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Friday, January 4, 2013

Developmental Screenings
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Bethany

Birth to 5 Years with Parent or Legal Guardian

Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings. A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child's development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities will be given. Screenings will include a small fee. To schedule your screening appointment, please call Child Guidance, Oklahoma City-County Health Dept. at 425-4412.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Dept.


Friday-Films, Familly and Fun
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

All Ages

Looking for fun on a Friday night! Come to the library every Friday to check out our movie collection. Free popcorn & candy for every five items checked. Fun for the entire family & it's free! Please limit one gift per family.


Storytime
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Del City

Ages 3-6

Please join us for stories, songs, action rhymes, and more. To sign up or for more information visit us at the Del City Library or call 672-1377.


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


CANCELLED You PIck It: Movie Matinee
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

All Ages

Choose from a few favorite film selections and stay warm and cozy at the library. Refreshments will be provided. Call 634-6308 for more information.


Chess Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Village

All Ages

Chess club meetings consist of playing chess, and all materials are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome! No sign up is required.



Saturday, January 5, 2013

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Volunteers from the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be available to assist people in preparing their 2012 State and Federal Income Tax Returns.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Community Action Agency and The Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service


Service Core of Retired Executives Counseling
Time: 9:30am
Location: Belle Isle

Adults

If you are interested in starting a new business or are a business owner in need of assistance, counseling is available on the first and third Saturday of the month. The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) will offer free confidential assistance for small business owners, one-on-one. Sign up at the Information Desk for an appointment. 843-9601.

Co-Sponsor: Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)


Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Our Tai Chi class is designed for mature adults who want to improve their balance. This 12-week class will also improve energy levels, reduce daily stress, and slow the aging process. Register at 942-8500 ex 154.

Co-Sponsor: Areawide Aging Agency


Yu-Gi-Oh! Club
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Bethany

Teen (Ages 12-18)

Bring your friends and your Yu-Gi-Oh! deck to trade, duel, or just talk Yu-Gi-Oh!


Stamp Club
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Edmond

Ages 4th grade and up

Are you looking for a new hobby? Join experienced stamp collectors who can guide you in this rewarding venture. Call 348-4607 to register.


Workshop: Getting Organized for the New Year
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens and up

January is National Get Organized (GO) month. Join professional organizer Amber Austin, as she gives you some tips to get 2013 on the right track. There will a drawing for a free consultation. Sign up at the Belle Isle Information Desk or call 843-9601.


LEGO Club @ Your Library
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

6 to 11 years old

Young LEGO builders are invited to build with us. LEGO bricks are provided. Bring your team spirit. Sign up at the Information Desk.



Mad Scientist Lab
Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm
Location: Midwest City

Ages 6-12

Calling all Mad Scientists! Discover more about the world around you through fun activities and experiments. Space is limited so registration is required. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign-up.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Advanced Farsi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have some familiarity with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



Beginning Farsi
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have no prior experience with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



Monday, January 7, 2013

Soldier Creek Quilting
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Perpetuate art forms and inspire others in quilting. Members of Soldier Creek Quilting Group invite you to attend every Monday (excluding Monday, January 21) at the Midwest City Library from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No experience necessary, just a willingness to create art. Registration is not required.

Co-Sponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting Group


Fan-Fiction Fan-Art contest begins
Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks, 6900 S. Walker Ave. OKC 73139

All Ages

January 7, 2013, is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library Fan-Fiction Fan-Art contest. Fan art may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main theme. Similar rules apply to fan fiction. The last day to submit your work is Sunday, March 17 at 6:00pm. For the complete rules go to http://www.metrolibrary.org/fan/ or contact John at Southern Oaks Library, 631-4468.

Co-Sponsor: Atomik Pop! (OKC, OK, 635-0848 - www.atomkipop.com) Speeding Bullet Comics (Norman, OK, 360-6866 - www.speedingbulletcomics.com)


Preschool Story Time
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Edmond

Ages 3-5

For all children ages 3-5, join us for story time. There will be songs, fingerplays, puppets, hidden mysteries, occasional crafts and special stories. Emphasis is placed on early literacy reading skills. Come and join the fun.



Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Midwest City

Birth-5 Years with Parent or Caregiver

Join us for story time! There will be songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and special stories. Come and join the fun! Older siblings are welcome. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot by calling 732-4828 or visiting the Information Desk.


GED Class
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday, following the OKCPS closings schedule. For more info please call 231-2053.

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


Tai Chi for Better Balance
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Seniors

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance and mobility endorsed by the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Join certified Tai Chi instructor Ron Loving for this 12 week series.



Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Homework Help
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

Grades K-12

Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help on a first come, first served basis. Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Tai Chi
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of this popular exercise!


First Monday Gamefest
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

Gamfests rock! So, Ralph Ellison Library has decided to make them happen every month. Join the First Monday Gamefest and get ready to jam out to Guitarhero, dance the night away on our XBOX Kinect, make some sweet touchdowns on Madden 12, and duel on Super Smash Brothers Brawl! No sign up required.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Children who can read

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

Infants through age 4 w/parent or guardian

Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions. This free series is intended for infants through age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the information desk.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Lapsit Storytime
Time: 9:30am-10:00am
Location: Choctaw

6 mos to 3 years

Parents and children come enjoy simple songs, rhymes, and stories together. Then we will have time for play and social skills. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the information desk.



Crochet and Knit Class
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Nicoma Park

All Ages

Learn to Crochet or Knit or just strengthen your knowledge. We meet every first Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Bring your needles and yarn and join the fun. For more information, please call: 769-9452.


Morning Early Childhood Programs for Ages 3-5
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Tell Me a Story: Book and Craft
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 6 & under with adult

Hearing stories is one of the best ways for babies and young children to develop early language and literacy skills. Our story time is a fast paced, fun event adapted for short attention spans. Stories, songs and games are followed by a fun craft and healthy snack. This story time is the perfect way to introduce the library and all the fun and learning it offers to your little one. Please call 634-6308 for more information.


Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Choctaw

Age 3-5

Build early literacy skills. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and just plain fun. Older and younger siblings welcome. Please call -390-8418 or stop by the library for more information.


Morning Early Childhood Program for Ages 0-2
Time: 10:45am-11:15am
Location: Northwest

0-nearly 3

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Southern Oaks Book Club
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

If you enjoy reading and discussing books come to the Southern Oaks Book Club the second Tuesday of each month. Call 631-4468 to reserve your copy of the book selection or stop by the information desk.


Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 1:00pm-1:40pm
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 1:45pm-2:45pm
Location: Northwest

Infants through age 4 w/parent or guardian

Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions. This free series is intended for infants through age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the information desk.


Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Gaming Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens

Come join the fun at your library! Everything from chess to Xbox Kinect will be available to play. Different games each week. You don't want to miss out!


Cless Club Remix
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Kids/Teens

Come play chess in a relaxed, informal setting. Chess players can share tips and skills and teach others to play. Every Tuesday.



Ayumu Anime Club
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Del City

Teens

Share and discuss your favorite Anime and Manga. Screen new anime episodes each month! Snacks will be provided so come join the fun! *Anime may contain material that is considered unsuitable for ages 13 and younger. Please call 672-1377 for more information or to sign up.



Girls' Night- Stationery Creations
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

Girls' Night is just around the corner! Open for girls of all ages, it will be a night of fun as we create one-of-a-kind stationery to send out thank you notes from your holiday presents and munch on snacks! Invite your sister, mom, grandma, and cousin for this spectacular event for girls only! Sign up is required. Call 424-1437.


Computer Basics
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Join us for an introductory class that will teach basic navigation and common uses for computers and software such as web browsing, Microsoft Word, Excel, and basic computer security. Classes are held in the Route 66 Computer Lab.


Chess Club for Teens
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Free Chess Club for Teens meets Tuesday nights 6:00 to 7:00. All skill levels are welcome. Students can play others who are learning or have prior skills in the game. Local mom and coach provides materials and instructions.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Edmond

Children who read

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours.


