Today's Commission Meeting has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum.
“Local color” or “American Literary Regionalism” is a term used to describe a literary genre that weaves place and landscape into a story in a way that brings to life the dialects, customs, and practices of a certain geographical area. The South boasts an impressive arsenal of authors in the genre that are well-known and loved: William Faulker, Haper Lee, Flannery O’Connor. The Midwest has its own trove of stories that unabashedly celebrate the plains, farming, and quiet life away from city lights.
Summer Reading is for everyone! You might remember participating in summer reading as a kid, but our program is for all ages-- even adults.
Studies have shown that reading can stimulate your mind, reduce stress, improve your memory and concentration, and strengthen your analytical thinking skills. Even better, it only takes 20 minutes of reading each day to enjoy these benefits. "Reading" doesn't mean you have to sit perfectly still in a chair with a 900-page book from another century. Your 20 minutes per day will net you the same benefits from reading no matter if you're "reading" in print, digital, or even audio formats.
Summer is almost here and that signals the arrival of the one thing kids everywhere look forward to – summer vacation. It’s the time when children and young adults have fun just being a “kid” and can’t wait for summer camp, pool time, family time or vacation. But one thing you may not be aware of during the summer is the "Summer Slide."
The 2017 Oklahoma City Literary Festival was one for the books.
Laughter is the best medicine, so they say. Ngoc has some hilarious library stuff to make even the gruffiest gruff laugh.
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.
She's the one that we like best...read more about literary mothers in Tracy's latest post.
This month, early literacy expert Josh has just the creepy, crawly books your little readers will enjoy!
Katherine's got the best finds for your favorite fur-ever friends.
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.
Gear up for Free Comic Book Day with Sarah!
Margo never disappoints and she's done it again this month with another crop of hidden gems from Metro Library shelves.
Some of the best composers in the world make their living writing music for games - Breck's got your list of the best.
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.
Celebrate the Festival of the Arts this week and prepare for the fantastic upcoming Wiley exhibit at OKCMOA with Chris' art history post!
Reagan has some strong reads for National Poetry Month.
Tired of telling your kids to brush and scrub? Ngoc has some great library material that will help them develop their own clean habits.
The relationship between books and movies is as strong as ever and Kassy has the best of upcoming films and TV inspired by books.
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.
Mysterious bad boys feature prominently in Meg's New Adult romance recs this month.
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.
All these people wanna know...Where in the world is Buzzreads? Read on to find out!
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.