Dog-Eared Blog

Home > News & Media > Dog-Eared Blog

Teen Read Month

Teen Read Month

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative that began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Here at MLS, we can't contain the festivities to just one week, so we celebrate Teen Read Month!

Audience: 
Library: 
Tags: 

Catalog Tip: Find Out What or Who to Read Next

Did you know that with our new catalog, you can easily find a book's place in a series? And did you know that you can get read-alike recommendations with our new catalog? It's true!

Audience: 

Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day! Apples have never been my favorite fruit; strawberries hold that honor. (Orange you glad I didn't say banana?!) Johnny Appleseed, however, was a childhood favorite, the story of an odd yet lovable seed sower, walking barefoot across the frontier, planting orchards of lush red apples for westward journeying pioneers.

Audience: 
Library: 
Tags: 

Familiar Places, Innovative Spaces - Stay Current With Your Library Card

Familiar Places, Innovative Spaces  - Stay Current With Your Library Card

Most everyone is familiar with the typical library visit. You go in on a rainy afternoon, take your time browsing the stacks, walking along each shelf, scanning for that perfect title to take you away for a few hours.

Or maybe you camp out at a comfortable table or study carrel, typing away on your laptop using free WiFi to surf the library database collection, or handwriting notes from an assortment of reference books fanned out before you.

Audience: 
Library: 

Tuesday Tunes - TV Theme Songs

Leaves are changing, weather is getting cooler, and college football is in full swing. That can mean only two things: Fall has officially begun and it’s time for TV to get interesting. Fall TV line-ups feature our favorite returning shows, peppered with new prospects. So, let's celebrate with some amazing TV theme songs that you can download for free with your library card. Just visit our Freegal site and download any of these classic or current TV themes:

 

Audience: 
Library: 
Tags: 

Fall Books

Fall into your local library to check out these impressive picks for your little learner!

Library: 
Tags: 

Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

Trumpet your trunk and polish your tusks! Today is Elephant Appreciation Day!

Elephants have been beneficial to mankind for thousands of years but now conservationists fear elephants and their habitats are vulnerable because of human activities. So now it’s time for us to return some love. It’s not as silly as you think! Elephants are one of the few animals capable of expressing complex emotions like grief, sadness and joy. So if you talk to an elephant today, please be kind and tell her how much you care. She has feelings, too!

Shhh… Wait. Did you hear that?

Audience: 
Library: 

Banned Books Week

Celebrate your freedom to read, fight censorship, and take a selfie in honor of Banned Books Week!

Audience: 

VIP Pass to Virtual Services - Stay Current with Your Library Card

Stay Current with Your Library Card

Wouldn’t it be convenient to have 24 hour access to the library, without ever leaving home?

If you have a library card, you can!  Log on to our brand new website to access the new library catalog, full of extras. You can search for materials and reserve them, or manage your account.

Audience: 
Library: 

Read an eBook today!

Audience: 
Library: 

Roots of African-American Music

Roots of African-American Music

African-American music has deep roots, some of them planted right in downtown Oklahoma City. Prior to the 1950s, the area of Oklahoma City known as Deep Deuce was a community of African-American business owners and talent, inspiring musicians and writers like Charlie Christian and Ralph Ellison.

In October, experience the rich history and complex evolution of African-American music provided by Oklahoma City’s very own talented duo, Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter.

 

Experience the roots of the rhythm at one of these free, all-ages shows:

Audience: 
Library: 

Tuesday Tunes - Barbra Streisand Edition

Tuesday Tunes - Barbra Streisand Edition

The iconic Barbra Streisand is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, entertaining people worldwide for nearly 60 years. As an adored singer and actress, she is one of only 15 performers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. Last night, she made a rare appearance to the ‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ nearly five decades after her last late night appearance.  In honor of this Funny Girl and to thank her for the memories, we present to you: our top eight Barbra Streisand songs.

Library: 

Mayflower Day

Mayflower Day

Happy Mayflower Day! On this day in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, carrying the first Pilgrims to the New World. Two months later they arrived in America, got off the ship and...celebrated Thanksgiving, possibly? No, wait, first they planted corn. Or they planted fish. Hang on, that can’t be right. Anyway, Squanto was there, and they definitely had Thanksgiving, and if I’m remembering my history classes right they pretty much just killed time for a century and a half until George Washington showed up.

Audience: 
Library: 

Need Help Getting Ready for College?

Need Help Getting Ready for College?

Begin here!

The Edmond Library is hosting a two-part series to help you prepare for college.  Registration is required for both of these events.

Preparing for College
September 30, 2014 | 7pm - 8pm
Join us for a workshop with the Oklahoma College Assistance Program to learn about selecting and applying to schools and the library resources available for exam prep, transitioning to campus life, and more.

Audience: 
Library: 

The American Experience - Hispanic American Heritage Month

The American Experience - Hispanic American Heritage Month

Symbols, heroes, rituals, and values are all elements that define a culture and manifest themselves in the everyday lives of Americans. For our nation, these elements have been influenced by every ethnic group with roots in this country.

Audience: 
Library: 

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes

It's Tuesday and do you know what that means?  Time to download your five free songs for the week from Freegal!   This week we've compiled some of our new favorite songs and a few of the most popular songs on the radio.  All of these songs are available to you for FREE with your library card.  Use your library card to download any five of these songs.  If you've already downloaded your five for the week, let us know what ones we should be downloading next week!

Library: 

Beyond Bestsellers - Stay Current With Your Library Card

Beyond Bestsellers - Stay Current With Your Library Card

Libraries offer more than just books. Library cardholders have easy access to public computers, Wi-Fi, eBooks, newspapers, magazines, online databases, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. A library card provides quick and helpful assistance from professional reference librarians, and is a free pass to events and activities for children, teens, adults and seniors. In the age of information overload and life at breakneck speed, a library card helps you keep current.

Audience: 
Library: 

Back to School Books

Fall into your local library to check out these impressive picks for your little learner!

Library: 

September Freegal Download Suggestions

September Freegal Download Suggestions

It’s time to download your five free songs for the week from Freegal! In honor of September, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite September songs available on  Freegal.  Use your library card to download any five of these songs. And what's better than five free songs? Five free songs you can keep forever! Your five downloads reactivate next Monday so you can download another five songs or the remaining ones from our September download list.

Library: 
Tags: 

Need Help Logging In?

Need Help Logging In?

Good morning! We've gone live with our new site & catalog & we have a few tips to help get you started:

If you want to sign in to your Metro Library account, you will now need to enter your FULL library card number & your FULL last name.

Audience: 
Library: 

Pages

Site Feedback