2007 Library News

Oklahoma Writers Meet at Downtown Library

Everyone knows that libraries mean books.  But did you know that you can also meet the authors of those books at the Downtown Library? 

A new lunch time treat is available at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., on the first Wednesday of every month from November 7, 2007, through April 2, 2008.  From 11:30am to 1:30pm, visitors to the library are invited to bring their lunch, or drop into the new 1st Edition Café located on the first floor of the library on the east end of the building, and then eat lunch in the library’s atrium with some of Oklahoma’s popular writers.

“People can eat, visit, and exchange writing experiences with these talented authors,” said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers.  “There’s nothing quite like getting to know these terrific writers, and they’ll enjoy getting to know readers.”

“Wednesdays With Writers” kicks off on November 7 with John Brooks, author of the book "Bobbie's Brights," and Molly Levite Griffis author of "Paradise on the Prairie."

For more information on “Wednesdays With Writers,” call the library at 231-8650.

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