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Pima Community College Library Newsletter: December 2021

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Culture Passes

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New Little Free Library Coming Soon to West Campus

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Did you know that West Campus is getting a Little Free Library?! The Little Free Library will be available to anyone. It will be located in the downstairs lobby area across from the bookstore. Once it arrives be sure to come by and take a book or leave a book!


New & Noteworthy

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Sweater Weather LibGuide


Our Sweater Weather LibGuide has everything you need during the winter/holiday season. From streaming holiday music, to cookbooks, to movies, be sure to see all of our library selections that will be sure to entertain you and yours. So cuddle up and get ready to enjoy some quality time with family and friends listening to music and watching some old classics this holiday season.


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Tech Lending By the Numbers


  • 1492 laptops, hotspots or iPads due in mid December

  • 1 easy online renewal before you need to bring devices in for an inventory check and updating

  • The persistence rate (from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021) of technology borrowers was 20% higher than the persistence rate of non-borrowers.

  • 33% of tech-borrower survey respondents said they would not have been able to complete their classes without the use of borrowed technology

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Tech Tidbits

If you are using the OverDrive app on your phone or tablet to find and check out ebooks and audiobooks at either PCC or Pima County Public Library, it’s time to switch to Libby! The OverDrive app is going away in February 2022. The Libby app has all the same content as OverDrive, it just has a different (and easier to use!) interface. Check out our videos about getting started with Libby here: Downloading and Signing In to Libby and Using Libby to Check Out a Book

If you use the OverDrive website (  to browse and check out digital materials, you’re all good! The website will continue to be an online hub for our popular digital content--it’s only the app that is changing!

Programs & Events

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Join us on Tuesday December 7th, 10am to 12pm in the East Campus Makerspace (room 116) where we will be making upcycled Book Hedgehogs & wooden gift tags for students, faculty, and staff! The wooden gift tags can be customized with names, simple images, or greetings. The Book Hedgehogs are a fun and simple way to upcycle an old book. We will supply the books, instructions, and some help if needed. If you can't join us let us know and we can supply a Book Hedgehog grab bag for you to pick up at the front desk in the library (you need to be present at the event for the gift tags). Email if you have questions or would like a grab bag: We look forward to seeing you there.


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Pet-A-Pup @ The Northwest Campus Library

Did you know that interacting with a friendly pet can improve physical & mental health? Come Pet A Pup at the Northwest Campus Library! We are happy to bring back our "Pet A Pup" therapy dog visitations with our special friend Ruby & her handler Jeannine. Ruby is a Mini Goldendoodle with a sweet personality, is highly intelligent, & loves opportunities to socialize.

Be a recipient of the wonderful health benefits a therapy dog can bring & stop by the Northwest Campus Library (3rd floor of building "B") to visit with Ruby on December 6th @ 1pm. For more information, please call the Northwest Campus Library at 206-2550. We look forward to seeing you in the library.



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Focus on Library Support for students in PimaOnline Courses:

Distance Education librarians Keith Rocci and Rosanne Couston work with PimaOnline classes, helping students to locate quality information for their research projects.  Department Head, Keith, is embedded in Communication courses and Rosanne (rosielibrarian) works with the Social Sciences.  They reach out through email to dozens of classes each semester, toiling away in their mission to save students from the world of bad information and wonky websites, guiding them towards high-quality Library resources and more.  Do students need peer-reviewed sources?  Copyright-free images?  Access to a video for an assignment?  Your Distance Education librarians can hook you up!

Distance Education and Campus librarians are also partnering with instructors to help reduce textbook costs by finding low or no cost alternatives.  Rosanne is part of the Pima Community College team selected to participate in the Association of American College & Universities Institute on Open Educational Resources.  The College is working hard to bring cost savings to our students!


Seasonal Picks

Not sure what to watch this holiday season? Our staff has got you covered! Check out this great list of holiday suggestions from us to you!

Click on the image to request the book or DVD from the library.

Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins by Eric A. Kimmel
Die hard
The pioneer woman cooks : a year of holidays : 140 step-by-step recipes for simple, scrumptious celebrations by Ree Drummond
Seven candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Hanukkah bear by Eric A. Kimmel
The new Yiddish kitchen : gluten-free and Paleo kosher recipes for the holidays and every day by Simone Miller, Jennifer Robins
The official Downton Abbey Christmas cookbook by Regula Ysewijn
Too many tamales by Gary Soto ; illustrated by Ed Martinez
Tim burtons The nightmare before Christmas (movie)
Elf (movie)
Star Wars original trilogy collection (movie)
Adam Sandler's eight crazy nights (movie)
The Shining by Stephen King
Cool Runnings (movie)
Frozen 2 (movie)
Fargo (movie)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (movie)
The Grinch (movie)
Pride and Prejudice (movie)
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
The seven days of Kwanzaa by Melrose Cooper
Knives Out (movie)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (movie)
Home Alone 2 (movie)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Little Women (movie)
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
It's a Wonderful Life (movie)
Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg
The Shining (movie)
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone by J.K. Rowling
The nutcracker and the four realms (movie)
A Bad Mom's Christmas (movie)
The bear and the nightingale : a novel by Katherine Arden
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (movie)
Black Adder Complete Collection (movie)
A Christmas Story (movie)
Black Christmas (movie)
Christmas in Connecticut (movie)
Dune by Frank Herbert
New Year's Eve (movie)
The legend of Frosty the Snowman. (movie)
The Polar Express (movie)
Daddy's Home 2 (movie)
Gremlins (movie)
Beartown : a novel by Fredrik Backman

#Bookface Study Break

Go to participating campus libraries to partake in this fun #bookface event

1. Have a friend help you line up your face/body with one of our book covers

2. Snap a picture

3. Post to Instagram using #pccbookface


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Desert Vista Library

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Desert Vista Library

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East Campus Library

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