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 […]Read More from Meet Todd Parr!
This August the Joel D. Valdez Main Library is honored to display a project that remembers people killed in Mexico during the War on Drugs. Our library display was curated by local artist Hank Tusinski (his statement is provided below, after the handkerchief instructions). Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria is made up of groups […]Read More from Bordando por la paz y la memoria: Embroidering for peace and for memory
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 […]Read More from Call to Artists: October 22-28
How do you safely watch an eclipse of the sun? The short answer is, don't ever look directly at the sun until it is completely, totally, wholly, and utterly blocked by the eclipse. You should only do it with new-ish glasses manufactured by NASA-approved companies,* a properly solar-filtered telescope, or indirectly using a pinhole projector. Never with […]Read More from How to safely watch an eclipse of the sun
On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the Eckstrom-Columbus Library celebrated 40 years. The Library's Writer-in-Residence Marge Pellegrino led a journal-making, memory-writing workshop and guided participants through a group poem. This is the poem they wrote. Memories of Eckstrom-Columbus Library I remember my dad’s face lighting up as he came to Columbus to pick up reserves. I […]Read More from Eckstrom-Columbus Library Memories
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Thank you for being our Friends! This year, the Friends of the Pima County Public Library donated $240,000 to support the Library's Summer Reading Program, and many other exciting events for all ages! But none of it would be possible without our dedicated members, volunteers, […]Read More from Keeping You Entertained All Summer Long!
Calling all high school students! College Prep Week will be in full swing at Joel D. Valdez Main Library in the 101 Space, starting July 17. Every day for the entire week, plus bonus Python classes starting July 10, we're hosting events that help students learn skills useful in high school and beyond. Registration's required, so sign up […]Read More from What are you doing for College Prep Week?
On Saturday, July 29th, at 11am, the Joel Valdez Main Library will host a talk on climate change by Nancy Petersen, Program Manager, Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. See Climate Change - Let's Talk To mark the occasion, I published a book list on climate change and conducted an […]Read More from Climate Change Interview with Nancy Petersen
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!! […]Read More from MegaMania!! 2017
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Technically summer doesn’t officially begin for another week, but around here it’s already feeling like the Dog Days of Summer. Speaking of dogs, did you know the Friends of the Pima County Public Library have all kinds of books celebrating the furry friends in your […]Read More from Entertainment to get you through the Dog Days of Summer