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Throwback Thursday - 2011

Throwback Thursday - 2011

Welcome back to another Throwback Thursday, friends! This week, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to when The King’s Speech won an Academy Award for Best Picture, when the world welcomed its seven billionth person, and when we all said goodbye to the “boy wizard” in film (though he will forever be in our hearts!). Can you guess the year? It’s 2011! Read on to learn about more notable events, books, movies and music from 2011.

 

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Good Deeds and Reads Round Out Summer Reading Program

Two new components of the Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading program give participants the options to Read It Forward and pay it forward. Historically, the program offers the benefits of reading, reaching goals, attending entertaining and educational events and earning incentives and drawing prizes, but now readers can do good deeds too.

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Metropolitan Libraries to Close in Observance of Independence Day

The Metropolitan Library System will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Regular service hours will resume Sunday, July 5.

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Throwback Thursday - 1973

Throwback Thursday - 1973

Welcome to the year we said goodbye to the hit NBC TV series Bonanza and the year when children were introduced to educational programming series Schoolhouse Rock!  1973 also brought some changes to the Metropolitan Library System. The Edmond Library moved to a new building at 10 S. Boulevard. Throughout each of our libraries, staff members began a systematic inventory of all the books and materials – the first in MLS history – in preparation for an automated circulation system. 

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Info Magazine - July 2015

 
 
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Inside Out:  Exploring Your Little One's Feelings

Did you and your little ones enjoy Disney Pixar’s Inside Out? If so, we've compiled a list of books you can read with them to continue exploring their feelings.

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Free Downloads for Dads!

Are you the lucky owner of a new tech toy? If so, learn how to use it to enjoy FREE music, magazines, eBooks and audiobooks from the library!

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True Detective Read Alikes

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If you enjoyed HBO's crime drama True Detective last season and are anxiously awaiting its return on Sunday night, we've created a list of read alikes just for you. These books are mostly dark mysteries starring a detective type, with southern gothic elements and general weirdness (for bonus points). Head over to our catalog to see the full list or for our mobile users, here's the list:

Throwback Thursday - 1984

Throwback Thursday - 1984

It’s 1984 and not exactly the Orwellian vision of the same titled book written in 1948. In fact, it’s the era of shoulder pads, big hair, and John Hughes who will give us plenty of coming-of-age food for thought beginning with the hit movie, Sixteen Candles.

 

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This weekend, Jurassic World hits the big screen while Orange is the New Black returns to the small screen. We've created a list of read alikes for each.

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