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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: Sugar Free Allstars

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Southern Oaks 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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Soldering

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using soldering tools to learn and make something cool.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Beginners Tai Chi

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
This introductory class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.

This is a recurring event. Registration closes 6/12/18 and you must attend one of the first two classes to continue. If the class is full and you are interested in future classes, please put your name on the waiting list.

This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Intermediate Tai Chi

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A

Moving for Better Balance
This class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.

This is a recurring event.

This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

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Kids' Dance Fitness

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Get ready to move! Kids will love dancing off their energy as they are led by a kids’ fitness instructor. Please wear comfortable, athletic clothes and be ready to move! Grab some fitness books and DVDs on your way out and let the healthy fun continue. This class is for ages 7-11.
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Preschool Dance Fitness

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Get ready to move! Kids will love dancing off their energy as they are led by a kids’ fitness instructor. Please wear athletic clothes that you can move in and parents feel free to come ready to participate as well! Grab some fitness books and DVDs on your way out and let the healthy fun continue.This class is for ages 3-6.
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Virtual Reality School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Want to take a virtual field trip all over the world? With the Google Expeditions virtual reality kit, you can! Explore different themes, places, and ideas while learning about history, geography, and science. The class will be taught by Danielle Venable, Extension Educator, at 4H. Space is limited! Make sure to pre-register for this event! 
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Beginners Tai Chi

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
This introductory class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.

This is a recurring event. Registration closes 6/12/18 and you must attend one of the first two classes to continue. If the class is full and you are interested in future classes, please put your name on the waiting list.

This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Registration is open

Intermediate Tai Chi

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A

Moving for Better Balance
This class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.

This is a recurring event.

This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

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Reading Buddies

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Southern Oaks Library

Reading 20 minutes a day is easy! Practice and improve your skills with a reading buddy and help build a better world! Reading buddies are volunteers who will help you through your summer reading goals.

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Citizenship Classes

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Do you want to learn more about becoming a U.S. Citizen? We will be hosting free classes to explore the steps of the naturalization process. Tutors will be available to provide lessons to learn English and civics needed for the naturalization process.
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Aroma as a Soundtrack to Our Lives

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Bring some of your favorite memories and together with different scent-based activities explore just how much smells can lead your brain to a memory. Maybe honeysuckle reminds you of being on your grandparents’ farm, or a pear-scented candle reminds you when you first discovered your favorite book series. You’ll get the opportunity to discover the scientific principals behind why smells are tied so deeply to memories in our brains, and you’ll get the hands-on chance to create (and maybe even eat!) some new scent-based experiences.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Art for Tots

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Join us for a fun summer art storytime. We will make crafts and read summer themed books.
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Neighborhood Arts: Adam & Kizzie

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
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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Paper Circuits & Squishy Circuits

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be creating something fun and unique with both paper and squishy circuits, and learning about electricity and conductivity!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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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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Reading Buddies

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Southern Oaks Library

Reading 20 minutes a day is easy! Practice and improve your skills with a reading buddy and help build a better world! Reading buddies are volunteers who will help you through your summer reading goals.

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Registration is open

Citizenship Classes

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Do you want to learn more about becoming a U.S. Citizen? We will be hosting free classes to explore the steps of the naturalization process. Tutors will be available to provide lessons to learn English and civics needed for the naturalization process.
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Parachute Play

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A

Sharing in parachute 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, and using small and large muscles. We will wind down after parachute playtime with a relaxing storytime.

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Children Reading to Dogs

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

This is a recurring event and takes place on one Tuesday and one Sunday each month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: OKC Improv

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Southern Oaks 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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Paper Circuits

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be creating something fun and unique with paper circuits, and learning about electricity and conductivity!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Registration is closed

Beginners Tai Chi

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A
This introductory class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.

This is a recurring event. Registration closes 6/12/18 and you must attend one of the first two classes to continue. If the class is full and you are interested in future classes, please put your name on the waiting list.

This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Registration is open

Intermediate Tai Chi

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Southern Oaks Library
Meeting Room A

Moving for Better Balance
This class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.

This is a recurring event.

This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

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