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    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!
  • guitar and amplifier
    Posted on: Monday, September 21, 2015

    Have you ever wondered about the life of a rock star, living in lavish mansions, dating super models, driving a Ferrari 150 miles per hour down through Beverly Hills? Ever wonder what it would have been like to hit the road in a broken down van with a bunch of your stinky buddies to play punk rock in small towns across America? Well wonder no more, you can read all about it in one of our band books.

  • the words throwback thrusday in white on a purple field
    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. 

  • George Gershwin standing facing left
    Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2015

    On September 26, we celebrate the 117th birthday of one of the greatest figures in American music, George Gershwin. He was a virtuosic pianist and prolific composer, and his works became commercial and critical successes because of his incorporation of Jazz sounds into major classical forms. His most famous music includes Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, and Porgy and Bess.

  • 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.

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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.


    Books of 1971


  • 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. 

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 13, 2015

    Welcome back to the totally righteous year 1985! Arguably, the most iconic year of film, literature, music, and discovery! Don’t believe me? Take a chill pill and see how right I am!


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