- Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:03
August is the anniversary of the 1896 Klondike Gold Rush. Some may only know of the event through Jack London's tales and Robert W. Service's poetry. Here are books about the food, the people, the gold, and -- above all -- the adventure! True crime, food, romance, and even science fiction all inspired by the rough, perilous, and mysterious lives of prospectors and sourdoughs.
by Lisa golden Schroeder
CNF 641.5 SC
Taste what life was like for prospectors in the California Gold Rush. Each recipe is followed by an explanation of why and how the food was eaten. The rest of the history is as easily consumed as the recipes included in this volume, covering topics such as the everyday lives, vocabulary, and hardships from the time period. The book is part of a series that explores other foods and historical periods.
Classic Sourdoughs: a Home Baker's Handbook
by Ed Wood
ANF 641.815 WO
For an adult version of the cookbook, why not check out some sourdough recipes? Did you know that sourdough starters were so common and so important during the Klondike Gold Rush that people who lasted the winter were called sourdoughs? Sourdough starters not only can be used to make delicious breads, but also are extremely hardy and travel well.
- Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 08:00
The world’s most popular Super Hero turns 75. Also known as the Dark Knight and Caped Crusader, Batman first appeared in the comic book Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and scripted by Bill Finger.
In addition to the popular comic books, he’s starred in billion-dollar blockbuster movies, TV series, and video games. To mark the anniversary, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment have plans for a year-long celebration, which includes a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and new Batman titles and products. “Batman Day” is Wednesday, July 23.
You can also celebrate Batman's anniversary by checking out these graphic novel titles:
Batman: Arkham City by Paul Dini (AFG)
An all new epic bridging the gap between the hit game BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM and its exciting, upcoming sequel BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY. Paul Dini (HARLEY QUINN, BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM) is the game's writer and now tells this essential story that both gamers and Batman fans will want to read. Artist CARLOS D'ANDA provided visual concepts for the game and now brings his insider's expertise to this dark thriller.
- Published on Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
Do you know? What headlight beams do you use when driving at night in heavy fog? What does that crazy diamond shaped sign with the black squiggle on it mean? And what speed can you drive on a four-lane divided highway if it's not posted?
No worries! Your hometown libraries have you covered. Visit http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/buckleup to take our online practice exams. And we'll have you speeding through the written portion on in no time....the driving portion we'll leave to that brave family member or friend.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:46
The Summer Reading Program Online has been successful so far with many participants of all ages. So far, 262 reading badge of various levels have been electronically given to participants. When participants read more, they earn more badges. You could be next! Sign up for SRP Online if you haven't already, and start earning those badges.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:14
Music Mix with Dino O'Dell Duo will educate through fun, and the musician responsible for the Dino persona has been "proudly tricking children into learning since 2003." Dino will be trying out a few new tunes this summer, as well as old favorites, so you definitely will not want to miss it!
|Mon, June 9 at 10 a.m. in Noble||Wed., June 11 at 2 p.m. in Newcastle|
|Mon., June 9 at 2 & 7 p.m. in Norman||Thurs., June 12 at 11 a.m. in McLoud|
|Tues., June 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Purcell||Thurs., June 12 at 2 p.m. in Tecumseh|
|Tues., June 10 at 2 & 6:30 p.m. in Moore||Fri., June 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Shawnee|
|Wed., June 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Blanchard||Fri., June 13 at 2 p.m. in SOKC|