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Spend a Day in Ancient Rome at the Downtown Library

The glory that was Rome has come to Oklahoma City and the Downtown Library is planning a party.

To celebrate the “Roman Art From the Louvre” currently on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the museum and the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, are teaming up to present a Roman Art Family Day on Sunday, September 7, 2008.   From noon-4:00 pm. families can visit the museum to absorb some of the greatest art in world history, and then, starting at 1:00pm and continuing till 4:00pm., they can cross Hudson Street to the library for an afternoon of once-in-a-lifetime fun.

“When the Romans invade the library,” said Lisa Wood, the Metropolitan Library System’s Children’s Services Coordinator, “we’ll have a gladiator parade and Roman play

presented by Oklahoma Children's Theatre.  We’ll also have puppet shows, storytelling, and some pretty special surprises.”

Museum activities are included in the price of Museum admission, and there is no charge to participate in activities at the Downtown Library.

Roman Art Family Day is for all ages.

Event sponsors include the Downtown Library; The Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Oklahoma Children's Theatre; Little Caesar's Pizza/Magnum Foods, Inc.; Remington Park; and others.

For more information, 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.