Books & Authors
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Going Under the Knife – Medical Thriller…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

PCPL staff compile a list of thrillers in the blood, guts and medical vein (pardon the pun).              Peter Clement Robin Cook …

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Do Sci-Fi Fans Dream of Electric Books?…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

           Do you like your sci-fi with a little less of that "hard" edge? These popular PCPL authors blur the genre lines in diverse and exciting…

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Community Choice
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
By Deborah Moggach

Enjoyed so much! Would highly recommend for a fun and engaging read. The characters are gems and the author's ability to shed light on so… More

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Bountiful Native Beezzzz
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Pollinators are crucial to a healthy, harmonious environment. With over 4,000 species, native bees are the most important pollinators in North Amer…

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Staff Pick
Veronica Mars
By Rob Thomas

It's read by Kristen Bell, you guys! Co-written by the show's creator Rob Thomas, it picks up Veronica's story where the movie left off. A… More

recommended by PimaLib_MiraD

Featured
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Seedy News: New Seed Library Page

Stop by our fancy new page to browse info about our Seed Library, with resources and inspiration for budding gardeners and digging in!

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Find Popular Authors by Genre

We've been working on a top-secret project for a while, and it's ready to see the light of day! We hope you love finding new authors :)

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Awful Movie, but Amazing Book

My recent unprecedented amount of disappointment in the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth's Insurgent led me to reminisce on the amazing boo…

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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Garden Bugs: Living with Insects in the

Not all bugs in your garden are pests. Join the Pima County Master Gardeners as they teach you how to live in harmony with your garden bugs.

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March Madness at PCPL!

This year you can take PCPL to the championship bracket and win! Pick out an excellent book on March Madness and NCAA Basketball, especially…

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

Beyond Books
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Feeding the Soil that Feeds You
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Soil is the foundation of every great garden. Composting is a great way to improve your soil for gardening, especially here in the desert. Desert s…

News
Library nurses selected as 2015 Tucson F…

Pima County Public Library congratulates Library Nurses Daniel Lopez and Gloria Barrett for being selected 2015 Tucson Fabulous 50 Nurses by the Tu…

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Library programs help find our roots in…
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

This article by Librarian Margie Trujillo-Farmer was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 8, 2015. The books I read when I was…

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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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Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna

Explore Enciclopedia Moderna, una fuenta de conocimiento autorizada y confiable, con miles de artículos sobre un amplio rango de temas.

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El mejor lugar para encontrarnos con nue

Nuestras Raíces es el programa de Bibliotecas Públicas del Condado Pima que destaca los tesoros lingüísticos y culturales de nuestra com

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Being Found by Isabel Quintero
By PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces Pablo Neruda writes, “And it was at that age.../poetry arrived in search of me,” and I think that’s how I felt back in 20…

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The Amado Women by Désirée Zamorano
By PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

The Amado Women The Amado Women by Désirée Zamorano Reviewed by Debbie Chavez, Librarian, Eckstrom-Columbus Library While movies and TV sh…

Kids & Families
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Fabulous Family Read Alouds

Great chapter books kids will sit still for! Gather the whole family and share a chapter a night before bedtime. Available at PCPL these ti…

recommended by PimaLib_JulieH

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Playful Coding for Beginners: for kids,…

Fun, user-friendly websites and books at PCPL that help kids learn to code. We also offer Create IT classes for teens and tweens who want to…

recommended by PimaLib_JB

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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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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

Tucson So. Az jobseekers... chk out FREE day of rejuv&lrng April17 at JoelValdezMainLibrary @pimalibrary @LaidOffCampTuc. #LaidOffCamp

11:30 AM - 28 Mar 2015

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Looking for work? Go to camp! LaidOffCam…
By PimaLib_IdeaSpace

Think of it as a Spa Day for anyone looking for work or changing careers. Laid Off Camp will be a day just for you to boost your job search &he…

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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

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.

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Expert Advice on Interview Techniques

Use these PCPL recommended books to help you prepare for any interview. Topics include: dressing for success, hard to answer questions, and …

recommended by PimaLib_MichelleS

Teens
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YA Lit Films coming soon!

These fantastic YA novels will hit the big screen in 2015--or soon after. Hurry! Read the book at PCPL before the movie.

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

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Books on My Bedside Table

I have been focusing on working with children at the library for the last three years which means I have been reading a lot of picture books…

recommended by PimaLib_KendraD

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Do you want to know the secrets of the u…
By PimaLib_Teens

About a month ago, I finished a fantastic book called Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Aristotl…

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Fantastic Finds from Fellow Teens

PCPL's River Teen Tribunal spent some time highlighting some of their favorite books. Like what you see? Check out their blogs on other titl…

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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Red Mars
By Kim Stanley Robinson

During a recent Blog Picture Science podcast, Kim Stanley Robinson admitted that colonizing Mars won't be as easy as described in his Mars trilogy, in light of More

recommended by PimaLib_JohnM

Digital Media
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OneClickdigital Audiobooks & eBooks

Want your audiobooks and eBooks now? Most books on OneClickdigital are instant access—no waiting, no hold list, instant gratification.

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Nick Cave and the Sad Soundtracks
By PimaLib_JB

When I saw the second--to-last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I was delighted to recognize a classic song from one o…

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10 Feline Flicks to Stream

Cat lovers and owners will relate to these short films available through PCPL's IndieFlix subscription.

recommended by PimaLib_KatherineB

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Top 40 Crush

Have you been sucked into the dark, hypnotic ballad "Take Me to Church" slaying the airways across the country? You should certainly give i…

recommended by PimaLib_GretchenH

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Catalog Search
For Aspiring Pirates

When you search our new catalog for "pirates," look on the right of your search! Piratepedia and Speak Like a Pirate await, ye mateys!

Local Interest
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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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Community Choice
Kumihimo
By Rebecca Ann Combs

This is a great book for a Kumihimo beginner. It's explained well with pictures and diagrams. Patterns are also included. Bonus: This is a… More

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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,

PCPL little free library at Tucson Festival of Books
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Little Free (and Fun) Libraries

Read about the Little Free Libraries that are popping up in our community. Get information about building one, too!

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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…

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