Pioneer Library System
Last Updated on Friday, 16 March 2012 15:28
One year has passed since the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The following books show the strength of the human spirit in the face of life changing disasters. In addition to the fictional stories, we suggest sharing some of the non-fiction books listed with your children to learn how to protect you and your family in similar disasters.
After the Quake : Stories by Haruki Murakami
A collection of stories inspired by the January 1995 Kobe earthquake and the poison gas subway attacks two months later takes place between the two disasters and follows the experiences of people who found their normal lives undone by surreal events.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 13:05
Do you have some old computer or parts that you want to get rid of? Here are some recycling ideas of transforming the useless parts into fun crafts for anyone who would like to celebrate this year’s Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, with your hometown library.
1. Turn old computer circuits into keychains. Find the computer RAM and attach it to a keychain closure and chain. You can also cut other circuit parts. Make sure file them carefully to make sure there are no sharp edges.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2012 12:30
The 84th Academy Awards are on Sunday, February 26th. Do you know that many of the Oscar-winning films are based on books? It is often said that the book is always better than the movie, so let's take a look at some of the books that inspired past Oscar-winning films.
The accidental billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook.Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:11
It's St. Valentine's Day again. Beautiful flowers. Sweet chocolates. Don't forget the moving love stories that make us laugh and cry. Read a story and share with your loved ones on this special day.
The choice by Nicholas Sparks
Resisting romantic commitments while enjoying a life of boating, swimming, and barbecues, Travis Parker is unable to deny his attraction to new neighbor Gabby Holland, a defensive woman whose long-time boyfriend further challenges Travis' growing feelings.Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 10:20
Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was one of the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.He enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
Esther Summerson is the ward of Mr. Jarndyce whose case in Chancery Court seems to have no end.Add a comment
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