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Drawn Together Benefit for Moore Public Schools

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About the Event:
Drawn Together: Cartoonist Benefit Moore Oklahoma School Libraries is a fundraising event where four amazing author/cartoonists come together to raise funds for the Moore Schools' libraries collections. All of the funds raised during this September 28 event will be used to support the Moore Public Schools' libraries that were hit by the tornadoes in May.

Each author/cartoonist will provide a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Books, t-shirts and posters will be for sale along with raffle tickets for books, prints and an original piece of artwork from each cartoonist. This event is for all ages & will entertain both kids and adults alike. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime event and have the opportunity to see all four cartoonists in one location!

When is the Event & How Much:

  • NORMAN - Saturday September 28. Doors open at 12pm and event goes from 1-3pm at the Lloyd Noble Center. $10 per person Click here for Norman Tickets.

The Cartoonists:


Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants series

Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate series

Stephan Pastis, author of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made




Cards for Oklahoma

Students from Michelle McDaniel's class at Polo Road Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, heard about the multiple tornadoes that came through our state in May and sympathized with the Oklahomans affected.

To show their support, they wrote cards expressing their well wishes, safety tips, and positivity about the future. The photo to the left is just an example of one of the many thoughtful cards written by the Polo Road Elementary School children.

If you would like to view the full collection, check out the Flickr set called Cards for Oklahoma or you can also stop by the Moore Library and see them on display.


Ian Fleming Birth Anniversary

Ian Fleming's birth anniversary is May 28th. This English journalist and novelist created the James Bond series, beginning with Casino Royale in 1953.

He also penned the children's classic Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang.

To celebrate Ian Fleming, stop by your hometown library and check out some of the following titles. Don't forget to look at materials on OverDrive as well! This is a great time to explore the inspiration for the numerous James Bond movies.

Casino Royale: A James Bond Novel by Ian Fleming

In the first James Bond novel, originally published in 1953, 007 takes on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH, as the suave agent becomes involved in a high-stakes game of baccarat, enjoys a fiery love affair with a sexy female spy, and endures torture at the hands of a master sadist.

Read more: Ian Fleming Birth Anniversary

Tornado Relief Information

The following are services available to assist those affected by the May 2013 tornadoes.
Please ask library staff if you need assistance finding information for additional tornado relief services.

American Red Cross


Read more: Tornado Relief Information

5/21 A Message from PLS Director Anne Masters

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
405 701-2642 

Since cell service is spotty for some - You can also communicate via text with the library. Text PLS to 66746 to register. Then text your questions to 66746.

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