Friends Forever: National Friends of Libraries Week – October 21-27

My first experience with a Library Friends Group, was when I was a customer service clerk with the Joyner-Green Valley Library. I had decided to go to the University of Arizona’s Library School and had enrolled in my first course. Unfortunately, I had to drop out of that first class because I didn’t have the…
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Climate change – it’s more crucial than ever to stay informed!

Your Library is proud to bring you two more eye-opening events as part of the lecture series, Climate Change: Arizona's New Reality. First up, Dr. Derek Lemoine will present Designing Policy to Control Climate Change on Sat, Sep 29 from 3–4:30 pm. On Sat, Oct 20 from 3–4:30 pm, Dr. Katharine Jacobs will wrap up the…
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Meet the father of the local food movement at Mission Library!

Thanks to our friends at Island Press for allowing us to share this excerpt from Gary Paul Nabhan's newest book, Food from the Radical Center.  Read it, then come join us at a special Seed Library book launch at Mission Library on Saturday, September 29 (11 am–noon)! This event, free and open to the public, will include…
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Teen Advisory Board Member, Angela Nachampassak, heading to China!

Last year, we introduced you to Angela Nachampassak, Quincie Douglas Library's Teen Advisory Board President. After traveling to Georgetown University to attend the prestigious Junior State of America Summer Program, Angela has just reached another incredible milestone—she's been awarded  a National Security Language Initiation for Youth scholarship. She was chosen out of more than 3,300 applicants from…
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Meet Logan Phillips, our newest Writer in Residence!

Poet, performer, DJ, and educator Logan Phillips answers our questions about being the Library's Summer 2018 Writer in Residence. Enjoy these poems from Logan's first full-length book, Sonoran Strange, then book your appointment to get writing today. Plus, don't miss him at this year's MegaMania!! Saturday, July 14 from 1–5 pm at Pima Community College Downtown 1…
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Enjoy these poems by Logan Phillips, Writer in Residence

Logan Phillips, our Summer 2018 Writer in Residence, was kind enough to share a couple of poems from his award-winning book, Sonoran Strange. Enjoy! Sonoran Strange CANTO RILLITO (WITH BATS UNDER BRIDGES) El bisabuelo de tu tatarabuelo es ahora aquel arroyo que serpentea en la montaña. Rillito rillín, riote río Rio-ito más pequeño cada año Rillito…
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Lunch at the Library! Martha Cooper Library offering free summer meals

Becca Bommersbach is a Library Technical Assistant at Martha Cooper Library, where she helps oversee the Library's Snack Program and the new Summer Meals Pilot Program, which runs through July 18. In this short article, she shares her excitement about this new community partnership and ongoing opportunities to serve those in need. The Summer Meals…
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