From Fake News to GMOs: Stay Informed at the Library

Six upcoming programs at Joel D. Valdez Main Library explore pressing issues of local and national importance. Part of the 2018 Arizona Humanities Lecture and Discussion Series, the AZ Speaks presentations and FRANK Talks cover topics including fake news, genetically modified food, and school choice, among others. Want to delve deeper? Here's a great list…
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TENWEST is almost here!

The TENWEST Festival is coming downtown Oct 14-21... Organizers want to bring together culture-makers, technologists, professionals, and community builders to share perspectives, create innovative solutions, and celebrate what inspires Tucsonans. Through panels, talks, performances, workshops and mixers, TENWEST hopes to turn Tucson into a place internationally known for cultivating creativity and innovation. We all know…
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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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Bordando por la paz y la memoria: Embroidering for peace and for memory

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…
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Eckstrom-Columbus Library Memories

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…
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