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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Want to be a better reader? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills. We can help your reading score soar! Join us to get one-on-one help with reading practice from volunteers.  Children will read with volunteers for 30 minutes at 5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm.  Please pre-register in library or call 789-8363.  Word games and all reading materials provided or you can bring your own.

This is a recurring event and takes place on Mondays.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
The Kids' Book Club Welcomes Critter Tales
Join with other kids as we read and learn with one of the library's fabulous animal books.  At our club meeting , we will have a special animal guest from Critter Tales.  Hoo, hoo!  Our book for this month will be Owls by Gail Gibbons.  The book themes and reading level are appropriate for grades three and above. Read the book before attending. Reserve your copy early from the library. Some copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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123! Play with Me!

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions during playtime. Playtime will be followed by a short storytime just for you and your baby.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday for three weeks.

This event is held at multiple libraries throughout the year.
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123! Play with Me!

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions during playtime. Playtime will be followed by a short storytime just for you and your baby.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday for three weeks.

This event is held at multiple libraries throughout the year.
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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Want to be a better reader? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills. We can help your reading score soar! Join us to get one-on-one help with reading practice from volunteers.  Children will read with volunteers for 30 minutes at 5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm.  Please pre-register in library or call 789-8363.  Word games and all reading materials provided or you can bring your own.

This is a recurring event and takes place on Mondays.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Coffee and Crafts

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Enjoy good company and find out what's happening at your local library. Come for coffee and crafts on the first Wednesday of the month. We provide the place, the coffee and the materials. Not feeling crafty? No worries, board games and playing cards are also available. While you're here, don't forget to check out the library's collection for more awesome crafting and gaming ideas. Come for coffee, stay for fun and conversation!

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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123! Play with Me!

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions during playtime. Playtime will be followed by a short storytime just for you and your baby.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday for three weeks.

This event is held at multiple libraries throughout the year.
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Registration is open

123! Play with Me!

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Playing with your baby or toddler is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your little one. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions during playtime. Playtime will be followed by a short storytime just for you and your baby.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday for three weeks.

This event is held at multiple libraries throughout the year.
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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Want to be a better reader? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills.  Rocket Readers is a reading program for children with games, incentives and one-on-one reading time with volunteers.  Children will read with volunteers for 30 minutes at 5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm.  We can help your reading score soar!  Please pre-register in library or call 789-8363.  Word games and all reading materials provided or you can bring your own.

This is a recurring event and takes place on Mondays.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is open

High Tech Valentines

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Light up your love at the Bethany Library.  Dazzle your special someone with a Valentine's card that actually lights up!   These DIY cards are the perfect mix of science, technology, and crafting and sure to be a hit on Valentine's Day.  You will have fun making a card while learning about how circuits work.  
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Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Valentine Story and Craft Time
Cupid's arrow will fly at Valentine storytime!  Introduce your little ones to the library and create excitement about reading.  Connect with others while enjoying Valentine stories, rhymes, a flannel board story, a craft and refreshments.  

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Black History Month Celebration!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Oklahoma is about......."All That Jazz"
Let's go on a musical journey through Oklahoma's jazz history, beginning with the deep deuce jazz era in Oklahoma City, through the Greenwood jazz scene in Tulsa, then through today's contemporary jazz era.  Come to the library and learn about the history of jazz through lectures, photographs, and live performances of many jazz standards, with a special segment on the music of Oklahoma's own Charlie Christian.

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Silver Strings

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Valentine's Day is for everyone so start your celebration early and join us for a special Valentine's performance from the Silver Strings of Putnam City.  Silver Strings is a unique strolling orchestra with members from all three high schools of the Putnam City School District.
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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Want to be a better reader? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills.  Rocket Readers is a reading program for children with games, incentives and one-on-one reading time with volunteers.  Children will read with volunteers for 30 minutes at 5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm.  We can help your reading score soar!  Please pre-register in library or call 789-8363.  Word games and all reading materials provided or you can bring your own.