In Stitches: Edmond Library Needlecraft Group
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Do you enjoy needlework and visiting with others who do? Join us monthly, on the second Tuesday, to work on your own project or learn a new skill. Develop your skills further by exchanging tips with your needlework friends. In January, the group project will be learning the basics of hand smocking. All supplies for each month's special group project will be provided, EXCEPT SCISSORS; please bring your own pair. Call Donna Hodges at 348-4120 for more information.


Book Adventure: Kids' Book Club
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Kids ages 6-9

Join us for a Book Adventure! Meet with kids your age to discuss a great book. We will have a snack, and make a craft or play a game. Call the library or come by the Information Desk to find out what book to read before the program. Some copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk. You must read the book before attending the program. Pre-registration is required. Sign up by calling 631-4468 or by visiting the Information Desk.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 7:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Children of All Ages

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. Registration is required. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign up.

Co-Sponsor: Creatures and Kids & TDI


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 9:15am-10:00am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose one of two sessions: 9:15-10:00 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.


55+ Coffee Break
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Edmond

Seniors

Come to the Edmond Library for a coffee break made just for you. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served along with light refreshments. Mingle and talk about your favorite books or activities. We will have some books on the side for you to browse through and check out. This is a come-and-go event.



ABC Winter
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Belle Isle

Pre-kindergarten

Storytime with Ms.B will be focusing on stories in books that emphasize knowing the letters of the alphabet. Playtime will follow with letter recognition activities. Pre-register at 843-9601.


Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose one of two sessions: 9:15-10:00 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.


GED Class
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday, following the OKCPS closings schedule. For more info please call 231-2053.

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Children who can read

Come read with us on Wednesdays at Lil'Lit Club-reading and fun related activities. Participants will benefit from reading the book in advance with their families. Stop by the reference desk to get the next title or call 390-8418.


Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Play @ the Hill Game Fest
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10-17

Put on your game face and join your friends after school at the library for some video gaming like Smash Brothers, Dance Central, and other fun games. We'll also have board games, Beyblade and you can bring your Yu-Gi-Oh too. See you there!



books

Pizza & Plots Teen Book Club
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Choctaw

Teens

Choctaw Library has a book club just for Teens! Come enjoy pizza and drinks as we talk about awesome books. Get more info or sign up at the reference desk or call 390-8418.


Tai Chi
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Evidence suggests that Tai chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.


GED Prep Class
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Ages 16 - older

Need practice before taking the test? Want help preparing for the essay or math sections? Ongoing GED classes are held Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30. Classes are provided at no charge. All materials provided.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Adult Learning Center


Wednesday Night at the Movies
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Downtown

Age 13+

Please join the Downtown Library for a movie every Wednesday night. Please call 231-8650 for movie titles.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Urban Sprouts-Wild Card
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Downtown

Ages 1-5

We could be creating a craft or enjoying a performance...Maybe we will be doing a song and a dance...or meeting a wacky, wild visitor. You'll have to stop in to find out what this month's Wild Card is going to be! Offered second Thursday of each month.


Noon Tunes presents Em and the Mother Superiors
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Guitar Duo


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Tai Chi for Better Balance
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Seniors

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance and mobility endorsed by the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Join certified Tai Chi instructor Ron Loving for this 12 week series.



Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours.


Homework Help
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

Grades K-12

Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help on a first come, first served basis. Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Edmond Manga and Anime Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Local teens meet to discuss, watch, and draw anime and manga. This club is free to join, and teens are welcome to bring their own library-appropriate manga. Some material may not be suitable for younger teens or children.



Tai Chi
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of this popular exercise!


Mad Scientist Lab
Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
Location: Midwest City

Ages 6-12

Calling all Mad Scientists! Discover more about the world around you through fun activities and experiments. Space is limited so registration is required. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign-up.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Del City

All ages

Reluctant readers, emergent readers, and readers who just need more practice can sharpen their reading skills by reading to a Certified Therapy Dog and their owner. Reading to a dog is a great way to practice reading aloud; the dogs and their owners are an uncritical audience. Studies show that kids gain confidence and their reading scores improve when they practice reading aloud to dogs. Kids can bring their own book or choose one from our shelves. For more information please call 672-1377 or visit us at the information desk. Don't forget to read to your pet at home too!


Scarlet Kitsune Anime Club
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages: 14-19

Watch anime and hang out!



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

6 to 11 year olds

Children will read aloud to loveable dogs and their owners. As children wait for their next turn to read to a dog, they can make crafts to take home. All dogs and owners are trained and certified as dog therapy teams by a national canine therapy organization. Please preregister for this fun learning time.


Understanding the Writing Process with Betsy Randolph
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Betsy Randolph, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper, will be here to share her writing experiences and explain the process of getting published. Her first novel, Tokens of Liars: A Cat Carlyle Novel was published in 2012. Come hear how her radio broadcasting and law enforcement careers have been beneficial in her writing process.


Nonfiction Book Club
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Come join us for the Midwest City Nonfiction Readers’ Book Club where we will read and discuss an array of titles of varying subject matter. This month's selection is Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch.To sign-up and receive a copy of the selected book, please visit the Information Desk.



Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday-Films, Familly and Fun
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

All Ages

Looking for fun on a Friday night! Come to the library every Friday to check out our movie collection. Free popcorn & candy for every five items checked. Fun for the entire family & it's free! Please limit one gift per family.


Music with Susan
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Edmond

Ages 2 & 3

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.



Music with Susan
Time: 10:40am-11:10am
Location: Edmond

Ages 2 & 3

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.



Music with Susan
Time: 11:15am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages 4 & 5

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.



Book Club
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Come join us the 2nd Friday of each month to discuss a new book! This month we will read and discuss "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See. Reserve your copy today! Discussion guides available at the library.


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Chess Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Village

All Ages

Chess club meetings consist of playing chess, and all materials are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome! No sign up is required.



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Volunteers from the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be available to assist people in preparing their 2012 State and Federal Income Tax Returns.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Community Action Agency and The Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service


Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Our Tai Chi class is designed for mature adults who want to improve their balance. This 12-week class will also improve energy levels, reduce daily stress, and slow the aging process. Register at 942-8500, ex 154.

Co-Sponsor: Areawide Aging Agency


Open Play Time
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Choctaw

6 months - 5 years

Sharing in playtime with your young child helps promote learning and development. Each second Saturday the Choctaw Library provides a roomful of great toys for children ages 6 months to 5 years. We invite you to join in the fun! Call 390-8418 to register.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Southern Oaks

Kids who can read (beginning readers welcome)

A Dog in the Library? That's right, come read to a lovable dog and their owner! By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. Kids will improve literacy skills in a relaxed environment that allows them to focus on reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant. All of our dog teams are trained through HALO or Therapy Dogs International. Pre-registration is required. Please call 631-4468 to sign up.



Knitty Committee
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Village

All Ages

Interested in knitting or learning how to knit? Join the Knitty Committee on the 2nd Saturday at 10am. Bring your yarn and join the fun! The recommended yarn for beginners is "variegated worsted weight" and size 7 or 8 needles.


Readers' Choice Book Club
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

The Reader's Choice Book Club meets the second Saturday of every month at the Edmond Library. The group consists of people who enjoy reading outstanding books and discussing them. The book selection for January is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Kids who can read

Our highly trained dog volunteers love to hear stories! Come practice your reading skills by reading to these adorable dogs! We provide the books AND the dogs. Please register at the information desk or by calling 634-6308.


Art in the Afternoon
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 8 & up

Join us for a relaxing day of creating art with local artist Debbie Langston. Children younger than 10 are required to have a parent present. For more information please call 634-6308.



Edmond Library Book Bunch
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Edmond

Seniors

Edmond's Book Bunch meets monthly to discuss important and memorable fiction. January's book is "This Bright River" by Patrick Somerville. Ben Hanson's aimless life has bottomed out after a series of bad decisions, but an unexpected offer from his father draws him home to Wisconsin. There, he finds his family fractured, still reeling from his cousin's mysterious death a decade earlier. Lauren Sheehan abandoned her career in medicine after a series of violent events abroad. Now she's back in the safest place she knows - Wisconsin -- hiding from a world that has only brought her heartache. As Lauren cautiously expands her horizons and Ben tries to unravel his family's dark secrets, their paths intersect. Could each be exactly what the other needs? Contact the library to reserve a copy.


