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2009 Neighborhood Arts Schedule at Library is Better Than Ever

A Silver Anniversary is significant in anyone’s book.

Twenty-five years is how long one component of the Metropolitan Library System’s Neighborhood Arts series of Summer at the Library events has taken place.  That’s the children’s theater troupe Lucky Penny Players.  The Lucky Pennies are back again to kick off the Neighborhood Arts programs, and this year they will be joined once more by five other talented groups and individuals to liven up the summer.

“I’m an adult,” confessed MLS Children’s Services Coordinator Lisa Wood, “but I love Neighborhood Arts.  We’ve been bringing this entertainment to kids for so long now, every summer we see new parents who bring their kids to us because their parents brought them to see the shows when they were kids.”

MLS is presenting so many Neighborhood Arts events, the librarians suggest you visit the system website at www.metrolibrary.org to see when programs are scheduled at your nearest library location.  Please call regarding pre-registration before attending any event.

Performance Schedule
June 1-5 Lucky Penny Players    Fairy’s Misfortune
June 8-12 Lucky Penny Players     The Old Woman & the Willy Nilly
June 15-19 Sugar Free All Stars  Movin’ and Groovin
June 22-26 Rhythmically Speaking Zellie’s Dress and a Three-Tier Cake
June 29-July 2 Al Bostick – Creative Creation Creation Tales From Around the World
July 6-10 Balcum Rancum Puppetry Mythical Mischief
July 13-17 Joe Hayes Story Fiesta!

Neighborhood Arts events are co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.