2007 Library News

Poetry Blends with Music At Downtown Library

Sometimes there is more to words than just words. 

The Downtown Library is proud to present a Spoken Word Concert by nationally recognized spoken word artist Nancy Harris on Sunday, June 3, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Harris, who is a native of Tulsa, has worked with Bette Midler, Robert Townsend, Barry Manilow, Manhattan Transfer, and other artists since she began her performing career in 1975.  Her presentations traditionally combine original poetry with visual arts, music, and dance.

“We are so pleased that Nancy is bringing her unique talent to Oklahoma City,” said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers.  “Her spoken stories and ‘word music’ will delight everyone, just as it has from coast to coast. Her program is inspired by our rich Oklahoma history and I know it will thrill the spirit.”

The Spoken Word Concert is suitable for all ages and will conclude with a time for conversation with the audience.  The program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System.

For more information, please call the Downtown 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