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Historical Re-enactor Brings Thomas Edison to Neighborhood Libraries

You know who the Mother of Invention is – now meet the Father.           

Join inventive re-enactor Hank Fincken as Thomas A. Edison for his one-man presentation

“Almost, Mr. Edison, Almost!” at four Metropolitan Library System libraries between March 21 and 23.

“We’re allowing the great man to speak for himself,” said MLS Senior Services Coordinator Anita Roesler.  “Well, he’ll be speaking for himself through Hank Fincken It’s been said of Edison that he invented the twentieth century when he came up with the incandescent lamp.  Fincken is an expert on Edison and he’ll be taking questions after his formal presentations, and that will give all of us the best chance to find out how a genius thinks.”

Edison, who was born before the California Gold Rush and died during the Great Depression, worked through America’s most progressive era.  He was a dreamer, but he was also a genius who invented or improved hundreds of things we take for granted today.  “Almost, Mr. Edison, Almost” is free and open to the public.  The presentation is suitable for all ages.

  • Sunday, March 21, 2pm -- Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue (231-8650)
  • Monday, March 22, 7pm -- Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa (843-9601)
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2pm – Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker (631-4468)
  • Tuesday, March 23, 7pm -- Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller (789-8363)

Call 606-3835 for additional information or visit our website, 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.