Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can

This past week has yielded our sixth Spider-Man movie in 15 years, and the third (and youngest) actor to play him in a major film franchise. Have you seen it? What did you think? Who is Spider-Man? In all of the feature films so far, Spider-Man has been Peter Parker, smart kid from Queens who […]

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15 other things that happened on July 4

Everyone in the United States is familiar with the date of July 4. It’s our Independence Day. The day the Second Continental Congress first adopted its Declaration of Independence (though the document wouldn’t be fully signed until later that same summer). But July 4 is a day like any other, and therefore is the anniversary of […]

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Read Harder: Halfway Point Check-In

Have you been doing the Read Harder challenge? It’s been fun, right? How many books do you still have left to go? There are so many ways to get recommendations for categories you have yet to fill. Our Read Harder bloggers, Will, Karen, and Betsy, have been plugging away at two books a month! Start with […]

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Wonder Woman is a Wonder

Did you know that this year marks the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman’s comics debut? Seems like the perfect time to release a brand new movie (the first feature-length live-action cinematic release, even!) featuring the brave Amazon herself. And it rocks, of course. What do you know about Wonder Woman? Here’s the rundown: She’s an […]

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The Legend of Arthur: Then and Now

How many versions of the legend of King Arthur have you seen, read, or heard in your lifetime? If you’re like me, it’s a lot. You might have started out with The Sword in the Stone. Or you might have first read Le Morte D'Arthur. Some people probably saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail and […]

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OverDrive is changing for the better!

Starting today, for the next two weeks, you’ll start seeing a bar at the bottom of the screen when you're on the OverDrive site on your computer. It will tell you that the “new” OverDrive is coming, and give you the chance to try it out.  We recommend trying it out right away to get used […]

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Cinco de Mayo: The American Civil War Connection

The Cinco de Mayo commemoration of the battle of Puebla has been celebrated continuously in California since 1863. In reality, it is considered more of an American holiday than it is Mexican. The holiday spread from the West to other states after World War II, however it did not become the wildly popular cross-cultural festivity of […]

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Tucson Museum of Art Research Library

Did you know the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block has a research library available to the public? It's just a few blocks away from our Joel D. Valdez Main Library. The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block's Research Library opened in 1974 and includes a non-circulating (books can't be borrowed) collection dedicated to […]

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Boost your Computer Skills with DigitalLearn!

Do you want to connect more with your friends and family on Facebook, but you have no idea really what it is or how you use it? Did you just get a Mac computer after years of only using PCs? Do you want to learn more about online scams and internet privacy? Do you have […]

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Happy April Birthday! Here’s a Diamond.

If you were born in April, the diamond is your birthstone. What do you know about their history? Their industry? Where they come from? Their position as the most precious of precious stones? Let’s talk diamonds! Where do they come from? India used to be the sole producer of diamonds for the people of India […]

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