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  • 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.

  • Posted on: Friday, September 28, 2012

    Chanson du Soir is the husband and wife team of David Isaacs, on the classical guitar, and Chelsea Camille, soprano. It’s a combination not heard often in concert halls, but after hearing it once you’ll wonder why.

    Chanson du Soir will be in performance at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on Saturday, October 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The concert is free and suitable for all ages.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Within minutes of the reopening of the Southern Oaks Library on Tuesday afternoon, Betty Best was on her way out the door with a book.

    Best was one of the first customers to see the remodeled library after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. She lives across the street and had visited the branch at 6900 S Walker at least twice a week before it closed in May 2011.

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