Books & Authors
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Mr. Mercedes Wins the Edgar!

The Edgar Awards are one of the most prestigious book awards in the mystery genre. See 2015's winners and nominees on our Awards page!

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Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Cindy Conner's book, Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People, is a treasure trove of information for those wishi…

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A Quieter Time – Amish Christian Fiction
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

If you like to read about living a simpler lifestyle, PCPL staff suggests you try some of these Christian Fiction authors who focus on the Amish.  …

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Dig Even Deeper Into The Past – Historic…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

PCPL staff know that you want to read historical fiction that explore places beyond the boundaries of the U.S. Enjoy these authors who write about …

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Humorous Essays
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Looking for some witty and humorous social commentary and life stories? You've come to the right place with this collection of PCPL books and eBook…


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Tucson hosts International Seed Library…

Meet others from around the world who care about food sustainability and the preservation of genetic seed diversity.

Every hero has a story this summer!
By PimaLib_SummerReading

Grab your cape and your favorite book to start your Summer Reading adventure!

Family, free books, and fun!

PCPL invites your family to start your summer of stories off right with a Summer Reading Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet!

How is the library important to you?

(Tucson, Ariz.) If the library was 100 percent successful, what would our community look like? Attend a community forum in April and May and tell u…

Kids & Families
Fun Reading Games for Young Ones

Check out the many fun, educational online games for kids developed by the leader in educational programming, PBS.

Staff List
Picture Books for Budding Gardeners

Share with young readers the beauty and magic of seeds, soil and sun. This list was created by a PCPL seed librarian.

recommended by PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Summer Camps for Kids!

Looking for a place to drop the kids off in the summer? Look no further! This page lists dozens of summer camps for kids of all ages.

ReadStrong Success: Daisy
By PimaLib_SuccessStories

Daisy is an eleven-year-old home-schooled student who has been attending ReadStrong @ Abbett for the past two years. She was a strong reader fr…

Every Child Ready to Learn (and Teach) ……
By PimaLib_Kids

Young children are like scientists who have a definite curiosity about what goes on around them. They ask questions, form hypotheses, and fi…

¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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¿Qué es la Biblioteca de semillas?

La Biblioteca de semillas es una colección de semillas de polinización abierta y semillas de variedades tradicionales en donde usted pued

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¡Familia, libros gratis, y diversión!

¡La Biblioteca Pública del Condado Pima y el Tanque Verde Swap Meet los invita a celebrar el gran inicio del Programa de Lectura de Verano

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¡Cada héroe tiene una historia este vera…
By PimaLib_SummerReading

¡Ponte la capa y toma tu libro favorito para comenzar la aventura de la Lectura de Verano!

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Bilingüismo: Léale a sus hijos

A los niños quienes sus padres les leen en su primer idioma (español), les resulta mucho más fácil aprender un segundo idioma (ingles).

Beyond Books
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What’s Growing Now: April to Mid-May
By PimaLib_KarenG

PCPL Seed Library staff share suggested seeds to plant from April to Mid-May from the Community Food Bank, Native Seeds/Search and Brad Lancaster. …

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Now Sowing: Tepary Beans (Mar15~Aug10)
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Tepary Beans in the catalog Common Name: Beans, Tepary  (Phaseolus acutifolius) Seed Saving Level: Easy Planting: Directly sow ½-1 inc…

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County libraries are all kinds of fun
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

This article by Librarian Karen Greene was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on April 19, 2015. I have the best job in the world. I…

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Social Security on the horizon?

Get answers about your benefits and your options at this Social Security class with an SSA representative.

Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits

pimacountylibrary Code for Tucson founder Dan Stormont has joined the library and is developing programs teaching programming to people of all ages. This was …
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City of Tucson: Green Business

Are you a small business owner looking to go green? Learn more about the City of Tucson's incentives here.

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Introduction to Small Business Ownership

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur but you're not sure where to begin?

Catalyst Café schedule for Spring and Summer 2015
Spring and Summer Catalyst Cafés
By PimaLib_IdeaSpace

Catalyst Cafés for April, May, June, July, August, and September Where new ideas + local know-how meet 4/14: Instagram vs. Pinterest for Busine…

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Are You Hiring the Right Person?

Do you feel like you work all day (and night), and never catch up? This free SCORE Managing Your Human Resources workshop can help.

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Staff List
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…

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

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Staff Pick
The Darkest Part of the Forest
By Holly Black

In a town where faeries and humans live side by side, humans learn to protect themselves in a variety of ways - iron in pockets, rowan wood, cha… More

recommended by PimaLib_SarahB

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An Addictive Game with a Dark Agenda
By PimaLib_Teens

Erebos by Ursula Poznanski is a must-read for the teens out there that have an addiction to video games! 16-year old Nick is brought into a secret …

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Up Close with the Authors
By PimaLib_Pam

Imagine sitting in a tent at a book festival interviewing a well-known author and then having that interview posted online. This has been the u…

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How I Look is Not My Worth
By PimaLib_Pam

"How I look is not my worth. I get to determine what I'm worth; not other people." -Isabel Quintero If you missed author Isabel Quintero at the…

Digital Media
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Online Resource
Treat mom for Mother's Day!

Check out the May issue of Family Circle for delicious recipes and DIY decorating ideas on Zinio!

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Food & Gardening Magazines & More

Did the Seed Library Forums get you intrigued? We offer 24/7 access to digital resources like magazines, journal articles, and more.

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Girl on the Train Read Alikes

Mysterious, check. Disturbing, check. Unreliable narrator...triple-check. Find similar eBooks and audiobook downloads on OverDrive!

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Online Resource
Watch Brink, a short film starring Justi

The very magnetic force that brings them together will also be the one to tear them apart. Watch Brink on IndieFlix.

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Could you live on $1 a day?

Armed with a video camera, four friends journey to Guatemala to find out. Check the documentary out on IndieFlix.

Local Interest

Best of Stories that Soar! is May 17 at 4 & 6:30 PM at the Temple of Music & Art. Tickets at: #

9:27 AM - 1 May 2015

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Farmers’ Markets in Pima County
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

From the Librarian Files Here is a list of Farmers' Markets in Pima County, including their days and times of operation. Pima County is home …

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Is your New Year’s resolution to get fit…
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian

Here's a great opportunity to reinvigorate your enthusiasm. Mayor Rothschild declared May as Tucson Fitness Month. There are free classes every …

Reddington Pass in the Rincon Mountains, Tucson, Arizona
Waiting for the Ice to Break on the Sant…
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

When will it hit 100°? Learn more about the local history of "the first day the ice breaks" on the Santa Cruz River.

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Keep the kiddos busy this summer

Sign up now for Parks & Recreation classes through the City of Tucson.

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