September was dedicated Classical Music Month in 1994, during a period where orchestras and opera companies were shuttering and music education was seen as a useless part of the school day in some areas. The past decade or so has seen a reinvigoration of organizations that teach and perform classical music, though, and we’re all […]Read More from It’s Classical Music Month!
Oh man, online searching. Those of us who have been around the online block a few times remember the progress of search engines as the World Wide Web (what we all just refer to today as “the internet”) grew and grew. Gone are the days of the brick-sized CD-ROM set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, or […]Read More from 6 ways to get great online searches
Send your book question to What Do I Read Next? our new personalized advice column for book lovers. Let the Ravenous Readers—our readers' advisory professionals—send some reading love your way! We’ll personally respond to each question we receive. And, every Friday, we’ll pick one question we’ve had more than the usual amount of fun answering and publish it […]Read More from ‘Pushy Parent’ Seeks 4th Grade Reads
BrainHQ by Posit Science is a new tool that all library card holders in Pima County now have access to! Just use your library card number to create an account and you can start working your way through all the exercises and games made available to you. What’s BrainHQ? BrainHQ is a website and app […]Read More from Try BrainHQ for a Healthy Brain!
We serve everyone. We find strength in celebrating our differences. That's from our Vision, Mission, & Values. In the aftermath of the tragic violence in Charlottesville, VA, many people in our community are seeking and sharing information about politically charged topics, and many libraries around the country are grappling with how to address this. Sometimes, […]Read More from Connecting community in divided times
What is Digital Literacy? "Digital Literacy" is one of those phrases that is at once obvious and jargony, all at the same time. First, it’s just what it sounds like: a conceptual understanding of digital terms, items, and philosophies. But what on earth does that mean? If you are good with some things, but are […]Read More from Four things you should know about digital literacy
Do you know where the hoppy golden liquid comes from? In the days of yore, it was always good to find things that were safer to drink than water. Sure, there were wells and springs, but water was dangerous, and could give you dysentery. (Read about how drinking water is produced, and why we need […]Read More from August 4 is International Beer Day!
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 […]Read More from Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!
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 […]Read More from 15 other things that happened on July 4
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 […]Read More from Read Harder: Halfway Point Check-In