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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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Edgar Cruz Latin Concert

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
The Southern Oaks Library features local and world renowned classical guitarist Edgar Cruz as he plays songs influenced by his Latin Roots. Edgar Cruz is an award winning acoustic guitarist and a familiar face at festivals throughout Oklahoma. Performing in over 200 concerts each year you will find Edgar headlining such events as the Chet Atkins Guitar Festival. The songs he plays run the gamut from "In the Mood" and “Malagueña" to "Hotel California" and "Bohemian Rhapsody". Come and enjoy this musical event! 

Curious to learn more about guitar playing and Latin music? A display of library resources will be available. We welcome you to explore your library for resources about music and more!
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Book A Librarian

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Northwest Library
Program Room (123)
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: Sugar Free Allstars

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC has been listed in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. Save up your energy and join us at your library to see how they build their wonderful world of music by blending elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music. This will be a high energy rock show dance party experience that can only be described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

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

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Warr Acres Library
Meeting Room A
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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Family Gamefest

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Get loud and game on! Bring your family and come play video games and board games at the library. Games are rated E, E10+, and T. It's a fun way to pass an afternoon! Check out strategy guides and other books about gaming on your way out.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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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: Rhythmically Speaking

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
It's a Baby Dinosaur
Sloan found a large rock dating back to the Cretaceous Period. But she quickly discovers that it is not a rock but an unhatched dinosaur egg. Willameana, the unsuccessful chief wants to use the egg to make an award-winning omelet. They both are determined to control the future of the egg.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Midwest City Library
Lobby
Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC has been listed in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. Save up your energy and join us at your library to see how they build their wonderful world of music by blending elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music. This will be a high energy rock show dance party experience that can only be described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!

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
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
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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Music Makers

3:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Meeting Room B
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using a Music Maker kit to learn and make something cool.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Wanted: Magizoologists interested in a thrilling and daring adventure to discover some wild (and possibly treacherous!) fantastic beasts. This adventure will bring you up close and hands-on with some bizarre and unexpectedly lovable magical creatures, and will allow you to explore what makes them so special. Grab your wand, house pride, and inquisitive, caring spirit, because Newt is counting on you to help bring beast awareness to the magical (and muggle) world.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Teen Advisory Board

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northwest Library
Program Room (123)
Northwest teens! Have your voice heard! Advise the teen librarian on topics of importance to you, help plan teen programming, participate in service projects, and earn service hours. Volunteer application required to participate. Apply here: https://ec.samaritan.com/recruiter/1527/OppDetails/172786/Northwest-Teen-Advisory-Board/
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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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Poetry Reading and Juneteenth Celebration

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Library
Rooms A-B (AB)

Open Mic Poetry Night

Are you an amateur, a seasoned poet, or somewhere in between and looking for someplace to express your talent? Local poets have an opportunity to read their own work or just sit and listen to the work of other budding poets.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the last Monday of each month.

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Neighborhood Arts: Rhythmically Speaking

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
It's a Baby Dinosaur
Sloan found a large rock dating back to the Cretaceous Period. But she quickly discovers that it is not a rock but an unhatched dinosaur egg. Willameana, the unsuccessful chef wants to use the egg to make an award-winning omelet. They both are determined to control the future of the egg.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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OKC Zoo: What Does the Flock Say?

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
Do birds talk when they squawk? Are they chatting when they cheep? What's the gossip when they gobble? Birds are some of the most talented...and NOISY...musicians in the critter kingdom, but what does all that tweeting, squawking, honking, and hooting really mean? We'll explore the difference between songs and calls, play "Name That Tune for Bird Brains", and meet a few critters along the way. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Zoo Fund for Kids Grant. 
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ralph Ellison Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC has been listed in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. Save up your energy and join us at your library to see how they build their wonderful world of music by blending elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music. This will be a high energy rock show dance party experience that can only be described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!

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: Rhythmically Speaking

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
It's a Baby Dinosaur
Sloan found a large rock dating back to the Cretaceous Period. But she quickly discovers that it is not a rock but an unhatched dinosaur egg. Willameana, the unsuccessful chief wants to use the egg to make an award-winning omelet. They both are determined to control the future of the egg.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northwest Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC has been listed in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. Save up your energy and join us at your library to see how they build their wonderful world of music by blending elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music. This will be a high energy rock show dance party experience that can only be described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Kids' Dance Fitness

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Get ready to move! Kids will love dancing off their energy as they are led by a kids’ fitness instructor. Please wear comfortable, athletic clothes and be ready to move! Grab some fitness books and DVDs on your way out and let the healthy fun continue. This class is for ages 7-11.
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#IRL Mario Kart

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Vrooooom on over for a Mario Kart themed scavenger hunt, where you’ll find clues and participate in challenges to see who comes first in our Grand Prix competition! Stick around and show off your gaming skills with Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii U. This is a teen program.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC has been listed in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. Save up your energy and join us at your library to see how they build their wonderful world of music by blending elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music. This will be a high energy rock show dance party experience that can only be described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Achievement Unlocked: Improv 101

7:00 PM - 8:01 PM
Del City Library
Small Meeting Room (A)

Think you're funny?  Always wanted to try improv?  This fun, hands-on event helps you think on your feet, gain confidence, and meet new people in a safe, supportive environment.  

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