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Where to start with Stephen King
By PimaLib_JB

His pacing, dialogue, and creepy subject matter are popular for a reason...but what to pick, out of hundreds of search results?

Fifty Shades of Chicken Arlene Sardine Hyperbole and A Half Go the F**k to Sleep
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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

Tangles Still Alice Special Exits Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words
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When Your Loved One Has Dementia

The following are suggested reading and viewing for those who have loved ones with dementia.

recommended by PimaLib_KathleenB

The Selection Divergent The Hunger Games The Testing
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Hungrier for the Hunger Games

Can't get enough Hunger Games? PCPL has a bunch of books and movies that are kinda/sorta similar (and in some cases, almost the same thing!)…

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

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The Wright Brothers
By David G. McCullough

Although read by the author, which usually is a red flag (don't listen to me!), the narration is great. His diction isn't the most clear, bu… More

recommended by PimaLib_JenM

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A Peanuts Primer

Just in time for The Peanuts Movie in theaters now, these PCPL books and videos will reacquaint you with the creator, characters and comics …

recommended by PimaLib_StephanieM

Being geeky is the new cool
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

Mary Elder is that librarian who loves children's and teen books, geeking out, and recommending a good book just for you.

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Get Your ZZZ's!

Having trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep? Not sure what role sleep plays in keeping you healthy? Here are some books, available through…

recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP

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Absorb the aroma . . . Savor the simmer!

Roast the turkey while you slow-cook the side dishes!

recommended by PimaLib_ShirleyL

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Yes, you can have a gluten-free, vegetar…

Just because you can't eat gluten and you don't eat meat, doesn't mean you need to neglect the upcoming food oriented holiday. Here are som…

recommended by PimaLib_KarenG

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Kids & Families
Great Book Series for Kids

One of our favorite community partners, Literacy Connects, put together some handy lists of series perfect for each age between 3 and 10.

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Dragon Storytimes

Picture books about dragons!

recommended by PimaLib_MeghanE

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Tumblebook of the Day!

Check in daily for the Tumblebook of the Day, featuring a new read-along book to read in your browser or on a device each day!

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Picture Books for Thanksgiving (that are…

From a PCPL children's librarian, some books for Turkey Day when you're tired of reading about the first Thanksgiving.

recommended by PimaLib_MaureenK

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Eckstrom-Columbus Library Staff Picks -…

Staff at Eckstrom-Columbus Library share their staff picks of children's fiction and non-fiction.

recommended by PimaLib_AnnieW

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Beyond Books
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Looking for artwork inspired by Poe!
By PimaLib_BetsyL

Are you interested in creating new artwork inspired by Edgar Allan Poe for an art show in April 2016?

Christmas Symphony NOW Christmas Noël On This Winter's Night
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Oh, what fun it is to ride.....

Music to accompany you on your drive during the holiday season...

recommended by PimaLib_AmyM

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Have You Spotted a Bookbike?
Various locations. Click for detail…

PCPLs Bookbikes visit lots of locations around town. Bookbikes bring books, bike maps, and info about library and bicycling events.

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Butterfly Gardens
Dec 21st | 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join a Master Gardener to discover the best native plants to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden. Besides having beautiful…

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Great Expectations (David Lean, 1946).
By PimaLib_ChrisD

To attempt adapting Dickens for the screen is to always fall short in some way, but David Lean's version of Great Expectations has the dist…

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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
Viva! Una pińata! El gallo de bodas Abuelos Carlos and the skunk
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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

Frank De La Cruz and Professor Guadalupe Castillo.
Once a Librarian, Always a Librarian—Rem…
By PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

By Mary Margaret Mercado, Sam Lena-South Tucson LibraryEven though Frank retired in 2008, you couldn’t take the library out of him. When he…

La diosa de las Américas Our Lady of Guadalupe La Morenita The Virgin of Guadalupe
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La Madre de las Américas

El corazón de la comunidad latina tiene un nombre--se llama Guadalupe. Desde los rincones de los barrios hasta los palacios de gobierno, la Madre de …

recommended by PimaLib_MarissaA

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DVDs Nuevos

Ver las novedades de los últimos 30 días.

