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Books & Authors

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10:47 AM - 13 Oct 2015

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The Tsar of Love and Techno
By Anthony Marra

Marra's first book, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, was one of my favorite books so I was a bit worried that The Tsar of Love and Techno… More

recommended by PimaLib_SusannahC

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Write a Novel in 30 Days! Let us help.
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Been waiting to write a book? A story you've had in your head for years, maybe an epic fantasy or crime novel? A family memoir, perhaps? A …

Ceremony Walking the Clouds Where Clouds Are Formed Coming to Light
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Indigenous Voices

A mix of realistic and literary fiction, memoirs, anthologies, literary fiction, poetry, and genre fiction at PCPL, by and about Native Amer…

recommended by PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Daughter of Smoke & Bone The Girl of Fire and Thorns A Discovery of Witches Sea of Poppies
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Three is a Magic Number

There's something powerful about a trilogy - a beginning, middle and an end. You know the series won't go on forever. But you get to conne…

recommended by PimaLib_RavenousReaders

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Big Read: Poe Kickoff @ The Loft
Oct 14th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway

Screening of the 1961 horror classic, The Pit and the Pendulum (starring Vincent Price), plus discussion, poems, photo booth, and snacks!

Annual LGBT Author Event is October 15

Walter Naegle, the former partner of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, discusses social justice and Rustin's legacy.

Author Peg Bowden and A Land of Hard Edg…
Oct 27th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

From the front lines of the border, Peg will show us how humanitarian actions transcend lines on a map.

I wanna hold your book: all about holds
By PimaLib_JB

Confused about placing holds in the catalog? Really want to read The Martian? Love screenshots? This post can help!

Tips from Infoline: Who you gonna call?
By PimaLib_BetsyL

Did you know you can call the library with any question and we will answer it on the spot or get back to you within a day or two?  We are w…

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Kids & Families
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PCPL Rainbow Storytime Top Picks

Talking to your child about diversity can be a challenge. These are the top picks of PCPL's LGBT Services Committee for exploring diversity …

recommended by PimaLib_LGBT

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Indigenous Voices in Picture and Chapter…

Great books for kids at PCPL, by and about Native Americans.

recommended by PimaLib_Kids

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Get ready to laugh with Beginning Reader…

Beginning readers will enjoy these books, because they are funny, have short sentences, but will make you laugh with pictures and words. PC…

recommended by PimaLib_SusanJ

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Chaturanga to Chess

Did you know that it is believed that the game of chess has been around since the 7th century? With Indian origins in the game called chatur…

recommended by PimaLib_VickiL

Put a Chess Tournament on Your Calendar!

We invite all ages to participate in these free, non-rated tournaments, held at a variety of locations.

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Beyond Books
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Library Hosts Annual LGBT Author Event

(Tucson, Ariz.) The Pima County Public Library's LGBT Services Committee presents author Walter Naegle on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 pm at …

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An Interview with Author Walter Naegle
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

“Be an angelic troublemaker!” -Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader. Every year the Pima County Public Library's LGBT Services Committee hosts…

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Check Out Free Tickets for Arts, Culture

Go to the opera. Visit a museum. Walk around the garden. Take a friend to the symphony. See a show. Now you can check out free tickets!

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Finding Your Family History

In multiple sessions on the 10th and 24th, the Pima County Genealogy Society will present helpful information, including a case study.

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Days of Being Wild
By PimaLib_ChrisD

Days of Being Wild 1990) directed by Wong Kar-Wai, takes place in Hong Kong in 1960. A young man named Yuddy (Leslie Cheung) tells Li-zhen …

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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
1001 ideas para cuidar al bebé El mejor comienzo Ser padres con amor y lógica Guía de supervivencia para mamás
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Como entender y criar a los niñ@s

¿Usted tiene un nuevo bebé en su vida? Aquí les tengo una lista de libros sobre como entender y criar a los niñ@s. ¡Encuentre estos libros e…

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

4 moons My straight son Tierra Madre Mosquita y Mari
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Películas LGBTQ en español

¿Usted tiene interes en libros de temas homosexuales, lesbiana, gay, transgenero, o bisexual? Mira algunas de estos títulos, disponible a PC…

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

El gallo de bodas Abuelos Carlos and the skunk Diego
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Libros en Español, para ninos

No es fácil encontrar libros para niños escritos en Español. Muy seguido, cuando le estoy leyendo a mi hijo llego a palabras que no conozco …

recommended by PimaLib_XochitlC

Gays y lesbianas Aprendices de brujo Tres junios Cartas a la sombra de tu piel
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Libros de Mariposas: LGBTQ libros en es…

¿Usted tiene interes en libros de temas homosexuales, lesbiana, gay, transgenero, o bisexual? Echa un vistazo a uno de estos títulos, dispo…

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

La tempestad Camaleones Zacatillo La mujer del vendaval
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El Amor y la angustia!

