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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El reacondicionamiento de la Biblioteca Sam Lena-South Tucson promete volver más conveniente y agradable el uso de sus espacios

(TUCSON, AZ.) –  A partir del 29 de octubre de este año, la biblioteca Sam Lena-South Tucson, ubicada en 1607 S. Sixth Avenue, cerrará temporalmente por renovaciones.  La reapertura está programada para mayo-junio del año entrante. El proyecto será llevado a cabo por Pima County Facilities (Servicios de Infraestructura del Condado de Pima).  El corazón…
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Touching and Timely “Bordando” Exhibit to Close with Community Sewing Circle

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – On Sunday, August 27, 2–4pm, the Joel D. Valdez Main Library will host a closing reception and sewing circle for the Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria/Embroidering for peace and for memory exhibit. More about the Closing Reception and Sewing Circle on the Library’s website. The installation, which has been on…
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High School Students Can Prepare for the Future at FREE College Prep Week

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – At Pima County Public Library, we dream big and believe anything is possible. Getting ready for college can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Beginning July 17, the Library will offer a series of free programs designed to help high school students build and expand the skills they’ll need to…
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