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Access Video on Demand has added the brand new BBC production Ebola: The Search for a Cure. This documentary is a special episode of Horizon and contains the most current information about the Ebola virus.
 

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13 Days of Halloween - Phantom Carpenter

13 Days of Halloween - Phantom Carpenter

Welcome to MetroLibrary’s 13 Days of Halloween! We’ve gone deep into the crypts of our Oklahoma Folklore Collection to find a treat bag-full of eerie tales from our state’s spine-tingling past. Our Community Outreach Coordinator Kelley Riha spins these strange and ever-so-slightly scary stories for you in her own special way. We’ll wipe away the cobwebs on a different story every day through Halloween.

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13 Days of Halloween - Lights Near Quartz Cemetery

13 Days of Halloween - Lights Near Quartz Cemetery

Welcome to MetroLibrary’s 13 Days of Halloween! We’ve gone deep into the crypts of our Oklahoma Folklore Collection to find a treat bag-full of eerie tales from our state’s spine-tingling past. Our Community Outreach Coordinator Kelley Riha spins these strange and ever-so-slightly scary stories for you in her own special way. We’ll wipe away the cobwebs on a different story every day through Halloween.

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More Popular Magazine Titles Added to Zinio Library

Zinio for Libraries just got better with the addition of the entire Conde Naste collection. Magazine readers now have access to additional popular titles. The Conde Nast collection includes The New Yorker, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour, Allure, Bon Appetit, Golf Digest, Wired, Style, Epicurious, Teen Vogue, Self, Brides, Architectural Digest, Details, Golf Digest, Lucky and several more popular magazines.

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Family History Month

Typically thought of as the month in which children extort candy from their neighbors and as the opening of Pumpkin Spice Latte season, October is also Family History Month.

You might think that nothing interesting has ever happened to your family but that might be a mistake. History is more than just a collection of facts and dates, wars and treaties, and unpronounceable names. All that history was made by real people – our ancestors.

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Dictionary Day

Dictionary Day

You might think a dictionary is a dusty, boring, useless book…until you are playing Scrabble with your brother who totally makes up words and you need one to prove your case! But did you know there was such a thing as National Dictionary Day?

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Huun Huur Tu: Tuvan Throat Singers

Huun Huur Tu: Tuvan Throat Singers

From the tiny Asian republic nestled between Siberia and Mongolia, Huun Huur Tu will take you on a rich sonic journey with their traditional harmonic overtone singing. 

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Walking Dead Read Alikes

Walking Dead Read Alikes

Zombies are everywhere.  Not literally. But they are showing up in more books, movies, and TV series than ever before.  This Sunday, The Walking Dead starts a new season. 

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World Smile Day

Smile = Sonrisa = Tabasumu. The word for “smile” in any language is fun, fun, fun!

October 3 is World Smile Day. Started by Harvey Ball, the creator of “The Smiley Face” (ubiquitous symbol of joviality), this day promotes doing an act of random kindness in order to make somebody smile.

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Star Wars Reads Day

Star Wars Reads Day

Star Wars fans don’t have to travel far to go to a galaxy far, far away. Every year in October, Star Wars fans flock to Metropolitan Libraries to do one thing- read! October 11 is known worldwide as Star Wars Reads Day. Bookstores, schools, and libraries fire up the light sabers for a day of reading, fun and celebration.

“We love watching families get excited about coming to the library, seeing some of their favorite characters, and learning more," says Sally Gray, Children’s Services Librarian at The Village Library. “The Star Wars books are very popular, and we love watching people get excited about reading.”

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Hispanic American Heritage Month

Hispanic American Heritage Month

Feel a slight change in the breeze? Smell a hint of fall in the air? As October is upon us, we are midway through the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  ¡Bienvenidos!

The library is a cultural center, where customers can come to explore, interact and imagine.  This month you can find many resources to help you explore and appreciate Hispanic Heritage.  

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After Dark Teen Lock-in: Outbreak!

 After Dark Teen Lock-in:  Outbreak!

What would you do if you were quarantined in the library? Who would you trust? Could you work with a team using only the library catalog and your vast knowledge of teen dystopian novels to survive? If so, join us for the Downtown Library After Dark Teen Lock-in: Outbreak!

We want to know if you have what it takes to survive!

Space is limited so don't delay! A parental waiver form will be sent to you after you register online.

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Freak Show Read Alikes

American Horror Story: Freak Show Read Alikes

Can’t wait for next week’s premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show? Neither can we!  Check out one of these great books about spooky circuses, creepy carnivals, or the real-life history of the carnival sideshow!

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Catalog Tip: Save a History of Your Checkouts

If you'd like to create a history of items you've checked out, here's how you can do it.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

 

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Fall Books

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

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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?

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Banned Books Week

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

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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.

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Read an eBook today!

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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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