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    Posted on: Friday, April 06, 2018
    • Resources for parents and children for child care and meals during the Oklahoma teacher walkout.
  • Ready Player One
    Posted on: Friday, March 30, 2018

    It's been five years since Ready Player One swept through the book world, and the movie is landing this weekend. Virtual reality, gaming geekery, and 80's pop culture combined to make this book an instant classic for science fiction fans.

  • Opera on stage
    Posted on: Friday, March 23, 2018

    You may already be aware that with your library card and an internet connection you can use Kanopy to checkout 6 titles each month and that can be streamed on your web browser, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku device. You may also be aware that Kanopy contains thousands of feature films, documentaries, and educational videos.

  • Posted on: Monday, March 19, 2018

    Beyonce gif of who runs the world

    March is Women’s History Month so what better time to highlight some of the best written female characters in the fantasy genre? Characters that have the full range of characteristics that real-live women have, not just some one-dimensional purpose of being the love interest, jealous mean girl, or damsel in distress.  Feel free to check out some of my past blogs for more recommendations and let me know what other books or series you would add to my list.

  • historical female pilot standing in front of a vintage airplane
    Posted on: Friday, March 16, 2018

    I discovered historical fiction in the first grade. I picked out The Witch of Blackbird Pond from my school library because it sounded spooky—I’ve always been a little Wednesday Addams at heart—but I came to find out it wasn’t the pointy hats and broomsticks kind of witch, but rather the Puritans and witch trials kind. I was fascinated. And appalled. And I instantly had to tell everyone I knew about this horrifying time in our nation’s past.

  • Documentary film maker filming iceburgs
    Posted on: Friday, March 09, 2018

    Documentaries are little glimpses into other people’s lives. They can give you new perspectives, shift your focus, open your eyes and make you see things in a whole new way, and remind you that your world is not the only world. Documentaries can not only help keep you grounded but can also inspire you to new ideas and ambitions.

  • Seoul Korea  Han River Night view
    Posted on: Thursday, March 08, 2018

    The closing ceremony in Pyeongchang ended another chapter in Olympic history. In a flashy display of fireworks and ingenuity, organizers created a program that infused components of ancient Korean culture with elements highlighting strong economic and technological advancements. Among its many exports that were on display, K-pop was front and center with performances from EXO and former 2NE1 member, CL.  

  • Book shelves with industrial lighting
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    Librarians are misunderstood creatures. We see ourselves as warriors: defenders of information, crusaders against censorship, guardians of knowledge! Most everyone else sees us as old maids who wear cardigans and shush people. When I first told people I was going to library school, I got scoffs and sneers, “What do they teach you, how to alphabetize?”

  • typewriter, glasses, paper
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Are you interested in becoming a published author? The Metropolitan Library System is proud to announce that submissions are open for our second annual Literary Magazine. This year we will accept submissions for short story, poetry, and non-fiction essay. All ages are encouraged to participate in this inclusive literary publication.

  • Buddy the Elf excited for the Friends of the Library Booksale
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The holidays may be long gone, but another exciting time of year is just around the corner – booksale season! The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System will host their annual booksale Saturday Feb. 24 and 25.

    The MLS Friends of the Library host one of the largest booksales in the country. This year's sale includes over 700 thousand books, with over 40 categories of books. Some rare and first editions are also available.

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