The sidewalk reads: "The new words are ancient in your hands moist new meaning." --Victor Hernández Cruz What is the group quietly chalking thoughtful poetry around town? They are the Urban Poetry Pollinators, and they invite anyone to come make sidewalks into poems. You can join them this week at the Sam Lena-South Tucson Library, […]Read More from Poetry in the wild!
This August the Joel D. Valdez Main Library is honored to display a project that remembers people killed in Mexico during the War on Drugs. Our library display was curated by local artist Hank Tusinski (his statement is provided below, after the handkerchief instructions). Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria is made up of groups […]Read More from Bordando por la paz y la memoria: Embroidering for peace and for memory
How do you safely watch an eclipse of the sun? The short answer is, don't ever look directly at the sun until it is completely, totally, wholly, and utterly blocked by the eclipse. You should only do it with new-ish glasses manufactured by NASA-approved companies,* a properly solar-filtered telescope, or indirectly using a pinhole projector. Never with […]Read More from How to safely watch an eclipse of the sun
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 […]Read More from Celebrating our bat-heroes
There is an Excessive Heat Warning in effect for this coming Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with more heat (just a guess) to come this summer. Let's assume you are smart about the heat, that you have a hat, aren't planning on jogging at midday, have working air conditioning, and drink plenty of water. […]Read More from Help friends, neighbors, and strangers be safe in the heat
Are you a business or nonprofit on social media? If you have been on social media a while, chances are that management of your multiple accounts has become more and more of a challenge. This is very true for the Pima County Public Library. We have been on social media for over 10 years. We have […]Read More from Do I need Facebook Business Manager?
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 […]Read More from Flying our flag
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 […]Read More from Pokémania 101
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 […]Read More from A Plethora of Potter
Let's all have some mint tea to celebrate: local children’s author Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford just told us that her book My Tata's Remedies = Los Remedios De Mi Tata has been selected by the Arizona State Library's Arizona Center for the Book as their next Great Read for Arizona, representing our state at the National Book Festival this September! Los […]Read More from More honors for “My Tata’s Remedies!”