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CHANNEL 8 FEATURES LIBRARY SPEAKER ON “HORIZONTE” by quotes

CHANNEL 8 FEATURES LIBRARY SPEAKER ON “HORIZONTE”

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Luis Alberto Urrea, who presented
programs at Phoenix Public Library in September, will be a featured
guest on “Horizonte” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 26) on
Channel 8-KAET.  Urrea will discuss his book, “The Devil’s Highway: A
True Story,” which explores the fate of 26 Mexican men who attempted
to cross the border into southern Arizona through a stretch of desert
known as “the Devil’s Highway.”  The station taped the interview
while Urrea was in Phoenix for the library appearances.

Visit http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte for more information.

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Cancer Survivor, Author To Present Free Library Talk by quotes

 Cancer Survivor, Author To Present Free Library Talk

Four-time cancer survivor and author Sherry B. Williams will present a free program at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Burton Barr Central Library’s Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave.

She will discuss her courageous fight against the disease and share her experiences with other cancer patients and their families.

Williams also will sign copies of her book, “When Cancer Calls,” which can be purchased at the event.



Friends of the Tempe Public Library fall book sale by quotes

Friends of the Tempe Public Library fall book sale

 

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Friends of the Tempe Public Library will hold a fall
book sale on Saturday, October 28, in the library’s lower level Program
Room. The event will begin with a special members-only sale from 9-10
a.m. The sale will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

           

The sale will feature a wide range of materials at bargain prices,
including children’s books, paperback and hardback fiction and
non-fiction books. Members of the Tempe Historical Society also will
sell merchandise at reduced prices from the Tempe Historical Museum Gift
Shop, including cards, jewelry, toys and other gift items.  

 

Community members who wish to become a member of the Friends may
purchase a membership on the day of the sale or complete a membership
application at the Library or via the Friends Web site at
http://community.tempe.gov/libraryfriends/. The Friends Web site
provides complete information on the group’s activities in support of
the Tempe Public Library.

 

The Friends of the Tempe Public Library is a non-profit organization
that, through its fundraising activities, sponsors programs for adults
and children, purchases library equipment and furnishings, and promotes
the library’s activities. The Tempe Public Library is at 3500 S. Rural
Rd., on the southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue. For more
information, contact the Friends at 480-350-5599.



Phoenix Public Library Will Host Celebrated Hispanic Author by quotes

Phoenix Public Library Will Host Celebrated Hispanic Author

Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea will present two “Serious Confetti” programs as part of Phoenix Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month observance.

Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, will be at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., on Sept. 20 and at Palo Verde Library, 4402 N. 51st Ave., on Sept. 21.

The free programs will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Book sales and an author-signing will follow.

Born to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea uses his dual cultural experiences to explore life’s major themes. His most recent book, “The Hummingbird’s Daughter,” tells the story of his great aunt, Teresa Urrea, who is known as “the Mexican Joan of Arc.”

He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story,” which explores the fate of 26 Mexican men who attempted to cross the border into southern Arizona through a scorching stretch of desert know as “the Devil’s Highway.” Four days later, only 12 were alive. Urrea’s book examines immigration issues while illuminating the lives and deaths of the victims known as “the Yuma 14.”

“Serious Confetti” is the library’s ongoing literary series that has brought many acclaimed authors and artists to Phoenix libraries. It is funded by APS, Friends of the Phoenix Public Library and the Phoenix Public Library Foundation, with additional support from the John F. Long Foundation.

For more information, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

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