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  • Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    I've started this blog post on Pride and LGBTQIA resources about half a dozen times. In one, I wrote about the history of the Stonewall Riots and the first Gay Pride march almost fifty years ago. In another, I wrote about a friend who was driven out of our small Catholic high school for being bisexual. But they all felt false somehow, not really quite what I was trying to accomplish.

  • Posted on: Saturday, June 23, 2018

    “Caliphate” is officially over and I hope that Rukmini will take up new projects so that others may benefit from her incredible reporting.  As mentioned in the last episode, the fate of Huzayfah is still uncertain and causing quite a stir in Canada.  Just like “Serial”, it looks like “Caliphate” will continue to reverberate across popular imagination as a story both familiar and terrifying.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2018

    Music was a big part of my childhood. I remember distinctly trying (and failing) to sing the words to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” at four years old. I remember evenings filled with the sounds of Jackson Browne, Elton John, Genesis, Asia, Boston, James Taylor, Carole King, and other music that makes me sound really old. I didn’t realize it until later, but the music I listened to as a kid was totally undergirded by the sound inventions of the Beatles.

  • Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Thinking about my teenage summertime always brings back memories of hiding inside on too hot summer days watching the bright, poppy, candy-colored, wild-eyed, music videos on MTV of the late 1980s and 90s. It brings back memories of David Lee Roth, leading tourists to a beach full of highly tanned bikini girls, and draining out whatever last tiny bit of innocence that the Beach Boys had put into their hit song, California Girls.

  • Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2018

    The New York Times dropped a 10 episode podcast in March by Rukmini Calimachi, a respected journalist who reports on ISIS. “Caliphate” has skyrocketed in popularity and now boasts millions of listeners each week.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 01, 2018

    Neighborhood Arts masthead

    Neighborhood Arts programs are a summer staple at the Metropolitan Library System. This June and July, the entertainment line-up is full of fun, energetic performances from favorite artists and some new ones too.

  • Summer Reading 2018
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    The launch of Metro Library's 2018 summer reading program, “Libraries Rock” begins Friday, June 1st. The program gives children, teens AND adults the opportunity to earn prizes while they read for fun and promote the importance of reading in our communities. The program launches June 1 and concludes July 31. Summer readers can track their reading progress and earn fine waivers, books, tote bags or cellphone accessories. There will also be prize drawings for Kindle Fires and iPads for participates who have an active Metro Library card. Prizes must be claimed by Aug. 15.

    Participants can also select to donate their fine waivers and prize books to someone in need. This year the summer reading Read it Forward program will donate books to local non- profit organizations including Citizens Caring for Children, Faithworks of the Inner City, Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center and Sisu Youth Services. All summer reading book prizes are sponsored through the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System.

  • Posted on: Friday, May 11, 2018

    The Metropolitan Library System has furniture/equipment that has been declared surplus available for donation to libraries and/or schools. This is on a first come first serve basis. There will be no holds.

  • teen tech month 2018
    Posted on: Friday, March 02, 2018

    Teen Tech Month is happening this March to help our libraries showcase the great resources and services we have to help teens succeed, demonstrating how libraries are important in extending learning beyond the classroom.

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