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Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale

Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale announcement

We know how it is - you live for the last weekend in February when you can buy all the books you want for practically nothing at the annual Friends of the Library Sale (save the date - February 25-26, 2017). You buy all the books you can carry out of the fairgrounds, hoping they last you all year. We do the same thing!

But what happens when you’ve participated in Summer Reading and read everything you bought at the sale?  You can always download or check out more books at the library. Or...why not buy your very own copies to keep, at the Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale!

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Take a break from the chaos and reconnect your mind with the pleasure of relaxation and engaging scientific exploration. The Belle Isle Library, the Choctaw Library and Science Museum Oklahoma partner on a fun and therapeutic program. Bath Lab 2.0 will be held at the Belle Isle Library on Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. and will also be held at the Choctaw Library on Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m.

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Neighborhood Arts 2016

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Neighborhood Arts programs are a summer staple at the Metropolitan Library System. This June and July, the entertainment line-up is full of fun, energetic performances from favorite artists and some new ones too.

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Teen Writing Contest Grand Prize Winners Announced

Anna Mann, who penned a poem called “A True Delicacy” photo

The first Metro Library Teen Writing Contest winners were announced at an author reading session at The Paramount, 700. E. Sheridan. The event was part of the Downtown Literary Festival Saturday, April 16.

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Libraries Celebrate Poetry Month

The earliest known lines of poetry were found on a cuneiform tablet thought to be over 4,000 years old. The first verse, “Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly if your beauty honeysweet,” tells a love story common in poetry.

April is National Poetry Month and Metro Libraries are eager to showcase all the rhythm and rhapsody in celebration. Open mic poetry readings, an afternoon with poet laureates, and a dash of art mixed in make up the special events planned to celebrate Poetry Month.

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