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  • Signal Boost
    Posted on: Friday, November 06, 2015

    Welcome back to Signal Boost, where we solve all your problems. This month’s edition is concerned with feasting: what to bring to a feast, what to watch out for, and what to talk about besides the weather. Let’s get started!

  • Child reading in Autumn
    Posted on: Monday, November 02, 2015

    Thanksgiving is typically a mix of emotions with me. Obligatory family gatherings inevitably (and often awkwardly) lead to chit-chat and cacophonous, gluttonous, carnivorous free-for-alls. I’ve never been especially fond of these traditions. I do, however, have a special place in my heart for the idea of giving thanks. Over the years I’ve found that children are generally pretty grateful beings, too. Here are books that honor thanksgiving—rather than Thanksgiving—with a theme of gratefulness (and by extension, kindness).  Just pop in to your local Metro Library and we can set you up! We’d love to see you!

  • Metropolitan Libraries to Close in Observance of Memorial Day
    Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015

    The Metropolitan Library System will be closed Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

    MLS libraries will reopen to normal operating hours Tuesday, May 26.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Put on your lucky green and follow the rainbow to your local library to choose from this magical pot of books!


  • Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015

  • Happy Holidays
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Happy Holidays from the Metropolitan Library System!  This month we have several ways to celebrate and cheer for the upcoming holiday season.




  • Posted on: Wednesday, December 03, 2014
  • Thanksgiving Closings
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and remain closed Nov. 27 and 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. Although the physical libraries will be closed, customers can still use the library online, 24/7, here on Metrolibrary.org to find their next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of the research databases.

  • Posted on: Thursday, November 13, 2014

    November 13 is more than Kindness Day, it’s a Kindness Movement. Being kind is universal, spanning across cultures, ages and genders. While I was researching this ‘holiday’, I wondered if people are inherently kind or is it something we learn. I searched the library’s EBSCOhost database to find some scientific evidence to answer that question.

  • National Candy Corn Day
    Posted on: Thursday, October 30, 2014

    National Candy Corn Day- yes it is a thing! A de facto National Candy Corn Day is October 30, conveniently scheduled right before the crescendo of candy consumption. I am almost positive this day was created by someone who wanted to sell a lot of candy corn.

    You can make a day for pretty much anything. Or, most likely, there is a day already for pretty much anything. Look it up! I dare you!


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