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The King of Late Night

In February 2014, Jimmy Fallon became the sixth host of The Tonight Show, which first aired on NBC in 1954.  In the show's long and storied history, no one hosted longer or was more beloved than Johnny Carson.

Carson graced America's televisions for thirty years behind the Tonight Show desk, debuting as host in October of 1962 and reigning supreme over the late-night airwaves until his retirement in May of 1992.

Revisit some of television's classic comedy moments and learn more about this legendary performer with these items from the Pioneer catalog.

Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin

During the apex of his reign, Carson's longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could. A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant.

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2014 Sequoyah Voting

Vote today for your favorite book on the 2014 Sequoyah Book Award list!

Are you in 3rd through 12th grade? Have you read at least 3 titles from the Sequoyah book list for Children, Intermediate, and High School levels? If so, you can vote for your favorite book!

Fill out the Sequoyah voting ballot and choose your favorite book. Voting ends March 15, 2014. Winners will be announced in April.

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"It was 50 years ago today..."

On Sunday night, February 9, 1964, the Beatles performed for the first time in America on the The Ed Sullivan Show in New York; the music world would never be the same.  Scores of artists, not least among them Billy Joel and Tom Petty, have stated that seeing this seminal performance by the Fab Four inspired them to become musicians themselves. CBS celebrated in 2014 with a television special, which aired on the 50th anniversary of the broadcast.

Commemorate this momentous event in popular culture by checking out some of the many Beatles-related items in the Pioneer catalog.  Here are just a few:

 

Beatles Anthology by The Beatles

This "Beatles autobiography" is a dense, massive, richly-appointed book with well over 1,000 photographs, and the accompanying 8-episode television program is a must-see for any Beatles fan.  Episode 3 deals extensively with the band's 1964 Ed Sullivan performances.

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MyFreeTaxes

Patrons are now able to access MyFreeTaxes.com for assistance in getting organized and filing taxes.

Discover how easy it is to prepare your taxes for free!

- Online at MyFreeTaxes.com, powered by H&R Block, if you make $58,000 or less.

- In person with an IRS-certified volunteer income tax preparer, if you make $52,000 or less.

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Zinio for Libraries

Zinio Logo​Pioneer Library System has added the Zinio for Libraries service! Zinio provides access to digital versions of popular magazines that you can read online or download to your computer or mobile device. The digital magazines are full-color duplicates of the print magazines. It is simple and easy to use the service.

You will need:

  • A Pioneer Library System library card
  • Internet access
  • A free Zinio for Libraries account to checkout magazines from the library
  • A free Zinio.com account to read and manage the magazines (TIP: Use the same email and password for both accounts)

Read more: Zinio for Libraries

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