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Red Can Appear Blue

Red and blue wall

How can the lyrics from a song change your life? Circ clerk Reagan received inspiration from a Bikini Kill song and set out on a journey of self-discovery. Found out how books can lead to self-discovery and lifelong happiness through her thought-provoking suggestions.

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Refresh Your Diet for Springtime

Green smoothie

Feeling tired and run-down? You may be due for a diet checkup, What better time than the season of renewal to bring awareness to our eating habits and eating lifestyle. Librarian Ngoc has found some library books with healthy approaches to make tasty treats.

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Things that Make You Go, Wait, What?

Librarian Kassy reads a lot of Young Adult books—a lot—which is why this year’s Prinz award winner, Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, surprised and perplexed her. Bone Gap employs magical realism, which is rare in young adult fiction, so she embarked on a journey of discovery about the genre. Find out what she learned and her suggestions for reading inside.

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Gal Pals

Best friends

Real friendship can be hard to capture in fiction, but a few authors have managed to pull it off. In honor of Women’s History Month, Librarian Tracy celebrates the power of "gal pals" in some of her favorite books. So dive right in to the following literary works which succeed in expressing close bonds among women.

 

 

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Read It Again, Sam

Old book shelf

There are people in this world who can re-read their favorite books a number of times without getting tired of them. There are also people who almost never read the same book twice, no matter how much they enjoyed it the first time. I am one of the latter. For me, the book covers are always greener on the other side of the book shelves. Lately, however, I have been thinking back over the years about books that were impressive enough that I still remember them quite well.

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Our City, Our Collection

Hans Hofmann Provincetown Number One

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art celebrates their extraordinary collection of some of the world’s most significant artists March 12 through August 28. In collaboration with our Museum of Art neighbor, we have curated a companion reading list from our collection. Check out these titles to enhance your museum experience and learn more about the artists, forms of art and some of the Oklahoma connections that create a legacy in our city. Visit your local Metro Library for a special offer bookmark!

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The Universe Next Door - Presidential Edition

Scifi Eye

Election season is in full swing, and as depressing as ever. All the candidates are horrible garbage people except maybe the one you’re voting for, and even they’re probably just the best of a bad bunch. Maybe that’s what we get when we insist that all our candidates be natural-born Americans and non-fictional. After all, there’s a whole universe full of imaginary rulers out there with proven political skills, and I’m sure one of them would be willing to serve as President for a term or two. Let’s meet our candidates.

 

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History: A Comedy of Errors

Atlas and reading glasses

The study of history is an important practice that allows us a better understanding of where we’ve been and, subsequently, where we’re going. Librarian Chris has found a handful of books full of stories, some notorious, some not so familiar, but all of them intriguing, loaded with compelling anecdotes, cautionary tales and enduring truths that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.

 

 

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A Visit to Ireland

Irish farmhouse

The enchanted isle of Ireland has given the world more than its fair share of gifted artists, authors, and musicians. From U2 to Van Morrison, James Joyce to Oscar Wilde, and Liam Neeson to Colin Farrel, it can seem like there are more talented and creative Irish men and women than there are drops of water in the river Shannon. And since it every American’s favorite Irish holiday is coming up, it seems the most fitting time to celebrate the Irish with a selection of books, music, and movies in this month’s virtual book display.

 

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He Who Laughs Last Laughs the Laughiest

Three girls

The Young Adult Lit world lost a shining star this month with the death of Louise Rennison, author of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. Her laugh-out-loud stories of boy-crazy British teen Georgia and adventures with her Ace Gang are considered modern day classics. Her first novel, Angus,Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging was adapted into a movie in 2008. In honor of this unapologetic, funny lady and her quirky heroine Librarian Anna brings you a list of books set in her home country of England. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy these great reads. Cheers!

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