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Throwback Thursday - 1965

In 1965, Oklahoma County passed the Metropolitan Library Act, creating the Oklahoma County Library System and establishing the Metropolitan Library Commission. The five existing branches of the Oklahoma City Library System (Downtown, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Dunbar, and Wright) were joined by the libraries of Del City, Midwest City, and Bethany. A lot has changed since then, but this was the year that all the major ingredients for the Metropolitan Library System came together for the first time.

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Commission Packet - April 2015

Date:  Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Time:  3:30 p.m.
Location:  Northwest 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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Throwback Thursday - 1989

Throwback Thursday - 1989

Welcome to the year of Smooth Criminals, iconic protests, and the Griswold family’s Christmas to remember. It's 1989, folks! The year we stood on our desks and chanted “O Captain, My Captain!” The year we learned from Madonna to Express Ourselves! And the year we learned “If you build it they will come!”

Check out what else happened in 1989…

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Midwest City Library to Close for Repairs

The Metropolitan Library System announced that the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, will close temporarily for new carpet installation and other repairs.

The library will be closed Monday, April 13, through Sunday, April 26. It will reopen Monday, April 27, at 9 a.m. with 36,000 square feet of brand new carpet.

Visit our Locations page to find alternative locations ready to serve Midwest City customers or check out digital materials, do research and more online.

 

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I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world”!!  What’s with all the yawping in the library, you ask?  It’s National Poetry Month!  To celebrate we are putting the spotlight on poetry by interviewing a few Oklahoma poets.

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Winter is Coming. Curl Up with a Book.

The fifth season of the hit show "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO this Sunday and we've built a reading list to accompany it.

Autism Awareness Month 2015

Autism Awareness Month 2015

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a group of developmental disorders. The characteristics include communication difficulties, social impairment, and repetitive behavior though the range is wide. It can span from nonverbal to high functioning. No two people with autism are the same. If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.

In 2000, 1 in 150 children in the U.S. were diagnosed as being on the spectrum. In 2010, that increased to 1 in 68. Early detection and intervention can lead to a greater quality of life and reduce the cost of care.

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Throwback Thursday - 1988

While the world was enthralled in the events and world record breaking taking place at the summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Exciting developments were coming to fruition within the city of Oklahoma City and the Metropolitan Library System. The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory opened its doors to the public while federal grants allowed the Belle Isle Library to add 6,600 square feet of public service space to its location, thereby creating a more welcoming environment to the community.

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A Reading Remedy For Your Mad Men Hangover

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Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief this reading list is.

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