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It's Cinco de Mayo!

Traditional Mexican dancer

If there is ever a day to enjoy copious amounts of Mexican food, it’s today, Cinco de Mayo. I personally enjoy a good street taco regardless of the day. In fact, to paraphrase Dr. Seuss, “I could eat them in the dark or in a box with a fox.”

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Tchaikovsky and Brahms: A Tale of Two Frenemies

Tchaikovsky and Brahms

Tupac and Biggie. Blur and Oasis. Who doesn't love a fierce musical grudge match? Our musical maven Breck has the tale of 19th century rivalry between classical giants Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Johannes Brahms in this month's Libretto blog.

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Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison loved his library. He loved the public library as a child, and he loved the one that was named in his honor some fifty years later.

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info Magazine - May 2016

info Magazine - May 2016 masthead

May flowers are blooming in Metro Libraries this spring and they are blossoms of creativity. Our libraries are filled with a garden of resources to help you create—from Makerspaces to Quilting Clubs—we have something for everyone. Our shelves are blooming with books to teach you a new craft or skill, so stop by and let your creativity sprout!

Check out our highlighted events section to find ways to learn how to make your garden grow with urban gardening workshops at the Ralph Ellison Library. Use the force with a little Star Wars origami for Free Comic Book Day on May 4th in Edmond. Celebrate comics more with a Super Hero Civil War party at the Downtown Library May 7.

Catch up with the latest digital trends and be a savvy mobile library user with the digital top 10 on page 10.

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Delicious Things for You!

Radio Tower

What’s good this month? I’m glad you asked! We’ve got cocktails, cookbooks, clowns, and cannibals, all just up the street at your favorite library. Come visit us and find everything you never knew you needed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Valley of the Dolls Turns 50

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“Yeah, I think I’ll be remembered . . . as the voice of the 60s. . . . Andy Warhol, the Beatles and me!” - Jacqueline Susann

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The Quotidian Life

WPA poster

Whatever one's station in life, we've all got problems. Circ Clerk Reagan tries to be empathic when it comes to the strange, the mediocre, the privileged, and often unfair lives we live and she's got a wide spectrum of books about working and living that might inspire empathy, anger, eye rolling, awe, or intrigue in you.
 

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Support Your Local Library at the Village Fair

Come support your Library at the annual Village Fair on April 30th from 10:00 to 4:00 at Casady Square in Oklahoma City!

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Books that Soar

Bird eating berry

Children's librarian Josh admires birds because they are rarely in a hurry. Birds always take time to sing, sleep, hop, skip, dig in the dirt, and splash in puddles. He's put together a list of whimsical bird books you can enjoy with your little ones.

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Let's Get Building!

Garden cottage

Happy Earth Day! Librarian Jessica, our resident Horticulture Hobbyist, celebrates the day with a great list of library materials that will give you inspiration and guidance to beautify your outdoor space. Here's to a great and glorious backyard and creating treasured memories for years to come!

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