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Everyday Instant Pot and Air Fryer Recipes

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Looking for some recipes to try with your new Instant Pot and air fryer? Checkout some of these cookbooks for a variety of everyday meals to please the whole family.

 

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Inspirational and Faith-Based Movies

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Need a little pick-me-up? Inspirational and faith-based movies are popular checkouts! The library has a growing collection of inspirational books and movies. Here are some popular titles from the DVD collection. 

 

 

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Instructional Genealogy Books and Videos

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If you are looking to begin your research on your family history, general research books and instructional videos are a great place to get started. The library has a variety of resources available to you, and most of these titles are available from home. To Learn more about the library's genealogy collection, visit our genealogy webpage

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5 Simple Steps to Get Started on Your Family Tree

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Getting started in your genealogical research can be daunting. Maybe you have tried before, but you hit a wall and lost steam, maybe you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information to organize or maybe you just don’t know what resources are available and how to use them. Wherever you may be in your journey, the library is a great place to get started. Through the library, you have access to professional librarians who specialize in genealogy, robust eResources accessible through your home computer and a large collection of physical resources available in the library.

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Día De Los Muertos Reads

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As fall begins to take shape and celebrations commence, Day of the Dead looms ahead. While many may not know about this holiday or its origins, the recent blockbuster hit Coco and other mainstream media have commoditized death. However, what you see in Mexico today, on television in the United States or in the aforementioned movie is a fusion of prehispanic, colonial and European traditions. A cultural celebration at first glance but a festivity that represents a much larger picture that reflects issues related to cultural identity, traditions, and political discourse just to name a few.

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Find Your Roots at the Library

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OKLAHOMA CITY– Oklahoman’s looking to connect to their roots can visit the library for genealogical help. This month the Metropolitan Library System is celebrating genealogy and telling customers how to, “find your roots at the library.”

November is Family History Month at all Metro Libraries. Oklahoma County residents can visit the library’s website to get started or call the special collections department to get help with genealogical research questions.

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Paranormal Romance to Check Out this Fall

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Are you a fan of all the spooky creatures that come around this time of year? If you’re hoping to dive into a new paranormal romance series this fall, check out some of these series favorites.

 

 

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Voting: A Family Affair

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Election season is upon us and there’s a good chance your little ones have noticed. From yard signs and to canvassers knocking on your door, the political climate is brewing just as intensely as the fall winds. Involving children in the voting process is a great way to develop a sense of citizenship at a young age. There’s a good chance your children have already participated in a vote: voting for which movie to watch, or whether to buy chocolate or vanilla ice cream at the store. This can be a great starting point to discuss political voting. Just as families vote for a movie, so do citizens vote for their political leaders. Here are some are some talking points paired with book titles to help facilitate the conversation.

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Language Learning Resources Available through the Library

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Did you know that you can learn a new language through cutting-edge language learning software available through your local library? These language learning resources are even available from the convenience of your home computer or mobile device. Check out the below available language learning tools accessible with your Metro library card.

 

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Legislative Read Day Scheduled at Belle Isle Library, OKC

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The first of several Legislative Read Days, sponsored by the Potts Family Foundation (PFF), will take place Tuesday, October 23rd at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa Avenue. Rep. Cyndi Munson will read to the children during the regularly scheduled story time from 9:50 – 10:45 a.m.

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