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The Many Roles of Music in Game of Thrones

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Any fan of the epic television saga, Game of Thrones, realizes that music plays an enormous part in the success of the series. The jaw-dropping and fateful opening sequence of last season's penultimate episode was all but carried by Ramin Djawadi's gothic minimalist cue, "Light of the Seven." But his massively successful score is not the only musical aspect of the show.

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Belle Isle Library Welcomes New Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY –Metropolitan Library System recently hired Cassie Spindle as the new Belle Isle Library manager. She began her role on Monday, July 31.

While Spindle is new to Metro Library, she brings 13 years of extensive library experience, most recently at Pioneer Library System’s Moore Library where she served as the Customer Experience manager. While at PLS, she also served as the Interim Information Services manager and Children’s Services manager. Prior to joining PLS, Spindle served as Literacy Services manager at Tulsa City-County Library System.

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Bethany Library Groundbreaking!

The City of Bethany and the Metropolitan Library System invite you and your family to attend the Bethany Library Groundbreaking on August 12th!

Ain’t no party like a library party, cause a library party shhh

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"You work for the library? Must be nice to just read books all day."

I've heard that so many times and it's just not true! We are too busy working to read. But I love to hit the library on my day off to check out a nice big pile of fun books and movies.

Then I go home, fire up some popcorn, and party down!

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Jerks.

Mr. Burns election posters

From well-rehearsed public weeping sessions to extravagant book burnings to bloody campaigns of suppression against opposition movements, despots throughout history have utilized a number of deplorable strategies to manipulate, connive and censor their way to the top. Fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships and unwilling to listen to dissenting voices, these tyrants personified the perfect mélange of charm and delightfulness. With ruthless abandon, each, in their own way, sacrificed the interests of their respective subjects to achieve and maintain absolute power.

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Graphic Novel Nostalgia

graphic novels on display

Well, folks, it’s time for another round of graphic novels. I must admit that up until my recent vacation I have not been reading very much, maybe it’s the heat of the summer or that I’ve been binge watching too much TV, or that my brain has just been far too distracted to concentrate on words on a page (it’s that one). BUT luckily, on the way out of town, stuck on an airplane with a stack of books, I finally found my Zen reading zone again, up amongst the lofty sun filled cotton ball clouds.

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Let’s Get Timey Wimey

time machine train with a witch directing the machine

Time travel is a fascinating thing. H. G. Wells first popularized the concept in his 1895 novel The Time Machine. Einstein even theorized that it was possible, but only in one direction. You could go forward in time, but you couldn’t go back. That doesn’t stop talented writers with coming up with a seemingly endless variety of plots involving time travel, and I love them.

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Gemütlichkeit

picnic in the park in a large city

A few months ago, I wrote about the Danish concept of hygge – the feeling of contentment derived from coziness and comfort. Little did I know that Germans have their own “hygge,” called gemütlichkeit!

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Let’s Build Some Words!

Word "child" in blocks

Greetings parents and caregivers of young children! My son has always been a fan of numbers and letters. In fact, he named his cat Numbers and Letters when he was three. One of my most cherished memories (which I captured on my phone and listen to every once in awhile when I’m feeling nostalgic) includes my then-two-year old son sleepily reciting his ABCs and 123s while falling asleep. It’s pretty much the most wonderful thing in the history of everything.  Take a listen below and you'll be convinced. 

Summer of Sam

campfire - something lurking

If you have been reading my blogs for awhile now then you know that I LOVE summer. It’s truly unfortunate for me that I was not born on the best coast/west coast and was unable to spend every waking moment with sea salt hair and tanned toned legs from early morning surf sessions and afternoons spent roller skating on boardwalks. This is the alternate reality I live in though, the dream world me, which is always blue skies, desert pink motels, and crashing waves.

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