Foreclosure help in Pima County

From the Librarian Files Facing foreclosure in Pima County or Arizona? There are resources to help you avoid or navigate the process. Administration of Resources and Choices Administration of Resources and Choices (ARC) is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. There is no charge for services.  This is one of the agencies statewide that receive […]

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Flying our flag

How many of you fly the flag at home? At the library we fly them every day. Every sunny morning we unfold the American and Arizona flags and run them up the pole, and we take them down every day around sunset, then fold them carefully. If you were a boy or girl scout, were in […]

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Historical Barrios in Tucson

From the Librarian Files In this case, the term barrios is being used in reference to the predominantly Hispanic historical neighborhoods in Tucson. By the end of the nineteenth century, there were two identifiable barrios north of the downtown area: Tonto and Tiburon. In 1940, the barrios were: Tonto Tonto probably got its name because […]

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Landlord-Tenant Problems

From the Librarian Files Having trouble as a tenant or a landlord? The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is available through the Arizona Public Service Division of the office of the Arizona Secretary of State and contains information regarding renting residential dwellings in Arizona. Free copies can be downloaded through the Secretary of State's website at: […]

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3rd Floor Reference at Joel D. Valdez Main Library Has a New Look!

We’ve done some rearranging on the 3rd Floor at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, and it looks fantastic! Our Reference Collection has shifted a bit, making room for additions to our Cele Peterson Arizona Collection. The Cele Peterson Arizona Collection features print and non-print reference materials of general and popular interest on the history, […]

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Ghosts in Tucson

From the Librarian Files Ghosts in Tucson This list of reported sightings of ghosts and unexplained phenomena in Tucson was gathered from media reports and books on the subject. (It's not a complete list of all reported sightings.) Bank of America 902 N. Stone Avenue. The ghost of a bearded man has been seen in […]

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