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Catalog Back Up!!

Thanks to our talented IT staff and our catalog vendor we now have a working online catalog again.  There are a couple of things to know:

  1. At this time customers cannot reset their EZ password.  EZ logins and passwords will work just fine; passwords just cannot be reset for now.
  2. Any titles added by today will not show in the catalog immediately. 

 We truly appreciate your patience and deeply apologize for any inconvenience.  

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Libraries Catch the Wave of Technology with New MediaSurfers™

Libraries Catch the Wave of Technology with New MediaSurfers™

A new technology has arrived in four Metropolitan libraries. Thanks to a $132,000 grant from the Inasmuch Foundation, MediaSurfers™ are now available in the Almonte, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison and Southern Oaks Libraries.

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Reduxion Theater Takes Treasure Hunt to Metro Libraries

Go on a treasure hunt in medieval Italy and discover the wit and wisdom of Shakespeare’s leading ladies from Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado about Nothing with Reduxion Theater’s Professor Spillsby in Metro Libraries this May.

Reduxion Theater presents classic literature to children with humor and excitement. The antics of Professor Spillsby keep children laughing while the treasure hunt keeps them attentive with anticipation.

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Free Legal Advice

Free Legal Advice

Knowing the law can be intimidating for most people, and hiring a lawyer is often expensive. That’s why staff at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., planned an event like Lawyers in the Library.

We are excited to partner with the Oklahoma County Law Library and offer this service to our customers,” said Downtown Library events coordinator, Vanessa Davis. “Legal advice can be unattainable to many, so we are happy to broaden access to this valuable service.

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Midwest City Library to Close for Repairs

The Metropolitan Library System announced that the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, will close temporarily for new carpet installation and other repairs.

The library will be closed Monday, April 13, through Sunday, April 26. It will reopen Monday, April 27, at 9 a.m. with 36,000 square feet of brand new carpet.

Visit our Locations page to find alternative locations ready to serve Midwest City customers or check out digital materials, do research and more online.

 

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Celebrate Poetry Month at Metro Libraries

Pretty prose and poets mark a literary celebration in April.  National Poetry Month celebrates poets and their important place in culture with a nationwide initiative.  During this month, the Academy of American Poets sponsors a Dear Poet project,  Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30 and Poem-a-Day and more on www.poets.org. Metro Libraries are writing their own stanzas with opportunities to experience creative expression.

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Find Out about Family First Aid with Natural Oils

Find Out about Family First Aid with Natural Oils

Making allergy bombs, or diffusing lavender for stress relief? Use peppermint oil for stomach aches? Essential oil use has spiked in popularity as many people have made the choice to use natural, plant based products in place of chemical laden pharmaceuticals and medications. Inquiries about how to use essential oils and increasing book requests about alternative medicine have created an opportunity for classes at OKC libraries.

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Documentary Captures Civil Rights Movement in OKC

Documentary Captures Civil Rights Movement in OKC

During the Civil Rights Movement, national attention was focused on unrest in the Deep South and tragedies like Alabama’s Bloody Sunday. Meanwhile, Clara Luper led a group of young people in quiet protest in OKC, organizing sit-ins at lunch counters and marches all over the state from 1958-1964.

Local documentary director, Julia Clifford, captures the OKC connection to civil rights progress in her documentary, Children of the Civil Rights. The film will be shown at three libraries in early April.

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Old World Exercise Reduces New World Stress

Life can be a stressful balancing act. Get the strength and skills for better balance and stress reduction with Tai Chi at your local library.

Tai Chi, a centuries-old Chinese martial art, combines graceful, focused movements with deep breathing to provide low impact, stress taming exercise for people in all levels of fitness.

Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller, offers a series of sessions Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning April 2 through May 7.

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