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Saturday, February 9, 2013

AARP Saturday Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Seniors

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - earning and divident statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available from 9:00 - 12:00 every Saturday from Feb 2 - Apr 6.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



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.



AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Valentine Make and Take
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Village

Ages 5-11

Come make Valentine cards and crafts! Please register by calling 755-0710 or stopping by the Information Desk.


Valentine Craft
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Del City

Ages 5-10

Create a fun Valentine craft to give to someone special or to keep!


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 February is "The Sisters" by Nancy Jense.


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.


Silver Strings from Putnam City
Time: 2:00pm-3:00am
Location: Bethany

All Ages

Special pre-Valentine treat, Silver Strings will play and sing love songs for this event. Refreshments will be served after the program. Limited seating is available.


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

Families

Join us for a relaxing day of creating art with local artist Debbie Langston. This is a great activity for families! All supplies are provided. For more information please call 634-6308.



The Wonderful World of Chocolate
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Del City

Ages 10-16

Join us in a chocolate extravaganza with crafts, games, and lots of chocolate to taste! If you're smitten with chocolate, you won't want to miss it. Call to sign up or for more information.


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

Seniors

Edmond's Book Bunch discusses important and memorable fiction. February's book is "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. Contact the library to reserve a copy.


Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


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.



Tango for Two
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Ever wanted to learn the smooth moves of the American Tango? Want no more, as we join forces with one of Oklahoma's best ballroom dance instructors to host a beginner's class in the art of the tango. A perfect addendum to your Valentine's Day date night, Tango for Two promises to excite, inform and entertain.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Celebrating Black History Month - Read In
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Midwest City

All Ages

The Midwest City Library will host a Read-In during Black History Month. The purpose of Read-Ins is to create a greater awareness of the importance of reading. Reading about people, places and events in the world expands mental horizons. Like exercise for your muscles, reading keeps your brain active and fit all through life! Reading can be for entertainment, learning or self- discovery and can be shared with family, friends and strangers. Several local and state officials will read portions of their favorite books. Individuals interested in participating in the Crown's Tea must pick-up their ticket(s) at the Read In. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Information Desk at 732-4828.


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
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Join us on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Downtown Library's beautiful 46th Star Auditorium to enjoy music and dance from Native American Performing Artists Spirit Cry.


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, February 11, 2013

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.


Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

adults

AARP will offer tax assistance to people who need help in preparing their 2012 taxes. Help is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Simple forms only. Electronic filing only.



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

Join Ms. Kelley 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

Please join us to discuss M. C. Beaton's mystery "Death of a Kingfisher." Call 721-2616 for more information.


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



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

16 & up

GED test prep for learners seeking their GED. Please call the OKC Public Schools Adult Education Center at 231-2053 for more information. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Publis Schools 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.



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.



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

K-12

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

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
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, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl. Reserve your copy today!


Tai Chi for Better Balance
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 dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come to the library to experience the modified 8 step form of Tai Chi.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


Beylblade Tournament
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10 & up

Let it rip! Come battle it out with your friends in a Beyblade battle arena. Prizes, snacks and fun!

Please bring your own Beyblades. Call 634-6308 for more information.


Conversational Spanish II
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

This course is designed for individuals who already have a basic understanding of the Spanish language, and want to further increase their Spanish speaking skills. This is a three month, 13 class course that will meet on Monday evenings from February 11th-May 6th. Register by calling the library, or sign up at the Information Desk.


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!


Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Choctaw

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


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

16 and older

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Midwest City Library. 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.


Un Valentine Me!
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Teen

Feeling a little overwhelmed about Valentines Day and want to do something different? Then attend the Midwest City Library's First Un-Valentine Me Day. Participants will create items that defuse this commercialized day and have lots of fun doing it! This program is free and registration is required. To attend, please call 405-732-4828 or register at the Information Desk.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

AARP Free Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Seniors

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available from 9:00 - 1:00 every Tuesday and Wednesday from Feb 5 - Apr 10.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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 older

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.



Tell Me a Story: Move and Groove
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
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.


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 Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Village

ages 2-5 with parent

Come and join us for stories, songs, and crafts. Please call 755-0710 to register, or stop by the Information Desk.


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

2 and 3 year-olds with 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



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 for more information.


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

Ages 0-2

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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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

4 and 5 year-olds with 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!



