Books & Authors
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Remembering Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Leonard Nimoy became the unflappable Mr. Spock to a generation.

recommended by PimaLib_SherrieB

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Community Choice
Hyperbole and A Half
By Allie Brosh

laughter and tears ( of laughter). absolutely HILARIOUS

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Catalog Search
Read a Cozy Mystery

You can search our new catalog by tag to find your favorite genres!

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Great Hera! Celebrate Wonder Woman this…

Join PCPL's Joel D. Valdez Main Library as we celebrate Women's History Month with a celebration of all things Wonder Woman. A bike in movi…

recommended by PimaLib_KarenG

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White and Gold! No, Blue and Black!

You've probably heard by now about #TheDress. If you're looking to debate more optical illusions with your family and friends (or on social…

recommended by PimaLib_AmandaH

Featured
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Job Openings at the Library

Pima County Public Library currently has openings for three positions: Library Services Manager - 6127 Library Program Instructor - 6103 (Par…

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What we'd like to see on bedside tables

Our recommendations for the family and the staff at Downton Abbey. Caution: Spoilers!

recommended by PimaLib_SherrieB

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Celebrate Mexican-American authors and c…
By PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

PCPL's Nuestras Raíces brings you authors, poets...y poquita panza.

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Terrific for 2-Year-Olds

These are titles my daughter loved at 2-3 years. She'd want us to read them over and over (and over!), and never tired of the same stories. …

recommended by PimaLib_BetsyL

News
Mission Library closed for renovation

Library has closed temporarily for renovation of the library's interior.

Beyond Books
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Bikes + Movies = Fun at 2nd Saturdays

Bike on down to the library during 2nd Saturdays on March 14! We're showing Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.

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iPads, Etc.-Everything You Want To Know

We'll teach you how to download eBooks, music, audiobooks, and videos on your device, smartphone, or laptop. It's free! (So are the smiles.)

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Free Tax Help at Libraries

Get free tax preparation help starting January 24. Take a look at the schedule and find out what you need to bring.

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Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian

March is National Nutrition Month.  This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating a…

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Creating a culture of literacy and a lov…
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

This article by Community Partnerships Librarian Dawn Gardner was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 8, 2015. As a librarian…

¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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2015 Tucson Festival of Books - Nuestras…

Nuestras Raices authors at the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books

recommended by PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

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2015 Tucson Festival of Books - Nuestras…

Nuestras Raices authors at the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books

recommended by PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

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Bienvenidos a la biblioteca

Aprovecha de clases gratuitas de inglés, uso de computadoras, préstamos de DVDs, libros y más. ¡Es tu biblioteca—te esperamos!

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Recursos en linea...en español

¡ Revistas, enciclopedias, y mas!

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First Readers in Spanish

"Finding early readers in Spanish is easy. Finding good ones that are not simply translations of English versions is hard."

Kids & Families
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Rhyme Time – Sleeping Bunnies
By PimaLib_KendraD

Children who enter kindergarten ready to read have heard on average 30 million more words than children who are not ready to read. Talking to your …

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Arizona Sci Tech Festival Comes to Your…
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian

The fourth-annual AZ SciTech Festival happens this February and March with nearly one thousand events for adults and kids across the state.

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Meet the Authors at the Tucson Festival…
By PimaLib_MaureenK

My favorite book festival happens this year from March 14-15, on the University of Arizona campus. Besides the activities for families, your voraci…

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And the Award Goes To... ALA Child Pictu…

Check out these award winning books at Pima County Public Library. The American Library Association youth media awards were given out in Chi…

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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Join Our Director at the Tucson Festival…
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

Have a business or nonprofit? Thinking about it? Don't miss these programs at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 14-15.

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How to Launch Lean with Heather Hiscox

A three-part series on everything you need to know to get started with your business idea. You can attend just one, or all three.

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Top 10 Books on Social Entrepreneurship

These are all books on how businesses can do well by doing good. A revision of a list created in 2013 for the Catalyst Cafe.

recommended by PimaLib_LisaB

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Are There Grants for Small Businesses?
By PimaLib_KassyR

As an entrepreneur starting a new business, you might wonder if there are grants to help offset some of the costs you're incurring. Unfortunately a…

Downtown Tucson
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Want to start a business? A checklist

What does it take to start a business? Here are all the steps, grouped into 5 stages.

Teens
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Meet Lisa McMann at TFOB: Popular author…
By PimaLib_WilliamB

"The Unwanteds" has been described as "Hunger Games Meets Harry Potter." Chat with author Lisa McMann at the Tucson Festival of Books.

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She’s not a gordita, she’s not a fat girl, she…
By PimaLib_Pam

I don't often laugh out loud when I'm reading, but I couldn't help myself with this funny and inspiring story. In journal form, the reader gets to …

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The authors are coming! Young adult aut…
By PimaLib_Pam

This coming March 14-15 marks the 7th annual Tucson Festival of Books which has quickly become one of the premier book festivals in the country. …

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Learn Skills & Earn Money

Are you a teen looking for a job and work experience? The Pima County One-Stop can help you get where you want to go. Apply online today!

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Are you up for a Challenge?

Join YALSA's 2015 Hub Reading challenge and see if you can read 25 of their award winning Teen titles by June 21st! We've got a few of their…

recommended by PimaLib_AmandaH

Digital Media
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It's new, and it's streaming now!

Documentaries, animated shorts, and mainstream movies make up this eclectic list of new arrivals in PCPL's streaming video collection.

recommended by PimaLib_JB

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Got a Minute? Learn about Indieflix!

Intrigued? Visit our Digital Media page in "Research & Learn" to give IndieFlix a try. They're up to 6,882 titles and growing!

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Water your family tree

Research genealogy and obituaries with our online resources, including Ancestry and more.

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Above & Beyond
By PimaLib_CarlM

First of all I want to make it clear that I do not own any glow sticks. Second, while I will admit that Freegal is a haphazard source of music, …

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Stream PBS videos, explore your world

Access our premier collection of online PBS videos featuring science, history, culture, current events, and much more right here.

Local Interest
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Send Feedback on County Economic Plan

Review the County plan to promote economic development, job growth and rising income. Comments will be accepted through March 20,

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Circle of Book Clubs Event: Mar. 12

The Pima Library Foundation event with Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice, is Mar. 12. For details, visit the website.

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Free Bike Safety Classes at 724-BIKE

Sign up for classes including traffic skills, child/parent bike safety, bike mechanics, and get-back-on-your-bike. Free helmets and more!

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Antibalas and Zap Mama: A Match Made in…
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

To think I almost did not go to last night's concert because it was at The Fox Theater and I was concerned that dancing would be strictly prohi…

Mary Robinson
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Mary Robinson Talks Climate Change

U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson presents, "Everybody Matters: Climate Change and Human Rights," Mar. 12 at the UA.

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