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Summer Reading

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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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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Library Closed

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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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Beadle Mania

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Listen to the Beatles’ greatest hits while crafting with Perler beads! We’ll have plenty of templates to choose from to create magnets, jewelry, decorations, and more. Take home one of our crafting books to continue the fun at home!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Breakout! Escape Room

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harrah Library
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using a special escape room kit to test our logic, reasoning, and puzzle-solving skills. Can YOU escape?

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Parachute Play

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
Sharing in 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 will help children learn to cooperate and follow directions. We will conclude our playtime with a story.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Mister Puppet Show

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
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 off site at the Harrah City Hall located at 19625 NE 23rd.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Slime Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Ooze into the library and mix up a batch of slime that you get to take home!

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Juggling!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harrah Library
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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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians 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 special stories and participating in craft time.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Lucas Ross

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
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 off site at the Harrah City Hall, located at 19625 NE 23rd.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by theArts Council Oklahoma City.
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Father's Day Craft

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
Perler Bead Cord Keeper
Make a Father's Day gift or just spend time with Dad while replicating your favorite video game artwork in 16-bit glory. Participants will each make a perler bead cord keeper for phone and tablet cords or headphones. Choose from Star Wars,  Mario, Minion and Emoji patterns.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Rockin' Out with Science

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Have you ever thought about what makes music really music? Have you ever wondered about the science behind sound? Join us for this interactive program as we create, explore and examine sound. After all, who doesn’t like making a little noise?

This event is held at multiple libraries.

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Board Game Explosion!

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Harrah Library
Play classic favorites like Scrabble, Battleship, and Connect Four, or more recent bestsellers like Zombie Dice and Apples to Apples! Board games promote creativity and foster positive skills like sportsmanship and logical reasoning. The library is a great place to meet up with your friends and try out new games.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
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.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
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 off site at the Harrah City Hall, located at 19625 NE 23rd.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Family Gamefest

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Get loud and game on! Bring your family and come play video games and board games at the library. Games are rated E, E10+, and T. It's a fun way to pass an afternoon! Check out strategy guides and other books about gaming on your way out.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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#IRL Mario Kart

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harrah Library
Vrooooom on over for a Mario Kart themed scavenger hunt, where you’ll find clues and participate in challenges to see who comes first in our Grand Prix competition! Stick around and show off your gaming skills with Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii U. This is a teen program.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Little Geek Sing-Along

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
In his Little Geek Sing-Along show, Dustin Cooper performs traditional (and not so traditional) kid songs with a geek, sci-fi, & fandom spin to keep you and your geeklings happy.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Rhythmically Speaking

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
It's a Baby Dinosaur
Sloan found a large rock dating back to the Cretaceous Period. But she quickly discovers that it is not a rock but an unhatched dinosaur egg. Willameana, the unsuccessful chief wants to use the egg to make an award-winning omelet. They both are determined to control the future of the egg.

This event is held off site at the Harrah City Hall, located at 19625 NW 23rd.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Paper Circuits

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
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!
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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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Parachute Play

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
Sharing in 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 will help children learn to cooperate and follow directions. We will conclude our playtime with a story.

Similar events are held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: OKC Improv

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
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 off site at the Harrah City Hall, located at 19625 NE 23rd.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Guinness World Records Challenge

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Do you love to read the Guinness World Records books and want to try some of the activities? Test your knowledge and skills with these simple, but real record-breaking challenges. Like these challenges? Check out our Guinness World Records books and try more at home!
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