Call to Artists: October 22-28

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 on October 22-28, 2017.  The Main Library welcomes more than 40,000 visitors […]

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Celia, A Slave

We love to share wonderful feel-good Library stories and this one really fits the bill! In 2015, local author and photographer Barbara Seyda won the prestigious Yale Drama Series prize for her play Celia, A Slave: 26 Characters Testify. It was the first play she'd ever written and it was chosen from among 1,478 entries […]

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We Are Kindred!

We reach, support, and celebrate the black community. Goals: To help the working population at Pima County Public Library reflect the current demographics of Pima County To improve black representation in Pima County Public Library at all levels and all branches To educate library staff in order to change the work culture and environment To […]

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Bordando por la paz y la memoria: Embroidering for peace and for memory

This August the Joel D. Valdez Main Library is honored to display a project that remembers people killed in Mexico during the War on Drugs. Our library display was curated by local artist Hank Tusinski (his statement is provided below, after the handkerchief instructions). Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria is made up of groups […]

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Eckstrom-Columbus Library Memories

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the Eckstrom-Columbus Library celebrated 40 years. The Library's Writer-in-Residence Marge Pellegrino led a journal-making, memory-writing workshop and guided participants through a group poem. This is the poem they wrote. Memories of Eckstrom-Columbus Library I remember my dad’s face lighting up as he came to Columbus to pick up reserves. I […]

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