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Book Club

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Downtown Library
Jim Thorpe Conf Room (West)(2102)
Lunch Bunch Book Club
Do you like meeting new people, trying new book suggestions, or just reading and sharing ideas? If so, bring your lunch and join us to discuss this month's book club selection. The book selection for September is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Call or come by the library and reserve your copy today! This is a recurring club event and takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Similar clubs exist at other libraries.
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Musictime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training: Music with Miss Ginger
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, reason, create, and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home with you.

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

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Good Friends Bluegrass Trio
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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Level-Up Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)

What's better than dominating your favorite video game? Dominating another person attempting to challenge your dominion as the LORD AND MASTER OF TETR.... Sorry about that. I was getting carried away. If competitive video gaming is your cup of tea, then join us at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library for competition that comes in varying forms, but is always a surprise. Tecmo Bowl Tournament? Possibly. Mario Party blindfolded? Less Likely, but don't rule it out.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the fourth Monday of each month.

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Community Writing Group

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Route 66 Computer Lab (1147)
The Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library -- in an effort to better serve the artistic community of Oklahoma City -- is announcing its monthly writers’ group meeting. This group focuses on workshops, peer editing, and accountability. Finding inspiration from your fellow writers and prominent, visiting local authors will make overcoming those lonely writer’s blues a struggle of the past. Come write with us, come read with us, and come commune with us at the Downtown Library.
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Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
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! Children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as: following directions, socializing with others, using language, using small and large muscles, and remaining in control during play.

Similar events exist at multiple libraries.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Carter Sampson: Roots, vocal/guitar
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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Tabletop Knights (Board Games at the Downtown Library)

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)

Want to try out some new board games? Have a game and want to teach it to others? Have a group but nowhere to host your game night? Then the Downtown Library’s Board Game Nights are the place for you! We have a ton of awesome games to play, from the old-school classics to the newest and most innovative.


Come and go!


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LEGO Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
If you can imagine it, you can build it! Spark your creativity and satisfy your curiosity at LEGO Club. Join other kids and teens to engineer some fun.

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

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Lawyers in the Library

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Rooms A-B (4120-1)
Need legal advice? Lawyers in the Library is a free legal advice and referral service organized by the Oklahoma County Law Library and Attorneys in Oklahoma County. Registration is recommended. Contact the Oklahoma County Law Library at 405-713-1353 to register.
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Hermione's Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Jim Thorpe Conf Room (West)(2102)

Are you a voracious reader? Do you love sci-fi and fantasy? Would you like to discuss what literature has to teach us about current events, philosophy, and politics? Hermione's Book Club is the place for you! Come meet other inquiring readers for thought-provoking, teen-led discussions focused around a monthly theme.

This month we will be reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and examining the portrayal of extra-terrestrial life in books, television, and movies. See you there!

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123! Play with Me!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
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 program occurs every Thursdays, October 5, 12, & 26.

This event is held at multiple libraries throughout the year.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Savoy Trio: Jazz, Swing
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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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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Historically Speaking: Red River Bridge War

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Oklahoma Room

Oklahoma Book Award Winner Rusty Williams presents a history of the Red River Bridge Battle. This program will be held in our historic Oklahoma Room which houses the unique Oklahoma Collection with historical reference documents that date back to the very beginnings of our state. Come join us at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library to learn about the original Oklahoma/Texas rivalry. 

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123! Play with Me!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
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 program occurs every Thursdays, October 5, 12, & 26.

This event is held at multiple libraries throughout the year.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Cowboy Jim Garling & Susanne Wooley: vocals/fiddle/guitar
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
Celebrating with Oklahoma's Mariachi
Experience a tour of exciting music from all over Mexico. Learn about the context and history of mariachi music and how it became one of the most universally identified forms of folk music throughout the world.  Come to the library and enjoy an engaging performance for people of all ages and backgrounds, and prepare to be enamored by "Oklahoma's Mariachi."

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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LEGO Club - LEGOnomics

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
The building blocks of successful finances starts at the Downtown Library! Come compete with your friends as we budget and build our way to victory. Participants will build specific creations to accomplish specific tasks. The catch? They will have to purchase each block they want to use from the “Block Store” and save enough to make it through speed, strength, and endurance competitions.


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Book Club

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Downtown Library
Jim Thorpe Conf Room (West)(2102)
Lunch Bunch Book Club
Do you like meeting new people, trying new book suggestions, or just reading and sharing ideas? If so, bring your lunch and join us to discuss this month's book club selection. The book selection for October is Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas. Call or come by the library and reserve your copy today! This is a recurring club event and takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Similar clubs exist at other libraries.
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Puppet Show

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
Join Family Builders as they present Kids on the Block, a puppet show that presents sensitive topics like bullying and abuse in ways that kids can easily understand.


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Musictime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training: Music with Miss Ginger
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, reason, create, and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home with you.

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

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Christian Pearson Duo: Jazz piano/vocal/horn
Bring your lunch to the Downtown Library and join us for musical performances from local musicians. Each week experience a new performance, genre, and artist/band.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Thursday.
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Retro Video Game Tournament

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)

Want to introduce a young one to the best video games of days gone by? Want to show off your mad skills at the classics? Then the Downtown Library’s Retro Video Game Tournament is for you! Compete for a grand prize in a fun and casual setting, but be prepared for anything, because the games will never be the same twice. All ages are welcome, younger children must be accompanied by a responsible adult or sibling.

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Registration begins 9/23/2017 at 8:00 AM

Level-Up Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)

What's better than dominating your favorite video game? Dominating another person attempting to challenge your dominion as the LORD AND MASTER OF TETR.... Sorry about that. I was getting carried away. If competitive video gaming is your cup of tea, then join us at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library for competition that comes in varying forms, but is always a surprise. Tecmo Bowl Tournament? Possibly. Mario Party blindfolded? Less Likely, but don't rule it out.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the fourth Monday of each month.

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