Books & Authors
Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade The Five People You Meet in Heaven Looking for Alaska Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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Read Quickly, Think Deep.

These self discovery stories are quick reads that get right to the point, get your world rocked in record time. Most of these books are sign…

recommended by PimaLib_CarterG

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Library Love: Books by Mail is terrific!
By PimaLib_JustForFun

"I am a retired Federal Special Agent now handicapped and visually impaired. Please personally thank Richard for the terrific and excellent…

The Artist's Way What It Is Understanding Comics Making An Impression
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Books For Your Inner Artist

Here are some PCPL titles to inspire your inner--or outer--artist.

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

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Photo Gallery
Book Face Friday at Valencia Library

Put your face in a book, it's #BookFaceFriday, starring the staff and books of Valencia Library.

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Book Review: Eight Girls Taking Pictures
By PimaLib_BetsyL

Inspired by the lives of real female photographers from the early 1900s through the seventies, each story in Eight Girls Taking Pictures ex…

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Featured
Blogpost
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?

Article
This is Lisa Bunker. She's pretty cool.

Our Social Media Librarian, Lisa Bunker, is in the spotlight in the Arizona Daily Star. Why? Because she's magical.

Article
Popular on Facebook: Do you know...

...the true story behind Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins? Find the article and join the conversation on our Facebook page!

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Display Spotlight: Mission Library

Hungry for a good book? Browse this virtual display, or visit the Mission Library's teen section to see it in person!

recommended by PimaLib_AmandaH

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Thirteen Reasons Why: Teen Take

Video book trailer by teens, for teens! That's My Take lets teens work with professional mentors to create short films about books.

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Kids & Families
Blogpost
6 Traits Writing Teachers Want to Spot
By PimaLib_Kids

Encourage your child to become a writer! The blank page can be daunting. These picture books will support your child's first assignments.

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Get better at reading while having fun!

These online games, educational tools, and eBooks make reading super fun.

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Super Scary Children's Books!

If you're a kid (or if you know a kid) who enjoys reading super creepy books by the dim glow of an old flashlight under the covers while ev…

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

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Awesome Third Grade Book List

Is reading a chore for your third grader? Not with the awesome books on this list which was conpiled by PCPL childrens' librarians.

recommended by PimaLib_CherylM

Event
Family Storytime
Aug 7th | 10:30am - 11:15am

Storytime with your little one is the perfect time to listen, learn, sing, move and play together. The stories are short, the activities are f…

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Beyond Books
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Library Love: Customers appreciate Quinc…
By PimaLib_JustForFun

Quincie Douglas Library customers send awesome thank you notes like this to the staff:"Aaron the page was fantastic with me today at the pr…

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Chinese Cinema for Beginners

The Chinese film world is banging! They even have their own personal Hollywood in Hong Kong! Here's a list of great Chinese films that PCPL …

recommended by PimaLib_AmyP

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Tomatillos: Tomato's Kissin' Cousin
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Tomatillo, Physalis ixocarpa, and tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum, come from different branches of the same family tree. They are cousins, b…

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News
Remembering Betty Holpert

Betty Holpert’s signature accessory was a pair of VERY oversized Liz Claiborne glasses.  She had more than one pair – frames in black, crim…

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They Want to Take You Higher
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

Perhaps some Tucsonans caught The Family Stone here in town when they played the Fox Theater as part of the "Hippie Fest" in early July. Un…

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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.

My Abuelita Numero Uno  Juguemos al fútbol y al football! Count on Culebra
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¡Ay, qué cute! Cool Spanglish Books

Si alguien me pregunta si soy bilingüe siempre contesto que en realidad habló tres idiomas - inglés, español y Spanglish. Aquí les tengo una…

recommended by PimaLib_PaulinaAC

The upside down boy Nacho Gracias, Sr. Falker Moony Luna
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¡No lleves un ratón a la escuela y mucho…

Mientras que Luna, Lunita, Lunera no quiere ir a la escuela, una llamita sigue a María hasta su clase y una paloma muy pero muy terca quiere…

recommended by PimaLib_PaulinaAC

Pronunciator - Learn English Free!
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Pronunciator: Aprender un idioma

Aprende cualquiera de 80 idiomas diferentes a su propio ritmo, o aprende Inglés en 50 idiomas.

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

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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Online Resource
Online course: Intro to accounting

Cash flow? Income and balance sheets? Learn the fundamentals of starting and managing a business with this SBA Online Training course.

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Article
Job-Hopping: The New Normal?

A survey reports that millennials are looking for meaningful work with passion and creativity.

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

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

Blogpost
Fab graphics tools for Facebook pages
By PimaLib_LisaB

How to look like you can afford a designer on social media

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Get Job Help
Many locations!

Need help searching for a job? Writing a resume? Creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Visit the library for free help!

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Teens
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Don't know much about history?

Find it here. U.S. and world history told through newspapers, historical documents, articles, essays, photos and video.

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We've got it all, A to Z

Encyclopedia Britannica & CultureGrams cover everything, A to Z. Use them online for FREE.

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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…

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Video
Raise High the Roof Beam – Salinger

Video book trailer by teens, for teens! That's My Take lets teens work with professional mentors to create short films about books.

The Bane Chronicles Don't Look Back The Geography of You and Me Fire & Flood
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Read and then pick your new favorite!

Every year select teen reading groups across the country come up with a list of nominees for the top ten teen books of the year. Readers (in…

recommended by PimaLib_PamP

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Digital Media
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Blogpost
Library Love: A million thank yous
By PimaLib_JustForFun

"OH boy, it works!! There is a (completely invisible) left bottom button that gives me access to everything I wanted and more. Thanks so mu…

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Resource
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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Hours of listening entertainment await

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

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OneClickdigital Audiobooks & eBooks

Want your audiobooks and eBooks now? Most books on OneClickdigital are instant access—no waiting, no hold list, instant gratification.

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Blogpost
Library Love: Himmel Park Library volunt…
By PimaLib_JustForFun

Himmel Park Library received this lovely thank you note in the suggestion box."I want to thank the library and folks who came up with the i…

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Local Interest
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Happy Birthday, Tucson! Tucson's own Ros…
By PimaLib_SherrieB

Artist and long-time Tucsonan Rose Cabat shared her perspective on Tucson past in this interview.

Library Nurse Karen from Eckstrom-Columbus Library
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Human and Community Services in Pima Cou…

Resources and community agencies gathered by PCPL librarians for homelessness, housing search, food, domestic violence, seniors/elderly, and…

recommended by PimaLib_AskaLibrarian

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Blogpost
Now Sowing: Eggplant
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Use your library card to check out some eggplant seeds. We have plenty to share!

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Online Resource
Find Your Elected Officials

Pick up a copy of A Citizen's Directory of Elected Officials at your library. Know your city, county, tribal, state, and national leaders!

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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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