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Since being established in 1969, Friends of the Pima County Library has donated more than a million dollars to the library system in Pima County. Tonight we meet some of the volunteers who keep this organization alive, and see how they all take on different responsibilities to accomplish their mission.

Locals Unite for Literacy

Thousands of volunteers keep Tucson's library system alive--and lively

Pima County Library system

Summer Sizzles at the Library

The Pima County Public Library system offers wizarding, books and other smart ways to beat the heat

Kimberly Craft interviews Susan Vance about her book, "Tropic Born, War Torn," a memoir that takes place in the Philippines during World War II.

Tropic Born, War Torn

In a new memoir, one local author describes her family's exodus from the Philippines during WWII

A Festival for the Young @ Art

The University of Arizona Poetry Center celebrates the creativity and accomplishments of some of Arizona's youngest artists

Kimberly Craft interviews author and comedian Joel Chasnoff about his book "The 188th Crybaby Brigade."

"Jewish Jarhead" Tells His Tale

Author says experience as an Israeli soldier from America gives him unique insight

We talk with Nancy Everhart the President of American Association of School Librarians and Jerrilyn "Jerri" Blackman a Librarian at Utterback Magnet Middle School about cuts in education.

Spending Cuts and School Libraries

National association honors local school library for excellence, just as deep education cuts force its longtime librarian out of her job

We visit three local companies that deal mostly in books and/or videos or music to see how they are managing to make ends meet in a new world of digital downloading.

Digital, Traditional or Both?

Tucson's book, music and video stores face an evolving and competitive marketplace.

Kimberly Craft interviews Peter Likins - PhD, President Emeritus,University of Arizona

The Family Man

Former UA president publishes a memoir that he calls a love story

How Lisa Napoli Found Her "Radio Shangri-La"

A mid-life crisis sent this successful public radio producer to Bhutan, where she helped establish the nation's first youth-oriented community radio station.

Kimberly Craft interviews Linda Berzok about her book, "Storied Dishes," and also speaks to one of the contributing authors, Jashio Pei.

Are We What We Eat?

New collection of essays celebrates the stories families create through food

Kimberly Craft interviews Brenda Viner, Co-Founder of the Festival of Books.

Tucson Welcomes Third Festival of Books

Free book event features hundreds of authors, donates proceeds to fund literacy outreach efforts

Could There Be Life On Jupiter?

The acclaimed science fiction author Dr. Ben Bova talks about his new novel "Leviathans of Jupiter" and the real science that inspired it.

The University of Arizona Poetry Center has become a valued resource in the community, and its recognized nationally and internationally, as one of the best of its kind. Since 1962 the center has hosted thousands of readings by most major contemporary U.S. poets, significant international visitors and emerging artists. Now, a new exhibit at the center features vintage poetry posters and it chronicles the early years of these public readings.

When Poetry Met Art

Vintage posters put literary legacy on exhibit at UA Poetry Center

NPR's Guy Raz and Three-Minute Fiction

The weekend host of All Things Considered talks about the latest round of his "Three-Minute Fiction" contest.

Acclaimed writer Leslie Marmon Silko shares secrets from "The Turquoise Ledge"

Her first book in ten years explores her own life and that of the Sonoran Desert in a non-linear fashion.

Exploring the story behind the deaths of three Boy Scouts near Tucson in 1958

Tucson author Cathy Hufault recounts the tragedy that sparked the largest search for missing persons in Arizona history

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