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Two Indian Tribes Visited Oklahoma City in 1889 Looking to Trade - You Won't Believe What They Got

When part of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes first agreed to leave their homelands in Montana and Wyoming in 1867 (known as the Medicine Lodge Treaty) they were given land in the Cherokee Outlet of Indian Territory. Upon arrival in what would become western Oklahoma, though, they much preferred the land south of the Canadian River valley and settled there. As the land was not claimed by anyone else, the government formalized Cheyenne-Arapaho ownership of that land.

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President Bill Clinton, Lisa Simpson, and Kenny G share one thing. Find out what.

President Bill Clinton, Lisa Simpson, and Kenny G share one thing.  Find out what.

Can you guess what these three have in common?  You won't believe it!

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Miss any of our Huun Huur Tu performances?

Miss any of our Huun Huur Tu performances?

Last night marked the end of Huun Huur Tu's tour of our libraries.  If you missed any of these performances or want to continue this listening experience, we have you covered!  Here are some of their CDs plus a few other materials to experience and enjoy.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

In the unbelievable chance that the non-stop political ads of recent weeks didn’t get through to you, today is Election Day. All across America, voters are casting ballots for local, state and federal officials as well as local ballot measures. You’ve probably made up your mind on how you’re going to vote (or have already voted) but if you’re curious to learn more about voting, we have collected some resources for you that chronicle the history of voting in America as well as issues affecting the current and future state of voting in U.S. elections:

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It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Many sources report that November 3 is Sandwich Day because it is John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich’s birthday, who is rumored to have first invented the sandwich. However, upon researching this fact in two library databases, Brittanica Library Reference Center and Daily Life Through History, I have discovered this information to be incorrect.

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

American Indian/Native American Heritage Month is happening, and in Oklahoma, now the location for 39 federally recognized tribal governments, there are a lot of options for celebrating. In 1990, President Bush approved November as National American Heritage Month. This month is a celebration of contemporary Indian Country, and the wealth of traditional and contemporary diversity in different indigenous nations throughout the Americas.

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Write It at the Metropolitan Library

Write It at the Metropolitan Library

November is National Novel Writing Month, and Metropolitan Libraries offer writing space, tools, motivation and guidance from published authors.

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13 Days of Halloween - Ghost on Mingo Creek

13 Days of Halloween - Ghost on Mingo Creek

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 - Ferry Ghost

13 Days of Halloween - Ferry Ghost

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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Candy Corn Facts That You Might Need to Win Trivia One Day

National Candy Corn Day

National Candy Corn Day- yes it is a thing! A de facto National Candy Corn Day is October 30, conveniently scheduled right before the crescendo of candy consumption. I am almost positive this day was created by someone who wanted to sell a lot of candy corn.

You can make a day for pretty much anything. Or, most likely, there is a day already for pretty much anything. Look it up! I dare you!

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13 Days of Halloween - A Churchyard Apparition

13 Days of Halloween - A Churchyard Apparition

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 - Woman at the Tub

13 Days of Halloween - Woman at the Tub

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 - Vampire Cat

13 Days of Halloween - Vampire Cat

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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Catalog Tip: Signing in to your account is "EZ"

Tired of trying to remember your library card number in order to sign in to your account? Then setup an EZ Username and EZ Password!

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13 Days of Halloween - Ghost Rolled in the Sand

13 Days of Halloween - Ghost Rolled in the Sand

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 - Graveyard Spectre

13 Days of Halloween - Graveyard Spectre

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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Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.”
-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.

Started over 20 years ago by USA Weekend magazine, Make a Difference Day inspires volunteerism and random acts of kindness. The official day each year is October 25, but come on, you can make a difference everyday!

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13 Days of Halloween - Roping a Ghost

13 Days of Halloween - Roping a Ghost

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 - Ghost Story

13 Days of Halloween - Ghost Story

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 - Walking Dead at the First Hominy Post

13 Days of Halloween - Walking Dead at the First Hominy Post

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 - Vivia

13 Days of Halloween - Vivia

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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Don't be afraid, be educated!

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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