Pearl Harbor and Japanese-American Internment at TFOB

2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the Bombing at Pearl Harbor, signifying the United States of America’s entry into World War II. Just last month, the USS Arizona Memorial was dedicated on the University of Arizona Mall, commemorating the most devastating casualty of the attack. With this in mind, the Festival committees have created a […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2017: The Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year starts on January 28th. The new Lunar Year will be the Year of the Rooster–if you were born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, or 2005, this is your year! "Roosters" are hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented. The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one. This year, impressions count. […]

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New Citizens, at Your Library

Today our Eckstrom-Columbus Library welcomed new citizens from Chile, China, the Philippines, Tanzania, Mauritania, Ukraine, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For information on how you can become a United States citizen, drop in at one of these Immigration Questions Answered in Person events. The first one will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 between 4:00 and 6:00 […]

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A Heartfelt Thank You

As always, we are in awe of our Pima County Public Library community! Your generous response to the call for donations and supplies to benefit the homeless animals at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) stuffed the van - literally. Thirteen libraries throughout Pima County hosted the drive, which was held from December 12-24, and netted […]

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Read Harder Challenge – Looking forward to 2017

Finally finished with the last month of reading challenges for 2016 and looking forward to next year's challenge. In December we were challenged to read a play, and a book about or containing a character with mental illness. Karen: I can't believe I made it through the entire challenge. I will definitely say my reading selections have […]

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