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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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Commission Meeting

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County Special Meeting

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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
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 each week on Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is open

Musictime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Music with Miss Ginger
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore and create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, create and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home.

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

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Children Reading to Dogs

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
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 first and third Thursdays of the month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Chess Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Want to improve your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Make a smart move and join us for Chess Club! The game of chess offers many brainy benefits and -- it's just fun! Learn the game for the first time or develop your skills; those of all abilities are welcome. Chess boards are provided and library materials are available for further learning. Chess sets may also be checked out for in-library use at any time by visiting the information desk.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Reading Buddies

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Build better reading abilities with a reading buddy. Teen volunteers are paired with kids to help them read at least 20 minutes a day, boost their skills, and get them excited about reading. Bring your own book or pick one out at the library and plan to read with a super teen volunteer.
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Babytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
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 [music, rhymes, or puppet plays]. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like [crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.]
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Science Museum Oklahoma: Can You Take on Rube Goldberg?

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
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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Coding Super Squad

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Your favorite video game, your school's website, the apps on your phone, Facebook—they’re all made with code. Join us to explore coding at the library and learn how to create technology that will make your world smaller and your future brighter. While you're here, check out the library's collection of coding and technology books.
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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
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 each week on Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
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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Mobile Makerspace

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village 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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Chess Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Want to improve your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Make a smart move and join us for Chess Club! The game of chess offers many brainy benefits and -- it's just fun! Learn the game for the first time or develop your skills; those of all abilities are welcome. Chess boards are provided and library materials are available for further learning. Chess sets may also be checked out for in-library use at any time by visiting the information desk.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Knitting Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room B
Knitty Committee
Interested in knitting or learning how to knit? Bring your yarn and join the fun! The recommended yarn for beginners is "variegated worsted weight" and size 7 or 8 needles.

This is a recurring event and takes place the second Saturday of every month.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Reading Buddies

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Build better reading abilities with a reading buddy. Teen volunteers are paired with kids to help them read at least 20 minutes a day, boost their skills, and get them excited about reading. Bring your own book or pick one out at the library and plan to read with a super teen volunteer.
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Registration is open

Toddlertime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
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 [music, rhymes, or puppet plays]. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.
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Registration is open

Art Super Squad

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Art can help you think outside the box.  Join us for an afternoon of crafts and creative expression. While you're here check out the library's collection of arts and crafts books.
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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
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 each week on Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Sugar Free Allstars: Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC has been listed in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. 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!

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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Children Reading to Dogs

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
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 first and third Thursdays of the month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Mobile Makerspace

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village 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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OKC Zoo: Animal Architects

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
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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