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Book Club

Friday, September 30, 2016
All Locations
Want to join a book club but can't seem to find the time? Try this one, it's online! Make an account on goodreads.com, then join the group Metro Library ReadUp. You'll get the same lively discussions as a traditional book club, but you can share your ideas anytime instead of waiting for an in-person meeting, Also, you might win a fabulous prize! Happy reading!
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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 to play with your child. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions.

This is a recurring event and takes place on Thursdays in September.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Matt Blagg & Ernie Tullis: Blue Eyed Soul
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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Tracking Weather

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
From Chewandswallow to Your Hometown
The forecast calls for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Oklahoma Mesonet Meteorologist Andrea Melvin will share author Judi Barrett’s story about the town of Chewandswallow and also show off many of the weather instruments used by the Oklahoma Mesonet to collect weather data. Come to the library for tips on safety during severe weather.
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Maker Mondays

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Join us for an evening of artistic expression! We provide the supplies and you provide the creativity. We feature a different art or craft project each month. Come create a masterpiece and explore our collection of books on all types of art.

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

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians 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 a good book.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Christian Pearson Duo: piano & saxophone jazz
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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Minecraft Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Are you crazy for Minecraft? This popular online building game encourages problem solving, teamwork, spatial reasoning and digital communication skills. Join other Minecraft lovers for group building and other Minecraft related activities. Bring your laptop or use one of the library's first come, first served devices.
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Art Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Creating simple art is one of the building blocks of a child's development. Research proves that the process develops fine motor skills and aids in language development, problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills. For more arts and crafts activities, check out our great selection of books and DVDs.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the second Thursday of each month.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Mountain Smoke: bluegrass
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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DIY Household Cleaners

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
Tired of paying high-prices for household cleaners? Worried about dangerous chemicals that linger, unpronounceable on the back label of every spray bottle? Then join us for fun fellowship at the Downtown Library where you will learn how to make natural versions of some of your home’s most used cleaners. We provide the supplies and you are more than welcome to take home your creations!
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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 third Monday of each month.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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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 October is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. 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.

A similar club exists at other libraries.
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Musictime

10:00 AM - 10:30 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.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
John Cole Trio: jazz
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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WeatherReady 365

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Being WeatherReady isn’t important only in the spring. Weather hazards happen all year round. Meteorologists will explain what the National Weather Service is trying to tell us, what actions we should take, putting together a disaster kit, developing a communication plan, and where to shelter. We want you to Be Prepared, Not Scared. Bring your weather preparedness questions and join us at the library.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Art Moves - Mel Bolton

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Art Moves
An Arts Council OKC initiative that provides free arts events in downtown OKC each work day from Noon-1:00. Events may include artist demonstrations or musical performances, and take place in various downtown locations. The daily line-up features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more! This event features Mel Bolton, a Motown guitarist.
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Children Reading to Dogs

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
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 fourth Monday of each month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Storytime and Costume Parade

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
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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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Good Friends Bluegrass Band
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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