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Teens Can Serve Their Community at the Library

Teens Can Serve Their Community at the Library

Community service is often an integral part of life for metro teens. Many schools, clubs or churches require it. The library is an excellent place for teens to serve, and the benefits are reciprocal.

Teen service teams are a vital part of the library environment. Groups of teens serve at their community libraries on a regular basis. Not only are they volunteering, but they also have a voice in planning library programs.  Teens who join can meet other teens who share the same interests and develop relationships while acquiring job skills at the same time.

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Libraries Help Students Prepare for College

Libraries Help Students Prepare for College

Need to know where to find financial aid, how to write a college admission essay, or where to start when choosing a school for higher education? Take the first step to a degree at the library.

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Classic Film and Live Pianist Invite Nostalgia at Downtown Library

Local pianist Breck McGough will play his original score during a showing of the 1924 silent film, “Sherlock Jr.,” at the Downtown Library on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 P.M

McGough plays for the duration of the 45 minute film, a throw-back to the way silent films were shown when they were originally released.  Film scores were often improvised with the musician watching the screen for mood changes and adjusting the accompaniment accordingly.

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Meet ‘Nicest Nazi’ Author at Belle Isle Library

Meet ‘Nicest Nazi’ Author at Belle Isle Library

Meet Christiane Brandt Faris, local author and Oklahoma City University professor, at the Belle Isle Library, Monday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 P.M.

Faris will discuss her new book, The Nicest Nazi: Childhood Memories of World War II, a reflection on her childhood under the regime of Adolf Hitler.  “You are the nicest Nazi I have ever met,” a comment made by a fellow volunteer during a fundraising event, was meant as a compliment for the author, but she regarded it as offensive and ignorant. Such comments motivated her to reflect upon her childhood during World War II and the chaotic postwar period. 

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News Advisory: Libraries Close for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Closings

All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and remain closed Nov. 27 and 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. Although the physical libraries will be closed, customers can still use the library online, 24/7, here on Metrolibrary.org to find their next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of the research databases. MLS libraries will reopen to normal operating hours on Saturday, Nov. 29.

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