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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

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Take Home Kit: Black History Month Knowledge Quizzes

All Day 2/1 - 2/29
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community & Civics, Continuing Education, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Go on a quest for knowledge with Ralph Ellison's annual trivia quiz! The quizzes are take-home kits, so there's plenty of time to test your knowledge. You will get the questions and the answers along with a prize. You can use any resources (books, in...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Fan Fiction/ Fan Art Contest 2024

All Day 2/1 - 3/8
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Onsite (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
The Southern Oaks Library Fan Fiction and Fan Art contest was founded by John Hilbert. In dedication to John's work, the contest continues to recognize the remarkable talents of people in our community. February 1, 2024 is the first day to submit ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Children Reading to Dogs

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Children's Area (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Family Programs, Reading Help
Event Description:
Join us after school for a chance to read to a loving therapy dog! Our sweet furry friends like nothing more than to listen to children read books. Check in anytime between 3:30 - 5:00 pm for an opportunity to read or just pet your furry friend. The ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Globetrotters! Activities Around the World

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Meeting Room (Choctaw)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Come along with us as we visit different countries and cultures through arts and crafts! Trot the globe from Egypt, the Galapagos Islands, and more. This month, we're exploring New Zealand! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

BIPOC Book Club: Daughters of the New Year

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Capitol Hill Library
Registration
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Meeting Room 1 (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading, Community & Civics, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:

Calling all readers! Looking to build community and challenge yourself to discover new, exciting tales? If so, then look no further! Come meet new friends, read new books, and enjoy lively conversation at your neighborhood library.

Join our BIPOC Book Club to read fiction and non-fiction titles by Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. In recognition of the Lunar New Year, we be discussing E. M. Tran's debut novel - "Daughters of the New Year." Participants ...

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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 in the "Adults" group.

U.S. Citizenship Classes

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Zoom (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Event Description:
Learn the basics of becoming a U.S. Citizen! The Southern Oaks Public Library is partnering with Community Literary Centers to provide free weekly classes that explore the steps of the naturalization process. Tutors will be available to teach English...
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Databases

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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 section. 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. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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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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