- Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 07:30
We watched in terror as the tornado made its way along the path one mile south of the Southwest Oklahoma City Library and about a block south of the Moore Public Library where 54 people were sheltering from the storm. We were so relieved when they were passed, but others were not so fortunate.
In addition, our friend and Board Member Steve Eddy is City Manager of the City of Moore and our hearts break for him and for his wife who is Director of the Red Cross as we think of all they are seeing and dealing with.
At this time I don’t know how we can help, but I will keep you informed as we learn more. Late last night the power was out in Blanchard, SOKC and Moore libraries. Those staff members should check with their supervisors as we determine plans for them and their libraries. All other libraries should be open and staff reporting normally. I’m sure many customers will need our services.
If you have information about other Pioneer staff members affected by the tornado, please let me know. We recognize that many of our customers were affected, also, and will want to know how we can help.
Anne Masters, Director of the Pioneer Library System
- Published on Monday, 06 May 2013 14:23
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- Published on Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:00
There are so many interesting books out there to read, but why limit yourself to one genre when you can explore them all? Check out the following collection of ecclectic books, which is sure to have something that peaks your interest!
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of-or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists-who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tract.
- Published on Monday, 01 April 2013 01:00
Just a few of the greatest and most popular English-language poets ever to put quill to parchment. Their names remind us to celebrate National Poetry Month in April 2013.
Conceived in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry that hopes to "increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated."
- Published on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:00
Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was born 102 years ago, on March 26, 1911. Recognized as one of our greatest playwrights, he was responsible for penning numerous classics of the American stage including The Glass Menagerie, Night of The Iguana, and two Pulitzer Prize winners: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Who could forget this famous scene from Streetcar, featuring one of the American Film Institute's most memorable movie quotes of all time?
Enjoy one of Tennessee Williams's timeless works of American drama today.