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Recent History Suggests…

Battle of Agincourt

Even though the arrow of time travels in only one direction, our vision often improves the further away we are from the events of our past. Librarian Chris has put together a great list of new arrivals to the history collection that provide revealing new looks into the past. 

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EU Referendum Results Are In! The UK Exits

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Trying to make sense of the "Brexit" vote? Wonder how the momentous shift in European politics will affect the United States? Or are you excited at the possibility of a reduction corgi prices? Either way our resident unofficial ambassador for Britain, Librarian Gloria, has a quick guide to get you up to speed on "Brexit".

 

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Always Available eBooks!

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Our digital collection has grown by 250,000 titles with the addition of eBooks from EBSCO. These eBooks are always available so you'll never have to wait on a holds list for a title! You can choose to read these eBooks in your browser without having to worry about a checkout period or you can download these eBooks to your computer, laptop, or mobile device and borrow them for a period that you choose between 1-14 days! The addition of EBSCO eBooks complements the popular fiction and nonfiction that Overdrive primarily offers by allowing us to offer a deeper collection with thousands of fiction, nonfiction, and reference eBooks.

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Big Library Read: A Murder in Time

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Metro Library is participating in a worldwide, digital book club! From June 23-July 7, we're taking part in OverDrive's Big Library Read and we'll be reading A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain. To ensure as many of you as possible can participate, there is no wait list for this eBook so you can check it out right now!

Le Bonheur de Vivre: Matisse (1869-1954)

Henri Matisse

From June 18 to September 18, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou presents Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. The exhibit will be appearing only once in the United States this year and exclusively at the OKCMOA so be sure to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. To supplement your visit, Librarian Chris highlights some great selections about Matisse's art and life.

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Such Great Heights

Monument valley

Summer vacation blew Circ Clerk Reagan's mind this year - check out the playlist that was the perfect soundtrack to her trip.

 

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How Bizarre

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Librarian Kassy has a soft spot in her heart for a truly odd story, a fantastically crazy premise, or a bizarre blend of introspection and adventure. Check out her recommended reads for storylines that are more than a little strange (ranked in ascending order of weirdness, from “totally accessible” to “strap yourselves in—it’s going to be a bumpy ride!")

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Travel Far, Pay No Fare

Friends on a road trip

It’s summertime and for most people, that means travel! Yes, it’s time to leave the office behind. Whether your escape route involves sandy beaches, picturesque mountains, or your own backyard, a good book is always a great travel companion. But what about those of us who can’t escape? Maybe that European excursion just isn’t in the cards this year. Don’t despair! I have the solution for you. Just check out these great young adult books with exotic locales. Travel vicariously through these great stories without having to mess with all the airport hassle. Bon Voyage!

 

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Dear Old Dad's Day

Father and son

Librarian Sheldon gives a shout out to all the hard-working dads out there and has some great recommendations for books about fatherhood. From the comical to the tragic to the heroic, we'll have the book that's right for you this Father's Day.

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Sad Stories

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Everyone loves a story with a happy ending, right? Maybe yes, but maybe no. The Ancient Greeks loved tragedy, believing the audience is purged by the tragedy of others. Maybe that's why Librarian Tracy is overly fond of depressing, sad stories. She's got a list of stories guaranteed to make you cry - what have you read that made you ugly cry?

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