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Metropolitan Library System Hosts Holiday Open House

RJN @ Night December in Oklahoma City is filled with excitement and anticipation for the holiday season. So enjoy a carefree day by spending the day at the Metropolitan Library System’s Downtown Library’s Annual Open House and see what the library offers – and for free!

The Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., will host its annual Holiday Open House from 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11.  The day will be filled with entertainment and refreshments, as well as tours throughout the library. 

“This year we want to show what a culturally diverse community we serve,” said MLS Headquarters Manager Candace McDaniel.  “Many of the 17 Metropolitan Library System neighborhood libraries will be there displaying a holiday celebration from a different culture of the world, as well as showing some of the materials and programs that are offered at their library.”

Cookies and hot chocolate will be served all day, as well as musical performances from Dennis Borycki on the piano, a piano/flute duet from Euke Hart and Susan Pierce, and ending the day with the Classen School Choir. 

Visitors can also learn about the latest library services, technology, programs and meeting space available.  “Our meeting rooms are very high class and technology-friendly,” McDaniel added. “We have meeting rooms to accommodate all sizes – from small groups all the way up to the 46th Star Auditorium which seats about 140 people.  Anyone interested in the library’s meeting spaces can ask to take a look at them as library tours will be conducted throughout the day.

 “We hope to see many new customers come and get acquainted with the library,” McDaniel said.   

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.