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Parent and Child Watercolors Class At Edmond Library

Looking for something imaginative and artistic you can do with your children? Edmond Library has just what you need.

Popular local artist and painting instructor Jim Pourtorkan will visit the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, to share his love of watercolors and introduce the basic skills and techniques of watercolor painting to children ages 8-12 and their parents on Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m.

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The Odds Are In Your Favor At Metro Libraries

Movie theaters will be able to stave off hunger and catch fire again when the film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” open on November 22.

Fans of the book/movie series will be able to ramp up the excitement early by attending any or all of the Metropolitan Library System’s Catching Fire events in November.

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Noon Tunes Continues at Downtown Library In November and December

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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Mask Making Workshop Offered At Edmond Library

A mask isn’t always to hide who you are. Sometimes, it enhances who you are.

Join local artist Patrick Riley at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, on Friday, November 1 for “The Art of Masks and Masks As Art,” a mask making workshop for teens and adults.

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Melody of China Brings Traditional and New Chinese Music to Metro Libraries

Hong Wang, who is the Artistic Director of the musical ensemble Melody of China, thinks that young people in the west have little knowledge of China beyond egg rolls, Jackie Chan and Kung Fu Panda and his goal is to expand their horizons.

Helping him with that goal, the Metropolitan Library System is sponsoring a series of concerts by Melody of China. The ten concerts will be presented at ten MLS locations November 3-8.

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Hispanic Day of the Dead Celebrated at Downtown Library

Dia de los Muertes—Day of the Dead—is one of the most significant Hispanic holidays, and this year it will be celebrated at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, with a three-part series of programs November 1-3.

“Dia de los Muertes, November 1, is the day in Hispanic culture when the dead are more than remembered,” said Downtown Library Manager Angela Thornton, “they are honored. We are honoring the culture with music, stories, and art crafts. It’s all free and everyone is welcome, but space is limited so please give us a call at 231-8650 to sign up.”

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Dungeons and Dragons Game Day At Southern Oaks Library

It’s hard to believe that Dungeons and Dragons, the role-playing game that sets players into a fantasy realm of mythological beasts, is 39 years old.

The game has undergone many transformations and expansions since in premiered in 1974, but if you want to learn how it is played now, or meet some players who are ready to get up a game, “Dungeons and Dragons Game Day” is just right for you. The event is being held at the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Get Ready For Star Wars Reads Day at MLS Libraries

Your Metropolitan Library System joins with Oklahoma City’s Wookies, padawans and Jedis to celebrate all things Star Wars. And reading, too.

The Second Annual Star Wars Reads Day is Saturday, October 5, and MLS has scheduled special events at five libraries.

“We really appreciate the fact that Lucasfilm recognized the importance of literacy to a well-educated community,” said MLS Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams. “We applaud their efforts to promote reading by welcoming visitors from a galaxy far, far away to our libraries.”

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October Is Teen Read Month at MLS Libraries

You might be surprised at the number of teens who like to read—for fun.

The Metropolitan Library System isn’t surprised. Libraries see everyday how many teens check out books or eBooks, and not just for school assignments.

In honor of teen reading, MLS names October Teen Read Month and schedules a variety of programming events around the system. This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown,” and teen readers will have ample opportunities to do just that.

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