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  • Posted on: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    When a natural disaster is staring you in the face, it’s too late to make your emergency plans.

    That’s why the Metropolitan Library System and the American Red Cross have developed “Are You Prepared: For Earthquakes, Tornadoes and Fires?” This program will be presented at neighborhood MLS libraries beginning on April 3 through May 8. Fourteen libraries will host the event.

  • Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2012

    “Nothing” can sometimes be a slippery slope to disaster, and especially when “nothing” means gossip and slander, as it does in William Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing.”

    The Metropolitan Library System and Reduxion Theatre present four free presentations of the play through April 21 at various MLS locations around Oklahoma County.

  • Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2012

    It’s getting easier than ever to steal in broad daylight. It’s especially easy when all the thief has to do is sit at a computer and tap at the keyboard.

    The Metropolitan Library System and FOLIO (Friends of the Libraries in Oklahoma) are presenting workshops in February and March designed to show everyone how to “Fight the Internet Bay Guys and Win.” The sessions will be conducted at six MLS library locations spread around Oklahoma County.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    The 33rd annual Friends of the Library BOOKSALE 2012 will be held on February 25 and 26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Oklahoma Expo Hall. Admission is free to the general public. Friday, February 24, will be the much anticipated pre-sale party for members of the Friends from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Those who would like to join the Friends may purchase memberships in the lobby of the Oklahoma Expo Hall on Friday, February 25 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

  • Posted on: Monday, February 13, 2012

    The next generation of recorded books is coming to the Metropolitan Library System.

    They’re called Playaways—a simple name for a simple-to-operate device library card holders can borrow at no cost from their neighborhood library. Playaways will be formally introduced to the public during Playaway Days on February 14th and 15th.

  • Posted on: Monday, February 13, 2012

    Although she wrote over 1,800 poems, only a dozen of them were published during her lifetime. Poets are not generally known to be roisterers, but Emily Dickinson made introversion and reclusiveness into fine arts.

    Actress Ginger Grace brings Dickinson to life in William Luce’s one-woman play, “The Belle of Amherst.” The play will be presented on February 15th and 16th at four Metropolitan Library System sites.

  • Posted on: Monday, January 30, 2012

    She’s called “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” but few people realize that Clara Luper’s sit in at the Katz Drugstore in downtown Oklahoma City occurred 18 months before the more famous sit in in Greensboro, N.C.

  • Posted on: Monday, January 23, 2012

    It all began in 2004 with the simple question, “Why doesn’t the library sponsor a reading program for adults like the one every summer for kids?”

    “We looked at each other and realized that we didn’t have a good answer,” said the Metropolitan Library System’s Adult Services Coordinator Anita Roesler, “so we started planning something for winter so it wouldn’t interfere with the children’s program and was originally just for seniors.


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