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  • Dictionary Day
    Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

    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?

  • Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Our MLS vehicles are now styling with their new colorful wraps! All three of our delivery trucks are sporting the Spoticus theme, while the Outreach van has Spotty reading to kids. Spoticus is on his laptop on the IT van and he's putting out books in the Book Center van. Don't forget to tell your friends that if they see one of the vehicles this month, snap a pic and upload to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SeeSpotRead for a chance to win a FREE eReader. So..

  • Posted on: Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Date:  Thursday, October 16th, 2014
    Time:  3:30 p.m.
    Location:  Southern Oaks Library

  • Walking Dead Read Alikes
    Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014

    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. 

  • Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014

    At a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, the Metropolitan Library Commission voted to hire Tim Rogers as the new executive director.

    Rogers is currently the executive director of NC Live, a provider of digital content and service for North Carolina libraries. He will replace Donna Morris who is retiring after 45 years.

  • Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014

    The Metropolitan Library Commission voted to hire Tim Rogers as the library system’s new executive director.

    Rogers was one of three finalists introduced last month during a public meeting and told the crowd he wanted to help the library system grow in a new era of digital content and develop a closer relationship with the community.

  • Posted on: Thursday, October 09, 2014

    The Metropolitan Library System libraries will be closed for one day, Monday, Oct. 13, so employees can attend MLS’s annual Staff Development Day. Libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

  • Metropolitan Libraries Host Customer Appreciation Events
    Posted on: Thursday, October 09, 2014

    The Metropolitan Library System sets aside the month of October to show customers how much they are appreciated. Two libraries are hosting special events to mark the occasion Saturday, Oct. 18, but tokens of appreciation can be found in other libraries throughout the month.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
  • Posted on: Friday, October 03, 2014

    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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