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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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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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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

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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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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Kids Rock! Musical Minute to Win It

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Calling all elementary kids, ages 5-12! Tuesday afternoons at the Belle Isle Library are dedicated to you. Come to the library every Tuesday this summer for fun programs based on our summer reading theme: Libraries Rock! 

You have 60 seconds to complete each of these music-inspired challenges. Can you do it?
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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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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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Wednesday Cafe

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Edmond Library
Small Conference Room (D)
Welcome back! Visit us for a little caffeine and conversation! At this come-and-go event you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with friends, and we'll be there to answer questions about library services and events. There will also be a selection of new material for you to peruse and check out. 

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.
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Neighborhood Arts: Rhythmically Speaking

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Del City Library
Large Meeting Room (B)
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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Virtual Reality School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Want to take a virtual field trip all over the world? With the Google Expeditions virtual reality kit, you can! Explore different themes, places, and ideas while learning about history, geography, and science. The class will be taught by Danielle Venable, Extension Educator, at 4H. Space is limited! Make sure to pre-register for this event! 
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Neighborhood Arts: Rhythmically Speaking

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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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Registration is open

Backstage Escape

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
People across the world have been enjoying escape rooms as a thrillingly fun way to practice teamwork and problem-solving skills. Coming soon to a library near you, a puzzling and dangerous escape challenge that will test your abilities and perhaps even send you to your doom! Search for clues and solve hidden codes to save yourself from the edge of peril as time on the clock runs down.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Dewey Decibals

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Hey teens, it's time to get loud in the library!  Join us as we explore music and sound and all things that rock the library.  Challenge yourself to learn and try something new.  This week rock some Music Games, Apps, and Pop Culture Trivia!
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Neighborhood Arts: Rhythmically Speaking

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Warr Acres 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 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
Choctaw 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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