Have a Safe Holiday Season With the Downtown Library


Nothing can spoil the most joyous time of year like a theft or a scam.

Learn how to stay safe this holiday by attending the “Safety For the Season” workshop at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, on Wednesday, November 9, from 5:30 to 7:00p.m.  The session is free and open to the public, and will be held in Classrooms C-D on the fourth floor.

“We’re excited to have representatives from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office on hand to give us good advice and answer questions,” said Manager of Library Operations Angela Thornton.  “Who better than Sheriff John Whetsel, Corporal Kelli Breummer and Captain James Absher to present us with the information we need to avoid being ripped off or harmed during the holiday season?”

Thornton explained that topics to be covered include shopping safely, what to watch for, what to be aware of, and what to do if something bad does happen.

“The Sheriff and his team will also tell us what not to do if something goes wrong,” Thornton added.  “Ideas on home safety for not just around the holidays but year round will also be discussed.

“This is a must attend session.  And bring the whole family, especially seniors, who are frequently targeted.”

“Safety For the Season” is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma County Law Library and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS 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.