MyLibrary eNewsletter - Independence @ the Library - July 2011

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MyLibrary eNewsletter
  Pioneer Library System, Oklahoma


July 2011

How is your summer so far? Have you enjoyed your summer travels? Perhaps you've attended a library program or two? Maybe caught a great movie or plan to catch a great free event? No matter what you've been up to know that your hometown library is hard at work to provide you with quality library programs & services. We hope to see you this month!



- McLoud Public Library will be closed Saturday, July 2
- All Hometown Libraries will be closed Monday, July 4

The following Information Stations are closed during the Summer:

- Asher Information Station
- Lexington Information Station
- Macomb Information Station
- Maud Information Station
- Wanette Information Station


Hello Visitor,


AARP logoDiscovering My What's Next

Have a loved one who is age 50 or over? Want to empower them with the tools they need for discount travel? The AARP Speaker's Bureau will present Discovering What's My Next the month of July.

Attendees will learn:
   What is AARP;
   Who can join AARP & how to become a member;
   What are the AARP benefits associated with travel;
   Opportunity to ask questions of AARP experts.

Dates, Time & Location for the program are:
   Purcell - July 5, Tuesday at 6 p.m.
   Shawnee - July 11, Monday at 6:30 p.m.
   Tecumseh - July 16, Saturday at 10 a.m.
   Newcastle - July 21, Thursday at 6 p.m.

Take the Summer Reading SurveySummer Reading Evaluation

Have you enjoyed Summer Reading at your local library? Did you have a great time at that event? Better yet, have thoughts on how we can make it better?

Take a few moments and complete our Summer Reading Program Evaluation online. We use this feedback to help us plan upcoming library events. If you are a teen or adult and include your library card number on your survey you are entered into a drawing for a prize.

Teens could win a FLIP video camera & Adults could win a Color Nook. So be sure to attend a library event & then complete our survey for chances to connect with the joy of reading & to information for lifelong learning & prizes.



Summer is in full force now & your hometown libraries are cool zones with even cooler events for July.

You'll find book clubs, photography, cooking & cookbooks, computer basics, movies & more occurring all month long.

Click the community or county name to the right to see local events from your hometown library.



Events by town:

» Blanchard
» McLoud
» Moore
» Newcastle
» Noble
» Norman
» Purcell
» Shawnee
» Tecumseh

Events by county:
» Cleveland
» McClain
» Pottawatomie


Try these online resources:

Chilton's Automotive Repair

Datamonitor 360




The Books are Always Better than the Movie

Guest article by Norman Branch Manager, Leslie Tabor

Perhaps the two greatest joys of summer are reading & watching movies. Lately it seems that Hollywood can't resist making best sellers into blockbusters. I always try to read the books first so that I can compare what I imagine in my mind to what the filmmakers bring to life onscreen. Fiery discussions in-person & online can be pretty entertaining when fans disagree with what the studios decide! Here are some recommendations of old, new & upcoming books that are transformed for the silver screen:

Harry Potter & Deathly Hollows book jacketHarry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
I'm not sure what the world will be like without new Harry Potter material. Mourning for the end of the series was held off when the last book was released because we knew we had a few more movies to look forward to. The world has been enchanted & enthralled by the story of "The Boy Who Lived" & it's been a joy to both read about & watch the growth of the characters & the cast. Rowling's writing improves with each book & the film quality improves with each film. It all ends summer 2011 - well that's if we don't count Pottermore.

One Day book jacketOne Day, by David Nicholls
Of all the books I read in 2010, this was my favorite. I laughed, I cried, I completely saw myself in the characters of Dexter & Em. The story follows the two characters from college graduation into real adulthood, checking in on them once every year on the same date. Read this charming & heartbreaking novel before the movie comes out fall 2011.



Sneak Peak of new websiteNew Look on July 10

On July 10, the Pioneer Library System Virtual Library will undergo a makeover. We are doing this in preparation for a change to a new online library catalog later this year.

While we work on the redesign we will have a temporary page up. It will provide you quick access to the most used features of the Virtual Library. We'll also provide you a link to access the website while it's under remodeling. On the site will be a box through which you can chat with the Virtual Librarians while we work.

So be sure to stop by early on July 10 to see what we are up to & to provide us your thoughts.


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