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New info As Popeye’s pal J. Wellington Wimpy used to say, “Let’s you and him fight.” What do we want to fight about? Is January, 2011, the first month of the first year of the second decade of the 21st Century or is it the first month of the second year of the second decade of the 21st Century? In other words, did the new decade begin in 2010 or 2011?

If you think A and someone else thinks B, you’ll never convince each other. Just abandon all hope and

settle down to enjoy January, 2011, at your neighborhood library. Begin by browsing through this issue of

info to discover all the special events we’ve got in store for you this month, as well as books, CD collections, and a database that will keep you captivated for hours at a time. It’s all inside so come take a look.

Now, you think I’m going to end this introduction with an answer to the question about the start of the

decade, don’t you? It’s a poser that has stumped the finest minds of all time. I really wish I could but I’m limited here to 200 words so I’m afraid I’ll have to . . .

Something Special Seuss-A-Palooza! Pg. 17

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Tracy McGehee Lori Nelson Brenda Palmer Mukesh Patel Kim Patterson Jim Shonts Judy Smith Alyne Strube Beth Toland Greg Womack

Ex Officio OKC Mayor Mick Cornett County Commissioner Ray Vaughn The official magazine of the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County, info, is published monthly by MLS Marketing & Communications, 300 Park Avenue, OKC, OK 73102.

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This Month: Acute As a Button

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Looking for something different to read, watch, or listen to? Check out the books, DVDs, and CDs that caught our reviewers’ attention this month.

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Whether your desire to explore the Bible and its world is vocational or avocational, the Oxford Biblical Studies database will help light the way.

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Two bright young librarians at the Ralph Ellison Library are building a Teen program to be proud of.

Coming Attractions:

Highlighting a library event to look forward to in February

Calendar of Events Every MLS programming event listed in one place. All you need to know about the people, times, and places of this month’s library activities.

On the Cover Happy New Year from your friends at the Metropolitan Library System.

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Oklahoma Images

Acute As a Button by Larry Johnson

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By the time Oklahoma City’s third official mayor was elected in April of 1894, the city had weathered several early crises (influenza, drought, economic collapse among them) and few questioned that the city would survive. The city’s population dipped to around 6,000 to 7,000, but a new waterworks system was underway and men like Charles “Gristmill” Jones worked hard to convince railroads to build into the city.


istory doesn’t record what may have produced

the scowl on Mayor Nelson Button’s face, but the evidence suggests that he was a serious man. He

was no stranger to town building and had seen quite a bit of Manifest Destiny in his forty-five years. Button was

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farmers and later migratead to View of Main Street as it appeared during Button’s term as mayor

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Button’s was a successful administration and was mainly

marked by the growth in city services and the public

school system. Early in his term, the federal government transferred the quarter section of land east of the Santa Fe railroad tracks to city which had formerly been a

military reservation. The Army troops stationed there had kept the peace in the first eighteen months or so of the

city’s existence but had since moved back to El Reno. The conditions of the land transfer stipulated that the land

was to benefit the public schools of the new town, either by proceeds of the sale of the land or by using the land

itself. Later that year Emerson and Washington schools

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of the city in 1914 revealed that Button was the only

in that office he ran on the Democratic ticket for mayor.

mayoral term expired he left for prospects in Denver and

was named to the five person board of trustees which

elected alderman in the first elections. After four years The Daily Oklahoman boosted him plenty, even calling

the candidate “Bully Boy” Button (this refers to Button’s

being a good guy who would look after the interests of the Democrats rather than his being a meanie). Despite no

real campaign promises, Nelson Button became the city’s third mayor by a scant double-digit margin of votes.

25th anniversary retrospective

previous mayor who had left town. Not long after his later died on his farm in Utah in 1914.

Larry “Buddy” Johnson has been with MLS since 1998. Not only a librarian at the Downtown Library, he is the brilliant mind behind the Oklahoma Images database which is a collection of pictures and essays that illustrate the history of central Oklahoma.

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Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra I enjoy morbid humor, and the more macabre, the better, so I got a kick out of true tales from the front lines of the funeral business. I liked the story about the gal who brought in her deceased husband’s favorite items, to be buried with him: Lynyrd Skynyrd CDs, a pack of Marlboro Reds, a can of Budweiser, a John Deere hat, fuzzy slippers and a bottle of gin. And then there were the two sons and one daughter of a woman who’d died the night before. They showed up at the funeral parlor in the morning and helped themselves to coffee and muffins and when asked where Mom was for pickup replied, “Out back.” Pickup was the operative word. “I hopped up and practically ran outside, the

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reviewed by Doug Bentin three clients tailing behind me. The pickup was in one of our many parking spaces, just like any other car visiting the establishment. I peered inside the truck bed and sure enough, a figure lay there swaddled in white sheets. Hello, Mom.” Revel in the story of the adult son who forgot to tell the embalmer that he wanted his father’s false teeth and glass eye inserted in their respective orifices, and then got into a shouting match at the funeral because they couldn’t be put in place while the mourners were watching. Aldous Huxley reminded us that “Brother, when you’re dead, you’re dead.” According to this book, he was only sometimes right. Doug Bentin also reviews movies for The Oklahoma Gazette.

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Stone Heart by Diane Glancy To help Lewis and Clark find their way across the uncharted west from Missouri to California, they were most surprised to find the trapper guide’s young wife, ‘Sah-kah-gar-we-a’ would be of utmost importance to them as they crossed mountain, prairie and river encountering tribes of native peoples. The story of the Stone Heart, written to coordinate with the bicentennial of the famed expedition, follows the journal entries of Lewis and Clark and strikingly opens and closes with the words of Thomas Jefferson. Part Cherokee, part English-German descent, Diane Glancy often utilizes this dual cultural perspective in her poetry, historical non-fiction and plays. In an online interview, Glancy told listeners that to find the right voice to write this story, she looked for permission from the land. But it was 6 n info METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM magazine n January 2011

reviewed by Kelley Riha alongside the Missouri river. as she let the water wash over an edge of the manuscript, it dawned on her to tell the story from the 2nd person voice pulling the reader immediately into the course of events as they unfolded. Glancy has been nominated for and won numerous awards, fellowships and grants. Her themes range from Native American literature to Christian material. In the MLS collection there are 11 Glancy titles. Her American Gypsy is a series of plays (it’s on my list to read next). Can’t decide what to read? Explore Diane Glancy. Kelley Riha is Community Information Coordinator in the MLS Outreach Dept. She is a long-time performer for children and reviews books written for the youngest readers.


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Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

reviewed by Christine Bassett

It has been three years since one of Kinsella’s extremely popular Shopaholic series was published, so fans and new converts will be delighted to read more about Becky Brandon’s shopping obsession and her husband Luke’s attempts to curb it. The saga continues with Becky and her husband living with her parents as any attempts to buy a house seem destined to fall through. Their new daughter Minnie is now in the terrible two stage and Luke feels that they need to employ a nanny to try to teach Minnie some discipline as Becky and grandma seem to have created an out-of-control child. Economic hardship threatens to jeopardize Becky’s work as a personal shopper as few people are buying, and then she comes up with the idea

of delivering the goods in inconspicuous packages so that the husbands are unaware that their wives are still shopping. Delivering shoes and dresses in garbage bags out of hours earns her the Employee of the Year award! Becky agrees to Luke’s demands to stop buying new clothes and wear only ones from her wardrobe but still finds her personal budget spiraling out of control as she makes arrangements for a birthday bash for Luke. All in all, Kinsella has written another entertaining read in the Chick Lit genre. This title is also available as an OverDrive WMA Audiobook.

