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Sensory Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)

Spending time stimulating senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. During this sensory play time, various stations will be set up and children can spend as much time as they like at each one. Grownups will be encouraged to walk through each station with the child to encourage interaction and learning.

Registration requested. Sensory play can get messy, so please consider wearing old clothing.


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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Chelsey Bushong: harp
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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Spooktacular Storytime & Parade

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)

Don your costumes and come celebrate the masked season at the Downtown Library! Complete with a costume parade, this storytime will feature skilled librarians introducing little ones to the library and showing parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and creating excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, music, and rhymes. Don’t forget to wear your family-friendly costume! 


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Executive Committee of the Library Commission

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration is open

Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Shoot, dive, leap, or sprint into a great story with us! Join us as skilled librarians introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and creating excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying rhymes, songs and books!

This program is held the first Thursday of every month. 
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Good Friends Bluegrass
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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Historically Speaking: Natives Today

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)

Come join us to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a panel discussion about issues in Indian Country like sovereignty, appropriation, the ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act), pipelines & water rights, violence against native women, and Indigenous People’s Day, by some of Oklahoma’s leading native voices in law, education, and activism.  

Panelists include Summer Wesley (Choctaw) tribal lawyer, advocate, activist, and founding board member of Live Indigenous OK; Sarah Adams-Cornell (Choctaw) advocate for Native American culture, education, and rights, co-creator of Matriarch, Vice President for ACLU of Oklahoma, and board member of Live Indigenous OK; Jacob S. Tsotigh, Jr. (Kiowa) Tribal Education Specialist for the National Indian Education Association specializing in culturally responsive pedagogy, Title IX Indian Education programming, and school improvement; and Tim Maxville (Choctaw, Chickasaw, & Eastern Band Cherokee) graduate from the Sequoyah Indian Boarding School, who joined the American Indian Movement (AIM) through the guidance of Wilma Mankiller, with degrees in Criminal Justice and Native American Studies.  

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LEGO Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
The LEGO club encourages children to learn while having fun!  Creativity, problem solving, teamwork, perseverance, resiliency, lateral thinking and planning, these are the skills that "playing" with LEGOS teach children.  But it's also a lot of fun to build a rocket ship or castle.  Join us on the first Monday of every month and create something amazing!
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A & P Committee Meeting

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Art Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Let your imagination soar at our Toddler craft time! We will use a varied assortment of odds and ends to create our very own unique creations. Professional librarians will be on hand to help provide you with all the resources you need to spread your artistic wings!

This program is held the second Thursday of each month. 
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Kare’n Khanagov’s Strings
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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Art Creations - Linoleum Printmaking

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
Learn the printmaking technique of Linocut with art instructor Vanessa Larwig at the Downtown Library. Linocut, also called Linoleum cut was first introduced in the beginning of the 20th century is a type of print made from a sheet of linoleum into which a design is engraved to create images and texture. 

This art class is intended for ages 16 and up. Sharp instruments will be used in the class. 
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Science Explorers

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)

Join us for an evening of scientific exploration! We provide the supplies and you provide the creativity and ingenuity. We feature a different project each month. Come feed your curiosity and explore your world at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library.


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

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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)
Noon Tunes: Mark Galloway & Steve Crossley: classic rock
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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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Read & Play
A story time for your entire family at your Downtown Library! Join us as skilled librarians introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and creating excitement about reading. Connect with your neighbors while enjoying rhymes, songs and books!
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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 game of days gone by? Want to show off your mad skills at the classics? Then join us and 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!
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Apple Pie Time

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Get your cooking skills ready for the holiday season! Apple Pie Time lets little ones practice following directions and measuring ingredients. Participants will put together a delicious pie to take home and bake. Cookbooks will be available to check out. This class fills up quickly, so registration is required.
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Pageturners! Tween Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Join us every 3rd Monday for The Pageturners Tween Book Club. In addition to the book discussion, there will be an activity related to a theme(s) from the book.  Please call for monthly book selections.
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Libraries Close Early

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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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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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Registration begins 10/27/2018 at 8:00 AM

Art Outside the Lines

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

Join us for a fantastic evening of creativity and art exploration! We will be creating unique art each month inspired by well known artists. Attendees will be provided with the necessary supplies to create their own take-home art.

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

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Executive Committee of the Library Commission

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration begins 10/30/2018 at 8:00 AM

Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Participating in playtime 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. 

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

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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