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The Pima County Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15 for President’s Day. •  La Bilbioteca Pública del Condado Pima estará cerrada el lunes, 15 de febrero por motive del Día de los Presidentes.

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Dos veces única
By Elena Poniatowska

He estado esperando con mucho anhelo a la más recién llegada novela de Elena Poniatowska, la reina de la literatura mexicana. Apenas empecé More

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The Glass Arrow The Girl From the Well Whipping Girl Asking for It
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My reading challenge progress!

Like many of you, I'm attempting the 2016 Read Harder Challenge put on by Book Riot. Here's a list I'll keep updated of what I've read so f…

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Meet other book lovers
Many times & locations

Have you ever read a book, thought about it, then discussed it with someone who had a different take? This behavior is encouraged.

Shades of Black Chocolate Me! My People Mixed Me
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Shades of Beauty

Celebrate Black History Month this February by reading a book with your little one! These picture books available from PCPL feature Afric…

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We're Going Camping Curious George Goes Camping The Camping Trip Biscuit Goes Camping
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Go Camping, Kids!

This list includes fun stories, camp songs to listen to, and some camp site guides for local states and Arizona!

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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Motivate Yourself to Be a Better Leader

No leader feels 100% certain of their leadership skills. There's always room for improvement, and these books will motivate all of you leade…

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New Year, New Job: 9 Tips

Is your new year's resolution to land a new job? This article in the Star can help!

Strategic Partnerships
By PimaLib_LisaB

What is a strategic partnership? It's a long-term relationship where two separate businesses (who don't compete with each other) cooperate …

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Find The Career For You!

Interested in a career change or upward mobility? Find resources about occupational exams, joining the military, etc. at Learning Express!

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Kids & Teens
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Avi at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books

Avi, beloved and Newberry-winning author of tween and teen fiction, is coming to the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Revisit favorites, exp…

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My Best Manga Buddies: Manga About More…

These are a list of manga where the character just made me fall in love with them. The people I met in these stories have become my imagina…

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pimalibrary.arts Monster-themed Lego Club today at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 4-5pm (ages 5-7) #goodtimes #seeyouthere #pimacountylibrary
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Memoirs for Elementary Students

Learn about people's lives by reading their stories.

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The Sixties Revolution

The sixties was a decade of upheaval and change. These books available at PCPL capture the flavor of living in time when society, culture a…

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Books & Authors

pimacountylibrary TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE – by Janet Evanovich. A Stephanie Plum Mystery. Always fun to go on bond recovery adventures with Stephanie and Lula …
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Subject: Harry Potter

Harry Potter: always one of our most popular searches. See what we've got in stock today!

Orleans Shadows of Sherwood Gameworld The Game of Love and Death
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Gimme Gimme: Diverse teen adventures

Are you all about adventures? Do you love genre fiction? We've got some great diverse titles for you, all available at PCPL.

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Grilled Cheese Kitchen The Everything Box Dead Presidents The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy
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Books Worth A Look!

Cool new titles, hot off the presses, picked by your PCPL Collection Development staff.

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I Must Say Born With Teeth Between the World and Me Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?
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Gimme Gimme: Storytellers

What's your Gimme Gimme? Jessica always falls for authors who prove their storytelling ability when they read their own audiobooks.

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M&M Club - Teen Movie Makers at 101
Feb 13th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

You are invited to join other movie-mad teens to a monthly "Film Club" at 101 Space on the second floor of Joel D. Valdez Main Library!Whet…

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Search our catalog for Civil Rights

Find books, DVDs, and more about civil rights, from the history of the movement, to what you need to know today.

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Time Capsule of Human Space Travel: An A…
Feb 20th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador volunteer Annie Wargetz for a look at the story of humans in space, from the first days of the space p…

Ruby Lee & Me Night on Fire Yard War Seeing Red
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Children's Historical Fiction to Read Du…

These books, geared towards school-aged readers, all tell tales of children growing up during the Civil Rights Movement. They are available…

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New Look for Main's Arizona Collection
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian

We’ve done some rearranging on the 3rd Floor at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, and it looks fantastic!

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Feb 12th | 10:30am - 12:00pm

Bring your yarn, hooks, and needles and work on your favorite project! Drop in, all ages welcome. Yarntástico meets the second Friday of e…

No Ordinary Love Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! Giant Days If I Was Your Girl
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Reading Harder in 2016

Librarian Jessica is working on the Read Harder challenge this year. Follow her progress!

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February's Gardening Q & A: Meet Julie
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or still just testing the waters (or soils, as it were), you've probably discovered that gardeners & the…

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Celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

Chinese New Year's Day is Monday, February 8th! The New Year is officially celebrated with a week-long holiday Feb. 7-13. 2016 is the Yea…

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CoderDojo—Turn your ideas into reality
Joel D Valdez Main Library

Every Wed., 1-3pm | Bring your project ideas or learn more about coding, web design, robotics, cellphone videos, game creation—whatever!

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Fish Creature, Courtesy of the Wangensteen Historical Library at the University of Minnesota.
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Coloring Books with a Past

What treasures to color: woodcuts, Beardsley, Morris, Dürer, Dresser, and more. For those who love coloring sheets rich with history.

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Rocks & Minerals National Audubon Society First Field Guide Gems and Minerals of the Southwest The Tales Fossils Tell
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Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase

Collectors, vendors, and enthusiasts are ready for Tucson's annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil showcase, an event that brings in over $110 mil…

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Tales From the Torrid Zone An Awesome Wave Tropical Mexico 15 exitos del Conjunto Acapulco Tropical
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Not Only A Dream: Makings of a Tropica..

I suppose we can't complain too much, as Flagstaff and the East Coast have had below zero temperatures, but Tucson has been cold recently t…

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Tucson Festival of Books panel schedule!

The presenting author schedule is up on the Tucson Festival of Books website. How much reading do you need to do?

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Oscar Nominees! From Book to Movie, or V…

The red carpet will be rolled out on February 28 for the 88th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. This is a PCPL list of Best Picture nominees…

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Weekly Spotlight
On Top of Spaghetti You Are My Sunshine Cows in the Kitchen Itsy Bitsy Spider
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Sing while you Read

Sing while you read with these books written to familiar tunes.

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Read aloud this week if you ♥ reading!
By PimaLib_JB

Celebrate Love of Reading Week by reading a book (or three!) with a child in your life.

Not A Box Owl Babies Nino Wrestles the World Maria had a little llama
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Make Way for Books Cover to Cover Book C…

This list includes Make Way for Books' Cover to Cover Book Clubs children's books of the month. Visit the Make Way for Books page to find …

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Love of Reading means Rainbow Storytime!
By PimaLib_TobyW

It’s February, when we celebrate Love of Reading, and it’s time for Rainbow Storytime again!  Here are five of my favorite children’s book …

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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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Local Black History Month Recordings

Community Radio 91.3 KXCI reprises recordings celebrating the achievements, culture, contributions, and history of local African Americans.

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Browsable Resource: IndieFlix
By PimaLib_JessicaP

Did I say browse? I meant get lost in.

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TED Talk vs. Book: Injustice

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system. Watch the talk, then download Just Mercy.

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Audiobook Rec: Lansdale's Paradise Sky
By PimaLib_ElizabethT

I'm always looking for good audiobooks. I listen to them while washing dishes, folding laundry, walking the dog, and driving. Bonus points …

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Read the Daily Star Online!

Looking to read local? Get the Arizona Daily Star every day along with a decades-long backlist through NewsBank!

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