Celebrating our bat-heroes

Not the human caped crusaders, we are talking the furry ones: Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. They live here in Pima County and throughout the western United States during the warm months, and spend the winter in Mexico. Bats. From the Campbell Ave. Bridge over the Rillito. Monsoon brings bugs. Bats follow. Mexican free-tail bats are common […]

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Flying our flag

How many of you fly the flag at home? At the library we fly them every day. Every sunny morning we unfold the American and Arizona flags and run them up the pole, and we take them down every day around sunset, then fold them carefully. If you were a boy or girl scout, were in […]

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Pokémania 101

Or, a Guide for the Perplexed. In 10 days the Pokémon GO game, one of the first to take place in real space, has gone from rumors to ubiquity. It's been breathtaking to see how quickly the game has captured the attention of young and old alike. It's easy to make fun of something so […]

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A Plethora of Potter

All of a sudden Harry Potter news is EVERYwhere! Here's a summary of what's up. [This post contains no spoilers that Rowling herself hasn't shared.] Potter party at Himmel Park Library, make yer own wizard book, and Potter astronomy EDIT: Please note that the harry Potter party at Himmel Library has been moved back a day to […]

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What is “Museum as Sanctuary?”

Don't miss the "Museum as Sanctuary" exhibit at the Eckstrom-Columbus Library this month. The project, a partnership between Owl & Panther and the Tucson Museum of Art is one of Tucson's gems, and was just named a 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award finalist by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. I asked Marianna Pegno, the TMA's Associate Curator of Education, […]

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