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  • Red and blue wall
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    How can the lyrics from a song change your life? Circ clerk Reagan received inspiration from a Bikini Kill song and set out on a journey of self-discovery. Found out how books can lead to self-discovery and lifelong happiness through her thought-provoking suggestions.

  • Best friends
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Real friendship can be hard to capture in fiction, but a few authors have managed to pull it off. In honor of Women’s History Month, Librarian Tracy celebrates the power of "gal pals" in some of her favorite books. So dive right in to the following literary works which succeed in expressing close bonds among women.

     

     

  • Old book shelf
    Posted on: Monday, March 21, 2016

    There are people in this world who can re-read their favorite books a number of times without getting tired of them. There are also people who almost never read the same book twice, no matter how much they enjoyed it the first time. I am one of the latter. For me, the book covers are always greener on the other side of the book shelves. Lately, however, I have been thinking back over the years about books that were impressive enough that I still remember them quite well.

  • Scifi Eye
    Posted on: Saturday, March 19, 2016

    Election season is in full swing, and as depressing as ever. All the candidates are horrible garbage people except maybe the one you’re voting for, and even they’re probably just the best of a bad bunch. Maybe that’s what we get when we insist that all our candidates be natural-born Americans and non-fictional. After all, there’s a whole universe full of imaginary rulers out there with proven political skills, and I’m sure one of them would be willing to serve as President for a term or two.

  • Irish farmhouse
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    The enchanted isle of Ireland has given the world more than its fair share of gifted artists, authors, and musicians. From U2 to Van Morrison, James Joyce to Oscar Wilde, and Liam Neeson to Colin Farrel, it can seem like there are more talented and creative Irish men and women than there are drops of water in the river Shannon. And since it every American’s favorite Irish holiday is coming up, it seems the most fitting time to celebrate the Irish with a selection of books, music, and movies in this month’s virtual book display.

     

  • Electricity
    Posted on: Friday, March 04, 2016

    Wrestlemania season is upon us! Not to mention spring break and the Ides of March. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little power boost if I’m going to be running around woo-hooing. Here are some titles to inspire us all to greater heights!

  • Sebastian Junger image
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

    The perfect storm is forecast in Oklahoma City in April. The Library Endowment Trust welcomes Sebastian Junger to the 2016 Literary Voices™ dinner Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

  • Mysterious 1920s lady
    Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2016

    Agatha Christie—have you heard of her?  She is probably the best known writer of cozy mysteries, having published her first novel in 1920.  She went on to publish 66 mysteries, 14 collections of short stories, and 6 romantic suspense novels.  The Guinness Book of World Records lists her as the best-selling novelist of all time.  Only the Bible and Shakespeare’s works have been more widely published than Christie’s. Librarian and cozy mystery fan Phyllis has your read-alikes.

  • Blues musicians
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Let the Metropolitan Library System help you celebrate Black History Month.  Rhythmically Speaking will be visiting several of our libraries throughout the month of February with their performance of “Yes Indeedy” Mrs. Hannah Atkins. 

    And if you are looking for something to do with the kiddos, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s February Discovery Series performance is going to celebrate Black History Month with orchestral arrangements of Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and Rap on Sunday, February 21 at 2pm.  Here are some books and digital songs to pique your interest before the performance or to learn more about a new favorite musician.

  • Laptop computer, notepad and coffee
    Posted on: Monday, February 08, 2016

    What is fanfiction? And how does it differ from the standard fiction we have all grown up reading or does it? First let’s start with some quick definitions pulled from the internet. Fiction is a term used to classify any story created by the imagination, rather than based strictly on history or fact. Fanfiction is fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular book, anime, TV series, or movie.

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