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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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Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
A storytime just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian will introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying music, rhymes, and stories.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Toddlertime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Lapsit
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian will introduce little ones to the library; and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying music, rhymes, and participating in play.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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The Tinker Flying High Band

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
The Tinker Flying High Band is treating the Choctaw Library to a day-after Labor Day concert! Join this big band for both new and familiar songs; we dare you to keep from dancing. This all-ages event will be full of musical fun for the whole family.
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Teen Book Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Read the book first or read it after, just be ready to talk books! This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens are invited!

This is a recurring event and takes place every other Wednesday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Yoga

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Covered Patio
Join Yoga in the Parks at the Choctaw library and find relaxation and strength. An experienced instructor will guide you through basic yoga poses and breathing techniques in a safe and supportive environment. Class is appropriate for beginners. This is a recurring club event and takes place every Wednesday.
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Clay Studio

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Join local artist Savannah Mitchell to learn handbuilding techniques for clay! Participants can create their own pinch pots or small animal sculptures and learn about types, techniques, and history of clay.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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The Page Turners Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Do you love to read and discuss books, but prefer to choose your own titles to read? If so, our genre book club is for you! Each month, we will select a different genre, such as mystery, romance, or science fiction, and then we will each choose our own monthly read from the genre. We won't all be reading the same thing, so it's a great way to learn about new books and hear what other readers liked.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first Sunday of each month.
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Mobile Makerspace

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting 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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Pajama Party Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A

Come to this fun pajama party where we will discuss books, make crafts, and have bedtime snacks. Reading aloud builds vocabulary and comprehension skills. Each week we will read and discuss our favorite books. Feel free to bring your pillow, but no sleeping will be allowed. Pajamas are encouraged, but are not required!

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday.

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Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
A storytime just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian will introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying music, rhymes, and stories.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Toddlertime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Lapsit
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian will introduce little ones to the library; and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying music, rhymes, and participating in play.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Tween Tuesday: Cardboard Challenge

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Calling all Tweens! Tuesdays at the Choctaw Library are dedicated to you. Come to the library every Tuesday this summer for fun programs made especially for you.

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Put it Up: Canning for Beginners

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A

Soon, your beautiful gardens will give you so many veggies that you won't know what to do with them all. We can help! Come to the library for a fun, hands-on workshop on canning and food preservation. Learn the basics and get ready to enjoy your own healthy, free garden food all year round. Good for the earth and the budget!

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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting 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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life-size board games

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Planning session
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to bring a board game to life? Now is your chance! Join us to plan and build two life-size games and set them up for others to play.

This is a recurring event with two planning sessions: June 8th 6-8pm and July 20th 6-8pm.

The games will be available to play on July 21st and 22nd 2-4pm.
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Science Museum Oklahoma: Build a Better World in Space

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting 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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Children Reading to Dogs

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the second Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Mobile Makerspace

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting 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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Pajama Party Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A

Come to this fun pajama party where we will discuss books, make crafts, and have bedtime snacks. Reading aloud builds vocabulary and comprehension skills. Each week we will read and discuss our favorite books. Feel free to bring your pillow, but no sleeping will be allowed. Pajamas are encouraged, but are not required!

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday.

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Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
A storytime just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian will introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying music, rhymes, and stories.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Toddlertime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Lapsit
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian will introduce little ones to the library; and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying music, rhymes, and participating in play.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Registration is closed

Tech Tuesday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Do you need help downloading library ebooks, posting a Craigslist ad, or formatting a resume? We are here for you! Bring us your technology questions and trained staff will offer one-on-one help in a supportive environment. This class also takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
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