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  • Posted on: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    The Summer Olympics are held in Atlanta, William Wallace cries out for freedom (on the big screen), and Edmond residents vote to expand the library. These events and more occurred in 1996.

  • Posted on: Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Boogie back to 1978 when we all caught Saturday Night Fever, kept up with the feathered-hair housewives of Dallas, and breathed easier when asbestos and lead-based paint were banned in the United States. The Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts into space to rendezvous with the Salyut VI space lab.

  • Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Welcome back to 1969 when Neil Armstrong took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” during the Apollo 11 moon landings. Oklahoma County Libraries (as we were known then) celebrated our fifth anniversary by launching a robust automation program. We shared costs on a $253,000 IBM System/360 Model 25 computer with the Oklahoma County Assessor’s office to automate a number of library services.

  • Throwback Thursday - 1991
    Posted on: Thursday, July 09, 2015

    The birth of the World Wide Web, the death of Dr. Seuss and the launch of online access to the Metropolitan Library's collection, all major events and all occurring in 1991.

  • Throwback Thursday - 2011
    Posted on: Thursday, July 02, 2015

    Welcome back to another Throwback Thursday, friends! This week, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to when The King’s Speech won an Academy Award for Best Picture, when the world welcomed its seven billionth person, and when we all said goodbye to the “boy wizard” in film (though he will forever be in our hearts!). Can you guess the year? It’s 2011! Read on to learn about more notable events, books, movies and music from 2011.

     

  • Throwback Thursday - 1973
    Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Welcome to the year we said goodbye to the hit NBC TV series Bonanza and the year when children were introduced to educational programming series Schoolhouse Rock!  1973 also brought some changes to the Metropolitan Library System. The Edmond Library moved to a new building at 10 S. Boulevard. Throughout each of our libraries, staff members began a systematic inventory of all the books and materials – the first in MLS history – in preparation for an automated circulation system. 

  • Throwback Thursday - 1984
    Posted on: Thursday, June 18, 2015

    It’s 1984 and not exactly the Orwellian vision of the same titled book written in 1948. In fact, it’s the era of shoulder pads, big hair, and John Hughes who will give us plenty of coming-of-age food for thought beginning with the hit movie, Sixteen Candles.

     

  • Throwback Thursday - 2007
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2015

    Welcome back to 2007! Oklahoma partied like it was 1907 this year in celebration of the Statehood Centennial. And while the CenTOONials kept spirits raised with their hilarious antics, MLS did its part by offering a number of creative programs like the Oklahoma Voices oral history project and the Oklahoma Moments video series. Also, after decades of planning, a plot of land at NW 122 and MacArthur was selected and purchased by Oklahoma City for the Northwest Library.

     

  • Posted on: Thursday, June 04, 2015

    In 1975, the United States began its bicentennial celebration and the Vietnam War came to an end. The Pet Rock was a big hit with consumers, and Saturday Night Live made its television debut.

    Want to relive where you were at that time? Or are you just curious to try a pop culture time warp? Check out these films, books, and music selections from your Metropolitan Library and imagine you’ve traveled back to 1975.

     

  • Throwback Thursday - 1994
    Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Welcome back to when NBC introduced the world to Friends and ER. When the town of Saugerties, New York was put on the map when it hosted the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival. And when “…momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…” That’s right, we’re back in 1994, friends! This year, the world saw the White House’s webpage go live and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills to take home the Super Bowl XXVIII championship.

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