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  • News Advisory:  Libraries Close for Holidays
    Posted on: Sunday, December 21, 2014

    All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday Dec. 25 in observance of the holidays. Regular service hours resume on Friday, December 26.

    Libraries will also close at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Regular service hours will resume on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

  • Making History
    Posted on: Friday, March 08, 2019

    Although I have a history degree and call myself a feminist, Women's History class was the hardest for me. Why? Because I thought our history could be summed up in one sentence: Women's lives sucked until the passage of the 19th amendment and then it got a little less sucky. But, was I wrong! I've since discovered countless stories of incredible women. Did you know one of the best WWII snipers was a Russian woman? Or realize a large female spy network was active in France during the war?

  • Spring Break with the Library
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Whether Oklahoma County families are traveling or planning a staycation – the library has a variety of programs and services to keep users of every age entertained during spring break.

  • Teen Tech Get Connected
    Posted on: Thursday, February 21, 2019

    The Metropolitan Library System is working to inspire Oklahoma teens to explore, create and share by celebrating Teen Tech Month throughout March.

    Metro Libraries will be hosting programs that showcase the technology-based learning available through the library to help teens prepare for college and careers by ensuring they are skilled and ethical technology users. The programs inspire teens to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and much more.

  • Leslie Knope
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    “What is Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year,” says Leslie Knope, the optimistic, ambitious community organizer played by Amy Poehler on the TV show Parks & Recreation. In the show’s second season, Leslie explains her made-up holiday, “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

  • Fan Fiction & Fan Art Contest artwork
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    February 1, 2019, is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library Fan Fiction and Fan Art contest. Fan Art may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main theme. Similar rules apply to Fan Fiction. The last day to submit your work is Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 6:00pm. The announcement party will be held at the Southern Oaks Library on March 30th, 2019 from 1:30-3:30pm. The announcement party is open to all ages but children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. You must be present to win. Prizes will include $50 Gift Cards, gift certificates, DVDs, plushies and more!

  • Sequoyah Book Award Logo
    Posted on: Monday, February 04, 2019

    Did you know that Oklahoma is home to one of the oldest book awards in the nation?

    The Sequoyah Book Awards recognize the unique and creative achievements of American authors, and the best part is, it’s selected by the youth who read their titles!

    Students who have read three or more titles on the 2019 Sequoyah Masterlist are qualified to cast a vote for this year’s winners.

    The deadline to vote is March 15, 2019.

  • Comic Book Stand
    Posted on: Friday, February 01, 2019

    If you get the chance to see “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” before it leaves the theaters, take it!  I saw it with my grand-nephew last year and we both loved it.  Seeing Miles Morales, a biracial teen donning the mantle of Spider-Man was pretty amazing to my nephew who is also biracial.  After we left the movie theater, a line that Miles said stuck with me… “Anyone can wear the mask”. 

  • Book Covers
    Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Every year, the American Library Association awards special recognition to excellent new books for children and teens. The most recognizable of these awards are the Randolph Caldecott Medal, for the most distinguished picture book; the John Newbery Medal, for excellent in children’s literature; the Michael L. Printz Award, for excellence in young adult literature; and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, for books that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

  • Black History Month
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    OKLAHOMA CITY– The Metropolitan Library System will celebrate Black History Month with diverse library programs throughout Oklahoma County in the month of February.

    Black History Month programs will include performances from Rhythmically Speaking and Adam and Kizzie, Freedmen genealogy presentations, a film series presented at Ralph Ellison Library and others.


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