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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

AARP Free 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 - 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-adults

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.



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

Ages 2-4

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring their toddlers and enjoy fun aerobics activities to help with your child's development of fine and gross motor skills and promote learning in a fun way. Come in or call to sign-up.


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

Ages Birth - 2 years old

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



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

Adults

Learn to knit or crochet or strengthen your craft. Crochet class meets every first Tuesday of the month; knitting class meets every third Tuesday. This class is free. No registration required.


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

All Ages

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


Morning Early Childhood 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- 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


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

Ages 6 & under with adult

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


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

Age 3-5

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


Morning Early Childhood 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- 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.

E-filing only

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Public Relations 101: Social Media and Crisis Management
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Join public affairs specialist Larry Weatherford as he navigates you through the ins-and-outs of crisis management and how to effectively utilize social media sites. Registration required. Preregister by calling 606-3865 or visiting the Information Desk. Cosponsor: Oklahoma State SBA Office.

April 2: Social Media Basics

April 9: Effective Crisis Management



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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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

Infants through age 4 w/parent or guardian

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


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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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

K-9th Grade

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



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

Teens

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


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

2nd-5th grade

Kids are introduced to both fiction and non-fiction books in a variety of subjects, and practice and hone their reading and comprehension skills. Crafts and activities related to the books will be planned, and snacks will be offered as well. Space is limited, so please call 634-6308 to reserve your spot!


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

Teens

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


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

Adults

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


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

Teens

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


GED
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.


The Children's Hour: Evening Story Time
Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Bethany

Ages 3 to 8

Share a half-hour of fun with your child! Enjoy stories, songs, nursery rhymes and a traditional flannel board story. Pre-register at the library Information Desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.


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

Children who read

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



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

Children of All Ages

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


Wednesday, April 3, 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.



"Sun On Earth" Tapestry Display
Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: Midwest City

All Ages

Display: April 3-29 - Library Hours

The Community Tapestry Project is a large scale arts project that involves and educates the public on tapestry weaving. Their 7 ft X 11 ft masterpiece, "Sun On Earth," will be on display in the lobby from April 3 until April 29th. Smaller tapestry works will also be on display.


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


Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 9:30am-10:30pm
Location: Choctaw

Readers age 4 and older

Read with us on Wednesdays at Lil' Lit' Club--reading and fun related activities. Children will benefit from reading the selection in advance with their family. Check with the Information Desk for next title or call 390-8418.


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.



Music for Babies and Toddlers
Time: 10:00am-10:40am
Location: Midwest City

Birth-36 months with Parent or Caregiver

Join Miss Joy for a morning of musical activities just for babies and toddlers. Older siblings are welcome to join and encouraged to bring a doll so they can play along. Instruments will be provided for those who have registered by calling 732-4828 or visiting the Information Desk.


Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Southern Oaks

Infants to age 4 with a parent/caregiver

Playing with your baby or child is an important bonding and educational experience for your child. Come enjoy 40 minutes of playtime at the library. Each week we will have a different resource professional available to answer parenting questions. Following playtime, we will have a short story time just for you and your child. Signup is required. Call 631-4468 or visit the Information Desk 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


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: Belle Isle

birth-5 years

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


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

Adults

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


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 any time to give it a try. Please call 631-4468 to enroll in the free class.


Almonte Knitting Circle
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Almonte

Adults

Attention knitters and crocheters! Almonte Library is starting a new, informal knitting group. Bring your current project and join us! Basic instruction will be provided if needed. (Bring your own yarn and needles please.) Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30.


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

K-9th Grade

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



Chess Club
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Midwest City

12 and over

The Midwest City Library offers chess players the opportunity to play every first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Information Desk or call 732-4828.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Learn to crochet. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Classes are from 6-7pm every Wednesdays. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided, but participants can bring their own if they have them.


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.


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

Adults

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


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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

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.


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, April 4, 2013

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

Ages 18 months-4 years

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


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

Teens-adults

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.



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

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 four weeks for your 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.


Urban Sprouts
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.


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

All Ages

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


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

Ages 18 months-4 years

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


Parachute Play
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Choctaw

Ages 3-5

While playing games with a parachute, children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as: following directions, socializing with others, using language, using small and large muscles, and remaining in control during active play. Class size is limited to 12 children and their parent or caregiver. Call 390-8418.


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!


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 Callen Clarke
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Original piano in classical style.


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 - 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 Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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

Adults

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


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

K-9th Grade

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



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

children who can read

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!



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 4:00pm-4:45pm
Location: Nicoma Park

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 Information Desk or call 769-9452.


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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


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 Thursdays.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Del City

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the information desk for details or to sign up.


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.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or 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 682-7873.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Chess Club
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Northwest

School Age Children through Adults

Want to learn how to play chess? Come to the library on the first Thursday of the month to experience this exciting game! Club members and library staff will assist new players in learning the basic moves of the game. Free play is available in the library every Thursday with chess sets available at the information desk for in library use.


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

Adults

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


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

1-3 years

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



Family Game Night
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Village

All Ages

Bring your whole family (all ages) to the library to play all kinds of games! Light refreshments and games will be provided. Please pre-register by calling 755-0710 or visiting the Information Desk.



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

6 to 11 years

Children will read aloud to loveable dogs and their owners. As children wait for their next turn to read to another dog, they can make crafts to take home. All dogs and owners are trained and certified as dog therapy teams by a national canine therapy organization. Preregister by calling the library.



Friday, April 5, 2013

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

Birth to 5 Years with Parent/Legal Guardian

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


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.

E-filing only.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Friday Films and Family 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 out. 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 any time 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, April 6, 2013

AARP Saturday Tax Help
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
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.



Computer Tutoring
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
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. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Saturdays. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment.


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-12:00pm
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)


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.


Spanish & English Story Time/Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Northwest

Early Childhood

Like stories? Like culture? Come to the library with your little one to experience story time in both Spanish and English. Please call to register at 606-3580 as space is limited.

¿Te gusta historias? ¿Cultura? Ven a la biblioteca con tu pequeñito y visite nuestro tiempo de cuentos en inglés y español. Por favor llame 606-3580 para registrar, el espacio es limitado.



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


Reduxion Theatre presents: Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Northwest

Ages 12 to Adult

Reduxion sets Shakespeare's vibrant comedy of love and loss in 1953 Spain, incorporating period music performed live, absurdist comedy and the romance of mid-century European royalty. A perfect family "Spanish Holiday" of which Audrey Hepburn would approve.

Co-Sponsor: Reduxion Theatre, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts


The Smart Girl's Guide to Choosing a Great Mate
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Join our relationship expert as he teaches you how to make the choices necessary to securing a loving, lasting, and fulfilling love relationship.


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

Grades 3-6

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to travel

the globe right in your very own local library. This

innovative and hands-on experience for children

in grades three through six is sponsored by the

Junior League of Oklahoma City. Kids will have

a great time learning about the different cultures

in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program

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

Information Desk or call the library.

Co-Sponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City


T-Shirt Jewelry
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens and Adults

Turn those raggedy old t-shirts into your own necklaces, scarves, and bracelets. Learn to cut, stretch and assemble t-shirts into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry and wearable art. Bring your own old t-shirt if you can! Supplies will be provided.


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

Ages 6-12

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


Sunday, April 7, 2013

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

Adults and Teens

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



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

Adults and Teens

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



Monday, April 8, 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. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Saturdays. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting


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.


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

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 four weeks for your 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.


Toddler/Preschool Activity: Mother Goose on the Loose
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages 1-5

You and your child are sure to have fun with this research-based early literacy program designed for young children. It brings language and literacy to life by incorporating books, puppets, flannel pieces, music and movement. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 631-4468.



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

Adults

This month we will be discussing the book "Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books" by Azar Nafisi. The author takes us into the vivid lives of eight women who must meet in secret to explore the forbidden fiction of the West. Please join us on the second Monday of each month for Book Club.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


LEGO Club
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Village

children and their parents

Come have fun building with Legos! Legos will be provided.



