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Pima Community College Library Newsletter: April 2022

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Flyer text: Hack your semester! Take LIS 210 Hacking & Open Source Culture. Learn about the people and ideas behind hactivism, the Dark Web, Anonymous, and Internet Culture. No hacking experience required. Equivalent to ESOC 210 @ UA. Transferrable to ASU & NAU. Register now! Fall 2022. 14 week online class.

Need an extra class Fall semester? Consider registering for LIS 210, Hacking and Open Source Culture.


Turn your research paper or project into a $500 scholarship to support your studies! Library Research Scholarship Award. Submit a copy of a paper or presentation you did at PCC that required you to use library research skills and resources. Write a brief (200-400 words) reflection in response to 3 prompts. Upload everything using the scholarship application portal by May 31, 2022. See the PCC scholarship application portal for details.

Turn your research into a $500 scholarship! Now taking applications!

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Congratulations to all Pima Graduates who are about to graduate! You've made it! Good luck in all your future endeavors.


New & Noteworthy

Tech Tidbits

Image of a laptop with text "It's almost time to return or renew borrowed laptops and hotspots"

How Do I Return or Renew My Technology Device (laptop, hotspot, iPad)? 

If you are already registered for the summer 2022 session, you MAY be able to renew your item(s) online by following these steps below.

Please note, if you have just registered within the past 24 hours or if you have renewed or tried to renew once already, you may experience difficulties renewing online, please contact us ( and we can usually take care of the issue quickly and easily.

Also, note that there is a grace period after the due date before any actions are taken, we can help with late renewals and late returns, no problem!

If you are not registered for Summer 2022 you will need to return your laptop or hotspot. You can always request a device in the summer before Fall 2022 starts.


Tech Stats

Image with text: "Check out our tech: Did you know the PCC Library lends technology to students? This semester we have checked out: 1380 laptops, 85 iPads, 400 mobile wireless hotspots. Our tech helps PCC students connect to courses and assignments."


National Poetry Month

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Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month. Check out the different activities and displays at each of our campuses. Or visit one of our library guides (Poetry or Poetry of the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands) to see poetry readings and resources. 


Image of lightbulb with plants inside, the earth, & recycle symbol. Text says "Earth Day 2022"

Here at the library we celebrate Earth Day every day.

Earth day is a celebration for our planet and its precious resources. By using the library to check out and return items, read e-books, stream videos, and more you are contributing to our work in creating a sustainable space.

Earth the Final Frontier. 

Programs & Events

Image of puzzle pieces and text: "East Campus Makerspace Puzzle Event"

April 19th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Have you ever wanted to create your own puzzle!? Now's your chance! Please join us for the next East Campus Makerspace's event where we will be making Puzzles! The event is on Tuesday April 19th in the Makerspace (Room L-116) at East Campus. The event starts at 9:30am and goes until 12:30pm. All materials will be supplied for current students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions please email⁠


Text on flyer: "East Campus Makerspace: Jewelry Event"

May 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Still trying to figure out what to get your Mom for Mother's Day or your friend for graduation? Look no further! Be sure to join us on Thursday May 5th from 9:30am - 12:30pm in the East Campus Makerspace and learn how to make your own jewelry with the laser cutter. Supplies to make the jewelry will be supplied for all current students, faculty, and staff. Email if you have any questions.


Flyer text: Earth Day 2022: Seed Bombs Away! Stop by the West Campus Library (Santa Catalina Building, 3rd floor) the week of April 18th - 22nd to celebrate Earth Day with making native desert seed bombs! Materials provided! Free to take home!

Be sure to go to the West Campus Library the week of April 18th - 22nd so you can make a seed bomb of your own! Seed Bombs are a ball made of compost, clay and seeds which can then be planted or literally thrown (like a bomb) somewhere to create greenery and color over time. Come participate and spread some seeds! 



Celebrate National Library Week 

Check out some of the awesome photos & social media posts that we shared during "National Library Week" (April 3-9)

National Library Week 2022

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Celebrate National Library Workers Day

Image of Teresa holding a stack of audiobooks

Shelfie of Teresa at Downtown Campus Library

Image of Chuck reading books through the bookshelves

Shelfie of Chuck at East Campus Library

Image of Mabel peeking over a stack of books.

Shelfie of Mabel at East Campus Library

Image of Rose reading a book

Shelfie of Rose at East Campus Library

Image of Emily Reading a book

Shelfie of Emily at East Campus Library

Image of Smittie reading on the floor

Shelfie of Smittie from the East Campus Learning Center


What's New at our Libraries?

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Book cover: When I'm Gone, Look for me in the East by Quan Barry
Book cover: From strength to strength : finding success, happiness, and deep purpose in the second half of life by Arthur C. Brooks
Book cover: What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris
Book cover: One : pot, pan, planet : a greener way to cook for you and your family by Anna Jones
Book Cover: Anthem : a novel by Noah Hawley
Book Cover: The nineties : a book by Chuck Klosterman
Book cover: South to America : a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation by Imani Perry
Book cover: Lost & found : a memoir by Kathryn Schulz
Book cover: Lorraine Hansberry : the life behind A Raisin in the sun by Charles J. Shields
Book cover: The maid : a novel by Nita Prose
Book cover: The invisible kingdom : reimagining chronic illness by Meghan O'Rourke
Book cover: 	To paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
Book cover: How high we go in the dark : a novel by Sequoia Nagamatsu
Book cover: Black cake : a novel by Charmaine Wilkerson


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