LIBRARY LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Due to construction, the Southern Oaks Library is providing curbside services only until further notice.

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are in the “Curbside Plus” stage. In this stage, ready holds will be delivered curbside. Customers can come into a library to use a computer or to print/copy/fax/scan. Masks are required.  Click here for more information.

All libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will remain closed through Friday, Nov. 27. We will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Teen and Young Adult

Teen Blog Entries

Crazy 8's Math Club

Edmond Library recently started hosting sessions of the Crazy 8's Math Club, and it's been a huge success! Watch Ryn Lewis, Teen Librarian, at the Edmond Library talk with reporter Shelby Love of Fox 25 about the class.

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Geek Con

Are you a Star Wars fan? Harry Potter fan? Comic book fan? Pokemon fan? LIBRARY fan?

If you answered yes to everything above (and even more not mentioned) join us for the Downtown Library’s 2nd GEEK Con! Escape rooms, crafts, mini-panels, Cosplay fashion show, face painting and more...

Anyone Can Wear the Mask

If you get the chance to see “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” before it leaves the theaters, take it!  I saw it with my grand-nephew last year and we both loved it.  Seeing Miles Morales, a biracial teen donning the mantle of Spider-Man was pretty amazing to my nephew who is also bira...

Upcoming Events

Fall Festival Take Home Kit: Macramé Plant Hanger

All Day11/28 - 11/30
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Event Description:
Welcome to our Fall Festival: Passport to Imagination! This year, we may not be able to travel as freely as we usually do, but that doesn't mean we can't still travel in spirit! Let's explore the world of plants and gardening. A DIY planter to ...

Steppin Into Shape

November 28, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Zoom (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Let’s get healthy with fitness and fun. View via ZOOM in the comfort of your home either alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba or partner swing steps. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a n...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Slime Time! Take Home Kits

All Day11/29 - 12/5
Del City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: All-Purpose Room B (Del City)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Register today for supplies make your own batch of slime! Supplies will be available for curbside pick up at Del City Library beginning 11/29/2020....

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

Teen Take Home Kit: Calligraphy Holiday Greeting Card

All Day11/30 - 12/13
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
This week's take home kit, Teens ages 10-18 can learn basic calligraphy and create a holiday greeting card. all supplies are included. Kits are first come, first serve....

StoryStash: Teen Book Boxes

11/30 @ 10:00am
to
12/18 @ 6:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
For any teen that loves books, or any teen that maybe needs a little help loving books, our Teen Book Boxes are for you! Simply register and answer a few questions about yourself, and we'll select a book for you! We pick out a new book from 2020 ...

Teen Led RPG

November 30, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Zoom (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies, Film & Movies
Event Description:
Are you a book-a-holic? If so, then look no further! Come meet new friends, read new books, and enjoy thought-provoking, teen-led discussions at your neighborhood library. This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens a...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Collections

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for Teens. Audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Teen Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for teens and young adults from Overdrive.

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Databases

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Book Collection Nonfiction: High School

Contains abstracts and the full text of nonfiction books about careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School

Contains abstracts and the full text of nonfiction books about careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

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Britannica Library Young Adults

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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Britannica Online Reference Center

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed for older students and adults.

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Career Cruising

Designed to help students assess their skills, develop a career plan and explore career and college options.

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College Blue Book

The College Blue Book is a guide to thousands of 2-and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada with detailed descriptions, including a listing of degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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CultureGrams

Contains state and country profiles, graphs and tables, photos, biographical articles, and unique information like recipes from around the world. There is a version of this database just for kids and a version for everyone else.

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Cypress Resume

Create professional resumes, cover letters and reference lists in minutes by simply entering basic information about yourself.

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Explora for Secondary School Student Research

This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides full-text coverage of many topics via magazines, newspapers, reference books, eBooks, biographies, radio and tv news transcripts, primary source documents, maps, images, and more. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

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Federal Student Aid

Students planning to attend college or career school can learn about and apply for grants, loans and work-study funds.

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HelpNow

HelpNow is a homework help and skills building service that offers live online tutoring for elementary through high school students. HelpNow also offers a writing lab, practice tests, skills building lessons, a flashcard generator, and virtual study rooms. Tutoría en línea en español y mucho mas gratis.

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library contains study guides and practice tests to help you prepare for career- and school-related tests (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX-RN, etc), job and career resources to help you search for a job, write a resume, and guide you through the interview process, and self-paced tutorials for computer and internet basics as well as for popular software like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows and Mac operating systems.

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MAS Complete - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Complete - School Edition contains the full text of hundreds of popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more.

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Middle Search Plus

Designed specifically for middle school students, Middle Search Plus contains the full text of a variety of popular middle school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books.

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National Geographic Kids

Designed for 6-14 year olds, this database includes digital copies of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, and books and images about animals, environment, history, peoples and cultures, places, science, and technology.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Provides suggested reads across many genres (for ages 0-Teen) based on previous reads or based on a title, author or series. It also contains a breakdown of Dewey Decimal sections, Grab and Go Book Lists for K-8 students that suggests books to read about a particular topic (e.g. bullying, World War I) and book discussion guides to use with a book group.

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Oklahoma Driving Practice Tests

Take practice tests for obtaining a driving permit, a motorcycle license or a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Oklahoma, get access the official driver's manual for each license, and search an FAQ with answers to over 100 questions about an Oklahoma driver's license.

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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans (37th ed.)

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.

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SIRS Discoverer

This general reference database for elementary and middle school students provides full-text coverage of newspapers, reference books, nonfiction books, magazines, and web resources. It also contains maps, images, country facts, classroom activities, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

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SIRS Issues Researcher

This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides coverage of hundreds of topics through full-text coverage of newspapers, reference books, government documents, primary sources, magazines, and web resources. It also contains biographies, maps, images, timelines, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

Formerly known as SIRS Knowledge Source

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SkillSurfer Learning Library

Visit the SkillSurfer Learning Library to read lessons, watch videos, and take practice tests on a variety of subjects. Get ready to apply for college, brush up on Microsoft Office skills, learn about different careers, and study for the GED, SAT, ACT, AP, CLEP, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, Praxis, or TOEFL.

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TOPICsearch

Designed for students in grades 5-12, this database explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It has full-text coverage of thousands of international newspapers, magazines, public opinion polls, pamphlets, biographies, book reviews, and more

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World Almanac for Kids

Expanding upon the print version of The World Almanac for Kids, this database covers a number of subject areas that students can search or browse in order to develop online research skills while using a trusted source. It also contains homework help tips, science diagrams and examples of science projects.

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World News Digest

This database includes news articles, videos, editorials, and infographics on today's biggest issues and current events to help you get an objective look at the news. It provides overviews and background information on historical events going back to 1940 as well as context and factual perspectives on events happening today.

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