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Filmmaking Contest for Teens Returns to Downtown Library

The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props—not to mention the camera—are what teens need to make their own movies. Are you ready for your close-up?

The Fifth Annual “I Can’t Believe I Shot That” Filmmaking Contest for Teens in grades 7-12 is in pre-production at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue. Entries must be submitted to Downtown Librarian Kimberly Ann Edwards by Sunday, April 15. Festival screenings and prize awards will be at the library on Sunday afternoon, May 6.

Wait a minute. Did you say “prizes”?

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Two MLS Libraries to Close for Carpet Installation in April

The Del City Library, 4509 S.E. 15th, will be temporarily closed for the installation of new carpeting from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 15. The nearest location to Del City is Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno.

The Warr Acres Library, 5901 N.W. 63rd, will be temporarily closed for the installation of new carpeting from Monday, April 16 through Sunday, April 22. Service will not be disrupted at other Metropolitan Library System libraries. The nearest locations to Warr Acres are Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, and Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller.

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Worldwide bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark will be the guest speaker at the Library Endowment Trust's 10th annual Literary Voices dinner.

The fundraising event will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person for the dinner or $250 per person to attend the dinner and a private reception with Mrs. Clark to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. Bob Allee. The event's emcee will be Larry Nichols, Executive Chairman of Devon Energy Corporation.

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Disaster Preparedness Training Available At Metro Libraries

When a natural disaster is staring you in the face, it’s too late to make your emergency plans.

That’s why the Metropolitan Library System and the American Red Cross have developed “Are You Prepared: For Earthquakes, Tornadoes and Fires?” This program will be presented at neighborhood MLS libraries beginning on April 3 through May 8. Fourteen libraries will host the event.

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Spring Break Events For Kids at Capitol Hill Library

Ready for a break? Aren’t we all?

When Spring rolls around every year, kids get a break, and they can double down on the fun by taking advantage of the Spring Break 2012 activities at the Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26th Street. The Spring Break Extravaganza runs March 12-15, 19 and 20.

“Whatever you want, we got it,” said librarian Jennifer Jones. “From theater activities to juggling and mask making, kids who want to try something different during Spring Break should join us here at the library.”

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Downtown Library Presents William and Karén Khanagov Concert

You know what they say about the family that plays together.

It’s true. William and Karén Khanagov will present a father/son duo on piano and violin as part of the Downtown Library’s Second Sunday Concert series on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00p.m. The performance will take place on the library’s 4th floor in the 46th Star Auditorium. Doors open at 1:45 and the concert is free and suitable for the entire family.

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