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The Changing Face of the Public Library

The Pima County Public Library is relying more on digital media every day, but what does that mean for the future of paper books? Even librarians differ on the answer to that question.

Lisa Bowden was honored with a Lumie, awarded by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.  This is our 6th of the 10 winners we will be profiling on Arizona Illustrated.

Kore Press Takes Home a Lumie

Feminist press recognized for its efforts to support unique voices

Tucson 'Bloomsday' A Celebration of Irish Culture

Annual gathering honoring Joyce's book 'Ulysses' mixes oration, song and Irish pride.

Even though the low literacy rate in Arizona was identified as a high priority issue at the Regional Town Hall Meetings in 2007, until recently there were several different literacy non-profits struggling to make ends meet. Now, in order to further their mission, five of those groups are coming together to act as one. Here's Mark McLemore to tell us more...

The New Tucson Literacy Movement

To better serve the community during difficult financial times, five local literacy groups are uniting.

Studio interview with Nancy Ledeboer, Library Director of the Pima County Public Library System

Libraries Offer Training, Seek Centenarians

In this follow-up to "Locals Unite for Literacy," Pima County Library Director Nancy Ledeboer addresses the library's summer offerings

Since 1969, Friends of the Pima County Library has donated more than $1 million and countless books to the Pima County library system.

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

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