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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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Mobile Makerspace

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Children Reading to Dogs

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 Saturday of every month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Story Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 and rhymes. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.

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

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Lego Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
If you can imagine it, you can build it! Spark your creativity and satisfy your curiosity at Lego Club. Join other kids to engineer some fun.

This is a recurring club event and takes place the second Thursday of each month.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Science Museum Oklahoma: The Science of Star Wars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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! Children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as: following directions, socializing with others, using language, using small and large muscles, and remaining in control during play.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Children Reading to Dogs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Family Game Fest

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Get loud and game on! Bring your family and come play video games and board games at the library. Games are rated E, E10+, and T. It's a fun way to pass an afternoon! Check out strategy guides and other books about gaming on your way out.

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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Story Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 and rhymes. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.

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

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Adam & Kizzie: Make the World Sing
Musicians have been using music to make their world a better place throughout history. Come to the library and hear some of those songs and participate in celebrating these music makers from our past and learn how to use music to build a better world today.

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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Parachute Play

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jones Library
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.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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