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Topic: Metropolitan Library System

YA chat

Author Maureen Johnson visiting metro libraries this week

So here’s an idea. The Metropolitan Library System should consider starting a YA for Adults book club. Because, you guys, I would totally be its No. 1 fan/cheering section/avid attendee. Extra points if said group could somehow involve drinking.

Genius idea, right? But I promise I’ll be humble when the librarians embrace the plan and want to throw me an appropriately quiet yet heartfelt “cool idea” parade.

Until the YA for Adults club (proposed group name: No Longer Shameful!), YA fans both adult and, you know, young adult, can get their fix when author Maureen Johnson visits a handful of metro libraries this week.

Johnson, whose titles include “13 Little Blue Envelopes” and “The Last Little Blue Envelope” (which is out this spring) kicks off the visits with the Bethany Library at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. On Wednesday, Johnson has a full day: the Edmond Library at 9:30 a.m., Midwest City Library at 1:00 p.m. and The Village Library at 7 p.m. She ends her mini-metro tour at a 9:30 a.m. chat Thursday at the Capitol Hill Library.

To celebrate Johnson’s week here in OKC, the MLS is hosting a spine poetry contest. It’s just like it sounds: Create poetry using the spines of Johnson’s books and submit by Wednesday at noon. A special prize will be given to the top three poems.

Here’s mine: Fever at Sea creates a Devilish Bermudez Triangle, but Zombies!

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.04.2011 3 years ago
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Gazette staff
“Here we go... *backs up* *runs* *flings self at Oklahoma*”
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Comic relief

It’s Free Comic Book Day at metro libraries, stores

I never got into comics. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m not a boy.

I did try at one point. When I was deep (deep) into my “X-Files” obsession, I attempted to read a handful of the TV series’ comic book spin-offs. Just as embarrassingly, I also tried to get into the spin-off books, which were just laughably bad. (Although, since I’m confessing, I still distinctly remember a scene where Mulder answers his door wearing only a towel and 13-year-old me was like “Finally!,” thinking I was at last going to see some hot Mulder-on-Scully action. I was disappointed.)

Right, moving on. So, comic books: As part of Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, branches of the Metropolitan Library System (and area bookstores) will be giving away — wait for it — a free comic book! Easy as that. Go pick up yours Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. And supplies are limited, so get there early.

And may I suggest passing over any available “X-Files” comics?

by Jenny Coon Peterson 05.05.2011 3 years ago
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Wizards rock

Tonks and the Aurors and Armoured Bearcub are among the five artists slated to play at the Wizard Rock Show.


Alex Ewald
With band names like The Whomping Willows and Justin Finch-Fletchley, it’s no surprise that Harry Potter has taken over America’s musical fandom, too.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friends of the Library sets book sale for Feb. 24-25

Annual event benefits the Metropolitan Library System.


Mia Cantu
Friends of the Metropolitan Library System Book Sale 2012
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Oklahoma Expo Hall, State Fair Park
333 Gordon Cooper
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A new chapter


Clifton Adcock
The Metropolitan Library System’s newest library location in the Almonte Shopping Center officially opened today, with a larger grand opening scheduled for Feb. 19.
Monday, February 4, 2013

'Love’s Labour’s' libraries

Performing Arts

Rachael Cervenka
Love’s Labour’s Lost
1 p.m. Saturday,
through April 13
Metropolitan Library System
Various locations
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bridge to Afghanistan

Author Khaled Hosseini talks about writing, change and the value of the small picture.


Devon Green
Metropolitan Library
Literary Voices

7 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 9
Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club
7000 NW Grand Blvd.
Monday, April 7, 2014