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


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

K-9th Grade

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



After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the information desk for details or to sign up.


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 Children's Book Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: thwest

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,"Inside Out and Back Again" by Thanhha Lai. Reserve your copy today!


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, "Inside Out and Back Again" by Thanhha Lai. Reserve your copy today!


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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


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 3 month, 13 week class that will meet on Monday evenings from February 11th- May 6th. Register by calling the library, or sign up at the Information Desk.


German in 10 Minutes A Day
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Choctaw

Older Teens and Adults

Join Hannelore Chan for this 6 week "German in 10 Minutes A Day" language course. Improve your German conversational language skills and usage.



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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Children who can read

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


GED
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 733-7392. For more information, call 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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

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.


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

Adults

Learn how to download eBooks and digital audiobooks from the library to your Nook or Kindle. Free individualized instruction evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm or Saturdays. Bring your laptop, eReader and a cable to connect them. Come in or call to make an appointment for your instruction time. Village Library 755-0710.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

AARP Free 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 - 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-adults

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 Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Almonte

Pre-kindergarten

Come join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and more... .

Come in or call to sign-up.


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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- 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 1/2 to 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.



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

Ages 6 & under with an adult

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


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

Age 3-5

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


Morning Early Childhood 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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

4 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!



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.

E-filing only.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Public Relations 101: Social Media and Crisis Management
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Join public affairs specialist Larry Weatherford as he navigates you through the ins-and-outs of crisis management and how to effectively utilize social media sites. Registration required. Preregister by calling 606-3865 or visiting the Information Desk. Cosponsor: Oklahoma State SBA Office.

April 2: Social Media Basics

April 9: Effective Crisis Management



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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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

K-9th Grade

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



Almonte Teen Advisory Group
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Almonte

Teens

Join Almonte for our first Teen Advisory Group meeting where you will help name the teen area, suggest program ideas, material ideas, and more! Snacks and door prizes will be provided.


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-6:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Kids/Teens

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


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

Teens

Hey teens, do you like books and pizza? Of course you do! Read the book first or read it after, just be ready to talk books! This month we are reading "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein. 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

Guys 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 time! This event is for boys only!


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

Adults

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


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

Teens

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



GED
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 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.


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 April the special group project will be learning to make a pillowcase dress for a little girl. 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

For 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. Pre-registration is required. Please call 631-4468 to sign up.



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, April 10, 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 to 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



Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Choctaw

Readers age 4 and older

Read with us on Wednesdays at Lil' Lit' Club--reading and fun related activities. Children will benefit from reading the selection in advance with their family. Check with the Information Desk for next title or call 390-8418.


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 Spring
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. Preregister 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.



Family Place: 1-2-3 Play with Me
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Southern Oaks

Infants to age 4 with a parent/caregiver

Playing with your baby or child is an important bonding and educational experience for your child. Come enjoy 40 minutes of playtime at the library. Each week we will have a different resource professional available to answer parenting questions. Following playtime, we will have a short story time just for you and your child.

Signup is required. Call 631-4468 or visit the Information Desk 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


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

8 to 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.



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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


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

Adults

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


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.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department


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


Almonte Knitting Circle
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Almonte

Adults

Attention knitters and crocheters! Almonte Library is starting a new, informal knitting group. Bring your current project and join us! Basic instruction will be provided if needed. (Bring your own yarn and needles please.) Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30.


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

K-9th Grade

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



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

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!



Pizza and Plots
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Choctaw

Teens

Choctaw Library has a book club just for Teens! Come enjoy pizza and drinks as we talk about awesome books. This month's theme is Adventure! Get more info or sign up at the Information Desk or call 390-8418.


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

Adults

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


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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


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

Grades 3-6

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to travel the globe right in your very own local library. This innovative and hands-on experience for children in grades three through six is sponsored by the

Junior League of Oklahoma City. Kids will have a great time learning about the different cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the Information Desk or call the library.

