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  • David Bowie montage
    Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2016

    This past weekend we lost one of the greats in the music scene. David Bowie (1947-2016) was an innovative and fearless icon. Creative til the very end, he left behind one last album to say goodbye. Librarian Anna's first experience with Bowie was in the movie The Labyrinth as the Goblin King. So in honor of the Goblin King, she's got a list of some of 2015’s best YA books—matched up with some classic Bowie lyrics.

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • All Things Patti Smith
    Posted on: Friday, November 13, 2015

    Sitting in a quiet corner of a sparse, bare wooden-floored café with long stretches of window-filtered light—a park bench on Rockaway Beach, the salty ocean spray as it tingles your face and whips through your hair—walking and finding the perfect home in a rundown bungalow because you have learned over the years to see the potential in all things imperfect. That’s how I feel about M Train, the new book by Patti Smith. Her writing is beauty in the true sense of the word

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