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Pima Community College Library Newsletter: February 2023

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Want to diversify your reading more this year?! Change it up and try a "Reading Challenge" and change the way you pick your books. Check out our "Reading Challenges" LibGuide and find a reading challenge that will help you think differently about what you read and why. We have a few new challenges for the start of 2023, but we also have past challenges that you can always revisit and try. Each tab on the guide will highlight specific challenges and guide you to books that are available here at our Pima campus libraries. All of these challenges are a great way to broaden and expand your perspective by reading books by authors of different cultures and color. Here's to a new year and reading new books! Happy Reading!


Black History Month 

February is Black History Month. Join us in honoring and paying tribute to the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout history. Black History Month was created to give attention and to remember the events and people who have help pave the way forward and who have fought to stop oppression and racism in our country. Black History Month helps showcase facts and information that foster a deeper understanding as to why we celebrate the whole month of February.

What can you do this February during Black History Month? Check out a book or movie from one of the many displays in our campus libraries and learn more. Push yourself to read or watch something that may take you out of your comfort zone. Learn about the both the historical and present day issues of systemic racism and gain insight into these problems. Maybe even contribute ideas on how to confront everyday racism and to stand up for the rights of others. 

Our "Black Lives Matter" Libguide is a great resource for current content and library resources that explore race and racism throughout history and today. All materials located in the Libguide are available for checkout or available electronically for students, faculty and staff.

Desert Vista Library 

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Downtown Campus Library

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Downtown Campus Library

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East Campus Library

Northwest Campus Library



A time to celebrate women and their accomplishments!

Join us in exploring women and their stories. Our "Women's History Month" LibGuide will help you to find library resources that feature women in history and in current culture. Take this opportunity to learn more about women, and appreciate their contributions to our world.

Tucson Festival of Books and Pima Authors


The Tucson Festival of Books is the weekend of March 4-5, 2023. Come visit the PCC booth at the festival, attend some author talks (you can always check the PCC libraries to see if we have books by the authors you follow!), and enjoy the festival experience. 

This month, we are celebrating authors and writing content creators with connections to Pima Community College. Recently, PCC Writing instructor Dr. Sandra Shattuck worked with the libraries to create the Writing and Publishing Resources LibGuide. This guide showcases the sabbatical work related to writing and publishing completed by 4 different PCC writing instructors. Check out the guide, with a page listing some Pima authors with links to their works that we have in the library, here:


New faces for the new year

Lupita Angulo, Northwest Campus, Library Service Technician 

Hello Everyone! I have been working at the PCC Library since last school year and I have been loving every minute of it! I am currently working toward earning my Bachelor's degree in Applied Human Behavior through the 90-30 program at Pima for NAU. In my free time I love reading, watching movies, and hanging out with my family and friends including my dog. 

Kathline Gomes, Downtown and West Campus, Librarian 

Hi! I’m happy to be part of the library team! I have experience as a teacher and librarian, and I’m excited to use those skills to support the PCC community. I moved to Tucson last fall and I’m enjoying getting to know the area through bird watching and exploring restaurants. (Please send any recommendations my way!) :)

Rhiannon Thacker, Northwest Campus, Library Service Technician 

"I'm Rhiannon! I was a work study aide pre-covid, and have returned to NW as a tech. I'm currently working on a health information technology degree. I enjoy making art and playing games in my free time, and I have 3 dogs I love more than anything!"

Programs, Events and Displays

Happenings at East Campus Library

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East Campus Makerspace Events

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Come learn about the Makerspaces newest edition, the Aeon Laser cutter! This laser cutting workshop is on March 7th at 12:00pm and goes to 2:00pm in the Makerspace (Room L116). Click on image to enlarge flyer.


Come learn all things Puzzles on Tuesday March 28th from 12pm to 2pm in the East Campus Makerspace (Room L116). Click on image to enlarge the flyer.


East Campus Makerspace Sewing Workshop. Tuesday February 21st from 12pm to 2pm. Learn to hem, patch, and more! Room L116

Ever wanted to learn how to sew? Join the East Campus Makerspace (Room L116) to learn the basics of sewing! Learn to hem, patch, and more on Tuesday February 21st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Click on image to enlarge flyer.


Happenings at Desert Vista Library

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Research got you Lost?! Stop by the DV Library Mondays (10am to 11am) and Tuesdays (12pm to 1pm) for some hands on research assistance with our Librarians. Or contact Sol Gomez ( for some 1 on 1 help as well. 


Happenings at West Campus Library

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Join PCC librarian Lisa Hodgkins for a lunch and learn book talk. Fashion & history in vintage photographs. February 22, 2023 1-1:0pm in the West Campus Library.

Join Pima Community College Librarian and author, Lisa Hodgkins, for a Brown Bag Book Talk about "Fashion & History in Vintage Photographs." The book talk will be on Wednesday February 22nd, 2023 from 1:00pm - 1:30pm at the West Campus Library. ⁠Click on image to enlarge flyer.


New Year, New materials in the library


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