A Book Festival for Teens

six people leaning against a wall holding open books

This year the Tucson Festival of Books will include a Teen Plaza with activities scheduled throughout the weekend to satisfy your literary cravings! The Teen and Author Stage will feature panels of visiting YA authors with Q&A afterwards. You'll want to stop by to see Ellen Hopkins, Alexandra Bracken and Maggie Stiefvater—to name just a few. The […]

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The Horror Doesn’t End: Welcome to the Dark House, Reviewed


October and Halloween are behind us, a socially acceptable time of year to indulge in scary movies and horror reads. For horror fans who want to replay haunted feelings as winter approaches, consider bundling up and settling down with a terrifying story. It will be a chilling good time, never mind the season. An excellent choice is Welcome to […]

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Up Close with the Authors

E. Lockhart being interviewed

Imagine sitting in a tent at a book festival interviewing a well-known author and then having that interview posted online. This has been the unforgettable experience for some Tucson teens. For the past seven years, PCPL has organized the Teen Audio Interviews at the Tucson Festival of Books. The Library has brought together small groups […]

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How I Look is Not My Worth

Gabi A Girl in PIeces cover

"How I look is not my worth. I get to determine what I'm worth; not other people." -Isabel Quintero If you missed author Isabel Quintero at the Tucson Festival of Books, here's an excerpt from the interview that was hosted at the library's tent. And here's a review of her book, Gabi: A Girl in Pieces, by one of […]

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A Space Comedy, an Epic History or a Play?

teens at nanini library

Are you curious about what other teens are reading? Some members of the Nanini Teen Advisory Board shared their thoughts about recent books they're read: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Richard says: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  is a philosophical comedy science fiction novel by Douglas Adams.  It is about a man named Arthur Dent […]

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Be Someone’s Hero: Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Teen volunteer doing a craft with children

Are you thinking of volunteering in the community? Your local library is a good first place to consider. Stop by for an application or download it here. But the library isn't the only place! Tucson has many opportunities for teens to volunteer in a variety of settings from soup kitchens to animal shelters.  Check out […]

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