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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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OKC Teen Arts Council Showcase

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
The Oklahoma City Arts Council invites you to see a performance and artwork created by their teens. Open to the public.
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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)
Carl Victor Moore, piano/vocal from American Songbook
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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OKC Zoo: Animal Architects

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
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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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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Science Museum Oklahoma: Build a Better World in Space

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)

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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Neighborhood Arts

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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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Neighborhood Arts

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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: Little Scientist's Lab

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

Put on your safety goggles! We’re building imagination and love of science in this fun-filled, hands-on session that encourages creativity and curiosity. Join us as we get a little messy and experience the magic of exploring the world by asking questions, experimenting, and sharing your own amazing science discoveries.


This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Joe Baxter, songwriter
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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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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Science Museum Oklahoma: Can You Take on Rube Goldberg?

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
Rube Goldberg was famous for developing overly complicated machines to accomplish simple tasks. Feel like flexing your engineering and logic skills? Come help out in this collaborative event that will put your building talents and problem solving skills to the test as we design, build, and engineer a delightfully complex machine with an (nearly) endless supply of materials!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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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Neighborhood Arts

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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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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)
Summer Strings Kids
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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Commission Meeting

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County Monthly Meeting
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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 June is The Promise by Ann Weisgarber. 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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Neighborhood Arts

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
Rhythmically Speaking: Seventeen Bowls of Blackbean Chile
Have you ever dreamed of traveling to space? How would you get there? Who would help you? What would you eat? How would you dress? What would you do if you met a nameless star? Join us at your library and learn about building your own space ship and taking off on an adventure.

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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Neighborhood Arts

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
Rhythmically Speaking: Seventeen Bowls of Blackbean Chile
Have you ever dreamed of traveling to space? How would you get there? Who would help you? What would you eat? How would you dress? What would you do if you met a nameless star? Join us at your library and learn about building your own space ship and taking off on an adventure.

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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Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Hone your child's skills at the champion's hub of information: the library! Children will have the opportunity to participate in agility training and sensory play with parachute games that help children learn to cooperate and follow directions. Sharing in playtimes is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning, and discover that the library is a destination for fun!
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