The Hobbits Are Coming to Metro Libraries


They are not quite human, but they are relatives of humans. They thrive on the safety and comfort of their homes, but they can be talked into having adventures. They live in burrows under the ground, and they are about to become movie sensations.  They are hobbits.

To help prepare for the release of the new movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s children’s classic book “The Hobbit,” many of the metro libraries are hosting Hobbit-related programs and events in November and December. From Hobbit parties and movie nights to scavenger hunts to fantasy drawing instruction, teens will be ‘inhobbiting’ the libraries.

On Sunday, November 18, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m , the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, is presenting a talk about the charming prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.  An expert on Tolkien’s life and work will lead the discussion.

“We expect the movie will be great, and we know the book is” said Downtown Library manager Angela Thornton, “but a lot of people haven’t read it so we decided to take this opportunity to introduce it to people before the film is released.  Anyone who hasn’t read it, or maybe read it some time ago and wants to brush up on the plot, is invited to join us.  The session is free and should be lively.”

And don’t miss any of the other Hobbit-related programs and events at MLS libraries in November and December:

Hobbit Party

Fantasy Drawing

Scavenger Hunt

For more information about these 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