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Libraries Offer Tai Chi for Better Balance

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

Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, offers a series of sessions, Tai Chi for Better Balance, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. through December.

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Tuvan Throat Singers Return to Tour Metropolitan Libraries

Music translates no matter what language it’s in, and a concert by Huun Huur Tu is no exception to that. These Tuvan throat singers have traveled all over the world bringing the music of their small Russian republic to audiences everywhere.

“Oklahoma is a world away from Tuva. It’s remarkable that we can experience this unique art form here, in person,” said Lavetta Dent, Director of Outreach for the library system.  “Hearing their special overtone singing is something that everyone should experience in their lifetime.”

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At a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, the Metropolitan Library Commission voted to hire Tim Rogers as the new executive director.

Rogers is currently the executive director of NC Live, a provider of digital content and service for North Carolina libraries. He will replace Donna Morris who is retiring after 45 years.

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News Advisory: Libraries Close For Staff Development Day

The Metropolitan Library System libraries will be closed for one day, Monday, Oct. 13, so employees can attend MLS’s annual Staff Development Day. Libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Although the physical libraries will be closed, customers can still use the library online, 24/7, at http://www.metrolibrary.org to find their next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of the research databases.

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Metropolitan Libraries Host Customer Appreciation Events

The Metropolitan Library System sets aside the month of October to show customers how much they are appreciated. Two libraries are hosting special events to mark the occasion Saturday, Oct. 18, but tokens of appreciation can be found in other libraries throughout the month.

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