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  • 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.

  • Woman thinking
    Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2016

    Have your New Year's resolutions already hit the dustbin? Feel like you already need a reboot on 2016? Circulation Clerk Brittany knows the feeling and she's got some library materials to cheer you up, make you feel better about your crazy life and help you have fun while getting started on some of the things you might want to achieve this year.

  • Hearts
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Yes, it’s February, the month of love, but don’t get too carried away. You’ve got the rest of the year to read dramatic love stories, so why don’t you take a break this month and keep it lighthearted and amusing? These titles are all what might be considered romantic comedies, with a hint of naughtiness thrown in.

  • Harper Lee
    Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2016

    We all have those moments in our lives when the innocence of childhood parts like a curtain to reveal people who are different from ourselves and big ideas we’ve never considered before. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird was one of those moments for Librarian Kassy. Read her poignant tribute to an American legend and delve deeper with these selections, available at Metro libraries.

  • Books
    Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2016

    Our literature blogger Tracy likes literary prizes. Although she rarely predicts the winner, and is often disappointed, she feels the prizes generally do more good than harm. If nothing else, a prestigious literary prize keeps a (usually) good book in print, generates publicity, and hopefully sells a few more copies. Check out Tracy's picks for the gold medal.

  • stack of books
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

    Who doesn't love (or at least expect) a top 10 list at year's end? Here are the top 10 titles that you checked out this year, the top 10 songs you downloaded from Freegal, and the top 10 magazines you checked out from Zinio.

  • Fan Fiction & Fan Art Contest
    Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2015

    January 4, 2016, is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library Fan-Fiction Fan-Art contest. Fan art may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main theme. Similar rules apply to fan fiction. The last day to submit your work is Sunday, March 20 at 6:00pm, 2016. The announcement party is at Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S Walker Ave.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    If you're looking for something to read, whether for leisure, study, or for the Summer Reading Program, our new newsletter service can help. Select your areas of reading interest and we'll send you emails full of titles from those genres!

  • Throwback Thursday - 2006
    Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The world celebrated Mozart’s 250th birthday and Italy’s fourth World Cup championship in 2006 but they couldn’t tweet about it until Twitter went live on July 15 that year. Meanwhile Kazakhstan entered the space race with the launch of their first satellite KazSat-1. And it proved to be a bad year for autocrats as South American dictators Alfredo Stroessner and Augusto Pinochet and Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein all left this mortal life in 2006.

  • Posted on: Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for Teens. Audiobooks and eBooks can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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