Meet Logan Phillips, our newest Writer in Residence!

Poet, performer, DJ, and educator Logan Phillips answers our questions about being the Library's Summer 2018 Writer in Residence. Enjoy these poems from Logan's first full-length book, Sonoran Strange, then book your appointment to get writing today. Plus, don't miss him at this year's MegaMania!! Saturday, July 14 from 1–5 pm at Pima Community College Downtown 1…
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Enjoy these poems by Logan Phillips, Writer in Residence

Logan Phillips, our Summer 2018 Writer in Residence, was kind enough to share a couple of poems from his award-winning book, Sonoran Strange. Enjoy! Sonoran Strange CANTO RILLITO (WITH BATS UNDER BRIDGES) El bisabuelo de tu tatarabuelo es ahora aquel arroyo que serpentea en la montaña. Rillito rillín, riote río Rio-ito más pequeño cada año Rillito…
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A Poetry Stanza Bonanza for National Poetry Month #pimapicks

Poetry is all around us, and we are celebrating what it means to us during the month of April.  The Joel D. Valdez Main Library has a basket of mystery poems to pick from and savor. Valencia Library is holding the 18th Annual Teen Poetry Festival, There are Poetry Slams at the Dusenberry-River and Murphy-Wilmot Libraries, Eckstrom-Columbus…
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Tucson’s abundant literary landscape: a librarian’s view

The Arizona Daily Star Monthly Library Series offers an insider's view of Pima County Public Library and the ways in which we're transforming lives in our community. This month, we hear from Helene Woodhams, Literary Arts Librarian. When people I meet find out that I’m a librarian, they often remark, “What a great job. I should have been…
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Susan Cummins Miller is Newest Writer-in-Residence

Pima County Public Library’s popular Writer-in-Residence Program returns on February 5 when Susan Cummins Miller, author of the fast-paced and edgy Frankie MacFarlane mystery series, begins her residency at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. The Writer-in-Residence program offers encouragement, direction and feedback to local authors, and provides opportunities for them to enhance their skills no matter where…
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Eckstrom-Columbus Library Celebrates 40 Years of Transforming Lives in Our Community

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Since 1977, the Eckstrom-Columbus Library has met the unique needs of our community. Join us on Saturday, July 22 from 10am–2:30pm as we celebrate its 40th birthday! Among the many honored guests will be Supervisor Ramón Valadez, Library namesake Dan Eckstrom, and Pima County Public Library Director Amber Mathewson. The event will include a…
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Award-winning author Marge Pellegrino helping writers discover their voices at the Library

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – It doesn’t matter whether you write occasionally or energetically pursue it every day. Nor does it matter if you’re a published author or new to the craft. Pima County Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence Program is here to help you! Now through August 31, 2017, author, teaching artist, and writing-workshop facilitator Marge Pellegrino will…
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Author Lili DeBarbieri Kicks Off Second Year of Popular Writer-in-Residence Program

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Lili DeBarbieri is an award-winning author, an accomplished librarian, and a distinguished travel expert. And thanks to the Writer-in-Residence Program at the Pima County Public Library, she’s available for writers of all abilities to seek advice. Her residency will run through May 31, 2017. DeBarbieri is the author of four books, including…
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