Call to Artists: October 22-28

Would you like to have a solo exhibition of your artwork in the gallery of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown? We welcome all types of media. Visual artists living or working in Pima County may apply during our submission period, coming up later this fall: October 22-28, 2017.  The Main Library welcomes more […]

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Wall to wall books and more at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale!

A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Are you looking for a great read? Do you want to support the Pima County Public Library? Then mark your calendar for the next Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale beginning April 15 (Members’ ½ Off Sale) and April 21–24 (Community Sale). […]

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New Citizens, at Your Library

Today our Eckstrom-Columbus Library welcomed new citizens from Chile, China, the Philippines, Tanzania, Mauritania, Ukraine, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For information on how you can become a United States citizen, drop in at one of these Immigration Questions Answered in Person events. The first one will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 between 4:00 and 6:00 […]

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Pokémania 101

Or, a Guide for the Perplexed. In 10 days the Pokémon GO game, one of the first to take place in real space, has gone from rumors to ubiquity. It's been breathtaking to see how quickly the game has captured the attention of young and old alike. It's easy to make fun of something so […]

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The Truth About Leadership

In our library leadership cohort, we had our first session with the fabulous facilitators. One of the things we did was take time to look at some library books about leadership and share summaries with the group. I chose The Truth About Leadership and spent time reading it and taking notes. (I fully intend to […]

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Building Referrals with Social Media

You can spread the word about your business through word of mouth, traditional marketing, crowdfunding, and social media. Another longstanding method is to create a referral network of other businesses who serve the same customer segments. Referrals can save time and money, and help keep capital local. And finally, these relationships can be a valuable […]

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Strategic Partnerships

What is a strategic partnership? It's a long-term relationship where two separate businesses (who don't compete with each other) cooperate and make each other stronger. Why a strategic partnership? They not only help your business become more competitive, they can also help the local economy get stronger. Local First Arizona recently found that every dollar spent locally generates four more dollars in revenue. A […]

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