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Book Face Friday at Valencia Library

Put your face in a book, it's #BookFaceFriday, starring the staff and books of Valencia Library.

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Book Review: Eight Girls Taking Pictures
By PimaLib_BetsyL

Inspired by the lives of real female photographers from the early 1900s through the seventies, each story in Eight Girls Taking Pictures ex…

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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Featured
Article
Popular on Facebook: Do you know...

...the true story behind Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins? Find the article and join the conversation on our Facebook page!

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Display Spotlight: Mission Library

Hungry for a good book? Browse this virtual display, or visit the Mission Library's teen section to see it in person!

recommended by PimaLib_AmandaH

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Kids & Families
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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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Family Storytime
Aug 7th | 10:30am - 11:15am

Storytime with your little one is the perfect time to listen, learn, sing, move and play together. The stories are short, the activities are f…

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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

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Get better at reading while having fun!

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

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Beyond Books
tomatillo
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Tomatillos: Tomato's Kissin' Cousin
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Tomatillo, Physalis ixocarpa, and tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum, come from different branches of the same family tree. They are cousins, b…

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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…

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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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¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
The upside down boy Nacho Gracias, Sr. Falker Moony Luna
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¡No lleves un ratón a la escuela y mucho…

Mientras que Luna, Lunita, Lunera no quiere ir a la escuela, una llamita sigue a María hasta su clase y una paloma muy pero muy terca quiere…

recommended by PimaLib_PaulinaAC

Pronunciator - Learn English Free!
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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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Buscar nuevos títulos

Nuevo y disponibles en breve: libros en español.

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Rumbo al Hermoso Norte

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

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Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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Article
Job-Hopping: The New Normal?

A survey reports that millennials are looking for meaningful work with passion and creativity.

Launch! by Scott Duffy
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11 Vital Books for First-Time Entreprene

11 books that Andrew Medal recommends for first-time entrepreneurs.

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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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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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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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Doing serious homework?

Get beyond the soundbite on TV and get serious research on social and global issues. In-depth articles, essays, videos, maps, and fast facts…

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Raise High the Roof Beam – Salinger

Video book trailer by teens, for teens! That's My Take lets teens work with professional mentors to create short films about books.

The Bane Chronicles Don't Look Back The Geography of You and Me Fire & Flood
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Read and then pick your new favorite!

Every year select teen reading groups across the country come up with a list of nominees for the top ten teen books of the year. Readers (in…

recommended by PimaLib_PamP

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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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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!

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Digital Media
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Hours of listening entertainment await

After you get hooked, you can watch the excellent Starz TV series. Free downloadable audiobook!

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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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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…

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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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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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Local Interest
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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!

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Now Sowing: Eggplant
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Use your library card to check out some eggplant seeds. We have plenty to share!

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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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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

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