Books & Authors
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Staff Pick
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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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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Ravenous Readers Staff Picks, April 2015

These are the books PCPL's Ravenous Readers are talking about this month!

recommended by PimaLib_RavenousReaders

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Fun Poetry for National Poetry Month

Who says poetry is stuffy and hard to grasp? Check out these fun Pima County Public Library titles- even the kids poems will have you in sti…

recommended by PimaLib_DebsB

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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…

Featured
News
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…

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Join the Library team as a Library Servi…

The Library has a job opening for a Library Services Manager in administration.

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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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Every hero has a story this summer!
By PimaLib_SummerReading

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

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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!

Kids & Families
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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…

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Elias: A ReadStrong Success
By PimaLib_SuccessStories

Elias has been attending ReadStrong at Quincie Douglas Library for 5 months. He loves learning about lizards, snakes, lions, tigers, or pretty …

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Fun Reading Games for Young Ones

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

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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

¡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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¡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).

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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

Beyond Books
Karen Greene
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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.

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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

Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
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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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My Skills, My Future

Reinvent your career and expand your job options. Enter current or past jobs to get directly to new work-life possibilities.

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Are You a Millennial? Try Monster.com.

Monster.com wants to make sure you get the job you love. Use new tools and resources to connect to the job that's right for you.

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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…

Teens
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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…

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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.

Digital Media
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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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Video
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.

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Looking for digital books?

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

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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 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!

Local Interest
Reddington Pass in the Rincon Mountains, Tucson, Arizona
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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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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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Staff List
Motorcycling Touring Time! Books at PCPL…

Resources on motorcycling over long distances.

recommended by PimaLib_ChristineD

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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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