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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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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 is open

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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Almonte Game Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Do you enjoy playing board games, card games, and/or video games?  Then come by Almonte Library for game night and test your wits and skills in either cooperative or competitive play with your fellow gamers!  Each month we will feature a different game, and will include in our catalog a mix of old and new games from Monopoly to Magic: The Gathering, and everything in between.  Unsure how to play?  Don't worry!  We will have professional gamers present to teach you the hands on skills necessary to help your teammates or dominate your opponents.  Do drop by game night at Almonte Library and prepare to have a blast!
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OKCMOA: Kaftan Design Boards

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program 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, create a design board for your own kaftan, or robe, with vibrant color schemes and patterned paper samples, embellished with metallic markers and different kinds of paper.

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

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program 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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Neighborhood Arts: OKC Improv

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
OKC Improv presents a show full of games and hilarity each time they perform, but they can only do it with help from the audience! Audience suggestions and participation fuel the funny in this family friendly shows - join us at your library and be part of the fun!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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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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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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Mad Science

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
Science ROCKS!  Together we will discover the universal language of music.  Music communicates, inspires, and brings us together.  Clap and be astonished to see light streak from the vibrations!  Explore pitches and make your own music using things you find!  Use PVC pipes, boom-whackers and even glasses of water to create a silly Mad Science symphony!
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Neighborhood Arts: Adam & Kizzie

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Adam & Kizzie will ROCK your day at your favorite library. How many songs can you name with the word ‘Rock’ in the title? Come find out as we explore the different ways to rock. From Rockin’ Robin to Planet Rock, they’ve got it covered.

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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Breakout! Escape Room

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using a special escape room kit to test our logic, reasoning, and puzzle-solving skills. Can YOU escape?

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Registration begins 6/30/2018 at 9:00 AM

Lil Al's Chef Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Cooking is cool!  Come join us while we concoct some summer delights!  Pick up a few cookbooks on your way home to see what you can make at home!  Please call ahead with any allergy concerns.
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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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Neighborhood Arts: Alegria Real

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
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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Paint By Sticker

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Just like paint-by-numbers, you can create your own art using stickers!  Images for teens and adults will be available so the whole family can participate.
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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 7/5/2018 at 9:00 AM

Tie Dye Shirts

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
Your summer wardrobe won't be complete without a fun tie dye shirt.  Come by Almonte where we will be showing teens how to make their own tie dye shirts.  We will provide all needed supplies, but you're welcome to bring your own clothing item to personalize.
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OKC Zoo: What Does the Flock Say?

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Almonte Library
Program Room (A)
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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Pajama Storytime - Animal Lullaby

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Almonte Library
Children's Area
How do animals say goodnight?  Come moo, quack, crow and neigh with us as we read through a few titles about animals and their voices.  Be sure to take a few home with you to share with your animal friends!
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

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