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Old World Exercise Reduces New World Stress

Life can be a stressful balancing act. Get the strength and skills for better balance and stress reduction with Tai Chi at your local library.

Tai Chi, a centuries-old Chinese martial art, combines graceful, focused movements with deep breathing to provide low impact, stress taming exercise for people in all levels of fitness.

Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller, offers a series of sessions Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning April 2 through May 7.

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info Magazine - March 2015

 
 
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News Advisory:  MLS Libraries to Close April 5 in Observance of Easter

All Metropolitan Library System locations will be closed Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter. Libraries will reopen to normal operating hours April 6.

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Marion Rock, First Librarian at Carnegie Library (c. 1906 )

If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of strong, intelligent female heroines in books. (I was that person who, while reading the Divergent series, fist-pumped and hissed “YESSSSSS” like a crazy person. More than once. Often in public. #BookNerdProblems)

Lucky for us, there are plenty of stories out there featuring strong, brave, intelligent women. Children’s books, teen literature, adult fiction, biographies— there are plenty of volumes out there to satisfy. Women’s History Month may be drawing to a close, but your pursuit of great female protagonists shouldn’t!

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Throwback Thursday - 2006

Throwback Thursday - 2006

The world celebrated Mozart’s 250th birthday and Italy’s fourth World Cup championship in 2006 but they couldn’t tweet about it until Twitter went live on July 15 that year. Meanwhile Kazakhstan entered the space race with the launch of their first satellite KazSat-1. And it proved to be a bad year for autocrats as South American dictators Alfredo Stroessner and Augusto Pinochet and Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein all left this mortal life in 2006.

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Research Spotlight: Oklahoma Driving Practice Tests

Free practice tests for your Oklahoma driving permit, motorcycle license, or CDL.

We now have free online practice tests for getting a driving permit, motorcycle license or commercial driver's license in Oklahoma along with the official manual for each license!

Patriotic Display Honors 45th Infantry Division

Patriotic Display Honors 45th Infantry Division

The Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library is at attention with a patriotic display complete with items from the 45th Infantry Division Museum. Come see this historical exhibit through April 7.

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Insurgent

Insurgent

Erudites unite! Okay, so in the Divergent series they’re not exactly the good guys, but I’m a librarian, so of course I lean towards the scholarly faction of society. (Though I suspect I’d actually test as a Divergent, as I have some Amity and Abnegation tendencies as well.)

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Spring Reads

Spring has sprung!  Share these great Spring books with a little reader in your life.

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Throwback Thursday - 1993

Throwback Thursday - 1993

1993 was a great year for the Metropolitan Library System. In February, voters passed an increase in our millage support from 3.4 to 4.0 mills. This was the first increase in 11 years, and provided relief to the library system’s weary budget. Later that year, the MAPS initiative passed, and the idea of a premier learning center and library in the Arts District of downtown OKC was born. In August of 2004, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library opened making that dream a reality.

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