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.


AARP Tax Help
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will be available to assist with state and federal tax returns.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 1:00pm-1:30pm
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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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

Ages 0-2

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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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

K-12

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!


Chess 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. Tuesdays.


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Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Teens, are you tired of all the mushy Valentine's sentiments? Come to our Anti-Valentine's Day Party! Decorate broken-heart cookies, nom some sour treats, caption romance novel covers, and bust open a heart piñata. Guests are encouraged to wear black. Please call 341-9282 or e-mail mhuntwilson@metrolibrary.org to register.


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

Teens

Teen Reads has been rescheduled for Feb. 26, at 4:30pm.

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 "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. Reserve a copy or stop by the Information Desk to pick up a copy of the book.



Guys' Night
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

all ages

Boys of all ages are invited to bond over video games, board games, and delicious snacks. Invite your brother, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa for a night of guy tim! This event is for boys only! Sign up is required. Call 424-1437 or visit the library to do so.



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

Kids who can read

This Evening's Reading to Dogs has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

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. No registration necessary.


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


ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

English as a Second Language classes help improve spoken and written English, and include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. To register please call 405-682-7873

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.


Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


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 February the special group project will be learning to make a pillowcase. 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.


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

Kids who can read

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. Preregistration is required. Please call 631-4468 to sign up.


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

Children of All Ages

Reading to Dogs has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

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


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

Adults

Come join us for the Midwest City Nonfiction Readers' Book Club where we read and discuss an array of titles of varying subject matter. This month's selection is "Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris." Please visit the Information Desk to receive your copy.


Wednesday, February 13, 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.



AARP Tax Assistance
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Need help on your taxes? Volunteers are at the library to help you! Tax assistance is available on Wednesdays from 9 AM-2PM. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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

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. (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 Valentines
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.


Free Tax Assistance
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Seniors and Adults

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - photo ID, social security card, earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available on Wednesdays 10-3 and Thursdays 12-8 from Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.



AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

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.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Warr Acres

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.


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

GED test prep for learners seeking their GED. Please call the OKC Public Schools Adult Education Center at 231-2053 for more information. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Publis Schools 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.


Child Development Screenings
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

ages 2-5 with parent or caregiver

Child Guidance is offering developmental and speech/language screenings at the libraries once again! A developmental screening is a very general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. At a screening appointment, your child's developmental progress will be assessed. 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 Oklahoma City County Health Department, Child Guidance @ 405-425-4412.


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 Health and Wellness
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Northwest

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 of 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. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City/County Health Department.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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

K-12

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
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, snacks and drinks as we talk about awesome books.

Feeling unromantic or cynical this time of year? This month we'll talk about books that shed light on the not-so-glamorous side of love.


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

Adults

Come enjoy the relaxing benefits of Tai Chi as you wind down from your busy day. Our instructor will lead the class through the 24-steps of Tai Chi form. Books and DVDs available for further exploration of Tai Chi.


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


Hooked on Yarn
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Del City

All Ages

Crazy about crochet or wanting to learn? Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Classes are from 6-7pm on Wednesdays. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided, but participants can bring their own if they have them. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.


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.


Public Relations 101: Media Relations
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Learn the art of effective media strategy and planning in this three-week course on public relations. In this course you will learn how to plan, pitch, and evaluate your marketing message and establish your brand in the media. Registration required. Preregister by calling the library or visiting the Information Desk.


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

16 and older

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Midwest City Library. 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


African American Voices
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

Join Let's Talk Toastmasters to commemorate Black History Month with speeches, skits, stories, poetry and songs. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. Cosponsor: Let's Talk Toastmasters.


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


Yoga for Your Health
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Choctaw

Adults

The health benefits of yoga include stress reduction, the concentration required during yoga practice tends to focus your attention on the matter at hand, and thereby reducing the emphasis you may be putting on the stress in your life. Sandi Burden of Oklahoma City will lead these sessions. Classes are free and space is limited. Please pre-register at 390-8418 ext 3.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

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

teens and older

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: 425-4308- Departamento de Salud del la Ciudad y del Condado de Oklahoma.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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

Age 3-6

Enjoy Valentine's Day stories, songs, nursery rhymes and a fun craft as well as Valentine refreshments to celebrate the holiday. Preregister at the library Information Desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.


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 doing a song & 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 the second Thursday of each month.


