Last month, our colleague Sharon said farewell to her colleagues and hello to retirement. She wrote us this lovely letter.
Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
By PimaLib_ReviewsAugust 28, 2017
Tara Sullivan's teen novel The Bitter Side of Sweet is not a romance, not about whites and not about Americans.
Investing in Future Librarians
By PimaLib_HollySAugust 25, 2017
The Friends of the Green Valley and Sahuarita Libraries recently awarded scholarships to four Pima County Public Library employees seeking their Masters in Library Science at the University of Arizona's School of Information. Three of the recipients—Joseph, Kelly, and Vicki—sat down to share with us what the scholarship means to them, why they value libraries…
A Perfect Thriller
By PimaLib_(Dusen)BerryBloggersAugust 18, 2017
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas is about a girl named Kacey who moves in with her dad after a falling out of sorts with her mother. Her father lives in a small, tight-knit town where nothing really happens, and as a newcomer Kacey is viewed with suspicion. To Kacey's surprise, she actually makes friends and…
Four things you should know about digital literacy
By PimaLib_JessicaPAugust 14, 2017
What is Digital Literacy? "Digital Literacy" is one of those phrases that is at once obvious and jargony, all at the same time. First, it’s just what it sounds like: a conceptual understanding of digital terms, items, and philosophies. But what on earth does that mean? If you are good with some things, but are…
Young and Gay in America
By PimaLib_(Dusen)BerryBloggersAugust 10, 2017
16-year-old Simon Spier is very, very, very gay, and only two people know. Him and his mysterious pen pal, Blue. Simon desperately wants to find Blue, but only knows that they attend the same school. However, Simon’s guarded secret is in danger of falling apart when Martin, the seemingly innocent class clown, discovers the correspondence…
August 4 is International Beer Day!
By PimaLib_JessicaPAugust 3, 2017
Do you know where the hoppy golden liquid comes from? In the days of yore, it was always good to find things that were safer to drink than water. Sure, there were wells and springs, but water was dangerous, and could give you dysentery. (Read about how drinking water is produced, and why we need…
Gardening Q & A with a Local: Meet Zann
By PimaLib_SeedLibraryAugust 3, 2017
Zann Wilson, a Pinal County Master Gardener, shares some her garden wisdom with us. Happy planting!
Everything Wrong with Having a Crush
By PimaLib_(Dusen)BerryBloggersAugust 3, 2017
Molly Peskin-Suso is a seventeen-year-old girl, obsessed with Pinterest and struggling with the fact that she has had twenty-six crushes and exactly zero boyfriends. It's always bothered her that the boys she liked never liked her back, but it was never a serious problem until her twin sister Cassie gets her first girlfriend. With everyone…
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