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Book Club

Friday, September 30, 2016
All Locations
Want to join a book club but can't seem to find the time? Try this one, it's online! Make an account on goodreads.com, then join the group Metro Library ReadUp. You'll get the same lively discussions as a traditional book club, but you can share your ideas anytime instead of waiting for an in-person meeting, Also, you might win a fabulous prize! Happy reading!
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Color Me Crazy!

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Capitol Hill Library
Did you know that mandalas are geometric symbols often represented in religion, art, storytelling, and architecture? Tell your story creatively by coloring a table mandala. Finished murals will be displayed for public viewing at our library. Ask for colored pencils, crayons, and markers at the information desk. This is a recurring event and takes place everyday throughout the month of November and December.
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Friday Films

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Family and Fun
Looking for fun on a Friday night? Come to the library to check out our movie collection. Enjoy your weekend by spending time with your family and friends watching movies and reading books. Free popcorn and candy for every five items checked out. Fun for the entire family and it's free!

Please limit one gift per family.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Friday.
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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 for 8 weeks.
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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 Craft

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Crafting can help you think outside the box.  Join us for an afternoon of crafts and creative expression.  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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Beginning Salsa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Northwest Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Dance your stress away!
Feeling hot! Hot! HOT! Become a Salsero with beginning lessons from the Oklahoma Salsa Fever Studio and step into the growing community of dance! You can strengthen your skills at home with our instructional dance DVDs and books! This is a six week series taking place on Saturdays.
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Children Reading to Dogs

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
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 one Tuesday and one Saturday each month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Knitting Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
No-Nonsense Knitting Club
Join the No-Nonsense Knit Club with Gail to learn more about knitting and complete a project. Bring your nimble fingers and friendly smile to begin this leisure activity. Persons interested should call the library for more information. Various skeins of yarn will be provided.

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

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Star Wars Storytime

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Join us for our Star Wars Reads Month! We will have a great time listening to Ms. Tess read about the characters and then a special guest appearance by a character after the story during craft time!
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Beginning Crochet

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Bring your own project materials, Unfinished Objects(UFOs) or Works in Progress(WIPs)and meet others who are interested in crochet. Peruse an array of books and DVDs on crochet for checkout.

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

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Make and Take

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Explore art with fun crafts for the whole family to make together. Program is come and go. Activities are geared towards children ages four and up. This is a recurring event and takes place on the first and third Saturday of the month.
A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Navigating Financial Aid

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Did you know you can fill out the FAFSA as early as October 1st this year?  Kick start your college planning with this informational session!  A representative from Oklahoma College Assistance Program will be available to talk about planning, preparing, and paying for college.  Learn how to fill out FAFSA forms and apply for scholarships.  Check out books on topics such as scholarship opportunities, filling out college applications, and paying for college. Don't forget to take advantage of our Federal Student Aid database that will guide you through the financial aid process.
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Tracking Weather

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
From Chewandswallow to Your Hometown
The forecast calls for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Oklahoma Mesonet Meteorologist Andrea Melvin will share author Judi Barrett’s story about the town of Chewandswallow and also show off many of the weather instruments used by the Oklahoma Mesonet to collect weather data. Come to the library for tips on safety during severe weather.
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Science Sundays

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Del City Library
Small Meeting Room (A)
Spooky Science
Join us as we make amazing scientific discoveries through unforgettable demonstrations and hands-on experiments! Parent participation is encouraged.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first Sunday of each month.
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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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Baby Time

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Del City Library
Small Meeting Room (A)

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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123! Play with Me!

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
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.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday for four weeks.

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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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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Registration begins 10/2/2016 at 9:00 AM

Storytime

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 special stories and participating in craft time.

This is a recurring event and takes place on 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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123! Play with Me!

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
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.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Monday for four weeks.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is open

Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
A storytime just for you at your neighborhood library! A skilled 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 stories, music, and rhymes.

This is a recurring event.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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