Get To Know Steampunk at MLS Libraries


Take a time when steam power was cutting edge technology, such as in Victorian England, or America in the nineteenth century. Now apply that technology to the world of the future, as in the novels of Jules Verne or H.G. Wells. That way of seeing things, and the culture that fosters it, is steampunk.

“Steampunk is one of the hottest fiction genres going for teens and adults right now,” said Metropolitan Library System Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams.  “We’ve created some steampunk-oriented programming in the past and it has always been a huge hit, and that’s why we have more in store in August and September.”

Steampunk programming events include:

Steampunk Jewelry: Tuesday, August 14 at 4:30p.m.  Midwest City Library; Thursday, August 30 at 6:00p.m.  Choctaw Library; Thursday, September 13 at 4:30p.m.  Del City Library; Saturday, September 29 at 1:00p.m.  Edmond Library

Steampunk 101 Mini-Con: Saturday, September 8 from 11:30a.m.-3:30p.m.  Downtown Library

Steampunk Movie Night: Thursday, September 20 at 6:00p.m.  Del City Library

For teens only, Pizza and Plots Book Club, Wednesday, September 12 at 4:30p.m.  Choctaw Library

For teens only, Teen Reads Book Club, Tuesday, September 18 at 4:30p.m.  Del City Library

For teens only, Anime Club, with costume contest, tea, and a movie.  Saturday, September 22 at 2:30p.m.  Choctaw Library

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

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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