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Catalog Tip: Find Out What or Who to Read Next

Did you know that with our new catalog, you can easily find a book's place in a series? And did you know that you can get read-alike recommendations with our new catalog? It's true!

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Roots of the Rhythm

African-American music has deep roots, some of them planted right in downtown Oklahoma City. Prior to the 1950s, the area of Oklahoma City known as Deep Deuce was a community of African-American business owners and talent, inspiring musicians and writers like Charlie Christian and Ralph Ellison.

In October, experience the rich history and complex evolution of African-American music provided by Oklahoma City’s very own talented duo, Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter.

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Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day! Apples have never been my favorite fruit; strawberries hold that honor. (Orange you glad I didn't say banana?!) Johnny Appleseed, however, was a childhood favorite, the story of an odd yet lovable seed sower, walking barefoot across the frontier, planting orchards of lush red apples for westward journeying pioneers.

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  1. Metropolitan Library System offers for public retail sale, surplus furniture and equipment.  The retail sale will be Conducted Friday, October 17th, 2014, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.   The retail sale will be held at the Metropolitan Library System Maintenance Center, 1364 N.E. 3rd, OKC, OK  73117.
  2. The following furniture and equipment is offered for sale:  
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Familiar Places, Innovative Spaces  - Stay Current With Your Library Card

Most everyone is familiar with the typical library visit. You go in on a rainy afternoon, take your time browsing the stacks, walking along each shelf, scanning for that perfect title to take you away for a few hours.

Or maybe you camp out at a comfortable table or study carrel, typing away on your laptop using free WiFi to surf the library database collection, or handwriting notes from an assortment of reference books fanned out before you.

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Tuesday Tunes - TV Theme Songs

Leaves are changing, weather is getting cooler, and college football is in full swing. That can mean only two things: Fall has officially begun and it’s time for TV to get interesting. Fall TV line-ups feature our favorite returning shows, peppered with new prospects. So, let's celebrate with some amazing TV theme songs that you can download for free with your library card. Just visit our Freegal site and download any of these classic or current TV themes:

 

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Fall Books

Fall into your local library to check out these impressive picks for your little learner!

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Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

Trumpet your trunk and polish your tusks! Today is Elephant Appreciation Day!

Elephants have been beneficial to mankind for thousands of years but now conservationists fear elephants and their habitats are vulnerable because of human activities. So now it’s time for us to return some love. It’s not as silly as you think! Elephants are one of the few animals capable of expressing complex emotions like grief, sadness and joy. So if you talk to an elephant today, please be kind and tell her how much you care. She has feelings, too!

Shhh… Wait. Did you hear that?

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Banned Books Week

Celebrate your freedom to read, fight censorship, and take a selfie in honor of Banned Books Week!

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Public Forum

Join us for a Public Forum as we introduce our final Executive Director Candidates.

Date:  Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Time:  6:30 pm
Location:  Ronald J Norick Downtown Library

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