Books & Authors
Shadowshaper Life From Scratch The Day the World Came to Town It Chooses You
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Staff Picks, August-September 2015

Books that the Ravenous Readers of PCPL recommend.

recommended by PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Louis I, King of Sheep Romancing the Dark in the City of Light Thug Kitchen Party Grub Kyle Goes Alone
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August 24: Books Worth A Look!

Cool new titles, hot off the presses, picked by your PCPL Collection Development staff.

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

Secrets of the Knights Templar National Treasure The Da Vinci Code The Freemasons
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Shhhhh... We're a secret society group!

Secret societies have been rumored to be running the world, Freemasons, the presidency, and even Nicolas Cage movies. PCPL has all your secr…

recommended by PimaLib_WilliamB

Faking It Seven Years to Sin Every Thug Needs A Lady Ride or Die Chick
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Picking a Romance by its Title

Most times, you pick a romance by its cover. The steamier the better, right? But what about the title? Fall in love with these PCPL romances…

recommended by PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Spiders Wolf Spiders Tarantulas and Scorpions Micro Monsters
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Arachnids: The Good, The Bad, and The Ug…

True story: I used to have a pet tarantula named Shirley Temple. Arachnids--spiders, scorpions, and other creepies--are pretty awesome. Exce…

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

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Featured
Blogpost
Read to a Dog at the Library
By PimaLib_librarianfiles

Kids come to library during Read to a Dog and select a book to read to a furry friend, who will accept the story exactly as they read it.

Article
Behind the Scenes at Computer Classes

In the Star: two computer instructors share their stories about teaching at Flowing Wells, Valencia, and El Pueblo Libraries.

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On Hauntings

Scary, silly, scientifically explainable or possibly paranormal: Whatever your opinion on haunting phenomena, PCPL has something for you.

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

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Gateway Hugs: romances for people who mo…

August is Read a Romance Month! If you usually read mysteries, literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, or historical fiction, these PCPL titles a…

recommended by PimaLib_JB

Blogpost
Yes, wordless books. There are not enoug…
By PimaLib_Kids

I'm always excited when new books arrive at the Library, and I'm always very excited to discover a new wordless picture book that I love, l…

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Kids & Families
Staff List
Awesome Third Grade Book List

Is reading a chore for your third grader? Not with the awesome books on this list which was conpiled by PCPL childrens' librarians.

recommended by PimaLib_CherylM

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If you love Dork Diaries

Try these humorous graphic novels and illustrated books from PCPL, all about girls (and some boys) dealing with drama.

recommended by PimaLib_SarahB

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Voice

One of the six traits of writing your teacher is looking for: Voice brings the author's viewpoint to the reader in a strong manner. PCPL's p…

recommended by PimaLib_Kids

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Sentence Fluency

One of the six traits of writing your teacher is looking for: Sentence fluency includes grammar and lots of variety in the way sentences sou…

recommended by PimaLib_Kids

Article
Reading To Children Changes Their Brains

MRI scans of children's brains reveal that children who've been read to show greater activity in parts of the brain that process language.

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Beyond Books
20 Feet From Stardom Soul Power The Beatles Anthology No Direction Home
Staff List
Top 10 (11) Rockumentaries at PCPL

This is simply a list of my favorite documentaries available to you with your library card.

recommended by PimaLib_BrianC

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Community Choice
The Wall
By Pink Floyd (Musical group)

This may be a tough one to love, but over time, you'll grow to embrace. Although nihilistic and often surreal to even listen, "The Wall" sur… More

shared by 1seak

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Blogpost
The Cranes Are Flying
By PimaLib_ChrisD

This 1957 film, directed by Mikhail Kalatazov, won the Palme D'Or at Cannes, but I wonder how many in the West have even heard of it.

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Event
Social Security Benefit Planning Class
Sep 15th | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This free, bilingual class will be given by Jack Burns, Public Affairs Specialist from the Social Security Administration, to answer questions…

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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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Staff List
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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Community Choice
El alquimista
By Paulo Coelho

¡El mejor libro de Paulo Coelho!

