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Essential Reading: Indigenous Peoples of…
By PimaLib_JessicaP

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, recognized by the United Nations, is observed every year on August 9th. But there …

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…

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The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray The World's Greatest Letters The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde
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Wild About Wilde

Oscar Wilde's incredible writing adventures, stories and poems were nothing compared to his relationships with society and those he loved pr…

recommended by PimaLib_VickiL

Fifty Shades of Chicken Everyone Loves Bacon Arlene Sardine El buen lobito
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Grown-Up Storytime

Storytime is not just for kids. Check out these hilarious books that make great read alouds for grown-ups. All available at PCPL.

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

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A Metallic Opera Song
By PimaLib_Teens

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine is a haunting retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, set within a slaughterhouse inhabited by the factory…

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Our Annual LGBT Author Event is Oct 15
Oct 15th | 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Meet the surviving life-partner of the pioneer civil rights leader Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), the invisible man, unknown hero of the civil rights m…

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…

It's Tucson Modernism Week!

This event guide (PDF) includes great vintage photos, including this shot of Murphy-Wilmot Library in 1964.

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Kids & Families
Science Spectacular: Spin, Pop, Boom
Oct 10th | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Presented by Mad Science.Be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo t…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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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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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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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Tucson Meet...and Listen to Yourself
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

Tucson Meet Yourself is coming up in downtown from October 9-11. It is conveniently located in the environs of the Joel D Valdez Main Libra…

Hesher In Bruges The Guard Celeste and Jesse Forever
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DVDs you might have missed

The DVD collection at PCPL gets a lot of use. Hooray! The downside is you might miss some real gems when you're browsing at the library beca…

recommended by PimaLib_AmyB

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Community Choice
Birdman Or, (The Unexpected Virtue of Ig…

Amazing film. Excellent in every aspect. I haven't seen a continuously shot film since Hitchcock's "Rope", not counting Welles' "Touch of Evil" ope… More

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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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

El buen lobito Cómo esconder un león Un poco de mal humor La arana muy ocupada
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Pero que orejas tan grandes tienes...

¡Para escucharte mejor! Aquí encontrará una lista de algunos de mis libros favoritos para niños (varios nuevos y algunos viejitos) para leer…

recommended by PimaLib_PaulinaAC

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DVDs Nuevos

Ver las novedades de los últimos 30 días.

The upside down boy Nacho Gracias, Sr. Falker Moony Luna
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¡No lleves un ratón a la escuela y mucho…

Mientras que Luna, Lunita, Lunera no quiere ir a la escuela, una llamita sigue a María hasta su clase y una paloma muy pero muy terca quiere…

recommended by PimaLib_PaulinaAC

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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.

1,001 Phrases You Need to Get A Job Do Over The Professor Is in Resumes for Dummies
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Job Hunting 2015

Current links to job positions and resources available at PCPL (Pima County Public Library). More than 25 job titles and updated links to o…

recommended by PimaLib_JeanneH

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…

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pimacountylibrary How you can avoid sharing fake news. #justsayin
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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

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Teen Zombie Prom
Oct 9th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Come party like the undead! Free food, crafts, costume contest, and more! Ages 12-19.

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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

Ink and Bone Immunity Hungry Expiration Day
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The Next Hunger Games: Fresh New Dystopi…

Love the Hunger Games and Divergent books? Find a new dystopian read at PCPL before it gets optioned into the next hit movie.

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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The First Part Last
By Angela Johnson

I will start off by saying that I am not one to read either realistic or urban fiction which this book definitely is. So when this was a req… More

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

Eleanor & Park It's Kind of A Funny Story Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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If You Liked Paper Towns....

Some have action. Some have adventure. Some just have that teenage angst we all want to read about. And PCPL has 'em all!

recommended by PimaLib_CaitlinB

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Digital Media
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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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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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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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Alexander Hamilton...NON-STOP
By PimaLib_JessicaP

Were you one of those people doing your best to bring down NPR's cloud last week by listening to the new Original Cast Recording of Lin-Man…

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Add customized dictionaries to ebooks

A lot of books have their own very specific type of word usage. The Fictionary fills in those gaps.

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Local Interest
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Pride on Parade
Oct 10th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
4th Avenue

The annual LGBTQA2 parade returns to 4th Avenue this year, with a block party immediately following.

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

pimacountylibrary This morning, from Sentinel Peak. #desertrain #tucson #thisistucson #whyilovewhereilive
Tubac Photographers in Arizona, 1850-1920 The Kachina and the Cross A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
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Get Acquainted With The Place We Call Ho…

Tucson Meet Yourself is happening the weekend of October 9-11 in Downtown Tucson so stop in and get acquainted with the culture, art, commun…

recommended by PimaLib_AmandaB

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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.

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