History of Pima County Public Library

Carnegie Library, front view, circa 1905

For more than 100 years, Pima County Public Library has been here for people just like you. Today, in our libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are here to help you find what you're looking for. Every day we're making our mission a reality by educating, connecting, and inspiring people. Headquartered in […]

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Meow! Take the literary cat quiz

closeup of a cat yawning

Not to be outdone by literary dogs…how well do you know your literary cats? Is your curiosity piqued? Here are all the books from the quiz, ready to be put on hold! (Plus, some bonus lists for cat lovers!) No Cats Allowed A Street Cat Named Bob Dewey I Am Pusheen the Cat Angel Catbird Mr. […]

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The Legend of Arthur: Then and Now

image of illuminated manuscript featuring knights of the round table beside the poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

How many versions of the legend of King Arthur have you seen, read, or heard in your lifetime? If you’re like me, it’s a lot. You might have started out with The Sword in the Stone. Or you might have first read Le Morte D'Arthur. Some people probably saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail and […]

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Summertime in Tucson: Beat the heat with a cool read!

Summer Reading display

A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! You're invited to celebrate Summer Reading with the Friends of the Pima County Public Library at our Mini Community Book Sale May 27–29! Adventures await in our incredible selection! Young book lovers will be captivated by bright board books, while beginning readers will discover new […]

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Construye Un Mundo Mejor: Lectura de verano

Construye un Mundo Mejor Summer Reading slogan in Spanish

Lectura de verano Del sábado 20 de mayo al sábado 15 de julio In English Un vistazo a la lectura de verano Evento Cuándo Dónde Inicia la lectura de verano Sábado, 20 de mayo En todas las bibliotecas Fiesta Familiar Sábado, 20 de mayo, de 7 a 9 p. m. Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 […]

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Are these the ultimate questions?

Blue towel with 42 in red lies on a sand dune hiking boots hold down the corners of the towel

No. No part of this quiz is meant to imply that any one of these questions is the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. And, if this quiz looks familiar, it may be that you've taken it in the future at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. What these questions are meant […]

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New Fiction for Fans of Southwest Suspense

book cover art for sycamore

As a Southwest fiction fan I was delighted with Sycamore, a suspenseful, hot-off-the-press novel set in Arizona's high desert. Author Bryn Chancellor, who knows the landscape well, has created a setting so evocative that readers can feel the intense summer heat and smell the approaching monsoon. Jess Winters was just 17 years old when she went […]

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Now Sowing: Sunflowers (Feb-Aug)

It's Sunflower Season! Did you know sunflowers are one of the fastest growing flowers in the world? That big flower is actually surrounding hundreds of teeny tiny flowers that turn into the seeds. Plant some in your garden and share with friends, family, or birds! Common Name: Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Seed Saving Level: Easy Sunflower […]

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