The Tucson Festival of Books is just a few years old but already it has grown to be one of the most important book festivals in the country. For two days the University of Arizona's mall is turned into an educational playground. Author talks, educational demonstrations, and science experiments engage people of all ages. Check out the top photo of the "Brain-iac" Hats! Fun! The bottom photo is the Planetary Science Institute's impact rock demo table.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: