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NANOWRIMO Fanfiction and Fanart Contest

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Choctaw Library
November is National Novel Writing Month, or NANOWRIMO for short! Fanfiction is a recent, but much loved medium, which consists of stories written using copyrighted characters and worlds, mixed with original characters and ideas. Express your fandom and submit your best fanfiction of 3,000 words or less. Fanart, art primarily consisting of copyrighted characters with your own original spin, will also be accepted. All entries due at the Choctaw Library, by November 30th. 
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Fan Fiction & Fan Art Contest

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Southern Oaks Library

January 15, 2018, is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library Fan Fiction and 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. The last day to submit your work is Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 6:00pm. The announcement party will be held at the Southern Oaks Library on March 24th, 2018 from 1:30-3:30pm. The announcement party is open to all ages but children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. You must be present to win. Prizes will include $50 Gift Cards, gift certificates, DVDs, plushies and more!

Rules for Submitting Fan Art

  • Only one entry per contestant in the Fan Art category.
  • You may include original characters, but Fan Art must contain a copyrighted character as the main theme.
  • Fan Art is not restricted to any age category or genre.
  • Contestant must be able to carry the Fan Art into the judging area.
  • Fan Art can be created in any medium.
  • Entries can be submitted at the Southern Oaks Library or through email to jhilbert@metrolibrary.org.
  • Use only your own work. You will be disqualified if you are found plagiarizing.
  • Fan Art must include a disclaimer. Disclaimer forms are available at the Southern Oaks Information Desk.

Rules for Submitting Fan Fiction

  • Only one entry per contestant in the Fan Fiction category.
  • Fan Fiction may include original characters, but Fan Fiction must contain a copyrighted character in the main plot.
  • Fan Fiction cannot be longer than 3,000 words.
  • Fan Fiction is not restricted to any age category or genre.
  • Entries can be submitted at the Southern Oaks Library or through email to jhilbert@metrolibrary.org.
  • Use only your own work. You will be disqualified if you are found plagiarizing.
  • Fan Fiction must include a disclaimer. Disclaimer forms are available at the Southern Oaks Information Desk.
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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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Art Class

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Take your drawings to the next level! Students will improve their basic art skills using charcoal and pencils while learning techniques in shading and depth including instruction on perspective.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Friday.
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Community, Coffee, & Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet some of your neighbors and community members while connecting through conversation, creativity, and sharing. Enjoy books, board games, puzzles, dominoes, and cards. Looking for your next great read? Take this opportunity to share recommendations with other avid readers and make new book discoveries.

This is a recurring event that will take place every 4th Friday.
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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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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
A storytime just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian 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 stories.


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Community Nutrition Education Program /Programa comunitario de nutrición y educación

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A

Join us free cooking and nutrition lessons with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include learning how to prepare healthy meals, understanding food labels, feeding infants and children, and more!

El programa de educación nutricional (CNEP) es un programa gratuito de la Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad Estatal de Oklahoma (OSU). Si usted tiene asistencia alimentaria como SNAP o WIC es elegible para inscribirse. El programa dura 9 secciones de 1 hora, hablaremos de nutrición, aprenderemos recetas nuevas, y cocinaremos algunas de estas. También ofrecemos una evaluación nutricional comprensiva gratis que le dará herramientas para comenzar a cambiar sus hábitos y a reforzar los positivos que ya tiene. 

Temas incluyen: 1. Planificación y preparación de comidas saludables, como hacer un menú y lista de mercado 2. Mi Plato y los diferentes grupos de alimentos 3. Como leer y entender las etiquetas de los alimentos 4. Cómo tomar decisiones inteligentes desayuno 5. Seguridad Alimentaria 6. Comer más frutas y verduras 7. Hacer rendir el dinero destinado a comprar de los alimentos. 8. La elección de bebidas saludables 9. Tamaño de las Porciones Durante la primera lección se les pedirá a los participantes hacer un inventario de los alimentos consumidos en 24 horas para saber que comieron el día anterior. Esta información será utilizada para ayudar a los participantes a establecer metas y aprender lo que pueden hacer para mejorar sus hábitos alimenticios y su salud.
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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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After School DIY Studio

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Our After School DIY Studio is your opportunity to do an after school craft or cool science experiment.  Some weeks we focus on arts and crafts, other weeks we will do crazy science activities.  Join us for some hands on fun! While you're here check out the library's collection of arts and crafts books.
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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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Crazy 8's Math Club: 3rd-5th Grade

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… all while bonding with new friends over math. With more than 6,000 clubs serving over 80,000 kids, it may already be America’s biggest math club for elementary school kids. This is program has 8 sessions that build on each other, and is designed for kids in grades 3-5.

This is a recurring club event and takes place for 8 Fridays.

Crazy 8s math club for grades K-2 will take place on Tuesdays.
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PreSchool Spanish

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Northwest Library
Program Room (123)
Family Learning
Bond and learn with your little! Caretakers and children are invited to join us in learning introductory Spanish to gain invaluable skills that promote learning, literacy, and growth. Connect with others while enjoying songs, crafts, and games.

This is a recurring series taking place on Wednesdays and Fridays for five sessions. By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

For ages 4-7.
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Knit and Stitch

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Warr Acres Library
Meeting Room A
Whether you enjoy knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or other types of handiwork, bring it in and join us for conversation and creativity. Bring a friend or make new friends while sharing projects, tips and advice with fellow crafters.

This program will occur once each month.
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Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Sharing in play time 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.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place the third Saturday of each month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Steppin' Into Shape

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Let's get healthy with fitness and fun. Come alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba and partner swing steps. There will be useful tips for eating properly to help maintain and control blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. The only cost is your time, energy and effort. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a new you!
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Playtime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
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. We will wind down from playtime with a relaxing storytime.
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Readers' Choice Book Club

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Edmond Library
Small Conference Room (D)
Readers' Choice Book Club
For a choice selection of reading and discussion, this is the group for you.  The November selection is Bear Town by Fredrick Backman. Click on the link to reserve your copy today!

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

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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STEAM Saturday

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wright Library
Meeting Space
Come explore different Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math topics in our STEAM Saturday programs. We will have hands on activities for gradeschoolers to develop critical thinking and creativity skills.

This is a recurring event that takes place the third Saturday of each month.

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Apple Pie Time

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Kids, get your cooking skills ready for the holiday season! Our Apple Pie Time program lets kids practice following directions, measuring ingredients and putting together a delicious pie to take home and bake. Cookbooks for kids will be available to check out. This program fills up quickly, so registration is required.
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Apple Pie Time @ your Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Kids, get your baking skills ready for the holiday season! Apple Pie Time lets kids practice following directions, measuring ingredients and putting together a delicious pie to take home and bake. Cookbooks for kids will be available to check out.  This class fills up quickly, so registration is required.
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FAFSA workshop

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Are you planning to attend college next year and need help paying for school?  Come to Almonte for this free workshop on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The applications for the 2018-19 school year just opened last month.  Bring your parents and be ready to take notes.
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STEAM Saturday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Warr Acres Library
Meeting Room A
Come explore different Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math topics in our STEAM Saturday programs. We will have hands on activities for youth to spark their creativity.
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Rock Your Retirement

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Will Healthcare Costs Ruin My Retirement?
Nearly 70% of Americans are 65 or older will need some sort of long-term care in their lives. Come to the library for a Financial Education class and learn how Medicare and Medicare supplemental plans work, what you can expect to pay for independent and assisted living options, and what your choices are for funding long-term care needs..

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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