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Friends of the Buy the Box Booksale

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Does your year start in February when you can buy all the books you want for practically nothing at the Friends of the Library Sale? (Dates for the sale this year are February 27 & 28th, by the way)  What happens when you’ve participated in Summer Reading and have read everything you bought at the sale?  Well, of course you can check out some books at the library… OR, if you want your very own copies to keep, you can come to the Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale!

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Fall Kickoff - From the Cheap Seats

It’s almost that time of year again, when the optimism of a new season has yet to give way to the soul crushing letdown of your alma mater’s first defeat, and your fantasy team hasn’t yet succumbed to a plague of injuries to your starters, only to see the quarterback you just traded away have a career day. That’s right. Football season is once again upon us.

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Get Smart - Senior Moments

I remember when telephone service first reached our farm in southeastern Oklahoma.  We had a party line, and each family had to wait to hear their assigned number of rings before picking up the call. Since I grew up wearing feed-sack dresses, it was a very difficult decision for me to let go of the money to buy my first smart phone. Little did I know how much my life would change because of that one little device.

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info Magazine - September 2015

 
 
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Throwback Thursday - 1971

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.

 

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Arrr, Matey! Early Literacy Roundup

Getting kids reading before kindergarten is foundational for a lifetime of literacy. Does this mean kids should be reading independently before Kindergarten? Absolutely not! In this librarian’s opinion, reading together with young children is way more important. Read to your children. Have them read to you. If you’re able, carve out a special time each day when you share stories with each other. If you don’t know what to read, your friendly neighborhood librarian is here to help!

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Del City Library Offers Healthcare.gov Help

Learn how to navigate Marketplace Healthcare Enrollment with tips from a professional application counselor at the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, Monday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m.

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Library Enriches Life of Homeless Man

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A special photography exhibit and premier of the newest Share Your Story video highlights the impact of libraries on the homeless community in Oklahoma City at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., Monday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m.

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The End of Summer - Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist

Summer is almost over and all of my favorite things will turn into new favorite things—long hot days and nights that give way to cool autumn mornings and warm afternoons (you know, the kind where you can’t quite figure out how to dress your kids and thank goodness someone invented the hoodie). This summer I became engrossed in two soul-searching memoirs that I read with intent and meaning and did not want them to reach an end.  

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