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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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
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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Coloring for Adults

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
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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Toddlertime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian 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, and participating in play.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
A storytime just for you at your neighborhood library! A professional librarian 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, and stories.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries.
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Tech Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Do you need help downloading library ebooks, posting a Craigslist ad, or formatting a resume? We are here for you! Bring us your technology questions and trained staff will offer one-on-one help in a supportive environment.
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Teen Book Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Read the book first or read it after, just be ready to talk books! This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens are invited!

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

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
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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Yoga in the library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
No matter your level of experience there is something to gain from these all level classes. Yoga has numerous benefits, such as increased flexibility, improved muscle strength, increased blood flow, better posture, balance, and more! Learn about deep breathing and full body stretching to unite body and mind and promote relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Limited extra yoga mats will be available for those who do not have one but still want to try something new!

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries
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Juggling!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Learn to juggle! Juggling has had a revival in the last few years as a sport and an art form. It increases your coordination, confidence, and problem-solving skills. Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. Come learn the basics and you’ll be showing off to your friends in no time.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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The Page Turners Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Do you love to read and discuss books, but prefer to choose your own titles to read? If so, our genre book club is for you! Each month, we will select a different genre, such as mystery, romance, or science fiction, and then we will each choose our own monthly read from the genre. We won't all be reading the same thing, so it's a great way to learn about new books and hear what other readers liked. Please call the library for information on our month's reading selection. This is a recurring event and takes place on the first Sunday of each month.
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A Rockin' Carnival

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Rock out with your friends at the library at our indoor carnival! Earn high scores at our games, win prizes, and check out some books on how to continue the summer fun at home.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Playtime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Sharing in play time 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.
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Playtime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Sharing in play time 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.
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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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Paint and Pop

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Pop the top on your talent at Paint and Pop! Sip some soda and paint along with a pro, as she teaches techniques for creating your own masterpiece. We'll provide all the supplies, just pre-register and bring your inner artist! This is a teen program.
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Clay Artist Make and Take

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Hand-thrown Pottery
Come observe an expert potter and learn some of his techniques! Tony Litherland, ceramicist from Shawnee, OK, will be guiding us in making beautiful beginner ceramic pieces thrown on the potter's wheel.
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LEGO Party

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
If you can imagine it, you can build it! Spark your creativity and satisfy your curiosity at the LEGO Party. Join other kids to engineer some fun. Use our LEGOs to unleash your inner designer, architect, or engineer. Build a structure of your own!

This program is held at multiple locations.
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Musictime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore and create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, create and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home.
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Musictime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore and create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, create and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home.
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Tech Tuesday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Choctaw Library
Do you need help downloading library ebooks, posting a Craigslist ad, or formatting a resume? We are here for you! Bring us your technology questions and trained staff will offer one-on-one help in a supportive environment. This class also takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
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Teen Book Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Read the book first or read it after, just be ready to talk books! This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens are invited!

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

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: OKC Improv

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Choctaw 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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Yoga in the library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
No matter your level of experience there is something to gain from these all level classes. Yoga has numerous benefits, such as increased flexibility, improved muscle strength, increased blood flow, better posture, balance, and more! Learn about deep breathing and full body stretching to unite body and mind and promote relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Limited extra yoga mats will be available for those who do not have one but still want to try something new!

This is a recurring event and takes place every Wednesday.

A similar event exists at multiple libraries
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Music Makers

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Choctaw Library
Meeting Room A
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using a Music Maker kit to learn and make something cool.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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