MegaMania!! 2017

Saturday, July 15  ○  1:00-6:00 PM Pima Community College Downtown Campus 1255 North Stone Avenue (NW corner of Speedway and Stone) Happening All Day COSPLAY | Show off your costume or make your own. RV Building VIDEO GAMING | Have fun playing Worlds, Super Mario Cart 8, Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, and many other favorites!! Library […]

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History of Pima County Public Library

For more than 100 years, Pima County Public Library has been here for people just like you. Today, in our libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are here to help you find what you're looking for. Every day we're making our mission a reality by educating, connecting, and inspiring people. Headquartered in […]

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An Analog Gem: The Arizona Atlas & Gazetteer

My enthusiasm for Arizona Atlas & Gazetteer borders on the ridiculous. The only thing more senseless is the fact that it has taken this long for me to gush about it professionally. In each of my vehicles live well-worn copies of this cartographic wonder, waiting to guide my family on our next back road, outdoor […]

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Hooked by Cannibalism

It only took reading the synopsis for me to be hooked. Cannibalism. Protagonist cannibals. People who murder other people and eat their flesh. Sounds riveting, right!? Bite by K.S. Merbeth is a book about a post-apocalyptic world, a place in which some choose to turn to the unthinkable in order to survive. Told from the point of […]

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Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can

This past week has yielded our sixth Spider-Man movie in 15 years, and the third (and youngest) actor to play him in a major film franchise. Have you seen it? What did you think? Who is Spider-Man? In all of the feature films so far, Spider-Man has been Peter Parker, smart kid from Queens who […]

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Teens: Looking to land your first job?

Here's our top ten tips from one of our 101 Space librarians: Start looking NOW. (Want a job in May? Start in February!) Get the word out.  (80% of teens get a job through a personal connection) Make a plan. Dress professionally. Apply in person. (Connect a face to the generic online app you submitted!) […]

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40 Reasons to ♥ Eckstrom-Columbus Library

On Saturday, July 22 from 10am–2:30pm, we'll celebrate the Eckstrom-Columbus Library's 40th Birthday! In anticipation of this milestone, we checked in with Library staff and customers on what they love the most about the Eckstrom-Columbus Library. Here's what they had to say: The Books, the Movies, the Enchantment The most kid-friendly library I have been […]

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Keeping You Entertained All Summer Long!

A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Thank you for being our Friends! This year, the Friends of the Pima County Public Library donated $240,000 to support the Library's Summer Reading Program, and many other exciting events for all ages! But none of it would be possible without our dedicated members, volunteers, […]

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Celebrating our bat-heroes

Not the human caped crusaders, we are talking the furry ones: Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. They live here in Pima County and throughout the western United States during the warm months, and spend the winter in Mexico. Bats. From the Campbell Ave. Bridge over the Rillito. Monsoon brings bugs. Bats follow. Mexican free-tail bats are common […]

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