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Noon Tunes at Downtown Library Continues in March and April

The Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, swings into Spring with the continuation of its popular “Noon Tunes” series of live music performances. Everyone is invited to bring a sack lunch, or purchase something from the First Edition Café located in the library, and relax with some good music. The program is free and open to all. All performances are on Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m.

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Irish Folk Dance Performance at Del City Library

From the traditional celli to the modern variations on the step dance concocted by Michael Flatley for his hit show “Riverdance,” much of the charm of Irish culture is conveyed through dance.

To check out Irish dance in Oklahoma, come to the Del City Library, 4509 S.E. 14th Street, on Monday, March 11 at 6:00p.m.for Irish Folk Dancing as performed by event co-sponsor the Oklahoma Academy of Irish Dance. The program is free and open to the public.

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Original Mike Wimmer Art on Display At Northwest Library in March

You need someone who believes in you—in your talent, in your dreams, in your destiny. For award-winning Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer, that someone was his grandfather, who advised him that he would surely excel if he did what he loved.

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All Things Seussical Coming to Capitol Hill Library

Anyone who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss must be a Grinch.

Anyone who does love the whimsical wonderlands of this author of delightful books for children will have a blast with the annual Seussical Celebration at the Capitol Hill Library, 334 S.W. 26th Street, on Friday, March 1 from 3:30-4:30p.m. The party entertainment will include a readathon and fun activities, and refreshments will be served, too. The event is free, suitable for families, and open to the public.

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Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” Comes to MLS Libraries

That “wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy, that senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid,” as Shakespeare called him, will be visiting seven Metropolitan Library System locations when MLS presents the Reduxion Theatre’s production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in March and April.

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Free Tax Preparation and Filing Assistance At Neighborhood MLS Libraries

Need a little help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns but paying for it would put too much of a strain on your budget? What you need is the assistance you can find at one of your neighborhood Metropolitan Library System locations.

Volunteers will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earning and dividend statements, copies of last year’s federal and state returns, and proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit.

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A Lot Is Happening at Ralph Ellison Library

Keep an eye on the Ralph Ellison Library over the next few weeks. There will be a lot of special programming going on there for just about everyone.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Oklahoma writer Ralph Ellison, author of “Invisible Man,” which is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th Century. In honor of Ellison’s life and achievements, the library named for him is planning a multitude of special events.

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African American Voices to Be Heard At Ralph Ellison Library

Everyone has a voice and it deserves to be heard.

That’s the belief that drives the Ralph Ellison Library’s celebration of Black History Month. The library is working with Let’s Talk Toastmasters to present a program called “African American Voices” that focuses on famous words from notable African American figures in American history. The words will be presented on Wednesday, February 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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The 34th annual Friends of the Library Booksale will take place Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Oklahoma Expo Hall (formerly the Made in Oklahoma Building). Admission is free.

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