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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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Playtime

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Sharing in play time 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.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

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

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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Future Builders

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Northwest Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Calling all future engineers! Come to the library and try to complete building challenges using Legos and other building materials. Completed projects will be photographed and displayed in the library. This event is come and go and will be open from 10am - 12pm. 

Created for grades K-5th.   
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Parachute Play

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jones Library
Sharing in playtime is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning and discover that the library is a destination for fun! Parachute games will help children learn to cooperate and follow directions. We will conclude our playtime with a story.

Similar events are 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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Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Midwest City Library
Family Place (FAM)
Sharing in play time 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.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the library.

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

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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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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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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OKCMOA: Paper Fashion Creations

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Join an Oklahoma City Museum of Art teaching artist to learn about the summer exhibition Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper. Then, design your own fashionable paper creations using colorful patterned papers and metallic markers. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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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: 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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Registration is open

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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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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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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Reading Buddies

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest Library
Program Room (123)
Want to be a better reader? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills.  Children will read one-on-one with volunteers and play word games. We can help your reading score soar! 
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Science Rocks!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Dig in to a little science and find out what makes a rock.  We will learn about the rock cycle, types of rocks, and where to find them.  Make sure to check out a few books on geology for a little study of your own!
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