Trip Around the World
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Grades 3-6

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to travel the globe right in your very own local library. This innovative and hands-on experience for children in grades three through six is sponsored by the Junior League of Oklahoma City. Kids will have a great time learning about the different cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the information Desk or call the library.

Co-Sponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Choctaw

All Ages

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us! Call 390-8418 or stop by to sign-up.



Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Edmond

All school-aged children

Calling all Yu-Gi-Oh players! Come get your game on at the Edmond Library! This tournament is for all school-aged children with their own cards.



Sunday, January 13, 2013

Advanced Farsi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have some familiarity with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



2nd Sunday Concert Series
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Join us at the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Downtown Library's beautiful open spaced atrium to enjoy music from Mike Price.


Beginning Farsi
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have no prior experience with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



Monday, January 14, 2013

10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Bethany

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Belle Isle

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Choctaw

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Del City

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Downtown

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Edmond

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Harrah

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Jones

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Luther

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Midwest City

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Nicoma Park

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Northwest

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Village

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Warr Acres

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



10th Annual Winter Readfest
Location: Wright

Adults over age 18

Pick up a game sheet at your library and take a reading trip through the genres from Jan. 14th through Feb. 28th. For every three books read, get a drawing slip to win great prizes including eReaders, audio readers, gift cards, family memberships to museums, etc. and more. Readfest is for everyone over the age of 18. Cosponsors are Friends of the Library and The Library Endowment Trust.



Computer Tutoring
Time: 9:00am-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

All Ages

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, help is available to you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment for Monday or Saturday mornings.


Soldier Creek Quilting
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Perpetuate art forms and inspire others in quilting. Members of Soldier Creek Quilting Group invite you to attend every Monday (excluding Monday, January 21) at the Midwest City Library from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No experience necessary, just a willingness to create art. Registration is not required.

Co-Sponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting Group


Preschool Story Time
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Edmond

Ages 3-5

For all children ages 3-5, join us for story time. There will be songs, fingerplays, puppets, hidden mysteries, occasional crafts and special stories. Emphasis is placed on early literacy reading skills. Come and join the fun.



Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Midwest City

Birth-5 Years with Parent or Caregiver

Join us for story time! There will be songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and special stories. Come and join the fun! Older siblings are welcome. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot by calling 732-4828 or visiting the Information Desk.


Toddler/Preschool Activity: Storytime
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages 2-5 (with a parent/caregiver)

Join Ms. Cheryll for a fun storytime! Children will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Please sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 631-4468.


Warr Acres Book Club
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

Adults

The Warr Acres Book Club meets the second Monday of each month. We will discuss Eowyn Ivey's first novel, "The Snow Child."


GED Class
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday, following the OKCPS closings schedule. For more info please call 231-2053.

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


Tai Chi for Better Balance
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Seniors

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance and mobility endorsed by the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Join certified Tai Chi instructor Ron Loving for this 12 week series.



Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00am
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Homework Help
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

Grades K-12

Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help on a first come, first served basis. Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Budding Bookworms: Children's Book Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Ages 9-12

Like to read? A children's book club is a great way to share your opinions and meet other budding bookworms. Come to the library ready to discuss this month's book selection, ____. Reserve your copy today!


Tai Chi
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of this popular exercise!


Winter Game FEst
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Teens

Don't be out in the cold! Visit the library for some winter fun instead! Play Xbox 360 Kinect and Game Cube, Wii and more, or bring your Beyblade or Yu-Gi-Oh cards and battle your friends. Special refreshments will be served. Call 634-6308 for more information.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


Adult Education Classes
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Free Basic Education Skills for Adults! Classes are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Southern Oaks Library. Join us as we learn and apply phonics skills to reading, spelling and writing. Classes begin January 14, 2013. Please call 405-631-4468 to register.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 6:30pm-7:30am
Location: Belle Isle

Infants through age 4 w/parent or guardian

Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions. This free series is intended for infants through age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the information desk.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!



English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Lapsit Storytime
Time: 9:30am-10:00am
Location: Choctaw

6 mos to 3 years

Parents and children come enjoy simple songs, rhymes, and stories together. Then we will have time for play and social skills. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the information desk.


Urban Sprouts Story Time
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Downtown

Ages 1-5

We are taking the old school storytime and giving it a fresh, new, hip twist for all the urban toddlers and their parents out there...Every first and third Thursday.


Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!


Knit Wit Program
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Learn to knit or crochet or strengthen your craft. Crochet class meets every first Tuesday (excluding January 1); knitting class meets every third Tuesday. This class is free. No registration required.


Readers' Society Book Club
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Midwest City

Adults

The Readers' Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The book for January is Miss Lizzie's War by Rosemary Agonito. It is a Civil War novel based on the true story of the double life of Southern Belle and spy Elizabeth Van Lew. Call or visit the information desk to reserve your copy. 732-4828.


Morning Early Childhood Programs for Ages 3-5
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Story Time for Preschoolers
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Warr Acres

2 1/2 to 3 year olds with an adult

Preschoolers will enjoy story time with Miss Alma and her puppets followed by fun crafts to take home. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Please preregister.



Tell Me a Story: Move and Groove
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 6 & under with an adult

Hearing stories is one of the best ways for babies and young children to develop early language and literacy skills. Our story time is a fast paced, fun event adapted for short attention spans. Stories, songs and games are followed by a movement and action games, and healthy snack. This story time is the perfect way to introduce the library and all the fun and learning it offers to your little one. Please call 634-6308 for more information.


Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Choctaw

Age 3-5

Build early literacy skills. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and just plain fun. Older and younger siblings welcome. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the library for more information.


Morning Early Childhood Program for Ages 0-2
Time: 10:45am-11:15am
Location: Northwest

0-nearly 3

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Story Time for Preschoolers
Time: 10:45am-11:30am
Location: Warr Acres

4 to 5 year olds with an adult

Preschoolers will enjoy will enjoy story time with Miss Alma and her puppets followed by fun crafts to take home. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Please preregister.



Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!



Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 1:00pm-1:40pm
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 0-2
Time: 1:45pm-2:15pm
Location: Northwest

0-nearly 3

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00am
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Gaming Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens

Come join the fun at your library! Everything from chess to Xbox Kinect will be available to play. Different games each week. You don't want to miss out!


Kids on the HIll Book Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

2nd-5th grade

Kids are introduced to both fiction and non-fiction books in a variety of subjects, and practice and hone their reading and comprehension skills. Crafts and activities related to the books will be planned, and snacks will be offered as well.

Space is limited, so please call 634-6308 to reserve your spot!



Teen Reads Book Club
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Del City

Teens

Hey teens, do you like books and pizza? Of course you do! Read the book first or read it after, just be ready to talk books! This month we are reading "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green. Reserve a copy or stop by the Information Desk to pick up a copy of the book.



Family Stories: Bilingual Story Time English y Espanol
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 8 & under with parent or caregiver

Kids love to hear a story! Join us for story times featuring nursery rhymes, popular children's books and beloved authors in both English and Spanish. Craft or play activity will be included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 634-6308 for more information.



Computer Basics
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Join us for an introductory class that will teach basic navigation and common uses for computers and software such as web browsing, Microsoft Word, Excel, and basic computer security. Classes are held in the Route 66 Computer Lab.


Chess Club for Teens
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Free Chess Club for Teens meets Tuesday nights 6:00 to 7:00. All skill levels are welcome. Students can play others who are learning or have prior skills in the game. Local mom and coach provides materials and instructions.



Living Lightly
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Del City

Adults

Energy does so much to improve our lives we can hardly imagine living without it. With increased energy demands worldwide, it's time to get serious about our energy efficiency. Join us as we learn about ways to improve our energy use with OG&E. For more information or to sign up please call 672-1377 or visit us at the Information Desk.


Pajama Story Night
Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Children of All Ages

Bedtime stories for children of all ages. Put on your pajamas and grab your favorite stuffed friend. We will enjoy stories, songs, poems, rhymes and the occasional craft. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign up.


