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Fan Fiction & Fan Art Contest

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Southern Oaks Library
January 1st, 2017, is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library Fan-Fiction Fan-Art contest. Fan art may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main theme. Similar rules apply to fan fiction.  For complete rules, go to www.metrolibrary.org/fan

The last day to submit your work is Sunday, March 19, 2017 by 6:00 p.m.  The announcement party is at Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S Walker Ave. OKC 73139 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:00p.m.
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Lovesick Bookworms

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Midwest City Library
Four “lovesick” bookworms have wiggled their way through our children’s bookshelves in search of the books they love more than anything else. Can you find all four of them each week? And let us know in which book they reside. Write down each title and share it with a librarian for a special sticker or bookmark. And be sure to check out one or two of those bookworm favorites.
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Bethany Library Closed

Sunday, March 05, 2017
Bethany Library
The Bethany Library will be closed between Monday, February 20 and Sunday, March 5. We anticipate reopening to the public on Monday, March 6.  Click to learn about this move and the brand new Bethany Library.

While our library is closed you can return materials to all other Metropolitan Library locations. Please check out the many programs and events at our other library locations, or visit us online at www.metrolibrary.org
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Friends' Booksale

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
All Locations
Friends of the Metropolitan Library System present the 38th Annual Friends Booksale. Offering more than 600,000 books covering a wide range of subjects, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape. Hardbacks in the general section are only $1 and paperbacks and magazines are $0.50 each. Admission is free and for the first time, credit and debit cards will be accepted for purchases over $20, in addition to checks and cash.
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Black History Month Celebration!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Roots of African-American Music
Come to the library and experience the rich history and complex evolution of African-American music provided by Oklahoma City’s very own talented duo, Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Builder's Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come put your ideas into action! Join other kids your age in creating a unique structure from a variety of building materials in our Creation Station! LEGO bricks, Magnatiles, Wooden blocks, and other supplies will be on hand. Let's see your imagination come to life! Be sure to explore our selection of books on engineering and architecture for a little bit of inspiration.
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Musictime

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Edmond Library
Children's Storytime Room C
Busy Baby Music With Joy
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your baby to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a baby'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.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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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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Storytime

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Storytime for Babies and Toddlers
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, and great books.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place most Mondays.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Tax Help

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Warr Acres Library
Meeting Room A
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, and proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday and Friday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Babytime

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
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.

This is a recurring event that takes place on Mondays.
This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Musictime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Edmond Library
Children's Storytime Room C
Preschool Music With Joy
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your little one to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a baby'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.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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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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Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Play & Storytime
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 is a recurring event that takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Storytime for Preschoolers
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, and great books.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place most Mondays.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Del City Library
Small Meeting Room (A)

Budding Bookworms
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.

This is a recurring event that takes place on Wednesdays.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Play Dough Party

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A

Manipulating play dough is a perfect way to strengthen fine motor skills, charge up creativity and relax the mind. All kids can benefit from multisensory hands-on learning. Toddlers, preschoolers, and younger elementary students are invited to join us in exploring and celebrating play-dough!

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Musictime

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Edmond Library
Children's Storytime Room C
Preschool Music With Joy
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your little one to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a baby'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.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Quilting Club

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room A
Love to quilt? Quilt together! Join with other passionate quilters for good conversation and tips for those new to the craft.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday and Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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ATLAS

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)

ATLAS (At the Library After School) is an after school teen space devoted to making, tech, learning, and fun!

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App Club

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Northwest Library
Program Room (123)
Minecraft
Imagination, education, and gaming collide! Gaming isn't just fun, it can be educational too. So join us to sharpen your skills with problem solving play, and expand your mind with critical thinking and collaborative fun. You can go beyond the game at the library and checkout our collection of adventure books to keep you on the edge of your seat!

This is a recurring event taking place on the fourth Monday of each month for ages 9-12.
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Maker Monday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
First Floor (FF)
You don't have to fake it til you make it. DIY it your way! Be part of the maker movement with creative projects inspired by art, architecture, science, math, and engineering. It's creative-tech-fusion!

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

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Minecraft Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
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, challenges, snacks and other minecraft related activities. Call the library to reserve a 30 minute time slot.

This is a recurring club event and takes place monthly.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Tai Chi

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northwest Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
24 Step Tai Chi
Explore Tai Chi by participating, observing, and discovering the library's collection of books and videos available on this popular low-impact exercise. Whether you want to set aside some time for relaxation, or if you are looking to improve your balance and coordination, Tai Chi is a great exercise for adults of all ages.

This is a recurring event that takes place every Monday.
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Mid-Level Spanish

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
First Floor (FF)

Bienvenidos! Do you have some basic Spanish speaking ability and want to expand on it? Or do you currently study it on your own, perhaps by accessing library databases like Mango Languages? Join others who have the same goals -- to become more proficient speaking in another tongue and broadening their world view.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday.

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