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Batman's 75th Anniversary

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.

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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.

Summer Reading Online Badges

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.

July and Tesla

Born in July 1856, Nikola Tesla was a brilliant student in his home country. After coming to America, the Serbian-American worked with Thomas Edison before starting his own projects. Although famous for creating the AC current and battling the current war with Edison, Tesla was the creator of many successful inventions and patents. Many of these inventions are still being used and improved on today. This July you can do your own Tesla reading and research and discover the man behind the inventions.

Nikola Tesla: Physicist, Inventor, Electrical Engineer

by Michael Burgan

Revolutionary inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla has been called the father of the 20th century. The eccentric physicist developed the alternating current electric power system that lights up the world today. He also invented radio and had to spend years proving it. Tesla hoped the world would find peace and riches through his inventions. Even with his great intelligence, he had trouble finding either of those in his own life.

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Touring Programs for the Summer Reading Program

Children

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

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