Dystopias & Desserts
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Did you love the Hunger Games or Divergent but aren't sure of what to read next? Join us for a plethora of desserts (some sugar-free ones, too,) and a discussion about great dystopian reads for teens. Refreshments will be provided, along with books available to check out. Call (405) 341-9282 to register.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Baby Bounce
Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Edmond

Birth to 18 months

Playtime is a special time for you and your baby to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. Playtime is followed by a bouncy and fun lapsit storytime just for this age, with rhymes, rhythms, songs and a story designed to develop their emerging literacy and language skills.



Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 9:15am-10:00am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose between 9:15a or 10:30a session. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.



55+ Coffee Break
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Edmond

Seniors

Come to the Edmond Library for a coffee break made just for you. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served along with light refreshments. Mingle and talk about your favorite books or activities. We will have some books on the side for you to browse through and check out. This is a come-and-go event.



Total Wellness
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Help prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and asthma. Learn simple ways to a healthier lifestyle. Free classes meet one hour a week for 12 weeks. The goal f the class is for everyone to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active. Call 405-425-4352 to register for the classes. Class size is limited.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City/County Health Department


Toddler Time for 2s!
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Edmond

2 year-olds

Playtime is a special time for you and your toddler to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. This is followed by a storytime just for this age, with stories, movement, and rhymes designed to develop literacy and language skills.



Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose between 9:15a or 10:30a session. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616



Toddler Time for 2s!
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

2 year-olds

Playtime is a special time for you and your toddler to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. This is followed by a storytime just for this age, with stories, movement, and rhymes designed to develop literacy and language skills.



GED Class
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday, following the OKCPS closings schedule. For more info please call 231-2053.

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Children who can read

Come read with us on Wednesdays at Lil'Lit' Club-reading and fun related activities. Participants will benefit from reading the book in advance with their families. Stop by the Information Desk to get the next title or call 390-8418.


Tai Chi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance, mobility and reduce daily stress . This is a 12 week progressive series, however, you are welcome to drop in anytime to give it a try. Please call 631-4468 to enroll in the free class.


By appointment only-Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Appointments will be taken between 3:30 and 5pm to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Call 634-6308 to schedule your appt.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us! Call 390-8418 or stop by to sign-up.



Tai Chi
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Evidence suggests that Tai chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.


GED Prep Class
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Ages 16 - older

Need practice before taking the test? Want help preparing for the essay or math sections? Ongoing GED classes are held Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30. Classes are provided at no charge. All materials provided.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Adult Learning Center


Wednesday Night at the Movies
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Downtown

Age 13+

Please join the Downtown Library for a movie every Wednesday night. Please call 231-8650 for movie titles.


Adult Education Classes
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Free Basic Education Skills for Adults! Classes are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Southern Oaks Library. Join us as we learn and apply phonics skills to reading, spelling and writing. Classes begin January 14, 2013. Please call 405-631-4468 to register.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Urban Sprouts Story Time
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Downtown

Ages 1-5

We are taking the old school storytime and giving it a fresh, new, hip twist for all the urban toddlers and their parents out there... Every first & third Thursday.


Noon Tunes presents Callen Clarke Trio
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Oud and percussion instruments


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Tai Chi for Better Balance
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Seniors

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance and mobility endorsed by the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Join certified Tai Chi instructor Ron Loving for this 12 week series.


Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm


 
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
405.424.1437

Agenda



By appointment only-Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Appointments will be taken between 3:30 and 5pm to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Call 634-6308 to schedule your appt.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


Belle Isle Teen Crafts
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens

Come join us every third Thursday of the month for a arts and craft extravaganza! A different craft project every month. Don't miss out on the fun!


Homework Help
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

Grades K-12

Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help on a first come, first served basis. Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Journal Junkies
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Teens

Do you like writing? Do you like art? Come draw, paint, sketch, stamp, scribble, and write to create unique journal pages. We will provide materials, ideas, techniques, and writing prompts to inspire you to express yourself.


Tai Chi
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of this popular exercise!


Eastside Chess Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

10 - older

Enjoy a friendly game of chess? Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. We meet every Thursday.



V-SIFT: Scrapbooks
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

Teens

Bring your own photos and make mini scrapbooks out of paper bags! Materials and snacks will be provided. Please register by calling 755-0710 or stopping by the Information Desk.


Mad Scientist Lab
Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
Location: Midwest City

Ages 6-12

Calling all Mad Scientists! Discover more about the world around you through fun activities and experiments. Space is limited so registration is required. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign-up.


Bullying Awareness and Prevention Forum
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

The therapists at Principles of Resilience Youth Development are putting on a bullying awareness and prevention forum where the community can discuss what bullying is and how to prevent it from happening.

Co-Sponsor: Principles of Resilience Youth Development


History Book Club
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

The Edmond History Book is held every other month September-May. The sessions are led by history professors from the University of Central Oklahoma. The January discussion, led by Dr. Katrina Lacher, UCO professor of environmental and urban history, will focus on "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson. Contact the library to reserve a copy.



Pajamatime
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Location: Edmond

1-3 years

Come Shake your sillies out before bedtime! We'll have free play followed by a storytime with music, rhymes, fingerplays and books - all to encourage early literacy and language development. It's bonding, educational, and fun!



Internet Basics for Adults
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Learn how to access the Internet from the Library computers. Take a look at the home pages of internet servers such as AOL, MSN, Cox and others. Learn to use Search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Learn how to access the Metrolibrary Home Page from home, school or work to use Library Services via the Internet. Come in or call to sign-up. Village Library (405) 755-0710.


Game Night
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

Ages 12-17

Transport yourself into the virtual game world! Show your skills with Super Smash Brothers Brawl and other popular video games.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday-Films, Familly and Fun
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

All Ages

Looking for fun on a Friday night! Come to the library every Friday to check out our movie collection. Free popcorn & candy for every five items checked. Fun for the entire family & it's free! Please limit one gift per family.


Tai Chi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance, mobility and reduce daily stress . This is a 12 week progressive series, however, you are welcome to drop in anytime to give it a try. Please call 631-4468 to enroll in the free class.


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Chess Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Village

All Ages

Chess club meetings consist of playing chess, and all materials are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome! No sign up is required.



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention Course
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

All licensed drivers are invited to participate in a certified AAA instructed class. A material fee of $30.00 applies; AAA members will receive a discount. Please call 1-800-222-2582 to register.

Co-Sponsor: AAA


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Volunteers from the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be available to assist people in preparing their 2012 State and Federal Income Tax Returns.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Community Action Agency and The Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service


Service Core of Retired Executives Counseling
Time: 9:30am
Location: Belle Isle

Adults

If you are interested in starting a new business or are a business owner in need of assistance, counseling is available on the first and third Saturday of the month. The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) will offer free confidential assistance for small business owners, one-on-one. Sign up at the Information Desk for an appt. 843-9601.

Co-Sponsor: Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)


Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Our Tai Chi class is designed for mature adults who want to improve their balance. This 12-week class will also improve energy levels, reduce daily stress, and slow the aging process. Register at 942-8500 ex 154.

Co-Sponsor: Areawide Aging Agency


Stamp Club
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Edmond

Ages 4th grade and up

Are you looking for a new hobby? Join experienced stamp collectors who can guide you in this rewarding venture. Call 348-4607 to register.


Project Cradle Care
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Location: Village

Expecting parents

Come to the free Prenatal Health Care Fair and learn information every mother should know. All expecting mothers are encouraged to attend, and every mother will receive a gift (while supplies last).

Co-Sponsor: Epsilon Omega Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.


Stuffed Toy Workshop
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Bethany

Grades 4 to 8

Would you enjoy learning to make stuffed toys? If you have some sewing experience or none at all, you are welcome to attend. We will help you get started and all sewing materials will be provided. Take home a toy you made yourself! Enjoy some hot chocolate and other refreshments too. Pre-registration is required. Signup at the information desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.



eMedia Workshops
Time: 2:00pm-4:15pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Does using your Kindle or Nook have you confused and scratching your head? The world of eMedia is waiting for you. Join our computer guru, Carl Tibbets, to find out more about using your Kindle or Nook to access books electronically. Kindle users meet at 2:00, and Nook users meet at 3:15. Space is limited. Please register by calling the library at 341-9282 or at the Information Desk.



