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Pima Community College Library Newsletter: December 2022

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Check out these different activities and displays at all the PCC Libraries for some stress relief!

24x48" coloring table at East Campus Library. Come color the stress away!

Take a study break and relieve some stress by working on our holiday puzzle at East Campus Library

Come play some games at the East Campus library!

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Puzzle out stress with the Northwest Campus Library Puzzle

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Check out Desert Vista Library for some puzzle time!

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Need a break from Studying? Check out a Culture Pass and explore! Visit any campus for passes.

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Take a PAWS from studying and hang out with Rex at the Northwest Campus Library 12/12.

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Need something to read during the holiday break? Come check out Downtown Campus Library's holiday display.

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Check out some books from the Downtown Campus library display and learn more about Native American Heritage Month.

Relax at the Downtown Campus Library! From 11am-3pm on December 5th-8th, LB 153 will be turned into a relaxation station! Join us for calming nature videos, light stretching, and a calming study environment.

Hang out with Gizmo the corgi at the Downtown Campus Library on December 6 from 11-12, and the Desert Vista Library on December 8 from 10:30-12. 

Destress with Finals Week Bingo at the Downtown Campus! Complete a BINGO and get a finals week goodie bag with snacks, PCC swag, and a fidget toy!


O.E.R Battling the High Costs of Textbooks!  Along with her duties as a faculty librarian at the Northwest Campus, Kris Swank has recently taken on the role of Affordable Content Specialist, coordinating Library initiatives and collaborating with College stakeholders to locate, adopt, and manage affordable, free, and fully open educational resources (OERs). OERs and other affordable content can save Pima students hundreds of dollars each year in class materials, and help to break down financial barriers to attending and succeeding in college. Kris is currently participating in professional development regarding OERs, and assessing the current state of affordable content/OER at PCC.



Tech Tidbits


The end of the semester means it is time to return or renew your PCC laptop. If you will not be taking classes in Spring 2023, or if you have not yet enrolled in Spring 2023, your laptop must be returned to a campus library by December 19. If you are already enrolled in Spring classes, you can renew your laptop by bringing it to your campus library for an inventory check and renewal. You may be eligible to renew your laptop remotely--check with us via phone or LibChat for more information. 

Are you looking for a book, DVD, or magazine that the library doesn't have? Are we missing the newest title by your favorite author? Recommend an item for us to purchase! You can use the form linked in our FAQ here: to recommend items for your PCC library to buy. Keep in mind, requests will be reviewed by PCC librarians to determine the relevance and cost of the materials. If your items are selected, purchases take time to be ordered, processed, and added to the library collection. If you provide us with your contact information, we will even notify you when the item is ready for check out!


Holiday Hours start on Tuesday December 20th and are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

The college and library are closed the following days:

Saturday December 24th to January 2nd and will reopen with Intersession (Holiday) hours on January 3rd until the spring semester starts on January 19th.       

Tech Corner will be closed during the holidays and Intersession hours, but will reopen when spring semester begins. 


Programs and Events

Pet a Pup at Northwest campus library

Rex the therapy dog will be visiting the Northwest Campus Library one last Monday: December 12th from 10:15-11:15 am. For more info, reach out to the NW Library: 520-206-2250.

Pet a pup at the desert vista campus library

Take a Paws from finals prep and come Pet a Pup at the Desert Vista Library December 8th 10:30am to 12pm. 

East Campus Makerspace Events

Join us for a fun and insightful "Simple Circuits and Solar Bugs workshop" and learn all things circuits on Tuesday December 6th from 11am to 1pm in room L116.

Join the Makerspace on Tuesday December 13th from 11am to 1pm to experiment with some jewelry making! (Room L116)

Join the Makerspace during your finals to relieve some stress and to just have fun! They will be having a Finals "Craft Break" Drop-in the week of finals, December 12th - 15th during their open hours (10am - 7pm, Room L116) and make something cool!

East Campus Library's new recurring event "Discourse with Darryl" is back! Join us on Friday December 9th @ 10am in room L130. Click the image above or scan the QR code to RSVP for this great event!

This month's discussion: "Children of the Damned? American social reform: the targeting of youth." The Assimilation of American Citizens in Childhood.


Happenings at West Campus Library

Check out our Sweater Weather Guide for holiday and seasonal picks!

The Grinch
Book: Lavender : 50 self-care recipes and projects for natural wellness. Relax, heal, make, cook, and clean with lavender flowers and essential oils / Bonnie Louise Gillis
Frosty the snowman
The shining / Stephen King
Little Women by Louisa Alcott
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
The priory of the orange tree / Samantha Shannon
Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times / Katherine May
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory
Knives Out


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