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A Dark and Stormy Night: Detectives
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Crime fiction sometimes takes a turn for the gritty and dark, rough and tough. Try these hard-boiled classics and new favorites.

The Fault in Our Stars Dorothy Must Die The Giver The Maze Runner
Community List
Teen Volunteers Pick 10 Favorite Books

The Teen Volunteers at Miller-Golf Links Library created this list of 10 favorite books.

shared by PimaLib_Teens

The Flame Alphabet Parable of the Sower Tender Morsels Fahrenheit 451
Staff List
Great Science Fiction In Disguise

If you don't particularly care for books with the hard SF label, here are some titles at PCPL that'll appeal to you. They might more accurately be cal…

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

Trauma Stewardship Help for the Helper Getting Unstuck The Body Remembers Casebook
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Trauma Healing

Whether we have survived trauma ourselves or something we are touched by in our interactions with others, being aware of trauma, its impacts…

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

On Writing The Freedom Writers Diary Zen in the Art of Writing Just Write
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Writers Gotta Write

Writers love to talk about the craft and style of their writing. Interested? Try Stephen King's On Writing and more titles!

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

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Summer Reading
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Inside SummerMania!! Meet Erika Johnston
By PimaLib_SummerReading

Erika is a writer and draw-er from Tucson, Arizona. She likes astronomy, pie, cats, and ghosts. And stamp-carving. And sea monsters, though

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MegaMania!! is going to be mega-awesome

More manga, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming, prizes, and art & writing workshops than you can imagine! Happening July 11!

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Inside SummerMania!! Meet Anastasia Mati…
By PimaLib_SummerReading

Anastasia Matiatos is a University of Arizona Honors Student who will explore gender dynamics and superheroes in her hands-on workshop at M

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There's a Whale in my Pool! and other b…

It's summer. It's hot. Cool off with these swimmingly fun books from the PCPL catalog!

recommended by PimaLib_CherylM

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Inside SummerMania!! Jeff Mariotte & Mar…
By PimaLib_SummerReading

Jeff and Marsheila will be our guests at MegaMania!! on July 11 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus. Don't miss it!

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Featured
News
Suggest a purchase at the library!

If you can't find what you're looking for at the library, did you know that you can suggest that we purchase it?

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Watch: Seed Library Forum

Couldn't make it to the first International Seed Library Forum? Watch these videos of the highlights!

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Awful Movie, but Amazing Book

My recent unprecedented amount of disappointment in the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth's Insurgent led me to reminisce on the amazing boo…

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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Author Talk in October: LGBT Services pr…
By PimaLib_LGBT

Walter Naegle will talk about the life and times of his partner, prominent civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.

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A sign of the times

The Thunderbird Curios shop was the site of the first neon sign in Tucson. This retro art piece can be seen at Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

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Kids & Families
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Some Storytimes take a summer break

Check here for a list of regularly scheduled Storytimes that will take a break.

Chickens to the Rescue Princess Super Kitty Kapow! The I'm Not Scared Book
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Little Heroes and Teeny Villains - Super…

PCPL's summer reading theme is "Every Hero Has a Story" and these are some heroic stories! (Or villainous - yikes!) Every kid could be a her…

recommended by PimaLib_MaureenK

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Rashad's Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr
By Lisa Bullard

Great picture book that celebrates Ramadan, family, charity, and culture. Simple storyline that children will enjoy along with explanations More

recommended by PimaLib_AnnieW

River Story Rivers The Life Cycle of Fish Dear Fish
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Riparian Residents

Frogs and turtles and fish... oh, my--in the desert??!! Discover what critters inhabit local riparian areas. You might be surprised by wha…

recommended by PimaLib_CherylM

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Raising multilingual kids?

Go here for expert advice and real world wisdom, parent discussions, tips, resource directory, articles and more.