Steampunk Tea
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Teens and adults

Take a time when steam power was cutting edge technology, such as in Victorian England or America in the 19th century. Now apply that technology to the world of the future, as in the novels of Jules Verne or H.G. Wells. That way of seeing things, and the culture that fosters it, is steampunk. Learn all about the steampunk movement at this general meeting.


Gamefest
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

Ages 8-11

Middle graders join the party! Saturday is just for you. Play Wii, X-box and Play Station games. Snacks will be served.


Reading to Dogs
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Downtown

All children who read

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Advanced Farsi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have some familiarity with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



Beginning Farsi
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have no prior experience with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



Metro OKC Knit Guild Group Meeting
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens and up

Join a group of kindred spirits to knit and chat. All knitters from very beginners to advanced are encouraged to attend. Each month includes an educational technique and you can explore the plethora of knitting books available at your library. For questions about the group email at Mschoir01@gmail.com,

Melissa.ryan@tinker.af.mil or call 361-2044 or

739-5799.



Monday, January 21, 2013

Libraries Closed

All MLS Libraries are closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!



English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Lapsit Storytime
Time: 9:30am-10:00am
Location: Choctaw

6 mos to 3 years

Parents and children come enjoy simple songs, rhymes, and stories together. Then we will have time for play and social skills. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the Information Desk.



Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!



Morning Early Childhood Programs for Ages 3-5
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Tell Me a Story:Parachute Play
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 6 & under

Hearing stories is one of the best ways for babies and young children to develop early language and literacy skills. Our story time is a fast paced, fun event adapted for short attention spans. Stories, songs and games are followed by parachute play and healthy snack. Parachute play is an excellent way to help children learn how to cooperative and follow directions. This story time is the perfect way to introduce the library and all the fun and learning it offers to your little one. Please call 634-6308 for more information.


Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Choctaw

Age 3-5

Build early literacy skills. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and just plain fun. Older and younger siblings welcome. Please call or stop by the library -390-8418 for more information.


Morning Early Childhood Program for Ages 0-2
Time: 10:45am-11:15am
Location: Northwest

0-nearly 3

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!


Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 1:00pm-1:40pm
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 0-2
Time: 1:45pm-2:15pm
Location: Northwest

0-nearly 3

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00am
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!


Gaming Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens

Come join the fun at your library! Everything from chess to Xbox Kinect will be available to play. Different games each week. You don't want to miss out!


Cless Club Remix
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Kids/Teens

Come play chess in a relaxed, informal setting. Chess players can share tips and skills and teach others to play. Every Tuesday.



GED
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Age 16 and older

Students are invited to attend free GED classes. Review English, social studies, science, essay writing and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Classes are open to students 16 years and older who are not currently enrolled in high school. For students 16-17, a notarized consent waiver form is required. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


ESL
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) teaches students how to improve their conversational and listening skills in English. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class. Class and materials are free.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Kids Who Can Read

Our highly trained dog volunteers love to hear stories! Come practice your reading skills by reading to these adorable dogs! We provide the books AND the dogs. Please register at the information desk or by calling 634-6308.



Computer Basics
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Join us for an introductory class that will teach basic navigation and common uses for computers and software such as web browsing, Microsoft Word, Excel, and basic computer security. Classes are held in the Route 66 Computer Lab.


Chess Club for Teens
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Free Chess Club for Teens meets Tuesday nights 6:00 to 7:00. All skill levels are welcome. Students can play others who are learning or have prior skills in the game. Local mom and coach provides materials and instructions.



GED Classes
Time: 6:15pm-8:45pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Want to further your education and get your GED? Continue your learning with Adult Basic Education classes. Call 682-7873 for more information.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Edmond

Children who read

Read to a specially trained dog who loves to hear a good book! This program is especially valuable for building self confidence and self-esteem in those needing an uncritical, appreciative listening audience to improve reading skills. All dogs and owners are trained and certified as dog therapy teams, and most through Therapy Dogs International.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 7:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Children of All Ages

Read to a specially trained dog who loves to hear a good book! The dogs particularly enjoy hearing one of the dog stories we will have, but you can bring your own book too. It is especially valuable in building self confidence and self-esteem for those needing an uncritical, appreciative, listening audience to improve reading skills. All dogs and owners are trained and certified as dog therapy teams. Registration is required. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign up.

Co-Sponsor: Creatures and Kids & TDI


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baby Bounce
Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Edmond

Birth to 18 months

Playtime is a special time for you and your baby to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. Playtime is followed by a bouncy and fun lapsit storytime just for this age, with rhymes, rhythms, songs and a story designed to develop their emerging literacy and language skills.



Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 9:15am-10:00am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose between 9:15a or 10:30a session. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.


55+ Coffee Break
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Edmond

Seniors

Come to the Edmond Library for a coffee break made just for you. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served along with light refreshments. Mingle and talk about your favorite books or activities. We will have some books on the side for you to browse through and check out. This is a come-and-go event.



Total Wellness
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Help prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and asthma. Learn simple ways to a healthier lifestyle. Free classes meet one hour a week for 12 weeks. The goal f the class is for everyone to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active. Call 425-4352 to register for the classes. Class size is limited.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City/County Health Department


Toddler Time for 2s!
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Edmond

2 year-olds

Playtime is a special time for you and your toddler to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. This is followed by a storytime just for this age, with stories, movement, and rhymes designed to develop literacy and language skills.



Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose between 9:15a or 10:30a session. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.


Toddler Time for 2s!
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

2 year-olds

Playtime is a special time for you and your toddler to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. This is followed by a storytime just for this age, with stories, movement, and rhymes designed to develop literacy and language skills.



Developmental Screenings
Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages Birth to 5 years with parent/guardian

Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings. A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child's development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities will be given. Screening appointments are scheduled for one hour and will include a small fee. To schedule your screening appointment, please call Child Guidance, Oklahoma City-County Health Dept. at 425-4412.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department


GED Class
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

16 & older

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday, following the OKCPS closings schedule. For more info please call 231-2053.

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Developmental Screening
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Edmond

Age birth through 5 with parent or guardian

Child Guidance offers Developmental and Speech/Language screenings at the library. These screenings are available for children from birth through 5 years of age and provide a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children of the same age. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages of development and home activities to enhance development will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child for the screening. Appointments are scheduled for one hour duration and will include a small fee. Medicaid is accepted. No person will be denied services for inability to pay. Call 425-4412 to register.

Staff: Robyn Sears M.S, CCPS, CFLE and Louise Washburn M.S. CCC-SLP.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


Child Guidance Screenings
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

birth to 5 years with parent

A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. Any questions or concerns you may have about your child's development or behavior will be discussed. Information about upcoming stages and home activities to enhance development will be given. The one-hour appointment includes a small fee based upon a sliding scale and ability to pay. Medicaid is accepted. No one is denied services for inability to pay. Facilitated by Cheryl Custer, M.ED., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Katherine Broekhuysen, M.Ed., CCPS, Child Development Specialist. Call Child Guidance, 425-4412, to schedule your screening appointment.



Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Children who can read

Come read with us on Wednesdays at Lil'Lit' Club-reading and fun related activities. Participants will benefit from reading the book in advance with their families. Stop by the reference desk to get the next title or call 390-8418.


Intermediate ESL
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Edmond

Ages 16 and older

This class is for adults who would like to improve their spoken and written English and includes grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. The class is provided free of charge by Oklahoma City Community College. Register before the start of classes by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Tai Chi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance, mobility and reduce daily stress . This is a 12 week progressive series, however, you are welcome to drop in anytime to give it a try. Please call 631-4468 to enroll in the free class.


Total Wellness
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Want to lose weight or improve your energy level? Come to the library to experience Total Wellness Classes with the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Classes will focus on nutrition, exercise, and chronic disease prevention. Call (405)425-4308 to sign up.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City County Health Department


By appointment only-Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Appointments will be taken between 3:30 and 5pm to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Call 634-6308 to schedule your appt.



Play @ the Hill Game Fest
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10-17

Put on your game face and join your friends after school at the library for some video gaming like Smash Brothers, Dance Central, and other fun games. We'll also have board games, Beyblade and you can bring your Yu-Gi-Oh too. See you there!



