2007 Library News

Author Lisa Yee Visits MLS Libraries

“ Hi! I'm Lisa Yee. Some of you may know me as a former Miss America . Oh, and then probably a lot of you don't even know me at all.”

Who is this crazy woman?

She's Lisa Yee, and if you don't know who she is, odds are the middle-school student in your life does. Yee is the multi-award-winning author of two wildly popular and very funny novels for junior high readers, “Millicent Min, Girl Genius” and “Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time.” Her third book, “So Totally Emily Ebers” will be published later this year.

But don't wait--she's coming to six Metropolitan Library System libraries in February.

This is how Yee describes herself on her website: “ Lisa Yee has been an inventor, a  hand model, and was once paid to eat chocolate. She's been part of the Official Olympic Committee Torch Run Caravan (until the police requested that she leave). And she has the second largest collection of Winnie-the-Poohs in America .

“Lisa's writing assignments have included cans of refried beans, a speech for a President of the United States , and television specials for Disney.” Actually, the president's speechwriters rewrote what Yee had come up with, but they did retain the line “Hello, Joan and Ben.”

Lisa Yee's schedule is:

Tues., Feb. 6, Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26 th , 1:00-2:00 pm . 634-6308

Tues., Feb. 6, The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania , 6:30-7:30 pm . 755-0710

Wed., Feb. 7, Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63 rd , 10:30-11:30 am . 721-2616

Wed., Feb. 7, Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno , 4:30-5:30 pm . 732-4828

Thurs., Feb. 8, Choctaw Library, held at the Choctaw Junior High School , 10:00-11:00 pm . 390-8418

Thurs., Feb. 8, Edmond Library, 1:30-2:30 pm . 341-9282

Please phone ahead of time to pre-register. The Lisa Yee library visits are co-sponsored by Friends of the Metropolitan Library System.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City . You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.