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How the West was Lost
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Award-winning nature writer David Gessner’s newest book on the way we live now will resonate with Westerners wondering what comes next.

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Book Review: The Secret Life of Violet G…
By PimaLib_BetsyL

The storyline toggles between the two women, offering a fascinating look into women’s choices in love and career that went against the nor

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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!

Clouds in the sky
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Christian Fiction – Biblical, End Times…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

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

The One Minute Millionaire Millionaire Women Next Door The Millionaires Free Food for Millionaires
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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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Summer Reading
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Heroes or villains? It's your call

You write the story, create the art, and plan the layout of your original comic book. Registration required.

Event
The superpower of air

Make special effects and other super-powerful things with air at Up, Up, and Away.

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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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Every hero has a story this summer!
By PimaLib_SummerReading

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

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Featured
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Tai Chi is Good for Me
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

Several of our libraries have hosted Tai Chi for Health classes, and we're hearing lots of good things about them. One Tai Chi participant was u…

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…

News
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.

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Kids & Families
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Michael Makes Reading Strides
By PimaLib_SuccessStories

ReadStrong one-on-one tutoring and Achieve3000 online tutoring are available in the summer. They helped Michael boost his reading skills!

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Is my child on the right track?

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

Sleep Like A Tiger What Do You Do With A Kangaroo? Maisy's First Numbers Pottytime for Chickies
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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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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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Rumbo al Hermoso Norte

Nayeli es una chica de diecinueve años que trabaja en una taquería de tres Camarones, un poblado mexicano.

Learn Spanish (Espanol), the Fast and Fun Way Learn Spanish Cinderella Basic Spanish
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¿Habla español? Learn how!

PCPL has a ton of language learning resources for you as you embark on your learning journey! Learn Spanish on your own, at your own pace, in your own…

recommended by PimaLib_AskaLibrarian

Sin puertas visibles Caminos y cantares Los mandaderos de la lluvia y otros poemas de América Latina Poesía completa
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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!

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
Getting help at Laid Off Camp
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Jobseekers get creative and inspired
By PimaLib_IdeaSpace

We're helping jobseekers take that next step.

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Starting a New Business? Here's How!

Licenses? Permits? Fees? The City of Tucson wants to help you start a business. Here are the basics. Get the information you need right now.

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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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Article
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.

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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Teens
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Welcome to the Future
By PimaLib_Teens

Let me begin with a little nugget of personal biography: I spent some of my formative years among people who took prophecies about the end times an…

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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…

bookcover Graceling by Kristin Cashore,
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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…

Every Day Perfect Chemistry The Perks of Being A Wallflower The Notebook
Staff List
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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Digital Media
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Catalog Search
Don't miss the story with the bears

Great short stories! Take your pick - book, eBook, or downloadable audiobook.

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Catalog Search
One of history’s greatest tragedies: eBo

Mini chapters give background info on the major players as well as areas like war literature, geography, and technological advances.

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Hours of listening entertainment await

After you get hooked, you can watch the excellent Starz TV series. Free downloadable audiobook!

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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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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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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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