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Summer Reading

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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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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Book A Librarian

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room B
Need computer assistance?  Help downloading an e-book or an in-depth demonstration of one of the library's databases?  Book a librarian is here for you!  This service will allow you to reserve up to an hour of time with one of our research or technology professionals.  Register for the program and a staff member will contact you via email or phone to tailor the session to your specific needs.  
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Magic Rocks!

A high energy storytelling show incorporating musical themes with audience participation and illusions.  Minds will be read! Magicians will pass through solid objects! And you will witness full body levitation!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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School's Out Lunch! With the RFB

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
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Neighborhood Arts: Alegria Real

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
Music is inside of me, music is inside of you - music is what sets us free, and music lets us be you and me! Join us at the library to experience this dynamic super duo, Alegria Real on a musical journey that will get us all groovin’, movin’, singin' and swingin' to the colorful expressions of the Latin American heart!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Lobby
Magic Rocks!

A high energy storytelling show incorporating musical themes with audience participation and illusions.  Minds will be read! Magicians will pass through solid objects! And you will witness full body levitation!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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OKC Zoo: ROARchestra!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Del City Library
Large Meeting Room (B)
Grab a program, take a seat, and get ready for the wildest orchestra on Earth! Far beyond the world's honking horns and clanging contraptions lie the truly wild places where nature's greatest musicians perform day and night. Against a backdrop of waves, wind, and water, we'll listen to the musicians of the jungle, prairie, ocean, and forest perform an amazing symphony. Then, tune up your instruments, and set your toes a-tappin' as we recreate the sounds with our own wild orchestra. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Zoo Fund for Kids. 
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Juggling!

3:00 PM - 4:14 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Learn to juggle! Juggling has had a revival in the last few years as a sport and an art form. It increases your coordination, confidence, and problem-solving skills. Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. Come learn the basics and you’ll be showing off to your friends in no time.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Teen Time

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest Library
Bored? Hang out with us at the library. Each Monday, we'll have some type of teen activity. It could be robotics and coding, arts and crafts, music, theatre, writing, or something else entirely! Come see what we've got going on in the teen area this week. 

This event is for TEENS ONLY (ages 12-18).
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Chemical Free Home

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own environmentally friendly cleaning products for your home?  If so this class is for you!  You will learn more about how to make effective cleaning products using natural products that are widely available, make one, and take it home.  Don't forget to check out our many resources on creating a natural home. 
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Family Movie Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Come and watch a family friendly movie! Adults, teens, and kids are welcome. We'll have snacks, and enjoy the movie. July's choice is Ferdinand, based on the classic children's book The Story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf. 
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Pageturners! Tween Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Join us every 3rd Monday for The Pageturners Tween Book Club. In addition to the book discussion, there will be an activity related to a theme(s) from the book.  Please call for monthly book selections.
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Teen Tech: Paper Circuits

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Edmond Library
Meeting Room A

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be creating fun and unique art projects with paper circuits, and learning about electricity and conductivity!

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Boogie to the Beat

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Get ready to move. Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Downtown Library for a dance party just for kids. Kids will dance away their energy as they boogie to the beat! All dances and songs are family friendly. 
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Neighborhood Arts: Alegria Real

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Music is inside of me, music is inside of you - music is what sets us free, and music lets us be you and me! Join us at the library to experience this dynamic super duo, Alegria Real on a musical journey that will get us all groovin’, movin’, singin' and swingin' to the colorful expressions of the Latin American heart!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ralph Ellison Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Magic Rocks!

A high energy storytelling show incorporating musical themes with audience participation and illusions.  Minds will be read! Magicians will pass through solid objects! And you will witness full body levitation!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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School's Out Lunch! With the RFB

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Neighborhood Arts: Alegria Real

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Music is inside of me, music is inside of you - music is what sets us free, and music lets us be you and me! Join us at the library to experience this dynamic super duo, Alegria Real on a musical journey that will get us all groovin’, movin’, singin' and swingin' to the colorful expressions of the Latin American heart!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northwest Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Magic Rocks!

A high energy storytelling show incorporating musical themes with audience participation and illusions.  Minds will be read! Magicians will pass through solid objects! And you will witness full body levitation!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Perler Beads

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using perler beads to create pixelated designs of our favorite video games & fandoms like Star Wars, Mario Brothers and Minecraft, or whatever ideas we can find in our imaginations! Come make your own take-away project to show off your creativity and share your love of your favorite things. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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LEGO Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Join us to imagine, create, and play as we build with LEGOs! Bring your friends and build creations based on the monthly theme. Afterward, experiment with your creations and maybe even have them displayed in the library for everyone to see!

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

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Paint and Pop

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Pop the top on your talent at Paint and Pop! Sip some soda and paint along with a pro, as she teaches techniques for creating your own masterpiece. We'll provide all the supplies, just pre-register and bring your inner artist! This is a teen program.
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Family Board Game Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
Go from bored to board games with Family Game Night. Save the world from a devastating outbreak of disease or become a giant raging movie monster in a battle to take over the world!  Expand your critical thinking and problem solving skills with board gaming, where the adventures are endless.
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Paint By Sticker

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Just like paint-by-numbers, you can create your own art using stickers!  Images for teens and adults will be available so the whole family can participate.
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Magic Rocks!

A high energy storytelling show incorporating musical themes with audience participation and illusions.  Minds will be read! Magicians will pass through solid objects! And you will witness full body levitation!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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