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  • X-Files logo
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    The X-Files are being reopened this month when season ten premieres on TV, thirteen years after season nine. The internet is teeming with news, clips and speculation about our favorite fictional FBI agents. If this is your latest pop culture obsession, our libraries are ready to help you. (Even if you... trust no one.)

  • Film reels
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Some of the best movies have been inspired by books. As an avid book reader and former movie industry professional, I am more critical than most of book adaptations. I want the characters I envisioned in my head to translate to the screen the way I pictured them. Everything from characters to scenes to sets can be transformed in different ways when a book is made into a movie. As a book and movie lover, I can appreciate both the book and the movie, even if I typically like the book best. These are the book-movie adaptations, I am most excited about in 2016.

  • Basketball player
    Posted on: Thursday, January 07, 2016

    Now that college football has ended there’s no need for sports fans to take a break from cheering for their favorite teams, as we now find ourselves with the Super Bowl rapidly approaching and right in the middle of the college basketball, NBA and NHL seasons. If you can’t get enough sports in between the games you’re watching, here are some suggestions to help pass the time.

  • Film Reel
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 06, 2016

    While Star Wars dominates the feature films news right now, as well it should, let’s not forget the smaller films adapted from a wide variety of books. In the spirit of “don’t let the movie spoil the book,” try reading these works which have all inspired films nominated for a Golden Globe Award this year, all of which are available through the Metropolitan Library System. Then see the movie. Read, view, and judge for yourselves. Dive right in!

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 31, 2015

    Our year-long celebration of the Metropolitan Library System's 50th birthday is finally coming to close. We hope you've enjoyed celebrating your library system as much as we have. We're already planning to make the next 50 years better than ever! In the meantime take a look back at some of the hottest titles of the previous year!

  • Downton Abbey
    Posted on: Monday, December 28, 2015

    As the end of the year approaches so does the final season of Downton Abbey. The success of the show can be attributed to writer and creator Julian Fellowes, whose beautifully developed characters make us feel that their difficulties, triumphs, and everyday struggles are our own. Yet, at the core of the series lies a transition of customs, manners, and societal norms. In essence, Fellowes says the show depicts a bridge from the old world to the new for those living upstairs and downstairs during a time when the British Empire was at its peak. Take a look at some recommended reads to help you cope with the end of Downton and make plans to visit the Edmond Library for a proper Downton tea.

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 24, 2015

    In happier news, 1995 also brought us all the Wide World of the Web as America Online and Prodigy began offering easy Internet access to people without fancy technical skills. Other new timewasters that year included the release of the Sega Saturn and the Sony Playstation, the founding of eBay, and the announcement of a shiny new storage medium called the DVD.

    What else were people doing in 1995? Well, Steve Forbes was running for President, O.J. Simpson went on trial, Bret Hart won the WWF title from Diesel (Kevin Nash), Queen Elizabeth II advised Prince Charles and Lady Diana to divorce, and meanwhile regular folks were reading books and going to movies and listening to CDs…

  • 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!  

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2015

    In 1972, the Northeast Library was renamed after Ralph Ellison, and Southern Hills became Southern Oaks! It was a big year in pop culture, too: TV shows debuting in 1972 included Sanford and Son and M*A*S*H. ABBA was formed, Creedence Clearwater Revival broke up, Dallas won the Super Bowl, Pedro Morales was WWWF champion all year, and the first Star Trek convention was held.

     

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2015

    While libraries were expanding throughout Oklahoma County, America was in turmoil in 1968. CNN states it was arguably the most historic year in modern American history. It was a year poised to break through the barriers caused by generations of backward thinking. Groovy, baby!

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