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

ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver

Join Susan for musical fun and activities! Pre-registration is required, and sign up will begin on January 7. Please call 755-0710 or stop by the Information Desk.


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



Noon Tunes presents Brahms Clarinet Trio
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Classical Music.


Free Tax Assistance
Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Edmond

Seniors and Adults

Volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - photo id, social security card, earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available on Wednesdays 10-3 and Thursdays 12-8 from Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.


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

K-12

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!


Love Stories
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Kids/Teens

Increase your love of books and reading and learn more about some epic love stories at the library. Make some art from your heart, and share a sweet treat.



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

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 for Better Balance
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 dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come to the library to experience the modified 8 step form of Tai Chi.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


V-SIFT: Anti-Valentine's party
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

Teens

Love stinks! Come un-celebrate Valentine's Day with moody crafts, games, music and more! 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.


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


ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

English as a Second Language classes help improve spoken and written English, and include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. To register please call 405-682-7873

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.


5th Annual Chocolate Fest!
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Teens

Join in on some fun and tasty activities in celebration of one of our favorite foods- Chocolate! Test your speed, wit and taste buds while enjoying several types and forms of chocolate. You don’t want to miss this!



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!



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

Ages: 14-19

Watch anime and hang out!



Chocolate Extravaganza
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

Ages 12-17

Celebrate chocolate lovers month. Make luscious treats for you or your sweetie! Enjoy chocolate fondue and games. Please call ahead at 721-2616.


Friday, February 15, 2013

AARP Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will be available to assist with state and federal tax returns.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.


Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

adults

AARP will offer tax assistance to people who need help in preparing their 2012 taxes. Help is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Simple forms only. Electronic filing only.



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.


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.


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, February 16, 2013

AARP Saturday Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Seniors

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available from 9:00 - 12:00 every Saturday from Feb 2 - Apr 6.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



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)


AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Choctaw

Age 16 and Older

Thomas Edwards, AARP State Coordinator for the Driver Safety Program will lead this session. Participants update skills for safer driving. Certificate of completion provides auto insurance discounts lasting 3 years. AARP members: $12; allothers $14 cash or check payable to AARP on day of course. Snacks and beverages provided.

Co-Sponsor: Cosponsor: AARP & EOC Tech


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


AARP Driver's Safety Program
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Attention ALL drivers! If you want to learn how to be a better driver AND save money attend the AARP Driver's Safety Program and become eligible for a discount on your auto insurance premium. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, payable in cash or by check. Space is limited. Please pre-register, by calling the Southern Oaks library at 631-4468.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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

Teens (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.


AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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

All Ages

Interested in knitting or learning how to knit? The Knitty Committee will meet on the 3rd Saturday at 10am in February. Bring your yarn and join the fun! The recommended yarn for beginners is "variegated worsted weight" and size 7 or 8 needles.


Prince and Princess Party
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Northwest

Ages 4-6

Does your little one like fairy tales and playing make believe? You are invited to come to the library with your little prince or princess! We will have fairy tale stories, activities, and games. Please call to register as space is limited!


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.



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

Age 3 - older

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. Register at the desk or call 606-9452.


Sunday, February 17, 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.



Read Like a Super Day!
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 7-12

We will feature books & comics about superheroes. Wear your cape and mask and come read like a super hero! Fun activities will be provided as well. Please, no kryptonite!



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.



Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Northwest

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


Metro OKC Knit Guild Group Meeting
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
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.



Just for Him: Using Your Words
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Hey guys, need help expressing your deepest thoughts and emotions effectively? Come and join our relationship expert as he navigates you through the process of effective interpersonal communication. Offered one day only, don't miss this unique opportunity to transform your life by learning how to properly use your words.


Monday, February 18, 2013

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.


Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

adults

AARP will offer tax assistance to people who need help in preparing their 2012 taxes. Help is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Simple forms only. Electronic filing only.



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.


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



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

16 & up

GED test prep for learners seeking their GED. Please call the OKC Public Schools Adult Education Center at 231-2053 for more information. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Publis Schools 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 the Village book discussion group. Join us each 3rd Monday at 3pm to discuss our latest pick. This month's title can be picked up at the Information Desk.


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

K-9th

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!



Belle Isle Anime/Manga Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens

Every third Monday of the month from 4-5pm.

