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New Use For Old Neckties At Libraries

NecktiescreaturesWhen is a necktie party a good thing?

When Oklahoma City artist Kiona Wooton-Millirons visits the Metropolitan Library System, to show teens just how many things can be made from a man’s necktie. The program, which began at the Edmond and Choctaw libraries on June 3 and 4, continues next week at the Southern Oaks Library, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. and the Village Library, June 10 at 3:00 p.m.

“Kiona’s program is called ‘Necktie Creatures,’” said Southern Oaks librarian John Hilbert, “and it fits perfectly with the Metropolitan Library System’s Summer at the Library program for teens. Our theme this year is Metamorphosis. Grab one of your dad’s old ties—maybe you better ask him for one he doesn’t wear any more—and bring it to the library. Kiona will help you metamorphosize it.”

Teens interested in recycling men’s neckties to make wild, weird, wacky, or way cute stuffed creatures should keep an eye out for other Necktie Art programs throughout the summer.

Besides the Village and Southern Oaks Library, the Necktie Creatures program will also be held later this month and next at the Midwest City Library on June 17, the Warr Acres Library on June 19, and the Del City Library on July 16.

For more information or to pre-register for the program, call the participating library nearest you or visit www.metrolibrary.org.

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