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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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OKCMOA: Paper Fashion Creations

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting 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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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
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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Neighborhood Arts: Rhythmically Speaking

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting 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 chef 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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Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Family Storytime
A storytime 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 flannel boards. Many of our storytimes include supplemental activities like crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play, and more.
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Music with Cristy

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Join the Bethany library for a rocking and rolling musical story time! Enjoy puppets, stories, games, songs, and movement with Music Teacher Cristy Gosset!
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Rock Around the Virtual World

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Explore new worlds with virtual reality goggles. This hands-on program will put out of this world experiences at your fingertips. Come and discover the fascinating opportunities that await you with virtual reality.

Presented by OSU Extension
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It's a Grand Old Flag!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Independence Day is right around the corner! Before flying your flag for your fourth of July celebration, join us at the Bethany Library to learn the correct procedures for displaying and retiring the American flag. Participants will also learn the meanings of each fold of the flag and information from the American Flag Code.

Presented by OSU Extension
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Backstage Escape

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
People across the world have been enjoying escape rooms as a thrillingly fun way to practice teamwork and problem-solving skills. Coming soon to a library near you, a puzzling and dangerous escape challenge that will test your abilities and perhaps even send you to your doom! Search for clues and solve hidden codes to save yourself from the edge of peril as time on the clock runs down.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
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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Neighborhood Arts: OKC Improv

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting 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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Music with Cristy

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Join the Bethany library for a rocking and rolling musical story time! Enjoy puppets, stories, games, songs, and movement with Music Teacher Cristy Gosset!
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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
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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Neighborhood Arts: Adam & Kizzie

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting 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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Kids Yoga

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Wind down with an evening yoga program for kids ages 3-11 at the Bethany Library. Instructor Shana Gray will guide children through a series of yoga poses that help relax the mind and body, promote better sleep, and increase focus and concentration.
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Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Coffee and Crafts
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 held at multiple libraries.
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Science Rocks!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
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!

This event is held at multiple libraries.



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Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Sharing in playtimes is an exellent 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 which may include music, rhymes, movement, and flannel board activites. Choose the 10:00 or 11:00 session. A professional librarian will lead storytime and share tips on reading readiness.
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Playtime

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
Sharing in playtimes is an exellent 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 which may include music, rhymes, movement, and flannel board activites. Choose the 10:00 or 11:00 session. A professional librarian will lead storytime and share tips on reading readiness.
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OKC Zoo: Animal Acoustics-The Remix!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Do birds bop to Beethoven? Do monkeys move to Metallica? Do toads tap to Taylor Swift? As humans, we tend to believe that whatever music we like, animals like too. But did you know animals march to the beat of a different drum altogether? In this amusing and musical program, we will listen to weird and wild music written for different animals, learn why they love them, and then compose our own pitch perfect tune that will surely be a hit on the Billboard Top 100 for Wild Things. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Zoo Fund for Kids Grant. 
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
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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Rocket Readers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Meeting Room A
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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Neighborhood Arts: Alegria Real

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethany Library
Meeting 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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Coloring for Adults

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Coloring pages aren't just for kids anymore! Join us as we gather at the library for some artistic expression that will help improve self-awareness and mindfulness, reduce anxiety, and foster self-esteem and social skills. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.


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