Christine Bassett has worked for the MLS for nearly 10 years. She currently works as a reference librarian at Belle Isle and is a volunteer community literacy tutor in her spare time.

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Winter’s Bone: A Novel by Daniel Woodrell

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Ree stretched over the rail, pulled her hair aside and let snow land on her neck. She closed her eyes, tried to call to mind the sounds of a far tranquil ocean, the lapping of waves. She said, “I’ll find him.” I’m always recommending books to customers, so when a customer recommends a book to me, I’m thrilled. Woodrell’s novel grabbed me by the throat in the first chapter and I couldn’t shake loose until the very end. It’s one of those stories that leaves you wishing more pages would materialize out of nowhere, and the character of Ree Dolly is the reason. Ree Dolly: according to her Appalachian relatives, she’s full of sand. Determination courses through her body like blood. In those ancient

mountains, kinship and blood rule with an iron fist. All Ree has is her pride. The cards she’s been dealt by life are stacked against her: a meth-cooking father who’s abandoned the family after his arrest, a mother gone crazy from the strain, two young brothers who depend on her for their every need and life lessons, too. She has one eye on her only escape: in a year she’ll be free to join the Army and leave the crushing responsibilities behind. But when her father skips out after signing their property over to the bondsman, Ree ventures into the mountains, breaking all kinds of unwritten clan rules in order to bring him back – dead or alive – and save her family’s last shred of dignity. Jana Hausburg is a reference librarian at the Downtown Library. She is also the author of It Wasn’t Much.

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Reviews & Recommendations 940.548641/ M1527o Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre One of the hallmarks of a good book is its ability to keep you interested even when you know the ending, which is the case with most histories. This World War II story is set in Great Britain in 1943, just after the Allies’ successful Africa campaign and just before the Sicily invasion, with Normandy still over a year away. The title of the work refers to the top secret (and somewhat morbid) codename given to an Allied espionage plan, hatched by the British. The plan? To dump a dead officer’s body off the coast of Spain, and fool the Nazis into believing fake secret documents planted on the body. Simple enough on the surface, but think of the logistics, particularly the moral misgivings that permeate the entire idea. The myriad cast of spies, double agents, government bureaucrats, and military personnel involved in the story can be overwhelming but are absolutely necessary to the complete understanding of the impact of the operation. Macintyre has done an

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reviewed by Lloyd Lovely unbelievable job of researching the dozens of real individuals who played a part in the hoax on both the Allied and the Axis sides. The author wraps with a chapter on the postwar lives of the protagonists and the antagonists (wholly defined by which side you happened to be on), and that knowledge is somehow satisfying and comforting. Along with any war recount comes the astonishment of how easily things could have turned out differently (“but for the want of a nail”), but this story also has a lesson that’s as true today as it was then: people will believe what they decide to believe. This title is also available as an OverDrive Audio Book, as an Adobe EPUB eBook, and as an OverDrive WMA Audiobook. Lloyd Lovely is the MLS Deputy Executive Director for Finance and Support, which makes him feel important. Please don’t tell him the truth.

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Boys Are Dogs by Leslie Margolis Annabelle’s life is out of control, just like the brand new puppy she receives as a bribe from her mother. The new house, new school, and her mother’s new live-in boyfriend are too many problems to deal with at one time. Secretly, she is pleased with the puppy, until he chews up her new school clothes, overturns the garbage, and ignores her commands. Fortunately, her mother also bought a dog-training manual that Annabelle finds helpful. Annabelle is a little nervous about her transfer from an all-girls school to one with boys, and her hopes for a good experience are dashed when 8 n info METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM magazine n January 2011

reviewed by Phyllis Davidson almost every boy she meets acts like a bully. As the harassment continues, Annabelle begins to see similarities between the bad behavior of the sixthgrade boys and the puppy. She decides to try some of the puppy-training techniques on the boys. A fun way to remember the bad ol’ days of junior high school, this title is also available as a compact disc sound recording and an OverDrive WMA Audiobook. Phyllis Davidson is a reference librarian at the Downtown Library. She is the editor of a family newsletter, teaches genealogy classes to customers at the library, and delves into her own family history outside the library walls.


MLS Website Presents

Easy-to-Use Guide to the Bible n the Book of Genesis, Eve gives birth to two sons, Cain and Abel. We know what happened to Abel and we know that afterwards Cain got married. But have you ever wondered what Cain’s wife was named? That answer can be found in the apocryphal Book of Jubilees, but you can also track it down by using the Metropolitan Library System’s access to the Oxford Biblical Studies database. You can find OBS in the Database section of our website. It’s free and you can literally spend hours exploring it. “Oxford Biblical Studies is published online by Oxford University Press,” said MLS Materials Selector Susan Ryan, “and they have a great reputation in the publishing world for producing high quality educational materials.  The same high standards are evident in their Biblical Studies database.  It’s authoritative and easy to use.” The database provides access to six essential OUP Bible texts, including the latest edition of the New Oxford Annotated Bible, as well as deuterocanonical collections, Concordances, and the Oxford Bible Commentary. Users can search across multiple versions of the Bible, and compare different texts and commentaries in an innovative side-by-side view. There are over 5,000 A-Z entries and chapters written by leading scholars and specialists, along with hundreds of images and maps that provide visual perspectives of the biblical world. The “Tools and Resources” section contains Internet resources selected by specialists in the field, thematic guides, lesson plans, suggested reading lists for further research, and more.

Extras include photo essays and an Index of Women, a tool for researching important women in the Bible. MLS Administrative Specialist Nita Normore is a big fan of OBS. “I use both the ‘Bible-on-line’ and the Oxford,” Nita said. “My son as well as the youth at church really enjoy learning from it.  I’ve been teaching from ‘Bible-on-line’ for a little over two years now and the Oxford for about a year and learned that they better understand the language of these two versions.  Plus, I’ve made it a fun experience by creating crossword puzzles, word searches etc.   “Maybe if these Bible teachings were available when I was a teenager, I would not have gotten in as much trouble at church during Sunday school!”  “OUP plans to update the site three or four times a year with new content and revisions,” Susan Ryan added. “To receive notification of site updates you can send an email to biblicalstudiesonline@oup.com with the subject heading UPDATE ALERTS.” If your interest in the Bible is professional or casual, you should take a look at Oxford Biblical Studies. And Cain’s wife was Awan, Adam’s and Eve’s first daughter. Their second daughter was Azura. Who knew?

