The PLS book selectors highlight new books each month on a given theme. Give them a quick look -- perhaps you'll find something of interest.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:12
July 7 is National Tell the Truth Day! Every American is challenged to go one day without saying anything misleading, dishonest, or fibbing. Here are some fun books and movies to help meet the challenge.
Franklin Fibs by Paulette Bourgeois
Bear can climb the highest tree, Hawk can fly over the berry patch without flapping his wings, and Beaver can chop down a tree with his teeth. "I can swallow 76 flies in the blink of an eye", Franklin fibs. Then Franklin's friends ask him to prove it!
Henry's Amazing Imagination by Nancy Carlson
When his classmates start to challenge Henry the mouse about the truth of his fantastical stories, such as his neighbor's pet dinosaur and the alien he once met, and he is suddenly called a fibber, Henry realizes that he must find another way to channel his imagination so that everyone can appreciate the grand stories he loves to tell.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:33
Did you know that the third Thursday of June is Recess at Work Day? Try something totally different and play! Today would be the perfect day to work on team and creativity building. Promote employee morale and productivity. Connect to customers with play and something a little unexpected. Although this is an annual event, consider committing to the third Thursday of every month as Recess at Work Day. Try some of these books that can be found at your hometown library to find your fun and discover your delight.
- Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit
- Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department
- Focus on company culture as the #1 priority
- Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business
- Help employees grow-both personally and professionally
- Seek to change the world
- Oh, and make money too . . .
Sound crazy? It's all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that's doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer inFortunemagazine's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list in 2009.Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:15
May 16 is designated as Biographers Day. It was on that day in 1763 that James Boswell first met Samuel Johnson, initiating what would become the most famous biographer-biographee relationship in history and resulting in Boswell's classic Life Of Samuel Johnson. Thus, according to Chase's Calendar of Events, "this day is recommended as one on which to start reading or writing a biography."
Pioneer Library System has thousands of biographies about fascinating people from all walks of life, as well as guides to help you put your own life story down on paper. The next great biography may be the one you write!
How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? This book serves as a practical guide to recording a relative's story so it will never be forgotten.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2012 07:57
Did you know that Bonnie & Clyde's thirteenth and final victim, Constable William "Cal" Campbell, was killed in a shootout near Commerce, Oklahoma in April of 1934?
Or that in 1908, when the Oklahoma City Fire Department began using horses to pull their equipment, they hired circus performers who had experience with horses as firefighters - and they practiced acrobatic routines in and atop the station between fires?
These are a couple of examples of the amazing things you can see and learn about our state using the Oklahoma Crossroads database.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 16:29
Did you know that Amtrak, the United States' passenger railroad service, officially launched on May 1, 1971?
There's no better time than summer to travel by train, and you can start your journey right here in Norman at our historic train depot, where Amtrak's Heartland Flyer passes through every single day.
Pioneer Library System has lots of great books about trains, stations, and railway journeys, as well as guides to help you plan a great train trip of your own!
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