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Opera can be like an exotic food—you don’t know how tasty it is until you try it.

The Metropolitan Library System is giving everyone a chance to take a taste of opera and prepare for Halloween at the same time with “Cimarron Opera Presents: A Grimm Affair,” three short operas adapted from tales by the Brothers Grimm.

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Seminars For College-Bound Teens To Be Held at Ralph Ellison Library

Teens who are thinking about college may want to think about a series of seminars beginning soon at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, 424-1437.

The program is called “YP13 Career Experience” and teen participants in this series of seminars will be eligible to attend a Job Fair scheduled for November 2. The seminars will meet on October 5 and on October 12, both held from 1:00-3:00 p.m.,

“YP13 Career Experience” is co-sponsored by Oklahoma Ladies for Christian Education, and the Black Chamber of Commerce.

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Fun For Kids After School at the Library

For some kids the longest hours of the day are the ones between the end of school and supper. Now that time can be filled with a variety of art projects.

“’After School at Your Library’ is a series of fun afternoon events,” said Metropolitan Library System Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams. “We’ve invited some of the best artists and art instructors in town to work with kids and teens ages 10-16 to introduce them to creating art of their own.”

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Music and Learning Go Hand In Hand at Capitol Hill Library

Learning for young children can be made easier and a lot more fun at the Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26th Street, when the Musical Mom comes to call.

“Rock and Read With the Musical Mom” is a series of programs at Capitol Hill Library on Tuesdays, October 1, November 5, and December 3 at 6:30 p.m. The sessions are designed with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families in mind.

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Murder on the Menu at Edmond Library

The staff at Edmond Library is not going in for real murder—just the fun kind.

Join them once a month for “Murder on the Menu: A Cozy Mysteries Book Club” and enjoy a brown bag lunch while discussing the latest fictitious homicidal indiscretions. Edmond Library is located at 10 S. Boulevard.

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Start Climbing Your Family Tree At Downtown Library

“You never know until you ask” is a common phrase that could easily be applied to the study of genealogy. You may not know as much about your family as you think you do until you start looking into it.

A desire to help you search for your ancestors is the driving force behind “Genealogy 101” at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, 606-3879, on Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m.

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History Book Club Looks at London As Seen From the City’s Oldest Pub

History may not be made from the barstool of a favorite pub, but it is surely discussed there—especially if that pub is the oldest continually operating one in London, England.

Find out about at the next meeting of the History Book Club at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, on Tuesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m

The book under discussion will be “Shakespeare’s Pub: A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of Its Oldest Pub – The George Inn” by Pete Brown. Presentation and discussion will be led by Dr. Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, UCO Professor of History.

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College Planning Workshops Begin At Edmond Library

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the process of selecting the right college for you, but you can wait too long.

That’s why Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, 341-9282, is partnering with Oklahoma College Assistance Program and the University of Oklahoma Writing Center to present three college planning programs in September and October. The sessions will meet on Tuesday evenings.

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College Preparation Series Begins At Belle Isle Library

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the process of selecting the right college for you.

That’s why Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, 843-9601, is partnering with Oklahoma College Assistance Program Scholarship Paths to present a two-part College Preparation Series in September. The sessions will meet on Saturdays at 3:00p.m.for teens aged 12-18 years, Topics will include learning tips for the scholarship search, completing applications, and managing your time to meet deadlines.

Noon Tunes For September and October At Downtown Library

Metropolitan Library System’s popular series of live music events at lunchtime, Noon Tunes, continues in September and October 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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