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A Bevy of Birds Come to Ralph Ellison Library

Back in 1963, Alfred Hitchcock advertised his new movie with the tagline, “’The Birds’ is Coming!”  What looked like tortured grammar grabbed audience attention.

But now, the Ralph Ellison Library, 1918 NE 23rd, tells you The Birds are coming, and they mean all kinds of birds.  Instructors from the Oklahoma City Zoo will be on hand for “Birds!  Birds!” on Thursday, October 29, from 5:30 to 6:30pm with feathered friends galore.

“Come and let the Zoo teach you all about some amazing birds,” said librarian Kim Ventrella.  “You’ll be able to see owls and other birds up close and personal.”

Several bird-oriented programs are being presented by the Metropolitan Library System in October in celebration of the community-wide reading program The Big Read.  The Big Read encourages everyone in a community to read the same book, and this year MLS and Rose State College have selected one of the most mysterious birds, Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon.”

“Our program is designed for teens,” Ventrella added, “and we’ll try not to let our birds do to you want happened to the people in the movie.  Well, we’ll try not to.”

“Birds!  Birds!” is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma City Zoo.

For more information call 424-1437.

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.