Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Grand Canyon

One of Arizona’s most celebrated natural wonders is the Grand Canyon National Park, established on February 26, 1919, by President Woodrow Wilson. The Grand Canyon first gained federal recognition in 1893, when President Benjamin Harrison authorized the creation of the … Continue reading

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Harper Lee, 1926-2016

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died today. We will all miss this author of an American classic.  

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Travelling Lighthouse Libraries

Looking for a neat read? Check out Atlas Obscura’s article about the travelling book collections that used to provide library service to the families of America’s lighthouse keepers! http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-most-precious-cargo-for-lighthouses-across-america-was-a-traveling-library

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DAZL!

The State Library’s online branch, DAZL (Digital AZ Library) has launched a blog! Head on over and check it out: http://www.azlibrary.gov/dazl/blog    

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Upcoming Program!

Febuary 23, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshops Learn to use ReferenceUSA! Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, … Continue reading

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Arizona Patents Coloring Book!

After finishing up the National Archives of the United States Coloring Book of Patents 2016, we wanted more, so we turned to our Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) and came up with a coloring book of patents issued to … Continue reading

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Patents Coloring Book!

The National Archives has just released a coloring book consisting of zany old patents! To download: https://archivesaotus.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/patentscoloringbook.pdf

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