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  • Posted on: Friday, March 09, 2012

    Ready for a break? Aren’t we all?

    When Spring rolls around every year, kids get a break, and they can double down on the fun by taking advantage of the Spring Break 2012 activities at the Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26th Street. The Spring Break Extravaganza runs March 12-15, 19 and 20.

  • Posted on: Friday, March 09, 2012

    You know what they say about the family that plays together.

    It’s true. William and Karén Khanagov will present a father/son duo on piano and violin as part of the Downtown Library’s Second Sunday Concert series on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00p.m. The performance will take place on the library’s 4th floor in the 46th Star Auditorium. Doors open at 1:45 and the concert is free and suitable for the entire family.

  • Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2012

    “Nothing” can sometimes be a slippery slope to disaster, and especially when “nothing” means gossip and slander, as it does in William Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing.”

    The Metropolitan Library System and Reduxion Theatre present four free presentations of the play through April 21 at various MLS locations around Oklahoma County.

  • Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2012

    It’s getting easier than ever to steal in broad daylight. It’s especially easy when all the thief has to do is sit at a computer and tap at the keyboard.

    The Metropolitan Library System and FOLIO (Friends of the Libraries in Oklahoma) are presenting workshops in February and March designed to show everyone how to “Fight the Internet Bay Guys and Win.” The sessions will be conducted at six MLS library locations spread around Oklahoma County.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    The 33rd annual Friends of the Library BOOKSALE 2012 will be held on February 25 and 26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Oklahoma Expo Hall. Admission is free to the general public. Friday, February 24, will be the much anticipated pre-sale party for members of the Friends from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Those who would like to join the Friends may purchase memberships in the lobby of the Oklahoma Expo Hall on Friday, February 25 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

  • Posted on: Monday, February 13, 2012

    The next generation of recorded books is coming to the Metropolitan Library System.

    They’re called Playaways—a simple name for a simple-to-operate device library card holders can borrow at no cost from their neighborhood library. Playaways will be formally introduced to the public during Playaway Days on February 14th and 15th.

  • Posted on: Monday, February 13, 2012

    Although she wrote over 1,800 poems, only a dozen of them were published during her lifetime. Poets are not generally known to be roisterers, but Emily Dickinson made introversion and reclusiveness into fine arts.

    Actress Ginger Grace brings Dickinson to life in William Luce’s one-woman play, “The Belle of Amherst.” The play will be presented on February 15th and 16th at four Metropolitan Library System sites.

  • Posted on: Friday, February 03, 2012

    The Metropolitan Library System will unveil a new piece of public art at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street. The work by sculptor David Phelps is called “The Invisible Royalty” and will be dedicated at a ceremony that is open to the public at the Ralph Ellison Library on Thursday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m.

  • Posted on: Monday, January 30, 2012

    She’s called “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” but few people realize that Clara Luper’s sit in at the Katz Drugstore in downtown Oklahoma City occurred 18 months before the more famous sit in in Greensboro, N.C.

  • Posted on: Friday, January 27, 2012

    Dancing takes all forms from the minuet to stomping. Yes, stomping.

    The Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, is presenting “Stomp! Performance and Workshop” on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. The session is free and open to the public.

    “What you need,” said librarian Taryn Kingery, “is rhythm. That’s what separates stomp dancing from just clomping around.”

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