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  • Downton Abbey
    Posted on: Monday, December 28, 2015

    As the end of the year approaches so does the final season of Downton Abbey. The success of the show can be attributed to writer and creator Julian Fellowes, whose beautifully developed characters make us feel that their difficulties, triumphs, and everyday struggles are our own. Yet, at the core of the series lies a transition of customs, manners, and societal norms. In essence, Fellowes says the show depicts a bridge from the old world to the new for those living upstairs and downstairs during a time when the British Empire was at its peak. Take a look at some recommended reads to help you cope with the end of Downton and make plans to visit the Edmond Library for a proper Downton tea.

  • Cozy Cabin
    Posted on: Friday, December 25, 2015

    I think it’s safe to say that everybody likes a mystery, because everybody likes to find out what happens at the end of a story.  In the mystery genre, there is a difference of opinion about what makes a good story.  Some people look forward to a mystery that keeps them on the edge of their seat and out of dark alleys.  Other people enjoy a story in which the mystery simply supplies a motive for going around talking with other folks who might have a clue.  There might even be a little romance involved.  We call those cozy mysteries.

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 24, 2015

    In happier news, 1995 also brought us all the Wide World of the Web as America Online and Prodigy began offering easy Internet access to people without fancy technical skills. Other new timewasters that year included the release of the Sega Saturn and the Sony Playstation, the founding of eBay, and the announcement of a shiny new storage medium called the DVD.

    What else were people doing in 1995? Well, Steve Forbes was running for President, O.J. Simpson went on trial, Bret Hart won the WWF title from Diesel (Kevin Nash), Queen Elizabeth II advised Prince Charles and Lady Diana to divorce, and meanwhile regular folks were reading books and going to movies and listening to CDs…

  • Books stacked in the shape of a tree
    Posted on: Monday, December 21, 2015

    Christmas is literally right around the corner. Are you prepared? Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Well, we have got the materials for you. When people think of Christmas, they usually think of A Christmas Story or  the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Well, you won’t find that on this virtual display. We’ve rounded up the most unconventional Christmas tales and movies just for you!  

  • Death Star 1
    Posted on: Friday, December 18, 2015

    That’s no moon!  Nope, it’s just another Buzzreads post, celebrating the release of the long awaited Star Wars Episode VII:  The Force Awakens.  Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there lived a librarian who was curious about what other sci-fi books she could read to get her in the mood for the next episode in the saga.  Luckily, her local library was able to help her out...

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2015

    In 1972, the Northeast Library was renamed after Ralph Ellison, and Southern Hills became Southern Oaks! It was a big year in pop culture, too: TV shows debuting in 1972 included Sanford and Son and M*A*S*H. ABBA was formed, Creedence Clearwater Revival broke up, Dallas won the Super Bowl, Pedro Morales was WWWF champion all year, and the first Star Trek convention was held.

     

  • Han Solo Hides from Stormtoopers
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in a few days, and if you’re anything like the entire rest of the Internet, you’ve been hysterically excited about it since the summer of 2012. How are you ever going to make it one more hour, let alone days? Now, the obvious solution would be to read some Star Wars books to pass the time, but there are less than 300 of those. I’m sure you’ve read and re-read all of them too many times for them to provide much comfort. So instead, you tell me what you like best about Star Wars, and I’ll tell you what book you should be reading to find more of that. I’ll be giving recommendations in the comments, but for the sake of having a blog post to comment on, please welcome our crowd of imaginary patrons with conveniently phrased questions.

  • Punk singer
    Posted on: Friday, December 11, 2015

    When I was teenager I was really into riot grrl music. It made me feel empowered and stronger at a time when I did not feel at all confident with myself. Riot grrl made me realize that there was a whole big world outside of my own little teenage bubble and that instead of just sitting around feeling melancholy about all things, I could actually organize my feelings, find like-minded people, and attempt to make some changes to the ways of the world. Along with listening to the music, I also began to read everything I could about strong women and I still do. I have read two books lately that are extremely relevant and inspiring. Read on...and make a difference.

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2015

    While libraries were expanding throughout Oklahoma County, America was in turmoil in 1968. CNN states it was arguably the most historic year in modern American history. It was a year poised to break through the barriers caused by generations of backward thinking. Groovy, baby!

  • Signal Boost
    Posted on: Monday, December 07, 2015

    Welcome to another exciting installment of Signal Boost, in which I rant about a book that really got under my skin. If you’d like to have a rant also, feel free to vent in the comments section.

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