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Surf & Moon

surfing in the moon light

Usually I’m really good at making all of my selections fit together, have a theme, or at least finding some sort of vague way to bind them together, but this time I’m really not sure what that is. Here we have three stories that seemingly have nothing in common. A story of a life spent surfing (and eventually writing) sounds like heaven to me, but to the author made him feel at times lost, because he had spent his life chasing waves instead of stability, family, and the comforts of home.

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Capitol Hill Grand Opening

invitation to the capitol hill grand opening

Join us on Thursday, October 5th at 3pm for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Capitol Hill Library.

327 SW 27th | OKC | 73109

Grand Opening starts at 3pm followed by family fun festivities that continue throughout the week!

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Celebrate Read an eBook Day

girl reading an ebook with the read an ebook day logo

Today is Read an eBook Day!  What's that you ask?  Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favorite eBook. Join the conversation by sharing what you’re reading and stories about why you love eBooks with the hashtag #eBookLove on social media.

If you've never read an eBook, today is the perfect time to try one out! Borrow one of our favorites (listed below), one of your favorites, or something completely new.  Checking out an eBook will help you discover the joys of digital reading!

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Historical Films

Historical Films

What are some of the films with historical context? Some of the films exaggerate more than what had happened, and some may not. Nonetheless, these films attracted viewers with what they may remember from their times or the time before them.

Let’s look at what historical films can be found in the Metropolitan Library System!

 

 

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Introducing Film Scripts Online

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Well, I ain’t a lawyer, but it sounds like a good contract to me.

Recognize that line? It’s the first words uttered in the classic movie, 42nd Street, written by Rian James and James Seymour.

How about -  “I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product…of me.

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Vote Tuesday, September 12th

Safer Streets OKC

Oklahoma City voters are eligible to participate in a special election on Sept. 12 to consider bond and sales tax initiatives. The general obligation bond package includes a proposition to support our libraries. Be informed on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

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Matt de la Peña Author Visit

Matt de la Peña Author Visit

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times-bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels and two picture books. In 2016, his picture book Last Stop on Market Street won the prestigious Newbery Medal.

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What’s more Oklahoman than…bunnies?

bunnies in an oklahoma field

Our members frequently donate books, magazines, and other materials to the library. It’s often fun to go through these donations, as there are sometimes unusual treasures to be found. Recently, we received a box containing, among other things, four special collector’s editions of Oklahoma Today magazine from 1979. I’ve written a few articles for Oklahoma Today, so I was curious to see what the magazine was like before I was even born.

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Ahoy, Me Hearties! It Be Labor Day!

mother and daughter preparing for International Talk like a Pirate Day

Greeting, parents and caregivers of young children! It’s Labor Day! Without consulting a smartphone (or smartfriend), do you have any idea why we celebrate this holiday? While its merits for celebration are numerous, I didn’t have a clue without first doing a little research. It makes sense now, but I’ll admit that I was stymied for the first 30 years of my life. Time off from work? I’ll take it! Family and friends? Sure! Yay, Labor Day!

Tiny Chefs: Cooking with Your Child

family cooking a meal together

As the summer winds down and schedules fill up again, it can be difficult to set time apart to spend quality time with your children. Cooking together can be a wonderful activity (albeit messy) to bond, have a yummy snack, and build important life skills. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri claims “cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” There are many great children’s books about food, and cooking together after reading the book makes for great evening fun.

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