Co-Sponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City


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.


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

Adults

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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


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

Children who can read

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


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

Adults

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


Thursday, April 11, 2013

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

Teens - adults

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.



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

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 four weeks for your 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.


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

Ages 3-6

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


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

Ages 1-5

We could be creating a craft or enjoying a performance…Maybe we will be doing a song & 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.


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 Oklahoma City University String Quartet
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

String Quartet.


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 - 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 Feb 6 - Apr 11.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Computer Class: Word Basics
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Adults

Come learn about creating a new document, typing and inserting text, templates, and file management.



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.


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

K-9th Grade

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



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

Children who can read

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!



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

Teens

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


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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


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 Thursdays.


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

Teens

V-SIFT (Village- Something Interesting For Teens) meets one Thursday per month and features a new activity each month. This month we'll be watching Anime videos. You're welcome to bring drawings with you or create new ones. Snacks will be provided. Please register by calling 755-0710 or stopping by the Information Desk. Some material may not be appropriate for those younger than 13.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Del City

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


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.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


GeoBuild
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Age 3 - older

Create your own amazing (and yummy!) geometric structures. Using sticks and candy, participants will design their own unique 3D art work. Kids will have a great time while also enhancing their math, visual-spatial, creative, and fine motor skills.


Pre Prom Prep Party
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Choctaw

Teens

Choctaw Library presents an evening of prom-night beauty tips and pampering from professionals in the beauty field. There will be a free raffle and refreshments for attendees. Space is limited: call 390-8418 to reserve a spot.


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 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.


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 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!



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

Ages 14-19

Come hang out, play video games and watch anime!

Co-Sponsor: Scarlet Kitsune Anime Club


Using Photographs with Computers
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Free computer class for adults! Learn how to transfer pictures from ANY camera (not just a digital camera) to your computer and email them to friends and family! Come in or call to sign-up. Village Library (405) 755-0710.


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 "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" by Charles Duhigg. Please visit the Information Desk to receive your copy.



Friday, April 12, 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.

E-filing only.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


Friday Films and Family 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 out. 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.


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

Adults

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


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, April 13, 2013

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.



Computer Tutoring
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
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. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Saturdays. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment.


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


AARP Driver's Safety Program
Time: 9:30am-3:00pm
Location: Edmond

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, beginning March 18, at the Information Desk or by calling 341-9282.

Co-Sponsor: AARP


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


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

All Ages

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


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

Adults

The Reader's Choice Book Club meets the second Saturday of every month at the Edmond Library. The group consists of people who enjoy reading outstanding books and discussing them. The book selection for April is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.


Reduxion Theatre presents: Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Ages 12 to Adult

Reduxion sets Shakespeare's vibrant comedy of love and loss in 1953 Spain, incorporating period music performed live, absurdist comedy and the romance of mid-century European royalty. A perfect family "Spanish Holiday" of which Audrey Hepburn would approve.

Co-Sponsor: Reduxion Theatre, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts,


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.


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

Adults

Learn to weave with Donna Hilton at the Del City Library. Participants learn the beauty of loom 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 672-1377.



Just For Him: The GQ Factor
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Hey Guys ever wanted to master that GQ look, but didn't know where or how to get started? Join personal stylist and international image consultant Bryon Dickens as he navigates you through the ins and outs of perfecting your signature look. Sorry ladies, but this class is for "MEN ONLY".


Ideal Husband
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Location: Northwest

All Ages

As part of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's "Gone Wilde" festival, come enjoy a free theatrical reading of Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband."

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park


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

Seniors

Edmond's Book Bunch discusses important and memorable fiction. April's book is "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true? Contact the library to reserve a copy.


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

6 to 11 years

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



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

All Ages

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



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

All school-aged children

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



Sunday, April 14, 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.



Second Sunday Concert Series with Jessica Betz
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Join Jessica Betz in our 46th Star auditorium for her unique combination of vocals and jazz melodies performed on the harp. This performance is sure to delight the ears and make the soul smile.


