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Every Thursday, the Ronald Norick Library in Downtown OKC hosts live music at 12

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Every Thursday, the Ronald Norick Library, part of the Metropolitan Library system in Oklahoma City http://www.mls.lib.ok.us/ hosts a free lunchtime concert, open to the public in the atrium. Oklahoman's love live musical entertainment.

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Today, it was Ali Harter, http://aliharter.com/sample-page/ a young woman from Choctaw, Oklahoma who has been signing and performing professionally across the United States for the last 12 years. She is an accoustic guitarist, who performed a variety of songs for a rather large crowd of about 20.

Community members are free to come and bring a lunch. The atrium is bright and spacious and typically the selected musicians are very palatable to all ages.

Many people happen upon these weekly events with surprise. So they are passing by inside the library on a visit or outside from the courthouse or business district.

More and more events have been held for the public as the downtown area has hatched from a dormant state to an increasingly vibrant and useable space drawing people from all over the city.

Another example this weekend was the free concert series at the Myriad Gardens, #OKCfest http://www.examiner.com/article/downtown-okcfest-free-family-event-part-... which featured a family event for Latin and Jazz live music, also in Downtown OKC. http://www.examiner.com/article/okcfest-2014-free-community-family-frien...

OKC has become increasingly bike friendly, with people riding their bikes in or using Spokies. http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/simple-steps-to-rental-cycling-success...

The Metropolitan Library system in Downtown OKC also hosts visual and other performance art events, along with history and community development options. The display at the front of the Norick library has samples of Oklahoma craftsmanship, from needlework, knitting, canning and cooking, painting, tennis shoe design and photography all part of the pending State Fair of Oklahoma exhibits.

The Summer Reading Program is also going on right now, extended to ANYONE from infant to geriatric.... "kids and everyone else" is what their blurbs say. Summer Reading offers a 6$ fine payment along with a wide variety of sponsored gifts for all ages to earn and win.

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