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nna Todd and Taryn Kingery are representative of the imaginative young librarians who specialize in programming for teens in today’s library. Like John Hilbert, their more experienced (let’s not say “older”) colleague at Southern Oaks Library, they take their cue from MLS Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams to find out what contemporary teens like to read, watch, eat, wear, and listen to. “Teens are developing their sense of self and discovering where they belong in the world,” said Taryn. “Creative programming that is geared towards many different cognitive styles helps teens discover and better understand where it is they fit in, what their natural skills are, what they would like to be better at, etc.’ Taryn is thoughtful and makes the subject sound serious, which it is. Fortunately, it doesn’t also have to be somber. A “Guys Night Out” program at the Ralph Ellison Library packed in fellas looking to bond Taryn and Salvador. over video games, board games, and, of course, pizza. “We’re actually holding one for girls on January 25 and we are really looking forward to it!” “We had a Murder Mystery Night in October that the teens really enjoyed,” Anna said. “Teens were asked to help solve a murder in the library. All of the staff played a role in the mystery. Everyone was a suspect. The teens really enjoyed watching their favorite library staff members playing a part. We shot video of each staff member reading a police statement and used pictures of them for a suspect board. The teens loved it! “The duct tape wallets program was a surprising success for us. Taryn and I weren’t sure anyone would come to it. In the end, we ran out of duct tape. We’ll be hosting another one in on January 24.” When asked what she’d do if she could produce any program she wanted, regardless of cost, Taryn said, “I would like to do a system wide ‘American Idol’ or ‘America’s Got Talent’ type contest for teens. Each library would hold a local contest and then the winners from each library would go to a final competition at the Downtown Library auditorium. How fun would that be?” Anna has another good idea. “I’d like to buy several Flip cameras for my teens to check out and use. Then I would have them create book trailers and YouTube videos for various contests the library would sponsor.” “I think teens find the library a comfortable, inviting, and safe place,” Taryn said. “We have loads Anna and Malik. of kids and teens who come here directly after school to hang out, use the computer, come to programs, and read books. Even if they don’t initially come to read, we try to encourage it by placing books on the tables while they wait for computers, and we invite them to events while they are in the library.” Taryn thinks that she and Anna make a good team at the Ralph Ellison Library. “We collaborate on all our planning and have a great time doing it!” They’re not the only ones who think so.

Coming Attractions: Highlighting Winter Readfest 2011 You’ve seen in this month’s article “Working With Teens” that MLS, with the help of imaginative and energetic young librarians, is maintaining its ongoing commitment to Teens, but in next month’s magazine you can read about this year’s edition of one of our newest reading programs, this one for library customers who are 55 and older. It’s the Lifetime Readers Society presentation of Winter Readfest 2011. We won’t go into too many of the details now because the program doesn’t begin until Feb. 1, but we can tell you that participants will be eligible to win some terrific prizes, including season tickets to Lyric Theatre, gift cards to local restaurants, family memberships to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Oklahoma History Center, and even a Nook eReader. Win that and you’ll be able to take advantage of the eBooks you can check out from the MLS catalog. Not bad at all. Come back to info next month for full details about Winter Readfest 2011 and until then, start making a list of the books you want to read during the program. See you in February.

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GED @ Belle Isle Library Jan 7,14,21,28 | Fri 9:30a-12:30p Age 16 and older Attend free GED classes on Friday at the Belle Isle Library. Review English, social studies, science and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Attend the class to enroll. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Public Schools Adult Learning Center Children Reading to Dogs Jan 10,24,31 | Mon 6-7:30 Children who can read Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! Bring your own book or borrow one from us. Metro OKC Knit Guild Group Meeting Jan 16 | Sun | 3-5p Teens-adults The Metro OKC Knit Guild group is meeting at Belle Isle. Everyone--any knitter or a person who’s never knitted, but would like to learn--is welcome. Each monthly program includes a lesson of a new knitting technique and examples of charity knitting projects. For questions about the group, call 793-1566 or email at lluse@aol. com. Sock It To Me Projects Jan 26 | Wed | 10-11a Pre-kindergarten Children will hear a story about a sock puppet and make one to take home. Additional projects using socks will be shared. Bring a spare sock or decorate one we provide. Preregistration begins Jan. 2nd. 843-9601.

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Anime Club Jan 3 | Mon | 4-6p Teens Join us the first Monday of every month. Share and discuss your favorite Anime and Manga (Japanese drawings and cartoons). Screen new Anime episodes each month! Snacks will be provided, so come join the fun! Call Angela at 634-6308 for more information.

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Oklahoma City-County Health Dept. Family Planning Resource Booth Jan 3 | Mon | 4-5p Teens and adults The Oklahoma City-County Health Department Family Planning Clinic is providing a Resource Booth. Services provided to males and females. We assist in filling out SoonerPlan applications. For more information, please call 419-4150. Cosponsor OCCHD Family Planning Clinic. Tell Me A Story Dr. Seuss Jan 4 | Tue | 10-10:30 Ages 6 and younger Kids love to hear a story! Join us for storytimes featuring nursery rhymes, popular children’s books and beloved authors. This week’s story time will feature the books of Dr. Seuss! There will be a drawing for tickets to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic concert Bravo Dr. Seuss on January 16. Storytime will be held in the children’s area. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Developmental Screenings Jan 6 | Thur | 1-5p Ages birth to 5 years w/guardian Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings @ the libraries once again! A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. At a screening appointment, your child’s developmental progress will be

assessed. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities will be given. Screenings will include a small fee. To schedule your screening appointment, please call Child Guidance @ 405-425-4412.

Tell Me a Story Jan 18 | Tue | 10-10:30a Ages 6 and younger Kids love to hear a story! Join us for storytimes featuring nursery rhymes, popular children’s books and beloved authors. Storytime will be held in the children’s area.

Chess Club Jan 6 | Thur | 4-6p Kids-Teens Chess Club is moving to Thursdays! Come learn how to play this strategic game of chess. If you already know how to play, have a fun match with others. Please call 634-6308 for more information or to sign up.

Henna Jan 18 | Tue | 5-6:30p Teens and adults Have you ever heard of Henna or had a Henna tattoo? Come find out about the history and facts behind this art with artist Jennifer Cinocco and get your very own original work of temporary body art. Space is limited, so please call 6346308 to register.

Children Reading to Dogs Jan 8 | Sat | 11a-Noon Kids who can read Our highly trained dog volunteers love to hear stories! Come practice your reading skills by reading to these adorable dogs! We provide the books AND the dogs. Please register at the information desk or by calling 634-6308. Trip Around the World Jan 8 | Sat | 2-3p Grades 3-6 Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to travel the globe right in your very own local library. This innovative and hands-on experience for children in grades three through six is sponsored by the Junior League of Oklahoma City. Kids will have a great time learning about the different cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the Information Desk or call the library. Cosponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City. Toddler Time Jan 11,25 | Tue 9:30-10:15a Ages 6 and younger Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. This program is intended for infants through age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the reference desk.

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Character Cartooning: Cars Jan 19,26 | Wed | 4-6p Grade 4-up Artist Patrick Riley will teach caricature cartooning. Learn how to draw cartoon cars and other things. Kids in 3rd grade or under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 634-6308 for more information. Metropolitan School of Dance Jan 20 | Thur | 4-5p All ages Come enjoy a ballet performance by the Metropolitan School of Dance. Computer Basics Jan 22 | Sat | 2-3:15p Adults This class is designed for adults & seniors who know very little about computers, but who want to learn more. Questions will be answered regarding basic windows, internet usage, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and any other computer related topics. Please register at the reference desk, or by calling the library.

Pokemon Club Jan 13 | Thur | 4-5p Ages 6-12 Pokemon Club is moving to Thursdays! I choose you! Bring your pokemon cards or your Nintendo DS and battle it out! Second Thursday of each month.

