This section contains specifics as to special services to readers that the Pioneer Library System provides through the hometown libraries.
Also includes regular articles highlighting the collections as well as book reviews written by staff and patrons.
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Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2012 11:33
"Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies. Look Out! Here comes the Spider-Man."
Spider-Man, the teenaged geek turned superhero, debuted 50 years ago on Aug. 1, 1962 in issue #15 of Amazing Fantasy. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics, Spider-Man got his own comic book in 1965. Since then he has become one of the best known and favorite superheroes. Swing through the many Spider-man items in our catalog and enjoy some of these books about the man behind the mask and the artist that created him.
This updated edition of DKUs definitive guide includes more than 600 full-color illustrations from the Spider-Man comics, along with original illustrations, detailed character profiles, and descriptions of the latest developments in Spidey's world. Full color.Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:13
July 13th is Embrace Your Geekness Day!
If you’re a geek and proud of it, the 13th is your day to celebrate.
This holiday was created by Wellcat Holidays and is for people who are into “dungeon games, comic books and doing vampire dress-up” and for those who “spend endless hours going to strange places on the Internet.”
Embrace your Geekness by checking out these adult nonfiction OverDrive e-books:
Extra Lives : Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell. Click here for print version
Like many otherwise functional adults, Tom Bissell is addicted to video games, spending hours a day neglecting work and social engagements in favor of Oblivion, Left 4 Dead, and Grand Theft Auto IV. In Extra Lives, Bissell examines the question that haunts him every time he turns off his consoles: Why on earth does he keep playing?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:59
The winners of the 2012 Sequoyah Book Awards have been announced! Checkout these winning books from your hometown library today.
2012 Children's Sequoyah Award:
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks - and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:31
Happy birthday to Elie Wiesel! Wiesel was born September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania. Wiesel, a Nobel Prize for Peace recipient, is famous for his humanitarian works as well as his many prize-winning nonfiction works and novels, including A Beggar in Jerusalem (Prix Médicis winner) and the internationally acclaimed Night. Now translated into over 30 languages, Night details Wiesel's experiences in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II and is often required reading at the high school and college levels.
Whether you love reading modern classics or want to save a few dollars on textbooks, Night is just one of the many frequently assigned titles available through your hometown library in book, audiobook, and ebook format. Check out this shortlist of popular titles, and be sure to share your suggestions for college-bound readers (and the rest of us) in the comment box below!
Night by Elie Wiesel.
Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:49
The Pioneer Library System continues to build on its commitment to local businesses in its communities. Our resources go beyond the collection of business-related books to include community outreach programs, topical book discussion kits, training kits, and online databases. The system's commitment also includes personnel specifically focused on working with the local business community face-to-face.
To get started utilizing the Pioneer Business Services check out these resources:
Several business training kits available free of charge for you to use with small groups of employees. Topics include interpersonal relations and communication in the workplace, supervisory and leadership skills, teamwork, creativity, ethics, and customer service.
Multiple book discussion kits available for free supplied with about 10 books, book marks, and discussion questions to enable you to have a successful discussion. Titles are all business oriented with focuses on entrepreneurship, customer service, teamwork, and ethics.
A variety of databases filled with current information to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and employees. Information includes regional business publications; consumer, demographic, and market segmentation data; and grant opportunities.Add a comment
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