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Mi Navidad
By Andrea Bocelli

¡Me encanta la interpretación de “Blanca Navidad” por Andrea Bocelli! Es una canción hermosa.

recommended by PimaLib_KarinaR

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
Innovation and Entrepreneurship The Lean Entrepreneur The Guru Guide to Entrepreneurship Trump University Entrepreneurship 101
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Entrepreneurship 101

PCPL has a robust collection of materials for the Entrepreneur in You! Learn what it takes to succeed from the experts.

recommended by PimaLib_MichelleS

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5 Ways to Market Your Business this Holi…

Budget-friendly ideas to get you started.

Knock 'em Dead 2016 Body of Work Small Move, Big Change Life Reimagined
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Success Strategies

Success strategies, career management and reinvention - recommendations by FORBES Personal Finance contributor and blogger N…

recommended by PimaLib_MargotN

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The Benefits of Thanks
By PimaLib_IdeaSpace

It is the season of thanks, gratitude, and appreciation. All are wonderful sentiments that many of us struggle with conveying appropriately…

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Job Help at the Library

Whether you need a resume, interview prep, or simply don't know where to start, the Library has the help you need, in person or online!

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"I'm thankful for—really all academies"

If you're a thankful reader of young adult literature, this is for you.

Penny Dreadful This Dark Endeavor Frankenstein's Monster The Lady and Her Monsters
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"Victor Frankenstein" is just the beginn…

Are you excited for the movie "Victor Frankenstein"? Do you love Victorian pastiche as much as I do? You'll enjoy the books and movies on th…

recommended by PimaLib_JessicaP

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A Not-So-Wicked Witch of the West
By PimaLib_Teens

Remember the most exciting scene in The Wizard of Oz? The one where Dorothy finally dumps a bucket of water onto the Wicked Witch of The We…

Every Last Word Shark Girl One The Sister Pact
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Not Broken just Bent

Just Give Me a Reason, a song by Pink, emphasizes the idea that life can be endured and overcome no matter how broken it appears. I suggest …

recommended by PimaLib_JaneD

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Gender Bender Retelling of Robin Hood
By PimaLib_Teens

"Scarlet" by A.C Gaughen is not your usual Robin Hood adventure. With a gender bender protagonist, Robin Hood's ally, Will "Scar" Scarlet, …

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Digital Media
Between the World and Me The Oregon Trail God Help the Child A Full Life
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Read by the Author

Some authors prefer to narrate their own audiobooks. Sometimes, they are scholars in their field, and sometimes, they are fiction writers wh…

recommended by PimaLib_JessicaP

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Browsable Resource: Genealogy Connect
By PimaLib_JessicaP

Are you a surfer, not a seeker? Do you love to wander through people's stories? Well I’ve got a fun place for you to check out!

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Browsable Resource: PBS Streaming Video…
By PimaLib_JessicaP

Are you a surfer, not a seeker? Do you like PBS nonfiction? Well, here's a place you can find a lot of your favorite series, miniseries and…

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The Wampanoag People after the Pilgrims…
By PimaLib_JessicaP

What happened to the Native people who resided on the land that would someday become Massachusetts?

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Stay at home with Autumn at Home

Explore countless DIY and crafting projects from knitting to food in this collection available from Overdrive at PCPL.

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Local Interest
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Arizona's Past, Present, and Prisons Ser…
Dec 12th | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Arizona has become a focus for the location of private, for-profit prisons. The state also has one of the highest expenditure rates for correct…

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Storyteller Gourd Craft
Dec 4th | 11:00am - 12:30pm

For this craft, you'll choose from miniature gourds that have been pre-painted with a face and hair. Then we'll show you how to bead a dress on…

Homeless Help - Cold Weather Relief
By PimaLib_LibrarianFiles

Tucson's Winter Shelter Program provides beds to homeless people in Tucson during th…

tomatoes at farmers market
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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Book Review: Unprocessed by Megan Kimble
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

We could create $140 million in new city revenue and 1,600 jobs if a community the size of Tucson shifted just 10 percent of its spending t…

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