Tucson Museum of Art Research Library

Tucson Museum of Art Education Center

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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Easy as Arugula

Arugula going to flower

Looking for an easy green to grow this spring? Like a bit of zest in your greens? Try sowing some arugula seeds this spring.

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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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Pan de Muerto Recipe (Bread of the Dead)

close up photo in color of pan de muerte (bread of the dead)

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 […]

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Where do the seeds come from?

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 […]

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Maker Mondays to Beat the Heat

teens gaming at 101 space grand opening

It’s a hot Monday afternoon in downtown Tucson...what do you do? Anything outdoors is definitely out of the question, unless you’re superhuman and can stand the heat outside which regularly exceeds 100 degrees. The answer to that question is actually really simple...go to the downtown library! At the downtown Joel D. Valdez Main Library there […]

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Introducing: One Seed Pima County

box of brown tepary beans

Join the Seed Library for One Seed Pima County, a community-wide seed initiative bringing us together through the celebration and preservation of the unique food crops of our desert home. One Seed Pima County is an opportunity for us to share the experience of planting, growing, harvesting, and appreciating one specially chosen, regional plant variety […]

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It’s mega. It’s mania. It’s MegaMania!! 2016

young woman in costume

MegaMania!! 2016 SATURDAY,  JULY 9  ○  1:00 - 6:00 PM Pima Community College Downtown Campus 1255 N. Stone Avenue (map it)  Happening all day! Cosplay | Show off your costume or make your own. Then take your picture at the drawing wall!! (Amethyst Room) Video Gaming | Have fun playing LittleBigPlanet, Just Dance, Starwhal, and many other […]

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