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Wayne McEvilly Plays Schubert At Edmond and Belle Isle Libraries

If music be the food of love, no one will go hungry when master pianist Wayne McEvilly brings the pure pleasure of beautiful piano music to the Edmond and Belle Isle Libraries.

McEvilly performs some of the loveliest music ever written for the piano on Sunday, May 5, 2013, as he performs “Schubert with Art by Ser” at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard. He will also play at the Belle Isle Library on Sunday, June 2. The Belle Isle Library is located at 5501 N. Villa. Both performances begin at 2:00p.m. There is no admission charge and the concerts are suitable for all ages.

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Noon Tunes For May and June At Downtown Library

Metropolitan Library System’s popular series of live music events at lunchtime, Noon Tunes, continues in May and June at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue. The concerts are free and audiences are invited to bring a sack lunch or purchase food at the library’s First Edition Café. All sessions are on Thursdays from noon to 1:00p.m.

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Belle Isle Library to Close Temporarily

The Belle Isle Library at 5501 N. Villa, will be closed Monday, April 29 through Sunday, May 12, for re-carpeting and tiling. The library will re-open, Monday, May 13.

Customers may still use the outside book drop to return items.

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OSU Extension Programs Coming To Edmond Library

From nutrition to lawn care, information and instruction from Oklahoma County OSU Extension will soon be available at Edmond Library.

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Oklahoma Poet Laureate Visits Belle Isle Library

Nathan Brown, Oklahoma’s Poet Laureate, will present a free program on the art and craft of poetry writing and presentation at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 10:00a.m.

“’Write a Better Poem,’” said Belle Isle librarian Ann Meeks, “is for beginners and experienced poets. Nathan will be talking about revision, which is a part of the writing process a lot of people don’t take seriously enough. He will advise poets that in addition to things every reader needs to know, there are things readers don’t need to know as well.”

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Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher To Play Concert at Belle Isle Library

By age seven, Peter Fletcher was already studying classical guitar. It’s a long way from a beginning like that to Carnegie Hall, but Fletcher is moving from a recent concert at Carnegie to Belle Isle Library for his second presentation at the library venue.

Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, welcomes his return on Monday, April 22, at 7:00p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

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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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Second Annual Downtown Library International Festival

The color and excitement of an international event is coming to the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, when it presents the International Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“We began with an Asian festival several years ago and it was terrifically popular so we decided to expand that to an International Festival in 2011,” said librarian Sheldon Beach, “and the Second Annual edition should be even more exciting and educational than the first one.

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