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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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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 - 9:50 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)
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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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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Summer Reading Kickoff Party

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Get your summer started right, with reading! Come sign up for Summer Reading and enjoy a variety of games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Just like our Summer Reading Program, this event is for all ages! 
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Weekends Unplugged

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Need to get away from the technology and spend time together as a family? Join us at the library for this come-and-go program with board games, coloring, crafts, and other activities. There will also be the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a librarian to help assemble your summer reading list based on your interests. 
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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)
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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Tai Chi:Moving for Better Balance

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Join us in this fun, low impact exercise and improve your muscle strength and balance! Open to ages 13 and up. This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine.

Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 23 through June 6. Please contact OHAI Central at 271-6424 or CentralOHAI@ouhsc.edu to register. For safety reasons, participants must attend by the 2nd session in order to join the class!

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Family Storytime

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. This storytime is open to children of all ages.
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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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Registration is open

Kids Rock! Instrument Exploration

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! 

We will be exploring real instruments, while also making our own. Come make some music with us!
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Tai Chi:Moving for Better Balance

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Join us in this fun, low impact exercise and improve your muscle strength and balance! Open to ages 13 and up. This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine.

Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 23 through June 6. Please contact OHAI Central at 271-6424 or CentralOHAI@ouhsc.edu to register. For safety reasons, participants must attend by the 2nd session in order to join the class!

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Dewey Decibals

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Belle Isle Library
Meeting Room C
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 karaoke with friends! 
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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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Join the waiting list

Waffles and Watercolor

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
Practice your brush strokes while you enjoy brunch! Learn basic watercolor techniques, how to apply color, texture and create a composition with a step-by-step demonstration guided by a local artist. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary. Class size is limited, so please preregister.
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Neighborhood Arts: Mister Puppet Show

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Rooms A-B-C (ABC)
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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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. 
View More

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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Family Storytime

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. This storytime is open to children of all ages.
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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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Registration is open

Kids Rock! The Rock Buffet

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! 

Learn about rocks through food! Come make your own sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, then eat them for dessert!  
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Belle Isle Book Discussion

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Belle Isle Library
Meeting Room A
This month's book is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the reference desk. We welcome you to join our engaging readers!
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