Meet Todd Parr!

Todd Parr is coming to Tucson!  In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the library’s LGBT Services Committee, Todd will speak and read his books at the Himmel Park Amphitheater on Saturday, October 28th, 2:00pm.  We’ll also have live music, crafts, and bubbles!  Plus, children will be entered in a raffle drawing to win a […]

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Celia, A Slave

We love to share wonderful feel-good Library stories and this one really fits the bill! In 2015, local author and photographer Barbara Seyda won the prestigious Yale Drama Series prize for her play Celia, A Slave: 26 Characters Testify. It was the first play she'd ever written and it was chosen from among 1,478 entries […]

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It Must Be Magic

At loose ends because you’re between books? Looking for a new title to love? Maybe you’d like to reconnect with an old favorite, but you just can’t remember its title. Or perhaps you haven’t done much reading and would like to start— where on earth should you begin? Talk to an expert!  Send your book […]

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Words are Actions

16 year old Starr Carter lives in two separate worlds. Her private school where she and her brothers are the only black kids (which makes her ‘cool by default’ as she states), and the neighborhood she lives in, which would be seen by most as ‘the hood’. Feeling out of place in both, her worlds […]

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MegaMania!! 2017

Saturday, July 15  ○  1:00-6:00 PM Pima Community College Downtown Campus 1255 North Stone Avenue (NW corner of Speedway and Stone)   Happening All Day COSPLAY | Show off your costume or make your own. RV Building VIDEO GAMING | Have fun playing Worlds, Super Mario Cart 8, Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, and many other favorites!! […]

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Home is the Desert

"To know the desert, one must walk in it," Ann Woodin once said. "It is then...we find ourselves in the comforting company of other living and warm-blooded creatures." Woodin, who passed away in April at the age of 91, knew something about walking among desert creatures because she, rather famously, had a house full of […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale, 2017

I was fortunate enough to catch a preview for the upcoming The Handmaid's Tale miniseries adaptation. The novel's often assigned in high school and college literature and women's studies classes. Unlike a lot of dystopian fiction, it focuses on the little details of everyday life, rather than technological and plot machinations. Somehow, her quick, quiet sketch […]

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