- Amore and More Writing Workshops
- It's not all glamour and glitz: romance writing is a serious business. Top-selling romance authors with grit, savvy and style will share their tips for getting it done when the Amore and More series of workshops in January and February.
- Fiesta de los Vaqueros / Rodeo Days
- Look for special events related to the rodeo throughout the month.
- Tucson Festival of Books
- The Library sponsors author events as part of our Nuestras Raíces Literary Arts Festival: Celebrating Mexican-American Authors, Arts & Culture at Tucson's premier book festival. Buy a book from the Friends of the Pima County Public Library or test drive e-readers in the E-Reader Experience pavilion. Activites for kids and teens fill the weekend.
- Teen Tech Week
- Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames.
- El Día de los Niños - El Día de los Libros
- A celebration of children, families, and reading. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background. Pima County Public Library was a recipient of the Estela and Raúl Mora Award for excellence in Día programming in 2010.
- Healthy Kids Day
- YMCA Healthy Kids® Day is the nation's largest health day for children and families. This day offers fun, engaging and creative activities for children and families and promotes year-long wellness and healthy living. For the last five years, the Library has partnered with the YMCA to promote YMCA Healthy Kids® Day events & host events at our library branches throughout the month. Healthy Kids day is part of an initiative called Activate Tucson, a collaboration of diverse Tucson organizations united in their desire to curb the growing trends of obesity and chronic disease in our community.
- National Poetry Month
- National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long, national celebration of poetry. Join the library in celebrating poetry with poetry contests and poetry slams.
- One book, one month, one goal, every April. OneBookAZ encourages communities across the State of Arizona to read the same book and participate in discussion and programs centered on that book during the month of April.
- National Library Week
- National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
- Summer Reading Program
- Join us every summer for summer reading programs for all ages. Discover the joy of reading for fun and win prizes just for reading!
- Annual GLBT Author Event
- This author event is sponsored by the Library's GLBT Committee. The annual GLBT author event is made possible through generous funding from the Friends of the Pima County Public Library. Past authors include: Susie Bright, Chaz Bono, Michelangelo Signorile, Patrick Califia, Holocaust scholar David Schneer, writer and advice columnist Dan Savage, Alison Bechdel, Alex Sanchez, and Armistead Maupin.
- Tucson's Birthday
- Celebrate Tucson's Birthday with a variety of events throughout the library system.
- Banned Books Week
- Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. Join the Library and the American Library Association in celebrating Banned Books Week. Stop by your local library to see a display of books that have been challenged.
- Día de los Muertos
- Welcome back the spirits of the dead. Library programs include creating a beautifully decorated sugar skull.
- Fantastic in Word and Image
- Authors talk about creating fantasy and scifi worlds and local artists give fantasy art fans an opportunity to enhance their graphic art skills through a series of free workshops. Each year, the Library hosts a Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Art Contest.
- Teen Read Week
- Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) which encourages teens to read poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more. Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.
- Story Town
- The Pima County Public Library presents Story Town, a live village peopled with favorite storytime characters. Join us for stories, games and contests, including stories and puppet shows every 15-30 minutes. This free family literacy event is designed especially for children ages 3 to 12. Bring your camera for photo opportunities with life-sized characters.
- Southwest Literature Project
- Check out our annual Southwest Books of the Year publication and join us for the Lawrence Clark Powell Memorial Lecture each December. Each year the Lawrence Clark Powell Memorial Lecture is given by a notable Southwestern author whose body of work reflects the values, landscape, history and culture of the region.