Biblio Lotus

Biblio Lotus

Our Mission

Biblio Lotus supports and values the culture and voice of our Asian communities in Pima County by providing resources and programs and by establishing ongoing partnerships with Asian organizations therein.​

Our Vision

A blooming Asian community, represented in the culture and operations of the library system.

Our Values

Diversity - We honor the dynamic and rich Asian cultures.
Inclusion - We raise our own voices and honor one another's.
Education - We inform and connect staff to community.
Community - We share culture and knowledge within and outside of the library system.

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Biblio Lotus Picks, News, and Events

Introducing Biblio Lotus!

We're proud to announce Biblio Lotus, a team whose vision is a blooming Asian community, represented in the culture and operations of PCPL.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego honors World Refugee Day

Watch on Facebook as Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego reads Sugar in Milk by Thrity N. Umrigar to celebrate World Refugee Day

Global Arts Showcase: Asian American music, culture, & dance

Watch now! Global Arts Showcase celebrates the diverse communities, cultures, and people that make Southern Arizona special.

Community Spotlight: Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson

Biblio Lotus presents this interview series, elevating AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) communities' voices.
PimaLib_XuanZ said:

This book is based on a classic Chinese folk story, one that defines what an ideal friendship looks like and the importance of it. Art is a way of expressing…

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Watch the AAPI Heritage Concert!

Musicians from different cultures performed in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander heritage and support of solidarity.
PimaLib_XuanZ said:

This is such a beautiful yet heart-wrenching book and reminds me of the movie Minari. Immigration always means a conflicting identity, especially for first…

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Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

AAPI is comprised of diverse populations with unique life experiences. Read these to feel the feelings and live the livings!
PimaLib_XuanZ said:

People around the globe do same things every day in different ways: we all eat, but eat different foods; we all sleep, but sleep on different beds and…

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10 Films to Watch: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is the month to honor the generations of Asian & Pacific Islanders who have contributed to America's history and are key to its success.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month for Teens!

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the US! Celebrate by adding these to your reading list.

Teach your kids to resist hatred toward Asians

Books make great educational resources to combat discrimination & xenophobia and to foster activism. These recs are from The New York Times.
PimaLib_AmyP said:

"Brush of the Gods" tells the extraordinary story of the legend of the master painter Wu Daozi. It starts when he was a child, struggling to learn calligraphy,…

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Brand new Asian books!

These books were ordered in early April and will be coming to the library soon!
PimaLib_JessicaP said:

Did you ever wonder, "what would a manga series in vignettes about a former Yakuza leader who quit The Life to become the Absolute Best Domestic Caretaker…

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