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Summer Reading

Monday, July 31, 2017
All Locations
Build a Better World this summer! 

Visit: http://www.metrolibrary.org/summerreading for more information and to find out how you, your family, or group can sign up for Summer Reading!
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Library Closed

All Day
All Locations
Although our physical libraries are closed today, you can still use the library online, 24/7 at http://www.metrolibrary.org. Visit us online to find your next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of our great databases.
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Library Closed

All Day
All Locations
Although our physical libraries are closed today, you can still use the library online, 24/7 at http://www.metrolibrary.org. Visit us online to find your next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of our great databases.
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers. Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5. A professional librarian will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Knitting Club

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Are you a knitter? Interested in learning? If so, join the Almonte Monthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project, or just bring yarn and knitting needles and we can teach you how to get started! Crocheters and other needleworkers are welcome too, but we will only be teaching knitting.

This is a recurring event and takes place monthly.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Board Game Explosion

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Puzzles, strategy, luck, or adventure? Play classic board games like Clue and Connect Four, plus fun newer games like Zombie Dice and Apples to Apples.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Tinker Tuesday

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Come join us in the Creation Station Lab! Each Tuesday afternoon this summer we will get together to experiment, create, and explore ways to build a better world!  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math activities will all be experienced in unique and exciting ways!
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers. Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5. A professional librarian will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Pixelated Art

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using special mobile kits to learn and make something cool. Check with library staff to see the theme of the day; it could be circuits, robotics, an escape room, coding, or more!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Sugar Free Allstars: Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because this Grammy-featured, family funky super duo from OKC has been in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America is coming! Save up your energy and join us at your library to see how they build their wonderful world of music by blending elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel, and New Orleans street parade music. This will be a high energy rock show dance party experience that can only be described as a funky, foot-stompin', hand-clappin', body movin' and groovin' dance-until-you-drop party for all ages! Admission by free ticket. Tickets will be handed out starting one hour before the program.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by Arts Council of Oklahoma City, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council.
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OKC Zoo: Animal Architects

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Are you a busy beaver? When we think of the ultimate animal architect, the beaver comes to mind, but other wild critters are amazing builders too. Termites raise towers, bees build factories, birds construct apartments, and prairie dogs lay highways…just to name a few. Come to your library and join the Oklahoma City Zoo to explore amazing animal architects and their construction projects.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by Zoo Fund for Kids
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Knitting Club Work Day

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
At Almonte, we are "Building a Better World" one hand knitted gift at a time.  Our knitting club invites you to join us as we make yarn dolls and other simple hand made items to donate to charity.  All yarn crafters are welcome - no experience required.
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Tinker Tuesday

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Come join us in the Creation Station Lab! Each Tuesday afternoon this summer we will get together to experiment, create, and explore ways to build a better world!  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math activities will all be experienced in unique and exciting ways!
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers. Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5. A professional librarian will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Science Museum Oklahoma: Life Hacks

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
In this crazy, hectic world life’s pesky little obstacles can really ruin your day. It’s time to toss those annoyances aside with a few well-placed life hacks. Join us at your library, for this engaging hands-on session and learn how to use a little science know-how to engineer easy, low-cost shortcuts that can simplify and improve your everyday life.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
PlaidSquare Players: Classics for Kids: Professor Spillsby Takes a Vacation
Professor Spillsby and “The Juggling Fiends” have been on so many adventures around the world together they are now ready for a little rest and relaxation. Will they actually get a vacation from adventure, or does adventure follow this troupe of Shakespearean actors wherever they go? Join us at your library and see how fun never takes a holiday from this merry band of players who love Shakespeare and the world of reading!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by Arts Council of Oklahoma City, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council
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Science Museum Oklahoma: Build a Better World in Space

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)

Can you imagine living on another planet in our solar system? NASA is currently working on plans to send astronauts to live on Mars! What do you think it would take to successfully live on a different planet? Come explore space colonization with us in this thrilling, engaging, and hands-on program that will expand your horizons and take you far throughout the galaxy.


This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Raspberry Pi

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using special mobile kits to learn and make something cool. Check with library staff to see the theme of the day; it could be circuits, robotics, an escape room, coding, or more!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Tinker Tuesday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using special mobile kits to learn and make something cool. Check with library staff to see the theme of the day; it could be circuits, robotics, an escape room, coding, or more!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers. Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5. A professional librarian will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Afternoon Book Chat

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Read any good books lately? Join Almonte’s “I read what I want book club.” We are a very informal book discussion group with varied tastes, so no pressure to read the same book as everyone else. Come ready to talk about your favorite books, browse new book titles, and meet awesome library buddies. The theme for this Book Chat will be "Award Winner". Please join the Almonte staff in reading an award winning book, in any genre, that catches your eye.

3rd Wednesday of Every Month @ 2:00
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Community, Coffee, & Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet some of your neighbors and community members while connecting through conversation, creativity, and sharing. Enjoy books, board games, puzzles, dominoes, and cards. Looking for your next great read? Take this opportunity to share recommendations with other avid readers and make new book discoveries.

This is a recurring event that will take place every 4th Friday.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Adam & Kizzie: Make the World Sing
Musicians have been using music to make their world a better place throughout history. Come to the library and hear some of those songs and participate in celebrating these music makers from our past and learn how to use music to build a better world today.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by Arts Council of Oklahoma City, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council.
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