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Lapsit Story Time Jan 4,11,18,25 | Tue 9:30-10a Ages 6 months-3 years Join us for simple songs, rhymes, and stories for parents and babies to enjoy together. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the reference desk to sign up. Dr. Seuss StoryTime Jan 4 | Tue | 10:30-11a Ages 3-5 years Can you read with your eyes shut? Celebrate your eyes with Dr. Seuss stories. There will be a drawing for tickets to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic concert Bravo Dr. Seuss on January 16. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the Reference Desk for more information. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic Child Guidance Screenings Jan 6 | Thur | 12:30-5p Ages birth to 5 years Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings @ the libraries once again! A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. At a screening appointment, your child’s developmental progress will be assessed. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities will be given. Screenings will include a small fee. To schedule your screening appointment, please call Child Guidance @ 405-425-4412. Cosponsor: Okla City County Health Dept. Preschool Aerobics Jan 7 | Fri | 10:30-11a Ages 3-5 years Join us for preschool aerobics featuring exercises to develop fine & gross motor skills. Parents/caregivers will participate with their child. Please pre-register at 390-8418.

Preschool Story Time Jan 11,18,25 | Tue | 10:30-11a Ages 3-5 years Come to the library for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun to help build early literacy skills. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the Reference Desk for more information. Teen Book Club Jan 12 | Wed | 4:30-5:30p Teens Choctaw Library is starting a book club just for Teens! Come enjoy some pizza as we talk about awesome books. Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix, a fast-paced and suspenseful read, will be our first selection. Feel free to call the library at 390-8418 with any questions.

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Gentle Art of Yoga Jan 12,19,26 | Wed | 6-7p Adults The Far East has long known the health benefits of Yoga and the gentle art has now found its way to the Western World. The health benefits of yoga include stress reduction, the concentration required during yoga practice tends to focus your attention on the matter at hand, thereby reducing the emphasis you may have been putting on the stress in your life. Classes are free, open to the public, but limited to 25. Please pre-register at 309-8418, ext 3. Children Reading to Dogs Jan 19 | Wed | 4-5p Children who can read Come and read to a dog! (A dog and trainer certified as a therapy team by Therapy Dogs International.) Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! Bring your own book or borrow one from us! Come by or call 390-8418 to reserve a space. The First Twelve Months Jan 25 | Tue | 6-7p Parents and caregivers of young children Parents and Caregivers of Young Children From your baby’s first coos to baby’s first words, join other parents and caregivers as we explore ways to stimulate your child’s language and learning skills. This workshop will focus on early communication tips and activities to help babies get off to a good start. Facilitated by Child Guidance staff, Cheryl

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Custer and Tracy Goebel. Pre-Register: 425-4412. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City County Health Dept. Origami After School Jan 26 | Wed | 4:30-5:30p Ages 6 and older The ancient art of origami is a great way to improve motor skills, memory skills and be creative! Learn about geometry and fractions in a fun way! Join us to practice some simple origami. Bring your own favorites to share. Register at the reference desk or call 390-8418. Ookami Anime Club 2nd Birthday Party! Jan 29 | Sat | 2-4p Teens Come celebrate the Ookami Anime Club’s 2nd birthday! We’ll have a Cosplay contest and anime Jeopardy—both with prizes— along with plenty of snacks, treats, and of course, anime episodes.

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Play Time Jan 8 | Sat | 10-11a Ages6 months-5 years Sharing in playtime with your young child helps promote learning and development. Each second Saturday the library provides a room full of great toys for children ages 6 months to 5 years. We invite you to join in the fun! Call 390-8418 to register.

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Swine Stories Jan 11 | Tue | 6:30-7:15p Ages 4-8 All for fun! And fun for all at Del City Library’s piggy storytime! Children will enjoy swine stories and activities. PlayTime Jan 13 | Thur | 10-11a 6 mos-3 yrs Young children are invited to come play with the library’s toys! Parents and caregivers are invited to come hear guest Rae Kirkman from the Mid-Del School’s Parents As Teachers program. She will be sharing information about services of this group.


Winter Wonderland Storytime Jan 21 | Fri | 10-10:20a Ages 1-5 Children will enjoy the wonder of winter through stories and other activities! Come for fun!

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Wednesday Night at the Movies Jan 5,12,19,26 | Wed | 6-8p Ages 13 and older Join the Downtown Library for Wednesday Night at the Movies! Call 231-8650 for more information. Jan 5: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Jan 12: Whip It Jan 19: The Princess Bride Jan 26: Hoosiers Noon Tunes Jan 6,13,20,27 | Thur 11:30a-12:30p All ages Cosponsored by the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System. Music groups performing in January are: Jan 6 Maurice Johnson Jazz Guitar Jan 13: Jim Garling, Cowboy Singer Jan 20: Lisa and Laura, Guitar & Vocal Jan 27: Lindwood Elementary Choir PM Play With Me Jan 6 | Thur | 6:30-7:30p Infant to age 4 with parent or guardian Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. This program is intended for infants through age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library 231-8650, ext 4 or visiting the reference desk.

Play With Me Jan 7 | Fri | 10-10:50a Infants to age 4 w/parent Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. This program is intended for infants through age four with parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling 231-8650, ext. 4, or by visiting the Children’s Reference Desk Gallery Storytime Jan 8 | Sat | 2-3p Ages 3-5 w/adult The Metropolitan Library System, along with OKCMOA, invites children to connect art with reading during monthly storytimes at the museum. Join us the 2nd Saturday of every month at 2:00pm at the Oklahoma Museum of Art. Admission fee to the Gallery is required. A parent or caregiver must remain with children. Marcin Parys: Second Sunday Concert Jan 9 | Sun | 2-3p All ages The Second Sunday Concert Series continues in 2011 with Marcin Parys who will be presenting a piano concert that includes many of your favorites. Marcin began his piano studies in Poland and has been studying here at OCU. He will continue his studies later at the Julliard School of music. This free concert will be open to seating at 1:30 pm. Dr. Seuss Pajama Storytime and OKC Philharmonic Instrument Playground Jan 13 | Thur 6:30-7:30p All ages Children come dressed in your favorite PJ’s and bring your parents to this fun-filled evening of stories, songs and crafts. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will also be on hand with their marvelous Instrument Playground! A drawing will take place for free tickets to the Philharmonic’s Bravo Dr. Seuss concert on January 16. Pre-register by calling 231-8650 or stop by the information desk. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Preschool Aerobics Jan 14 | Fri | 10-10:45a Ages 12 mos - 5 years w/adult Preschool aerobics will get you moving and grooving with warm-ups, stretches, activities and a cool-down. An active story will wrap up your aerobic experience. Pre-register by calling 231-8650, ext. 4 or by visiting the Children’s Reference Desk.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Jan 15 | Sat | 10-11a All ages Do you like green eggs and ham? Would you eat them with your friend Sam? Would you eat them with a mouse? Would you eat them in a house? The OKC Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Library System will host a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. Chef Ryan Parrott of Iguana Mexican Grill in OKC will be cooking Dr. Seuss’s favorite foods: green eggs and ham! Entertainment for families and children will be provided as Conductor Matt Troy reads stories, musicians will perform “Musical Stories”, and an Instrument Playground. Additionally, there will be appearances by the Cat in the Hat and Phil the Penguin, the mascot of the OKC Phil Discovery Family Series. This event is free but you must RSVP at www.okcphilharmonic.org or call 405-TICKETS. On Sunday, January 16th, at the Civic Center Music Hall, don’t miss the OKC Philharmonic concert “Bravo! Dr. Seuss”. Pre-concert activities will start at 1 pm with the performance at 2pm. Please visit www.okcphilharmonic.org or call 405-TICKETS. Minute to Win It Jan 15 | Sat | 1:30-2:30p Elementary Students in 3rd-5th grade You have a Minute to Win It. Can you do it? Try your skill at the famous Minute to Win It game show. Prizes will be awarded for the most games completed, the best performance, the best effort, and the least successful. Please pre-register by calling 231-8650 ext. 4 Dr. Seuss Parachute Play at the OKC Philharmonic Jan 16 | Sun | 1-2p Toddlers and preschool Program takes place at the Civic Center Music Hall. Don’t miss the OKC Philharmonic concert “Bravo! Dr. Seuss”. Pre-concert activities will start at 1 pm with the performance at 2pm. Metropolitan Library staff will be on hand to do a special Dr. Seuss Parachute Play! Admission to the concert is required. Please visit the OKC Philharmonic web site or call 405-TICKETS for more information or to buy tickets. www.okcphilharmonic.org Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

