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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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Database Tutorial

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Route 66 Computer Lab (1147)
Ready to learn about Metro Library's digital resources? Stumped by database? This one hour overview will introduce you to some of the most popular and useful database we offer! Space is limited, so please register today. 
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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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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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Learning Lab

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Confused by computers? Troubled by technology? The Learning Lab can help! Our tech-savvy staff can help with your computer questions, and even get you started from square one. Attendees will learn using a mix of free software and one-on-one teaching. 
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Learning Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Confused by computers? Troubled by technology? The Learning Lab can help! Our tech-savvy staff can help with your computer questions, and even get you started from square one. Attendees will learn using a mix of free software and one-on-one teaching. 
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Parachute Playtime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Tots in Training
Participating in parachute playtime is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning and discover that the library is a destination for fun! Parachute games help children learn to cooperate and follow directions. Children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as: socializing with others, using language, using small and large muscles, and remaining in control during play. 

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: Collin Holloway: Classical 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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Learning Lab

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Confused by computers? Troubled by technology? The Learning Lab can help! Our tech-savvy staff can help with your computer questions, and even get you started from square one. Attendees will learn using a mix of free software and one-on-one teaching. 
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Summer Reading Kick-Off Bash

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Join us as we start summer off with a bang at the Downtown Library's summer reading kick-off party. There will be crafts, games, food, and music for the whole family. Learn what we have in store this summer and don't forget to sign up for the summer reading program while you're here!
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Sounds of Science

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Friends Event Room (Pre-Function) (4130)
Join us for a high-energy, fast-paced demonstration and help us celebrate the incredible role sound and music play in our world! This program is suitable for audiences of all ages and sizes, and will be filled with exciting experiments, spectacular sounds, and musical marvels.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Art Moves

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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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Gustafer Yellowgold

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
Meet Gustafer Yellowgold, the friendly creature who comes to Earth from the sun, in this multimedia program launched from the imagination of illustrator/singer/songwriter Morgan Taylor.  Enjoy this Dr. Seuss meets Yellow Submarine performance by a Grammy-nominated artist.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Mister Puppet Show

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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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Neighborhood Arts: Mister Puppet Show

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 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!
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Kare’n Khanagov: Suzuki Strings Stars
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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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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Fun Size Fitness

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room (1104)
Children ages 5-12, come join the fitness craze! Visit us at the Downtown Library as we learn ways to stay active all year round. Gym instructor, Leslie Dixon will lead kids in a fun filled workout. No experience or equipment needed. 
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Neighborhood Arts: Lucas Ross

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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 the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Neighborhood Arts: Lucas Ross

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
46th Star Room (Forum) (4107)
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 the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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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 Preschool 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!
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Noon Tunes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Atrium (1101)
Noon Tunes: Evan Jarvicks: Wacky Ukulele
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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