Books & Authors
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Mysteries Around the World
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Looking for a crime caper set internationally? Look no further, gumshoe! With PCPL, you will soon be on the trail visiting exotic locales as you cr…

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Salvage and Demolition
By Tim Powers

A rare book dealer finds much more than expected from a few old boxes. This is another great time travel story by the author of The Anubis More

recommended by PimaLib_SarahB

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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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Remembering Ivan Doig and Kent Haruf: cr…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Lovers of Western literature mourn the recent passing of two of the genre’s most notable craftsmen. Ivan Doig, who died last week at his home in Se…

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Remembering Lincoln

This week marks the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Here's some interesting titles and links about …

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

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…

Catalog Tips: Using the New Catalog vs.…
By PimaLib_JB

When should you use the new catalog, and when does the Classic Catalog still have an edge? Straight talk about search results here!

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Want to help us improve the website? This quick, easy, drag-and-drop test is to improve navigation. Feel free to write in your own terms!

Every hero has a story this summer!
By PimaLib_SummerReading

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

Kids & Families
ReadStrong Success: Alondra
By PimaLib_SuccessStories

Alondra has been attending ReadStrong at Quincie Douglas Library off and on for about a year. Alondra is bilingual and speaks mostly Spanish at…

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Grand Canyon Readers' Award

The Grand Canyon Reader Award is a reader award program for students in Arizona. Students vote annually on their favorite book in the categ…

recommended by PimaLib_MaureenK

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Picture Books for OLDER Children

Do you ever find it difficult to find picture books that might interest an older child? Maybe you work with older students who struggle to …

recommended by PimaLib_XochitlC

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Book Trailer

Watch the trailer for this fun picture book by hilarious Tucson Festival of Books author Mac Barnett.

Help Your Kids Develop a Healthy Brain

The New Directions Institute provides parents and caregivers with tools to help children enter school ready to learn.

¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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Si la biblioteca tuviera un 100% de éxit…

ÚNASE A NUESTRAS CONVERSACIONES DE LA COMUNIDAD Si la biblioteca tuviera un 100% de éxito, ¿qué le gustaría ver en nuestra comunidad? Queremos …

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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).

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Audiolibros para niños

¿Sabía que puede bajar audiolibros directamente a su computadora? Aquí hay varios libros infantiles traducidos y leídos en español que uste…

recommended by PimaLib_XochitlC

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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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Libros en español: libros electrónicos

Ver lo que la biblioteca tiene para tu ereader.

Beyond Books
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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.

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Dost thou desire voice? A Shakespeare Sa…

Use this list and talk like a bard on Talk Like Shakespeare Day on April 23rd.

recommended by PimaLib_SherrieB

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Bond... James Bond

The first James Bond book "Casino Royale" by Ian Fleming was published on April 13, 1953 in England. 13 books later, over 20 movies, countle…

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

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Tucson hosts the first International See…

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

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Desert Terroir
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Desert Terroir This little book of essays by Gary Nabhan celebrates food and culture in the borderlands. Each chapter is a mix of personal stori…

Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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Graduating from College? Need a Job?

Searching for a job can take time and lots of energy. Use these helpful tips to put your search on the right track.

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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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Biz Tucson Spring Issue

Optics, the MAP AZ Dashboard, SALC and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona , downtown revitalization and a local success stories.

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Top 10 Books on Social Entrepreneurship

These are all books on how businesses can do well by doing good. A revision of a list created in 2013 for the Catalyst Cafe.

recommended by PimaLib_LisaB

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Rising Voices Youth Summit: BY the youth…
By PimaLib_Teens

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Share your story and create a Youth Bill of Rights. Let your voice be heard!

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Full of Suspense Until the Very End
By PimaLib_Teens

Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf is a dark story about the power of secrets. When her best friend is murdered, Jaycee embarks on finding …

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Take Seven! Filmmaking Workshop for Teen…
By PimaLib_Teens

Learn about filmmaking with the help of professionals from Pan Left Productions by making trailer-length films based on favorite books.

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Community Choice
Slathbog's Gold
By Mark Forman

Shades of Lord of the Rings and Eragon! If you liked those books you'll enjoy Slathbog's Gold. it was a fun read.

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Love in the Time of Flesh Eating Monster…
By PimaLib_Teens

I dislike romances. And when I say dislike, I mean I'd rather have rabid hamsters gnaw at my eyeballs than read a sappy and/or tragic love story. T…

Digital Media
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Wednesday is Earth Day. Plant a tree!

Feel confident tackling outdoor projects with tips you can trust. Check out April’s issue at the Library or online with Zinio.

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The Looped Disintegration and Death Of B…
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

One thing I cherish about life is that moment when I know I’ve discovered music that will deeply enrich my life; when I discover an artist or a ban…

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Download Game of Thrones Read-Alikes

Do you wonder if other authors kill off their main characters as fast as George R. R. Martin? Try these eBooks and eAudiobooks!

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Download the Book Before the Movie!

Grab an eBook or audio download with a 2015 movie based on it: Mockingjay, Wrinkle in Time, Fifty Shades, Longest Ride, Inferno, and more!

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Looking for digital books?

We've got 'em! Download eBooks and audiobooks here!

Local Interest
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County Budget Hearings

County budget presentations continue through May 12. The library's presentation is among those on Tuesday, April 21.

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Motorcycling Touring Time! Books at PCPL…

Resources on motorcycling over long distances.

recommended by PimaLib_ChristineD

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Remembering Raul H. Castro

On our Facebook page: an interview by one of our librarians with former AZ Governer Raul H. Castro, and a heartfelt review of his memoir.

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Bats in Tucson
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

April 2, 2015. Bats have been spotted under the Campbell Ave. bridge at the Rillito River. You can view the bats fly out from under the bridge at s…

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