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Child Guidance Developmental and Language Screenings Jan 27 | Thur | 9a-Noon Ages birth to 5 years with parent Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings @ the libraries once again! A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. At a screening appointment, your child’s developmental progress will be assessed. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities will be given. Screenings will include a small fee. To schedule your screening appointment, please call Child Guidance @ 405-4254412. Cosponsor: OCCHD-Child Guidance. Bilingual Family Storytime Jan 27 | Thur | 6:30-7:30p Children and their families Join us this 2nd Thursday of this month for a Bilingual Family Story Time with Dr. Lois. Children and their families will enjoy stories, fingerplays, a craft and more. Call 231-8650, ext. 4 to register. Tiempo de cuentos para la familia La Hora: 6:30pm-7:30 pm Localización: Downtown Edades: Familias con Niños 1-12 Venga, cuentos serán leidos en español y ingles con Doctora Luisa. Los padres y sus ninos

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10 S. Boulevard, Edmond (405) 341-9282 HOURS Mon-Thur: 9-9 Fri: 9-6

Main St.

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Internships: A Win-Win for Businesses and Students Jan 25 | Tue | Noon-1p Adults College interns can be of tremendous value, to organizations and students utilizing them. Hear how students locate valuable internship opportunities: find out how companies or nonprofit organizations can find interns. Learn about the Greater Grads Program of the OKC Greater Chamber of Commerce, and how to access good resources for getting the most value from an internship experience. Joyce Burch, director of the Greater Grads Program will speak. Program is free and will meet in Room C-D. Coffee and Bottled Water will be provided. Brown Bags for lunch are welcomed. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Downtown College.

gazarán de interesantes cuentos, algunos serán leidos por “Wally,” un titere. Llamar al 2318650, extensión 4 para registarse.

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Book ‘N’ Play Storytime Jan 21 | Fri | 10-10:45a Ages 3 to 5 years with adult Children between the ages of three and five are getting ready to master the skills they need to become readers. Book ‘N Play will include a variety of activities, fingerplays, songs, and a craft that will encourage an interest in books, reading, and a love for literature. Pre-register by calling 231-8650 ext.4, or by visiting the Children’s Reference Desk.

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Preschool Storytime Jan 3,10,24,31 | Mon 10-10:30a Ages 3-5 For all children ages 3-5, join us for story time. There will be songs, fingerplays, puppets, hidden mysteries, occasional crafts and special stories. Come and join the fun. Lapsit: Playtime and Storytime Jan 4,18 | Tue | 9:30-10a and 10:15-10:45a and 11-11:30a Birth to 2 years Enjoy a special time with your child at the library. We will have a playtime with the toys in the story time room. This is followed by a circle time that emphasizes group participation, movement, early literacy skills, books and language development. Common Challenges with Toddlers Jan 4 | Tue | 3:30-5p Parents Temper tantrums, biting and sharing are some of the most common issues facing parents of toddlers. Parents and child care providers are welcome to come learn ways to minimize the frustration associated with these challenges. Call 425 4412 to register. Cosponsor: OCCHD. Children Reading to Dogs Jan 4,11,18,25 | Tue 6:30-7:30p Children who read Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! Bring your own book or borrow one from us.

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55+ Coffee Break Jan 5,12,19,26 | Wed | 9:30-11a Seniors This is a Coffee Break just for you. Snacks, good conversation, Scrabble or games you bring yourself. Find out about new books offered in the library system. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to mingle and meet new people. Computer Instruction with Carl Jan 5,12,19,26 | Wed 1-4p Adults 18 and older Library computer specialist Carl with work with individuals in one hour increments on the library computers. Pre-registration is mandatory. Call 341-9282 to pre-register. Chess Club for Teens Jan 5 | Wed | 6-7p Teens Free Chess Club for Teens meets 6:00 to 7:00pm All skill levels are welcome. Students can play others who are learning or have prior skills in the game. Local mom and coach provides materials and instructions.

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Computer Instruction with Dave Jan 5,12,19,26 | Wed 7-8p Adults 18 and older Free! Join Dave for computer instruction. Call 341-9282 to register. Please call by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday to verify your appointment. Stamp Club Jan 8,22 | Sat | 10a-Noon Grades 4 and higher Looking for a new hobby? Join experienced stamp collectors who can guide you in this rewarding venture. Pre-register 348-4607. Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Jan 8 | Sat | 10:30a-Noon Adults This group reads a wide selection of exciting literature. The book selection is The Widower’s Tale. Group meets on the second Saturday of each month. Edmond Library Book Bunch Jan 8 | Sat | 2-3:30p Seniors The book that will be discussed is The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Copies of this book are available in the library system. Please call 341-9282 to reserve your copy. Lapsit: Playtime and Parachute Play Jan 11 | Tue | 9:30-10a and 10:15-10:45a and 11-11:30a Birth to 2 years Enjoy a special time with your child at the


library. We will have a playtime with the toys in the story time room. This is followed by a circle time that emphasizes group participation, movement, early literacy skills, language development and parachute play. Chess and Board Games for Kids Jan 11 | Tue | 6-7:30p Ages 8-12 This program offers beginning players a chance to learn and improve their game playing skills, while practicing good sportsmanship in a positive environment. Those interested should contact Connie Hong at conniehong.ok@gmail. com to sign up or for more information. Edmond Manga and Anime Jan 13 | Thur | 4-5:30p Teens Free Club for Teens. Meets the Second Thursday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30. Local teens meet to talk, draw, watch and compare Manga/ Anime. Content is PG-13 and up and can be unsuitable for younger children.

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Music With Susan Jan 14,28 | Fri | 10-10:30a and 10:40-11:10a Ages 2-3 Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.

Music With Susan Jan 14,28 | Fri | 11:15-11:45a Ages 4-5 Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4. In Stitches-Edmond Library Needlecraft Group Jan 18 | Tue | 9:30a-2p Adults Do you knit or do you do needlework? Develop your skills or learn about stitchery at the Edmond Library. You will pursue your hobbies as a group, and you will further develop your abilities by exchanging tips with your knitting or needlework friends. Stay for just a few minutes or for the entire session. You must bring your own yarn, knitting needles, and stitchery projects if you have some. This is self-instruction. Please register by calling 341-9282. Sustainable Edmond Jan 18 | Tue | 6:30-8p Adults At this monthly meeting of Sustainable Edmond members discuss how to improve quality of life in our community in ways that make sense economically, emotionally, and socially. Sustainable Edmond promotes environmental stewardship through individual, commercial, and business participation.

