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2017 Oklahoma City Literary Festival Wrap Up

2017 Oklahoma City Literary Festival Wrap Up

The 2017 Oklahoma City Literary Festival was one for the books.

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Laugh Out Loud

Laughing out loud!  Couple laughing

Laughter is the best medicine, so they say. Ngoc has some hilarious library stuff to make even the gruffiest gruff laugh.

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Introducing Speakaboos – the Love to Read App

Speakaboos

Introducing Speakaboos - brought to you by the mind behind many of PBS’s early childhood series and geared toward children ages 2 – 6.  Speakaboos is an early literacy product designed to introduce children to the joy of reading through interactive and engaging stories featuring characters they love.  Parents and caregivers looking to supplement storytimes and provide healthy screentime will appreciate the multiple options to read.

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A Day for Mothers

mother and child

She's the one that we like best...read more about literary mothers in Tracy's latest post. 

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The Sequoyah Challenge Pt. 1

Sequoyah Award

Hello loyal Buzzreaders!  It’s that time of year again.  Summer is almost upon us.  Soon the kiddos will be out of school and the pools will be opening up.  And most importantly, the new 2018 Sequoyah lists have just been announced.

Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

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Bugtopia!

Blue beetle

This month, early literacy expert Josh has just the creepy, crawly books your little readers will enjoy!

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Fur-Ever Friends

Katherine's got the best finds for your favorite fur-ever friends.

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13 Reasons Why

Sad Clay - 13 Reasons why

By now you’ve likely heard about the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on Jay Asher’s bestselling young adult novel. The book, first published in 2007, has been stirring discussions on teen suicide since.

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Comics - All Day Every Day

Gear up for Free Comic Book Day with Sarah!

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Women's Writes

Margo never disappoints and she's done it again this month with another crop of hidden gems from Metro Library shelves.

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Ready Player One: Classical Music and the World of Video Games

Some of the best composers in the world make their living writing music for games - Breck's got your list of the best.

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Time(lord) for the New Season of Who!

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Doctor Who is back on TV! After a full year without The Doctor it's more than a little reassuring to have him around again. If you're new to Who, or just want to read books with a similar feel to the show, check out this list of sci-fi, mystery, and time travel fiction.

 

 

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A New Republic

Kehinde Wiley

Celebrate the Festival of the Arts this week and prepare for the fantastic upcoming Wiley exhibit at OKCMOA with Chris' art history post!

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In Love with Love and (non)Lousy Poetry

Reagan has some strong reads for National Poetry Month.

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A Kid's Guide to Healthy Kids

Tired of telling your kids to brush and scrub? Ngoc has some great library material that will help them develop their own clean habits.

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You Oughta Be in Pictures

The relationship between books and movies is as strong as ever and Kassy has the best of upcoming films and TV inspired by books.

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Sundial, one of John B. McLemore's favorite things

Already binged S-Town? Spend a little more time wandering around inside the maze that is John B’s brain with Britni's book recs.

Dark and Stormy Romance

Mysterious bad boys feature prominently in Meg's New Adult romance recs this month. 

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Calling all writers, prosaics, poets, and pontificators!

woman typing on a laptop

Looking to publish or promote your eBook? Look no further than your library! We're rolling out two new services today that do just that.

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Where in the World is…Buzzreads?

World landmarks

All these people wanna know...Where in the world is Buzzreads? Read on to find out!

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Take it Outside!

As the old adage goes, kids don’t remember their best day of television. Librarian Katherine has your guide to getting the kids active outdoors.

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A Fairy Tale Life

All fantasy literature starts with fairy tales and legends. Sarah celebrates master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in this month's post.

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Handmaids

Handmaid's Tale book cover

Lit blogger Tracy has some great reads for those waiting on a copy of The Handmaid's Tale or the new TV series.

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Can Justice Be Served?

Lisa Scottoline Event at NW Library

Literary Voices, in partnership with Oklahoma Humanities, presents:  Can Justice Be Served?  A conversation with lawyer and mystery author, Lisa Scottoline.  Lisa will be interviewed by Dr. Scott LaMascus, a professor with Oklahoma Christian University. They will discuss how justice is portrayed in literature, particularly the mystery/thriller genre and how, as a lawyer, Scottoline informs readers about law and presents ethical challenges in her writing.

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Anyone Can Art!

Margo redefines the meaning of the word "art" in this month's Signal Boost.

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