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  • 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.

  • Posted on: Friday, October 03, 2014
  • Star Wars Reads Day
    Posted on: Friday, October 03, 2014

    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.”

  • Hispanic American Heritage Month
    Posted on: Friday, October 03, 2014

    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.  

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show Read Alikes
    Posted on: Thursday, October 02, 2014

    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!

  • Teen Read Month
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    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!

  • Roots of the Rhythm
    Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2014

    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.

  • Johnny Appleseed Day
    Posted on: Friday, September 26, 2014

    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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