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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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Storytime

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Storytime for Babies and Toddlers
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 great books.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place most Mondays.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Babytime

9:30 AM - 9:50 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. 
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Musictime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore and create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, create and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Play Time

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

Play & Story Time!
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 and takes place every Monday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
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 Tuesdays.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Rockin' Spanish: Ages 4-6

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A
Due to a scheduling conflict with our presenter. Rockin' Spanish for July 16th is canceled. Please check out our calendar for other events going on.
Learn Spanish through Music! Students will learn songs and complete assignments to learn different basic Spanish words and phrases. Topics will include colors, body parts, and greetings. Continue the learning at home by checking out our Bilingual children's books and downloading Little Pim or Mango languages with your library card. 

This time slot for students ages 4-6. Parent must accompany child. 

Registration Required. 
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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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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Storytime for Preschoolers
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 great books.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place most Mondays.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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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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LEGO WeDo Robotics

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Start working on Lego Robotics with LEGO WeDo. We will build LEGO models featuring working motors, sensors, and learn the basics of programming.
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Cancelled

Rockin' Spanish: Ages 7-12

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northwest Library
Meeting Room A
Due to a scheduling conflict with our presenter. Rockin' Spanish for July 16th is canceled. Please check out our calendar for other events going on.
Learn Spanish through Music! Students will learn songs and complete assignments to learn different basic Spanish words and phrases. Topics will include colors, body parts, and greetings. Continue the learning at home by checking out our Bilingual children's books and downloading Little Pim or Mango languages with your library card. 

This time slot for students ages 7-12.

Registration Required. 
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Storytime

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 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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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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STEAM Squad: Art!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Our teen volunteer program squad presents a series of fun, interactive children's programs for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) learning! This week's focus: Art!
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Storytime

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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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Reading Help for Kids

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Warr Acres Library
Meeting Room A
Do you want to be a better reader? Reading for just 20 minutes a day will improve your reading skills. Come for a one on one reading session with a volunteer. Word games and all reading materials are provided, or you can bring your own.

This is a recurring club event and takes place Monday and Tuesday afternoons during the summer.

A similar event exists at different libraries.
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Fun with STEM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
The future is now! Come get some hands on experience with Virtual Reality goggles, drones, and lots of other cool technology! Be sure to check out our tech books to keep your STEM interest going.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Chess Club

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Edmond Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Chess Club for Kids
It's your move! Want to increase your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Instruction is offered the first half hour for beginners followed by an hour of play for kids of all levels. Chess boards are provided and library materials are available for further learning.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first and third Monday of the month.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Want to be a better reader? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills.  Rocket Readers is a reading program for children with games, incentives and one-on-one reading time with volunteers.  Children will read with volunteers for 30 minutes at 5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm.  We can help your reading score soar!  Word games and all reading materials provided or you can bring your own. 

This is a recurring event and takes place on Mondays.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Children Reading To Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest Library
Program Room (123)
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Similar events exist at multiple libraries.
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Crafts Rock!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Rock out your fridge gallery with fun art projects all designed around music!  Come join us for an evening of crafts and creativity as we celebrate libraries and music through our own masterpieces!  Be sure to pick up a few art books on your way home for some rockin' ideas!
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