The Pima County Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. La Biblioteca Pública del Condado Pima estará cerrada el lunes, 25 de mayo por motivo del Día de los soldados caídos.

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Books & Authors
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Inspirational Suspense and Intrigue
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

If you like to read books that make you jump along with a dash of inspiration - these authors are for you!

David Letterman
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Sayonara, Dave! Top 10 Reasons We Will M…

David Letterman's final "Late Show With Letterman" is Wednesday, May 20. After 33 years and 6000+ talk show appearances, the legendary comic…

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

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Christian Fiction – Biblical, End Times…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

PCPL staff provide a medley of Christian Fiction authors - something for everyone.

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Staff List
I'm not a millionaire but I can read abo…

A list of fiction and nonfiction reads to put you inside the mind of a millionaire for Be a Millionaire Day on May 20.

recommended by PimaLib_SherrieB

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Talking To Girls About Duran Duran
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

"Growing up in the 1980's, you were surrounded by mysteries" --Rob Sheffield, Talking To Girls About Duran Duran Talking to Girls About Duran…

Summer Reading
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Inside SummerMania!! Interview with Apri…
By PimaLib_SummerReading

Aprilynne Pike will be at MegaMania!! on July 11. Get to know her before you see her by reading our Inside SummerMania!! interview.

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Are they bored? Summer Reading events ar…
By PimaLib_SummerReading

They'll need things to do between books. Here's the scoop on using the calendar.

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SummerMania!! Heroes of the Past

Honor the past -- Storm the castle with Vikings and knights! Become the warrior!

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Be Someone’s Hero: Volunteer Opportuniti…
By PimaLib_Pam

Are you thinking of volunteering in the community? Your local library is a good first place to consider. Stop by for an application or download it …

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Every hero has a story this summer!
By PimaLib_SummerReading

Grab your cape and your favorite book to start your Summer Reading adventure!

Featured
News
Libraries will be open for business as u…

The Pima County Public Library will be open for business as usual. At the Board meeting held on Tuesday, May 19, the Pima County Board of Superv…

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Join our team-Be a librarian at Pima Cou…

Pima County Public Library currently has an opening for this position: Librarian I - 6120.

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Become a filmmaker! Sign up now for That’…
By PimaLib_Teens

Learn about filmmaking with the help of professionals from Pan Left Productions by making trailer-length films based on favorite books.

Kids & Families
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Is my child on the right track?

Find the answer in these checklists of developmental milestones for children 0-5.

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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

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Help Your Kids Develop a Healthy Brain

The New Directions Institute provides parents and caregivers with tools to help children enter school ready to learn.

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Fun Reading Games for Young Ones

Check out the many fun, educational online games for kids developed by the leader in educational programming, PBS.

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Summer Camps for Kids!

Looking for a place to drop the kids off in the summer? Look no further! This page lists dozens of summer camps for kids of all ages.

¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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Staff List
Savor the Spanish Language in Poetry

Spanish is a language meant for poetry. Remind yourself of the beauty of the Spanish language with the works of these poets available at PC…

recommended by PimaLib_PamP

Mia Idea: Summer Reading Superhero
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¡Las bibliotecas y las escuelas forman e…
By PimaLib_SummerReading

¿Han oído hablar del “deslice del verano”? Sucede durante el verano cuando los estudiantes pierden algo del progreso que habían hecho a través del …

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¡Cada héroe tiene una historia este vera…
By PimaLib_SummerReading

¡Ponte la capa y toma tu libro favorito para comenzar la aventura de la Lectura de Verano!

Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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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.

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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.



pimacountylibrary Code for Tucson founder Dan Stormont has joined the library and is developing programs teaching programming to people of all ages. This was …
Catalyst Café schedule for Spring and Summer 2015
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Spring and Summer Catalyst Cafés
By PimaLib_IdeaSpace

Catalyst Cafés for April, May, June, July, August, and September Where new ideas + local know-how meet 4/14: Instagram vs. Pinterest for Busine…

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City of Tucson: Green Business

Are you a small business owner looking to go green? Learn more about the City of Tucson's incentives here.

Teens
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Explore the urban side of fiction
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

PCPL has a lot of great street life fiction in book, eBook, and CD formats. We have more excellent books like these, so be sure and ask staff for m…

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Grace Yourself with Graceling
By PimaLib_Teens

While investigating the kidnapping of a prince, Katsa finds herself thrown into an adventure full of intrigue, and shrouded in mystery.

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How I Look is Not My Worth
By PimaLib_Pam

"How I look is not my worth. I get to determine what I'm worth; not other people." -Isabel Quintero If you missed author Isabel Quintero at the…

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Tough Guys Cry Too: Romantic-ish Stuff F…

Guys enjoy romantic books too. Here's a few to try out!

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

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One girl’s journey from Cuba to America
By PimaLib_Teens

When I was growing up in the Detroit area in the early 1960's there was a young girl at my school who had just moved from Cuba and was very &hellip…

Digital Media
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The Thrill is Gone: Remembering B.B. Kin…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Remembering B.B. King (1925-2015)

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Online Resource
Plan your Memorial Day cookout!

Get recipes, menu ideas, and party tips from Every Day with Rachael Ray. Download it free from Zinio!

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Online Resource
Planning an epic summer vacation?

May’s issue of National Geographic Traveler Interactive features 50 of the world’s greatest guided trips for inspiration! Free on Zinio!

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Food & Gardening Magazines & More

Did the Seed Library Forums get you intrigued? We offer 24/7 access to digital resources like magazines, journal articles, and more.

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Girl on the Train Read Alikes

Mysterious, check. Disturbing, check. Unreliable narrator...triple-check. Find similar eBooks and audiobook downloads on OverDrive!

Local Interest
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A Seed Library Comes to the Old Pueblo
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

This is the full text of Justine Hernandez's presentation at the International Seed Library Conference, held in Tucson, AZ May 3-6, 2015.

Librarian Justine Hernandez, by Paul Mirocha, for Edible Baja Arizona, May 2015
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"Seed Saviors," Edible Baja Arizona

Good things are growing at our Southern Arizona public seed libraries.

Reddington Pass in the Rincon Mountains, Tucson, Arizona
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Waiting for the Ice to Break on the Sant…
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

When will it hit 100°? Learn more about the local history of "the first day the ice breaks" on the Santa Cruz River.

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Farmers’ Markets in Pima County
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

From the Librarian Files Here is a list of Farmers' Markets in Pima County, including their days and times of operation. Pima County is home …

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Keep the kiddos busy this summer

Sign up now for Parks & Recreation classes through the City of Tucson.

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