Pioneer Library System: Serving Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie Counties http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/component/content/?view=featured Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:40:12 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Important OverDrive App Update Information http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6525-important-overdrive-app-update-information http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6525-important-overdrive-app-update-information

With the version 3.2 update the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), and Windows 8 will no longer require Adobe Authorization when setting up the app on your device. Instead you will create an OverDrive account for authorization that will also allow your progress to sync across multiple devices.

Read More...

]]>
kevin@pls.lib.ok.us (Kevin Mix) Featured Press Releases Pioneer Library System Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:03:47 -0500
Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014 http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6519-talk-like-a-pirate-day-2014 http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6519-talk-like-a-pirate-day-2014

Talk Like a Pirate Day – proof that a good time can’t be contained.  Originally begun as in-joke between friends, one mention by Dave Barry turned the idea into an international sensation!

Want to brush up on your pirate speak before September 19th?  Why not log onto Mango – it can teach you to speak like a proper “gentleman o’ fortune” before you set foot on ship (or in your local hometown library).

Here are other sources that may help familiarize yourself with pirates' talk:

Pirate's Wish coverThe Pirates's Wish by Cassandra Clarke
TEEN F CLARKE

In this sequel to the Assassin's Curse, pirate Ananna and assassin Naji must face the Pirate Confederation, enemies from another world, and a curse -- all while marooned on an enchanted island.

Read More...

]]>
virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Featured Press Releases Pioneer Library System Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500
Library Connections Episode 32 http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/library-connections/6505-library-connections-episode-32 http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/library-connections/6505-library-connections-episode-32

Aiden and Rebekah play with trucks, Rebekah introduces a new branch manager in Norman, and we get some bold predictions from the PLS Sport Animals.

produced by Moore Monthly

]]>
virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Featured Library Connections Library Connections Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:14:40 -0500
Legos Galore http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/123-picks/6473-legos-galore http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/123-picks/6473-legos-galore

Many of the hometown libraries affiliated with the Pioneer Library System have become involved with Lego events, including the fun and interesting science of Lego robotics. If you would be interested in attending some Lego events at a library, we've compiled a list of library system happenings in September:

Noble Teen Tuesdays: Lego Robotics on September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 5:30 pm
Purcell WeDo Legos for ages 5-12 on September 2 and 23 at 3:30 pm
SOKC Tween Lego Quest on September 2 at 4:30 pm
Norman Central Wonder Club: Lego Robotics on September 5 at 6 pm
Norman Central World Domination 101: Lego Robotics for Teens on September 8 at 6 pm
Blanchard Legoquest Come and Go for Grades K-5 on September 9 at 3:30 pm
Norman Central Adult Lego Robotics on September 13 at 10 am
Blanchard T3 Robot Program on September 18 at 4 pm
Moore Teen Lego Mindstorm Robots on September 20 at 10 am
SOKC Teen Lego Storystart on September 30 at 4:30 pm

The events require registration because of limited materials, so register online through the Event Calendar or call/visit your own library.

Read More...

]]>
virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Featured Monthly Picks Pioneer Library System Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500
Pioneer Library System Presenters' Showcase Information http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/31-general16/5113-pioneer-library-system-presenters-showcase-information http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/31-general16/5113-pioneer-library-system-presenters-showcase-information
Do you enjoy entertaining? Think you have something fun or interesting to bring to the library system? The time has come to start thinking about applying for the Pioneer Library System Presenters' Showcase. Please fill out the online application before Tuesday, Sept. 30, to present at the showcases.

What are showcase attendees looking for?
 
The PLS 2015 childrens and teen summer touring programs have been selected. The adult presenters for 2015 have not been selected. We will be looking for adult programs for 2015 to tour the library system as well as programs to complete individual branch schedules for all age groups. A dominant goal for the showcase is to select presenters for the 2016 children, teen, and adults tours.

When will the 2014 Showcases take place?

Oct. 16 & 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Where will the 2014 Showcases take place?
 
Noble Public Library
204 N. Fifth, Noble, OK
 
The Pioneer Library System (PLS) Presenters’ Showcase is designed to introduce performers to the library staff who book outside performers for library events held throughout the year. The annual Showcase provides an audition-like opportunity for selected performers who are developing library programs and are able to present public library programs within a nonprofit’s budget.

Read More...

]]>
virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Featured General Frequently Asked Questions Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500
Practice Oklahoma Driving Tests! http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6349-practice-oklahoma-driving-tests http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6349-practice-oklahoma-driving-tests

Free Permit Practice Test ButtonDriving exams. Adjust the side mirrors, buckle up, and turning your phone off are all tips we know when we get in to the driver's seat - but what about the written exam before that?

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.

]]>
adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Featured Press Releases Pioneer Library System Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500