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  • Faded roses
    Posted on: Thursday, February 04, 2016

    So it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re single. Well the good news is, you’re not alone. I mean, technically you are but you know what I mean. Lots of people find themselves single on Valentine’s Day. Some people just prefer it that way. Some think the commercialism of the whole thing has gotten too ridiculous. Whatever your reason may be, if you’re having your own personal Anti-Valentine’s Day party this year then we suggest you bring a good book. And here are a few from this month’s virtual book display.

  • Man walking down a street
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 03, 2016

    They say that breaking up is hard to do. Circulation Clerk Reagan agrees but she always finds some creative energy there. Read along as she breaks down the breakups with a couple of good reads from the library.

     

     

  • Drawing of a heart
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 02, 2016

    If you're like children's librarian Josh, you're not in love with Valentine's Day. But he's positive if you take a minute to share one (or more!) of these books with the special little one in your life, you'll be sure to enjoy Valentine’s Day just the teensiest bit more this year.

  • Scottish thistle
    Posted on: Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Browsing the Romance section for this month’s topic, I noticed a great many plaid-clad hunks. Why is this? Think about Scotland and maybe these things come to mind: rugged heroes in kilts, strong willed heroines, vast fields of heather, craggy mountains, and everyone speaking in a vaguely indecipherable but fascinating accent—this could be a recipe for love, right? Come along, lads and lassies, for a brief exploration of Highland romances!

  • Ballerina shoes
    Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2016

    This week saw the passing of Yvonne Chouteau, one of the "Five Moons", as the Native American prima ballerinas were known. These five young women were an inspiration to generations of Oklahoma girls like our own Materials Selection Manager, Janet. She's pulled together a list of several wonderful books in the library about the Oklahoma Indian Ballerinas that can help spark a dream for other young girls.

  • Youth Media Awards
    Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Every year, the American Library Association awards special recognition to excellent new books for children and teens. The most recognizable of these awards are the Caldecott, for the most distinguished picture book; the Newbery, for excellence in children's literature; and the Printz, for excellence in young adult literature.

  • Older man eating berries
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    Rarely does a week go by that I do not see one or more articles about the health benefits of good home cooking.  “Eat more vegetables and fruits,” they coach.  “Pursue the Mediterranean diet,” they preach.  “Ditch the beef in favor of fish and chicken,” they challenge.  To a retired single person, that advice may sound good, but is it really going to make a difference?  Most seniors are more likely to sit down to a bowl of cereal or a sandwich than to a home-cooked meal.  After years of cooking for a family, it may be hard to motivate oneself to cook for only one. Don't worry the library has a number of cookbooks seasoned just right for the single cook.

     

  • Seed catalogue
    Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2016

    The season for reflection and planning our gardens for the year ahead is upon us. While the colder months often have me longing for the divine warmth of spring and summer, there is much beauty to be found in the stillness, depth, and surprising colors of winter.  Whether admiring the crimson berries on my Yaupon Holly, watching brilliantly colored feathered friends feasting in my backyard, or yielding to the still of the dark night that soon greets me after work, I make it a priority to relish in the gifts of winter that Mother Nature so lovingly provides. Metro libraries have everything I need to plan this winter.

  • Knitting
    Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2016

    As we start 2016 you may have made some crafty project goals for yourself. I have many projects I didn’t finish last year that I have carried over and am determined to finish this year. As an avid reader and librarian I also have a reading goal this year. I find that listening to audiobooks help me keep up with both! Here are some excellent audiobooks to help you meet your crafting and reading goals this year.

  • Teen Alien Encounter
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    The belief in alien life forms is one of the greatest mysteries humans love to ponder. Are they out there? If they were to pay us Earthlings a visit, would they come in peace? If we went to their planets would they be hostile? Welcoming? Do they want to eat us? Love us? Or do they simply just want us gone? Will they come all at once, or in surges like in The 5th Wave? Will they ever even come at all? The possibilities are endless and can go on forever in our endless imaginations.

    Bring your favorite alien invasion scenario along with your creativity to the Teen Alien Encounter program, 4:00pm, January 21 at the Edmond Library. Join us for UFO-themed snacks, crafts, and discussions. And in the meantime, explore some of the library's out- of-this-world resources (and some of my all time favorite extraterrestrial adventures) and brush up on your own alien knowledge!

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