Books & Authors
Uprooted Graceling Swan Sister White as Snow
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While You Wait for Uprooted

Waiting for your hold to come in on the new Naomi Novik novel? Or did you finish it already and want something similar? Immerse yourself in …

recommended by PimaLib_JB

The Revenant The Given Day The Sisters Brothers Gentlemen and Players
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Top 10 Anti-ChickLit novels

Don't get me wrong - I love me some you-go-girl literary chocolate, ok? But there's more to life and so much more to read at PCPL. Here are my top 10 …

recommended by PimaLib_AmyB

The Vicious Deep The Trench The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
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Sea Monsters: Your Friends and Mine

In the news last week: the Loch Ness Monster is probably a giant catfish. Visit this list to explore the depths of the cryptid fascination!

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

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Blogpost
The Show I'll Never Forget
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

Not long ago, I came across this wonderful book while I working at the Golf Links Library. It is must reading for any type of music buff, a…

The 36-hour Day An Unintended Journey 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-related Memory Loss Slow Dancing With A Stranger
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Memory Loss

Whether you are caring for someone with memory loss or your own memory is starting to slip, PCPL has resources to help you.

recommended by PimaLib_SarahB

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Featured
Blogpost
119 candles, and even more fun!
By PimaLib_JustForFun

When we found out it was the 119th birthday of the pinback button on July 21st this year, we knew we had to celebrate!

Article
Library Worker Keeps the Wheels Turning

If you haven’t heard the story about the professional truck driver who works at the library, it goes something like this.

Video
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.

Website
Interactive Map of Literary Road Trips

OMG, this is so cool! "It includes every place-name reference in 12 books about cross-country travel," including On the Road and Wild.

Blogpost
Making wishes come true at the library
By PimaLib_WilliamB

Pima County Public Library would like to thank six-year-old 'Honorary Librarian' Maren, her family and the Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Kids & Families
Blogpost
Learning to Share? Try Bears on Chairs!
By PimaLib_RobinG

Counting! Rhyming! Bears on Chairs! There is a lot to like about Bears on Chairs. This book combines Shirley Parenteau's bouncy, preschool-…

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Are You Ready for Kindergarten? - Pictur…

The first day of school is a milestone for kids. Here are a few books and one websites, collected by PCPL children's librarians, that will h…

recommended by PimaLib_MaureenK

Online Resource
Get better at reading while having fun!

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

Website
Camp Google: Online Summer Camp

Are the kids bored? With a few clicks of the mouse they can enter outer space, dive to the bottom of an ocean, or explore a volcano.

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What would Annabeth Read?

Annabeth Chase has survived a lot with Percy, Jason, Piper, Leo, and the rest of the Heroes of Olympus. Here's what I think she'd be readin…

recommended by PimaLib_MaryE

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Beyond Books
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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…

sly and the family stone promo photo
Blogpost
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…

tji concord combo in concert
Event
Cool Jazz on A Hot Afternoon with the TJ…
Aug 1st | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Friends of the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library invite you to cool off with the TJI Concord Combo. The combo, a small group of accomplished studen…

Ex Machina The Tesseract A.I. Artificial Intelligence Under the Skin
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While You're Waiting to Watch Ex Machina

We do a lot of "read-alike" lists, but what about "watch-alike" lists for movies with a lot of holds? If you're waiting to see Ex Machina, o…

recommended by PimaLib_JB

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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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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
Pronunciator - Learn English Free!
Online Resource
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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Resource
Buscar nuevos títulos

Nuevo y disponibles en breve: libros en español.

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Catalog Search
Rumbo al Hermoso Norte

Nayeli es una chica de diecinueve años que trabaja en una taquería de tres Camarones, un poblado mexicano.

Jumping high at a Storytime
Event
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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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
crowded city sidewalks
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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Event
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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Blogpost
Library Love: Job Help works
By PimaLib_JustForFun

"I have been looking for a job for over 6 months. I just want to express how grateful I am for Dan with job help. He has been so so helpful…

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Teens
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Video
The Tell-Tale Heart – Poe

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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Online Resource
I need an article on...

Any topic! We've got newspapers, magazines, and journals about everything. You can use these online and cite them just like print versions!

does my head look big in this book jacket
Catalog Search
Find Summer Reads in the New Catalog!

These are the top books tagged "summer reading" in our new catalog. Do you agree? Tag your favorites too!

Getting Started With Minecraft Block City Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans Minecraft for Dummies
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Minecraft and Reading: Two Things PCPL L…

Here is a list of PCPL's best Minecraft books including everything from the creation of Minecraft to finding the best mods. If you enjoy pla…

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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How do you roll?

Strength, wisdom, dexterity, intelligence, constitution, and charisma. Roll your character and play Dungeons & Dragons at the library.

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Digital Media
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Online Resource
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…

one direction no control single cover
Staff List
Recommended by Teens....Great Songs Foun…

Teen volunteers found these great songs (and many more) available for free on the PCPL website! Get your free songs at Freegal.

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

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Blogpost
Learn a language with your library card!
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian

While we're sorry to see Mango go, we're excited to offer you a new language learning tool - Pronunciator!

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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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Local Interest
kidz expo logo
Event
Community Event: 2nd Annual Kidz Expo
Aug 1st | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Pueblo Regional Center

Got kids 6-13? Over 500 backpacks will be given away, plus free school supplies, car seats, immunizations and more!

American flag, USA flag
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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Blogpost
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…

The Fourth Wife Lazy B The Dog Stars Girlchild
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PCPL's Random Road Trip through the Sout…

Hit the road and wander aimlessly through a few Southwestern states and the Mexican borderlands by way of this motley collection of fiction …

recommended by PimaLib_StephanieM

How to Grow A School Garden Edible Schoolyard It's Our Garden Ripe for Change
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Sprouting A School Garden

School gardens are sprouting up all over. Here's a list of resources to help get you started. Compiled by the PCPL Seed Library.

recommended by PimaLib_SeedLibrary

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