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A Golden Anniversary for Woods! A Golden Anniversary for Woods!

It's time to celebrate - Woods Memorial Library marks 50 years! Come join the fun Saturday, October 20 from 1:30–4 pm.
It's time to celebrate - Woods Memorial Library marks 50 years! Come join the fun Saturday, October 20 from 1:30–4 pm.

Michael Twitty at the Loft Michael Twitty at the Loft

The LGBTQ+ Services Committee is delighted to welcome historical interpreter and culinary historian Michael Twitty to Tucson!
The LGBTQ+ Services Committee is delighted to welcome historical interpreter and culinary historian Michael Twitty to Tucson!

The Waitlist: October 14, 2018 🍬 The Waitlist: October 14, 2018 🍬

recommended by PimaLib_RavenousReaders
We’ve all had it happen: You hear about a book and go to your local library to find it, but dozens of people are ahead of you on the waitlist. Don’t fret! In this weekly feature, we let you in on some high-demand titles, and suggest others to try while you wait!
On the waiting list for a high-demand title? We have recommendations for hidden gems to keep you turning pages while you pass the time!

2018 National Book Award Longlist for… 2018 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction

recommended by PimaLib_ChristineR
In September the National Book Foundation announced its longlists for the 2018 National Book Awards. On October 10 the finalists were named, and the winner will be announced November 14.
In September the National Book Foundation announces its longlists for the 2018 National Book Awards. On October 10 the finalists are…

AZ Author and Archeologist Scott Thybony Arizona Author and Archeologist Scott Thybony

Oct 25th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Scott Thybony will discuss his latest book, The Disappearances: A Story of Exploration, Murder, and Mystery in the American West.
Scott Thybony will discuss his latest book, The Disappearances: A Story of Exploration, Murder, and Mystery in the American West. Thybony has lived with and interviewed astronauts to medicine men, and shares his enthusiasm for the natural world and those who coexist with it.

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Kids & Teens

Spoooooooky Books! Spoooooooky Books!

recommended by PimaLib_AnnieW
In anticipation of the spookiest time of year (Halloween, of course!), get your scary on with these creepy books for kids!
In anticipation of the spookiest time of year (Halloween, of course!), get your scary on with these creepy books for kids!

Pairing picture books with non-fiction Pairing picture books with non-fiction

recommended by PimaLib_AnnieW
Reading non-fiction books with kids is a great way to increase young children's background knowledge and vocabulary, helping to create a strong foundation for when they're ready to start learning how to read.
Reading non-fiction books with kids is a great way to increase young children's background knowledge and vocabulary, helping to create a...

Feelings/Sentidos Feelings/Sentidos

recommended by PimaLib_MarisaR
English and Spanish titles about feelings. Reading and talking about emotions encourages children to use the vocabulary they have learned to verbalize their own emotions, as well as identify the emotions of others. This leads to compassionate and empathetic children.
English and Spanish titles about feelings. Reading and talking about emotions encourages children to use the vocabulary they have learned…

Sign & Storytime Sign & Storytime

Oct 24th | 10:30am - 11:30am
Enjoy an interactive Sign and Storytime. We'll watch a puppet show, hear a colorful felt board story, or read wonderful books while…
Enjoy an interactive Sign and Storytime. We'll watch a puppet show, hear a colorful felt board story, or read wonderful books while incorporating a beautiful visual language to help support and enhance a child's learning process. Each Storytime will be interactive and…

Alebrijes Crafting Alebrijes Crafting

Oct 31st | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. Stop by El Rio Library for an All Souls Day activity…
Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. Stop by El Rio Library for an All Souls Day activity and make your very own fantasy creature from air drying clay. Decorate your alebrije with cosmic colored markers.
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