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June 28, 2021



June 30, 2021

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The Cochise County Library District is sponsoring a county-wide “Big Read” for June, 2021 of the bookAnimal, Vegetable, Miracleby Barbara Kingsolver.

Everyone is invited to read this book, either as individuals or as a part of a book club or other group. The critically-acclaimed bestseller chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Kingsolver and her family as they adopted a locally-produced diet.

Multiple copies of this book are available at all libraries in the county, as well as through various book sellers. Ebook and audiobook versions are also available. The library district also has book club kits available for groups who might want to read it.

“We have seen a strong interest in eating local food here in Cochise County, and this book gives an in-depth look at the challenges and delights of a local diet,” said Library Director Amadee Ricketts. “Kingsolver is an engaging and passionate writer, and this book is an enjoyable read about everything related to eating local.”

The library district will be holding several events as a part of this Big Read, including a pop-up book discussion on Zoom on June 30 at 6:00 pm.

This Big Read is a part of the Eat Local project, which is designed to increase awareness of and action toward eating local food among Cochise County residents through various activities, including two county-wide Big Reads, the creation of directories of local food producers and markets, new books and displays at county libraries, an online community, local events featuring expert speakers, and materials for schools and children.

There is a high demand for local food in our area, particularly since the pandemic. Eating local food has many benefits, including economic development, environmental health, food safety, community building, personal health, sustainability, and the simple pleasures of taste.

More information is available ateatlocalcochise.organdfacebook.com/eatlocalcochise.

The Eat Local project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Visit us on the web atwww.eatlocalcochise.org. Follow us onFacebookorInstagram.


July 3, 2021

Time to Celebrate – July 3rd!!!

9 am – noon

The Friends of Cave Creek Canyon invite you to get out and enjoy our beautiful Canyon and Forest.

Join us at the Visitor Center to learn more about the beauty this stunning Sky Island offers.

  • Have FUN with a morning ICE CREAM SOCIAL!!! [FREE]

  • Enjoy looking at our sun through a solar scope.

  • Chat with local experts who will have displays about ants, snakes, and the geology of the Chiricahuas. Learn about FireWise practices.

  • To keep you smiling, meet the Portal Wizard

  • Live music with Debb, Bud and Sue

Don’t forget to get your Free Maps and info on our trails &

Free Nature Bags for children and students


July 4, 2021



July 17, 2021

Memorial For Barney Tomberlin

We invite anyone who would like to share photos of their times with Barney please send them to

Bob Ashley , bobashleycdm@hotmail.com We are planning to produce a slide show that will run constantly during the event.

Send jpg images and include a caption with names, locations, and dates. Some will also be used for a printed booklet of Barney's life.

We plan to offer ZOOM access to the live event for those friends that can't travel to Rodeo in person.

Please send your photos in ASAP so we can begin to put together the slideshow.



September 11 - 12, 2021

Howard Topoff 2011