Library Offers Free Programs to Complement 3rd Annual TENWEST Festival

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – The Joel D. Valdez Main Library is proud to offer a series of events coinciding with the annual TENWEST Festival. A dynamic weeklong celebration of arts, entrepreneurship, community, and technology, TENWEST provides an opportunity to explore the unique attributes that make Tucson extraordinary. Throughout the festival, Pima County Public Library will offer more […]

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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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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Adam Rex

Adam Rex's first picture book, The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake, was published in 2003. His picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, a collection of stories about monsters and their problems, was a New York Times Bestseller. He has illustrated the work of many authors, including Jon Scieszka, Neil Gaiman, and Kate DiCamillo, among many others. "It was a […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Author and Artist Adam Yeater

Adam Yeater - comic book artist, author, and master of self-publishing - has been an annual guest at MegaMania!! since the olden’ days back in 2011. "I learned so much from going to the library and will forever be grateful for these amazing public institutions that offer free access to knowledge and information. I would not be […]

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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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