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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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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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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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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…

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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!

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

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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Love (of) Reading with Your Toddler

This books on this Love of Reading list will be loved by toddlers and parents. Silly Sally and Knuffle Bunny can't wait to go home with your…

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Kids & Teens
Memoirs of A Goldfish Me-- Jane Sienna's Scrapbook The Scraps Book
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Memoirs for Elementary Students

Learn about people's lives by reading their stories.

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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…

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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.

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The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander

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

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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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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits

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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Building Referrals with Social Media
By PimaLib_LisaB

You can spread the word about your business through word of mouth, traditional marketing, crowdfunding, and social media. Another longstand…

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Books & Authors
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Catalog Search
Subject: Harry Potter

Harry Potter: always one of our most popular searches. See what we've got in stock today!

Orleans Shadows of Sherwood Gameworld The Game of Love and Death
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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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Read Harder Book Challenge
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.

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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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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.

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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? "

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Audiobook Rec: Lansdale's Paradise Sky
By PimaLib_ElizabethT

I'm always looking for good audiobooks. I listen to them while washing dishes, folding laundry, walking the dog, and driving. Bonus points …

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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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The Glass Arrow The Girl From the Well Whipping Girl Asking for It
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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
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…

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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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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.

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