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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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Library Closed

All Day
All Locations
Although our physical libraries are closed today, you can still use the library online, 24/7 at http://www.metrolibrary.org. Visit us online to find your next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of our great databases.
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Library Closed

All Day
All Locations
Although our physical libraries are closed today, you can still use the library online, 24/7 at http://www.metrolibrary.org. Visit us online to find your next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of our great databases.
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers.  Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5.  A library professional will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Pixelated Art

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Pixel art is a fun and easy way of creating and expressing yourself.  If your art is inspired by your favorite book series, game or fandom, even better!  Come to Almonte and create with friends.  Your expertise level does not matter, make at your own pace and have fun.  
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Rockin' in my PJs

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Head to the library while rocking those pajamas for this special evening kick-off for Summer Reading!  What a better way to start counting points than by reading together with friends and family at the library?  This all ages storytime will feature stories from popular music-inspired picture book titles that span the generations.  Take this opportunity to get signed up for summer reading, if you haven't already, and pick up your first batch of books while you are here!
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Neighborhood Arts: Mister Puppet Show

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Presenting an original, good-old-fashioned, gut-busting puppet show from professional puppeteer Chandler Jackson. Filled with terrible puns, corny jokes, and ridiculous slapstick comedy, “The Mister Puppet Show” is sure to appeal toward audiences of all ages! (Yes. Even you.)

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers.  Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5.  A library professional will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Teen Art Night

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Kick your art skills up a notch. Come by the library where you will learn about and create an original piece of art. After the class, browse our shelves for materials on other techniques.
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Knitting Club

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Are you a knitter? Interested in learning? If so, join the Almonte Monthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project, or just bring yarn and knitting needles and we can teach you how to get started! Crocheters and other needleworkers are welcome too, but we will only be teaching knitting.

This is a recurring event and takes place monthly.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program 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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Science Rocks!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
I'm pickin' up good vibrations...So much Science is involved when it comes to enjoying music!  What exactly makes sound?  And pitch?  Volume?  How do math and music work together to create rhythm?  Come explore all of this with us in our special music laboratory!  While you are here, be sure to check out some great musical CDs and ask about our resources for free downloads!
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Neighborhood Arts: Lucas Ross

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Banjo Farm
TV's Lucas Ross (KFOR/KAUT's Rise and Shine, Ferguson's Donnie Commercials and more) takes you on a banjo adventure with songs, into a world where instruments are grown on trees, dogs pretend to be ninjas and bees that need your help! Join us at the library and by the end of the show you'll be laughing, singing, barking, buzzing and even playing air-banjo!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers.  Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5.  A library professional will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Registration begins 5/30/2018 at 9:00 AM

Stop Motion Movie Making

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Almonte invites you to our Stop-Motion Movie making workshop.  Bring your mobile device and our Teen Librarian will help you experiment with different apps you can use to create your own movie.  We will have plenty of props to work with but you're welcome to bring your own as well.
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Registration begins 6/2/2018 at 9:00 AM

Intro to Tablets and Mobile Devices

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Did you receive a new tablet, smartphone, or mobile device recently?  Have questions or just want to know how to get the most out of it?  Bring your device and our friendly library staff will work with you to answer any questions you may have - from eBooks, Internet access, email, and more!
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DIY Instruments

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Roll in and Rock out!  We will be using everyday items to create an assortment of musical instruments for you to enjoy.  We will provide supplies, but feel free to bring in your own items (cardboard tubes or canisters) as well - we will have extra pieces and decor items on hand to help make them your own!  The opportunity to make music is always around us.  While you are here, check out our collection of crafts books and be inspired to try even more recycled creations!
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program 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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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers.  Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5.  A library professional will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Registration begins 6/6/2018 at 9:00 AM

DIY Jewelry

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Come to Almonte and learn how to make an eye-catching piece of jewelry perfect for accessorizing any summer outfit.  Bring your friends and make matching pieces.
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Community, Coffee, & Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet some of your neighbors and community members while connecting through conversation, creativity, and sharing. Enjoy books, board games, puzzles, dominoes, and cards. Looking for your next great read? Take this opportunity to share recommendations with other avid readers and make new book discoveries.

This is a recurring event that will take place every 4th Friday.
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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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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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Wonder Wednesdays

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Come join us on a journey of playful learning - a special weekly get together created just for little ones and their caregivers.  Activities will include music, movement, stories, and playtime adventures for children under 5.  A library professional will be on hand to help you choose irresistible books and answer questions about how to engage your budding bookworm!
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Registration begins 6/13/2018 at 9:00 AM

Battle of the Brains Music Edition

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
It's a battle for the ages!  Teens will compete against adults in this special Battle of the Brains competition.  Brush up on your musical knowledge, assemble your team, and come to win.  Experience vs. Youth - Who will win the glory, and prizes?  Come and find out.
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