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    Posted on: Monday, October 23, 2017

    As the Cold War simmered on, the world’s two great powers–the democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union–continued to find ways to antagonize one another. From setting up puppet regimes and engaging in proxy wars to practicing espionage and disseminating propaganda, both nations desperately sought to gain any sort of an edge in the pursuit of dominance.

  • 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.

  • Edgar Mitchell
    Posted on: Saturday, February 06, 2016

    Edgar D. Mitchell left the Earth for the last time on February 4, 2016. Mitchell was an American astronaut who was best known as a member of the Apollo 14 space mission.  Along with veteran astronaut Alan Shepard, he explored the surface of the moon and is credited with saving the success of Apollo 14 when he repaired a malfunctioning switch on the lunar module. Our space afficionado, Librarian Tim Fisher, has a touching tribute and ideas for further exploration at the library.

  • view of saturn from one of its moons
    Posted on: Friday, September 25, 2015

    Another book, another planet! Let Choctaw Library manager Todd Podzemny guide you on a literary  tour of our local neighborhood: the solar system as he shares his favorite works of science fiction that have taken place on each planet (or, well, celestial object).

  • Posted on: Monday, August 17, 2015

    Have you ever looked up at the evening sky and wondered at the beauty of the stars and planets?  Have you wanted to become familiar with the names of the stars and the movement of the heavenly bodies?

  • Man on the Moon
    Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2015

    It was "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" and it changed the world forever. Relive the excitement and glory of this crowning achievement of the Space Age as Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 fly to the moon.

  • new horizons spacecraft
    Posted on: Friday, July 10, 2015

    Are we there yet? The New Horizons spacecraft is days away from concluding its 9 year, nearly 3 billion mile-long trip to Pluto where it will take the best images and most accurate observations of Pluto ever. If you can rememberthe not too distant past, you'll recall that Pluto's demotion from planethood generated quite an uproar, especially among America's school children. Read on to learn more about this cosmic dustup.

  • Beyond the Infinite:  Resources to Fight Your Space and Interstellar Withdrawal
    Posted on: Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Space travel and exploration have been making waves in the media the past few weeks.  The Rosetta Space Probe, Philae, recently completed its 10 year mission to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  The European Space Agency is the first to accomplish this feat and hopes to complete the most detailed study of a comet to date.  This probe will study the nucleus of the comet and record the changes that occur as the comet passes by the sun.  

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