On Saturday, July 29th, at 11am, the Joel Valdez Main Library will host a talk on climate change by Nancy Petersen, Program Manager, Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. See Climate Change - Let's Talk To mark the occasion, I published a book list on climate change and conducted an […]Read More from Climate Change Interview with Nancy Petersen
Funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities has been in the news lately. Let's go beyond the headlines and take a look at what the humanities means in a library context. The term humanities refers to the study of language, literature, history, law, philosophy, archaeology, and religion, among other topics. Pima County Public Library supports the […]Read More from Learning about the Humanities at the Library
Monday morning, March 27th, the look of our header will be changing: What's the header? The bar at the top of our website and catalog that stays the same, no matter what page you're on. Why the change? Two main reasons: to make navigation more visually intuitive (we're hoping that the Search option is a […]Read More from Minor website update: All that you could want to know, and probably more!
Want to keep track of a certain group of books but don’t want to make a list? Do you think a book will be interesting to a certain group of people? Want to note content or throw up a video review? Or maybe you thought a book was horrible/excellent but don’t want to write about […]Read More from Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #30: The quick things you can do
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 […]Read More from A Heartfelt Thank You
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 […]Read More from Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #29: The E-Library for Your Entertainment
Using the library can be challenging if you don't speak English. With the help of web translation and videos, we're making it easier. Watch Welcome to the Library Videos A good place to start is our Welcome to the Library videos. Watch videos about how to use the library in Spanish, Arabic, Somali, Maay Maay, […]Read More from The Library in Your Language: Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #28
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 […]Read More from Response to storytimes leaves Tucson librarians in awe
Everyone knows the most frequent things borrowed from libraries all over are books. That’s what you probably immediately think of every time you even think about a library: shelf upon shelf, row upon row, of books. And don’t we have plenty of those across all our libraries!?! (We’ve got a pretty extensive digital books collection, […]Read More from Borrow More Than Books! Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #27
A couple tips ago, we talked about the E-Library, and good resources you could use in the E-Library for any interest or need you had that was history related. This time, we’re looking at what’s in the E-Library for kids! Just as there is for adults, there’s something in every category for kids, whether it’s […]Read More from Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #26: Find it in the E-Library (for Kids)!