Pima County Public Library will be at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Don't miss these special events we've got planned!

University of Arizona Campus, March 9 & 10, FREE admission and parking

Nuestras Raíces: Celebrating Mexican-American Authors, Arts and Culture

Highlights of the weekend include ¡Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature and the 5th Annual Nuestras Raíces Youth Mariachi Contest.

The Nuestras Raíces Youth Mariachi Contest (Main Entertainment Stage) will showcase incredibly talented local youth participating in a friendly competition. Local judges will select the top three winners. Winners will receive prizes immediately after the contest.

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OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Learn how to download videos, audiobooks and ebooks from our website and see the latest reading devices in the Gadget Gallery. Take home a step-by-step guide to try it for yourself.

Pima County Public Library Bookmobile

Get on the bus! Stop by the Library's Bookmobile to get a card, check out some books or DVDs or return your items.

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Pima County Public Library Bookbike

The Bookbike = books, reading, information, and FUN! See the Bookbike on the mall near the Library's Bookmobile on Saturday. Get free donated books, a library card, bike maps, and more.

2013 Lawrence Clark Powell Memorial Lecture

Three distinguished researchers - Bill Broyles, Gayle Harrison Hartmann, and Thomas E. Sheridan - will speak about their recent collaboration on Last Water on the Devil's Highway: A Cultural and Natural History of Tinajas Altas, published by the University of Arizona Press.

The Lecture honors the late Lawrence Clark Powell, librarian, literary critic, prolific author and Tucson resident for more than 30 years. Powell was instrumental in the development of the University of Arizona's library science graduate program. In memory of his contribution to libraries and literature and his reverence for the Southwest, the lecture bearing his name is delivered by an author whose breadth of work reflects the values, landscape, history and culture of the region.

Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 pm in the Gallagher Theater.

The Best of the Southwest

Southwest Books of the Year, a publication funded by the Friends of Pima County Public Library, annually presents a list of the best books written about the Southwest during the year. Meet several of the authors whose books are featured in Southwest Books of the Year.

Find a Bargain Book

The Friends of the Pima County Public Library will sell books in the main area of the Festival and in the children's area. For more than 40 years, the Friends have benefitted the community by raising funds that support library services and programs.

TFOB for Teens

There's a lot going on at the Festival this year for teens. Have you ever wanted to meet a writer? Meet and greet authors including Lisa McMann, A.S. King, Heather Brewer, Jennifer Neilsen, R.L. Stine and many others.

The Main Entertainment Stage will be the venue for youth performers like Troupe HipNautic, Capoeira Tucson, Tucson Girls Chorus and the 5th Annual Mariachi Contest. And, as in previous years, audio interviews of authors by teens will be happening both days.

Print the schedule of events for teens here.

Pima County Website