Welcoming new neighbors: Refugees in America

Partnerships play an essential role in Library programming and services. From the Make Way for Books app to English Language classes and ReadStrong Tutoring with Literacy Connects, we strongly believe collaboration is a vital component in educating and inspiring community members. One such partner is the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global humanitarian aid and…
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🏳️‍🌈Rainbow Reads: A Positively Queer Book Club

Looking to get more LGBTQ+ themed reading in your life in 2018? We've got a new book club for you: Rainbow Reads! Next meeting: Sunday 4/15, discussing The Color Purple Here's the skinny: What: Two-for-one book club experience (odd months: book chat; even months: traditional reading group) Where: Exo Roast Co., 403 N 6th Ave (6th Ave…
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Controversial Conversations

Pima County Public Library works with Arizona Humanities to convene face-to-face community conversations about important issues currently in the news. These conversations are called FRANK Talks in part to honor Lorraine W. Frank, the founding Executive Director of Arizona Humanities. FRANK Talks are conversations on ideas that matter. Attendees sit in a circle and discuss…
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Way Out West: A Collection of Southwest Photographs and the Artwork they Inspire

The beauty of wildlife in a desert landscape, the sounds of thundering hooves or songbirds, the brilliant colors of flowers in bloom all can inspire art, our show starts with these and other inspirations and features fine art from local artists along with the photographs that helped inspire them. This unique exhibit will be on…
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated thus by the United Nations General Assembly. As the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most recognizable concentration camps in Holocaust history, the day was chosen most clearly to recognize and honor those who were lost and those who survived throughout the entirety of…
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They’re calling it “Facebook Armageddon”

For business pages, that is. This includes huge corporations and tiny mom-and-pop businesses, nonprofits of all kinds, and the government sector, which of course, means libraries. Facebook announced on January 11 that posts from friends and family will have a much higher priority than posts from business and organization pages.  OK, so 'armageddon' is an exaggeration…
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