Maricopa County Library District

Nothing connects a community like the local library. The local library often holds events, programs, and houses materials meant for the general enrichment of the population. This month the Liv Northgate Blog wants to highlight the Maricopa County Library District! The Maricopa County Library District serves Gilbert, AZ, and the surrounding area. The Southeast Regional Library is the closest library to the Liv Northgate. We encourage all of our residents to visit the library this month.


Checking out a book through the Maricopa Library District is easy. All residents of Maricopa County and those who work here are eligible for a library card. New adult books and interlibrary loan books can be borrowed for two weeks. DVDs, Blu-rays, and express items are available for just one week, and all other material is on loan for twenty-one days. Patrons can check out up to twenty items at a time, and each item can be renewed up to five times.


Here are a few events coming up at the Southeast Regional Branch of the library in August:


One-on-One Digital Assistance

Every Monday in August

From the website: “If you need assistance learning how to download digital eBooks or audio books to your reading device, then please stop in for personalized assistance with a library professional. PLEASE NOTE: Assistance is limited to questions about digital books and services and will not address specific technical questions about each device. Please be prepared with the following information before attending: basic use of your eReader device such as accessing device settings, accessing WIFI, how to login using device keyboard, etc. CLASS IS LIMITED TO 3 PEOPLE PER SESSION.”


Thursday Night Film Club

August 4, 2016

From the website: “A book club for the movie-minded! Join us on the first Thursday of each month as we view and discuss film classics and favorites from the 30s through the 80s. General discussion will take place after film screenings, as time allows. Licensing restrictions prevent us from sharing the names of the movies online, but check the poster at Southwest Regional Library for this month’s title.”


Mystery Book Discussion Group: Author Visit

August 11, 2016

From the website: “Join Arizona author, Aaron Blaylock and the Mystery Book Discussion group when Mr. Blaylock shares the background story and the writing process for his debut thriller, The Land of Look Behind. Copies available for checkout through the library. Registration is required. Appropriate for adults.”


Bookends: Adult Fiction Discussion Group

August 16, 2016

From the website: “Adults of all ages read and discuss fiction titles on the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s title: Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.”


Coffee and Books—Nonfiction Book Discussion

August 17, 2016

From the website: “Join us after summer break for our first title of fall: GIVE US THE BALLOT, by Ari Berman. Registration desired; seating is limited.”


We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit more about the Maricopa County Library District and the Southeast Regional Library, in particular. What’s your favorite event that the library holds? Let us know in the comments!

Maricopa County Library District