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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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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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Total Wellness with OCCHD

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
The Total Wellness program provides FREE interactive weight loss classes for Oklahoma County residents to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet one hour every week for eight weeks. All class participants have a goal of losing 5% of their body weight and being more active.

To enroll, please call: 405-425-4422 or email totalwellness@occhd.org.

Funded in part by the Oklahoma City County Health Department.
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Total Wellness with OCCHD

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 2
The Total Wellness program provides FREE interactive weight loss classes for Oklahoma County residents to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet one hour every week for eight weeks. All class participants have a goal of losing 5% of their body weight and being more active.

To enroll, please call: 405-425-4422 or email totalwellness@occhd.org.

Funded in part by the Oklahoma City County Health Department.
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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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Total Wellness with OCCHD

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
The Total Wellness program provides FREE interactive weight loss classes for Oklahoma County residents to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet one hour every week for eight weeks. All class participants have a goal of losing 5% of their body weight and being more active.

To enroll, please call: 405-425-4422 or email totalwellness@occhd.org.

Funded in part by the Oklahoma City County Health Department.
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Neighborhood Arts: Alegria Real

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
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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Perler Beads

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using perler beads to create pixelated designs of our favorite video games & fandoms like Star Wars, Mario Brothers and Minecraft, or whatever ideas we can find in our imaginations! Come make your own take-away project to show off your creativity and share your love of your favorite things. 

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Family Board Game Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
Go from bored to board games with Family Game Night. Save the world from a devastating outbreak of disease or become a giant raging movie monster in a battle to take over the world!  Expand your critical thinking and problem solving skills with board gaming, where the adventures are endless.
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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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Total Wellness with OCCHD

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
The Total Wellness program provides FREE interactive weight loss classes for Oklahoma County residents to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet one hour every week for eight weeks. All class participants have a goal of losing 5% of their body weight and being more active.

To enroll, please call: 405-425-4422 or email totalwellness@occhd.org.

Funded in part by the Oklahoma City County Health Department.
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
Magic Rocks!

A high energy storytelling show incorporating musical themes with audience participation and illusions.  Minds will be read! Magicians will pass through solid objects! And you will witness full body levitation!

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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Coffee & Kanopy

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Capitol Hill Library
Meeting Room 1 + 2
Warm up with a cup of joe and chill with a fun, critically-acclaimed movie from Metro's Kanopy collection.
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