Tomatillos: Tomato’s Kissin’ Cousin

Tomatillo, Physalis ixocarpa, and tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum, come from different branches of the same family tree. They are cousins, both part of the nightshade family, along with eggplant, peppers and potatoes. Despite a family resemblance, they do have some notable differences. Tomatillos, unlike tomatoes, are not self-pollinating. You need to have more than one plant in order to set […]

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Learning tools for everyone at the library

August may be back-to school time, but learning happens year-round at the library. Take a look at some of the free resources, classes, and tutoring help that the Pima County Public Library offers. Resource Perfect For Description/Typical Courses Kids InfoBits Learning Library* K-5 Find online information on current events, the arts, science, people, history, and […]

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A to Z Health Guide

Learn about 100 common medical conditions, from Acne to Zoster, from a reputable source! Want a medical reference book that offers general health information in plain language? Look no further than the new Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide. The guide's helpful information about each condition includes: Definition Symptoms Treatments Lifestyle modifications that could improve the condition […]

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