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  • Groundhog
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 02, 2016

    Punxsutawney Phil awoke this morning to a chilly 22 degree temperature - but no shadow. That means spring is coming early this year! To commemorate this furry harbinger of a bright future, cataloging tech Margo has some movie recommendations for you from the library's DVD collection!

  • Martin Luther King, Jr
    Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2016

    Today we join in celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. Whether you're taking part in the Silent March, performing a service or other local activities today, check out some of these library resources to learn more about the man behind the holiday.

  • Martin Luther King, JR. Image News Advisory - Libraries Close for Holiday
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular service hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  • 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!  

  • Sheet music
    Posted on: Wednesday, December 09, 2015

    The holiday season can be a very unpleasant one. Parties with irritating co-workers, weekends with relatives you have already blocked on Facebook, ugly sweaters, and an ever increasing shopping list on an ever diminishing budget can really put a damper in a supposedly joyful time of year. To make matters worse, most seasonal radio stations keep the same tired handful of tunes on repeat for over a month. Check out some of our featured music below, and actually enjoy your holidays!

  • Old-fashioned Christmas
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to recapture some of the magic of Christmas that we experienced as children?  Back then, I kept a very close eye on the December calendar page, frequently counting the number of days until Christmas.  It certainly wasn’t because I expected loads of gifts, but the whole experience seemed magical to me. Probably each one of you has a memorable story or two about Christmas when you were a child.  To help you feel more like a kid at Christmas, why not warm up a bowl of soup and enjoy some more real Christmas stories and some Christmas fiction. Your Metropolitan Library friends wish you some very merry Christmas reads this holiday season.

  • info Magazine Intro photo
    Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2015

    Take a break from the hustle bustle of merry making with your library. Whether you escape with a great read, a compelling documentary, by spending the afternoon learning a new craft or by throwing an impromptu dance party with music from our shelves, you can find a place to rest with us.

    One of the gifts your library has for you might be a holiday celebration or two. We bet you’ll find some hot chocolate, silver bells, DIY gift making, parties, photo booths and more this month. Check out our event calendar to see what’s going on in your community library and find ways to celebrate together.

    Give yourself the gift of relaxation with a book from our Read What You’re Watching picks. We used our expert reader’s advisory skills to reach into our big red bag and pull out the perfect literary companions to your favorite TV shows while the fall season is on hiatus. We don’t even care if you’re naughty or nice, we have something for you!

    May your season be merry and bright!

  • Dog in snow
    Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2015

    The holidays – a time filled with fairy dust and joy, family and friends, right? I think for most of us that’s not the case. There is so much pressure on relationships, unrealistic expectations of time compounded by what is “supposed” to be the happiest time of year setting us up for a depressing round of the holiday blues. Why bother with the gift giving, the festivities, the hope of joy? What if it’s all just a dismal failure once again?  That’s where the magic comes in!  Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, has now given us Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear. What if we chose to live this holiday season driven by curiosity rather than fear? Let’s purpose to live each moment of this holiday season open to the genius of creativity.

  • Punk Rock Turkey
    Posted on: Monday, November 23, 2015

    It’s Thanksgiving, that time of year when we all think of pie, turkey, afternoon naps, and spending the weekend watching football with the family. For some it’s a joyous occasion, but for others it means that dreaded once-a-year meeting with the weird uncle that smells like sardines and gym socks and tells you you should have been a podiatrist. If you fall into the latter category you might find yourself alone, lost in a good book while trying to forget the family drama in the next room. So if you’re one of those types then we’ve got a great suggestion. Why not read about other weird families? Yours might not seem so bad after all. So if family time’s got you down and you find yourself dreading the holidays (or maybe your family just isn’t as cuckoo as you would like), we have got the dysfunctional family story for you!

  • Metro Libraries to Close for Thanksgiving
    Posted on: Friday, November 20, 2015

    All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, and remain closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.


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