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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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Lovesick Bookworms

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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? Write down the name of the bookworm or draw the costume on the entry form, bring your completed form to the information desk and collect a prize. And be sure to check out one or two of those bookworm favorites.
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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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Basic Reading Skills for Adults

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Adults can improve their reading, spelling, and writing skills in this free class. The class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays and is coordinated by Community Literacy Centers (CLC). For Questions or to enroll please call (405)524-7323.

Library and support materials are available for check out, and assistance is provided by library staff before and after the class for help with selection of materials.
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Storytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A
Baby Storytime
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 rhymes, songs, and books.  Many of our story times include a craft or child development activity.  The stories that we will read are for babies and toddlers.
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Wonder Wednesday

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers.  Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5.  A library professional will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Book Club

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Lil Lit Book Club
A children's book club is a great way to share your opinions and meet others with similar interests. Reading aloud builds vocabulary and comprehension skills. Each week we will read and discuss a different title. Call the library or stop by to reserve the next title.

This is a recurring club event and takes place every Wednesday.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Coffee Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nicoma Park Library
Meeting Room
Coffee Shop & More
A coffee break made just for you with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and light refreshments. You're welcome to come and go or to stick around for conversation or friendly game of dominos or cards.

This is a recurring event.
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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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Registration is closed

Toddlertime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Edmond Library
Children's Storytime Room C
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 puppet plays.

This is a recurring event.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is closed

Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A

Toddler Storytime

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 rhymes, songs, and books.  Many of our story times include a craft or child development activity.  The stories that we will read are for babies and toddlers.

Similar events exist at multiple libraries.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
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! Bring your baby or toddler and join us for this exciting, innovative program.

This is a recurring event.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Playtime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Warr Acres Library
Meeting Room A
Sharing in playtime 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, and using small and large muscles.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the second, third, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of this month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is closed

Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A

Preschool Storytime

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 rhymes, songs, and books.  Many of our story times include a craft or child development activity.  The stories that we will read are for babies and toddlers.

Similar events exist at other locations

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Registration is closed

Toddlertime

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Edmond Library
Children's Storytime Room C
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 puppet plays.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Learning Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Route 66 Computer Lab (1147)
Confused by computers? Troubled by technology? The Learning Lab can help! Our tech-savvy staff can help with your computer questions, and even get you started from square one. Attendees will learn using a mix of free software and one-on-one teaching. 
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Long-Range Planning Committee Meeting

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Metropolitan Library Commission Meeting of Oklahoma County 
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Children Reading to Dogs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
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 third Wednesday of each month.

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 every Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Lose Weight, Live Better! with OKC-County Health Department

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B

Lose Weight, Live Better! Join our FREE interactive weight loss and chronic disease prevention program. Classes meet one hour a week for eight weeks with four sessions offered each year. Daytime and evening classes. For More Information Call: 405-425-4422 Email: totalwellness@occhd.org | Go Online: occhd.org/tw

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Homework Help

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Do you need a little extra help with your homework? Are you struggling with a specific subject or just want general help? Come by the library once a week on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help get back on track. Homework helpers will be available on a first come, first serve basis to help you with various school subjects. Open for students in grades K-6.
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Basic Reading Skills for Adults

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A

Adults can improve their reading, spelling, and writing skills in this free class. The class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays and is coordinated by Community Literacy Centers (CLC). For Questions or to enroll please call (405)524-7323.

Library and support materials are available for check out, and assistance is provided by library staff before and after the class for help with selection of materials.
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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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Minute to Win It! Around the House Edition

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Edmond Library
Meeting Room B
Can you win it in sixty seconds or less? Join us for a crazy, action-packed and often hilarious evening of minute-long challenges and games. Practice your team-building, use your problem-solving skills and complete your challenges in a minute or less to win! Do YOU have what it takes to be our next Minute to Win It Champion?

Ages 10 through 18. Registration is required.
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Yoga in the library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
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!

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries
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