Tai Chi
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Evidence suggests that Tai chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.


GED Prep Class
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Ages 16 - older

Need practice before taking the test? Want help preparing for the essay or math sections? Ongoing GED classes are held Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30. Classes are provided at no charge. All materials provided.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Adult Learning Center


Movie Night
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Del City

All Ages

Please join us for a "Night at the Movies!" The curtain goes up at 6PM and all are welcome to attend! Please call for movie titles and ratings.



Wednesday Night at the Movies
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Downtown

Age 13+

Please join the Downtown Library for a movie every Wednesday night. Please call 231-8650 for movie titles.


Beginning ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) teaches students how to improve their conversational and listening skills in English. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class. Class and materials are free.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


GED Class
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Students are invited to attend free GED classes at the Midwest City Library Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will review English, social studies, science essay writing and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Classes are open to students 18 years and older. Register by calling 405-682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Adult Education Classes
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Free Basic Education Skills for Adults! Classes are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Southern Oaks Library. Join us as we learn and apply phonics skills to reading, spelling and writing. Classes begin January 14, 2013. Please call 405-631-4468 to register.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


English as a Second Language
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

Adults

Improve your English in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, call the Oklahoma City Community College Adult Learning Center at 686-6222. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Community College.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Child Development Screenings
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Northwest

Birth to 5

Are you concerned with how your young child is growing and learning? Come learn about how your child is developing compared to other children. Screenings will discuss growth, speech, and other developmental milestones. A small fee may apply. Contact 425-4412 to schedule your child's screening today.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City County Health Department.


Play and Story Time
Time: 9:30am-10:15am
Location: Bethany

18 months to 4 years

Enjoy play time with your child plus a story, music and nursery rhymes. For child with adult. Choose the 9:30 or 10:30 session. Pre-register at the library Information Desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.


English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Salud Total
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Northwest

Adultos

¡Usted puede lucir y sentirse mejor! Aprenda a practicar un estilo de vida más saludable. Las clases se reúnen una hora por semana durante 12 semanas. Salud Total puede ayudar a prevenir enfermedades crónicas como la diabetes, algunos tipos de cáncer, asma, y enfermedades del corazón. Llame a Rebecca Cortez: (405) 425-4308- Departamento de Salud del la Ciudad y del Condado de Oklahoma.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City County Health Department


Play and Story Time
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Bethany

18 months to 4 years

Enjoy play time with your child plus a story, music and nursery rhymes. For child with adult. Choose the 9:30 or 10:30 session. Pre-register at the library Information Desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.


Noon Tunes presents Easy Street
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Pop harmony.


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Tai Chi for Better Balance
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Seniors

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance and mobility endorsed by the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Join certified Tai Chi instructor Ron Loving for this 12 week series.



By appointment only-Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00am
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Appointments will be taken between 3:30 and 5pm to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Call 634-6308 to schedule your appt.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


Homework Help
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

Grades K-12

Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help on a first come, first served basis. Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Tai Chi
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24-step form of this popular exercise!


ESL
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) teaches students how to improve their conversational and listening skills in English. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class. Class and materials are free.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


GED
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Age 16 and older

Students are invited to attend free GED classes. Review English, social studies, science, essay writing and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Classes are open to students 16 years and older who are not currently enrolled in high school. For students 16-17, a notarized consent waiver form is required. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Chemistry Capers
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Age 3 - older

Fizz, boom, pop! Kids and families, get ready to don your imaginary lab coats and explore the fascinating world of science. Children will engage in interactive and kid friendly chemistry experiments. All supplies are provided--just bring your imagination and joy of discovery.


GED Classes
Time: 6:15pm-8:45pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Want to further your education and get your GED? Continue your learning with Adult Basic Education classes. Call 682-7873 for more information.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Del City

All ages

Reluctant readers, emergent readers, and readers who just need more practice can sharpen their reading skills by reading to a Certified Therapy Dog and their owner. Reading to a dog is a great way to practice reading aloud; the dogs and their owners are an uncritical audience. Studies show that kids gain confidence and their reading scores improve when they practice reading aloud to dogs. Kids can bring their own book or choose one from our shelves. For more information please call 672-1377 or visit us at the information desk. Don't forget to read to your pet at home too!


Pajamatime
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Location: Edmond

1-3 years

Come Shake your sillies out before bedtime! We'll have free play followed by a storytime with music, rhymes, fingerplays and books - all to encourage early literacy and language development. It's bonding, educational, and fun!



Snakes with Larry Daniels
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

All Ages

Yikes! Larry Daniels from the Oklahoma Herpetological Society is bringing live snakes to the library! He will instruct us about keeping snakes as pets and other important information.



Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday-Films, Familly and Fun
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

All Ages

Looking for fun on a Friday night! Come to the library every Friday to check out our movie collection. Free popcorn & candy for every five items checked. Fun for the entire family & it's free! Please limit one gift per family.


Music with Susan
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Edmond

Ages 2 & 3

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.



Music with Susan
Time: 10:40am-11:10am
Location: Edmond

Ages 2 & 3

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling

341-9282, ext. 4.



Music with Susan
Time: 11:15am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages 4 & 5

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Registration for the 2nd Friday begins on the 1st day of the month. Registration for the 4th Friday always begins on the 15th day of the month. Pre-register by calling

341-9282, ext. 4.



Tai Chi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance, mobility and reduce daily stress . This is a 12 week progressive series, however, you are welcome to drop in anytime to give it a try. Please call 631-4468 to enroll in the free class.


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Chess Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Village

All Ages

Chess club meetings consist of playing chess, and all materials are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome! No sign up is required.



Saturday, January 26, 2013

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Volunteers from the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be available to assist people in preparing their 2012 State and Federal Income Tax Returns.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Community Action Agency and The Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service


Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

Our Tai Chi class is designed for mature adults who want to improve their balance. This 12-week class will also improve energy levels, reduce daily stress, and slow the aging process. Register at 942-8500 ex 154.

Co-Sponsor: Areawide Aging Agency


Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Jim Pourtorkan
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Jim and Marilyn Pourtorkan are back again to introduce you to the basic techniques of watercolor painting; how to apply color and compose a painting. All supplies are provided. Please register, beginning January 7th, by stopping by the Information Desk or calling the library at 341-9282, x3.


Yugioh Gaming
Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Ages 13-19

Come and get your Yugioh game on every last Saturday of the month. To attend, please register at the Information Desk or call 732-4828.



Trip Around the World
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Grades 3-6

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to travel

the globe right in your very own local library. This

innovative and hands-on experience for children

in grades three through six is sponsored by the

Junior League of Oklahoma City. Kids will have

a great time learning about the different cultures

in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program

is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the

Information Desk or call the library.

Co-Sponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City


Ookami Anime Club
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Teens

Share and discuss your favorite Anime and Manga (Japanese drawings and cartoons). Screen new Anime episodes each month! Snacks will be provided so come join the fun! *Anime may contain material that is considered unsuitable for ages 13 and younger.


FAFSA 101
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens and Adults

Need to file a FAFSA (Federal Student Aid application) but not sure where to start? Join us for an instructional presentation with OCAP on everything you'll need to know!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Advanced Farsi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have some familiarity with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



Jazz in January Concert with Miss Brown to You
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

All Ages

Listen to some Jazz in January with the vocal stylings of the musical duo Miss Brown to You. This duo refuses to be confined to one style, one period. Instead they prefer to expand the horizon of every genre they play, even while upholding the traditions of the musicians that have inspired them in the past. The musicians that make up Miss Brown to You are capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt. Together, Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg are Miss Brown To You. They'll capture you with their subtle ballads, soulful blues, sophisticated bop and swinging classical jazz, and will warm you with their colorful original songs.


Beginning Farsi
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Teens

For those who have no prior experience with spoken and written Farsi. Supply charge is $30. per month, payable to the instructor. All written materials are provided by instructor.



