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  • 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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