Pioneer Library System: Serving Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie Counties http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/component/content/?view=featured Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:04:52 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Legos Galore http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/123-picks/6473-legos-galore http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/123-picks/6473-legos-galore

Many of the hometown libraries affiliated with the Pioneer Library System have become involved with Lego events, including the fun and interesting science of Lego robotics. If you would be interested in attending some Lego events at a library, we've compiled a list of library system happenings in September:

Noble Teen Tuesdays: Lego Robotics on September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 5:30 pm
Purcell WeDo Legos for ages 5-12 on September 2 and 23 at 3:30 pm
SOKC Tween Lego Quest on September 2 at 4:30 pm
Norman Central Wonder Club: Lego Robotics on September 5 at 6 pm
Norman Central World Domination 101: Lego Robotics for Teens on September 8 at 6 pm
Blanchard Legoquest Come and Go for Grades K-5 on September 9 at 3:30 pm
Norman Central Adult Lego Robotics on September 13 at 10 am
Moore Teen Lego Mindstorm Robots on September 20 at 10 am
SOKC Teen Lego Storystart on September 30 at 4:30 pm

The events require registration because of limited materials, so register online through the Event Calendar or call/visit your own library.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Featured Monthly Picks Pioneer Library System Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500
Labor Day Closing 2014 http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/188-closing/5845-labor-day-closing-2014 http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/188-closing/5845-labor-day-closing-2014

All Pioneer Library System hometown libraries will be closed for Labor Day on Sunday, August 31st and Monday, September 1st.

Labor Day is a federal holiday and a time to honor and celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers. Check out some of these Labor Day themed books from your hometown library!

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

As the end of summer approaches and a long, hot Labor Day weekend looms, the life of lonely thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler is irrevocably changed when he and his emotionally fragile mother show kindness to a stranger with a terrible secret. Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, Labor Day is a poignant story of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Featured Closing Pioneer Library System Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500
Golden Finds: Gold Rush Facts and Fiction http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/123-picks/6406-gold-rush http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/123-picks/6406-gold-rush

August is the anniversary of the 1896 Klondike Gold Rush. Some may only know of the event through Jack London's tales and Robert W. Service's poetry.  Here are books about the food, the people, the gold, and -- above all -- the adventure!    True crime, food, romance, and even science fiction all inspired by the rough, perilous, and mysterious lives of  prospectors and sourdoughs.


California Gold Rush Cooking cover

California Gold Rush Cooking

by Lisa golden Schroeder
CNF 641.5 SC

Taste what life was like for prospectors in the California Gold Rush.  Each recipe is followed by an explanation of why and how the food was eaten.  The rest of the history is as easily consumed as the recipes included in this volume, covering topics such as the everyday lives, vocabulary, and hardships from the time period.  The book is part of a series that explores other foods and historical periods.   

Classic Sourdoughs coverClassic Sourdoughs: a Home Baker's Handbook
by Ed Wood
ANF 641.815 WO

For an adult version of the cookbook, why not check out some sourdough recipes?  Did you know that sourdough starters were so common and so important during the Klondike Gold Rush that people who lasted the winter were called sourdoughs?  Sourdough starters not only can be used to make delicious breads, but also are extremely hardy and travel well.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Featured Monthly Picks Pioneer Library System Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:03:00 -0500
Library Connections Episode 31 http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/library-connections/6407-library-connections-episode-31 http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/library-connections/6407-library-connections-episode-31

Aiden and Ashley give you a look at things you may have missed at the SOKC and Moore branches. Rebekah previews a themed movie night at Norman West. Aiden says a fresh hello to a member of the SOKC branch and a goodbye to another.

produced by Moore Monthly

 

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adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Featured Library Connections Library Connections Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Pioneer Library System Presenters' Showcase Information http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/section-table/31-general16/5113-pioneer-library-system-presenters-showcase-information http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/section-table/31-general16/5113-pioneer-library-system-presenters-showcase-information
Do you enjoy entertaining? Think you have something fun or interesting to bring to the library system? The time has come to start thinking about applying for the Pioneer Library System Presenters' Showcase. Please fill out the online application before Tuesday, Sept. 30, to present at the showcases.

What are showcase attendees looking for?
 
The PLS 2015 childrens and teen summer touring programs have been selected. The adult presenters for 2015 have not been selected. We will be looking for adult programs for 2015 to tour the library system as well as programs to complete individual branch schedules for all age groups. A dominant goal for the showcase is to select presenters for the 2016 children, teen, and adults tours.

When will the 2014 Showcases take place?

Oct. 16 & 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Where will the 2014 Showcases take place?
 
Noble Public Library
204 N. Fifth, Noble, OK
 
The Pioneer Library System (PLS) Presenters’ Showcase is designed to introduce performers to the library staff who book outside performers for library events held throughout the year. The annual Showcase provides an audition-like opportunity for selected performers who are developing library programs and are able to present public library programs within a nonprofit’s budget.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Featured General Frequently Asked Questions Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500
Practice Oklahoma Driving Tests! http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/111-Press/6349-practice-oklahoma-driving-tests http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/pls/111-Press/6349-practice-oklahoma-driving-tests

Free Permit Practice Test ButtonDriving exams. Adjust the side mirrors, buckle up, and turning your phone off are all tips we know when we get in to the driver's seat - but what about the written exam before that?

Do you know? What headlight beams do you use when driving at night in heavy fog? What does that crazy diamond shaped sign with the black squiggle on it mean? And what speed can you drive on a four-lane divided highway if it's not posted?

No worries! Your hometown libraries have you covered. Visit http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/buckleup to take our online practice exams. And we'll have you speeding through the written portion on in no time....the driving portion we'll leave to that brave family member or friend.

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adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Featured Press Releases Pioneer Library System Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500