Cultural Enrichment


Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward All

As I begin writing this blog post, we’ve just had our first snow of winter. On November 12. And despite the fact that I am staunchly Team No-Christmas-decorations-before-Thanksgiving, the weather has me thinking of the winter holidays. 

When you’re born six days befo...


Positive Tomorrows

March 31, 2020
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Children's Program Room (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences, Games & Gaming, Storytimes
Event Description:
Weekly Positive Tomorrows school visit ...

FAM (Fandom Anime and Manga) Club

March 31, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
FAM stands for Fandom, Anime and Manga (plus more!). If you come to this monthly club you might make a kawaii craft, play board games, write fan fiction, perfect your cosplay, hunt for Pokemon, make a light saber, watch shows together, or discuss yo...

Interactive History: Medieval Tech in the Making

April 1, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Meeting Room (Choctaw)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Science & STEAM
Event Description:
Catapult your way back into the Middle Ages! Join us as we learn about and explore just a few of the many inventions that shaped medieval technology, and as we engage with history through interactive arts, crafts, and activities. ...

Principles of Permaculture

April 2, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Del City)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community & Civics, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us for a Earth Day 2020 program as Kathleen Huffman Landscape Designer and owner of The Repurposed Okie and The Repurposed Acre talks about the Principles of Permaculture. This course is a beginner’s guide to the main tenants of Permacul...

Quilting Club

April 3, 2020
11:00am - 3:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Do you enjoy quilting? Would you like to connect with other area quilters? The Ralph Ellison Library’s quilting club meets Mondays and Fridays from 11AM to 3PM. All levels welcome. ...

Chasing James Concert

April 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Meeting Room ABC (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Family Programs, Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:
Join us for a family-friendly concert by local band Chasing James! Lisa and Laura will lead the group in fun songs for kids of all ages. ...
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A to Z Maps Online

Provides access to over 100,000 various types of maps for the U.S., world countries and continents. A to Z Maps Online contains a large number of specialized maps like antique maps, bathymetric and fishing maps, climate change maps, environmental maps, geography and geology maps, Holy Land maps, tree and bird distribution maps, and more. It also contains flags from world countries and international organizations.

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A to Z the USA

This database contains state, county and city information for all U.S. states and territories. It lists facts and statistics about arts and culture, climate and weather, demographics, flags and seals, government and politics, history, maps, photos, and more.

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A to Z World Travel

Contains travel guides for over 200 world cities. Each guide contains helpful information about a particular city's food and restaurants, climate and weather, embassies/consulates, health and medical services, travel essentials, money and banking, electrical and telecommunication requirements, and more.

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Bibliography of Native North Americans

Contains citations to books, journal articles, magazines, newspapers, and U.S. and Canadian government documents (with coverage going back to the seventeenth century) about the culture, history and life of native peoples of North America.

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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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Film Scripts Online

The Film Scripts Online Series contains over 1,100 scripts and makes available, for the first time, accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Now film lovers and scholars can compare the writer’s vision with the producer’s and director’s interpretations from page to screen.

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Metro Library Podcast

Offering Oklahoma-themed podcasts celebrating Oklahoma arts, culture and history as well as the lives of influential Oklahomans today, the Metro Library Podcast is produced by the Special Collections of the Metropolitan Library System.

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Open Culture

Open Culture has high-quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. 1000s of audiobooks, online courses, certificates/MOOCs, movies, language lessons, eBooks and other enriching content available for free to you anytime!

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