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Summer Reading Comes to Capitol Hill Library

Don’t believe what it says on the calendar. As far as kids who live in central Oklahoma are concerned, the official first day of summer is June 1. That’s when the Metropolitan Library System’s Summer at the Library begins, and the Capitol Hill Library is starting the program off with a party.

Capitol Hill Library, 334 S.W. 26th Street, 634-6308, invites kids and teens to a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party and OSU Insect Adventures from 2:00-3:30p.m. on Saturday, June 1.

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Piano Recital at Belle Isle Library Features the Music of Schubert

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 Belle Isle Library.

McEvilly performs some of the loveliest music ever written for the piano on Sunday, June 2, 2013, as he performs “Schubert with Art by Ser” at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa. The performance begins at 2:00p.m. There is no admission charge and the concerts are suitable for all ages.

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Summer at the Library Neighborhood Arts Schedules

June and July will be rockin’ at your neighborhood Metropolitan Library System library when “Dig Into Summer” will be in full swing. It’s MLS’ annual Summer at the Library.

Your MLS libraries will present Neighborhood Arts, made up of dozens of entertaining programs and events, including the Summer at the Library Game, with prizes and rewards.

As with summers past, the Neighborhood Arts schedule is packed with presentations at all interest levels. Take a look at everything MLS has lined up for June and July:

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A Summer at the Library To Remember Coming in June and July

This will be a Summer at the Library to remember.

Metropolitan Library System’s annual Summer at the Library programs will swing into full gear on June 1 and continue through the end of July, and once again it’s not just for young children. Teens have a program of their own which is entirely different than the one for young children.

“This year's Children's Program is called ‘Dig Into Reading’,” said MLS Director of Marketing and Communications Kim Terry, “and children of all ages are invited to sign-up and listen or read.”

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A little outlawry now and then is relished by the wisest men. And women.

That’s why the Edmond Library’s History Book Club is discussing the book “The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” by Thom Hatch. The session meets Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30p.m. at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, 341-9282. Dr. Stan Adamiak, UCO Professor of History, will lead the discussion.

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Cancellation of Meet and Greet at Midwest City Library

The Meet and Greet event scheduled for the Midwest City Library on May 7, 2013, has been cancelled.

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Oklahoma Artist Eric Humphries To Discuss Work at Midwest City Library

The Vietnam War continues to haunt the memory of those who fought in it and their families. Oklahoma artist Eric Humphries used a group of letters written home from the war by his father as inspiration for a series of paintings collectively called “Unfortunate Son.” The paintings will continue on display at the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno through May 29. For details, please call the library at 732-4828.

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Women’s Health Symposium At Midwest City Library

May 12-18 is National Women’s Health Week, a health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To support women’s health, the Midwest City Library will host a Women’s Health Symposium on Wednesday, May 15, beginning at noon. The focus will be on women’s reproductive issues.

Individual seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is required so please stop by the Midwest City Library’s Information Desk or call ahead to 732-4828 to sign up.

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Container Gardening Class Offered At Del City Library

Lucky participants in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 could claim up to 160 acres of land. If that’s a little more room than you have to spare, don’t think you can’t still be a gardener.

The Del City Library, 4509 S.E. 15th, is presenting “Container Gardening” on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30p.m. The session is free and open to the public.

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Oklahoma born soprano Leona Mitchell will be offering a two-part Master Class at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, on May 11 and May 25, 2013, at 1:00p.m.

Born in Enid, Ms. Mitchell made her debut as Micaela in “Carmen” in 1973, and two years later made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the same role. Since then she has sung 18 seasons at the Met with a repertory including “La Boheme,” “The Magic Flute,” “Madame Butterfly,” “Aida” and many more. She earned a Grammy Award as Bess in the first complete stereo recording of “Porgy and Bess.”

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