Now Sowing: Chiltepines: Feb15-Mar15 or July

Common Name: Peppers, hot, Chiltepin (Capsicum annuum) Seed Saving Level: Easy—self-pollinating Sow seeds inside Feb15-Mar15 or July and then plant them outdoors or into a large pot in April-May or August.  Find Chiltepine seeds in the catalog Planting: Growing chiltelpines from seed can be difficult. They are wild plants commonly found under the cover of leguminous […]

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Seed Library News

Keep up with what's sprouting in the Seed Library with our new monthly e-newsletter! We'll be sharing information about newly added seeds, gardening and seed-saving tips, book reviews, and upcoming programs around town. You'll be first to hear about some exciting initiatives on the horizon and how to get involved with various volunteer projects. Connect with […]

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Tucson Museum of Art Research Library

Did you know the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block has a research library available to the public? It's just a few blocks away from our Joel D. Valdez Main Library. The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block's Research Library opened in 1974 and includes a non-circulating (books can't be borrowed) collection dedicated to […]

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Book Review: Curious

Editor's note: For the 75th anniversary of Curious George, we're recommending books to spark your curiosity! Ask questions. Be curious. Then ask more questions. Have you noticed how everyone's staring down at their phone and ignoring the world around them? With loads of information at the click of a button, we don't always take the time to delve […]

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Where do the seeds come from?

Have you ever wondered where the seeds from the Seed Library come from? DONATIONS!  All kinds of lovely, lovely donations.                 Our ultimate goal is to build a self-sustaining, community-generated stock of locally-collected seeds from plants that have acclimated to the desert climate. We may never reach 100 percent, but […]

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Poe-Inspired Art & Reception

Please join us for a Reception at the Main Library honoring artists on Saturday, April 9 from 4-5pm!  Cookies and Poe Punch will be served. All are welcome. The Pioneer Building gallery will be open during this time, as well, for guests who'd like to stop in and take a look at the show.   […]

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Civano Community School Student Artwork

The arts are alive and well at Civano Community School! Come down to the Main Library and check out a display of their student artwork on the wooden towers in the first floor café area during the month of December 2015. Saguaro Cactus and Blooms is an acrylic painting on plexiglass that twelve 8th graders worked on […]

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Submit Your Poe-inspired Artwork for 2016 Show

Are you interested in creating new artwork inspired by Edgar Allan Poe for an art show in April 2016?  Edgar Allan Poe — Poet, author, critic, innovator. Known best as a master of the mysterious and macabre, he has become an American literary icon, and his work continues to captivate and inspire readers, writers and […]

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Tips from Infoline: Phone Numbers and Addresses

Have you ever tried to find a phone number for a company and run into a dead wall? Get Human is a great place to find direct Customer Service phone numbers for companies that are reluctant to otherwise make that info available. Sometimes it will even provide secrets to those elusive phone trees that make you want to pull […]

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Tips from Infoline: Statistics and Trivia

Looking for statistics by state?  You can find out where Arizona ranks on average mortgage payments, population growth and more by using  State Rankings.  It's got comparative data on crime, education, employment, economics, health and government finances. Don't have time to come downtown? Call Infoline (791-4010). We can help. Similar data by city and county can be […]

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