Today's Commission Meeting has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum.
Lit blogger Tracy has some great reads for those waiting on a copy of The Handmaid's Tale or the new TV series.
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.
Margo redefines the meaning of the word "art" in this month's Signal Boost.
Greeting parents and caregivers of young children! It’s finally springtime and I felt compelled to share one of my favorite spring stories with you to celebrate. In March 2009 I adopted a wild duck and (ignoring the sage advice of Dick Van Dyke) named her Gregory Peck. I know, I know. She was only a day old when we found her, so we couldn’t tell if she was a boy or girl. We guessed wrong and by the time we knew for sure, the name had stuck. Anyway, how I came to adopt this little feathery friend is another story.
Music blogger Breck wishes happy 100th to the First Lady of Song in this month's post.
It probably won't help you survive The Big One, but history blogger Chris has pulled together some fascinating books about history's gravest pandemics.
Everyone knows Wonder Woman, but comics history is full of lesser-known but equally awesome heroines. Check out these first volumes of new comics series starring fantastic female characters.
Worried about fake news but don't know where to turn? Kassy has your guide out of the mire.
Learn about the many health benefits of volunteering in Ngoc's latest health and wellness post.
Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline is the featured speaker at the 15th annual Literary Voices dinner in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 11th. In honor of her appearance, we've created a collection of her eBooks and audiobooks, some of which are always available to check out without having to wait on hold!
This month Reagan looks at biographies of some of the brilliant tortured souls born between Valentine's and St. Patrick's.
This month Anna takes a peek under the Big Top at the best circus novels on Earth!
Tracy's been opening others' mail again, but this time she's bringing you the best in epistolary novels!
Mimes, ninjas, pirates, and dinosaur detectives? Just some of the ordinary people you find (the dinos are sorta people, you'll see) in the fantasy worlds in Sarah's picks.
Eleven-year old Mikaila Ulmer wanted to do something about the disappearance of bees and its effect on the eco-system, so she set out to sell a honey-based lemonade. Using a family recipe, she developed BeeSweet Lemonade and began to sell it through local vendors in Austin, TX. After receiving a sizeable investment through the show Shark Tank, her product is now sold at major retailers throughout the southwest. Mikaila has sustained her original motivation to support the environment as a portion of her sales goes back into local businesses promoting bee keeping.
Margo's been in the Soma again, imagining a Utopian Dystopia based on Ira Levin's This Perfect Day.
Teen Tech Month is happening this March to help our libraries showcase the great resources and services we have to help teens succeed, demonstrating how libraries are important in extending learning beyond the classroom.
We often take fresh clean water for granted, but child development blogger Josh has gathered some books sure to make water awareness enjoyable for you and your child.
Get ready for Sunday night's Oscars with a quick review of the movie music milestones!
Prep for your visit to the new OKCMOA exhibit on Japanese woodblock prints with great reads from our history blogger Chris.
Nerd-in-Chief Emily celebrates Hugh Jackman's last (?) appearance as Wolverine in Marvel's Logan with a slew of stuff from your local library.
Meg launches a new blog about New Adult Romance today. Well, not adult. Or new. New Adult. Heck just check out her faves from this genre!
Girls are just as good as boys in STEM subjects. It's not rocket science! Er...well, yeah, technically it is. Check out Kassy's reads about women in science.
Health and wellness blogger, Ngoc, has some great ideas about eating food you grow yourself. It's just the right time to plan your spring garden!
In February a lot of libraries do book displays called “Blind date with a book.” The displays feature library books wrapped in paper so that you can’t tell what the book is. Sometimes they will give you a few hints to the content in the book and sometimes they let you go into it completely blind. Obviously there is no (easy) way for me to do this in my blog. So I’ve figured out a different solution. We are going to play a game of Library Tinder to help you find a new book you can fall in love with.