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Popular Books of 2013

 After consulting The New York Times' Best Sellers List, Amazon's Top 100 Editor's Picks, and Goodreads' Most Popular Books of 2013, we've come up with a short list of the most common popular books. Here are the top five books in no particular order.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. 'The Goldfinch' is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.

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Simple Gift Ideas

presentsLooking for a last minute gift? Don't know what to get the person who has everything? Need a gift that is low-cost?

Give your friends and family a framed piece of history. It is an easy, one-of-a-kind gift that is free to find with the library's historical resources.

What you will need:

  • PLS library card
  • Printer
  • Picture frame

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First Fully Automated 24-Hour Library

The Irving Recreational Center on Vicksburg Avenue in Norman has now acquired the first 24-hour fully automated library* in the United States. This library is similar to a vending machine that holds a collection of 400 books, audiobooks, and DVDs for patrons to check out. Patrons can access this library at any time, day or night, to browse, check out items, return their items, pick up their holds, or pay their fines with credit cards.

The facility will have built-in security cameras to protect patrons' materials at all times. It is also fully ADA accessible and is covered to protect it and patrons from the elements.

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Drawn Together Benefit for Moore Public Schools

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About the Event:
Drawn Together: Cartoonist Benefit Moore Oklahoma School Libraries is a fundraising event where four amazing author/cartoonists come together to raise funds for the Moore Schools' libraries collections. All of the funds raised during this September 28 event will be used to support the Moore Public Schools' libraries that were hit by the tornadoes in May.

Each author/cartoonist will provide a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Books, t-shirts and posters will be for sale along with raffle tickets for books, prints and an original piece of artwork from each cartoonist. This event is for all ages & will entertain both kids and adults alike. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime event and have the opportunity to see all four cartoonists in one location!

When is the Event & How Much:

  • NORMAN - Saturday September 28. Doors open at 12pm and event goes from 1-3pm at the Lloyd Noble Center. $10 per person Click here for Norman Tickets.

The Cartoonists:

 

Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants series

Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate series

Stephan Pastis, author of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

 

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