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  • 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!

  • Signal Boost
    Posted on: Monday, December 07, 2015

    Welcome to another exciting installment of Signal Boost, in which I rant about a book that really got under my skin. If you’d like to have a rant also, feel free to vent in the comments section.

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, December 03, 2015

    Well, we survived Y2K!!!  Welcome to the new Millennium!  Putin was elected the President of Russia.  The 2000 United States Census began.  Elián González returned to Cuba with his father.  Dora the Explorer debuted on Nickelodeon.  And the 2000 Olympics occurred in Sydney, Australia.   Scroll down to find out all the millennial-approved books, movies, music, and library news of the Millenium!

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2015

    In 1966, the Village Library opened in a storefront in Casady Square. It was an epic year for television as a little show called Star Trek aired its first episode in September. Other shows debuting in 1966 include Batman, The Newlywed Game, Dark Shadows, The 700 Club, That Girl, Mission: Impossible, The Hollywood Squares, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. What a year! Meanwhile, people in alarming outfits were reading books and going to the movies and listening to the radio…

  • Throwback Thursdays
    Posted on: Thursday, November 12, 2015

    2010 doesn’t seem that long ago. To think that it was half a decade ago doesn’t seem possible but the impact of many things from 2010 are still hanging around today. The climate of 2010 was controversial in the U.S. and unstable in many places abroad. Bombings plagued cities around the world. Earthquakes wrought destruction to Haiti and Chile. The worst oil spill in U.S. history poisoned the Gulf of Mexico. As the U.S. economy took a dive, new laws with big impacts were created, old laws were removed, and the fights went on and on. Here is the highlight reel from 2010:

  • American Flag - Stars Image
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    You’ve seen the movie, now read the book!  All good movies tell a good story and often that story comes from a novel.  Here are a few great military novels that were made into great movies.

    Be sure to show your appreciation to all the veterans in your life today!

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, November 05, 2015

    For our fifth anniversary as a library system in 1970, we treated ourselves to a computer! Well, 45 hours of leased computer time on the Oklahoma County Assessor's IBM Model 25/360 anyway (you may have seen Don Draper wrestle one just like it in Mad Men). We were also the main distribution point in Oklahoma County for Parent-Teacher Guides distributed by some new television show called Sesame Street. And three generous donors provided free land to build future libraries Edmond, Southern Oaks and The Village. Here's what else was happening in 1970:

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2015

    While Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” became an anthem to the masses, buzzwords like “staycation” and “fist bump” dominated our vocabulary. Apple’s launch of the iPhone 3G also helped it corner our wallets, and the market, amid a turbulent economy. See what else dominated the headlines and made popular culture memorable in 2008.

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2015

    The year we were introduced to Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and Google and the Auto-Tune debuted with Cher's "Believe" which went straight up to #1—you could say 1998 is really the first year of the 21st century. But that would depend on what your definition of "is" is.

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Like, gag me with a spoon! Take a totally tubular trip back to 1983 when the Valley girls roamed the earth, the King of Pop was perched atop his musical throne and the Outsiders were in. Stay gold, people.

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