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Cultural Enrichment

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

Take Home Kit - National Poetry Month

4/1 @ 9:00am
to
4/30 @ 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Description:
April is National Poetry Month! Stop by the Downtown Library pick up your personal poetry kit. When you have finished your poetry, bring your best poem back to the library so we can hang it up in the Children's Department! Kits are limited to on...
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community & Civics, Cultural Experiences, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
Throughout 2021, Black History Month and Beyond, Ralph Ellison Library is providing a unique visual opportunity by visiting former locations of Black establishments. This experience offers individuals components of unfamiliar historical sites and fo...

All Ages: Paint a Ramadan Mobile

4/5 @ 9:00am
to
4/18 @ 5:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Celebrate Ramadan by creating a moon and star mobile. Register to get a kit that will include paint and a template to create your very own mobile. Celebrate and learn more about this cultured holiday. The Kit contains paint, yarn, and a template to c...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Spoticus Around the World Take Home Kit

All Day4/12 - 4/17
Capitol Hill Library
Registration
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences, Games & Gaming, Reading Help
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Spoticus is traveling around the world this year. Each month he will be visiting a new country but he needs your help. Solve the puzzles using familiar sight words and complete the craft inside to learn about each new place. This is a great activi...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

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

Star Trek® First Contact (Astronomy in April)

4/14 @ 9:00am
to
4/17 @ 6:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Calling all Trekkies and Sci Fi fans!  We will be celebrating the fictional holiday of First Contact from the Star Trek series this month.  What's First Contact day some of you ask?  First Contact was the first time that humans on Eart...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

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

Online D&D

April 14, 2021
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Harrah Library
Library Branch: Harrah Library
Room: Zoom (Harrah)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies, Games & Gaming
Event Description:
Have you ever wanted to join up with a group to go on quests and solve the problems of world not your own? Join us Wednesdays as we explore new worlds, fight ferocious beasts, and complete quests for treasure, glory, and more! This program is open to...

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.

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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 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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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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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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Collections

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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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