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Now introducing: Libby! The new one-touch app for ebooks & audiobooks from Overdrive. It's even more simple to use. Ask a staff member for more information, or sign up for a one-on-one appointment. 

Download eBooks & Audiobooks for free, from your library! Read or listen on your tablet or smartphone.   

No late fees! All you need is an Internet connection, your library card and pin number! (should be the last 4 digits of your phone #)
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The book discussion group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10AM in the meeting room. Come join the fun as we discuss some of the most interesting books you will ever read! Click HERE for the current book list.

Writing for fun!
Pull out that pen and paper and come join the Writing For Fun group in our meeting room every Tuesday morning at 9AM. New members are always welcome.

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Intro to Reiki with Deb Karpek

The class will cover what Reiki is and is not, what a Reiki session can do for you, and what happens during a Reiki session. She will also teach you some energy exercises and give you some Reiki resources. The end of the class will be a question and answer session and final discussion.

Saturday, September 29 @ 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Voter Registration Drive

The 2018 General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6. The League of Women Voters of the Greater Verde Valley will be at the library on two separate occasions helping to register as many voters as possible. They will have a table set up inside the parking lot lobby.       

Wednesday September 26 @ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Yoga Class

Sivananda Yoga is a classical and holistic healing system which stretches and tones the entire body; it helps both body and mind to gain and maintain a natural healthy state. The practice emphasizes proper exercise, relaxation and breathing – each ninety-minute Asana practice begins with breath work and closes with a full body and mind relaxation. Provided by Divine Grace Ashram. Yoga mats will be provided but please bring your own if you have one. 

Every Wednesday @ 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Help Us Help YOU!

The Cottonwood Public Library is updating it's strategic plan and we value your input. Please take a moment to complete this short survey.

Free ESL Classes

Engilsh as a Second Language students can brush up on their English language skills with FREE ESL classes every Tuesday @ 4:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome!


Jobs 101 Class
Learn how to take advantage of FREE library resources to help you on the path to a new career. All you need is a library card! Registration is required, please call 928-340-2785 to sign up.

Third Thursdays every month @ 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Book A Librarian for Tech Time

Do you need some more in-depth help with your tablet, smartphone or laptop? Help writing a resume or filling out online job applications? Want to learn how to download free ebooks and audiobooks to your device? Explore library databases?

Book a librarian for a free 30 minute one-on-one session to get the help you need.
 We are unable to provide any troublshooting or maintenance on personal computers. Reservations are required, please call
928-634-7559 to sign up or submit a Tech Time Request Form.

Wednesdays @ 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Fridays @ 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

The Seed Library

The Seed Library returns on Saturday, October 6 and will continue on the first Saturdays of the month through November 3. Check out free seeds, grow the plants and return some of the seeds to help propagate plants that are more well-adapted to the high-desert climate. 
First Saturdays @ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot lobby

BIG BAND ECHOES with Jim Ahlstrom

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back to the
Big Band Era of the '30s, '40s and '50s. Listen to music from the Big Band era emphasizing a new band leader each month with trivia, foreign and current Big Band artists. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their favorite Big band CDs to share.

Every 3rd Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in the Dede Ewald Room

Career Online High School Scholarships Available

The Yavapai County Free Library District is now offering adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. Career Online High School is an online high school diploma and career certification program. This program offers scholarships to a limited number of qualified students.
Click the link below for more information. 

The Artist's Corner
                                                                                                                                          Experience live art demonstrations at the library every third Tuesday of the month. The purpose of this program is to not only showcase and support the wealth of local artists in the area but also inspire patrons to create some art themselves. Tuesday, October 16 will feature Fluid Art with Mary Krigbaum from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Adult coloring is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Grownups will be able to "Color Your Cares Away" on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Adult coloring books, crayons and colored pencils will be provided. 

Chess Club
Are you an aspiring chess master? Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a friendly game of chess. Chess boards will be provided.
Third Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Library Meeting Room A

Movie Mondays!

Join us every second Monday of the month and watch a FREE movie with your friends. Free popcorn! On Monday, October 8 we will be showing The Promise at 11 a.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. "Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris." Rated PG-13. Seating is limited. 

Support Our Library with Amazon Smile

Did you know that you that the Amazon Smile program will donate 0.5% of every purchase made on Amazon to our Bookmarks Friends of the Library group? Follow the link below and sign up today!

You can help earn rewards for Cottonwood Bookmarks every time you shop at Fry's by registering your VIP card at When you log on, click on Community, then Community Rewards Program. Enter your card number or create an account, then choose Cottonwood Bookmarks - Friends of the Library to become a partner.

The Spanish Group meets every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to
4:15 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. This is an informal and free meeting that is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. English as a Second Language (ESL) learners are encouraged to attend as well. 

Check out our Online Resources page!

Gale Virtual Reference library is a new online database to enable learning and promote information discovery. Want to fix your car? Check out the Online Chilton Manuals to get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Want to learn a new language? Sign up for Mango Languages! Need help creating a resume or cover letter? Check out the Career Transitions page to find all the help you need! These are just a few of the awesome online databases we offer for free, all you need is your library card! 

RB Digital Magazines is a digital magazine subscription service that allows patrons to get popular magazines delivered directly to your device - your iPad, computer, tablet, cell phone, etc. 
 Click on the icon above to sign up and get more information.

Local Area Library Information
Please check here for current hours, addresses and telephone numbers to our neighboring libraries. 
Many changes have been made to hours of operation of the various Yavapai Library Network libraries. We have added links to Verde Valley public library web pages below.

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