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Throwback Thursday - 2005

Throwback Thursday - 2005

Network cards flickered to life around the library system as our first Wi-Fi hotspots brought free internet access to mobile devices for library visitors. Meanwhile hundreds of shiny discs hit our shelves as DVDs were added to the collection for the first time. Speaking of shiny things, our new Choctaw Library building picked up a design award from the American Institute of Architects’ annual awards.

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Let’s Take It to a Vote!

Let’s Take It to a Vote!

Did you know that Oklahoma is the home to the third oldest children’s choice book award in the nation?  The Sequoyah Book Award was first awarded in 1959 and is named after Sequoyah who created the 86 symbols that represent the different sounds in the Cherokee language.  The Sequoyah book award recognizes the unique creative achievements of American authors!

The Sequoyah book award consists of 3 Masterlists:

The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago this week the hills came alive as Julie Andrews twirled on a mountaintop to The Sound of Music. It’s no cream-colored pony or warm woolen mitten, but one of my favorite things in movie history is the celebrated musical escape of the von Trapp family from the Austrian Anschluss of 1938. You just don’t see enough musical depictions of political annexation and certainly decorated submarine captains from now-landlocked Austria are rarely spotted on the silver screen these days.

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Teen Tech Month

Teen Tech Month

Teen Tech Month is happening this March to help our libraries showcase the great resources and services we have available to help teens succeed. This focus on teens and technology is a national annual initiative, demonstrating how libraries give to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom.

We Have a Personalized Reading Suggestion for You!

Looking for a good book? Join us on Facebook today (Wednesday, March 4) from 2-4 pm and we'll suggest a Tailored Title just for you! 

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March is Teen Tech Month and MLS libraries are inviting teens to create with technology.

Teen Tech Month is an American Library Association initiative to provide job skills to young adults and teens through library resources. This year’s theme, “Libraries are for making,” comes from the maker space trend. Libraries have long been considered places to create and continue to offer that opportunity. Access to advanced technology provides more options for creating.

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Smithsonian Sports Exhibit Inspires at the Ralph Ellison Library

Friday Night Lights! The crack of the bat! The spray of the turf! The swoosh of the net! The electric energy of the crowd! Sports are an integral part of the American experience. Celebrate the love of sports at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd St., March 4 through April 15.

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The Ralph Ellison Library will close from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 for the installation of the Smithsonian Exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.”  The exhibit will be on display to the public March 4 through April 15 with a grand opening reception on Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.

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Social Security Programs Explained

When most people think about Social Security, they think of a program that takes care of grandpa and grandma after retirement. What many don’t know is that there are many Social Security programs available to help with different situations for people of all ages.

Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, is hosting a Social Security Programs information meeting Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. to make understanding the benefit programs easier.

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Throwback Thursday - 2001

Throwback Thursday - 2001

We had a busy year in 2001. We deepened our commitment to children and families with the debut of Family Place which transformed our libraries into centers for family support, life-long learning and emergent literacy. We also broke ground on a brand new Choctaw Library. The previous facility in a shopping center had been severely damaged by a tornado. Our monthly magazine and event calendar debuted in 2001 and we celebrated the Year of Ralph Ellison, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of masterpiece novel Invisible Man.

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