Share and discuss your favorite Anime and Manga. Screen new Anime episodes! *Anime may contain material that is considered unsuitable for ages 13 and younger.


Tai Chi for Better Balance
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 dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come to the library to experience the modified 8 step form of Tai Chi.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


Lego Club
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Del City

All Ages

Love Legos? Come build with us! On the third Monday of every month we will host the DC Library Lego Club. Bricks provided. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information visit us at the Del City Library or call us at 672-1377.


Conversational Spanish II
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

This course is designed for individuals who already have a basic understanding of the Spanish language, and want to further increase their Spanish speaking skills. This is a three month, 13 class course that will meet on Monday evenings from February 1`th-May 6th. Register by calling the library, or sign up at the Information Desk.


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!


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

16 and older

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Midwest City Library. 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 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.


President's Day Presentation
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Bethany

Adults

Joe McFadden and Greg Wells will present a program on U.S. Presidents. Enjoy this educational and fun program. Refreshments will be served after the event.


Read, Share, Grow Book Club
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Adults

We frequently have in-depth conversations about the books we read. Sometimes we sit and enjoy each other's company. You're invited! Call 606-3457 to reserve your copy of this month's selection.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AARP Free Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Seniors

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available from 9:00 - 1:00 every Tuesday and Wednesday from Feb 5 - Apr 10.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.



Preschool Aerobics

Toddler Aerobics
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Almonte

Pre-kindergarten

Parents and their preschool age children are invited to participate in a low impact activity with movement and music to promote fun and play for preschoolers. Re-opening Day refreshments will be available as we celebrate the re-opening of the Almonte Library.


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!



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

Adults

The Readers' Society meets the third Tuesday of each month to discuss adult fiction in a variety of genres. The book for February is "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman. Call or visit the Information Desk to get a copy of this month's selection. 732-4828.


Lady Crafters
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Nicoma Park

Adults

Ladies of all ages create crafts suitable for the season on the third Tuesday of the month.Join us for fun! Call 769-9452 for more information or to register.


Morning Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Preschool Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Village

ages 2-5 with parent

Come and join us for stories, songs, and crafts. Please call 755-0710 to register, or stop by the Information Desk.


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 390-8418 or stop by the library for more informtaion.


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

Ages 0-2

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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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!



AARP Tax Help
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will be available to assist with state and federal tax returns.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Make and Take for all ages
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Almonte

All Ages

Crafts for all ages will be available to make and take as we celebrate Re-opening Day and refreshments will be available to celebrate the re-opening of the Almonte Library.


Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 1:00pm-1:30pm
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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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

Ages 0-2

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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



Re-Opening Day at Almonte-Reception
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Almonte

All Ages

All are invited to enjoy an evening of live music and refreshments as we celebrate this re-opening of the Almonte Library.


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

K-12

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!



Family Stories: Bilingual Story Time in 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. No registration necessary.


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


ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

English as a Second Language classes help improve spoken and written English, and include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. To register please call 405-682-7873

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.


Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Edmond

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


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

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.



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.


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 information desk to find out the book for this month. Some copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk. Please read the book before attending the program.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up by calling 631-4468 or by visiting the Information Desk.



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

2 1/2 to 5 year olds with adult

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



Wednesday, February 20, 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.



AARP Tax Assistance
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Need help on your taxes? Volunteers are at the library to help you! Tax assistance is available on Wednesdays from 9 AM-2PM. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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

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. (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.



Free Tax Assistance
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Seniors and Adults

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - photo ID, social security card, earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available on Wednesdays 10-3 and Thursdays 12-8 from Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.



AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

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.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Warr Acres

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.


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

GED test prep for learners seeking their GED. Please call the OKC Public Schools Adult Education Center at 231-2053 for more information. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Publis Schools 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


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.


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 Health and Wellness
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Northwest

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 of 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. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City/County Health Department.


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

K-12

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

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.



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

Adults

Come enjoy the relaxing benefits of Tai Chi as you wind down from your busy day. Our instructor will lead the class through the 24-steps of Tai Chi form. Books and DVDs available for further exploration of Tai Chi.


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


Hooked on Yarn
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Del City

All Ages

Crazy about crochet or wanting to learn? Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Classes are from 6-7pm on Wednesdays. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided, but participants can bring their own if they have them. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.


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.


