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  • Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    I've started this blog post on Pride and LGBTQIA resources about half a dozen times. In one, I wrote about the history of the Stonewall Riots and the first Gay Pride march almost fifty years ago. In another, I wrote about a friend who was driven out of our small Catholic high school for being bisexual. But they all felt false somehow, not really quite what I was trying to accomplish.

  • The Best of 2018 So Far
    Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2018

    We are officially halfway through 2018 and I’m feeling #hashtagblessed with all of the thought-provoking and creative book releases so far. Below are my top three 2018 books across genres. What are some of your favorites?

     

     

     

     

  • Talk Bookish to Me
    Posted on: Friday, June 08, 2018

    Like most snooty book nerds, I turned my nose up at audiobooks for a long time. I know how to read. I don’t need to listen to someone else read a book to me, I thought. Audiobooks are lazy. But then I realized that there were certain activities not well suited to reading a print book—operating a motor vehicle, for instance—that took up a good portion of my time. Time I was spending NOT reading books, which is just a travesty.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 01, 2018

    Neighborhood Arts masthead

    Neighborhood Arts programs are a summer staple at the Metropolitan Library System. This June and July, the entertainment line-up is full of fun, energetic performances from favorite artists and some new ones too.

  • Summer Reading 2018
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    The launch of Metro Library's 2018 summer reading program, “Libraries Rock” begins Friday, June 1st. The program gives children, teens AND adults the opportunity to earn prizes while they read for fun and promote the importance of reading in our communities. The program launches June 1 and concludes July 31. Summer readers can track their reading progress and earn fine waivers, books, tote bags or cellphone accessories. There will also be prize drawings for Kindle Fires and iPads for participates who have an active Metro Library card. Prizes must be claimed by Aug. 15.

    Participants can also select to donate their fine waivers and prize books to someone in need. This year the summer reading Read it Forward program will donate books to local non- profit organizations including Citizens Caring for Children, Faithworks of the Inner City, Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center and Sisu Youth Services. All summer reading book prizes are sponsored through the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System.

  • Posted on: Friday, May 11, 2018

    The Metropolitan Library System has furniture/equipment that has been declared surplus available for donation to libraries and/or schools. This is on a first come first serve basis. There will be no holds.

  • ten books selected just for mom
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Or maybe you’re a mom looking for the perfect read? Check out some of these must-reads.

     

     

     

     

  • Downtown library LitFest advertisment
    Posted on: Friday, May 04, 2018

    Come join us at LitFest! Writers of all ages, skill levels, mediums and genres are welcome! The day's agenda includes topics such as diversity in publishing, making comics, branding, self-publishing, writing technique and more! We will also have a book fair and booths with local publishers, authors, and university writing programs.

  • Belle Isle Butterfly garden
    Posted on: Friday, May 04, 2018

    The Belle Isle Library recently welcomed some very special new members to its property: beautiful monarch butterflies! The annual migration of North America’s monarch butterfly is an incredible phenomenon. The monarch is the only butterfly to migrate two ways, as birds do. Unlike other butterflies that can sleep through winter as larvae, pupae, or even as adults in some species, monarchs cannot survive the cold.

  • line up of colored pencils
    Posted on: Friday, April 06, 2018
    • Resources for parents and children for child care and meals during the Oklahoma teacher walkout.

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