History Book Club Jan 20 | Thur | 6:30-8p Adults Adults! Join the newly organized book club for history buffs. Revolutionaries by Jack Rakove is the selection of the month. Discussion will be led by Dr. Aaron Bachhofer of the University of Central Oklahoma. You may reserve a book through the library system, or purchase one at your local bookstore. Register by calling the library at 341-9282. This is a partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma. Trip Around the World Jan 22 | Sat | 2-3:30p Grades 3-6 Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to travel the globe right in your very own local library. This innovative and hands-on experience for children in grades three through six is sponsored by the Junior League of Oklahoma City. Kids will have a great time learning about the different cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the Information Desk or call the library. Cosponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City. ESL Advanced Jan 24,26,31 | Mon & Wed 1-4p Adults This class is for adults who would like to improve their spoken and written English and includes grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronun-

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GED Jan 25,27 | Tue & Thur 5:30-8:30p Age 16 and older Attend free GED classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Edmond Library. Review English, social studies, science and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Enroll at the first GED class that you attend. Cosponsor: OCCC.

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Winter Wii Fest Jan 3 | Mon | 9:30a-5p All ages We have video games all month for the children to play. Drop in and have a great time. We have Super Smash Bros, Super Monkey Ball 2, Sonic Heroes and Mario Kart Double Dash. Any day and time is video game time at the Library. Oklahoma County Triad: Keeping Our Citizens Safe Jan 4 | Tue | 11a-Noon Adults Don’t be a Victim come and learn what is happening in our communities and how to be safe in our homes. TRIAD gives you the opportunity to get the latest crime-prevention information direct from your local law enforcement. What can be better than that. Call 277-9967 for information. Children Reading to Dogs Jan 4 | Tue | 3-4p All ages Children read to a specially trained dog who loves to hear a good book. Lane, a Golden Retriever, will be in the library with her owner to be read to by children. She is a Certified Therapy Dog. Bring your own book or select one at the Library and improve your reading skills. Lane will love spending time with you. Coffee Break Jan 10 | Mon | 9:30a-10:30a Adults Come by for a cup of coffee and light refreshment and see the book we are featuring this week. Armstrong Head Start Storytime Jan 12 | Wed | 9:45-10:30a Ages 1-5 Help us celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday with a storytime.

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Lapsit: Playtime and Toddler Aerobics Jan 25 | Tue | 9:30-10a and 10:15-10:45a and 11-11:30a Birth to 2 years Enjoy a special time with your child at the library. We will have a playtime with the toys in the story time room. This is followed by a short session of aerobics, emphasizing movement to music.

310 N.E. 3rd, Luther (405) 277-9967

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Beginning ESL Jan 24,26,31 | Mon & Wed 5:30-8:30p Adults English as a Second Language classes are held at the library Mondays and Wednesdays. This is the introductory ESL class. Register with the instructor on your first visit. Questions? Call OCCC (Oklahoma City Community College) at 682-7859. Cosponsor: OCCC.

Quilting and Sewing Jan 24 | Mon | 10a-4:30p Adults Come and enjoy the fellowship and learn to quilt and sew.

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ciation. Class is provided by Oklahoma City Community College. Free. Register with instructor the first day you attend. Cosponsor: OCCC.

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Tutoring Jan 1-31 | Library Hours Teens and kids If you are a school-aged student and need tutoring, (tutee) or, are a teen who can provide tutoring (tutor), please contact the Information Desk at 405-732-4828. This program is on-going during the school year. Exhibit: Mid-del Art Guild Annual Ribbon Show Jan 1-31 | Library Hours All ages The annual Ribbon Show, featuring award winning pieces from the Mid-Del Art Guild, will be on display throughout the month of January at the Midwest City Library. The Guild, founded in 1973 for the purpose of the promotion of the arts through demonstrations, lectures, and fine art exhibits, is composed of both professional and amateur artists,. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Community Quilting with Soldier Creek Quilting Group Jan 3,10, 24,31 | Mon | 9a-2p All ages Perpetuate art forms and inspire others in quilting. Members of Soldier Creek Quilting Group invite you to attend every Monday at the Midwest City Library from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No experience necessary, just a willingness to create art. Registration is not required. Cosponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting Group.


Musical Stories Featuring Dr. Suess Tales Jan 6 | Thur | 6-7p All ages This hour long, string quartet presentation by members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic features several favorite children’s books, including a few selections from Dr. Seuss. Narration of these childhood favorites are accompanied by original music composed particularly for each story by bassist, John Schimek. This multi-media presentation will be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

Small Business Tax Seminar Jan 24 | Mon | 6-8p All ages Interested in starting your own business but have questions about taxes? If yes, please attend the Small Business Tax Seminar at the Midwest City Library. Participants will learn: tax information for new small businesses, business use of the home, employment taxes and much more. This program is free and available to the public. To attend please register at the Information Desk or call 405-732-4828. Cosponsor: Small Business Administration and SCORE.

Tai Chi Jan 8,15,22,29 | Sat | 9-10:30a All ages Learn the art of mastering the mind and spirit through body movement. This class is free and open to the public. No registration required.

ESL Jan 25,27 | Tue & Thur 5:30-8:30p Adults January 25th and 27th participants learn to improve their English language skills through everyday conversation. No registration is required. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Community College Adult Learning Center.

Midwest City Readers’ Society Jan 18 | Tue | 10a-Noon Adults If you enjoy reading and discussing books, come to the Midwest City Library the third Tuesday of each month for our book club. New members are always welcome. Pick up your copy of our current book at the Information Desk, or call 732-4828.

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Spanish With Señorita Emmy Jan 12,19,26 | Wed | 6-7p Adults Come to the Midwest City Library and learn Spanish with Señorita Emmy. Every Wednesday participants will strengthen their Spanish vocabulary and grammar. This class is free. To attend, please register at the Information Desk or call 405-732-4828.

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Children Reading to Dogs Jan 11,25 | Tue | 7-7:30p Children who can read Read to a specially trained dog who loves to hear a good book! The dogs particularly enjoy hearing one of the dog stories we will have, but you can bring your own book too. It is especially valuable in building self confidence and selfesteem for those needing an uncritical, appreciative, listening audience to improve reading skills. All dogs and owners are trained and certified as dog therapy teams. Registration is required. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign up. Cosponsor: Creatures & Kids, and TDI.

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Lady Crafters Jan 21 | Fri | 10a-Noon Adults Ladies of all ages come together to craft items suitable for the season. Most projects are free. Call 769-9452 for more information.

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Herpetology Program Jan 20 | Thur | 7-9p All ages Calling all herpetology lovers!! Come to the Midwest City Library to talk, learn and share information about reptiles and amphibians. This program is free and available to the public. Cosponsor: OKC Herpetological Society.

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Knit Wit Crochet Program Jan 4,18 | Tue | 10a-Noon All ages Learn to knit or crochet OR, strengthen your craft. Crochet class meets every first Tuesday of the month; knitting class meets every third Tuesday. Class is free and all supplies provided by the library. No registration required.