This is a recurring event and takes place on Mondays.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is open

Playtime

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Play and 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! We will conclude our playtime with a brief educational storytime with music, rhymes, movement, flannel board activities and a brief story. Choose the 9:30 or 10:30 session. A professional librarian will lead storytime and share tips on reading readiness.

Similar event held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is open

Playtime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Play and 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! We will conclude our playtime with a brief educational storytime with music, rhymes, movement, flannel board activities and a brief story. Choose the 9:30 or 10:30 session. A professional librarian will lead storytime and share tips on reading readiness.

Similar event held at multiple libraries.
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Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bethany Library
Books and Bites for Teens
Join other teens who love to read as we try out different genres and themes of YA books each month!  Make new friends and discover your next favorite book at the Bethany Library.  This new teen book club will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month and will not require everyone to read the same book.  You can read any book you want that fits the theme of the month!  The genre for February is romance.  Did I mention we will have snacks?

This is a recurring event and takes place on the third Thursday of each month.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Friends' Booksale

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
All Locations
Friends of the Metropolitan Library System present the 38th Annual Friends Booksale. Offering more than 600,000 books covering a wide range of subjects, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape. Hardbacks in the general section are only $1 and paperbacks and magazines are $0.50 each. Admission is free and for the first time, credit and debit cards will be accepted for purchases over $20, in addition to checks and cash.
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Friends' Booksale

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
All Locations
Friends of the Metropolitan Library System present the 38th Annual Friends Booksale. Offering more than 600,000 books covering a wide range of subjects, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape. Hardbacks in the general section are only $1 and paperbacks and magazines are $0.50 each. Admission is free and for the first time, credit and debit cards will be accepted for purchases over $20, in addition to checks and cash.
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Board Games

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Board Game Explosion!
Play classic favorites like Battleship and Connect Four, or more recent bestsellers like Zombie Dice And Apples to Apples!  Board games promote creativity and foster positive skills like sportsmanship and logical reasoning.  The library is a great place to meet up with your friends and try out new games!
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Registration begins 2/14/2017 at 9:00 AM

Chocolate Everything!

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Attention all chocolate fanatics ages 9-18!  Join us as we explore everything chocolate -  history, trivia, contests, games and lots and lots of chocolate to eat!  Bring your wits, your skills, your appetites and your friends for some chocolaty fun.  Be sure to explore the library's selection of resources and continue your chocolate exploration.  
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Registration begins 2/15/2017 at 9:00 AM

Origami Airplanes

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Create amazing things out of paper!  We will combine the Japanese art of Origami with the art of paper airplane building.  Come to the library to show off your skills or learn some new tricks.  There will be a contest to see whose airplane flies the furthest.  Registration required.
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Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Books and Bites for Teens
Join other teens who love to read as we try out different genres and themes of YA books each month!  Make new friends and discover your next favorite book at the Bethany Library.  This new teen book club will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month and will not require everyone to read the same book.  You can read any book you want that fits the theme of the month!  Join us in March to discuss graphic novels/manga!  Did I mention we will have snacks?

This is a recurring event and takes place on the third Thursday of each month.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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What an Inventive Idea!

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bethany Library
Do you know who invented television?  Do you know who invented the World Wide Web?  Your library knows!  Come to the information desk and pick up a scavenger hunt that will have you exploring inventors and their inventions.  Use library resources to answer the questions.  Work by yourself, with a partner, or with your family.  After finishing the scavenger hunt, bring it back to the information desk, and we'll have a prize for you!
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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Want to be a better reader? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills.  Rocket Readers is a reading program for children with games, incentives and one-on-one reading time with volunteers.  Children will read with volunteers for 30 minutes at 5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm.  We can help your reading score soar!   Word games and all reading materials provided or you can bring your own. 

This is a recurring event and takes place on Mondays.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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