Public Relations 101: Media Relations
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Learn the art of effective media strategy and planning in this three-week course on public relations. In this course you will learn how to plan, pitch, and evaluate your marketing message and establish your brand in the media. Registration required. Preregister by calling the library or visiting the Information Desk.


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

16 and older

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Midwest City Library. 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


Grief Recovery
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Are you dealing with a loss? Come to the library to learn about the Grief Recovery Method. All participants will receive a free copy of "The Grief Recovery Handbook" by John W. James and Russell Friedman. Group is mediated by a Bereavement Coordinator with Crossroads Hospice. Call Jo Clipson at 644-5813 to register.

Co-Sponsor: Crossroads Hospice


Trip Around the World
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Northwest

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. Cosponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City.



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.


Yoga for Your Health
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Choctaw

Adults

The health benefits of yoga include stress reduction, the concentration required during yoga practice tends to focus your attention on the matter at hand, and thereby reducing the emphasis you may be putting on the stress in your life. Sandi Burden of Oklahoma City will lead these sessions. Classes are free and space is limited. Please pre-register at 390-8418 ext 3.



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Bethany

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.



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

teens and older

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: OCCHD


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.


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

Ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver

Join Susan for musical fun and activities! Pre-registration is required, and sign up will begin on January 7. Please call 755-0710 or stop by the Information Desk.


1-2-3 Play with Me!
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Bethany

Birth to 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.


Diaper Bag Cinema
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

Ages 1-5

Looking for a baby friendly venue to go and enjoy a good movie? Well look no further. Bring your baby and join us in our state-of-the-art movie theater in a baby friendly environment that was designed with the stay-at-home mom/dad in mind. Every first and third Thursday. No registration required. Fussy babies welcome!


Developmental Screenings
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Parents or Guardians with child

Screenings are available for children from birth through 5 years of age and provide a general look at how children are doing compared to other children the same age. Any questions or concerns you have about your child’s behavior or development 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 will be 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 Child Guidance to schedule an appointment. 405-425-4412.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



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

All Ages

Country music.


Free Tax Assistance
Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Edmond

Seniors and Adults

Volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - photo id, social security card, earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available on Wednesdays 10-3 and Thursdays 12-8 from Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.


Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County Executive Director Search Committee
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm


Del City Library
4509 SE 15th
Del City, OK 73115
405.672.1377

Agenda



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


 :
Del City Library
4509 SE 15th
Del City, OK 73115

405.672.1377

Agenda



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

K-12

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

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 for Better Balance
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 dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come to the library to experience the modified 8 step form of Tai Chi.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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 at 4:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month.


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


ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

English as a Second Language classes help improve spoken and written English, and include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. To register please call 405-682-7873

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Read 'Em and Eat
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Age 2 and older

Join us for a special storytime with a yummy twist. After the story, make and enjoy a creative snack that goes along with the selected books, songs, and poems. Bon appétit!



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.


Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Del City

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


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!



Introduction to Excel 2007/2010
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Free computer class for adults! Learn to use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, apply formulas, manage customer records and inventory, design timesheets, manage budgets and more. Come in or call to sign-up. Village Library (405) 755-0710.


Friday, February 22, 2013

AARP Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will be available to assist with state and federal tax returns.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.


Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

adults

AARP will offer tax assistance to people who need help in preparing their 2012 taxes. Help is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Simple forms only. Electronic filing only.



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.



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.


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.


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, February 23, 2013

AARP Saturday Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Seniors

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - earning and divident statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available from 9:00 - 12:00 every Saturday from Feb 2 - Apr 6.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



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


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. Preregistration is required. Please call 631-4468 to sign up.



AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Multicultural Black History Month Talent Show
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

19 years and older

The kids and teens had their time to shine in a talent show but now it's the adults turn! This talent show is meant for adults to show off their abilities in a fun and safe environment. Anyone who attends will be empowered and inspired! For more information, contact Michael Washington at 882-6478 or the library at 424-1437.

Co-Sponsor: Empower People, Inc


Weaving with Donna
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Learn to weave with Donna Hilton at the Midwest City Library. Participants learn the beauty of weaving and will create a wonderful item. Space is limited and registration is required. All supplies provided. To attend, please contact the Information Desk or call 732-4828.


