Phoenix Arizona

Burton Barr Central Library Celebrates Summer Solstice by quotes

 Burton Barr Central Library Celebrates Summer Solstice

Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., will celebrate the summer solstice Thursday, June 21, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

The free celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with Irish and Scottish music performed by Rich Bailey followed by a noon talk by architect Will Bruder, who designed the library.

The event takes place in the Great Reading Room on the fifth floor, which was designed with the summer solstice in mind. On the first day of summer the sun is at its highest path through the sky and the day is the longest.

As the solstice unfolds, light and shadows will move across the walls on the fifth floor through the skylights, and sunlight will illuminate the room’s tapered columns.

For more information, call 602-534-0603 or visit

Jump Start Your Business program at Red Mountain Library by quotes

Jump Start Your Business program at Red Mountain Library

City of Mesa Library

For Release: March 6, 2007

Contact: Marcie Andrews

Red Mountain Library

480-644-3582 Tel

“Jumpstart your business” program at Red Mountain Library

Anyone starting or running a small business can learn about free community resources at the “Jumpstart Your Business: Free Business Resources” program, Tuesday, March 20th, 6:30-8:30pm at Red Mountain =

Library, 635 N. Power Road in Mesa.

The free evening workshop will feature presentations and information from many local resources, including the Small Business Administrations (SBA), SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business= , Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Self-Employment Loan Fund (SELF), Mesa’s Office of Economic Development and the City of Mesa Library. Following the presentations, participants can meet one-on-one with representatives and learn how to use the library’s business databases f= or business and marketing research. It’s a program designed to help local=

business start-ups and those running or expanding become more successful.=

No registration is necessary.

For more information about this program and the library, call 480- 644-2207, or visit

Teens Invited to Submit Ideas for Summer Reading Video by quotes

 Teens Invited to Submit Ideas for Summer Reading Video

March is “Teen Tech Month” at Phoenix Public Library. A highlight of this first-ever observance is a video contest to promote the library’s summer reading program for teens.

Valley teens between 12 and 18 may enter by submitting a script and thumbnail sketches that illustrate the summer reading theme, “Read Your {?#@} Off.” The city’s youth and education channel, know99, will produce a one- to two-minute video based on the winning script and sketches.

The deadline for submissions is March 16. Entries can be delivered or mailed to any city library or Teen Central at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004. The winning video will be shown on know99 and YouTube.

Meanwhile, special programs are planned at Phoenix libraries in conjunction with the month.

For a list of events and library locations, visit or call 602-495-5114.



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 for more information.