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Staff Pick
The Art of Crash Landing
By Melissa DeCarlo

Down on her luck, Mattie heads off to her mother's hometown to collect a promised inheritance. Mattie is a hot mess, but she's also self-awa… More

recommended by PimaLib_SusannahC

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Book Review: Time's Up by Janey Mack
By PimaLib_ElizabethT

Due to a psych test revealing "a pathological need to be liked," Maisie McGrane has been kicked out of the police academy. Stunned, and in …

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War of the Roses: Historical Fiction

Want novels about the real Game of Thrones? This search turns up Philippa Gregory, Sharon Kay Penman, and more reader favorites!

The Complete Persepolis Nimona Rocket Girl Ms. Marvel
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Comics Written And/Or Drawn by Women

A list of amazing comics written and/or drawn by women. Available at PCPL.

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

Louis I, King of Sheep Romancing the Dark in the City of Light Thug Kitchen Party Grub Slice Harvester
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August 24: Books Worth A Look!

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

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

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Featured
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Who are all these actors in the new Star…

Yes, there's a new Star Wars movie coming out. That will be true for most of the next few years, which is good news for those of us who are …

recommended by PimaLib_JonM

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Thank you from a grateful library

The library had 184 teen volunteers help us this summer for a total of 4,560 hours. We can't do summer reading programming without you!

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Take just a few minutes to try this experiment, and get a sneak preview of the work going into the new mobile header!

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Glow in the Dark

"If the Vikings were around today, they would probably be amazed at how much glow-in-the-dark stuff we have, and how we take so much of it for gr…

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

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Read to a Dog at the Library
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

Kids come to library during Read to a Dog and select a book to read to a furry friend, who will accept the story exactly as they read it.

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Kids & Families
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If you love Dork Diaries

Try these humorous graphic novels and illustrated books from PCPL, all about girls (and some boys) dealing with drama.

recommended by PimaLib_SarahB

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Ideas

One of the six traits of writing: Ideas for writing often come from everyday situations. These PCPL selections demonstrate a clear and focus…

recommended by PimaLib_Kids

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Burps, Flatulence and Puberty: a Guide f…

Bodily functions. It happens to all of us. With these books from PCPL, hopefully you and your child can get through the more sensitive issue…

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

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ReadStrong Tutor Book List

These are some of the books I am currently using with some of my ReadStrong students. These books are easy to read for kids who typically s…

recommended by PimaLib_XochitlC

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STEM Activities for the Preschool Set

Printable teaching guide for parents and educators with fun, simple STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) activities for kid. (PDF)

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Beyond Books
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Calling All Artists!
By PimaLib_BetsyL

Are you a visual artist residing in Pima County? Are you interested in exhibiting your work in the Joel D. Valdez Main Library gallery?

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Community Choice
Winter's Bone

Revisiting Debra Granik's masterpiece five years after release shows it retains its amazing power. At a tender 19 years of age, then newcom… More

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Social Security Benefit Planning Class
Sep 15th | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This free, bilingual class will be given by Jack Burns, Public Affairs Specialist from the Social Security Administration, to answer questions…

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Is the Nightmare Over, or Just Beginning…

Horror director Wes Craven passed away 8/30/2015. Here are some works by and about him at PCPL.

recommended by PimaLib_JB

20 Feet From Stardom Soul Power The Beatles Anthology No Direction Home
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Top 10 (11) Rockumentaries at PCPL

This is simply a list of my favorite documentaries available to you with your library card.

recommended by PimaLib_BrianC

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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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Hora de Cuentos Familiar Bilingüe
¡Muchos lugares!

La hora de cuentos familiar bilingüe es una experiencia educativa en los dos idiomas para niños bilingües y monolingües de todas edades.

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Staff Pick
Rumbo al hermoso Norte
By Luis Alberto Urrea

Me gusta por su lenguaje que perfectamente refleja el hablar de la gente entre campo y ciudad. Nayeli abandona su pueblo en el sur de México… More

recommended by PimaLib_MaryG

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El Desarrollo Mental De Su Bebé (PDF)

Hablen, lean y canten juntos todos los días. Cree un ambiente lleno de cariño y comunicación para que su bebé tenga ventaja en la vida.

