dr. Joanne Mowczko will speak about her stay with the Achuar, an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, at 3:00 p.m. at the Foothills Library. Many Achuar handicrafts will be on display, and Dr. Mowczko’s book, The Achuar of the Pastaza River, A Glimpse into their Rainforest World, will be on-hand for viewing.

Yuma, Arizona - On Tuesday, January 24th, Bill Heidner, Museum Curator of the Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center, will present “William Emory, the Most Significant Explorer You Never Knew” at Yuma County Libraries. The founding of the American West was possible largely to a group of Army officers who belonged to the Corps of Topographical Engineers. Among the most influential was Lt. William Emory. Learn more about this great explorer who gave early American pioneers so much knowledge of the Southwest. There is no charge to attend.

Yuma, Arizona - On Tuesday, January 17th, Master Gardener Lydia Rebel will present “Flower Arrangement” at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn the art of arranging flowers and tips on how to make cut flowers last longer. There is no charge to attend.

Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society, is pleased to present a special guest lecture series focusing on Arizona history and heritage.

Yuma, Arizona - Yuma County Libraries will be closed all day Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The libraries will resume their regular hours Tuesday, January 17th.