2007 Library News

Learn to Simplify Your Life
At the Edmond Library

In the movie “Matinee” a boy and a man are talking about the occasional weariness of adult responsibility when the man says, “You think grown-ups have it all figured out? That's just a hustle, kid. Grown-ups are making it up as they go along just like you.”

            But if the hustle and the games are starting to get to you, maybe it’s time to simplify your life. You can learn how at the Edmond Library’s Simple Living Organizational Meeting from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9.

“Simple Living Oklahoma,” said Edmond librarian Ronna Davis, “is a space to exchange ideas on modern life. In this voluntary simplicity discussion group you will have an opportunity to explore issues of simplifying your life in relation to work, money, success, consumerism and media in our world.”

The group will meet for seven consecutive Saturdays through July 21.  The discussions will be loosely based on Cecile Andrew's book, “The Circle of Simplicity:  Return to the Good Life.” Multiple copies of the book are available for checkout through the Metropolitan Library System.

“The Voluntary Simplicity concept has been around since the 1970s,” David added.  “The idea is that many people have become so caught up in the flood of materialism, they have lost sight of the quieter, and often more significant moments of life.  The goal of the group is to encourage people to find more peace and fulfillment in their lives by living more simply.”

For more information about Voluntary Simplicity, visit the website: http://geocities.com/simplelivingoklahoma/

For more information about the library program, or to pre-register, please call 341-9282. 

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