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3 ways to save money this holiday season with the library

Every year, we all look for ways to save on our holiday shopping by subscribing to email newsletters, checking social media and scanning Black Friday ads, but there’s one place many of us aren’t looking to for savings: the library. 

It’s true. Here are just three examples of the resources we have to help you save money on your holiday shopping: 

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Meet ‘Nicest Nazi’ Author at Belle Isle Library

Meet ‘Nicest Nazi’ Author at Belle Isle Library

Meet Christiane Brandt Faris, local author and Oklahoma City University professor, at the Belle Isle Library, Monday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 P.M.

Faris will discuss her new book, The Nicest Nazi: Childhood Memories of World War II, a reflection on her childhood under the regime of Adolf Hitler.  “You are the nicest Nazi I have ever met,” a comment made by a fellow volunteer during a fundraising event, was meant as a compliment for the author, but she regarded it as offensive and ignorant. Such comments motivated her to reflect upon her childhood during World War II and the chaotic postwar period. 

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Beyond the Infinite:  Resources to Fight Your Space and Interstellar Withdrawal

Space travel and exploration have been making waves in the media the past few weeks.  The Rosetta Space Probe, Philae, recently completed its 10 year mission to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  The European Space Agency is the first to accomplish this feat and hopes to complete the most detailed study of a comet to date.  This probe will study the nucleus of the comet and record the changes that occur as the comet passes by the sun.  

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News Advisory: Libraries Close for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Closings

All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and remain closed Nov. 27 and 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. Although the physical libraries will be closed, customers can still use the library online, 24/7, here on Metrolibrary.org to find their next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of the research databases. MLS libraries will reopen to normal operating hours on Saturday, Nov. 29.

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Commission Packet - November 2014

Date:  Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Time:  3:30 p.m.
Location:  Edmond Library

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County encourages participation from all patrons and citizens of Oklahoma County. If participation at any public meeting is not possible due to a disability, whether physical, hearing or speech related, please notify the office of the Executive Director (606-3726) at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the scheduled public meeting to allow the Library to make necessary accommodations.

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News Advisory: Libraries Open Late

Metropolitan Library System locations will open today at 11 am due to inclement weather.

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World Kindness Day

November 13 is more than Kindness Day, it’s a Kindness Movement. Being kind is universal, spanning across cultures, ages and genders. While I was researching this ‘holiday’, I wondered if people are inherently kind or is it something we learn. I searched the library’s EBSCOhost database to find some scientific evidence to answer that question.

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Native American Heritage Month

Highway 64 leaves Keystone northward for a distance of four miles, where it turns west. At this point it draws close to the Arkansas River, which may be identified by the fringe of timber to the north backed by a range of rugged hills. In these hills, directly north of this corner, Soldier Chief was "taken up".

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As we honor our Veterans today, take the time to enjoy 7 musicians who served our country by listening to and downloading their songs via our Freegal music service.

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After School at Your Library

In After School at Your Library, local artists at select library locations work with teens on a weekly basis, using creative projects to encourage and reinforce positive interactions, teach skills, and provide an outlet for artistic expression. Every participating library location has a different artist with a different specialty and project focus. Sometimes it's visual art like drawing and painting, sometimes it's film and video production, or creative movement and dance.

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