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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Back to School Books

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

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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.

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