A Local Artist You Should Know: Dave Kish

We recently hosted local artist Dave Kish and his series of carefully-crafted, cardboard wall sculptures of bicycles in our Joel D. Valdez Main Library exhibition space (check out our calendar of events for upcoming installations). The remarkable eco-art in Cycle and Recycle: Green Art paid homage to rolling icons like the Schwinn Sting-Ray, and the World War II […]

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Historical Barrios in Tucson

From the Librarian Files In this case, the term barrios is being used in reference to the predominantly Hispanic historical neighborhoods in Tucson. By the end of the nineteenth century, there were two identifiable barrios north of the downtown area: Tonto and Tiburon. In 1940, the barrios were: Tonto Tonto probably got its name because […]

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Ghosts in Tucson

From the Librarian Files Ghosts in Tucson This list of reported sightings of ghosts and unexplained phenomena in Tucson was gathered from media reports and books on the subject. (It's not a complete list of all reported sightings.) Bank of America 902 N. Stone Avenue. The ghost of a bearded man has been seen in […]

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Happy Birthday, Tucson! Raul Castro: Arizona Governor, U.S. Ambassador

The founding of Tucson has been declared to be August 20, 1775 with the establishment of El Presidio de San Augustín de Tucson. The Perspectives of the Past Oral History Project lets us hear about the way life has been lived in Tucson through the words of those who lived it. Former Arizona Governor Raul Castro […]

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Sub Zero, or How To Live Through The Tucson Summer

We can't change the forecast, but the following titles can definitely provide some vicarious chills.  They're a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, and include mystery and adventure in some of the coldest habitats on earth. In the Kingdom of Ice Midnight in Siberia City of Thieves The Pyramid Where'd You Go, Bernadette The Snowman The […]

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