Get on the Banned (Books) Wagon

This week, September 27 - October 3, is Banned Books Week. The event calls attention to books that have been banned or challenged in various localities.  What kinds of books get banned or challenged? Some of the titles may surprise you. The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks frequently challenged books. Pima County […]

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Days of Being Wild

Days of Being Wild (1990), directed by Wong Kar-Wai, takes place in Hong Kong in 1960. A young man named Yuddy (Leslie Cheung) tells Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung), a young woman working at a stadium concession stand, that she will see him in her dreams. She does, and they hook up, but Li-zhen gradually discovers that Yuddy […]

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Abbett’s ReadStrong Program Now Open!

Abbett has their first two students of the season! 7th grader Tommy and 5th Michael started attending Abbett's ReadStrong program this Fall, and are delighted that it's resumed. They had a blast reading 'Under the Rug' in The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, and Battle Bunny. ReadStrong helps them work with a trained reading tutor, using a high-quality computer software program, Achieve 3000 in combination […]

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The Library brings education and partnerships together

This article by Library Services Manager Beth Matthias-Loghry was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on September 27, 2015. I was that undergraduate student who was content to be in class, but who lacked concrete direction and a sense of purpose. Sound familiar? Because I received financial aid, by the end of my sophomore year at […]

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An Interview with Author Walter Naegle

“Be an angelic troublemaker!” -Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader Every year the Pima County Public Library's LGBT Services Committee hosts an LGBT author event, bringing renowned writers, artists, and changemakers to Tucson to share their work with our community. We can't wait to meet author Walter Naegle on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 pm at The Loft […]

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The Funk Has Hit The Fan

I think I found a tracklist longer than one of my blogs! This week Freegal announces the addition of a MAMMOTH collection of classic Isley Brothers material: The Complete RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983. Described by (without even a wink of an eye) as a "compact 23-disc collection," this set has all […]

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