- Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:00
- Published on Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
Do you know? What headlight beams do you use when driving at night in heavy fog? What does that crazy diamond shaped sign with the black squiggle on it mean? And what speed can you drive on a four-lane divided highway if it's not posted?
No worries! Your hometown libraries have you covered. Visit http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/buckleup to take our online practice exams. And we'll have you speeding through the written portion on in no time....the driving portion we'll leave to that brave family member or friend.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 06:00
Born in July 1856, Nikola Tesla was a brilliant student in his home country. After coming to America, the Serbian-American worked with Thomas Edison before starting his own projects. Although famous for creating the AC current and battling the current war with Edison, Tesla was the creator of many successful inventions and patents. Many of these inventions are still being used and improved on today. This July you can do your own Tesla reading and research and discover the man behind the inventions.
by Michael Burgan
Revolutionary inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla has been called the father of the 20th century. The eccentric physicist developed the alternating current electric power system that lights up the world today. He also invented radio and had to spend years proving it. Tesla hoped the world would find peace and riches through his inventions. Even with his great intelligence, he had trouble finding either of those in his own life.