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  • Throwback Thursday - 1967
    Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015

    The Summer of Love

    It is time for Throwback Thursday! Take a step into our time machine as we journey back to 1967, the Summer of Love.

    The Monterey Pop Festival was a kick-off for the Summer of Love. Disenfranchised by war and injustice, the flower children flocked to the banner led by the Beatle's Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Other groovy bands of the day included the Mamas and Papas, Grateful Dead, the Doors, and Jefferson Airplane.

  • Throwback Thursday - 1981
    Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Welcome everyone to the year that “Video Killed the Radio Star!”  The year Indiana Jones searched for the Ark of the Covenant.  The year that forever changed the world we live in!  Dare to disagree?  Well, check out what happened in 1981 to see what I’m talking about…

  • Throwback Thursday - 1977
    Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Welcome back to the seventies, man. As Bob Dylan sang in 1964, “Times, they are a changin’.” Fast forward to 1977 and the world suddenly has eyes for outer space; the Voyager I and II program sent probes on an interstellar mission to capture photographs of the solar system while earthbound stars KISS and David Bowie lead the Glitter Rock (or Glam Rock) revolution. For some, disco isn’t quite dead yet and for others, the mustache and plaid polyester are en vogue.

  • Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015

    While the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates was just wrapping up construction in 2009, Oklahoma City’s skyline would also be forever changed with the start of construction on the Devon Tower in downtown.  Movie goers flocked to see James Cameron’s Avatar, which smashed a box office record previously he

  • Throwback Thursday - 2002
    Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015

    The year 2002 was not only a big year in foreign affairs, but was also a palindromic year.  We may not be around for the next palindromic year of 2112, so hopefully these books, movie, music, and more help you reminisce about the year 2002 just like it was yesterday.

  • Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Join the Hunger Dames as they navigate the fun world of YA Lit.

  • Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015

    In 1965, Oklahoma County passed the Metropolitan Library Act, creating the Oklahoma County Library System and establishing the Metropolitan Library Commission. The five existing branches of the Oklahoma City Library System (Downtown, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Dunbar, and Wright) were joined by the libraries of Del City, Midwest City, and Bethany.

  • Throwback Thursday - 1989
    Posted on: Thursday, April 09, 2015

    Welcome to the year of Smooth Criminals, iconic protests, and the Griswold family’s Christmas to remember. It's 1989, folks! The year we stood on our desks and chanted “O Captain, My Captain!” The year we learned from Madonna to Express Ourselves! And the year we learned “If you build it they will come!”

    Check out what else happened in 1989…

  • Posted on: Thursday, April 02, 2015

    While the world was enthralled in the events and world record breaking taking place at the summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Exciting developments were coming to fruition within the city of Oklahoma City and the Metropolitan Library System.

  • Throwback Thursday - 2006
    Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The world celebrated Mozart’s 250th birthday and Italy’s fourth World Cup championship in 2006 but they couldn’t tweet about it until Twitter went live on July 15 that year. Meanwhile Kazakhstan entered the space race with the launch of their first satellite KazSat-1. And it proved to be a bad year for autocrats as South American dictators Alfredo Stroessner and Augusto Pinochet and Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein all left this mortal life in 2006.

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