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Be a Hero at Metro Libraries This Summer

Be a Hero at Metro Libraries This Summer

I read for 20!” That’s the motto this summer at metro libraries for the reading program that packs a lot of punch.

Last year a new reading program with online tracking and expanded participation for all ages was launched. This year, it returns with a superhero theme to boost appeal.

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Big band sounds from the WWII era will be the talk of Choctaw when Talk of the Town Orchestra performs at the Choctaw Library May 26 at 6 p.m.

The orchestra will play an after Memorial Day concert with popular nostalgic swing tunes from the golden era of big band music. The WWII themed concert will honor the sacrifices of the generation that served during that time known as the “greatest generation.”

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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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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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