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 7/15, discussing any LGBTQ+ themed book you have enjoyed recently! 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…
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Susan Cummins Miller is Newest Writer-in-Residence

Pima County Public Library’s popular Writer-in-Residence Program returns on February 5 when Susan Cummins Miller, author of the fast-paced and edgy Frankie MacFarlane mystery series, begins her residency at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. The Writer-in-Residence program offers encouragement, direction and feedback to local authors, and provides opportunities for them to enhance their skills no matter where…
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I’ve found my perfect job

The Arizona Daily Star Monthly Library Series offers an insider's view of Pima County Public Library and the ways in which we're transforming lives in our community. This month, we hear from Amy Rusk, Library Services Manager. Recently my sister and I opened a trunk of my mother’s things we packed away in 1984 after she died. There…
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Introducing Kanopy: A Streaming Site for Thoughtful Entertainment

Excellent news: We are now happy subscribers to Kanopy, a fantastic streaming film service. Kanopy’s tagline is “thoughtful entertainment”, so don’t go looking for the latest TV series or blockbuster films. What it does have is non-mainstream, often lesser-known films, classics, and documentaries, including several in the Criterion Collection and films in other languages. Familiar…
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