At the library, Job Help boosts careers and confidence

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 Ellen Hammes and Carmella Harmon, Library Program Instructors at the Murphy-Wilmot Library. We take great pride in serving library customers through the Job Help program. We’ve seen […]

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The library stands for respect, equality, and inclusion

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 Tara Wright, Page at Dusenberry-River Library. I never thought I would work at a library. I always loved spending my time in the different ones I […]

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Happy reading, animal lovers!

Jenn Berry manages the Dewhirst-Catalina Library. She also has an extensive background in human and veterinary medicine and is a state and national-board certified veterinary technician. She's also a self-described ophiophilist, or a person who loves snakes. In fact, she's owned pet snakes since she was 8 years old! It's no wonder then that award […]

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Library Partnership Leads to Personal Success

We're so proud of Terri C.! With the help of her SCORE business mentor, she founded DiepCFoundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting mastectomy patients through compassion, resources, and education.  Terri's been named SCORE's national Success Story of the Month for all that she's accomplished. It's a very timely honor given October is Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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A good friend at the Library

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 Lisa Winn, Library Associate, Flowing Wells Library. Colleagues often walk into the Flowing Wells Library staffroom and say, “Lisa, your friend’s here!” More often than not […]

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Celia, A Slave

We love to share wonderful feel-good Library stories and this one really fits the bill! In 2015, local author and photographer Barbara Seyda won the prestigious Yale Drama Series prize for her play Celia, A Slave: 26 Characters Testify. It was the first play she'd ever written and it was chosen from among 1,478 entries […]

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