All About the Big Read at Pima County Public Library

  We're excited to join the Big Read fun in exploring the work of poet, author, critic, and innovator Edgar Allan Poe. What's the Big Read? The Big Read Connects Tucson is a community celebration and exploration of Poe, funded by and held along with national Big Read events sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. From […]

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Van Morrison on Freegal!

I ventured through the slipstream... And when I got to work today I discovered that a hefty chuck of Van Morrison's catalog has been made available digitally on Freegal. This is wonderful news for fans of psychedelic blues, folk and rock music. Morrison's been writing and performing unforgettable songs since the 1960s, including now-classic tunes like […]

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Listen to Bands Coming to HoCoFest 2015 at Club Congress: September 4-6

Hotel Congress is turning 30 and throwing a big ol' bash for all of us to enjoy! HoCo Fest takes place over Labor Day Weekend, with scads of music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Hotel Congress is also curating a "Tucson Rock 'n' Roll Museum" for the event. The info on the daily breakdown is as […]

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Lifelong teachers help adults get tech savvy at the library

This article by Library program instructors Susana Pederson and Alan Chestnut was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on August 23, 2015. Susana’s story I was a teacher for more than 25 years, and I worked for TUSD teaching English Language Development classes, bilingual social studies, and Spanish for 17 of those years. What I enjoy […]

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The Cranes Are Flying

Chris Dashiell has worked for the Library since 1997, and reviews films for Cinescene, KXCI Community Radio, and on Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Spotlight. The Cranes Are Flying (1957), directed by Mikhail Kalatazov, was a major hit in Russia, and won the Palme D'Or at Cannes, but I wonder how many in the West have […]

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