Become A Library Presenter — Apply by April 25

The Library contracts with Individuals Organizations Performers Artists and educators The Pima County Public Library issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is currently soliciting for presentations, hands-on, workshops, tournaments, and special events. If you or your organization would like to contract with the Library, take three easy steps: 1) Learn more about how to submit […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Author and Comic Artist Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt is currently Writer in Residence at Pima County Public Library. She is also the author of the highly-acclaimed novel The Daughters. Her short fiction has been widely published, including in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner, among many others. She writes and draws a comic at loveamongthelampreys.com. "I got my start as a bookworm with […]

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Let ‘er Buck

Consider the riot of images the Rodeo evokes: Broncs – rearing out of a chute all belly and brass; Bulls – twisting bodies, slinging snot; Cowboys – rolled hat brims pulled low, spurs grazing over a horse’s shoulder. Consider also a slim and elegant Vassar grad with a patrician profile and a Nikon camera turning dust […]

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Calling All Artists

Are you a visual artist residing in Pima County? Are you interested in exhibiting your work in the Joel D. Valdez Main Library gallery? We get more than 40,000 visitors each month – this level of visibility is unheard of in a regular art gallery. The space is incredibly visible to a vibrant and growing […]

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Grants for Individuals

Library staff members often help people who are looking for grants for themselves. However, the grants that people think are available to them actually turn out to be very different kinds of support. Here's a quick overview of the types of assistance available for individuals and where to find the help you need. Human Services […]

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