The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.

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New Year lion in New Chinatown
Wendy Horowitz, May 20, 2024

Photographer Harry Quillen loved the circus, and during the 1940s, he enthusiastically captured the light-hearted spirit of the traveling show with his large format camera.

Phoenix Bakery in early 1940s Central Plaza, current Phoenix outdoor sign and menu cover with Sing Song
Vi Ha, May 17, 2024

Long-time visitors of Chinatown will be very familiar with the storefront with Sing Song, a Tyrus Wong (1910-2016) drawn logo of a bashful little boy in a traditional Chinese haircut with a robe holding a box behind his back

Dr. Leana Wen and her book, Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health
, May 13, 2024

Dr. Leana Wen (pronounced Lee-nah) is an emergency physician and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Double lions from Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang with art by LeUyen Pham
Jennifer Siron, May 09, 2024

Curious about the guardian lion? The guardian lion, also known as Komainu, Shishi, or Fu Lion, symbolizes prosperity, success, and guardianship.