Monday, January 28, 2013

Child Development Screenings
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Del City

Birth-5 years with Parent or Guardian

These OCCHD screenings compare how one child is developing when compared to other children the same age. Questions about your child's development or behavior can be discussed. Small fee required. For more information please call Child Guidance, Oklahoma City-County Health Dept. at 425-4412. Cosponsored by OCCHD.


Computer Tutoring
Time: 9:00am-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

All Ages

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, help is available to you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment for Monday or Saturday mornings.


Soldier Creek Quilting
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Perpetuate art forms and inspire others in quilting. Members of Soldier Creek Quilting Group invite you to attend every Monday at the Midwest City Library from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No experience necessary, just a willingness to create art. Registration is not required.

Co-Sponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting Group


Preschool Story Time
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Edmond

Ages 3-5

For all children ages 3-5, join us for story time. There will be songs, fingerplays, puppets, hidden mysteries, occasional crafts and special stories. Emphasis is placed on early literacy reading skills. Come and join the fun.



Toddler Aerobics
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Midwest City

Birth-5 Years with Parent or Caregiver

Preschoolers may join in the aerobics class that features lessons & exercises designed to develop fine & gross motor skills. Parents/caregivers will participate with their child. Registration is required and begins one week before the scheduled program. Call 732-4828 or visit the Information Desk to sign up.


Toddler/Preschool Activity: Tippi Toes Dance
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Southern Oaks

Kids ages 2-5 (with a parent/adult)

Join us for a fun program focusing on movement and dance. Program will be presented by Tippi Toes Dance Company. They provide children with a fun, positive environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement. This program is specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child's self-esteem. Join us for 30 minutes of fun: songs, movement, and more.

Class size is limited, so pre-registration is required for this program. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 631-4468.


The African American Community Diabetes Prevention Partners
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

The African American Community Diabetes Prevention Partners are comprised of representatives from community agencies, businesses, government institutions, faith-based communities, as well as vested concerned citizens. By advocating for positive health outcomes within the African American Family and by increasing public awareness of Community Services/Resources, the Partners continue to effectively participate in multiple community sponsored events. Partners invite you to join the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on the last Monday of each month.


GED Class
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday, following the OKCPS closings schedule. For more info please call 231-2053.

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


Intermediate ESL
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Edmond

Ages 16 and older

This class is for adults who would like to improve their spoken and written English and includes grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. The class is provided free of charge by Oklahoma City Community College. Register before the start of classes by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Tai Chi for Better Balance
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Seniors

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance and mobility endorsed by the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Join certified Tai Chi instructor Ron Loving for this 12 week series.



Book Discussion Group
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

We always have a lot to say at our library's book discussion. Come and join us on Monday Jan 28 as we discuss our latest pick. Copies of the title to be discussed are available at the information desk, or we can reserve you one if you call 55-0710. See you then!


Safari After School Homework and Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Homework Help
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

Grades K-12

Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help on a first come, first served basis. Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Tai Chi
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of this popular exercise!


Beginning ESL
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) teaches students how to improve their conversational and listening skills in English. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class. Class and materials are free.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


GED Class
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Students are invited to attend free GED classes beginning Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Midwest City Library. (do you want the library address here?) Students will review English, social studies, science, essay writing, and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Curriculum is provided. Classes are open to students 16 years and older. All 16- or 17-year old students must have a notarized age waiver signed by the school district in which they reside to attend this class. Register for required initial orientation by calling 405-733-7392. For more information, call 405-682-7873.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Northwest

Children

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours.


Adult Education Classes
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Free Basic Education Skills for Adults! Classes are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Southern Oaks Library. Join us as we learn and apply phonics skills to reading, spelling and writing. Classes begin January 14, 2013. Please call 405-631-4468 to register.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


English as a Second Language
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

Adults

Improve your English in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, call the Oklahoma City Community College Adult Learning Center at 686-6222. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Community College.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 6:30pm-7:30am
Location: Belle Isle

Infants through age 4 w/parent or guardian

Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. A different community resource professional will be available each week to answer your parenting questions. This free series is intended for infants through age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the reference desk.


SOUP Open Mic Poetry Night
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

S.O.U.P. Society of Urban Poets provides an opportunity for budding poets to share their work with an audience full of supporters. Just show up ready to read.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!



English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Lapsit Storytime
Time: 9:30am-10:00am
Location: Choctaw

6 mos to 3 years

Parents and children come enjoy simple songs, rhymes, and stories together. Then we will have time for play and social skills. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the Information Desk.



Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!



Morning Early Childhood Programs for Ages 3-5
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Story Time for Preschoolers
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Warr Acres

2 1/2 to 3 year olds with an adult

Preschoolers will enjoy story time with Miss Alma and her puppets followed by fun crafts to take home. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Please preregister.



Tell Me a Story: Play and Learn
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 6 & under with caregiver

Hearing stories is one of the best ways for babies and young children to develop early language and literacy skills. Our story time is a fast paced, fun event adapted for short attention spans. Stories, songs and games are followed by open play and healthy snack. Open play is an excellent way to help children learn social skills, and learn to that the library is a destination for fun! This story time is the perfect way to introduce the library and all the fun and learning it offers to your little one. Please call 634-6308 for more information.



Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Choctaw

Age 3-5

Build early literacy skills. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and just plain fun. Older and younger siblings welcome. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the library for more information.


Morning Early Childhood Program for Ages 0-2
Time: 10:45am-11:15am
Location: Northwest

0-nearly 3

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Story Time for Preschoolers
Time: 10:45am-11:30am
Location: Warr Acres

4 to 5 year olds with an adult

Preschoolers will enjoy will enjoy story time with Miss Alma and her puppets followed by fun crafts to take home. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Please preregister.



Lapsit Playtime and Storytime
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

Ages Birth - 2 years old

Playtime is not only a wonderful bonding and socializing time for you and your little one, but it is also an educational time, encouraging sensory and motor skill development; while storytime helps to develop early literacy and language skills. Together, it all just equals fun, so come join us!



Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 1:00pm-1:40pm
Location: Northwest

Ages 3-5

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/8- Play with Me

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 0-2
Time: 1:45pm-2:15pm
Location: Northwest

0-nearly 3

Bring your child to enjoy a different session weekly including Play with Me, Story Time, Wiggles and Giggles, and Music Play. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

January:

1/15- Story Time

1/22- Music Play

1/29- Wiggles and Giggles



Safari After School: Homework & Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Gaming Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens

Come join the fun at your library! Everything from chess to Xbox Kinect will be available to play. Different games each week. You don't want to miss out!


Kids on the HIll Book Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

2nd-5th grade

Kids are introduced to both fiction and non-fiction books in a variety of subjects, and practice and hone their reading and comprehension skills. Crafts and activities related to the books will be planned, and snacks will be offered as well.

Space is limited, so please call 634-6308 to reserve your spot!



Bey Blade Tournament
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Ages 10-18

Ralph Ellison Library is hosting Bey Blade Tournaments every other month! Bring your own bey blade if you have one and get ready to battle! Sign up is required. Call 424-1437 or visit the library.


ESL
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) teaches students how to improve their conversational and listening skills in English. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class. Class and materials are free.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Chess Club for Teens
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Free Chess Club for Teens meets Tuesday nights 6:00 to 7:00. All skill levels are welcome. Students can play others who are learning or have prior skills in the game. Local mom and coach provides materials and instructions.



GED
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Age 16 and older

Students are invited to attend free GED classes. Review English, social studies, science, essay writing and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Classes are open to students 16 years and older who are not currently enrolled in high school. For students 16-17, a notarized consent waiver form is required. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


GED Classes
Time: 6:15pm-8:45pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Want to further your education and get your GED? Continue your learning with Adult Basic Education classes. Call 682-7873 for more information.


Family Craft Night
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Children of All Ages

Come to the library for a fun evening of craft activities. We will have tables set up with activities for all ages and skill levels. Please sign-up in advance so we will have enough supplies for everyone. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 732-4828.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Kids who can read (beginning readers welcome)

A Dog in the Library? That's right, come read to a lovable dog and their owner! By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. Kids will improve literacy skills in a relaxed environment that allows them to focus on reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant. All of our dog teams are trained through HALO or Therapy Dogs International. Pre-registration is required. Please call 631-4468 to sign up.