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Toastmasters Jan 5,12,19,26 | Wed | 6-8p Adults Toastmasters international provides a way to practice & hone the communication & leadership skills of it members. Boot Camp Workout Jan 6,13,20,27 | Thur | 6:30-7:30p Adults Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get back in shape? Do you wish working out were more fun? Then, join the Boot Camp Workout every Thursday in January from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. A personal trainer will lead you through fun and challenging exercises. Cosponsor: Camp Gladiator. Sewing For Fun Jan 7,14,21,28 | Fri | 4-5:30p Ages 6-12 Learn basic sewing skills, fabrics, hand sewing, use of a sewing machine and how to make simple items. Registration is required please call 549-1174. Cosponsor: Sisterhood Girls Club. Scrabble Club Jan 8 | Sat | 2-4p Adults Join us at Ralph Ellison Library for a casual game of Scrabble. Beginners to advanced are welcome. This club will meet the first Saturday of each month. Call 424-1437 to register. Ralph Ellison Adult Book Club Jan 10 | Mon | 6-7p All ages Enjoy discussing what you read with others?

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Small Business Tax Seminar Jan 18 | Tue | 5:30-7:30p Adults Join the experts of SCORE as they provide a free seminar on how to take care of your small business taxes. Cosponsor: SCORE. Teaching Children to be More Cooperative Jan 19 | Wed | 3:30-5p Adults Sometimes being a parent isn’t easy. Discussion about when to discipline or ignore unwanted behaviors. Learn guidance techniques used by experts to teach your child how to cooperate more often. Call 419-4164 for information. Cosponsor: OCCHD. Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County Jan 20 | Thur | 3:30-5p Ralph Ellison Library 2000 N.E. 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73111 405.424.1437 The public is welcome to attend. Building a Better Budget Jan 22 | Sat | 1-2p Adults Start the new year off right by getting your finances in order. Join money experts at TFCU as they go through their “Building a Better Budget” curriculum. It’s free and beneficial! Call 424-1437 for more information. Cosponsor: TFCU Girls Today, Tomorrow’s Young Women, Inc Jan 22 | Sat | 2-4p TeenS Ages 12-18 Ronda Jackson, founder of Girls Today, Tomorrow’s Young Women, Inc, will discuss topics relevant for today’s teens. All ladies who attend should be prepared to leave with a more confident sense of self. Everyone deserves to be encouraged! Call 424-1437 for information. Duct Tape Extravaganza Jan 24| Mon | 4-6p TeenS Teens Because our first duct tape party was such a success, we decided to bring it back with our

Girl’s Night Jan 25 | Tue | 5:30-7:30p All ages Girls of all ages will enjoy a night of bonding over Wii games, board games, and entertainment. Food provided. Come join the fun. S.O.U.P. Open Mic Poetry Night Jan 31 | Mon | 6:30-8p Adults S.O.U.P. Society of Urban Poets provides an opportunity for budding poets to share their work with an audience full of supporters. Just show up ready to read.

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Preschool Storytime Jan 11,25 | Tue | 10-10:30a Ages 3-5 Fun time with fingerplays, musics, books and more.

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Then, join the Ralph Ellison book club which meets once a month. This month’s book is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Reserve your copy online, over the phone, or in person at the library. Call 424-1437 for more information. Cosponsor: S.O.U.P.

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GED @ Southern Oaks Library Jan 5,10,12,19,24,26,31 Mon & Wed | 3-6p Age 16 and older Attend free GED classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Southern Oaks Library. Review English, social studies, science and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Attend any Monday or Wednesday class to enroll. Call 631-4468 for more information. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Adult Learning Center. SCORE - Business Counseling Jan 7,21 | Fri | 10a-1p Adults If you are starting a new business or are a business owner in need of assistance, counseling is available the first and third Friday of the month, by appointment only. The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will offer free confidential assistance for potential small business owners. Call 631-4468 for more information or sign up at the Reference desk for an appointment. Cosponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).

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Cosplay Contest Jan 8 | Sat | 2-4p Teens and young adults Cosplay costume contest! All fans are invited to attend. Costumes can be any copyrighted character. Fun and prizes! Call John at 6314468 for more information. Cosponsor: Scarlet Kitsune anime club!

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FanFiction and FanArt Contest Jan 10-March 13 at 6p All ages Jan 10 is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library FanFiction & FanArt contest. Entries may contain original characters but must contain copyrighted characters as the main theme. FanFiction must be 2500 words or less. You may submit entries via email at: jhilbert@metrolibrary.org, or by dropping them off at Southern Oaks Library by Sunday, March 13, at 6pm. Prizes include $50 Gift Cards, gift certificates, DVDs, plushies and more. For the complete rules go to http://www.metrolibrary. org/fan/ or contact John at 631-4468. Winners will be announced at Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:30pm. Sponsors include Atomik Pop! www.atomikpop.com, Speeding Bullet Comics www.speedingbulletcomics.com, and the Scarlet Kitsune Anime Club.

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Preschool Storytime Jan 10,24,31 | Mon 10:30-11:10a Ages 2-6 with parent/guardian Introduce young children to books and reading at our fun storytimes! Children will have fun with books, songs, and activities as they build their early literacy skills. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Please sign up by calling 631-4468 or by visiting the Information Desk. Southern Oaks Book Club Jan 11 | Tue | 11:30a-12:30p Adults If you enjoy reading and discussing books, come to the Southern Oaks Library the second Tuesday of each month for our book club. New members are always welcome. Call 631-4468 to reserve your copy of the current book selection. Children Reading to Dogs Jan 11 | Tue | 6:30-7:30p Jan 29 | Sat | 10-11a Children who can read Come read to a dog! Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading to specially trained dogs and their owners who act as an uncritical, appreciative audience. They love a good dog story. Borrow one of ours or bring your own. Dogs and their owners are trained & certified through Therapy Dogs International or HALO. Sign-up is required. Please call 631-4468 or visit the Information Desk.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play With Me Jan 12,19,26 | Wed | 10-11a Infants to age 4 w/parents Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions. This free program is intended for infants through age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the reference desk. Anime Club Jan 12 | Wed | 6:30-8:30p Ages 14 and older The Scarlet Kitsune Anime Club will be screening FUNimation screening reels, feature films and other anime titles. Call 631-4468 for more information. Snacks will be provided

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Book Adventure: Kids’ Book Club Jan 20 | Thur | 4:30-5:30p Ages 6-9 Join us for a book adventure! Meet with kids your age to discuss a great book. We will have a snack, make a craft or play a game. Call the library or come by the Information Desk to find out what book to read before the program. Some copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk. Pre-registration is required. Call 631-4468 or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.

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Musical Stories Featuring Dr. Seuss Tales Jan 5 | Wed | 6-7p All ages This hour long, string quartet presentation by members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic features several favorite children’s books, including a few selections from Dr. Seuss. Narration of these childhood favorites are accompanied by

original music composed Schimek. This multimedia presentation will be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Children Reading to Dogs Jan 5,12,19,26 | Wed | 6-7p Jan 6,13,20,27 | Thur 3:30-4:30p Children who can read Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! Bring your own book or borrow one from us! Small Business Tax Seminar Jan 6 | Thur | 6-8p All ages Need help navigating the maze of business tax rules? Members of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) present a seminar to help you with your questions on Thursday January 6 at 6pm. Cosponsor: Small Business Administration and SCORE. Village Chess Club Jan 7,14,28 | Fri | 3:30-5:30p All ages Want to play chess? Come to the Village! All ages and skill levels welcome. For more information and registration, email Robert Green at rlgreen@ okcps.org or call the Village Library 755-0710. Dr. Seuss StoryTime Jan 11 | Tue | 10:30-11a Preschool We will read many wubbulous Dr. Seuss stories, sing some funny songs and do a craft. Come learn about wockets and thneeds, oobleck and bar-ba-loots. There will be a drawing to win tickets to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Bravo Dr. Seuss concert on January 16. Pre-register by calling 755-0710 or stop by the information desk. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic. V-SIFT: Apple Pie Jan 13 | Thur | 4-5:30p Teens V-SIFT stands for Village-Something Interesting For Teens, and it meets every second Thursday of the month with a new activity. This month’s activity is Apple Pie: make and bake (at home). Each teen will put together their own apple pie and take it home to bake. Space is limited; registration begins Dec 16. Call 755-0710 or stop by the reference desk to register.

