More teen author interviews!

Tucson teens have interviewed  authors at the Festival of Books since 2010. This year was the second year they were able to use the studios at Arizona Public Media to record the interviews.  Making their way through the excited crowds and sunshine on the weekend of the Festival, both students and authors settled comfortably into…
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Do you really need that pill? Learn more at this book launch!

A family practice physician passionate about and specializing in holistic medicine, Jennifer Jacobs will launch her book, Do You Really Need That Pill?, at Dusenberry-River Library on Tuesday, May 29 from 6:30–8:30 pm. At the event, Dr. Jacobs will read from her book, answer questions, and sign copies available for purchase. A former member of the…
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An Impossible Heist

Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo, follows six dangerous outlaws living in Ketterdam, a lawless port city governed by greed and violence. Lead character Kaz Brekker, a young criminal prodigy and head of a street gang known as the Dregs, is given a proposition: an impossible mission to spring scientist and political prisoner Bo Yul-Bayur…
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Find your next favorite – Friends’ book sale makes it easy!

A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! We're not just library-lovers and advocates, we're readers, too! At every Book Sale you'll find dozens of volunteers and staff eager to make recommendations. Whether you're seeking out treasures in classic fiction, art, political science, crafting, travel, or mysteries, we're here to help you find…
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R. L. Stine to Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford: A Journey of Bookmark Signings

Over the last several years collecting bookmarks signed by authors and illustrators whom I have met at the Tucson Festival of books has become my passion.  I also have had the privilege to moderate author panels, which offers me many opportunities to add to my collection.  This year I snagged more than 30 signatures! My…
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A Conversation with Pura Belpré Award Winners

Margarita Engle, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, and Rafael López have all been recognized for their exceptional contributions to children’s literature with the prestigious Pura Belpré Award.  They will discuss their work at the Nuestras Raíces tent at the Tucson Festival of Books 2018.  Please join us at ¡Viva Pura Belpré! Celebrating Latinx Children's Literature…
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Susan Cummins Miller is Newest Writer-in-Residence

Pima County Public Library’s popular Writer-in-Residence Program returns on February 5 when Susan Cummins Miller, author of the fast-paced and edgy Frankie MacFarlane mystery series, begins her residency at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. The Writer-in-Residence program offers encouragement, direction and feedback to local authors, and provides opportunities for them to enhance their skills no matter where…
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