We Are Finished With 2016, But Don’t Throw Away Your Calendar!

Did you know that calendars can be reused?  Not just for origami, decoupage, or framing photos or illustrations from your favorite months.  You can actually hang an old calendar during a matching Gregorian calendar year, and have a (mostly*) accurate retro/vintage/old school date keeper! *Some holidays and moveable feasts such as Easter and Chanukah may […]

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Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #29: The E-Library for Your Entertainment

When you hear the phrase “online resources” you might think of research databases and other things that are useful for people writing papers, starting and running businesses, and otherwise finding information. But the E-Library is also where you’ll find all the fun stuff! Books, of course. There are plenty of ways to get books in […]

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Share Your Seed Story!

The Seed Library's 5 year anniversary is coming up and we'd love to highlight you, our generous community, who's helping "seedy-ness" flourish in Pima County. If you're planting seeds from the Seed Library (whether you've successfully saved seeds or not) and would like to be featured in an upcoming article about the Seed Library by Elena Acoba […]

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Flying our flag

How many of you fly the flag at home? At the library we fly them every day. Every sunny morning we unfold the American and Arizona flags and run them up the pole, and we take them down every day around sunset, then fold them carefully. If you were a boy or girl scout, were in […]

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Staff Spotlight: Best of the Website, from Frida Kahlo to Emmet Otter

Looking for entertainment, useful tips, and great stories? Peruse the most popular stuff on our website over the last couple of weeks! The Southwest Books of the Year is always a great place to start. So many great books to explore! Helene's intro blog gives some great history behind the project and the community partners […]

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Response to storytimes leaves Tucson librarians in awe

This article was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on December 18, 2016. Playing my Part in Encouraging Future Generations of Book and Library Lovers by Catherine (Cat) Strong, Nanini Library Given that researchers contend a child’s brain attains 90% of its full development prior to reaching kindergarten, Library Storytimes are a gift of […]

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