The Purcell Public Library is currently without water or restrooms due to a water line break. We do not have an estimate of when the water will be turned back on.
All PLS branches will close at 6 pm, Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, Novemeber 23, for Thanksgiving.
We will resume regular hours on Saturday, November 24th.
Here are some fun facts about Thanksgiving via Encyclopedia Britannica:
- There are several Thanksgiving holidays around the world including Canada, Japan, and Guam.
- In America, this tradition began in 1621 as a colonist celebration after they survived a harst winter.
- President Abraham Lincoln officially made Thanksgiving a national holiday on the last Thursday of November.
- Franklin Roosevelt thought Thanksgiving was "too close to Christmas" so he changed the holiday to be the third Thursday of November.
- This was again changed in 1942 to the fourth Thursday in November.
Can't wait for us to open? Read from home with the Pioneer Library System Connect App!
With our app you can:
- Use the physical catalog
- Renew & place holds
- Pay fines
- Read eMagazines
- Use self check machines
- Locate library events
Just like your car, your PC has its own personality and it deserves its own name too! Is your computer used for research? Name it Alexandria! "Rocket" would be a grand name if your PC is fast! Maybe you are feeling exotic and feel like naming it something like "Roxanne." November 20th is your chance to showcase your creativeness in naming your personal computer.
Interested in building your own PC? Joel Hruska gives out tips and tricks in his article "How to Build a PC in 2018: Choosing the Right Components." Check it out here! (Courtesy to Academic Search Elite).
Cleveland County Literacy recently hosted a Tutor Appreciation event at the Moore Public Library. Funded by a grant from the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition in conjunction with Tinker Federal Credit Union the event was attended by 68 students, tutors and their families and was catered by Sooner Legends.
Students were able to nominate their tutors for awards for the event, and two tutors were given special awards.
Betty Brown, a long-term tutor who recently retired from tutoring, was gifted a pink floral arrangement and certificate for her service.
“I am being honored and spoiled just because I undertook a task that it was my joy and privilege to do,” she said. “Thank you for a day I will keep in my memory forever.” Two of Betty’s students attended the event and both spoke highly of her gifts. Mehri Mobaraki talked about how Betty welcomed her into her family and so when introducing Betty to her children she called Betty, Grandma. They didn’t understand at first since they realized she was not related. Mehri said she is “the grandma of my heart.”
Special recognition also was given to Harriet Monsees, who has been running a group every Tuesday at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library. All attending tutors received certificates and a gift card for use for materials. Those receiving their awards at the luncheon included Mary Ellen Davenport, Dijie Lu, Rita Ryan, Dawn Stork, Glaze Taylor, and April Whitman.
All tutors (listed with their students) who were nominated and will receive certificates include:
Ann Smith (Ying Shi);
April Whitman (Miho Mishima);
Dawn Stork (Harriet Kwei);
Dejie Lu (Julie Li);
Desire Nkodia (Julia Li);
Elizabeth Bullock (Jae Jung);
Ellen Liss (Jian Lido);
Glaze Taylor (Jamile Simoza);
Jacob Gill (Juan Pablo);
Maria Molina (Maria Barrientos);
Mark Webber (Wen Ma);
Mary Ellen Davenport (Xiaoya Lei);
Melissa Hearn (Lily Li);
Nancy Bucklin (Maryam Singery);
Paul Poole (Marina Smith);
Rita Ryan (Joy Lee);
Robert Lavalle (Ivon Karina Mendoza);
Sandy Youngquist (Maria Guadalupe Esparza)
Tracy Mlekush (Yang Wang)