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Meds for Metaphors

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Librarian Kassy chronicles her rocky road to poetry success and shares a list of titles that could help you express yourself in verse. You can also learn at the feet of a master this month by attending one of our poetry clinics with Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers.

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Sizzle in the Stacks: Pets

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Any book with the line, “You may insult me, but leave my hedgehog alone!” is a must read, right? Librarian Alexis shares that book and a few more romances that have an animal as a central character in this month's Sizzle in the Stacks.

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Literary Libations

I recently read Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist, and after reading her introduction, or aperitif as the author cleverly calls it, I immediately knew that her book would be the inspiration for this blog post. In The Drunken Botanist, Stewart notes that “every great drink starts with a plant” and provides the reader with great insight into the world of boozy botanicals.

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The Sea is The Sea

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History blogger Chris goes down to the sea in ships to bring you the best titles on the importance of Earth's oceans in the history of mankind.

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Cold Books for Hot Summer Days

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Librarian Kassy is dreaming of snowy days, warm blankets, and cozy mugs of hot chocolate and she’s got a list of c-c-cold books to read while snuggled up against an A/C vent (and a bonus list for those of you who love summer).

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Carla Hayden

History was made last week when Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library System in Baltimore, was confirmed as the first woman, and the first African American, Librarian of Congress. She is also the first to be confirmed during the internet age.  Her predecessor, James H.

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Let the Games Begin!

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Gear up for the Rio Olympics with a reading list from Librarian Sarah and check out our Olympic-themed programs as well!

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Take a break from the chaos and reconnect your mind with the pleasure of relaxation and engaging scientific exploration. The Belle Isle Library, the Choctaw Library and Science Museum Oklahoma partner on a fun and therapeutic program. Bath Lab 2.0 will be held at the Belle Isle Library on Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. and will also be held at the Choctaw Library on Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m.

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Thrills and Chills for the Summer Slump

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Dog days of summer wearing you out? Librarian Anna roused herself from the doldrums with an exciting new read. See that one and some of our newest suspenseful books in her list.

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