Historical Demographic Information

Social Explorer, a participatory effort from the National Science Foundation, the New York Times and Pearson Education, provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. In addition to its comprehensive data resources, Social Explorer offers features and tools to meet the needs of demography experts and novices alike.  There are some portions of this website that requires a subscription, but there is still a lot of information that can be accessed from the free portion of this informative page.


June 19 is Summer Learning Day!

June 19 is Summer Learning Day! Governor and Mrs. Ducey want all Arizona kids to make reading part of their summer fun-and to enjoy the tremendous benefits of reading 20 minutes a day while they’re on summer break.


 Click here to visit Read On Arizona !

Upcoming Program: Trademarks presented by Craig Morris of the USPTO

June 25, 2015 – Trademark Basics


Presented by Craig Morris of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names and business name registrations differ
  • Importance of selecting a mark that is federally registerable and legally protectable
  • Importance of doing a complete search
  • Whether an attorney should be used
  • Trademark infringement
  • The federal registration process
  • How to avoid scams by firms charging for services not required by the USPTO

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, Main Floor 

1901 W. Madison St. Phoenix, AZ 85009

About speaker Craig Morris:

Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, he is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals. For fourteen years prior, he was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark Electronic Application System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment. Mr. Morris has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney.

To Register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1111

Join us for the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta!

June 15, 2015 – Rights, Runnymede, and Robin Hood: Magna Carta to the Bill of Rights


Date: Monday, June 15, 2015

Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About speaker Robert McWhirter:

Robert J. McWhirter is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of the bill of rights. He is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. He is the author of Bills, Quills and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights.

To Register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1106