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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.”
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.
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.
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.
The touching story of Cain’s Arcade inspired people worldwide over two years ago. Filmmaker, Nirvan Mullick, hoped to share the creativity of a 9-year-old boy and bring a few more customers to his ‘arcade,’ made entirely of cardboard. Since then, donations for Cain’s college fund poured in, the Imagination Foundation was born, and the Global Cardboard Challenge was launched.
“Build anything you can dream,” is the motto behind the Cardboard Challenge, and some Metropolitan Libraries are hosting this event that fosters imagination, engineering and most of all, fun.