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NaNoWriMo - The End

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National Novel Writing Month has drawn to a close for 2016...take one last peek at Sarah and Bobby's progress to see how they did.

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The 12 Days of Books

Cats and dogs

A friend’s informal survey showed that most people think it’s acceptable to start Christmas music right after Thanksgiving. Who’s ready for an earworm??

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Shostakovich and the Music of War

Leningrad Symphony

There are few experiences as wonderful as reading a truly enthralling book and our music expert Breck found just such inspiration in a new work about Soviet composer Shostakovich who proved creativity and beauty can spring from even the harshest political conditions.

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Fan Fiction & Fan Art Contest

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January 1, 2017, is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library Fan-Fiction Fan-Art contest. Fan art may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main theme. Similar rules apply to fan fiction. The last day to submit your work is Sunday, March 19th at 6:00pm, 2017. The announcement party is at Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S Walker Ave. OKC 73139 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30p.m.

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Art Nights in NYC, Circa 1980s

Graffiti

Circ Clerk Reagan discovers 1980s art in this month's post. They had her at "graffiti."

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Books You Fall in Love WIth

Snow fantasy

Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up heart and soul. Librarian Sarah has a list of books that do just that.

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Cool it!

Child in snow

Cold nose. Warm heart. Early childhood librarian Josh loves winter and loves the joy it brings children even more. Take a look at his suggestions for sharing winter together.

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It's All Downhill from Here

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Sarah and Bobby are in the final stretch for NaNoWriMo 2016. Check in on their progress for support or to find a writing workshop.

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Thanks for That?

Landing of the Pilgrims

Did your Thanksgiving include squabbles over Pilgrim myths and legends? History blogger Chris gives you a leg up for next year with some great early colonial reads.

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Gilmore Girls Countdown: Stars Hollow

Idyllic downtown gazebo

Stars Hollow. The basis and the heart of the Gilmore Girls. The tiny town where Rory grew up; where everyone fell in love and out of love (hi, Jess); where mishaps happened (remember that time Taylor installed a camera to catch speeding cars and Kirk instead ran his car through Luke's Diner?) and so many television memories were made. Stars Hollow is the cozy, quirky town we all want to visit with a never-ending cup of coffee and a stack of Rory-approved books. While my favorite character on the show happens to be Michel (sarcasm after my own heart), I think many of us out there would choose Stars Hollow as our favorite character because, if there was ever a town with such well-loved and well-lived-in character, it’s Stars Hollow.

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