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Homeschooling to be focus of Tempe library workshop

Homeschooling to be focus of Tempe library workshop

By Joyce Coronel Kris Hansen has a master’s degree in biology and teaches online courses through Mesa Community College, but she’s also got a more an unconventional teaching gig. The mother of five teaches chemistry, natural science and biology to children, all from a friend’s spacious kitchen. The endeavor is part of the homeschooling movement, […]

Tempe series offers aspiring writers a voice

Tempe series offers aspiring writers a voice

The next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King could be discovered at the Tempe Public Library. In fact, the library could be their first publisher. Tempe Public Library and Arizona State University have teamed up to encourage local writers and give them voices. The library offers a variety of programs designed to polish writing skills and […]

Discovering their super powers

Discovering their super powers

On a recent Saturday, the downstairs of the Tempe Public Library looked like it was packed not only with readers but with characters from the shelves. Superheroes, aliens, sword-wielding warriors and zombie hunters prowled the , seeing and being seen. The occasion was not some interdimensional warp which deposited dozens of denizens of comics and […]

Apartment fears not based on current zoning map for Corona/So. Tempe Character Area, notes planner

Apartment fears not based on current zoning map for Corona/So. Tempe Character Area, notes planner

Editor’s note: Nancy Ryan, project management coordinator overseeing the development of Tempe’s Character Area Plan, has issued a response to residents opposing what they feared could be the possibility of apartments being built in their area. Her comments follow. We recently received emails from residents of the Corona/South Tempe Character Area voicing their opposition to […]

South Tempe prof uses $1 million grant to dig deep into Earth’s history

Among the nation’s premier biogeochemistry scientists, including the many to whom recognition would propel vital future research, only a handful ever make the grade. In recent weeks, south Tempe resident and ASU professor Ariel Anbar joined the elite few to have received a five-year, $1 million grant that accompanies the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute […]

Christmas trees help preserve memories of seasons past

Each ornament and light on the two Christmas trees that will mark the holiday season at Tempe History Museum, 805 E. Southern Ave., this month will not only represent a story in someone’s life—it will help preserve the stories of others. For the 13th holiday season, Tempe Historical Society’s Larry Campbell Tree of Lights project, […]