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Friends' Booksale

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
All Locations
Friends of the Metropolitan Library System present the 38th Annual Friends Booksale. Offering more than 600,000 books covering a wide range of subjects, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape. Hardbacks in the general section are only $1 and paperbacks and magazines are $0.50 each. Admission is free and for the first time, credit and debit cards will be accepted for purchases over $20, in addition to checks and cash.
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Quilting Club

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Love to quilt? Quilt together! Join with other passionate quilters for good conversation and tips for those new to the craft.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday and Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Bring Back the Music

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
I like to make beats and Rap!
Do you like to Rap or make some beats? Bring Back the Music is an instruction team who focuses on performing arts education, which reaches beyond the fundamentals of music education. Come have fun unleashing your creativity in our computer lab! Experience using "Logic X", realize your musical vision, be it hip-hop, R & B, rock, pop, or funk while learning the fundamentals of composing, sequencing, mixing and synthesis.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Poetry Reading

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Open Mic Poetry Night
Are you an amateur, a seasoned poet, or somewhere in between and looking for someplace to express your talent? Local poets have an opportunity to read their own work or just sit and listen to the work of other budding poets.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the last Monday of each month.
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Bring Back the Music

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
I like to make beats and Rap!
Do you like to Rap or make some beats? Bring Back the Music is an instruction team who focuses on performing arts education, which reaches beyond the fundamentals of music education. Come have fun unleashing your creativity in our computer lab! Experience using "Logic X", realize your musical vision, be it hip-hop, R & B, rock, pop, or funk while learning the fundamentals of composing, sequencing, mixing and synthesis.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Steppin' Into Shape

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A

Join us as we get in shape to music and the latest dance moves!

Let's get healthy with fitness and fun. Come alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba and partner swing steps. There will be useful tips for eating properly to help maintain and control blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. The only cost is your time, energy and effort. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a new you!

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Quilting Club

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Love to quilt? Quilt together! Join with other passionate quilters for good conversation and tips for those new to the craft.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday and Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Tax Help

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earnings and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, and proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Saturday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Steppin' Into Shape

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B

Join us as we get in shape to music and the latest dance moves!

Let's get healthy with fitness and fun. Come alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba and partner swing steps. There will be useful tips for eating properly to help maintain and control blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. The only cost is your time, energy and effort. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a new you!

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Quilting Club

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Love to quilt? Quilt together! Join with other passionate quilters for good conversation and tips for those new to the craft.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday and Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
View More

Bring Back the Music

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
I like to make beats and Rap!
Do you like to Rap or make some beats? Bring Back the Music is an instruction team who focuses on performing arts education, which reaches beyond the fundamentals of music education. Come have fun unleashing your creativity in our computer lab! Experience using "Logic X", realize your musical vision, be it hip-hop, R & B, rock, pop, or funk while learning the fundamentals of composing, sequencing, mixing and synthesis.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Gamefest

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Get loud and get your game on! Bring your friends and come play video games and board games at the library. Games are rated E, E10+, and T. It's a fun way to pass an evening! Check out strategy guides and other books about gaming on your way out.
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Bring Back the Music

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
I like to make beats and Rap!
Do you like to Rap or make some beats? Bring Back the Music is an instruction team who focuses on performing arts education, which reaches beyond the fundamentals of music education. Come have fun unleashing your creativity in our computer lab! Experience using "Logic X", realize your musical vision, be it hip-hop, R & B, rock, pop, or funk while learning the fundamentals of composing, sequencing, mixing and synthesis.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Steppin' Into Shape

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A

Join us as we get in shape to music and the latest dance moves!

Let's get healthy with fitness and fun. Come alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba and partner swing steps. There will be useful tips for eating properly to help maintain and control blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. The only cost is your time, energy and effort. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a new you!

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Board Game Bonanza

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Join us for a family fun night of board games for all ages! We will have popular new games like Pie Face and oldies but goodies like Candyland. Adults don't worry! We haven't forgotten you! We have adult games like Settlers of Catan and Love Letter to keep you busy. If you have a game you want to bring and play with your group; just let us know ahead of time and we will have a table reserved just for you!
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Creative Writing

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Workshop

Dust off that manuscript you've been working on and get ready for some inspiration with the OCU Red Earth Master of Fine Art students and faculty. Budding authors have noticed immediate writing improvement in our classes. No manuscript? No problem. Writing experience not required.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the second Thursday of each month.
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Lawn Games Inside

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Are you ready for the temps to go up like we are? Come pretend with us as we imagine our meeting space as the open outdoors and play lawn games indoors! We will have Giant Jenga, Cornhole, Hopscotch, and other fun games. Light refreshments will also be served.
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Tax Help

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earnings and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, and proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Saturday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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After School Eats

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Looking for something more than packaged snacks to banish the after school hangries? Learn how to create easy and delicious snacks that you can make on your own.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Steppin' Into Shape

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B

Join us as we get in shape to music and the latest dance moves!

Let's get healthy with fitness and fun. Come alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba and partner swing steps. There will be useful tips for eating properly to help maintain and control blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. The only cost is your time, energy and effort. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a new you!

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Quilting Club

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Love to quilt? Quilt together! Join with other passionate quilters for good conversation and tips for those new to the craft.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday and Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
View More

Bring Back the Music

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
I like to make beats and Rap!
Do you like to Rap or make some beats? Bring Back the Music is an instruction team who focuses on performing arts education, which reaches beyond the fundamentals of music education. Come have fun unleashing your creativity in our computer lab! Experience using "Logic X", realize your musical vision, be it hip-hop, R & B, rock, pop, or funk while learning the fundamentals of composing, sequencing, mixing and synthesis.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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March Madness

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
NBA basketball meets video gaming. If you have what it takes to play and think you can beat other library members, then this tournament is for you! Following official nba.com rules, 2K basketball will be coming to the Ralph Ellison Library with no entry fees. We look forward to seeing your hoop skills on the virtual court!

Ages 12 to 21, bracketed tournament, one game elimination.

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Bring Back the Music

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
I like to make beats and Rap!
Do you like to Rap or make some beats? Bring Back the Music is an instruction team who focuses on performing arts education, which reaches beyond the fundamentals of music education. Come have fun unleashing your creativity in our computer lab! Experience using "Logic X", realize your musical vision, be it hip-hop, R & B, rock, pop, or funk while learning the fundamentals of composing, sequencing, mixing and synthesis.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Steppin' Into Shape

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A

Join us as we get in shape to music and the latest dance moves!

Let's get healthy with fitness and fun. Come alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba and partner swing steps. There will be useful tips for eating properly to help maintain and control blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. The only cost is your time, energy and effort. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a new you!

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