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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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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Midwest City Library
Children's Area
Put on your pajamas and grab your favorite stuffed friend! We will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and an occasional craft, so come join the fun!

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Hey, Diddle Diddle -- Kids and families will love Mother Goose on the Loose! It's a play-based early literacy program that uses books, puppets, flannel pieces, music and movement to bring language and literacy to life!

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Hey, Diddle Diddle -- Kids and families will love Mother Goose on the Loose! It's a play-based early literacy program that uses books, puppets, flannel pieces, music and movement to bring language and literacy to life!

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Yoga in the Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
No matter your level of experience there is something to gain from these all level classes. Yoga has numerous benefits, such as increased flexibility, improved muscle strength, increased blood flow, better posture, balance, and more! Learn about deep breathing and full body stretching to unite body and mind and promote relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Limited extra yoga mats will be available for those who do not have one but still want to try something new!
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Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Meeting Room B
Midwest City Nonfiction Book Club
Looking for the truth? Celebrate lifelong learning as we read and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subject matter. Visit the Information Desk to reserve your copy of this month's selection!

This is a recurring event and takes place the first Thursday of every month.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Science Museum Oklahoma: Through the Wormhole

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Are you ready for the ultimate mental challenge? Yes? Good, because the stakes and suspense are high in this mysterious escape challenge where wits and teamwork spell the difference between success and failure! Get sucked into an alternate dimension with us where the future is an unknown and the path back to our own world is a tricky one to follow.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Summer Cinema

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Midwest City Library
Forum Room (FORM)
Join us for free movie screenings during Summer Reading. Complimentary popcorn will be served during each movie. Contact the library for movie title information.
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Science Museum Oklahoma: The Science of Star Wars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Not so long ago in our very own galaxy, a brand new chapter in the Star Wars saga began to unfold! What better time than now to celebrate everyone’s favorite space fantasy with some exciting hands-on science? This program for the whole family is a great way for parents and children to spend an hour together at your library, creating, exploring, and generally geeking out over all things Star Wars!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Musictime

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Musictime for Babies and Toddlers
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.

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Quilting Club

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Meeting Room A
Perpetuate the quilting art form. Join the Soldier Creek Quilting Group with your willingness to learn and share all forms of quilting. No experience is necessary.

This is a recurring event and takes place very Monday.
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Musictime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Musictime for Preschoolers
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 first Monday of each month.
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Science Museum Oklahoma: Science Unites

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
We’re blurring the lines between the sciences in this exciting fast-paced assembly style program. Experience the wonder of collaboration and teamwork through amazing experiments and spectacular action. We invite everyone to your library to help us explore the fantastic possibilities we can achieve when we come together for science!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
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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LEGO Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Join us to imagine, create, and play as we build with LEGOs! Bring your friends and build creations based on the monthly theme. Afterward, experiment with your creations and maybe even have them displayed in the library for everyone to see!
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Science Museum Oklahoma: Life Hacks

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Midwest City Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
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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Mother Goose on the Loose

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Hey, Diddle Diddle -- Kids and families will love Mother Goose on the Loose! It's a play-based early literacy program that uses books, puppets, flannel pieces, music and movement to bring language and literacy to life! **Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Hey, Diddle Diddle -- Kids and families will love Mother Goose on the Loose! It's a play-based early literacy program that uses books, puppets, flannel pieces, music and movement to bring language and literacy to life! **Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Yoga in the Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
No matter your level of experience there is something to gain from these all level classes. Yoga has numerous benefits, such as increased flexibility, improved muscle strength, increased blood flow, better posture, balance, and more! Learn about deep breathing and full body stretching to unite body and mind and promote relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Limited extra yoga mats will be available for those who do not have one but still want to try something new!
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Kehinde Wiley: Patterns and Portraits

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Meeting Room A
What goes into making a portrait? Learn about patterns, people, and self-expression in this on-site art making event. Each program is facilitated by Museum Teaching Artists and inspired by the works of Kehinde Wiley on view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art from June 16 - September 10.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Summer Cinema

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Midwest City Library
Forum Room (FORM)
Join us for free movie screenings during Summer Reading. Complimentary popcorn will be served during each movie. Contact the library for movie title information.
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Parachute Play

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
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! Parachute games will help children learn to cooperate and follow directions. We will conclude our playtime with a story. School-age groups, please call to schedule with the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Putting Your Talent to Work

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Live Your Heart’s Desire!! We all have unique talents. However, sometimes our talents are hidden by the facade of the person we think we should be. If you haven't yet discovered your own passions and abilities and put them into action, this workshop is for you! Through Creative Journal Expressive Arts exercises that tap the wisdom of the right brain you can learn how to identify your talents and experience boundless energy and enthusiasm as you fulfill your destiny.
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