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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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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
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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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What's the story with Presidents' Day?
By PimaLib_JessicaP

Did you know that "Presidents' Day" has never been an official federal holiday? Technically, the day we celebrate on the third Monday of...

Local Black History Month Recordings

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

Browsable Resource: IndieFlix
By PimaLib_JessicaP

Did I say browse? I meant get lost in.

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Funny Ladies Who Write Too

Women CAN be funny and these are the proof. Enjoy some of these ebooks from our PCPL collection, available to download through Overdrive or …

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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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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!

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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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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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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Workbook Leaders Eat Last Principle-centered Leadership
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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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pimacountylibrary Couldn't resist making our own #belikebill, because our libraries can help you get back to work. #thisisbill #jobhelp #tucson #libraries
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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!

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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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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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Why We Broke up My Education Hausfrau Gone Girl
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My Twisted Valentine: Love gone wrong in…

Valentine's Day—is it all hearts and flowers or does it involve pain and suffering? These books venture into the dark side of love in discr…

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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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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.

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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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