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Gays y lesbianas Aprendices de brujo Tres junios Cartas a la sombra de tu piel
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Libros de Mariposas: LGBTQ libros en es…

¿Usted tiene interes en libros de temas homosexuales, lesbiana, gay, transgenero, o bisexual? Echa un vistazo a uno de estos títulos, dispo…

recommended by PimaLib_RachelW

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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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¿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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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
Melinda Cervantes
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Profiles in Business: PCPL Interview

Our Executive Director Melinda Cervantes talks to the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce about the Cradle2Career education initiative & more.



pimacountylibrary We mapped our interests and concerns today at the Women of Purpose Lean In Circle today, and this was one of the post-its. #leanin #goforit …
Odd Jobs Still Life Smoke Gets in your Eyes So, You Want to Be A Comic Book Artist?
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Odd Jobs

I love reading about unconventional occupations. I myself have had a few ka-raaazy jobs, believe you me, man oh man. Here's a list of title…

recommended by PimaLib_ErikaJ

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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…

Welcome to the Real World Cracking the Hidden Job Market How to Use the Internet to Get your Next Job Win the Job You Want!
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I want a new job! Where do I start?

These PCPL recommended books will guide you through the job search process and set you on the path to employment. Effective strategies, hint…

recommended by PimaLib_MichelleS

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Teens
Gadgets and Inventions The Art of War Classical Budo Danger!
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What would Batman read?

Is that our logo or is it...the bat signal? These are the books Bruce Wa...I mean, Batman, would check out from PCPL.

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

Downtown Tucson
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40 Things for Teens to Do in Tucson

Who says Tucson has nothing for teens to do? Check out this list!

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Staff Pick
The Cure for Dreaming
By Cat Winters

Wanted: Hypnotist to rid daughter of chutzpah! Yep, Olivia Mead’s father has a plan. Horrified that Olivia acts, thinks and dreams in su… More

recommended by PimaLib_MegginK

Ink and Bone Immunity Hungry Expiration Day
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The Next Hunger Games: Fresh New Dystopi…

Love the Hunger Games and Divergent books? Find a new dystopian read at PCPL before it gets optioned into the next hit movie.

recommended by PimaLib_JusdinaNB

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Staff Pick
The Diviners
By Libba Bray

Historical fiction with a paranormal serial killer? Bring it on! It's 1926, and Evie O'Neill can't imagine a more exciting place to be tha… More

recommended by PimaLib_RavenousReaders

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Digital Media
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Online Resource
Save Money in the Checkout Line...

...And borrow the latest OK Magazine from the library. Read it on your PC, phone, or tablet, and no one can judge your reading by the cover!

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Don't miss the story with the bears

Great short stories! Take your pick - book, eBook, or downloadable audiobook.

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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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Thrilling Reader Picks

These eBooks were voted into Amazon's 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime. Someone was nice enough to tag them in our catalog!

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Library Love: You improve my life
By PimaLib_JustForFun

"I just wanted to thank you for your services and tell you how you improve my life...

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Local Interest
Harry and the Potters at Club Congress
Blogpost
Listen to Bands Coming to HoCoFest 2015
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

Hotel Congress is turning 30 and throwing a big ol' bash for all of us to enjoy! HoCo Fest takes place over Labor Day Weekend, with scads o…

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

Gates Pass
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The Tucson experience: 50 must-do's

The Arizona Daily Star rolls out the top 50 essential Tucson experiences. How many can you check off your list?

book cover trauma red
Blogpost
Book Review: Trauma Red by Dr. Peter Rhe…
By PimaLib_ElizabethT

A typical day for trauma surgeon Dr. Peter Rhee: treating victims of shootings, stabbings, car accidents, and perhaps an emergency surgery. Not so …

Opha Probasco and friends inside the Mission Club
Blogpost
Happy Birthday, Tucson! Author Opha Prob…
By PimaLib_SherrieB

Tucson in 1925—when you could get downtown by rollerskate and your ride to the local watering hole may have been on horseback.

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