February was an incredibly busy and fun month at the library. Earlier in the month, the library hosted an Arizona Humanities AZ Speaks presentation, “Borders, Walls, and Immigration in Arizona” with Scott Warren. Over 70 people packed Cady Hall to see him speak about the history of the Arizona-Sonora border, as well as its geography and people. Later that weekend, the Friends of Patagonia Library held their annual trivia fundraiser, which generated around $2,000 to go towards the library collection and programs.
The final AZ Speaks presentation of the season will be on March 5 at 6:30p.m. at the library. In “Honky Tonks, Brothels, and Mining Camps: Entertainment in Old Arizona,” Dr. Jay Cravath will share stories and music of a time when performing live was the only way to enjoy the arts.
The library is excited to be a partner with Voices from the Border for their art exhibit, “Leaving Home: Migration Through the Eyes of Children,” on display from March 13-21 in Cady Hall. Beginning March 13, a self-guided StoryWalk of “This is Me: A Story of Who We are and Where We Came From,” will be on display in the Town Park. At the library on March 21 at 10:30a.m., author and journalist Todd Miller will discuss his newest book, “Empire of Borders.”