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Throwback Thursday - 1967

Throwback Thursday - 1967

The Summer of Love

It is time for Throwback Thursday! Take a step into our time machine as we journey back to 1967, the Summer of Love.

The Monterey Pop Festival was a kick-off for the Summer of Love. Disenfranchised by war and injustice, the flower children flocked to the banner led by the Beatle's Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Other groovy bands of the day included the Mamas and Papas, Grateful Dead, the Doors, and Jefferson Airplane.

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Streaming Audiobooks from OverDrive!

Streaming Audiobooks from OverDrive!

We have two changes of note to our OverDrive collection that we'd like to highlight: streaming audiobooks and the retirement of WMA audiobooks.

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Metropolitan Libraries to Close in Observance of Memorial Day

The Metropolitan Library System will be closed Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

MLS libraries will reopen to normal operating hours Tuesday, May 26.

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Need a reading suggestion? We can help!

If you're looking for something to read, whether for leisure, study, or for the Summer Reading Program, our new newsletter service can help. Select your areas of reading interest and we'll send you emails full of titles from those genres!

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Commission Packet - May 2015

Date:  Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Time:  3:30 p.m.
Location:  Village Library

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County encourages participation from all patrons and citizens of Oklahoma County. If participation at any public meeting is not possible due to a disability, whether physical, hearing or speech related, please notify the office of the Executive Director (606-3726) at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the scheduled public meeting to allow the Library to make necessary accommodations.

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Throwback Thursday - 1981

Throwback Thursday - 1981

Welcome everyone to the year that “Video Killed the Radio Star!”  The year Indiana Jones searched for the Ark of the Covenant.  The year that forever changed the world we live in!  Dare to disagree?  Well, check out what happened in 1981 to see what I’m talking about…

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Moms: Put That New Tech Toy To Work!

Did you receive a new tablet, smartphone, eReader, or other similar device for Mother's Day? If so, learn how to use it to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music for free from your Metro Library!

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Throwback Thursday - 1977

Throwback Thursday - 1977

Welcome back to the seventies, man. As Bob Dylan sang in 1964, “Times, they are a changin’.” Fast forward to 1977 and the world suddenly has eyes for outer space; the Voyager I and II program sent probes on an interstellar mission to capture photographs of the solar system while earthbound stars KISS and David Bowie lead the Glitter Rock (or Glam Rock) revolution. For some, disco isn’t quite dead yet and for others, the mustache and plaid polyester are en vogue.

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Computer Science Class Teaches Teens to Code

The Hour of Code Movement sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel, but instead of teaching about secret societies, teens can learn a secret code- computer code.

Anna Todd, Belle Isle librarian, is one of many organizers in the global movement designed to demystify computer code. The Belle Isle Library Hour of Code is Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and will be led by staff from the Microsoft Store.

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Need a Job? The Library Can Help!

Need a Job? The Library Can Help!

First time job seekers or those who have been out of the workforce for a while can experience challenges when seeking employment. A series of workshops in May at the Downtown Library will teach employment hopefuls the tools needed to get the job.

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