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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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Talk. Hable. Sing. Cante. Read. Lea. Pla…
By PimaLib_SuccessStories

Descargue el app de alfabetización temprana de Make Way for Books. Encuentre actividades, música y libros para párvulos hasta niños de e

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Tutoría de lectura: ReadStrong
By PimaLib_SuccessStories

¿Conoce a alguien que necesite tutoría de lectura?  La biblioteca ofrece tutoría de lectura gratis para niños y adultos de segundo grado en

Separate Is Never Equal Silver People Migrant Strike!
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2015 Américas Award winning books, honor…

The Américas Award was founded in 1993 to encourage quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, o

recommended by PimaLib_MargotN

1001 ideas para cuidar al bebé El mejor comienzo Ser padres con amor y lógica Guía de supervivencia para mamás
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Como entender y criar a los niñ@s

¿Usted tiene un nuevo bebé en su vida? Aquí les tengo una lista de libros sobre como entender y criar a los niñ@s. ¡Encuentre estos libros e…

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

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Monsoon season starts with El Dia de San…
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

From the Librarian Files In Catholicism, June 24  is the feast day of St. John the Baptist.According to tradition this day marks the beginn

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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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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Article
Keeping Motivated in Your Job Search

The longer you look for a job, the tougher it becomes. Feeling discouraged? Check out these ways to stay motivated in your job search.

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Getting down to business at your library
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

This article by Michelle Simon, the library's Business and Career Development Services Program Coordinator, was originally published in the Arizona…

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Resource
A 90 min. Intro to Design Thinking

Flash learning: Get in groups of 2, print off the manual (http://stanford.io/1elBgxS), and learn the basics of design thinking in 90 min.

Launch! by Scott Duffy
Article
11 Vital Books for First-Time Entreprene

11 books that Andrew Medal recommends for first-time entrepreneurs.

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Teens
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Event
That's My Take: Take 7 Premiere Screenin

Come to MegaMania!! to see the book trailers that local teens created in partnership with local filmmakers and library staff.

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How do you roll?

Strength, wisdom, dexterity, intelligence, constitution, and charisma. Roll your character and play Dungeons & Dragons at the library.

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Article
The history of superheroes: then and now

Every Monday, watch and talk movies about superheroes in film (and you don't have to buy a ticket). The Arizona Daily Wildcat tells more.

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Event
Don't fear the creeper

Play Minecraft at the Library.

Every Day Perfect Chemistry The Perks of Being A Wallflower The Notebook
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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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Recommended by Teens....Great Songs Foun…

Teen volunteers found these great songs (and many more) available for free on the PCPL website! Get your free songs at Freegal.

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

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Learn a language with your library card!
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian

While we're sorry to see Mango go, we're excited to offer you a new language learning tool - Pronunciator!

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Online Resource
What happened to Freading eBooks?

Our Freading eBooks subscription has been canceled, but we still offer great ways to borrow eBooks.

Screen shot from Beyonce's 7/11 video
Video
Watch BET's best - 7/11

Beyoncé's 7/11 video won best music video at the BET music awards. Watch it for FREE on Freegal with your library card.

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A Mystery Solved: 20 Feet From Stardom
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

Who are the amazing voices behind some of your favorite songs? Back-up singers tell their stories in this Oscar-winning documentary.

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Local Interest
In the Kingdom of Ice Coolhaus Ice Cream Book The Ice Balloon The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato & Sorbetto
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Cold Titles For Hot Summers

Escape the summer heat with these cold titles, available at PCPL!

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

The Garden Guy Desert Gardening Southwest Kitchen Garden A Desert Gardener's Companion
Staff List
Desert Gardening

Check out these recommended reads on growing food in the Desert Southwest. All available at PCPL!

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

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Blogpost
Movies for a rainy day
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

I'm at work today, but maybe you decided to stay at home and watch some movies on a rainy day. Monsoon season is here, and it could be raining …

Gates Pass
Website
The Tucson experience: 50 must-do's

The Arizona Daily Star rolls out the top 50 essential Tucson experiences. How many can you check off your list?

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Article
Swim at a museum downtown?

Ever want to have a swim party at an art museum? This summer you can! MOCA will be hosting mobile pools from June 20 through Sept. 26.

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