A Book Festival for Teens

six people leaning against a wall holding open books

This year the Tucson Festival of Books will include a Teen Plaza with activities scheduled throughout the weekend to satisfy your literary cravings! The Teen and Author Stage will feature panels of visiting YA authors with Q&A afterwards. You'll want to stop by to see Ellen Hopkins, Alexandra Bracken and Maggie Stiefvater—to name just a few. The […]

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Check out seed screens with your library card!

people holding seed screen

Are you ready to take the plunge into seed saving? Already saving seeds and want to clean them faster and easier? Come down to the Main Library and check out our seed screens. Screens check out for free for three weeks just like a book, however they are only available at the Main location, and […]

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Visit the Library at the 2017 Tucson Festival of Books

aerial shot of the Tucson Festival of Books on the UA campus

The Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner. Come to UA Campus the weekend of March 11-12 and join us for some book joy! As always, the Library is a proud sponsor and has a lot going on. Browse books in our catalog by Tucson Festival of Books authors. Library Tent and Nuestras […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2017: The Year of the Rooster


Chinese New Year starts on January 28th. The new Lunar Year will be the Year of the Rooster–if you were born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, or 2005, this is your year! "Roosters" are hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented. The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one. This year, impressions count. […]

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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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Volunteer at the Festival

Tucson Festival of Books is the third largest book festival in the country. The success of the Festival is, in large part, to Festival volunteers. This year the Festival is going to be better than ever, and we need your help. What’s the Festival all about? At Tucson Festival of Books, book lovers get to interact […]

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Move Your Business Idea Forward

Have you ever thought about starting a small business? You can be in the driver’s seat steering toward a rewarding career designed by you. Starting a business in Tucson leads to a better community by providing jobs and the money spent stays in the community. Local businesses also allow consumers to support their “neighbors” who […]

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Dwarfism Awareness Month & I

Pictures from our Kindness & Dwarfism event at Flowing Wells Library.

There are a lot of themes for each month, but one theme that is especially important to me in October is Dwarfism Awareness Month. Most people do not know what dwarfism is. Dwarfism is characterized by short stature. I am someone with dwarfism, or short stature. The easiest way to describe my type of dwarfism, achondroplasia, […]

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Quilting: for the holidays, for fun, for a Cause

quilt for a cause auction item

Have you been to Tucson Medical Center to view the quilts in the Quilt for a Cause silent auction? Take the opportunity between now and October 15 to browse over 300 quilts on display! Enter TMC from the Northeast Entrance to follow the trail of beautiful quilts. This year's auction is dedicated to the memory of my good […]

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