Fun resources for minds in the making

Infant Boy Playing with Toys, African-American, toddler, baby

We've been talking a lot in our Children's Services department these days about the book Mind in the Making, and executive function. It breaks down seven essential life skills that every child needs, and presents them in a common-sense, easy, accessible way. You can literally play your way towards building these skills. If you visit this […]

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Pokémania 101

Pokémon GO Plus

Or, a Guide for the Perplexed. In 10 days the Pokémon GO game, one of the first to take place in real space, has gone from rumors to ubiquity. It's been breathtaking to see how quickly the game has captured the attention of young and old alike. It's easy to make fun of something so […]

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#PokeLibrary: Gotta Catch ‘Em All?

Pokemon pictured on library desk

Addicted to Pokémon Go? Looking for an excuse to get your aspiring trainers out of the house? Want to go beyond the video game and learn about card collecting, or delve into the vast anime and manga in the franchise? The library is a perfect, and (most importantly, this time of year) air-conditioned destination! Most of our […]

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It’s mega. It’s mania. It’s MegaMania!! 2016

young woman in costume

MegaMania!! 2016 SATURDAY,  JULY 9  ○  1:00 - 6:00 PM Pima Community College Downtown Campus 1255 N. Stone Avenue (map it)  Happening all day! Cosplay | Show off your costume or make your own. Then take your picture at the drawing wall!! (Amethyst Room) Video Gaming | Have fun playing LittleBigPlanet, Just Dance, Starwhal, and many other […]

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An Addictive Game with a Dark Agenda

erebos book jacket

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 cult that plays an amazing game: Erebos. Filled with adventure and adrenaline, those who play never seem to be able to stop. There's only one rule: obey the game. But […]

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A Roadside Picnic Of Soviet Sci-Fi

So I'm gonna ramble on here ... about a book which led me to a film, which in turn led me to a couple of music CDs and another book, and eventually some video games. The book is Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and it was only by good marketing that I noticed it in […]

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