Culinary Historian and Historical Interpreter Michael Twitty

The LGBTQ+ Services Committee is delighted to welcome historical interpreter and culinary historian Michael Twitty to Tucson! Besides having won 2018 James Beard Awards for both Writing and Literature and Cookbook of the Year for his debut book The Cooking Gene, he is also a prolific producer of online content, very active on social media…
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🏳️‍🌈Rainbow Reads: A Positively Queer Book Club

Looking to get more LGBTQ+ themed reading in your life in 2018? We've got a new book club for you: Rainbow Reads! Next meeting: Sunday 10/21, discussing Fingersmith by Sarah Waters Here's the skinny: What: Two-for-one book club experience (odd months: book chat; even months: traditional reading group) Where: Exo Roast Co., 403 N 6th Ave (6th Ave…
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Finding your Family History

October is Family History Month. Pima County Genealogy Society volunteers will be at six branches in October to teach the resources and methods to do your own family history research. In anticipation of this series, I spoke with professional genealogist and private detective Amy Urman, and asked her a few questions. Amy is a go-to source…
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Climate change – it’s more crucial than ever to stay informed!

Your Library is proud to bring you two more eye-opening events as part of the lecture series, Climate Change: Arizona's New Reality. First up, Dr. Derek Lemoine will present Designing Policy to Control Climate Change on Sat, Sep 29 from 3–4:30 pm. On Sat, Oct 20 from 3–4:30 pm, Dr. Katharine Jacobs will wrap up the…
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Meet the father of the local food movement at Mission Library!

Thanks to our friends at Island Press for allowing us to share this excerpt from Gary Paul Nabhan's newest book, Food from the Radical Center.  Read it, then come join us at a special Seed Library book launch at Mission Library on Saturday, September 29 (11 am–noon)! This event, free and open to the public, will include…
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Refugee Resettlement in the United States

Saturday, September 29, International Rescue Committee (IRC) of Tucson will present on refugee resettlement in the United States and our country’s long history of welcoming refugees. IRC Tucson Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator, Nejra Sumic, will discuss the refugee resettlement process and will provide an update on the impacts of the 2017 Refugee Travel Ban. In…
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At these prices, you could get 50 books—one for every year!

A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Friends of the Pima County Public Library!  Help us celebrate this special milestone by shopping our September book sale at the Book Barn (2230 N. Country Club Rd, SE corner of Grant and Country Club) beginning this Saturday…
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