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

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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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Stay Current with Your Library Card

Wouldn’t it be convenient to have 24 hour access to the library, without ever leaving home?

If you have a library card, you can!  Log on to our brand new website to access the new library catalog, full of extras. You can search for materials and reserve them, or manage your account.

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  1. Call to Order and Establishment of Quorum – Hugh Rice, Chair
  2. Discussion, Consideration, and Possible Action:  Executive Session

    To discuss the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, etc., of the Executive Director pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, Title 25, Oklahoma Statues § 307, (B)(1)

    Finalist Interviews for Executive Director Position

    Candidate 1: 9:10 – 10:00 a.m.
    Candidate 2: 10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
    Candidate 3: 11:10 – 12:00 p.m.

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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.

 

Experience the roots of the rhythm at one of these free, all-ages shows:

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Tuesday Tunes - Barbra Streisand Edition

The iconic Barbra Streisand is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, entertaining people worldwide for nearly 60 years. As an adored singer and actress, she is one of only 15 performers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. Last night, she made a rare appearance to the ‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ nearly five decades after her last late night appearance.  In honor of this Funny Girl and to thank her for the memories, we present to you: our top eight Barbra Streisand songs.

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Mayflower Day

Happy Mayflower Day! On this day in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, carrying the first Pilgrims to the New World. Two months later they arrived in America, got off the ship and...celebrated Thanksgiving, possibly? No, wait, first they planted corn. Or they planted fish. Hang on, that can’t be right. Anyway, Squanto was there, and they definitely had Thanksgiving, and if I’m remembering my history classes right they pretty much just killed time for a century and a half until George Washington showed up.

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When Donna Morris, Metropolitan Library System Executive Director, announced her retirement earlier this year, a nationwide search for a replacement began. The final three candidates will be announced Friday, Sept. 19, on the library website, www.metrolibrary.org.

Residents of Oklahoma County are invited to a panel discussion Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. The finalists will speak about their plans for leading the library system and participate in a Q&A session.

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Need Help Getting Ready for College?

Begin here!

The Edmond Library is hosting a two-part series to help you prepare for college.  Registration is required for both of these events.

Preparing for College
September 30, 2014 | 7pm - 8pm
Join us for a workshop with the Oklahoma College Assistance Program to learn about selecting and applying to schools and the library resources available for exam prep, transitioning to campus life, and more.

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