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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

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Why Book Clubs + the Library = Awesomene…
By PimaLib_JB

Here at the library, we love book clubs, and book clubs love us! It's a symbiotic relationship. Or something. Already in a book club? Check ou…

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Can't wait to see Anne Perry @ TFOB?

Mystery buffs will line up to catch Anne Perry at the Tucson Festival of Books. Try these books if you love hers!

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

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Like Hampton Sides, coming to TFOB?

True adventure fans are looking forward to seeing Hampton Sides at the Tucson Festival of Books. If you like him, try these next!

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

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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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

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Welcome to the Library's new website!

Find out about the website's new features and how to get your library card registered and ready to go!

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Mission Library closed for renovation

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

Beyond Books
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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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If you liked Selma...

PCPL has some great movies in our collection about civil rights, equality, and justice. Perfect for February (Black History Month), Cesa…

recommended by PimaLib_AskaLibrarian

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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…

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A Healthy Heart
By PimaLib_SarahB

February is American Heart Month.  This February, as you think about Valentine’s Day and those whom you care about, don’t forget to show some love …

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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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Rainbow Storytime Makes Family Life More…
By PimaLib_LGBT

Love of Reading + Rainbow Storytimes = the perfect match. ♥

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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

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Keep books and reading close to your hea…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

There is something about getting to pick a book, a book to take home and keep, a book to read, cherish and re-read.

Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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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…

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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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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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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

Author Chris Crutcher at Tucson Festival of Books 2014
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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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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
By Holly Black

Vampires in government quarantine, on reality TV, calling to people with a death wish. Tana didn't want to be one of them. But after a par… More

recommended by PimaLib_MiraD

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E. Lockhart's coming to TFOB!

I did what? What happened? Unravel the mystery surrounding these YA character's amnesia and other life altering experiences. Check out the…

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

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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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…

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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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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