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  • Posted on: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Ok2Explore is a free searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma. Included is limited information on births occurring more than 20 years ago and deaths occurring more than 5 years ago. You may search the index using any combination of the subject’s name, date of event (birth or death), county of event, and sex.

  • Posted on: Monday, December 05, 2016

    The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

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    Posted on: Thursday, September 07, 2017

    Our members frequently donate books, magazines, and other materials to the library. It’s often fun to go through these donations, as there are sometimes unusual treasures to be found. Recently, we received a box containing, among other things, four special collector’s editions of Oklahoma Today magazine from 1979. I’ve written a few articles for Oklahoma Today, so I was curious to see what the magazine was like before I was even born.

  • info Magazine - November 2016
    Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2016

    Each month at Metro Library is special, but it seems that November is packed full of great events and programs for which everyone can be thankful. And speaking of thankful, keep in mind that all Metro Libraries will be closed on November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday with your family and the whole month with ours.

  • Posted on: Monday, October 10, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY – In 1996, Bethany astronaut Shannon Lucid launched into space for a six month stay on Russia’s Mir Space Station traveling a distance of over 75 million miles. On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., visitors will have the chance to talk with Dr. Lucid at the Bethany Library about astronaut career and life.

  • info Magazine - October 2016
    Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2016

    The month of October has been designated Teen Read Month in celebration of some of our favorite library members. Drawing from a national initiative to get teens to read more, we’ve created a special teen reading program designed to engage and reward teen readers with fun activities and cool digital badges for logging their reading time.

    We’ve also got a full slate of programs to inspire and entertain teens. In addition to science programs involving robotics and experimentation there are craft programs for knitting and creating cosplay gear. For active teens there are several Halloween-themed programs like Plants vs. Zombies, a simulated Zombie Apocalypse, and a sugar skull craft. We’ve also got some great workshops on developing life skills teens won’t want to miss—Navigating Financial Aid, Professionalism for Teens, and Welcome to the Real World. See our events calendar in this issue or search online at metrolibrary.org to find all the exciting programs on offer.

  • Bison
    Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Oklahoma's a baby among states but she’s already produced a diverse group of outsized personalities. Librarian Chris has the rundown on his favorites.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Your library system has a virtually limitless number of resources, materials and tools under its belt to build and maintain strong, independent minds. No longer bound by the concrete and framework of your local branch, the library’s services reach well beyond its walls to the communities it serves and your library card is your key to access it all.

  • info Magazine - August 2016 masthead
    Posted on: Monday, August 01, 2016

    Learn more about why Librarians wear cardigans, discover five lessons from books to get ready for school and more about YA Fiction.  Plus find out when all of your favorite programs will be happening at your local library!  All included in this month's info Magazine!

  • info Magazine - July 2016
    Posted on: Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Ah, summer – the highly anticipated season of freedom from responsibility.  Hectic day schedules are set aside to master new skills. The best form for cannonball splashes?  You’re practically an expert already.  The intricacies of mixing flavors for the perfect snow cone?  Yeah, you’ve got that covered too.  Easy stuff.  But as laziness fully sets in with the realization that an entire month of your vacation time still lies ahead of you, remember in these fleeting days of midsummer relaxation that there is something much more frightening to contend with in August than the giant mosquitos at Grandad’s house…the dreaded Summer Slide, or the tendency to forget everything you’ve learned during the previous school year.

    Our Summer Reading program has everything you need to keep your brain tuned up while you continue your adventures for a few more weeks.  Entire families have the opportunity to participate. Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.  Teens can prepare for the higher levels of literacy needed for college education and future employment.  Even adults can challenge themselves with new goals to improve their brainpower and wellbeing.  The knowledge you gain should be rewarding enough, but your library has plenty of other incentives to sweeten the deal.  Readers completing each goal can win fine waivers, books and more. Each week, participate in activities to win drawing prizes. Complete Goals 1 and 2 and be eligible to win larger drawing prizes such as tablets and eReaders.

    Free books, free knowledge, free prizes, free free free!  What’s not to love about that?  Celebrate your freedom this month at the freest place of all, your library.

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