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  • London
    Posted on: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

    On June 23, Britain will vote on a referendum that will decide the future of its inclusion within the European Union. Following a referendum in 1975 that kept Britain in the Union, many politicians believe the EU’s growth and changes within the organization have stifled the country’s economic growth and no longer serve the interests of the UK. Our resident Anglophile, Librarian Gloria, has all the info you need to keep informed.

  • Atlas and reading glasses
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    The study of history is an important practice that allows us a better understanding of where we’ve been and, subsequently, where we’re going. Librarian Chris has found a handful of books full of stories, some notorious, some not so familiar, but all of them intriguing, loaded with compelling anecdotes, cautionary tales and enduring truths that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • Gerard van Honthorst - The Concert - 1623
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 09, 2016

    Ever wonder what a 275 year-old violin sounds like? Musical expert and Associate Librarian Breck tells you where you can hear it in this celebration of the life of the great Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Known as a technical wizard on the violin as well as an opera composer, Vivaldi was virtually unknown until a trove of his works were discovered in 1926.

  • Franklin Pierce
    Posted on: Thursday, March 03, 2016

    Political season has Circ Clerk Reagan on a new obsession–who was the hunkiest Leader of the Free World? Find out her fab four and find some alternative histories of America's presidents in the latest Confessions.

  • info Magazine - March 2016 masthead
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

    Spring time is green time in Oklahoma. With the cooperative weather, we spend more time enjoying the great outdoors and relishing the vitamin D therapy (with sunscreen of course). Take your library with you on your walk in the park with digital audiobooks or MP3 downloads for free. When you stop by to visit us, take a look at our extensive collection of materials to inspire new ways for you to enjoy sunny and rainy days alike.

    While we love to help you enjoy the basics like sunshine and flowers, we are also on the cutting edge of innovation and technology. This month we entice teens with Teen Tech Month activities. Teens can learn new ways to create, explore different technologies and be inspired by the possibilities.

    And no spring magazine is complete without organic inspiration from the garden. Read about the history of one of Oklahoma City’s botanical jewels, the Will Rogers Garden. If that makes you want to practice your green thumb skills, read about the gardening resources we have for you. Our libraries can help you grow-in more ways than one!

  • Hamilton the musical
    Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Look around, look around! Based on founding father Alexander Hamilton, the hip-hop musical that bears his surname has become a pop culture obsession for many. If you've listened to the soundtrack on repeat for weeks, don't throw away your shot to learn more. We have these titles, plus further suggested reading highlighted on our catalog.

     

  • Soldier monument
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    There is no shortage of research material documenting the Second World War. Much has been discussed of the war from the perspective of the Allied powers, but were all citizens of these respective nations truly in support of their leaders’ actions? What was life like for those living under these regimes? Where did the hearts and minds of citizens, politicians and soldiers truly lie during this time of conflict? Librarian Chris recommends books with some interesting answers to these questions.

  • Don Giovanni
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  This can be a very happy occasion for the person in a healthy relationship.  For the rest of civilization, it is yet another day to mourn love lost and to remember past romantic failures.  Sometimes the best cure for the blues is to remind ourselves that it could be much worse.  And if there is any art form which can drive home this truth, it is opera. Associate Librarian Breck, our resident composer and musicologist, is your guide to the best of operatic videos and CDs from the library.

  • info Magazine - February 2016 masthead
    Posted on: Monday, February 01, 2016

    Whether you’re a fan of love or cringe at the idea of Valentine’s Day, you can’t escape that love is in the air in February. It’s a month afflicted with paper hearts in pink and red, chalky conversation hearts flirting ‘U R Cute’ and ‘C U L8R’ and enough chocolate and roses to choke a cupid. The expectations of this Hallmark Holiday leave many a star-crossed wisher feeling devoid of warm fuzzies….but there is one place that you can always go to feel the love and that’s your library.

    Before you pluck daisy petals while reciting he/she loves me, he/she loves me not, empty out your rolling suitcase and spend the weekend at the Friends of the Library Annual Booksale on Feb. 20 & 21. The biggest booksale of the year is the icing on your sugar cookie where you can shop to your heart’s delight while still maintaining a
    healthy relationship with your wallet. Read more in this month’s info.

    Count the ways we love you with this month’s reviews, programs and special events. We think you will find something to love here with our offerings of books, movies, music and opportunities to learn, laugh and explore. You + Us, that sounds like a partnership built to last.

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