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  • Matt de la Peña Author Visit
    Posted on: Friday, September 08, 2017

    Matt de la Peña is the New York Times-bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels and two picture books. In 2016, his picture book Last Stop on Market Street won the prestigious Newbery Medal.

  • National Depression Awareness Month Program Poster
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 06, 2015

    The effects of major depression are far reaching, but most of those who are afflicted suffer in secret and silence. According Healthline.com, one in 10 Americans has symptoms of clinical depression, but over 80 percent of those are not receiving treatment.  Oklahoma is listed as one of the seven states with the highest rates of depression. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance reports that depression is one of the top three workplace issues.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

    The Big Bad Wolf is on the loose in Midwest and it’s up to the citizens to catch him! Take a walk through an interactive story that leads participants on a journey through Joe B. Barnes Regional Park Thursday, June 4, from 9 a.m. though 12 p.m.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

    The Metropolitan Library System announced that the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, will close temporarily for new carpet installation and other repairs.

    The library will be closed Monday, April 13, through Sunday, April 26. It will reopen Monday, April 27, at 9 a.m. with 36,000 square feet of brand new carpet.

  • Documentary Captures Civil Rights Movement in OKC
    Posted on: Thursday, April 02, 2015

    During the Civil Rights Movement, national attention was focused on unrest in the Deep South and tragedies like Alabama’s Bloody Sunday. Meanwhile, Clara Luper led a group of young people in quiet protest in OKC, organizing sit-ins at lunch counters and marches all over the state from 1958-1964.

  • Author Stephanie Perkins Brings the Love to Metropolitan Libraries
    Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2015

    Ooh la la! The cities are foreign, the angst is for real, teen romance is in the air and it’s all penned by young adult best-selling author, Stephanie Perkins.

    Perkins, the creator of characters Anna, Lola and Isla, travels to OKC to meet teens at three Metro libraries March 25 & 26.

  • Posted on: Monday, February 09, 2015

    An easy way to get involved in the community is to have face-to-face conversations with policy makers. Midwest City Library is providing a time and place for citizens to chat with community leaders.

  • Tuvan Throat Singers Return to Tour Metropolitan Libraries
    Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Music translates no matter what language it’s in, and a concert by Huun Huur Tu is no exception to that. These Tuvan throat singers have traveled all over the world bringing the music of their small Russian republic to audiences everywhere.

  • Huun Huur Tu: Tuvan Throat Singers
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    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. 

  • Posted on: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Hear stories of pace setting women in different eras throughout history. Biographies of Wild West trailblazers, The Harvey Girls, WWII assembly line champion-Rosie the Riveter, mail order bride Mary Elizabeth Walker, and Oklahoma society lady Stella Louise Wilson-Johnson will be reenacted by gifted and prolific storyteller Barbara Byrd.

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