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  • 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!

  • X-Files logo
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    The X-Files are being reopened this month when season ten premieres on TV, thirteen years after season nine. The internet is teeming with news, clips and speculation about our favorite fictional FBI agents. If this is your latest pop culture obsession, our libraries are ready to help you. (Even if you... trust no one.)

  • David Bowie montage
    Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2016

    This past weekend we lost one of the greats in the music scene. David Bowie (1947-2016) was an innovative and fearless icon. Creative til the very end, he left behind one last album to say goodbye. Librarian Anna's first experience with Bowie was in the movie The Labyrinth as the Goblin King. So in honor of the Goblin King, she's got a list of some of 2015’s best YA books—matched up with some classic Bowie lyrics.

  • typewriter
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Ask any proud Oklahoman and we’ll give you a wealth of information about the great things from our state, not the least of which includes the amazing and talented people. We’ve got hall of fame baseball players like Mickey Mantle and Johnny Bench, great musicians like Wanda Jackson and Woody Guthrie, and actors like James Garner and comedian Bill Hader. Fortunately, we’re also blessed with a number of great authors as well. Enjoy this sampling of Oklahoma authors from this month's book display at the Downtown Library!

  • Film reels
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Some of the best movies have been inspired by books. As an avid book reader and former movie industry professional, I am more critical than most of book adaptations. I want the characters I envisioned in my head to translate to the screen the way I pictured them. Everything from characters to scenes to sets can be transformed in different ways when a book is made into a movie. As a book and movie lover, I can appreciate both the book and the movie, even if I typically like the book best. These are the book-movie adaptations, I am most excited about in 2016.

  • Lady Knight
    Posted on: Friday, January 08, 2016

    Reagan isn't exactly sure how she feels about the future, but she loves Margaret Atwood. Read on to find out about one the literary giants of our time.

  • Basketball player
    Posted on: Thursday, January 07, 2016

    Now that college football has ended there’s no need for sports fans to take a break from cheering for their favorite teams, as we now find ourselves with the Super Bowl rapidly approaching and right in the middle of the college basketball, NBA and NHL seasons. If you can’t get enough sports in between the games you’re watching, here are some suggestions to help pass the time.

  • Film Reel
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 06, 2016

    While Star Wars dominates the feature films news right now, as well it should, let’s not forget the smaller films adapted from a wide variety of books. In the spirit of “don’t let the movie spoil the book,” try reading these works which have all inspired films nominated for a Golden Globe Award this year, all of which are available through the Metropolitan Library System. Then see the movie. Read, view, and judge for yourselves. Dive right in!

  • Child
    Posted on: Monday, January 04, 2016

    Greetings fellow parents and caregivers of young readers! It’s officially 2016 and the dawning of a new year is almost universally a time in which we pause to reflect on the year that was. But, if you’re a resolution-maker, I wish you all the courage and strength it takes to reach your goals. I wish I was an expert about such things and could offer some useful advice, but sadly I am just a librarian with a stack of excellent children’s literature perched atop my desk that I’m anxious to share! Let’s get to it, shall we? The following lists celebrate all things new, refreshed, or otherwise transformed. I hope this year you’ll resolve to share a story or three with a young reader and I hope you’ll feel refreshed by these stories that celebrate new beginnings!

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