Tenemos tus telenovelas favoritas aquí en PCPL. Mira algunas de las historias Viejas y Nuevas, descubre algunas nuevas historias de amor, de…

recommended by PimaLib_MarissaA

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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Life Reimagined Checkups
Joyner-Green Valley and Oro Valley …

Life Reimagined is an innovative program that helps each of us identify and achieve our goals, no matter where we are in life.

1,001 Phrases You Need to Get A Job Do Over Resumes for Dummies Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters
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Job Hunting 2015

Updated 10/10/15! From animal keepers to wellness billing, this list has something for all job seekers.

recommended by PimaLib_JeanneH

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Teach Your Kids To Be Entrepreneurs

Get kids more involved with learning by teaching them to be entrepreneurs! They'll learn about communication, leadership and self-advocacy.

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Etsy and social media
By PimaLib_LisaB

Some tools you can use to augment your Etsy shop, and help people discover you.

Fundraising Consultants Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements
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Help! Nonprofit Consultants to the Rescu…

Sometimes you just need a little help with some unfamiliar territory or with reconsidering your work with fresh eyes. That's where a nonprof…

recommended by PimaLib_ideaspace

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Ouran High School Host Club Fullmetal Alchemist Vampire Knight Fruits Basket
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My Best Manga Buddies: Manga About More…

These are a list of manga where the character just made me fall in love with them. The people I met in these stories have become my imagina…

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

William Shakespeare's Star Wars Ready Player One The Screaming Staircase Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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YA Audiobooks with Great Narrators

These PCPL books on CD and digital downloads have one thing in common: a narrator with a voice you want to listen to for hours!

recommended by PimaLib_AmandaH

The Sweet Smell of Home Desert Indian Woman Blue Horses Rush in Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me
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Top Indigenous Picks for Teens

Native American writing at PCPL for teens and young adults.

recommended by PimaLib_MaryG

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Staff Pick
Grave Mercy
By Robin LaFevers

Ismae is not the member of just any convent, she belongs to the convent of St. Mortain, the god of Death where she has been chosen to be a p… More

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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Staff Pick
Shadow Scale
By Rachel Hartman

This long-awaited sequel to "Seraphina" delivers. I was completely caught up in the intrigue. I can't wait for the next one.

recommended by PimaLib_MaryG

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Digital Media
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Browsable Resource: IndieFlix
By PimaLib_JessicaP

Did I say browse? I meant get lost in.

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TED Talk vs. Book: Injustice

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system. Watch the talk, then download Just Mercy.

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October is Family History Month! Do you…
By PimaLib_JessicaP

We learn our family history in many ways. Sometimes, it’s hearing our great-great uncle tell the same ten stories every year from our youth…

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Ebook Author Contest

Local authors: check out this contest for an opportunity to find some new fans. Local readers: read the current winners for free!

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Community Choice
By Mary Roach

An extremely humorous tale of what happens when you eat - including past and present successful and not-so-sucessful experiments, including chewing, d… More

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Local Interest
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UA Downtown Lecture Series: Immortality
Oct 15th - Nov 11th
Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress Street

Following the popular series of free lectures at the Fox on food and happiness, this year's theme is immortality.

Big Read Connects Tucson
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Six Degrees of Edgar Allan Poe

Can we link Mary Poppins, the popular story of an English nanny, to the books of Edgar Allan Poe, within six steps?

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

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Now Sowing: Parsley (Jan~Feb, Sept~Nov)
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Parsley seeds in the catalogCommon Name:  Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)Seed Saving Level: AdvancedPlanting: Parsley enjoys cool temperatur…

The Nightmare Before Christmas Cinderella It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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Brace yourselves ... Pumpkin everything…

One of my favorite things about fall is that everything is pumpkin flavored or scented. Coffee, pastries, candles you name it! You can find…

recommended by PimaLib_KarinaR

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Where to get help growing roses in South…

Make no mistake, growing roses in the Tucson area is very different from other parts of the country. Our gardening calendar is different, ou…

recommended by PimaLib_LisaB

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