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  • Signal Boost
    Posted on: Friday, October 09, 2015

    Good eeevening, dearies. Step into my parlor, pull up a tombstone and check out this carefully curated selection of spine-chillers!

  • Throwback Thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, October 08, 2015

    2014 was a wild year for your friendly neighborhood library. We got a new catalog for you folks, all-new software for our staff, and a shiny new Executive Director (Hi, Boss!). We loved our old things, but our Extreme Makeover has left us looking better than ever. Our vehicles even enjoyed a makeover last year.  Hop in and join me on a road trip now as we go back, back, back in time, ALLLLLL the way back…. to 2014.

  • throwback thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, October 01, 2015

    It seems like just yesterday we entered 2004 - mere toddlers in the new millennium. It was a swiftly changing world with one musical foot still planted in grunge rock and one in a new, strange land of Eminem.  A tsunami devastated the Indonesian coast—the Boston Red Sox finally broke the 86-year “curse of the Bambino” by winning the World Series for the first time since 1918—Oops! She did it again!

  • throwback thursday
    Posted on: Thursday, September 24, 2015
    • Join the library's own Hurricane Andrew for a look back at 1992 - the year we were guaranteed to elect a left-handed president. Wouldn't be prudent to do anything else with your Thursday!
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    Posted on: Thursday, September 17, 2015

    We weren't using the new Commodore 64 computers, but MLS did begin offering our first database services, Datatimes, which searched local newspapers, and NEWSearch, which searched newspapers around the globe, in 1982. 

  • Posted on: Thursday, September 10, 2015

    What a year! Richard Nixon resigned as president and new president Gerald Ford declared, "Our long national nightmare is over." Meanwhile, Oklahoma governor David Hall was indicted for extortion and conspiracy. In 1974 the Metropolitan Library System was 11 years old and going strong with 13 locations and four roving bookmobiles. Service, innovation and expansion were priorities.

  • Seven Mind-Blowing Things You Won’t Believe You Can Check Out!!! - Signal Boost
    Posted on: Friday, September 04, 2015

    Each month in Signal Boost, Margo Ellis shares some of the new library materials that shock, amaze, mesmerize, and enchant her as they cross her desk in the Cataloging Department.

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    Posted on: Thursday, September 03, 2015

    Remember when you were introduced to Frank Underwood in the hit show “House of Cards”? Or when the world was first graced with Prince George’s presence? How about when Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations and called for access to education for all? Well, you should! All of these memorable events happened just two years ago! Read on to reminisce!

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2015

    On January 1, cigarettes were no longer allowed to be advertised on TV. The world population increased by 2.1%, the highest one-year jump in history.  The Baltimore Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13, in Super Bowl V.  A new stock market index called the Nasdaq Composite debuts.  And here at Metro, one of the first and most efficient automated acquisitions system in the nation among public libraries began to operate.

     

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  • Posted on: Thursday, August 20, 2015

    The year 1997 came and went like a candle in the wind as the world mourned the loss of Mother Theresa and Princess Diana and we moved on from "MMMBop" to Hale-Bopp. Take a step back and remember the year in which this year's high school seniors were born. 

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