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Libraries Celebrate Poetry Month

The earliest known lines of poetry were found on a cuneiform tablet thought to be over 4,000 years old. The first verse, “Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly if your beauty honeysweet,” tells a love story common in poetry.

April is National Poetry Month and Metro Libraries are eager to showcase all the rhythm and rhapsody in celebration. Open mic poetry readings, an afternoon with poet laureates, and a dash of art mixed in make up the special events planned to celebrate Poetry Month.

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The New Bethany Library

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Northwest Library Receives Mayor’s Award from OKC Beautiful

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The Northwest Library, part of the Metropolitan Library System, was built with sustainability in mind while not shortchanging aesthetics. Opening in 2012, this Oklahoma-prairie-themed library was selected for the Mayor’s Award in OKC Beautiful’s Distinguished Service Awards. Regional Director, Rachel Kopchick, and Executive Director of the Metropolitan Library System, Tim Rogers, will attend the award luncheon March 23 to accept this honor.

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News Advisory Metro Libraries to Close for Holidays

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All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will be closed Sunday, Mar. 27 in observance of Easter. Regular service hours resume Monday, Mar. 28.

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Teen Writing Contest Finalists

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Thank you for all the great entries in our first Teen Writing Contest! We received 190 submissions and our panel of judges have selected the finalists in each category. They are listed below in no particular order. The winners will be announced at the Downtown OKC Literary Festival, April 15-16, 2016. Thank you for all your exceptional work, and congratulations to our finalists!

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Learn to Play D & D at the Library

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Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy game powered by imagination that has been around for 42 years, despite controversy and labeling. The possibilities are endless and each game changes depending on the ‘dungeon master,’ who is the storyteller for the game.  Teens who like to play, or want to try it out for the first time, can head to the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Award Winning Journalist Sebastian Junger Storms Literary Voices 2016

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The perfect storm is forecast in Oklahoma City in April. The Library Endowment Trust welcomes Sebastian Junger to the 2016 Literary Voices™ dinner Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

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