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  • Posted on: Monday, November 12, 2012

    Go beyond the familiar tales of Middle-Earth, “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit,” when the Southern Oaks Library re-discovers Tolkien’s enchanting Father Christmas Letters on Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. A discussion of the letters and their meaning will be led by Janet Croft from the University of Oklahoma. The library is located at 6900 S Walker. Call 631-4468 for program details.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, November 06, 2012

    A holiday spent on the open plains of the Old West could have been mighty lonesome, but Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, 843-9601, has found a way to liven up the Wild West spirit of the season.

    Cowboy Jim Garling brings the special sound of “A Cowboy Christmas” to Belle Isle on Sunday, December 2 for a 2:30 p.m. concert. The event is free and suitable for all ages.

  • Posted on: Friday, October 26, 2012

    The Metropolitan Library System’s annual Our World concert series has brought to central Oklahoma the music of South America, Asia, and the Louisiana bayous, but this year’s performances are something special. Prepare for the music of the Great White North.

    Genticorum, a trio specializing in traditional music with a unique twist, will appear at 10 MLS locations between November 4-9.

  • Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2012

    During the past thirteen months, while the Southern Oaks Library was undergoing renovations, library services were re-located to the Almonte Shopping Center at 2914 S.W. 59th Street. The temporary Almonte Library closed its doors in September when the newly remodeled Southern Oaks Library opened to the public at 6900 S. Walker, but it will soon re-open.

  • Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Do the photos from the Mars Rover Curiosity give you the urge to explore the universe? Does looking at the stars draw you upward? Are you wearing out your “X-Files” DVD collection? Admit it—you’re a space junkie.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Magician Steve Crawford did not come into this world the way muggles like you did. He claims to have been pulled out of a hat. After seeing him perform, you won’t doubt him.

    Crawford is bringing his act to the Capitol Hill Library, 334 S.W. 26th Street, for the library’s annual Halloween Magic Show on Saturday, October 27, from 2:00-3:00p.m.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

    Once or twice a year the Metropolitan Library System has to make way for new furnishings by holding what could be called a large garage sale. This is not a book sale, but is instead a sale of surplus furniture and equipment.

    The next MLS retail sale will be conducted on Friday, October 12, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. The sale will be held at the Metropolitan Library System Maintenance Center, 1364 N.E. 3rd, Oklahoma City.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

    Joe Slack grew up in Oklahoma City and holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Oklahoma City University. He works with power tools to create sculpture and furniture in metal, wood, bronze, and mixed media. Mr. Slack was chosen to create the themed public art installment, ‘Cover to Cover,’ for the newly revitalized Southern Oaks Library. Mr.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

    Mary Higgins Clark is an international best-selling author who has sold over 80 million copies of her books in the United States alone. Before becoming a novelist, Ms. Clark wrote radio scripts and short stories for magazines, worked for an advertising agency and as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines' international flights to Europe, Africa, and Asia.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

    Audrey Streetman began writing poetry in 1973 and her poems have appeared in a number of journals, anthologies, and trade publications. She has published three poetry chapbooks, “The Train,” “A Gathering of Bones,” and “Keeper of the Dream” and recently authored the critically-acclaimed memoir, “The Well,” which details her life growing up in rural Texas. Ms.


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