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13 Days of Halloween - Vivia

13 Days of Halloween - Vivia

Welcome to MetroLibrary’s 13 Days of Halloween! We’ve gone deep into the crypts of our Oklahoma Folklore Collection to find a treat bag-full of eerie tales from our state’s spine-tingling past. Our Community Outreach Coordinator Kelley Riha spins these strange and ever-so-slightly scary stories for you in her own special way. We’ll wipe away the cobwebs on a different story every day through Halloween.

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Don't be afraid, be educated!

Access Video on Demand has added the brand new BBC production Ebola: The Search for a Cure. This documentary is a special episode of Horizon and contains the most current information about the Ebola virus.
 

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13 Days of Halloween - Phantom Carpenter

13 Days of Halloween - Phantom Carpenter

Welcome to MetroLibrary’s 13 Days of Halloween! We’ve gone deep into the crypts of our Oklahoma Folklore Collection to find a treat bag-full of eerie tales from our state’s spine-tingling past. Our Community Outreach Coordinator Kelley Riha spins these strange and ever-so-slightly scary stories for you in her own special way. We’ll wipe away the cobwebs on a different story every day through Halloween.

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13 Days of Halloween - Lights Near Quartz Cemetery

13 Days of Halloween - Lights Near Quartz Cemetery

Welcome to MetroLibrary’s 13 Days of Halloween! We’ve gone deep into the crypts of our Oklahoma Folklore Collection to find a treat bag-full of eerie tales from our state’s spine-tingling past. Our Community Outreach Coordinator Kelley Riha spins these strange and ever-so-slightly scary stories for you in her own special way. We’ll wipe away the cobwebs on a different story every day through Halloween.

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More Popular Magazine Titles Added to Zinio Library

Zinio for Libraries just got better with the addition of the entire Conde Naste collection. Magazine readers now have access to additional popular titles. The Conde Nast collection includes The New Yorker, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour, Allure, Bon Appetit, Golf Digest, Wired, Style, Epicurious, Teen Vogue, Self, Brides, Architectural Digest, Details, Golf Digest, Lucky and several more popular magazines.

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Family History Month

Typically thought of as the month in which children extort candy from their neighbors and as the opening of Pumpkin Spice Latte season, October is also Family History Month.

You might think that nothing interesting has ever happened to your family but that might be a mistake. History is more than just a collection of facts and dates, wars and treaties, and unpronounceable names. All that history was made by real people – our ancestors.

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Dictionary Day

Dictionary Day

You might think a dictionary is a dusty, boring, useless book…until you are playing Scrabble with your brother who totally makes up words and you need one to prove your case! But did you know there was such a thing as National Dictionary Day?

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Tuvan Throat Singers Return to Tour Metropolitan Libraries

Music translates no matter what language it’s in, and a concert by Huun Huur Tu is no exception to that. These Tuvan throat singers have traveled all over the world bringing the music of their small Russian republic to audiences everywhere.

“Oklahoma is a world away from Tuva. It’s remarkable that we can experience this unique art form here, in person,” said Lavetta Dent, Director of Outreach for the library system.  “Hearing their special overtone singing is something that everyone should experience in their lifetime.”

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Metropolitan Library gets new executive director

The Metropolitan Library Commission has named Tim Rogers as the new executive director for the library system.

He will start his new job Jan. 15. He will replace Donna Morris, who is retiring after 45 years.

Our MLS vehicles are now styling with their new colorful wraps! All three of our delivery trucks are sporting the Spoticus theme, while the Outreach van has Spotty reading to kids. Spoticus is on his laptop on the IT van and he's putting out books in the Book Center van. Don't forget to tell your friends that if they see one of the vehicles this month, snap a pic and upload to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SeeSpotRead for a chance to win a FREE eReader. So.. ever wonder how a vehicle wrap is done? Check it out!

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