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Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 13:55
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a robbery team in the early twentieth century who became infamous and notorious in the United States through their over-the-top run ins with the police and exploits in the country's newspapers.
Bonnie and Clyde, as they are commonly referred to as, were a team for roughly two years and committed crimes in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri before being caught in Gibsland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934. They were ambushed on a Louisana highway by Texas and Louisiana police officers and later shot and killed.
Many bank robbers like Bonnie and Clyde also became legends because of the harsh conditions of the Great Depression during which they committed their crimes. The duo became so popular that they sparked inspiration for movies and songs about their careers.
If you would like to read more about the infamous criminals, check out the article on Encyclopedia Britannica. Check out the following books and movies to explore the lives and myths of Bonnie and Clyde.Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 08:48
Limerick Day is May 12th! This holiday is observed on the birthday of one of its champions, Edward Lear. The limerick, which dates from the early 18th century, has been described as the "only fixed verse form indigenous to the English language." It gained its greatest popularity following the publication of Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense (and its sequels), which contained many limericks like the one below.
If you are interested in exploring the art and history of the limerick, check out the following titles from your hometown library.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 13:49
MyLibrary2Go makes it quick and easy to access Pioneer Library System on the go! Search Pioneer Library System’s catalog, download items, manage your account, and find suggested reading instantly with your iOS device.
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Last Updated on Monday, 29 April 2013 12:45
The Big Read photos have now been uploaded to Flickr! If you are interested in seeing the photos from various events, feel free to click here to view the photoset.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the events and supported the Pioneer Library System, Mr. Tobias Wolff, and The Big Read!Add a comment
The winners of the 2013 Sequoyah Book Awards have been announced! Take a look at these winning books at your hometown library.
2013 Children's Sequoyah Award Winner
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.Add a comment
There are so many interesting books out there to read, but why limit yourself to one genre when you can explore them all? Check out the following collection of ecclectic books, which is sure to have something that peaks your interest!
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of-or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists-who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tract.Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2013 13:52
Barbara Kingsolver, an American writer, was born on April 8, 1955. She is best known for The Poisonwood Bible but has writen many other brilliant pieces. In celebration of her 58th birthday, check out some of her books! Here is a list of a few titles to help you get started:
The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters.Add a comment
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