Would you like to have a solo exhibition of your artwork in the gallery of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown? We welcome all types of media. Visual artists living or working in Pima County may apply during our submission period, coming up later this fall: October 22-28, 2017. The Main Library welcomes more […]Read More from Call to Artists: October 22-28
How do you safely watch an eclipse of the sun? The short answer is, don't ever look directly at the sun until it is completely, totally, wholly, and utterly blocked by the eclipse. You should only do it with new-ish glasses manufactured by NASA-approved companies,* a properly solar-filtered telescope, or indirectly using a pinhole projector. Never with […]Read More from How to safely watch an eclipse of the sun
Saturday, July 15 ○ 1:00-6:00 PM Pima Community College Downtown Campus 1255 North Stone Avenue (NW corner of Speedway and Stone) Happening All Day COSPLAY | Show off your costume or make your own. RV Building VIDEO GAMING | Have fun playing Worlds, Super Mario Cart 8, Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, and many other favorites!! […]Read More from MegaMania!! 2017
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 […]Read More from Tucson Museum of Art Research Library
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Are you looking for a great read? Do you want to support the Pima County Public Library? Then mark your calendar for the next Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale beginning April 15 (Members’ ½ Off Sale) and April 21–24 (Community Sale). […]Read More from Wall to wall books and more at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale!
Looking for an easy green to grow this spring? Like a bit of zest in your greens? Try sowing some arugula seeds this spring.Read More from Easy as Arugula
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 […]Read More from Check out seed screens with your library card!
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 […]Read More from Visit the Library at the 2017 Tucson Festival of Books
From the Librarian Files This recipe is for the traditional bread used in Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) holiday celebrations. ½ cup butter ½ cup milk ½ cup water 5 cups of flour 2 packages dried yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon whole anise seed ½ cup sugar 4 eggs Heat the […]Read More from Pan de Muerto Recipe (Bread of the Dead)
Have you ever wondered where the seeds from the Seed Library come from? DONATIONS! All kinds of lovely, lovely donations. Our ultimate goal is to build a self-sustaining, community-generated stock of locally-collected seeds from plants that have acclimated to the desert climate. We may never reach 100 percent, but […]Read More from Where do the seeds come from?