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  • Libraries Help Students Prepare for College
    Posted on: Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Need to know where to find financial aid, how to write a college admission essay, or where to start when choosing a school for higher education? Take the first step to a degree at the library.

  • Meet ‘Nicest Nazi’ Author at Belle Isle Library
    Posted on: Friday, November 21, 2014

    Meet Christiane Brandt Faris, local author and Oklahoma City University professor, at the Belle Isle Library, Monday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 P.M.

    Faris will discuss her new book, The Nicest Nazi: Childhood Memories of World War II, a reflection on her childhood under the regime of Adolf Hitler.  “You are the nicest Nazi I have ever met,” a comment made by a fellow volunteer during a fundraising event, was meant as a compliment for the author, but she regarded it as offensive and ignorant. Such comments motivated her to reflect upon her childhood during World War II and the chaotic postwar period. 

  • Posted on: Friday, October 31, 2014

    Essential oil use has spiked in popularity as many people have made the choice to use natural products in place of chemical laden pharmaceuticals and medications, but there are still misconceptions surrounding these products. Learn more about oils at the Belle Isle library, 5501 N. Villa, on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m

  • Posted on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Life can be a stressful balancing act. Get the strength and skills for better balance and stress reduction with Tai Chi at your local library.

    Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art, combines graceful, focused movements with deep breathing to provide low impact, stress taming exercise for people in all levels of fitness.

  • Tuvan Throat Singers Return to Tour Metropolitan Libraries
    Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Music translates no matter what language it’s in, and a concert by Huun Huur Tu is no exception to that. These Tuvan throat singers have traveled all over the world bringing the music of their small Russian republic to audiences everywhere.

  • Huun Huur Tu: Tuvan Throat Singers
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    From the tiny Asian republic nestled between Siberia and Mongolia, Huun Huur Tu will take you on a rich sonic journey with their traditional harmonic overtone singing. 

  • Posted on: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Hear stories of pace setting women in different eras throughout history. Biographies of Wild West trailblazers, The Harvey Girls, WWII assembly line champion-Rosie the Riveter, mail order bride Mary Elizabeth Walker, and Oklahoma society lady Stella Louise Wilson-Johnson will be reenacted by gifted and prolific storyteller Barbara Byrd.

  • Posted on: Friday, May 23, 2014

    Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! (LTAIO) offers more than your average book club. Teens and adults can meet at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, over the course of five months to read and discuss books about Oklahoma in the Dust Bowl Years. The next meeting is on Saturday, May 31 at 2PM.

  • Posted on: Monday, May 05, 2014

    Spiritful Voices, an Oklahoma City Community Choir, performs a special Mother’s Day concert at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on Sunday, May 11 at 3PM.

    This adult choir, composed of volunteer choristers and instrumental musicians, offers free performances as a public service to enhance and expand the cultural experiences and enjoyment of those in the community. Partnering with libraries was only natural.

  • Posted on: Thursday, April 03, 2014

    Mark Twain said that "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."


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