Påskekrim Comes to PCPL

As a kid camping in Arizona, it was a tradition while nestled in our sleeping bags, to tell scary stories. A friend informed me of a similar phenomenon in Norway, which occurs during their extended Easter vacation (it begins the Wednesday before Easter) and pertains to adults. Apparently, it is not uncommon for Norwegians to stock up on mysteries…
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R. L. Stine to Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford: A Journey of Bookmark Signings

Over the last several years collecting bookmarks signed by authors and illustrators whom I have met at the Tucson Festival of books has become my passion.  I also have had the privilege to moderate author panels, which offers me many opportunities to add to my collection.  This year I snagged more than 30 signatures! My…
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Tucson’s abundant literary landscape: a librarian’s view

The Arizona Daily Star Monthly Library Series offers an insider's view of Pima County Public Library and the ways in which we're transforming lives in our community. This month, we hear from Helene Woodhams, Literary Arts Librarian. When people I meet find out that I’m a librarian, they often remark, “What a great job. I should have been…
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Until I found poetry…

Growing up, reading never interested me. Until I found poetry, which saved my life. It gave me hope. I came across Erika L. Sánchez’s poetry book Lessons on Expulsion through one of my coworkers at the Mission Library who happens to help coordinate the authors at the Library’s Nuestras Raíces stage at the Tucson Festival…
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