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby Bounce
Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Edmond

Birth to 18 months

Playtime is a special time for you and your baby to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. Playtime is followed by a bouncy and fun lapsit storytime just for this age, with rhymes, rhythms, songs and a story designed to develop their emerging literacy and language skills.



Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 9:15am-10:00am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose between the 9:15a or 10:30a sessions. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.



55+ Coffee Break
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Edmond

Seniors

Come to the Edmond Library for a coffee break made just for you. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served along with light refreshments. Mingle and talk about your favorite books or activities. We will have some books on the side for you to browse through and check out. This is a come-and-go event.



Total Wellness
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Help prevent chronic diseases like diabetes,

heart disease, some cancers, and asthma.

Learn simple ways to a healthier lifestyle. Free

classes meet one hour a week for 10 weeks. The goal of the class is for everyone to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active. Call 405-425-4352 to register for the classes. Class size is limited.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City/County Health Department


Toddler Time for 2s!
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Edmond

2 year-olds

Playtime is a special time for you and your toddler to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. This is followed by a storytime just for this age, with stories, movement, and rhymes designed to develop literacy and language skills.



Play Time for Babies and Tots
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Warr Acres

ages 8 - 30 months with an adult

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. Choose between the 9:15a or 10:30a sessions. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.



Toddler Time for 2s!
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Edmond

2 year-olds

Playtime is a special time for you and your toddler to bond and socialize, but it is educational too, encouraging sensory and motor development. This is followed by a storytime just for this age, with stories, movement, and rhymes designed to develop literacy and language skills.



GED Class
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday, following the OKCPS closings schedule. For more info please call 231-2053.

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Children who can read

Come read with us on Wednesdays at Lil'Lit Club-reading and fun related activities. Participants will benefit from reading the book in advance with their families. Stop by the reference desk to get the next title or call 390-8418.


Intermediate ESL
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Edmond

Ages 16 and older

This class is for adults who would like to improve their spoken and written English and includes grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. The class is provided free of charge by Oklahoma City Community College. Register before the start of classes by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Tai Chi
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance, mobility and reduce daily stress . This is a 12 week progressive series, however, you are welcome to drop in anytime to give it a try. Please call 631-4468 to enroll in the free class.


Total Wellness
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Want to lose weight or improve your energy level? Come to the library to experience Total Wellness Classes with the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Classes will focus on nutrition, exercise, and chronic disease prevention. Call (405)425-4308 to sign up.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City/County Health Department


By appointment only-Safari After School: Homework & Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Appointments will be taken between 3:30 and 5pm to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Call 634-6308 to schedule your appt.



Lego Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Choctaw

All Ages

Build with the Lego Club at the Choctaw Library. Open to all ages. Legos provided. Join us or call for more information at 390-8418.


Tai Chi
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Evidence suggests that Tai chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.


GED Prep Class
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Ages 16 - older

Need practice before taking the test? Want help preparing for the essay or math sections? Ongoing GED classes are held Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30. Classes are provided at no charge. All materials provided.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Adult Learning Center


Wednesday Night at the Movies
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Downtown

Age 13+

Please join the Downtown Library for a movie every Wednesday night. Please call 231-8650 for movie titles.


Beginning ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) teaches students how to improve their conversational and listening skills in English. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class. Class and materials are free.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


GED Class
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Students are invited to attend free GED classes at the Midwest City Library Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will review English, social studies, science, essay writing and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Classes are open to students 18 years and older. Register by calling 405-682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class.

Co-Sponsor: OCC


Adult Education Classes
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Free Basic Education Skills for Adults! Classes are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Southern Oaks Library. Join us as we learn and apply phonics skills to reading, spelling and writing. Classes begin January 14, 2013. Please call 405-631-4468 to register.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


English as a Second Language
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

Adults

Improve your English in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, call the Oklahoma City Community College Adult Learning Center at 686-6222. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City Community College.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

English Classes: English as a Second Language
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

teens and up

This is an ongoing enrollment ESL class with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills in this free class for people who are new to the English language. For questions and to register, come to the class.



Salud Total
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Northwest

Adultos

¡Usted puede lucir y sentirse mejor! Aprenda a practicar un estilo de vida más saludable. Las clases se reúnen una hora por semana durante 12 semanas. Salud Total puede ayudar a prevenir enfermedades crónicas como la diabetes, algunos tipos de cáncer, asma, y enfermedades del corazón. Llame a Rebecca Cortez: (405) 425-4308- Departamento de Salud del la Ciudad y del Condado de Oklahoma.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City County Health Department


Winter Story & Craft Time
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Bethany

Ages 3-6

Enjoy stories, songs, nursery rhymes, a traditional flannel board story and a fun craft. Pre-register at the library Information Desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.


Preschool Play/Storytime
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Village

ages birth-4 with parent or guardian

Playing with your baby is not only important for bonding, but it is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child, followed by a short storytime. Please register by calling 755-0710, or stopping by the Information Desk.


Noon Tunes presents Del City HS Jazz Band
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Jazz Band


Busy Person's Book Club
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

Do you like good books and good conversation, but don't have a lot of time on your hands? Come to the Busy Person's Book Club! Each month's selection is under 200 pages long and is sure to grab your attention quick and hold it until the very last page. This month we are reading "O' Pioneers" by Willa Cather. Call or stop by the Information Desk to reserve your copy of this month's book selection.


Computer Tutoring with Don
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

Whether you are a computer novice or more knowledgeable and want to improve your existing skills, volunteer Don Robinson is available to help you in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Call the library at 341-9282 to make an appointment for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00pm.


Tai Chi for Better Balance
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults and Seniors

Melt away your stress while improving your balance and mobility. Tai Chi for Better Balance is a modified 8 step form of Tai Chi which focuses on weight shifting and low impact movement exercise to improve balance and mobility endorsed by the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Join certified Tai Chi instructor Ron Loving for this 12 week series.



By appointment only-Safari After School: Homework & Reading Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-9th grade

Appointments will be taken between 3:30 and 5pm to offer one-on-one homework and reading help. Need help with algebra, science, spelling or just need some reading practice? You will find it here! Call 634-6308 to schedule your appt.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Village

children who can read

Come and read to a dog! Readers can come to practice and improve their reading skills. The dogs with their owners act as an uncritical, appreciative audience with excellent listening skills! The dogs and their owners are certified therapy teams. Bring your own book or borrow one from us!


Homework Help
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

Grades K-12

Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help on a first come, first served basis. Sign up when you come in, and get ready to ace your classes this year!



Tai Chi
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of this popular exercise!


ESL
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) teaches students how to improve their conversational and listening skills in English. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class. Class and materials are free.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


GED
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Age 16 and older

Students are invited to attend free GED classes. Review English, social studies, science, essay writing and math skills in preparation for the GED test. Materials are provided. Classes are open to students 16 years and older who are not currently enrolled in high school. For students 16-17, a notarized consent waiver form is required. Register by calling 682-7873 or with the instructor the first day you attend class.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Mother Goose on the Loose
Time: 6:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Birth to 5

Hey, Diddle Diddle, Jack and Jill! You're invited to a play-based early literacy program filled with big time rhythm and rhyme. Developed by Betsy Diamant-Cohen and Barbara Cass-Beggs, Mother Goose on the Loose® (www.mgol.org) is an award-winning, research-based program for young children. Mother Goose on the Loose brings language and literacy to life by incorporating books, puppets, flannel pieces, musical instruments, movement, and more. We hope to see you there! (Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Ralph Ellison Library will welcome you!)


GED Classes
Time: 6:15pm-8:45pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Want to further your education and get your GED? Continue your learning with Adult Basic Education classes. Call 682-7873 for more information.


Pajamatime
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Location: Edmond

1-3 years

Come Shake your sillies out before bedtime! We'll have free play followed by a storytime with music, rhymes, fingerplays and books - all to encourage early literacy and language development. It's bonding, educational, and fun!



Pajama Story Time
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

2 1/2 to 5 year olds with an adults

Bring your preschooler and enjoy bedtime stories with Miss Alma and her puppets. Snacks and fun activities will be provided for everyone. Please call to pre-register and let us know of your child's eating limitations.




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