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Wakanda Forever

Black Panther comic:  A nation under our feet, book one

Who’s excited about the Marvel movie Black Panther? This girl that’s who! Let me give you a brief background on the character. Created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby in 1966, Black Panther (T’Challa to his friends) was the first super hero of African descent in American comics. He made his comic debut in The Fantastic Four #52 (1966) and joined The Avengers in 1968.

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Month of Love

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On a recent out-of-town trip, I met a new friend who was completely befuddled by her mother’s addiction to romance paperbacks. “I just don’t get it,” she confided, “my mother is an educated woman! Why is she reading this trash?”

Friends, it’s the month of love, and as your neighborhood librarian, I am telling you that romance novels are NOT trash.

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Best of Kanopy: Romantic Comedies

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   Love is in the air!

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Tax Resources and More!

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The Metropolitan Library System is here to help make this tax season a little less stressful! 

Check out our Income Tax Resources page for access to:

Best of Kanopy: Horror Flicks

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Hey, I’ve got a proposition I would like you to consider. Instead of doing the whole Valentine’s Day business this year, what if you completely ignored the customary hubbub of the holiday and stayed in to get completely unnerved with some good old-fashioned horror cinema? Surely, I’m not the first person to propose such a venture? To sweeten the pot, I have even gone to the trouble of curating a handful of titles to help you pull off this feat.

New Bethany library taking shape

New Bethany library taking shape
By Henry Dolive For The Oklahoman Published: February 7, 2018 5:00 AM CDT

BETHANY — Steel superstructure is in place on Bethany's 23,000-square-foot public library that is being financed by an $8.1 million bond approved by city voters last year and about $2 million in Metropolitan Library System funds.

Arlita Harris, Ward 2 city councilwoman and chair of the library steering committee for the city, said construction is on schedule for a planned opening late this year.

Black History Month at Your Library

Black History Month headerCelebrate Black History Month at your library! Join us at the library for educational and fun events throughout the month. While you're here, discover our resources to learn more about African American history and culture.

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Best of hoopla: Oscar-Nominated Film Scores

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There are a million reasons to love hoopla. Using only your library card and an internet connection you can access a massive collection of e-books, audiobooks, movies, and music. Better yet, you never have to wait on hoopla items because they are always available. What’s even more impressive is that the curators at hoopla are constantly updating their digital library with the latest releases. In January the Academy Award nominees were announced and I always look forward to hearing the nominees for “Best Music (Original Score),” so I was elated to find that hoopla already had all five of the nominees available to check out!

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Best of hoopla: Television

hoopla image - couple sitting on sofa watching tv

In my new obsession with streaming television shows I’ve discovered that Hoopla helps to fulfill that obsessive need! And I’m not talking about that fleeting kind of obsession that normally happens to me when I’m shopping at Target and I come across an item that I saw on late night TV and had to have, I mean who doesn’t want a “Flippin’ Fantastic” that makes 7 perfectly shaped pancakes at once?!?

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Midwest City library has something for everyone

Randy Wayland has seen a lot of changes in this 34-plus years with the Metropolitan Library System – and, he’s worked his fair share of locations throughout that system. But, Midwest City is what he’s chosen to call his professional home, he says.

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