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StoryTime Jan 18 | Tue | 10-10:30a Ages 2-5 with parent Come and join us for stories, games, and crafts. Please call 755-0710 to register, or stop by the Information Desk.

The First Twelve Months Jan 18 | Tue | 6-7p Parents and caregivers of young children From your baby’s first coos to baby’s first words, join other parents and caregivers as we explore ways to stimulate your child’s language and learning skills. This workshop will focus on early communication tips and activities to help babies get off to a good start. Facilitated by Child Guidance staff, Cheryl Custer and Tracy Goebel. Pre-Register: 425-4412. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City County Health Dept. Child Development Screening Jan 20 | Thur | 1-5p Birth 5 yrs w/parent Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings @ the libraries once again! A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. At a screening appointment, your child’s developmental progress will be assessed. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities will be given. Screenings will include a small fee. To schedule your screening appointment, please call Oklahoma City County Health Department, Child Guidance @ 405-425-4412. DO Fence Me In Setting Limits with Love Jan 20 | Thur | 6-7:30p For parents & caregivers of young children Next to love, setting limits is a parent’s second most important gift to a child. This workshop will offer suggestions for providing clear, consistent and predictable expectations. Facilitated by Sarita Naegeli. Please call 425-4412 to register. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department. Email Expertise Jan 20 | Thur | 6:30-8p Adults Free computer class for adults! Learn how to set up a free email account. Learn to send and receive email messages, send and open photos and attachments, and use an email address book. Come in or call to sign up (405) 755-0710. Book Discussion Group Jan 24 | Mon | 3-4p Adults We always have a lot to say at the Village book discussion group. Join us each 3rd Monday at 3pm to discuss our latest pick. This month’s title can be picked up at the information desk.

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Musical Stories Featuring Dr. Seuss Tales Jan 3 | Mon | 6-7p All ages This hour long, string quartet presentation by members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic features several favorite children’s books, including a few selections from Dr. Seuss. Narration of these childhood favorites are accompanied by original music composed particularly for each story by bassist, John Schimek. This multi-media presentation will be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Philharmonic Story Time for Preschoolers Jan 4,18 | Tue | 10:30-11:15a Ages 2 1/2 to 6 years Children will enjoy stories with Miss Alma and her puppets followed by fun activities and further exploration of the joy of science. Please pre-register.

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Teaching Children to be More Cooperative Workshop Jan 11 | Tue | 3:30-5p Adults Sometimes being a parent isn’t easy. We will talk about when to discipline or ignore unwanted behaviors. Come and learn the guidance techniques used by experts to teach your child how to cooperate more often. Please call Oklahoma City County Health Department, Child Guidance @ 405-425-4412 to enroll. Play Time for Babies and Tots Jan 12,19,26 | Wed 9:15-10a and 10:30-11:15a Ages 8-30 months Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games, and a story with Miss Alma and her puppets. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616. Children Reading to Dogs Jan 13 | Thur | 6:30-7:30p Ages 6 years and older Children will practice their reading skills while having fun with loveable dogs and their owners. All dogs and owners are trained and certified as dog therapy teams by a national canine therapy organization. Please pre-register. Video Game Night Jan 20 | Thur | 6:30-8p Ages 12-17 Shhh!! Games in the library? Play Rockband, Wii, Mario, and more! We’ll have snacks too. Please call to register 721-2616.

Read for Prizes: Question and Answer Time Jan 8 | Sat | 10a-3p Ages 6-11 During the school break, Dec. 20 to Jan 1, children who read a book from our book list (available at the Info Desk) and answer questions correctly will receive prizes. Each correct answer gives the child a point to spend on prizes. Schedule your child’s five minutes with the Information Desk and receive help selecting a book. An activity sheet to earn extra point is available at the Information Desk. Warr Acres Book Club Jan 10 | Mon | 11a-Noon Adults The Warr Acres Library Book Club meets the second Monday of each month. This month we will discuss Nineteen Minutes: a Novel by Jodi Picoult.

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Child Guidance Screenings Jan 21 | Fri | 9a-Noon Ages birth to 5 years Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings @ the libraries once again! A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. At the screening, your child’s developmental progress will be assessed. Questions or concerns you may have about your child’s development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities will be given. Screenings will include a small fee. To schedule your screening appointment, please call OCCHD Child Guidance @ 425-4412. LEGO Club @ Your Library Jan 22 | Sat | 10:30-Noon Ages 6-11 Young LEGO builders are invited to build with us. LEGO bricks are provided. Bring your team spirit. Sign up at the Information Desk. ESL Classes Jan 24,26,31 | Mon & Wed 5:30-8p Adults Improve your English in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, call Oklahoma City Community College Adult Learning Center at 682-7873. Pajama Story Time for Preschoolers Jan 27 | Thur | 6:30-7:30p Ages 2 1/2 -6 years Bring your preschooler for a fun time. Children may wear pajamas. First we will paint snow scenes; paint shirts are available. While the paint dries we will enjoy stories and snacks with Miss Alma and her puppets. Please call to pre-register and let us know of your child’s eating limitations. Mandala Art Class Jan 29 | Sat | 2-3p Ages 12-17 Mandala is an art form spanning several centuries and cultures. Colorful designs are created in sand, quilts, colored pencils and many other mediums. Our instructor will be Bharathi Srinivasan. Art supplies are provided. Please call ahead to register 721-2616

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Off the Beaten Path

. . . Discovering New Literary Treasures

Getting tired of a constant diet of best sellers and book club hype? Want to take a look at what librarians read? Here are two favorite books as selected by MLS staff. Abbott & Costello: Masters of Comedy [sound recording] 791.44/AB131a/COMPACT/DISC A lot of people are listening to audio books these days. They make a great alternative to pop music in the car, but it you’re in a retro mood and want to sample something old that’s new again, how about trying some old time radio programs? They run 15 or 30 minutes, just right for the daily commute. During the worst days of WW II, President Roosevelt liked to listen to But Abbott and Lou Costello run through their “Who’s on First?” routine. You can try a little Bud and Lou in this eight CD collection of their radio broadcasts from 1942-49.

Good vs. Evil [sound recording] 791.44/G6461g/COMPACT/DISC Or if your taste runs more to mystery and adventure, try this set of 20 CDs. Hit the mean streets with Philip Marlowe, Nick Carter, and the Gang Busters. Go west with Hopalong Cassidy and The Lone Ranger, or fly up, up, and away with Superman. Laugh with The Shadow, solve astounding mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, or freeze your fingers off with Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. This is a terrific sampling that also features episodes from various anthology series, including Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater. If this set doesn’t make you a fan of old time radio, nothing will. January 2011 n info METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM magazine n 23


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