Pioneer Library System
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:18
Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27, 2013 and all of the Pioneer Library System's public libraries will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 as we honor those who have died in service to protect our country.
By the early 1900s, Memorial Day was a time to express memories, as many people visited the graves of lost relatives, whether or not they died in battle. Thos was also during the time where the holiday had some joy put into it as well as the mourning.
Traditional celebrations of this holiday are cookouts with family and friends, watching sports, visiting cemeteries and memorials of those we have lose, and flying the American flag at half staff from dawn until noon.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:30
The Pioneer Library System Foundation is setting up a fund to help support our coworkers affected by the May 20, 2013 tornado.
Any donations received for this fund will go to these individuals.
Pioneer Library System Foundation
226 West Gray St., Suite 100
Norman, OK 73069
Donations can also be made to the Red Cross disaster relief fund by visiting www.redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Questions about the PLS tornado relief fund?
Please contact us:
Anne Masters, PLS Director
Susan Grossman, Development Officer
Lindsay Goins, Development Assistant
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:50
We watched in terror as the tornado made its way along the path one mile south of the Southwest Oklahoma City Library and about a block south of the Moore Public Library where 54 people were sheltering from the storm. We were so relieved when they were passed, but others were not so fortunate.
In addition, our friend and Board Member Steve Eddy is City Manager of the City of Moore and our hearts break for him and for his wife who is Director of the Red Cross as we think of all they are seeing and dealing with.
At this time I don’t know how we can help, but I will keep you informed as we learn more. Late last night the power was out in Blanchard, SOKC and Moore libraries. Those staff members should check with their supervisors as we determine plans for them and their libraries. All other libraries should be open and staff reporting normally. I’m sure many customers will need our services.
If you have information about other Pioneer staff members affected by the tornado, please let me know. We recognize that many of our customers were affected, also, and will want to know how we can help.
Anne Masters, Director of the Pioneer Library System
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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:07
Attention Restraunt Owners:
The Pioneer Library System has purchased and is remodeling the former Borders building at 300 Norman Center Court. It will house Pioneer’s system offices and a branch library for the City of Norman.
Linked is a Request for Proposals for a vendor to operate the coffee shop in the library as well as drawings of the building and a list of equipment provided by Pioneer.
If your business meets the qualifications required, we invite your proposal for operation of the coffee shop. If you have questions, please contact Doug Buck, Business Manager, at 405 701-2644, or Anne Masters, Director Pioneer Library System at 405 701-2642.Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:32
Dig Into Dinnner Food for Thought Learning Institute offers a lecture/cooking demonstration for families who want to eat well on a budget. The chefs engage children in some simple food preparation while parents focus on exciting and healthy meals. Limited seating: registered guests will be seated first.
Sat., June 8 at 2 p.m. in Shawnee Fri., July 12 at 6 p.m. in Noble
Sat., June 15 at 2 p.m. in SOKC Tues., July 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Tecumseh
Mon., June 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Blanchard Thurs., July 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Purcell
Sat., July 27 at 2 p.m. in Norman Sat., July 27 at 2 p.m. in Newcastle
Mon., June 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Moore Sat., July 27 at 2 p.m. in McLoud
Break New Ground with Genealogy Kathryn Ramsay, Genealogy librarian for the Pioneer Library System, offers several different approaches to assist you in your family research: reading and writing genealogy blogs and posting on genealogy message boards and forums. You'll be closer to understanding your ancestry in no time.
Thurs., June 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Tecumseh Tues., July 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Newcastle
Sat., June 15 at 2 p.m. in Shawnee Thurs., July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Norman
Mon., June 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Moore Thurs., July 18 at 6 p.m. in SOKC
Sat., June 22 at 2 p.m. in Purcell Fri., July 19 at 6 p.m. in Noble
Thurs., June 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Blanchard
Rilla Askew Oklahoma author Rilla Askew returns to tour the Pioneer hometown libraries after a national book tour for Kind of Kin, her fourth novel. Join the discussion about the book that was inspired by 2007 Oklahome immigration laws and the impact upon those personally affected by the legislation.
Mon., June 3 at 6 p.m. in SOKC Tues., June 11 at 6 p.m. in McLoud
Tues., Jue 4 at 6 p.m. in Blanchard Thurs., June 13 at 1 p.m. in Noble
Thurs., June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Norman Thurs., June 13 at 7 p.m. in Purcell
Fri., June 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Shawnee Fri., June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Moore
Fri., June 7 at 6 p.m. in Newcastle
Family Stories: How to Begin Workshop instructor Nathan Brown, 2013-2014 Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, will help you get started (break ground) in telling and preserving your own life-stories. Brown travels widely to offer various workshops, so this will be a real treat for anyone who chooses to attend.
Sat., June 29 at 2 p.m. in Shawnee Mon., July 15 at 6 p.m. in SOKC
Sat., July 6 at 2 p.m. in Purcell Thurs., July 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Tecumseh
Mon., July 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Moore Sat., July 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Norman
Tues., July 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Newcastle Sat., July 20 at 2 p.m. in Noble
Thurs., July 11 at 5:30 p.m. in BlanchardAdd a comment
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