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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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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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Music Makers

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harrah Library
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using a Music Maker kit to learn and make something cool.

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: Adam & Kizzie

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
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 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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LEGO WeDo Robotics

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Start working on Lego Robotics with LEGO WeDo. We will build LEGO models featuring working motors, sensors, and learn the basics of programming.
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Registration is open

OKC Zoo: Animal Acoustics-The Remix!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harrah Library
Do birds bop to Beethoven? Do monkeys move to Metallica? Do toads tap to Taylor Swift? As humans, we tend to believe that whatever music we like, animals like too. But did you know animals march to the beat of a different drum altogether? In this amusing and musical program, we will listen to weird and wild music written for different animals, learn why they love them, and then compose our own pitch perfect tune that will surely be a hit on the Billboard Top 100 for Wild Things.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Zoo Fund for Kids Grant.
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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.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Alegria Real

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
Music is inside of me, music is inside of you - music is what sets us free, and music lets us be you and me! Join us at the library to experience this dynamic super duo, Alegria Real on a musical journey that will get us all groovin’, movin’, singin' and swingin' to the colorful expressions of the Latin American heart!

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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Spy School

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrah Library
Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Learn how to write in code, stay undercover, and find out about real spy tools, technologies, and techniques.
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Board Game Explosion!

5:00 PM - 6:00 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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Musictime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore and create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, create and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Michael Corley

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrah Library
Magic Rocks!
A high energy storytelling show incorporating musical themes with audience participation and illusions. Minds will be read! Magicians will pass through solid objects! And you will witness full body levitation!

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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Read the Movie

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harrah Library
Read the Movie Discussion Group
Don't judge a book by the movie! Read it, see it, then talk about it! Read the pre-selected book and then join us for a big-screen showing of the film based on that book. We will discuss and compare. Call the library to find out which book and movie combo from the library's young adult collection we will be discussing.

Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries.
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Sensory Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harrah Library
Spending time stimulating senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively. During this sensory play time, various stations will be set up and children can spend as much time as they would like at each one. Grownups will be encouraged to walk through each station with the child to encourage interaction and learning.

Sensory play can get messy, so please consider wearing old clothes.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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