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Summer Reading

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
All Locations
Libraries Rock! 

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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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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Music Time

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A
Baby Music
Discover the power of music at the library!  Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music.  Research proves that early integration of music into a child'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 exist at multiple libraries
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Wednesday Cafe

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Edmond Library
Small Conference Room (D)
Welcome back! Visit us for a little caffeine and conversation! At this come-and-go event you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with friends, and we'll be there to answer questions about library services and events. There will also be a selection of new material for you to peruse and check out. 

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 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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Storytime

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

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Music Time

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A
Toddler Music
Discover the power of music at the library!  Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music.  Research proves that early integration of music into a child'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 exist at multiple libraries
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123! Play with Me!/123! Juega conmigo!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Warr Acres Library
Meeting Room A
123 Play with Me

Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions during playtime. Playtime will be followed by a short storytime just for you and your baby.

This is a recurring event and takes place the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday in May.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

123! Juega conmigo! 

Compartir en horas de juego es una excelente manera de ayudar a los niños a desarrollar habilidades sociales, promover el aprendizaje, y descubrir que la biblioteca es un destino para la diversión! Los niños tendrán la oportunidad de practicar habilidades tales como: siguientes direcciones, socializar con otras niños, usando el lenguaje, usando los músculos grandes y pequeños, y mantener el control durante el juego.

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Music Time

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A
Preschool Music
Discover the power of music at the library!  Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music.  Research proves that early integration of music into a child'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 exist at multiple libraries
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Tai Chi

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Looking for balance in your life? Come to the library for an introductory class that teaches participants ways to improve mind, body, and spirit. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise to improve strength and balance. This is a recurring event that takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays for six weeks.

You must attend one of the first two classes in this series in order to attend the remaining classes in the series.
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Tai Chi:Moving for Better Balance

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Join us in this fun, low impact exercise and improve your muscle strength and balance! Open to ages 13 and up. This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine.

Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 23 through June 6. Please contact OHAI Central at 271-6424 or CentralOHAI@ouhsc.edu to register. For safety reasons, participants must attend by the 2nd session in order to join the class!

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Learning Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
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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Reading with a DJ

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Children's Area
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Tween Scene Wednesday

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Tweens, need a break from homework? Join us for this monthly after school program where you can flex your creative muscles. Just bring your creative side and your friends, and get ready to make fun crafts and activities. This event is for ages 9-12.
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Ruff Ruffman's Sensational Science Camp

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Join the star of PBS's Ruff Ruffman Show as we play and discover how things work.  This camp will engage kids in the science inquiry and engineering design processes using fun, hands-on activities with Ruff Ruffman and his friends. 

Funded in part by OETA Ready to Learn.
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Cake Decorating for Teens

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
If you're a fan of cake decorating shows, or cake decorating, or cakes, you should come to Almonte for this fun program.  We will have a very talented cake decorator from a local bakery that will show you some techniques to make your cakes and cupcakes look too good to eat.  But don't worry, you'll still get to eat it.  Come just for fun and you might discover a hidden culinary talent.
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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 checkout, 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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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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Yoga in the Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
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!
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Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Participating 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, using small and large muscles, and remaining in control during play. 

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

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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