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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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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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Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 music and rhymes. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.

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

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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OKC Zoo: What Does the Flock Say?

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Do birds talk when they squawk? Are they chatting when they cheep? What's the gossip when they gobble? Birds are some of the most talented...and NOISY...musicians in the critter kingdom, but what does all that tweeting, squawking, honking, and hooting really mean? We'll explore the difference between songs and calls, play "Name That Tune for Bird Brains", and meet a few critters along the way.

This event is held at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Zoo Fund for Kids Grant.
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Neighborhood Arts: Mister Puppet Show

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Sharing in 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, using small and large muscles, and remaining in control during play.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Father's Day Make and Take

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jones Library
Do have a special someone in your life who needs a little recognition this Father's Day? Bring the creativity and we'll bring the supplies for our Father's Day Make and Take! Come and go to make cards and gifts to take to take to your hero! 
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Aroma as a Soundtrack to Our Lives

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Fun with STEM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
The future is now! Come get some hands on experience with Virtual Reality goggles, drones, and lots of other cool technology! Be sure to check out our tech books to keep your STEM interest going.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Neighborhood Arts: Lucas Ross

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Little Geek Sing-Along

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Juggling!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Game Fest

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Parachute Play

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jones 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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#IRL Mario Kart

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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Coloring for Adults

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jones Library
Coloring pages aren't just for kids anymore! Join us as we gather at the library for some artistic expression that will help improve self-awareness and mindfulness, reduce anxiety, and foster self-esteem and social skills.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
Wanted: Magizoologists interested in a thrilling and daring adventure to discover some wild (and possibly treacherous!) fantastic beasts. This adventure will bring you up close and hands-on with some bizarre and unexpectedly lovable magical creatures, and will allow you to explore what makes them so special. Grab your wand, house pride, and inquisitive, caring spirit, because Newt is counting on you to help bring beast awareness to the magical (and muggle) world.

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

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 at multiple libraries.

Funded in part by the Arts Council Oklahoma City.
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Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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 music and rhymes. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Board Game Explosion!

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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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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Neighborhood Arts: OKC Improv

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Library
Meeting Room
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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