A Lot Is Happening at Ralph Ellison Library


Keep an eye on the Ralph Ellison Library over the next few weeks.  There will be a lot of special programming going on there for just about everyone.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Oklahoma writer Ralph Ellison, author of “Invisible Man,” which is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th Century.  In honor of Ellison’s life and achievements, the library named for him is planning a multitude of special events.

First up is “A Multi-Cultural Adult Talent Show for Black History Month” on Saturday, February 23.  The various forms of performance include artists, comedians, poets, rappers, singers and dancers.  It all starts at noon.

Beginning on March 2, Ralph Ellison Library presents “Career Experience,” which is open to teens.  Participants in this series of seminars will be eligible to attend a Job’s Fair scheduled for May 5.  Discussion topics include: Social Media Responsibility, Resume Building, Dressing for Success, and Interview Skills.  The sessions meet March 2 from 2:00-4:00p.m., March 16 from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m., and March 30 from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.  “Career Experience” is co-sponsored by Oklahoma Ladies for Christian Education, and the Black Chamber of Commerce.

Then on March 12 from 5:00-6:30p.m. the library will re-present an event that has proven to be popular.  It’s “Girls’ Night: Bead For Life.”  Bead For Life is a non-profit organization that helps Ugandan women earn money for food, education and medical care.

Ralph Ellison Library is located at 2000 NE 23rd.  Call them at 424-1437 to register.

For more information about these or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, 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 www.metrolibrary.org.