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La hija de la chuparrosa
By Luis Alberto Urrea

El desierto sonorense, la magia, la tradición y la historia combinada con la riqueza del lenguaje del autor y su traductor. Me encantó.

recommended by PimaLib_MaryG

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Indicadores Del Desarrollo (PDF)

Aprenda más sobre su bebé, para que pueda estar al tanto de su desarrollo. Sonreír, gorjear y balbucear son solo algunos de los indicadores …

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
Art-work The Profitable Artist Entering the Shift Age The Visual Artist's Guide to Grants and Public Support for the Arts
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Making Art and Getting Paid

This list is for all of the fledgling artists out there who love what they do, but haven't quite figured out how to monetize it yet. We need…

recommended by PimaLib_ideaspace

2015 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market Creative, Inc Foundation Grants to Individuals How Photographs Are Sold
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Artists as Entrepreneurs

Learn more about marketing and selling artwork, building a personal brand, and expanding your client list. I pulled this list together for p…

recommended by PimaLib_BetsyL

Does #tech training still have impact? Susana and Alan @PimaLibrary tell @TucsonStar YES! @ #http://t.co/SjHB0v2emo pic.twitter.com/a0MPt7amBl

3:58 PM - 26 Aug 2015

Nonprofit Sustainability Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face The Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances Fundraising When Money Is Tight
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Making Nonprofits Profitable

Nonprofits need financial and marketing savvy to find regular sources of income. Take a look at this list for more info on how to prepare in…

recommended by PimaLib_ideaspace

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Profiles in Business: PCPL Interview

Our Executive Director Melinda Cervantes talks to the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce about the Cradle2Career education initiative & more.

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Teens
Ink and Bone Immunity Hungry Expiration Day
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The Next Hunger Games: Fresh New Dystopi…

Love the Hunger Games and Divergent books? Find a new dystopian read at PCPL before it gets optioned into the next hit movie.

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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Story Thieves
By James Riley

Imagine jumping in to your favorite book and interacting with the characters. Bethany has this special skill, which she shares with Owen und… More

recommended by PimaLib_JenM

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister If You Could Be Mine The Tyrant's Daughter Does My Head Look Big in This?
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Voices from the Middle East, Here and Fa…

Life can be complicated for teens and more so for some than others. Check out these stories about teens living in the Middle East or navigat…

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

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Online Resource
Doing serious homework?

Get beyond the soundbite on TV and get serious research on social and global issues. In-depth articles, essays, videos, maps, and fast facts…

Red Queen All the Bright Places The Heart of Betrayal Finding Audrey
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Best Books of 2015 (so far)

Your peers have spoken! These are BEST books of 2015 (so far...). Don't take my word for it, just check out the PCPL hold lists for these ba…

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

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Digital Media
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Thrilling Reader Picks

These eBooks were voted into Amazon's 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime. Someone was nice enough to tag them in our catalog!

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Get Help Borrowing eBooks
Many locations!

Need some help getting started with digital downloads from the library? We offer both one-on-one and group sessions!

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Community Choice
Last Chance to See
By Douglas Adams

This is a great book. Well-written and serious, yet humorous, Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine made a good team. One of the last chapters h… More

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Library Love: You improve my life
By PimaLib_JustForFun

"I just wanted to thank you for your services and tell you how you improve my life...

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Van Morrison on Freegal!
By PimaLib_CarlM

I ventured through the slipstream...And when I got to work today I discovered that a hefty chuck of Van Morrison's catalog has been made av…

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Local Interest
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Seed Cleaning Screens, Check Them Out!
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Hello Seedfolks! The Seed Library now has seed cleaning screens available for you to check-out with your library card. Here’s what you need…

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Calling All Artists
By PimaLib_BetsyL

If you're a visual artist living in Pima County, we're accepting submissions for the Joel D. Valdez Main Library gallery through Sep 15.

PCPL little free library at Tucson Festival of Books
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In the News: Little Free Libraries

On KVOA.com, Garden District residents talk about their "second edition." (Pictured: another Little Free Library at a PCPL tent.)

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Behind the Scenes in Pima County

From our Facebook: "Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside the dome of the Pima County Court House? These are great!"



pimacountylibrary More 3D printing and laser-etching fun from @Xerocraft Hackerspace. #tucson
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