Emmett Till film & discussion
Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks 6900 S Walker Ave. OKC 73139

Ages: 13 & up

The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. University of Central Oklahoma professor Kole Kleeman will discuss the latest evidence and introduce a documentary about the case.


Heartland Voices
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Bethany

All Ages

This wonderful choir is back to sing Black spirituals and other songs for Black History Month. Refreshments served after the event.



Yu-gi-oh Gaming
Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Teens

Come and get your Yu-gi-oh game on every last Saturday of the month. This program is for the experienced Yu-gi-oh-er. To attend, please register at the Information Desk or call -732-4828.


Watorcolor painting
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Warr Acres

Ages 12-17

Local artist Bharathi Srinivasan will help students express their creative talents. Please call ahead so we can order supplies 721-2616.



books

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.


Sunday, February 24, 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.



Steampunk Tea
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Choctaw

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.


2nd Annual Crowns Tea
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Adult

To celebrate the rich tradition of church hats in the African American community, the Midwest City Library will host our second annual Crowns Tea. Attendees will partake in music, drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited, tickets are available at the Read-In (February 10, 2013), all attendees must wear a hat (church hat is preferred) and registration is required. For more information, please contact the Information Desk or call 405-732-4828.



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.



Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


Monday, February 25, 2013

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.


Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

adults

AARP will offer tax assistance to people who need help in preparing their 2012 taxes. Help is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Simple forms only. Electronic filing only.



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 preregistration 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.


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



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

16 & up

GED test prep for learners seeking their GED. Please call the OKC Public Schools Adult Education Center at 231-2053 for more information. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Publis Schools 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.



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.



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

K-12

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

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 for Better Balance
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 dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come to the library to experience the modified 8 step form of Tai Chi.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


Conversational Spanish II
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

This course is designed for individuals who already have a basic understanding of the Spanish language, and want to further increase their Spanish speaking skills. This is a three month, 13 class course that will meet on Monday evenings from February 11th-May 6th. Register by calling the library, or sign up at the Information Desk.


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!


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

16 and older

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Midwest City Library. 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 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.


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, February 26, 2013

English Classes: English as a Second Language
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.


AARP Free Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Seniors

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available from 9:00 - 1:00 every Tuesday and Wednesday from Feb 5 - Apr 10.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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!



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 Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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

2 to 5 year olds with 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.



Tell Me a Story: Play & Learn
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 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 informtaion.


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

Ages 0-2

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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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

2 to 5 year olds with 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!



AARP Tax Help
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will be available to assist with state and federal tax returns.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Afternoon Early Childhood Program for Ages 3-5
Time: 1:00pm-1:30pm
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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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

Ages 0-2

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.

February:

2/5- Play with Me

2/12- Story Time

2/19- Wiggles and Giggles

2/26- Music Play



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

K-12

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!


Chess 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. Tuesdays.


Button Collaging
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Edmond

Teens

Inspired by artwork found on Pinterest, we're hosting a button art project! Come wade through our button collection to create a colorful one-of-a-kind button collage of your own. We will be using hot glue guns, so this project is for teens 13 and up. Please call 341-9282 or e-mail mhuntwilson@metrolibrary.org to register.


CANCELLED - Diabetes 101
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Adults

This evening's Diabetes Seminar has been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday April 30, 6 pm--8 pm.

Learn to live life to the fullest with diabetes. Carolyn Seibold, RN with the Midwest Regional Medical Center will hold a basic diabetes education course that will give participants a good understanding of the disease including information about management through diet, exercise and the latest medication. Free Glucose monitors for participants. Preregistration required!

Co-Sponsor: Midwest Regional Medical Center and EOC Tech


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. No registration necessary.


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


ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

English as a Second Language classes help improve spoken and written English, and include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. To register please call 405-682-7873

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.


Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Village

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


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, February 27, 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.



AARP Tax Assistance
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Need help on your taxes? Volunteers are at the library to help you! Tax assistance is available on Wednesdays from 9 AM-2PM. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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

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. (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.



Free Tax Assistance
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

Seniors and Adults

AARP volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - photo ID, social security card, earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available on Wednesdays 10-3 and Thursdays 12-8 from Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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.


AARP Tax Help
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Volunteers from the AARP will help you with your taxes at the Village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

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. Preregister by calling the library or visiting the Information Desk.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Warr Acres

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.


