Climate change – it’s more crucial than ever to stay informed!

Your Library is proud to bring you two more eye-opening events as part of the lecture series, Climate Change: Arizona's New Reality. First up, Dr. Derek Lemoine will present Designing Policy to Control Climate Change on Sat, Sep 29 from 3–4:30 pm. On Sat, Oct 20 from 3–4:30 pm, Dr. Katharine Jacobs will wrap up the…
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New partnership brings natural resource and conservation programs to libraries

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Take note, citizen scientists! A rainwater harvesting presentation at Valencia Library kicks off a new partnership between Pima County Public Library and the Arizona Master Naturalist Association. Led by a team of expert volunteers, these free programs are perfect for anyone wanting to grow their knowledge of the natural world and become…
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Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited scholars in modern history, to give free lecture at Joel D. Valdez Main Library

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – He’s considered the founder of modern linguistics, been called one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world and America’s most useful citizen, and authored more than 100 books on topics as wide-ranging as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Now Noam Chomsky will speak at Joel D. Valdez Main Library…
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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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From Fake News to GMOs: Stay Informed at the Library

Six upcoming programs at Joel D. Valdez Main Library explore pressing issues of local and national importance. Part of the 2018 Arizona Humanities Lecture and Discussion Series, the AZ Speaks presentations and FRANK Talks cover topics including fake news, genetically modified food, and school choice, among others. Want to delve deeper? Here's a great list…
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Thought-Provoking Programs on Pressing Community Issues Upcoming at the Library

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Timely issues are on the calendar at Pima County Public Library. Beginning Jan 13 with a lecture on human migration, the series will feature six lectures and community discussions surrounding themes of local and national importance. Topics covered include fake news, genetically modified food, and school choice, among others. The upcoming programs…
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It’s True! Soon You’ll Be Able to Check Out a Telescope from the Library!

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Are you curious about constellations, marveled by the Moon, or spellbound by stars? Soon you can pursue or spark a love of astronomy at home with a telescope that can be checked out from Joel D. Valdez Main Library! A gift from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA), the 4.5-inch Orion AstroBlast…
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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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