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Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

Summer vacation often means a break from schoolwork for students, but to Terri Clark it means the potential for the summer slide – and not the one at the local water park. That’s because it can be a time when kids lose reading and literacy skills they learned during the school year because they don’t read over the summer.... Read more»

Tucson native chugs in to town for book reading

Journalist, author and Tucson native Tom Zoellner will give a reading from his new book "Train" at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave, on Friday evening. ... Read more»

Little Free Libraries putting books just down the street

Looking as much like birdhouses as book repositories, Little Free Libraries are popping up at dozens of front lawns, storefronts and parks in the Valley and around Arizona. ... Read more»

Libraries opposing bill to limit hikes by taxing districts

"Pima County can run its own fiscal affairs without being told how to do it by big daddy state government," said Tucson Democrat Bruce Wheeler, explaining his vote against a measure proceeding through the Legislature that Pima library staffers say would mean cutting staff and hours, and perhaps shuttering libraries.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why the JFK assassination still matters

An interview with Dr. Richard Buyer, author of "Why the JFK Assassination Still Matters." Then, the Reporters' Roundtable featured Dylan Smith of TucsonSentinel.com, and Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun. Plus, the Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

French author gets graphic about Tucson musicians

For most, thinking of Tucson's music scene and a "foreign" language would bring to mind Spanish. But local rockers have a long and deep connection with France, as well. Some of those connections are celebrated in the graphic novel "Retour a Sonora" (Back to Sonora) by author Nicolas Moog, of Metz, France.... Read more»

Remodeling, computer expansion to close El Pueblo Library next week

The El Pueblo Library, 101 W. Irvington Rd., will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 1, for remodeling. The library will re-open Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.... Read more»

Antigones marking 40 years with Saturday party

One of Tucson's last remaining independent bookstores will mark its 40th year in business with a party on Saturday. Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave., will celebrate with an afternoon of fun and sales, including a 2 p.m. cake cutting by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, Councilwoman Karin Uhlich, and store founder Barbara Atwood.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: A conversation with best-selling writer JA Jance

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Then, Samantha Esquivel of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Saturday's Mosey For Mutts event at Reid Park. Also, New York Times best-selling author JA Jance discussed her new novel, "Second Watch." Plus, Dr. Kevin Bonine, Biosphere 2's director of education and outreach, talked about the new Discovery Nights and extended hours at the science center.... Read more»

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard dead at 87

Although his work captured the gritty sneer of the Old West, the grimy slush of modern Detroit and the tattered veneer of Hollywood, acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard's work was about more than the surface. The author died Tuesday morning at his Michigan home, three weeks after a stroke.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Reflecting on Thomas Jefferson's writings

Republican strategist Sam Stone, Councilman Steve Kozachik, the editor of a collection of Thomas Jefferson's writings, the Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias, sportscaster Dave Sitton, attorney Don Loose... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Are public libraries still relevant?

An interview with Fred DuVal, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, plus financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Melinda Cervantes, director of the Pima County Public Library system. Also, Linda Ray of the Tucson Weekly had the every-other-Tuesday Buckmaster Arts Report.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: AMA declares obesity a disease

Interviews with Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the University of Arizona-based Center for Integrative Medicine. Also, Dr. Heather Connally of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson and Tucson-based writer John Krygelski talks about his new suspense-thriller "The Mutatus Procedure."... Read more»

New verse: Incoming director wants to grow Poetry Center's reach

The University of Arizona Poetry Center will see a change of meter this fall with the appointment of its first new executive director in over a decade. Tyler Meier, who is leaving his post as editor of the Kenyon Review, said he wants to expand the center's reach, engaging audiences both online and in the community.... Read more»

Sonia Sotomayor courts riches from book deal

When they aren’t busy handing down landmark decisions, professing the law or attending the opera, U.S. Supreme Court Justices can make millions in book deals. The high court’s authors raked in nearly $2 million in publishing advances, appearances and royalties during 2012, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor taking home the lion’s share.... Read more»

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