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Language Learning Resources Available through the Library

Girl Reading Book with Map

Did you know that you can learn a new language through cutting-edge language learning software available through your local library? These language learning resources are even available from the convenience of your home computer or mobile device. Check out the below available language learning tools accessible with your Metro library card.

 

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Legislative Read Day Scheduled at Belle Isle Library, OKC

Librarians reading to children at Belle Isle Library

The first of several Legislative Read Days, sponsored by the Potts Family Foundation (PFF), will take place Tuesday, October 23rd at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa Avenue. Rep. Cyndi Munson will read to the children during the regularly scheduled story time from 9:50 – 10:45 a.m.

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Access Magazines Anywhere on RBdigital

Magazine and Coffee

RBdigital is a fun and easy to use magazine resource with a diverse selection of magazines for any age user. RBdigital can be accessed from the Downloads & Streaming page on the library’s website. Here are some features of interest on RBdigital:

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Join us at the Oklahoma Book Festival Oct. 20

Oklahoma Book Festival

Love reading? Since you're reading a blog on your library's website, I'm going to say "yes, you do"! Then you'll definitely want to know about the first Oklahoma Book Festival, organized by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This big event will take place Saturday, October 20th in the OKC Boathouse District from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your library will be there, with lots of smiles, answers, high fives-- and a fun temporary tattoo station. 

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Halloween-Themed Books to Read with Your Kids

Pumpkins

I’m so glad Autumn is finally here!  I love all the rain we’ve been having, the cooler days and even chillier nights, the warm drinks and snuggly blankets.  My kids love it too, but, most of all, we love Halloween.

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Make Mine Gothic

It’s October, and that means I want the weather to be chilly, the foliage to be flaming, and for lots of spooky ghosty things to happen. But it’s also Oklahoma, which means the temperature is still 80 degrees, most of the grass and leaves are still green, and the scariest thing is the politics.

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Oh, the Horror! Reads that will Give You Shivers

Oh, the Horror! Reads that will Give You Shivers

Looking for some Halloween reads to send shivers down your spine? Check out some of these horror titles this month.

 

 

 

 

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Make Your Voice Heard!

Group surrounding Fearless Girl Statue on Wall Street

Burning to vote, but not quite 18 yet? Here’s some good news: there are plenty of ways to get involved, even before your first trip to the polls. Here are some ideas to kick-start your civic engagement!

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Walking Dead Day Reads

Walking Dead Day Reads

Ghouls, revenants, the infected, the undead, the walking dead, shamblers, reanimated corpse…all are ways to say ZOMBIE!!  On October 13th it’s Walking Dead Day!  A day in which we celebrate not only the TV show, but the comic/graphic novel, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary!  So in honor of The Walking Dead, here’s a list of library items that will help keep your Zombie spirit alive…well, sort of.

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Metropolitan Library System Announces New Executive Director

Executive Director Julie Ballou

Julie Ballou was selected as the new executive director by the Metropolitan Library Commission, effective Oct. 8, 2018. Ballou previously served as deputy executive director of public services.

I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a great organization into a new era of library services for the people of Oklahoma County,” Ballou said.

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