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Summer Reading

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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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

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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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Sensory Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Children of all abilities and ages need and benefit from sensory-based play and bonding with their caregivers.  Sensory Playtime allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, stimulates the brain and strengthens neural pathways, and helps develop fine and gross motor skills.  Join us for a variety of sensory experiences - wash the dinosaurs, scoop and excavate, and more!

This event is held at multiple libraries.  Open to ages from birth to 5 years old.  
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Neighborhood Arts: Mister Puppet Show

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - Arabian Jazz

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma Series: Piecing the Quilt, Stirring the Stew: Ethnic American Women's Voices 
Arabian Jazz by Diana Abu-Jabar

Our final session of this LTAIO series at Capitol Hill Library focuses on Diana Abu-Jabar's first novel, Arabian Jazz, which was the winner of the Oregon Book Award and a finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award.  Guest scholar Bill Hagen will lead us on a journey through a small, poor-white community in upstate New York that becomes home to the transplanted Jordanian family of Matussem Ramoud.  Please be sure to stop by the Capitol Hill Library to pick up a copy of the book (in English or in Spanish) to read before coming to one of the sessions! 

Presented by Oklahoma Humanities through a generous grant, Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) offers more than your average book club for adults. With the added benefit of a humanities scholar to inform and broaden discussions, participants are able to explore the human experience through literature in meaningful and thought-provoking ways. 
 
Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities.
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ARTastic! Wednesdays

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Feeling inspired?  Ready to explore artistic possibilities and express your creativity?  Join our special volunteers from the South OKC Rotary Club as we create some exciting arts and crafts projects.  Don't miss this ARTastic event!
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Registration is open

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Neighborhood Arts: Lucas Ross

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
Banjo Farm
TV's Lucas Ross (KFOR/KAUT's Rise and Shine, Ferguson's Donnie Commercials and more) takes you on a banjo adventure with songs, into a world where instruments are grown on trees, dogs pretend to be ninjas and bees that need your help! Join us at the library and by the end of the show you'll be laughing, singing, barking, buzzing and even playing air-banjo!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 2
Reading 20 minutes a day is easy! Practice and improve your skills with a reading buddy and rock your summer! Reading buddies are volunteers who will help you through your summer reading goals. 

Program begins June 12 and takes place throughout June and July on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.



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ARTastic! Wednesdays

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Feeling inspired?  Ready to explore artistic possibilities and express your creativity?  Join our special volunteers from the South OKC Rotary Club as we create some exciting arts and crafts projects.  Don't miss this ARTastic event!
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
Time to Get Funky
Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here comes Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from OKC has been listed in Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. Save up your energy and join us at your library to see how they build their wonderful world of music by blending elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music. This will be a high energy rock show dance party experience that can only be described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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OKC Zoo: What Does the Flock Say?

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Neighborhood Arts: Rhythmically Speaking

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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OKCMOA: Paper Fashion Creations

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
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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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 2
Reading 20 minutes a day is easy! Practice and improve your skills with a reading buddy and rock your summer! Reading buddies are volunteers who will help you through your summer reading goals. 

Program begins June 12 and takes place throughout June and July on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.



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Registration is open

Backstage Escape

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Science ROCKS!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Neighborhood Arts: OKC Improv

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Sensory Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Children of all abilities and ages need and benefit from sensory-based play and bonding with their caregivers.  Sensory Playtime allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, stimulates the brain and strengthens neural pathways, and helps develop fine and gross motor skills.  Join us for a variety of sensory experiences - wash the dinosaurs, scoop and excavate, and more!

This event is held at multiple libraries.  Open to ages from birth to 5 years old.  
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Neighborhood Arts: Adam & Kizzie

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 2
Reading 20 minutes a day is easy! Practice and improve your skills with a reading buddy and rock your summer! Reading buddies are volunteers who will help you through your summer reading goals. 

Program begins June 12 and takes place throughout June and July on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.



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ARTastic! Wednesdays

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Feeling inspired?  Ready to explore artistic possibilities and express your creativity?  Join our special volunteers from the South OKC Rotary Club as we create some exciting arts and crafts projects.  Don't miss this ARTastic event!
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Thinking Thursdays

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
You don't have to fake it 'til you make it. DIY it your way! Be part of the maker movement with creative projects inspired by art, architecture, science, math, and engineering. It's creative-tech-fusion!

This is a recurring event and takes place every other Thursday.  

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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