Garden Q & A with locals: Meet Melissa from the Community Food Bank’s Learning Garden

Welcome to Garden Q & A, where locals dig-in and answer some of our questions...and show off their lovely gardens! Melissa has a small sunken bed and container garden at her home on the southwest side of town and she also oversees the quarter acre Learning Garden at the main Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona facility at […]

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Website and Catalog Tip of the Week: Preferred Locations

Welcome to our inaugural Website and Catalog Tip of the Week! This blog series will provide useful hints and information about using the website and catalog to your best advantage. Did you know you can set your Preferred Location, and save all kinds of time when making holds and finding library materials and information? The […]

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#LemonadeSyllabus

Inspired by Beyoncé’s Lemonade, people around the country have responded with something of particular interest to library users—books. Following the release of the visual album in April, over 120 people, predominately Black women, have contributed to the #LemonadeSyllabus. The syllabus contains a diversity of genres from the poetry of Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire (the […]

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Roots Revisited

One of my greatest and lasting history lessons wasn't in an American History class, but in front of an old Magnavox console television as my family and I, along with millions of other Americans, watched the much-anticipated miniseries Roots.  A story so compelling and gripping, in the nearly forty years since its airing, in January 1977, I […]

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Rainbow Storytime: Where Diversity Thrives and Cows Climb Trees!?!

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month in June, the library’s LGBT Services Committee is presenting Rainbow Storytime.  We invite the community to join us to share stories of diversity, love and friendship, and all the colors of the rainbow!  Join us at Joel D. Valdez Main Library on Friday, June 10 from 2:00-3:00pm. We will be […]

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