Welcoming New Citizens

The rain didn’t stop twenty-one young people from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, the Philippines, Brazil, Iraq, Pakistan, Ethiopia and South Sudan and their families as they waited outside the Eckstrom-Columbus Library on Friday, January 30, 2015 for their chance to take the Oath of Allegiance and receive their certificate of citizenship from the United […]

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Now Sowing: Tomatoes (Seeds inside: Jan, July / Plants: Mar15-Apr15, Aug)

Tomato seeds in the catalog Common Name: Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) Seed Saving Level: Easy with self-pollinating flowers, but they can cross-pollinate by insects so separate varieties or   a taller blocking crop, or stagger planting. Varieties: Small to medium sized varieties do best  in our desert climate. Try cherry, pear or romas if you’re just getting […]

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Señor Coconut

Here's a fun little thing any fan of electronic and/or latin music should check out from the Pima County Public Library: El Baile Alemán by Señor Coconut y Su Conjunto Señor Coconut is a German electronic musician who, after some success in the '90s under the moniker Atom Heart (his real name is Uwe Schmidt), moved […]

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Book recommendations from a Zen fisherman

Our patrons make some of the best book recommendations.  Here's a list of favorites that one Himmel Park Library patron (pictured here) put together for all to enjoy. Carlos Gibbs wrote a fishing column for the Tucson Citizen newspaper every Thursday for nine years. A biologist, Carlos taught thousands of students fishing at Pima Community College […]

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Book Review: Supertruck

Supertruck is super fun! Stephen Savage's city has lots of "brave trucks." The green bucket truck fixes sparking electrical lines, the red fire truck puts out fires, and the blue tow truck rescues yellow school buses. But then there is the plain grey garbage truck who "just collects the trash." He may not be as flashy […]

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