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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.

recommended by PimaLib_JessicaP

Read Harder Book Challenge
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Staff Picks: Horror and Science
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Two of our staff share their thoughts on what they read in January for the Read Harder Book Challenge.

Fire Touched Night Shift Bitter Bite Darkness Raging
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Vampires, Werewolves, and Fae, Oh My!

Place a hold on one (or more) of these paranormal fiction titles arriving soon. Each of these titles coming to PCPL features a female lead …

recommended by PimaLib_KatherineB

Kindred Timeless The Time Traveler's Wife The Shining Girls
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Gimme Gimme: Time Travel

I am a sucker for time travel. Doesn't matter if it's a book, a movie, or some other form of entertainment, I am so there for it.

recommended by PimaLib_JessicaP

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Weekly Spotlight
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Read & Listen: Love of Reading Week

How will YOU celebrate Love of Reading Week? Here's what we're doing at the library and local Head Start programs!

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Picture Books We Love

This Love of Reading list highlights some of our favorite picture books. Follow Harold and his Purple Crayon on a journey …

recommended by PimaLib_MichelleS

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Books for Baby

This PCPL "Love of Reading" list highlights books for babies. These books are built for little fingers!

recommended by PimaLib_MichelleS

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Let's Read Together

Books perfect for a child and grownup to take turns reading together.

recommended by PimaLib_BettyC

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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 …

recommended by PimaLib_AnnieW

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Community Art Exhibit Open House
Feb 8th | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Local artists and live music! All are invited to join local artists for the 5th Annual All Ages Community Art Exhibit Open House.

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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…

recommended by PimaLib_ShirleyL

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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!



pimacountylibrary When a Reference Librarian & microfilm from the @arizonadailystar join forces for #LibraryShelfie Day! :) #WelcometoMain #whyilovewhereiwor…
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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…

recommended by PimaLib_AndrewS

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.

recommended by PimaLib_LisaB

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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?

Mad Max Mad Max Room Room
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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…

recommended by PimaLib_SherrieB

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…

recommended by PimaLib_AndrewS

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We Recommend
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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…

recommended by PimaLib_SarahB

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Place holds now to enjoy a Lost Weekend!

Looking to immerse yourself in your current obsession, or find a new one? Try this new page on our website!

Just Listen Maybe Someday The Lightning Thief Steelheart
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River Teens' All Time Favorites

I asked each of my teen volunteers what their favorite two books of all time were. This list is the result.

shared by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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!

recommended by PimaLib_QuincieDouglas

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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
PCPL Spanish Services staff at Tucson Festival of Books
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Descubre tu biblioteca inicio

!Bienvenidos a la biblioteca!

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10 películas de IndieFlix en español

¿Te gustaría ver películas de todo el mundo, instantáneamente? Trate IndieFlix! Con su tarjeta de PCPL se puede ver películas independientes…

recommended by PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

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Investiga y aprende

Información completa y de alta calidad proveída por la biblioteca.

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DVDs Nuevos

Ver las novedades de los últimos 30 días.

El buen lobito Cómo esconder un león Un poco de mal humor La arana muy ocupada
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Pero que orejas tan grandes tienes...

¡Para escucharte mejor! Aquí encontrará una lista de algunos de mis libros favoritos para niños (varios nuevos y algunos viejitos) para leer…

recommended by PimaLib_PaulinaAC

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Kids & Teens
Looking for Jack Kerouac Are You Experienced? I'm Glad I Did Cracker!
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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…

recommended by PimaLib_PamP

Jump Back, Paul Marshall Racing Against the Odds Twice as Good
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Beyond Dr. King and Rosa Parks: Black Bi…

Twenty-five awesome black people you've never heard of! Check them out during Black History Month at PCPL.

recommended by PimaLib_AmyB

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Our Solar System for Kids
Feb 9th | 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Join NASA trained Solar System Ambassador Annie Wargetz for a fun and exciting tour of the solar system. You will visit each planet and the…

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Staff Pick
The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander

This is an amazing book! Awesome poetry - it brings the story and characters to life.

recommended by PimaLib_SarahB

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An Electric Adventure
By PimaLib_Teens

In The Prisoner of Cell 25,14-year old Michael Vey is an average student at Meridian High School. That is, until his body develops amazing …

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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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Read and Listen with OneClick Digital!

Ebooks and audiobooks aren't just on Overdrive! Look at OneClick's selection of ebooks and audiobooks, some of which are always available!

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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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All About the Man

Get the basics, read, watch, and listen to all kinds of resources by and about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Biography in Context.

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Community Choice
How to Catch A Bogle
By Catherine Jinks

Very fun, briskly-paced adventure with well-drawn characters and a well-done setting. I stayed up reading this, and I'm a grown-up! The bogl… More

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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…

recommended by PimaLib_KatherineB

photo of Cele Peterson Arizona Collection at Joel D. Valdez Main Library
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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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Read Poe Online

Great website that lets you read Poe's stories and poems with some added context -- vocab words, history/bio, timeline, quotes, and more.

statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. at his memorial in Washington, DC
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Article: Let's Fix Black History Month

"Each Black History Month brings with it new ponderings of a seemingly eternal question: Do we really need a Black History Month? "

I Have A Dream Voices From the March on Washington Freedom Summer I Am Rosa Parks
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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and the…

Check out these titles at PCPL to learn about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

recommended by PimaLib_MichelleC

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