All libraries will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5. La biblioteca estará cerrada el domingo, 5 de abril por motivo del Día de Pascua.

Books & Authors
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Happy birthday!

April is a great month for celebrating the birthday of many favorite authors. Grab a book by these birthday writers available at PCPL and ce…

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Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp Ride Again (…
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

We can't get enough O.K. Corral mythology here in Tucson, so Mary Doria Russell fans were delighted when she unveiled Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. …

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Southwest and Native American Mysteries
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

Settle in with the lore and spirit of Arizona, National Parks, and Native American mythology, with these fantastic mystery authors and novels found…

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Giddy-Up! Your Favorite Western Authors
By PimaLib_RavenousReaders

PCPL librarians have gathered a list of your favorite western authors-both classic and new. Paul Bagdon James Carlos Blake Stephen Bly …

April is National Poetry Month!

And the Library loves poetry! From slams to workshops to poems in pockets, don't miss poetry events this April!

Seedy News: New Seed Library Page

Stop by our fancy new page to browse info about our Seed Library, with resources and inspiration for budding gardeners and digging in!

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Awful Movie, but Amazing Book

My recent unprecedented amount of disappointment in the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth's Insurgent led me to reminisce on the amazing boo…

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Find Popular Authors by Genre

We've been working on a top-secret project for a while, and it's ready to see the light of day! We hope you love finding new authors :)

Garden Bugs: Living with Insects in the

Not all bugs in your garden are pests. Join the Pima County Master Gardeners as they teach you how to live in harmony with your garden bugs.

Beyond Books
Iris Paper Folding

Visit the Eckstrom-Columbus Library to create a design using iris paper folding and turn it into a card!

Feeding the Soil that Feeds You
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary

Soil is the foundation of every great garden. Composting is a great way to improve your soil for gardening, especially here in the desert. Desert s…

Library nurses selected as 2015 Tucson F…

Pima County Public Library congratulates Library Nurses Daniel Lopez and Gloria Barrett for being selected 2015 Tucson Fabulous 50 Nurses by the Tu…

Library programs help find our roots in…
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

This article by Librarian Margie Trujillo-Farmer was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 8, 2015. The books I read when I was…

Free Tax Help at Libraries

Get free tax preparation help starting January 24. Take a look at the schedule and find out what you need to bring.

¡Descubre tu biblioteca!
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Una rocola global
By PimaLib_RhythmAndNews

El NYT publicó un excelente artículo sobre Alan Lomax, quien quizá es el etnomusicólogo y coleccionista de música tradicional más conocido en E…

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Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna

Explore Enciclopedia Moderna, una fuenta de conocimiento autorizada y confiable, con miles de artículos sobre un amplio rango de temas.

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Nuestras Raíces es el programa de Bibliotecas Públicas del Condado Pima que destaca los tesoros lingüísticos y culturales de nuestra com

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Being Found by Isabel Quintero
By PimaLib_NuestrasRaices

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces Pablo Neruda writes, “And it was at that age.../poetry arrived in search of me,” and I think that’s how I felt back in 20…

Kids & Families
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Fabulous Family Read Alouds

Great chapter books kids will sit still for! Gather the whole family and share a chapter a night before bedtime. Available at PCPL these ti…

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Playful Coding for Beginners: for kids,…

Fun, user-friendly websites and books at PCPL that help kids learn to code. We also offer Create IT classes for teens and tweens who want to…

recommended by PimaLib_JB

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Rhyme Time – Sleeping Bunnies
By PimaLib_KendraD

Children who enter kindergarten ready to read have heard on average 30 million more words than children who are not ready to read. Talking to your …

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Arizona Sci Tech Festival Comes to Your…
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian

The fourth-annual AZ SciTech Festival happens this February and March with nearly one thousand events for adults and kids across the state.

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And the Award Goes To... ALA Child Pictu…

Check out these award winning books at Pima County Public Library. The American Library Association youth media awards were given out in Chi…

recommended by PimaLib_WeBuyTheBooks

Business, Jobs, and Nonprofits
Invitation to Laid off Camp
Looking for work? Go to camp! LaidOffCam…
By PimaLib_IdeaSpace

Think of it as a Spa Day for anyone looking for work or changing careers. Laid Off Camp will be a day just for you to boost your job search &he…

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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.

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Want to start a business? A checklist

What does it take to start a business? Here are all the steps, grouped into 5 stages.

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Expert Advice on Interview Techniques

Use these PCPL recommended books to help you prepare for any interview. Topics include: dressing for success, hard to answer questions, and …

recommended by PimaLib_MichelleS

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Congratulations to our High School Art I…
By PimaLib_KenyaJ

Did you know that the library hosts an annual art competition and exhibit showcasing the work of high school students? This year, art and photog…

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YA Lit Films coming soon!

These fantastic YA novels will hit the big screen in 2015--or soon after. Hurry! Read the book at PCPL before the movie.

recommended by PimaLib_Teens

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Books on My Bedside Table

I have been focusing on working with children at the library for the last three years which means I have been reading a lot of picture books…

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Do you want to know the secrets of the u…
By PimaLib_Teens

About a month ago, I finished a fantastic book called Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Aristotl…

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Fantastic Finds from Fellow Teens

PCPL's River Teen Tribunal spent some time highlighting some of their favorite books. Like what you see? Check out their blogs on other titl…

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Digital Media
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Celebrate Eric Clapton's 70th Birthday!

Watch this engaging biopic - Eric Clapton The 1960's Review - free with your library card on IndieFlix.

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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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Nick Cave and the Sad Soundtracks
By PimaLib_JB

When I saw the second--to-last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I was delighted to recognize a classic song from one o…

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10 Feline Flicks to Stream

Cat lovers and owners will relate to these short films available through PCPL's IndieFlix subscription.

recommended by PimaLib_KatherineB

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Top 40 Crush

Have you been sucked into the dark, hypnotic ballad "Take Me to Church" slaying the airways across the country? You should certainly give i…

recommended by PimaLib_GretchenH

Local Interest
National Walking Day
National Walking Day is April 1

Meet at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library for a one-mile walk around Downtown, get free healthy snacks, and learn about heart health!

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Circle of Book Clubs event: April 26

The Pima Library Foundation event with Alan Day, author of The Horse Lover, is April 26. For more details, visit the website.

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Visit the Bookbike at Cyclova April 19

The Bookbike will be waiting for you at Santa Rita Park from 10am-3pm. We hope to see you there!

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Free Bike Safety Classes at 724-BIKE

Sign up for classes including traffic skills, child/parent bike safety, bike mechanics, and get-back-on-your-bike. Free helmets and more!

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Community Choice
By Rebecca Ann Combs

This is a great book for a Kumihimo beginner. It's explained well with pictures and diagrams. Patterns are also included. Bonus: This is a… More

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