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The Metropolitan Library System is hosting the ‘Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma!’ series along with the Oklahoma Humanities Council, featuring book discussions on ethnic American women’s voices.

The most recent installment of the ‘Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’ series, “Piecing the Quilt, Stirring the Stew” which explores ethnic American women’s voices, takes place at the Capitol Hill Library beginning Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. with The House on Mango Street. A discussion with a Spanish speaking moderator will be held the following day, Jan. 30 also at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Best of hoopla: Audiobooks

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If you like to listen to audio books, try Metropolitan Library System’s hoopla Digital, where there is never any waiting for the book you choose. You can download 6 items per month, ending on the last day of the month and resetting on the first of each month. All you need is your library card number, and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet, and you can keep them for 3 weeks. I downloaded them using the hoopla app on my android phone. If you don’t have a particular title or author in mind, try browsing some of the fun categories such as “happier family road trips,” “best of hoopla 2017,” or “celebrity readers.”

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Best of hoopla: Movies

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This is the time of year when I go into movie-watching high gear. At any other time of year, I can watch whatever strikes my fancy, be it studio blockbuster or weird indie film. But between December and March, I’ve got to get as many of the major award nominees watched as possible before the telecasts of the awards ceremonies, so I can feel cultured while I critique everyone’s outfits and speeches. It’s tradition.

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Fantasy Kingdoms

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It was recently announced that there will be a prequel TV series for the Lord of the Rings. Some people are saying that this is going to be the next cult TV sensation. We all know that Tolkien helped pioneer the fantasy genre, but when it comes to TV, Game of Thrones is the original. With the final season airing in 2019 and then spin-off series already in the works, it is highly unlikely anyone can compete with the juggernaut that is Game of Thrones. What do you think? Is the Lord of the Rings fandom big enough to make the new series an instant success or do you think that Game of Thrones is unstoppable? No matter which side you fall on, we all have a long wait before either show puts out new content.

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Best eBooks on hoopla

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Have you heard the hubbub about hoopla? One of the newest additions to the Metropolitan Library System family, hoopla is your one-stop-shop for everything digital! From audiobooks to movies, hoopla has it all, and you get six free downloads each month, thanks to your library card.

Not sure where to start? Check out some of these popular eBooks, and explore all that hoopla has to offer.

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New Year, New Books

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It’s a new year and that means it is time for all of the new books! *Cue trumpets and confetti canons* It’s also time for new reading challenges. Whether you are wanting to challenge yourself to read more books through setting your own Goodreads reading goal or you want to try to expand your reading horizons with the Popsugar reading challenge.  There is a reading challenge out there for you.

Family Films

family films available at your library

Do you enjoy watching movies with your family members and friends? It’s nice to spend some time watching movies to relax and have a little fun with family and friends. Here are some movies that are worth watching or re-watching. Do you have any movies that you would like to add to the list?

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Readers Gonna Read

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Practically all my life, I’ve carried a book with me at all times. I read everywhere. I scoff at people who say they “don’t have time to read.” Oh yeah? What do you do in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, in line at the supermarket, on breaks at work, and at stoplights? For the true reader, there is ALWAYS time to read.

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Golden Globes 2018

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The Golden Globe nominations are out, and the winners will be announced January 7th. As usual, there are many literary adaptations for us to explore, beginning with two films in the “best motion picture” categories.

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2017 National Book Awards

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The National Book Awards were announced November 14, and the winners are-----

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