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Summer Reading

Monday, July 31, 2017
All Locations
Build a Better World this summer! 

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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Toddlertime

9:30 AM - 9:55 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.

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
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Play & Storytime
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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ATLAS

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)

ATLAS (At the Library After School) is an after school teen space devoted to making, tech, learning, and fun!

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OU Lynx Academy: Galileo's World

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)

Greeks and Romans? What about in the time of Galileo? The History of Science provides a way to cut across the disciplines in imaginative ways. Come join a docent from the OU Academy of the Lynx and learn about the objects in the history of science trunk.  Kids will enjoy a variety of hands-on activities to engage the history of science.

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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Children's Area
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. This is a recurring event and takes place every week.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Kite Making Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Adults and kids alike are welcome to attend this workshop to create tetrahedron kites made out of tissue paper and straws. We will host a small kite festival after the workshop for everyone to show off their creations.
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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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Playtime

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

9:30 AM - 9:45 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.

This is a recurring event that takes place on Tuesdays.
This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Summer Reading Kick-Off

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Bring your little ones to our great summer reading kick-off bash! The Thunder Book Bus will be present and distributing free books (while supplies last).  You will get to sign up for summer reading and purchase a snow cone.  This program will happen simultaneously with the regular scheduled playtime for toddlers. 
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Art Super Squad

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Art can help you think outside the box.  Join us for an afternoon of crafts and creative expression. While you're here check out the library's collection of arts and crafts books.
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Community Art

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Meet fellow members of your community, explore your creativity, and leave a lasting impression in the library you love! Join us as we engage in an intergenerational art project that will beautify the Belle Isle Library for years to come. The creation of this artwork is co-sponsored by students from the Oklahoma City Girls Art School.
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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Children's Area
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. This is a recurring event and takes place every week.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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OKC Zoo - Camouflage

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Now you see it, now you don’t! Learn how colors and patterns help animals hide in this presentation by the OKC Zoo. They will bring some colorful friends for an interactive program. 
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Neighborhood Arts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
PlaidSquare Players: Classics for Kids: Professor Spillsby Takes a Vacation
Professor Spillsby and “The Juggling Fiends” have been on so many adventures around the world together they are now ready for a little rest and relaxation. Will they actually get a vacation from adventure, or does adventure follow this troupe of Shakespearean actors wherever they go? Join us at your library and see how fun never takes a holiday from this merry band of players who love Shakespeare and the world of reading!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by Arts Council of Oklahoma City, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council
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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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Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Play
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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Little Hands Art Camp: Summer Edition

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Little Hands Art Camp is back for the summer! In this program, children and their parents will work together to create art that will be permanently mounted on the walls of the children's area in the library.  Families are encouraged to attend together.  Program is best suited for children 3 and up. 
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Toddlertime

9:30 AM - 9:45 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.

This is a recurring event that takes place on Tuesdays.
This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Playtime

9:45 AM - 10:50 AM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Play & Storytime
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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Belle Isle Book Discussion

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Meeting Room A
Variety of reading is the spice of life! We'll have something different for you to try each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 11am as we meet to discuss fun and interesting titles. Pick up you copy of this month's book at the reference desk. We welcome you to join our engaging readers!
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STEM Super Squad

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)

Science, technology, engineering, and math oh my!  Come explore these topics at the library.  We will have hands on activities for participants to develop critical thinking and creativity skills. While you're here, check out the library's collection of science and technology books. 

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