In 1938, the Hollywood movie “Jesse James” was filmed in the Missouri Ozarks. The movie, produced by Twentieth Century Fox and starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, and Nancy Kelly, was primarily filmed in McDonald County, and many of its citizens took part in the movie as extras. The film, which was a box office success, was Missouri’s first major contribution to Hollywood filmmaking history. And every August the city of Pineville continues to commemorate its role in the film with its annual “Jesse James Days” celebration.
The Jesse James Movie collection includes photographs and memorabilia from the 1938 shooting of the film. These items document the arrival of Hollywood stars and production teams, the filming of the movie in Pineville and elsewhere in McDonald County, and involvement of locals. Included are on- and off-set candid shots of the movie stars.
The Missouri Digital Heritage site (formally “Virtually Missouri”) has more than 6.8 million records, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and more than 50 institutions from across the state. There’s a wealth of fascinating photographs, maps, state records and other historical documents. We are very pleased to be a part of this excellent resource!
Ever started into some interesting fiction and then realized: “Hey, this is a sequel to previous books! I think I might want to read the others first?”
Or, after you finished the first book of a series, you were excited to find and start reading the next in the series, but didn’t know which book came next?
Many times, somewhere inside or on the book’s jacket they’ll list the other titles in the series. But what if it is the first book of a series and doesn’t list the title of the next book, or you can’t find the series list in or on the book? It can sometimes be troublesome, but here’s the easy solution:
The What’s Next™: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. (They define series as: “two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.”) e.g. Sue Grafton’s “A is for Alibi”, “B is for…” etc. or the “Star Wars” series
Once you find the prequel or sequel book(s) you might then search our Library’s Online Catalog to see if we have them, and if they are available to checkout.
…And, if we don’t have them, remember you can also request an Inter-Library Loan.
Do you have a CD or DVD that skips or suddenly won’t work anymore,
probably due to scratches on the disk?
The Pineville library has a professional disk resurfacer that works on Audio CD’s, Movie DVD’s, Blu-ray Movies, and Game disks.
This service will remove most scratches (unless they are too deep) and puts a fine polish on the surface. The cost is only $2 per disk.
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It’s hard to read, but the library’s small (2.53%) portion is that small sliver second from the right.
The McDonald County Library has operated with the same tax levy since the beginning…
Because of the way taxes are apportioned, the percentage of every dollar changes slightly every year.
(Almost every year the library gets an even smaller percentage.)
In 2011, the library gets only 2+1/2 cents out of every dollar.
Think what an amazing return you get for that tiny little portion of each dollar.
Unlike the schools, the library is a public service that everyone can use and enjoy.
As of 2011, we’re now even operating a THIRD library branch without raising your property tax!
(Thanks in large part to the generous efforts of the SWC Library Foundation, a private (non-tax-funded) organization.)
We hope to continue to bring you the very best return on your tax dollar for many years to come!
We’ve just updated the information about how to check your account and/or reserve books online… If you’ve ever wanted to reserve a book OR find out what items are checked out to you, when they are due, fines/overdues, items reserved or waiting to be picked up, etc…
Try these new (and hopefully much simplified) instructions!
The libraries in Pineville and Southwest City each have TWO Special Children’s Computers designed especially for kids ages 3 to 9 years old!
These computers have lots of fun, kid-friendly and educational software titles loaded, and they are NOT connected to the Internet, so they are safe for your kids to explore to their heart’s content.
There are no special forms to fill out, and no logins/passwords required… Your kids can just sit down and start using them immediately!
To learn more about the Early Literacy Station computers and software, click here