- Published on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 16:24
During the repair period for the James C. Nance Memorial Bridge between Purcell and Lexington, the Pioneer Library System is working to offer more options for residents of Lexington whose library services have been affected by the bridge closure.
The library has worked with City Manager Charlie McCown and his staff and has added book boxes adjacent to Lexington City Hall, 111 W. Broadway St. The boxes are located on the corner of the City Hall building in the doorway alcove between City Hall and the Lexington Police Station.
The book boxes are lockers that resemble mailboxes but hold books that customers request from the Pioneer Library System catalog. Customers who choose the Lexington Book Box will then have their requested items delivered every Tuesday and Friday. Customers arriving to pick up their books after notification will enter the customer account number into the keypad and the locker on the box will pop open – with the selections inside.
- Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:13
In February 2014, Jimmy Fallon became the sixth host of The Tonight Show, which first aired on NBC in 1954. In the show's long and storied history, no one hosted longer or was more beloved than Johnny Carson.
Carson graced America's televisions for thirty years behind the Tonight Show desk, debuting as host in October of 1962 and reigning supreme over the late-night airwaves until his retirement in May of 1992.
Revisit some of television's classic comedy moments and learn more about this legendary performer with these items from the Pioneer catalog.
Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
During the apex of his reign, Carson's longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could. A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant.
- Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00
Vote today for your favorite book on the 2014 Sequoyah Book Award list!
Fill out the Sequoyah voting ballot and choose your favorite book. Voting ends March 15, 2014. Winners will be announced in April.
- Published on Monday, 10 February 2014 07:00
On Sunday night, February 9, 1964, the Beatles performed for the first time in America on the The Ed Sullivan Show in New York; the music world would never be the same. Scores of artists, not least among them Billy Joel and Tom Petty, have stated that seeing this seminal performance by the Fab Four inspired them to become musicians themselves. CBS celebrated in 2014 with a television special, which aired on the 50th anniversary of the broadcast.
Commemorate this momentous event in popular culture by checking out some of the many Beatles-related items in the Pioneer catalog. Here are just a few:
Beatles Anthology by The Beatles
This "Beatles autobiography" is a dense, massive, richly-appointed book with well over 1,000 photographs, and the accompanying 8-episode television program is a must-see for any Beatles fan. Episode 3 deals extensively with the band's 1964 Ed Sullivan performances.
- Published on Friday, 07 February 2014 14:40
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