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  • Throwback Thursday - 1994
    Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Welcome back to when NBC introduced the world to Friends and ER. When the town of Saugerties, New York was put on the map when it hosted the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival. And when “…momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…” That’s right, we’re back in 1994, friends! This year, the world saw the White House’s webpage go live and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills to take home the Super Bowl XXVIII championship.

  • Throwback Thursday - 1967
    Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015

    The Summer of Love

    It is time for Throwback Thursday! Take a step into our time machine as we journey back to 1967, the Summer of Love.

    The Monterey Pop Festival was a kick-off for the Summer of Love. Disenfranchised by war and injustice, the flower children flocked to the banner led by the Beatle's Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Other groovy bands of the day included the Mamas and Papas, Grateful Dead, the Doors, and Jefferson Airplane.

  • Throwback Thursday - 1981
    Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Welcome everyone to the year that “Video Killed the Radio Star!”  The year Indiana Jones searched for the Ark of the Covenant.  The year that forever changed the world we live in!  Dare to disagree?  Well, check out what happened in 1981 to see what I’m talking about…

  • Throwback Thursday - 1977
    Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Welcome back to the seventies, man. As Bob Dylan sang in 1964, “Times, they are a changin’.” Fast forward to 1977 and the world suddenly has eyes for outer space; the Voyager I and II program sent probes on an interstellar mission to capture photographs of the solar system while earthbound stars KISS and David Bowie lead the Glitter Rock (or Glam Rock) revolution. For some, disco isn’t quite dead yet and for others, the mustache and plaid polyester are en vogue.

  • Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015

    While the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates was just wrapping up construction in 2009, Oklahoma City’s skyline would also be forever changed with the start of construction on the Devon Tower in downtown.  Movie goers flocked to see James Cameron’s Avatar, which smashed a box office record previously he

  • The Bambino
    Posted on: Monday, April 27, 2015

    If you ever find yourself choosing up sides on the Field of Dreams there’s no question you’re taking Babe Ruth first. He was the greatest human who ever played the game. No debate. End of.

  • Throwback Thursday - 2002
    Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015

    The year 2002 was not only a big year in foreign affairs, but was also a palindromic year.  We may not be around for the next palindromic year of 2112, so hopefully these books, movie, music, and more help you reminisce about the year 2002 just like it was yesterday.

  • Talk Like Shakespeare Day
    Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564 - a year of portent. The birth year was shared with Galileo, and it was this year that Michelangelo and John Calvin departed the mortal realm. Much is unknown about Shakespeare as little documentation remains. Not one play or sonnet written in his own hand has survived to the present day.

  • Strange but True, Jelly Beans have "Bean" Around Since the Civil War
    Posted on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Today is Jelly Bean Day! You may want to thank Ronald Reagan for bringing jelly beans into the American spotlight. The egg-shaped candy with a soft chewy middle was known as his favorite treat. It is said he often started meetings by passing around a jar to his staff and cabinet members.

  • Oklahoma City Bombing 20th Anniversary - Library Suffers, Recovers
    Posted on: Sunday, April 19, 2015

    On April 19, 1995 a bomb exploded on the north side of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, destroying the nine-story structure and killing 168 men, women and children. At this writing, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols have been charged with causing this senseless tragedy. Jailed at the federal prison in EI Reno, they are awaiting trial. Like thousands, the library family suffered. One of our valued Booksale volunteers, Jean Thompson, lost her son Michael, who worked in the Social Security office located on the building's second floor. Jean Latham, Downtown Library security officer, lost several friends. The library staff lost those federal employees who spent their lunch hours in the Downtown Library and the day care center children who so loved our story times. Presented here is the library's story.

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