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 & up

GED test prep for learners seeking their GED. Please call the OKC Public Schools Adult Education Center at 231-2053 for more information. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Publis Schools 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.


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, 405-425-4412, to schedule your screening appointment.



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 Health and Wellness
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Northwest

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 of 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. Cosponsor: Oklahoma City/County Health Department.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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

K-12

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.


Play @ the Hill
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!


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

Adults

Come enjoy the relaxing benefits of Tai Chi as you wind down from your busy day. Our instructor will lead the class through the 24-steps of Tai Chi form. Books and DVDs available for further exploration of Tai Chi.


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


Hooked on Yarn
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Del City

All Ages

Crazy about crochet or wanting to learn? Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Classes are from 6-7pm on Wednesdays. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided, but participants can bring their own if they have them. Preregistration is required, as space is limited.


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

16 and older

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Midwest City Library. 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


Grief Recovery
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Northwest

Adults

Are you dealing with a loss? Come to the library to learn about the Grief Recovery Method. All participants will receive a free copy of "The Grief Recovery Handbook" by John W. James and Russell Friedman. Group is mediated by a Bereavement Coordinator with Crossroads Hospice. Call Jo Clipson at (405) 644-5813 to register.

Co-Sponsor: Crossroads Hospice


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


Yoga for Your Health
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Choctaw

Adults

The health benefits of yoga include stress reduction, the concentration required during yoga practice tends to focus your attention on the matter at hand, and thereby reducing the emphasis you may be putting on the stress in your life. Sandi Burden of Oklahoma City will lead these sessions. Classes are free and space is limited. Please preregister at 390-8418 ext 3.



Teen Writing Workshop
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Ages 11-17

Teens, want to be a writer? Here is a chance to work with young adult author, journalist, and instructor Megan Cox. This is a six week workshop on writing fiction work. Learn how to plot, write dialogue and action scenes, and how to use revision and peer interaction to produce your best work. classes held Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, and April 3,7-8pm. This is a continuous course with 6 classes building on each other. Please call 843-9601 to register starting Feb 6. This is a free workshop.


Thursday, February 28, 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.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Bethany

Infants through age 4 w/ parent or guardian

Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also and educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for four weeks 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 for infants through age four with their parent or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the Information Desk.


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: OCCHD


Miss Ginger
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Downtown

Ages 1-5

Join with Miss Ginger in musical activities designed especially for toddlers ages 1-5. This music education treat happens on the 4th Thursday of the month.


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

ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver

Join Susan for musical fun and activities! Pre-registration is required, and sign up will begin on January 7. Please call 755-0710 or stop by the Information Desk.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Bethany

Infants through age 4 w/ parent or guardian

Playing with your baby or child is not only important for bonding but is also and educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time for four weeks 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 for infants through age four with their parent or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the Information Desk.


AARP Tax Aide
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

The Del City Library hosts AARP tax aide volunteers Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11am. Tax help is provided on a first-come, first served basis.



Noon Tunes presents Cleveland Elementary Choir
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages



Free Tax Assistance
Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Edmond

Seniors and Adults

Volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing assistance for seniors, age 60 and over, and others with a low to moderate income of not more than $49,000. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring all relevant documents with you - photo ID, social security card, earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state tax returns, and proof of bank account numbers for direct deposit. Volunteers will be available on Wednesdays 10-3 and Thursdays 12-8 from Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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 Heartburn by Nora Ephron. Call 672-1377 or stop by the Information Desk to reserve your copy of this month's book selection.



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.


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

K-12

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

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 for Better Balance
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 dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come to the library to experience the modified 8 step form of Tai Chi.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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


ESL
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

English as a Second Language classes help improve spoken and written English, and include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation. To register please call 405-682-7873

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Birth to 7

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.


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!



Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

All Ages

The 300 block of 2nd St in Oklahoma City was always alive and well with music, song, dance and good eating. The woman took over the street with their fashion while blues and jazz rang through the air. The music of Jimmy Rushing, the food at Ruby's Grill and the dancing at Slaughter Hall made The Deep Deuce the place to be. We are fortunate to have the international duo of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter performing with Rhythmically Speaking in February 2013.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


Maisey the Courageous Dog!
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Village

all ages

You will be inspired as you hear the amazing story of Maisey, a beautiful golden retriever, who lost her eye sight yet conquers the challenges of hunting and living in darkness.




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