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  • 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!

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 06, 2015

    Join us for a fond look back at 2012 – sure, you laugh now, but admit it, you were worried that the world would end on December 21 just as the Mayans (supposedly) predicted!

  • 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. 

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