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  • Making History
    Posted on: Friday, March 30, 2018

    Although I have a history degree and call myself a feminist, Women's History class was the hardest for me. Why? Because I thought our history could be summed up in one sentence: Women's lives sucked until the passage of the 19th amendment and then it got a little less sucky. But, was I wrong! I've since discovered countless stories of incredible women. Did you know one of the best WWII snipers was a Russian woman? Or realize a large female spy network was active in France during the war?

  • typewriter, glasses, paper
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Are you interested in becoming a published author? The Metropolitan Library System is proud to announce that submissions are open for our second annual Literary Magazine. This year we will accept submissions for short story, poetry, and non-fiction essay. All ages are encouraged to participate in this inclusive literary publication.

  • hoopla image - man in a short suit listening to an audiobook in the park
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    If you like to listen to audio books, try Metropolitan Library System’s hoopla Digital, where there is never any waiting for the book you choose. You can download 6 items per month, ending on the last day of the month and resetting on the first of each month. All you need is your library card number, and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet, and you can keep them for 3 weeks. I downloaded them using the hoopla app on my android phone. If you don’t have a particular title or author in mind, try browsing some of the fun categories such as “happier family road trips,” “best of hoopla 2017,” or “celebrity readers.”

  • Gandolf the Grey lego
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    It was recently announced that there will be a prequel TV series for the Lord of the Rings. Some people are saying that this is going to be the next cult TV sensation. We all know that Tolkien helped pioneer the fantasy genre, but when it comes to TV, Game of Thrones is the original. With the final season airing in 2019 and then spin-off series already in the works, it is highly unlikely anyone can compete with the juggernaut that is Game of Thrones. What do you think? Is the Lord of the Rings fandom big enough to make the new series an instant success or do you think that Game of Thrones is unstoppable? No matter which side you fall on, we all have a long wait before either show puts out new content.

  • girl in yellow coat reading an hoopla ebook
    Posted on: Friday, January 05, 2018

    Have you heard the hubbub about hoopla? One of the newest additions to the Metropolitan Library System family, hoopla is your one-stop-shop for everything digital! From audiobooks to movies, hoopla has it all, and you get six free downloads each month, thanks to your library card.

    Not sure where to start? Check out some of these popular eBooks, and explore all that hoopla has to offer.

  • individual reading a book in a park
    Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Practically all my life, I’ve carried a book with me at all times. I read everywhere. I scoff at people who say they “don’t have time to read.” Oh yeah? What do you do in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, in line at the supermarket, on breaks at work, and at stoplights? For the true reader, there is ALWAYS time to read.

  • Golden Globes yard signs
    Posted on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    The Golden Globe nominations are out, and the winners will be announced January 7th. As usual, there are many literary adaptations for us to explore, beginning with two films in the “best motion picture” categories.

  • National Book Award Winner sticker
    Posted on: Friday, December 08, 2017

    The National Book Awards were announced November 14, and the winners are-----

  • Posted on: Wednesday, February 01, 2017
  • stack of books
    Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2016

    Who doesn't love a Top 10 list at year's end? Here are the Top 10 print and digital titles you checked out this year, the Top 10 songs you downloaded using Freegal, and the Top 10 magazines you read using Zinio.

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