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  • Posted on: Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Wind conditions may be tough right now, but they are nothing compared to the 50 mile per hour winds during the Dust Bowl storms of the 1930’s. These ten-thousand-foot high storms brought death and devastation to people and animals alike, laying waste to rich farmland and destroying communities. The Dust Bowl is an inescapable element in Oklahoma’s history.

  • Posted on: Thursday, January 23, 2014

    In celebration of Black History Month, this February the Metropolitan Library System is once again partnering with Rhythmically Speaking to present a new play by Oklahoma City playwright DWe Williams, “Nothing But Mercy: A Private Room Please!”

    It’s the story of two strong women who never met but together pioneered a compassionate new way of life by undermining a cruel old one.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    What constitutes the genius of musical composition? “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”

  • Posted on: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Performer/songwriter Monty Harper has been putting smiles on children’s faces for over 20 years. Not bad for someone who intended to be a mathematician.

    Harper brings his “Wacky, Witty Songs” to Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, 843-9601, for a great way to race into the holiday season on Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. A long-time performer at library events, Harper’s presentation is fun for the entire family.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Hong Wang, who is the Artistic Director of the musical ensemble Melody of China, thinks that young people in the west have little knowledge of China beyond egg rolls, Jackie Chan and Kung Fu Panda and his goal is to expand their horizons.

    Helping him with that goal, the Metropolitan Library System is sponsoring a series of concerts by Melody of China. The ten concerts will be presented at ten MLS locations November 3-8.

  • Posted on: Monday, September 09, 2013

    It’s never too early to begin thinking about the process of selecting the right college for you.

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 08, 2013

    Sometimes it seems as if anyone who can use a pencil can write a book, but there’s a lot more to it than just writing a series of incidents in chronological order.

  • Posted on: Friday, August 02, 2013

    Most of us think of keeping a journal as a means of recording our own personal histories, but there are more benefits than that.

    The Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, is presenting a workshop called “Journal Writing For Everyone: Journal to the Self” on Saturday, August 10, at 1:00 p.m.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    If music be the food of love, no one will go hungry when master pianist Wayne McEvilly brings the pure pleasure of beautiful piano music to the Belle Isle Library.

    McEvilly performs some of the loveliest music ever written for the piano on Sunday, June 2, 2013, as he performs “Schubert with Art by Ser” at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa. The performance begins at 2:00p.m. There is no admission charge and the concerts are suitable for all ages.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    The Belle Isle Library at 5501 N. Villa, will be closed Monday, April 29 through Sunday, May 12, for re-carpeting and tiling. The library will re-open, Monday, May 13.

    Customers may still use the outside book drop to return items.

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