Looking for something to make these long summer days more entertaining? Come join us at the library for this year's Pioneer Library System Touring Programs! We have tons of awesome events that are perfect for everyone. If you can't make the event at your local branch, you're welcome to attend at another branch!
Kids can learn and have fun at the same time with programs like Dino O'Dell, Ironscientist Triathlon, and Minecraft Redstone Challenge. Teens can get fit with SMO Crunch Time or save humanity with SMO Saving the Universe. Adults can have a night of relaxation with SMO Bath Lab 2.0 or test their culinary skills with An Exercise in Taste. There are many more programs to choose from. Click below for the full list, including locations and dates! We can't wait to see you.
Did you know that many blockbuster movies were books first? We have a list of some of the recent ones!
Bringing their unique ideas for easy recipes and maximizing resources available in the kitchen and pantry, the Food for Thought Learning Institute returns to the Pioneer Library System for a fourth year as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program.
This year, they’ll be spicing things up by giving participants a look at various types of easy salsas they can make.
Participants will get to take a variety of fruits and vegetables and look at, think about and even taste various options to decide what might work well in a salsa they’ll make and then take home.
“We will do tasting exercises with the ingredients first, and we want people to think about how to combine different things, the value of things with what actually just tastes good together,” said Sunny Hill, one of the chefs and instructors with Food for Thought.
The organization has worked throughout Norman and the surrounding communities since 2010, educating local residents on good ideas for healthy eating and for making common ingredients go into tasty recipes and not go to waste. They’ve worked with organizations like Bridges of Norman, the United Way, Dimensions Academy, and most recently the City of Moore on several healthy initiative projects.
Guess what July 24th is? It's National Tell an Old Joke Day! We encourage everyone out there to keep traditional humor well and alive and to also spread some new ones! Tell your family, friends and strangers some old jokes and inspire them to pass the jokes on to another person! Remember those days when we'd ask each other why the chicken cross the road or all those knock knocks we use to pull? You can even spread some new jokes that could later become a tradition!
Here's a new one for ya by Audrey Wilson from Highlights (Kids Search powered by EBSCOhost):
- "Knock, Knock"
- "Who's there?"
- "Accordion who?"
- "Accordion to the news, it's going to be sunny today!"
Need ideas on what jokes to pass around? You can also check out our catalog for books with jokes!