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  • Father and son
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Librarian Sheldon gives a shout out to all the hard-working dads out there and has some great recommendations for books about fatherhood. From the comical to the tragic to the heroic, we'll have the book that's right for you this Father's Day.

  • Traditional Mexican dancer
    Posted on: Thursday, May 05, 2016

    If there is ever a day to enjoy copious amounts of Mexican food, it’s today, Cinco de Mayo. I personally enjoy a good street taco regardless of the day. In fact, to paraphrase Dr. Seuss, “I could eat them in the dark or in a box with a fox.”

  • Cupid
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    We heart you, and we have many ways to show it. Take advantage of our affections at one of these special Valentine’s Day events.

  • Faded roses
    Posted on: Thursday, February 04, 2016

    So it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re single. Well the good news is, you’re not alone. I mean, technically you are but you know what I mean. Lots of people find themselves single on Valentine’s Day. Some people just prefer it that way. Some think the commercialism of the whole thing has gotten too ridiculous. Whatever your reason may be, if you’re having your own personal Anti-Valentine’s Day party this year then we suggest you bring a good book. And here are a few from this month’s virtual book display.

  • Groundhog
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 02, 2016

    Punxsutawney Phil awoke this morning to a chilly 22 degree temperature - but no shadow. That means spring is coming early this year! To commemorate this furry harbinger of a bright future, cataloging tech Margo has some movie recommendations for you from the library's DVD collection!

  • Martin Luther King, Jr
    Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2016

    Today we join in celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. Whether you're taking part in the Silent March, performing a service or other local activities today, check out some of these library resources to learn more about the man behind the holiday.

  • Martin Luther King, JR. Image News Advisory - Libraries Close for Holiday
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular service hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  • Books stacked in the shape of a tree
    Posted on: Monday, December 21, 2015

    Christmas is literally right around the corner. Are you prepared? Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Well, we have got the materials for you. When people think of Christmas, they usually think of A Christmas Story or  the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Well, you won’t find that on this virtual display. We’ve rounded up the most unconventional Christmas tales and movies just for you!  

  • Sheet music
    Posted on: Wednesday, December 09, 2015

    The holiday season can be a very unpleasant one. Parties with irritating co-workers, weekends with relatives you have already blocked on Facebook, ugly sweaters, and an ever increasing shopping list on an ever diminishing budget can really put a damper in a supposedly joyful time of year. To make matters worse, most seasonal radio stations keep the same tired handful of tunes on repeat for over a month. Check out some of our featured music below, and actually enjoy your holidays!

  • Old-fashioned Christmas
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to recapture some of the magic of Christmas that we experienced as children?  Back then, I kept a very close eye on the December calendar page, frequently counting the number of days until Christmas.  It certainly wasn’t because I expected loads of gifts, but the whole experience seemed magical to me. Probably each one of you has a memorable story or two about Christmas when you were a child.  To help you feel more like a kid at Christmas, why not warm up a bowl of soup and enjoy some more real Christmas stories and some Christmas fiction. Your Metropolitan Library friends wish you some very merry Christmas reads this holiday season.

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