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March is Teen Tech Month and MLS libraries are inviting teens to create with technology.

March is Teen Tech Month and MLS libraries are inviting teens to create with technology.

Teen Tech Month is an American Library Association initiative to provide job skills to young adults and teens through library resources. This year’s theme, “Libraries are for making,” comes from the maker space trend. Libraries have long been considered places to create and continue to offer that opportunity. Access to advanced technology provides more options for creating.

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Smithsonian Sports Exhibit Inspires at the Ralph Ellison Library

Smithsonian Sports Exhibit Inspires at the Ralph Ellison Library

Friday Night Lights! The crack of the bat! The spray of the turf! The swoosh of the net! The electric energy of the crowd! Sports are an integral part of the American experience. Celebrate the love of sports at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd St., March 4 through April 15.

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Ralph Ellison Library to Close March 3 to Prepare for Smithsonian Exhibit

The Ralph Ellison Library will close from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 for the installation of the Smithsonian Exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.”  The exhibit will be on display to the public March 4 through April 15 with a grand opening reception on Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.

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Social Security Programs Explained

When most people think about Social Security, they think of a program that takes care of grandpa and grandma after retirement. What many don’t know is that there are many Social Security programs available to help with different situations for people of all ages.

Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, is hosting a Social Security Programs information meeting Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. to make understanding the benefit programs easier.

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Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! Book Discussion Series

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! Book Discussion Series

The newest series of Let’s Talk about It, Oklahoma at the Belle Isle Library is focused on Coming of Age in America. Join the discussion at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on the last Saturday of each month from February 27 through May 30 at 2 P.M.

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Music, Movies and Books Oh My!

Friends of the Metropolitan Library System present the 36th Annual Friends Booksale, February 21-22 in the Oklahoma Expo Hall at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. Book bargains abound from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and for the first time, credit and debit cards will be accepted for purchases over $20, in addition to checks and cash.

 

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Meet Community Leaders at the Midwest City Library

An easy way to get involved in the community is to have face-to-face conversations with policy makers. Midwest City Library is providing a time and place for citizens to chat with community leaders.

Meet and mingle with state, county, city and school officials at the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, on Tuesday, February 17 at 5 P.M.  Tim Rogers, new Executive Director of the Metropolitan Library System, will be among the community leaders attending.

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Black History & Genealogy at the Ralph Ellison Library

The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band have a rich genealogical history, and a heritage they have had to fight for. Join the them at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd St., and learn more about this heritage during a Black History Month Celebration Genealogy Workshop.

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