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Metaphysical Program at Belle Isle Library

Why is life on Earth so important? How can we best take advantage of its opportunities?

These and other spiritual questions will be discussed at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on Saturday, June 30 at 2:00p.m.

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Noon Tunes for Lunch in July and August In Downtown Library Atrium

Noon Tunes, the popular series of musical lunch breaks in the Atrium of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, continues in July and August. The programs are free and take place every Thursday from Noon to 1:00p..m. Bring a sack lunch or just relax to the beat.

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Busy Moms Can Learn Organization Skills At the Edmond Library

Have you ever thought that you’d get organized if you just had a little more time, and then realized that if you had a little more time, you’d probably already be organized?

Whether being organized is the chicken or the egg, you can pick up some hints on how to achieve it with the Edmond Library’s, 10 S. Boulevard, “Busy Mom’s Guide to a Happy, Organized Home” on Tuesday, June 19 from 6:30-8:00p.m. Amber Austin, a certified Family Manager Coach and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers will be on hand for guidance and advice.

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Get Set to Glow at Ralph Ellison Library

Have you ever had so much fun, you felt as if you were glowing?

Kids and teens between the ages of 4 and 18 years can get a glow on at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, on Thursday, June 14. That’s when the library is presenting “The Glow Factor” from 1:00-3:00p.m.

“The event,” said librarian Taryn Kingery, “is inspired by the Summer Reading themes for 2012, They are ‘Dream Big—Read’ and ‘Own the Night.’ We’re holding an afternoon extravaganza with lots of fun and hands-on glow in the dark activities.”

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Critter Tales: Night Sounds Coming to MLS Libraries

Sounds at night can be spooky or comforting—it all depends on how you hear them.

Kids’ ears are finely tuned to the noises of the dark, especially if they are the sounds of nocturnal animals. As part of its Summer Reading Games, the Metropolitan Library System presents an imaginary camping trip on which every one will get a chance to hear “Critter Tales: Night Sounds.” There will be 12 Critter Tales events, beginning on June 12 and continuing through the end of June.

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Metropolitan Library System’s Summer Reading Games Dream Big in 2012

Summer in central Oklahoma means hot days and cool fun. Kids and Teens can combine both elements when the Metropolitan Library System’s Summer Reading Games begin on June 1.

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The theme for this year’s Metropolitan Library System Summer Reading program for children is “Dream Big--Read.” Once again, MLS presents a slate of entertaining events illustrating the theme.

“Every summer,” said MLS Children’s Services Coordinator Lisa Wood, “MLS partners with Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts to bring in local performers for daily presentations during June and July. This year is no exception.”

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Slavery is the nightmare that haunts the American dream.

To help commemorate Juneteenth, the Ralph Ellison Library,2000 N.E. 23rd Street, will present a special screening of the recent PBS documentary film “Slavery By Another Name” on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:00p.m. The movie was awarded Official Selection status at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

“We will be joined,” said librarian Joey Shelton, “by a historian guest speaker who will talk with us about the information in the film. We hope to have an open discussion among viewers of the program.”

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