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  • 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.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    What do you get when you combine 10 strings, a bow and a pic? The amazing sound of the Richter Uzur Duo.

    On guitar and cello, Brad Richter and Viktor Uzur pool their love of all music genres to create a unique, street-smart concert for all ages. Whether you applaud politely or dance in the aisles, you’ll love the Richter Uzur Duo and what one reviewer called their “serious musicianship that doesn't take itself too seriously.”

  • Posted on: Friday, March 28, 2014

    There is a beauty in color and movement that just cannot be duplicated. That is one way the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers are unique.

    The Metropolitan Library System is proud to present the Fancy Dancers at six MLS locations during the month of April.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    It may be hard to believe now but as recently as 1967, black students and faculty members at the University of Oklahoma were not only not welcome on campus, but were actually threatened. OU’s third black professor, Dr. George Henderson, has written about the racial battles fought and, mostly, won in his memoir “Race and the University.”

  • Posted on: Thursday, January 23, 2014

    In celebration of Black History Month, this February the Metropolitan Library System is once again partnering with Rhythmically Speaking to present a new play by Oklahoma City playwright DWe Williams, “Nothing But Mercy: A Private Room Please!”

    It’s the story of two strong women who never met but together pioneered a compassionate new way of life by undermining a cruel old one.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Hong Wang, who is the Artistic Director of the musical ensemble Melody of China, thinks that young people in the west have little knowledge of China beyond egg rolls, Jackie Chan and Kung Fu Panda and his goal is to expand their horizons.

    Helping him with that goal, the Metropolitan Library System is sponsoring a series of concerts by Melody of China. The ten concerts will be presented at ten MLS locations November 3-8.

  • Posted on: Thursday, October 03, 2013

    It’s hard to believe that Dungeons and Dragons, the role-playing game that sets players into a fantasy realm of mythological beasts, is 39 years old.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    Your Metropolitan Library System joins with Oklahoma City’s Wookies, padawans and Jedis to celebrate all things Star Wars. And reading, too.

    The Second Annual Star Wars Reads Day is Saturday, October 5, and MLS has scheduled special events at five libraries.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 28, 2013

    Have you heard about the nerds? Everybody knows that the nerd is the word.

    That’s not exactly how the 1960s garage band The Trashmen sang it in their hit song “Surfin’ Bird,” but that’s the idea behind the Metropolitan Library System’s annual summer rock concert on Friday, July 5, at the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Posted on: Friday, April 12, 2013

    It’s the best of both worlds when David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author of Truman and John Adams, delights children with a reading of the Dr. Seuss’ favorite Horton Hatches the Egg. The reading will be on Friday, April 19, at 9:00a.m. at Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker.

    McCullough is in Oklahoma City as the guest speaker for the Library Endowment Trust’s annual Literary Voices™ event on April 18 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

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