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The Village Library parking lot is currently under construction. The library is open for business and curbside pickup is available all day.

The Ralph Ellison Library is open reduced hours for Grab & Go service! We are open Mon-Sat from 9a-5p and Sun 1p-6p.

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Expand Your Horizons

Learn a new language with online Mango, read about the perfect local restaurant with our travel guides, or attend a performance from artists representing different cultures and forms.  Your Library is your key to exploring the world whether you are traveling there or enjoying it here.

Blogs

5 Ways to Become a Joy Harjo Superfan

by Victoria, Marketing and Communications

There is absolutely no question that Joy Harjo has captured our attention. Everything from the gracefully raw way that she leads our literary senses as the U.S. Poet Laureate to how she teaches us about real history and the historical experience...

Events

Library Branch: Wright Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Wright)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Drawing on the ceramic works of Hiram Constantino and Renata Petersen, this kit includes clay and paint. Kids are encouraged to make objects that recall their home or town. Don't limit your imagination—flowers, electronics, trash, food, buildings-cre...

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It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Kit: Breve Historia del Tiempo Car

12/1 @ 9:00am
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12/23 @ 6:00pm
Harrah Library
Library Branch: Harrah Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Harrah)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Have you seen the Breve Historia del Tiempo sculpture outside of Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center? The all-black Plymouth Duster, suspended above a pool of water is the work of Mexican conceptual artist Gonzalo Lebrija. This kit lets kids decora...

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Kit: Create Your Own Clay Sculptures

12/1 @ 9:00am
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12/23 @ 6:00pm
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Jones)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Drawing on the ceramic works of Hiram Constantino and Renata Petersen, this kit includes clay and paint. Kids are encouraged to make objects that recall their home or town. Don't limit your imagination—flowers, electronics, trash, food, buildings-cre...

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Kit: Breve Historia del Tiempo Car

12/1 @ 9:00am
to
12/23 @ 6:00pm
Luther Library
Library Branch: Luther Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Luther)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Have you seen the Breve Historia del Tiempo sculpture outside of Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center? The all-black Plymouth Duster, suspended above a pool of water is the work of Mexican conceptual artist Gonzalo Lebrija. This kit lets kids decora...

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Kit: Create Your Own Clay Sculptures

12/1 @ 9:00am
to
12/23 @ 6:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Drawing on the ceramic works of Hiram Constantino and Renata Petersen, this kit includes clay and paint. Kids are encouraged to make objects that recall their home or town. Don't limit your imagination—flowers, electronics, trash, food, buildings-cre...

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Kit: Create Your Own Clay Sculptures

12/1 @ 9:00am
to
12/15 @ 9:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Del City)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Ages 6-12 Drawing on the ceramic works of Hiram Constantino and Renata Petersen, this kit includes clay and paint. Kids are encouraged to make objects that recall their home or town. Don't limit your imagination—flowers, electronics, trash, food, ...
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Databases

A B C E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W

A to Z Food America

This resource contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes - including food culture articles - as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients sections. This is the largest food database of its kind focused solely on diverse American cuisine. 

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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 Food

This resource contains 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making this the largest food database of its kind. 

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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 Indigenous Peoples in North America

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 indigenous peoples in North America.

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Collections

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Grass Roots Press - Hoopla

Grass Roots Press is a niche publisher, specializing in resources for adults with limited literacy skills. They have an international reputation for publishing high-quality materials for adult basic education and English language learners. This collection can be accessed through Metro's subscription to Hoopla digital. It can be found independently by searching for "Grass Roots Press" in the publisher field using the Advanced Search function. 

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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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