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Level-Up Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)

What's better than dominating your favorite video game? Dominating another person attempting to challenge your dominion as the LORD AND MASTER OF TETR.... Sorry about that. I was getting carried away. If competitive video gaming is your cup of tea, then join us at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library for competition that comes in varying forms, but is always a surprise. Tecmo Bowl Tournament? Possibly. Mario Party blindfolded? Less Likely, but don't rule it out.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the fourth Monday of each month.

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Spooktacular Storytime and Parade

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Don your costumes and come celebrate the masked season with Spoticus at the Downtown Library! Complete with a costume parade, this storytime will feature skilled librarians introducing little ones to the library and showing parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and creating excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying costumes and our rainbow spotted mascot, Spoticus. Don’t forget to wear your family-friendly costume!
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Community Writing Group

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Route 66 Computer Lab (1147)
The Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library -- in an effort to better serve the artistic community of Oklahoma City -- is announcing its monthly writers’ group meeting. This group focuses on workshops, peer editing, and accountability. Finding inspiration from your fellow writers and prominent, visiting local authors will make overcoming those lonely writer’s blues a struggle of the past. Come write with us, come read with us, and come commune with us at the Downtown Library.
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123! Play with Me!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions during playtime. Playtime will be followed by a short storytime just for you and your baby.

This program occurs every Thursdays, October 5, 12, & 26.

This event is held at multiple libraries throughout the year.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Mike Price Trio: Pop Variety
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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Tabletop Knights (Board Games at the Downtown Library)

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)

Want to try out some new board games? Have a game and want to teach it to others? Have a group but nowhere to host your game night? Then the Downtown Library’s Board Game Nights are the place for you! We have a ton of awesome games to play, from the old-school classics to the newest and most innovative.


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Paranormal Fest (Psychic)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Classroom E (Creek Nation) (4124)
Paranormal Fest
Join us in celebrating the “spirits” of the season with our very first Paranormal Fest! Come learn about the paranormal with our guest experts. The Oklahoma City Metaphysical School will be giving a talk on dream interpretation from 12:00-1:00pm, author Jeff Provine will talk about the haunted history of Oklahoma from 1:00-2:00pm, and INsight Paranormal Investigations will discuss how they conduct their ghostly investigations along with what they have learned over the years from 2:00-3:00pm.

Throughout the event we will also have free tarot readings given by Stephen Dillard-Carroll of Traveling Tarot, psychic readings given by Linda Lee, of Oklahoma’s Most Renowned Psychic and Vicky Van Denberg of Paranormal Perspective of Oklahoma, and you can test your wits in our fun escape room. So come expand your mind and delve into the extraordinary world of the paranormal.
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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Shoot, dive, leap, or sprint into a great story with us! Join us as skilled librarians introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and creating excitement about reading. Connect with other little champions while enjoying rhymes, songs and books!
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Painted Sky Opera
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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LEGO Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
If you can imagine it, you can build it! Spark your creativity and satisfy your curiosity at LEGO Club. Join other kids and teens to engineer some fun.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first Monday of each month.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Hermione's Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Jim Thorpe Conf Room (West)(2102)

Are you a voracious reader? Do you love sci-fi and fantasy? Would you like to discuss what literature has to teach us about current events, philosophy, and politics? Hermione's Book Club is the place for you! Come meet other inquiring readers for thought-provoking, teen-led discussions focused around a monthly theme.

This month we will be reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and examining the portrayal of extra-terrestrial life in books, television, and movies. See you there!

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NaNoWriMo Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Route 66 Computer Lab (1147)

National Novel Writing Month

In Africa there is a saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Join us at the downtown library in celebration of National Novel Writing Month! Plan on going far and fast and doing it in fellowship with seven sessions to inspire, inform, and motivate you to complete your novel throughout the month of November. Whether this is your first attempt, or the resolution of your ten-part fantasy epic, come create in camaraderie at the downtown library.

Session 1 - Humble Beginnings

Are you a planner? Do you have every aspect of your plot written in a storyboard? Or are you a pantser? Do you write as the words come to you? These are some of the questions we will attempt to answer in our first session. Participants will be provided with writing resources available at the library and given the opportunity to sign-up for NaNoWriMo online

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Evening with Author Michael Korenblit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
Join us as Author Michael Korenblit talks about Until We Meet Again, the true, heart-wrenching story of the love and horror, sacrifice and courage that his parents experienced during the Holocaust. In partnership and collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City.
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Art Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Let your imagination soar at our Preschool craft time! We will use a mysterious assortment of odds and ends to create our very own unique creations. Professional librarians will be on hand to help provide you with all the resources you need to spread your artistic wings!
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Joe Baxter and Andrea, Americana 
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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Retro Video Game Tournament

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)

Want to introduce a young one to the best video games of days gone by? Want to show off your mad skills at the classics? Then the Downtown Library’s Retro Video Game Tournament is for you! Compete for a grand prize in a fun and casual setting, but be prepared for anything, because the games will never be the same twice. All ages are welcome, younger children must be accompanied by a responsible adult or sibling.

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Science Explorers

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)

Join us for an evening of scientific exploration! We provide the supplies and you provide the creativity and ingenuity. We feature a different project each month. Come feed your curiosity and explore your world at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library.


 This is a recurring event and takes place on the second Monday of each month.

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NaNoWriMo Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
National Novel Writing Month
In Africa there is a saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Join us at the downtown library in celebration of National Novel Writing Month! Plan on going far and fast and doing it in fellowship with seven sessions to inspire, inform, and motivate you to complete your novel throughout the month of November. Whether this is your first attempt, or the resolution of your ten-part fantasy epic, come create in camaraderie at the downtown library.

Session 2 - Inspiration + Perspiration = Success
So, you’ve got the bones of your novel in your brain or maybe even on paper. Your protagonist is slowly inflating from her flat beginnings into a round interesting character, but, like all great writers at their genesis, you are hitting a wall. Join us at the Downtown library for a session dedicated to overcoming writer’s block.
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Musictime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training: Music with Miss Ginger
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, reason, create, and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home with you.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the third Thursday of each month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Cleveland Elementary School Choir
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
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.


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LEGO Club - LEGOnomics

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
The building blocks of successful finances starts at the Downtown Library! Come compete with your friends as we budget and build our way to victory. Participants will build specific creations to accomplish specific tasks. The catch? They will have to purchase each block they want to use from the “Block Store” and save enough to make it through speed, strength, and endurance competitions.


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Book Club

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Downtown Library
Jim Thorpe Conf Room (West)(2102)
Lunch Bunch Book Club
Do you like meeting new people, trying new book suggestions, or just reading and sharing ideas? If so, bring your lunch and join us to discuss this month's book club selection. The book selection for November is News of the World: A Novel by Paulette Jiles. Call or come by the library and reserve your copy today! This is a recurring club event and takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Similar clubs exist at other libraries.
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NaNoWriMo Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
National Novel Writing Month
In Africa there is a saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Join us at the Downtown Library in celebration of National Novel Writing Month! Plan on going far and fast and doing it in fellowship with seven sessions to inspire, inform, and motivate you to complete your novel throughout the month of November. Whether this is your first attempt, or the resolution of your ten-part fantasy epic, come create in camaraderie at the Downtown Library.

Session 3 - Inspiration + Perspiration = Success
So, you’ve got the bones of your novel in your brain or maybe even on paper. Your protagonist is slowly inflating from her flat beginnings into a round interesting character, but, like all great writers at their genesis, you are hitting a wall. Join us at the Downtown library for a session dedicated to overcoming writer’s block.
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