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, April 15, 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. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Saturdays. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting


Earth Week
Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

All Ages

Go green, use your library. The library is a great green resource. Check out a book, magazine, eBook, DVD or music CD. Read a newspaper in the library or enjoy your hometown paper on our online newspaper database. Come to the library during the week of April 16 - April 22nd and checkout our books and materials on green living.


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.



Quilting at the Library
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Luther

Adults

Do you enjoy quilting and sewing. Enjoy visiting with others that do? Come and join us the Third Monday everymonth. Bring your sewing machine, materials and sewing supplies and join us.


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.


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

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 four weeks for your 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.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


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

Ages 16 and older

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

K-9th Grade

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



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.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


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.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Children who can read

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


GED
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 733-7392. For more information, call 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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

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.


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

Adults

You're invited! Call 606-3457 to reserve your copy of this month's selection.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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

Ages Birth - 2 years old

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



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.



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

Ages 2-4

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring their toddlers and enjoy fun aerobics activities to help with your child's development of fine and gross motor skills and promote learning in a fun way. Come in or call to sign-up.


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

Ages Birth - 2 years old

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



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

Adult

Learn to knit or crochet or strengthen your craft. Crochet class meets every first Tuesday of the month; knitting class meets every third Tuesday. This class is free. No registration required.


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

Adults

The Readers' Society meets the third Tuesday of each month to discuss adult fiction in a variety of genres. The book for April is "The Art of Racing in the Rain", by Garth Stein. Call or visit the information desk to reserve a copy. 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- 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!



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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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

K-9th Grade

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



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

Teens

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


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

2nd-5th grade

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

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



Bilingual Story Time
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 8 & under w/ 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.


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 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.


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

Children who read

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



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. Preregistration 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 an adult

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



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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

Birth to 18 months

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



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

8 to 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.



Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Choctaw

Readers age 4 and older

Read with us on Wednesdays at Lil' Lit' Club--reading and fun related activities. Children will benefit from reading the selection in advance with their family. Check with the Information Desk for next title or call 390-8418.


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.



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

2 year-olds

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



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

8 to 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.



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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


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

Adults

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


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


Almonte Knitting Circle
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Almonte

Adults

Attention knitters and crocheters! Bring your current project and join Almonte's informal needlework group! Very basic instruction will be provided if needed. (Bring your own yarn and needles please.) Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00p.


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

K-9th Grade

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



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 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.



Movie Night
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Del City

All Ages

Please join us for a “Night at the Movies!” The curtain goes up at 4PM and all are welcome to attend! Please call for movie titles and ratings.



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

Adults

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


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Ages 16 - older

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

Co-Sponsor: OKC Adult Learning Center


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

Ages 13+

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


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

16 and up

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 733-7392. For more information, call 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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


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

children who can read

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


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

Adults

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


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Poetry Celebration
Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

All Ages

In honor of April as Poetry Month, come to the library's Poem in Your Pocket celebration. Select a poem that you love and carry it with you to share with co-workers, family and friends. Poems, paper and all materials will be available during library hours.


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

Ages 18 months-4 years

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


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

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 four weeks for your 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.


Urban Sprouts
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.


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

18 months to 4 years

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


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


Noon Tunes presents Vocal Studio of Pamela Green
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

UCO: Vocal Studeo of Pamela Green


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
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm


 
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

405.606.3580

Agenda



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

K-9th Grade

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



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

children who can read

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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


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.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Del City

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or 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 682-7873.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Rain, Rain, Rain Sticks!
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Ages 4 - older

Kids, celebrate Earth Day and Spring by making your very own rain stick! Enjoy the soothing sounds of rain anytime and anywhere. Supplies are limited. Call 424-1437 or drop by the Information Desk to reserve your spot.


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.


UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Join the University of Central Oklahoma's Repertory Dance Company as they entertain and educate with their varied repertoire of modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap and theatre dance.


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!



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

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 four weeks for your 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.


Cruising Route 66
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Bethany

Adults

Kathy Anderson will show pictures and speak on Route 66. Learn the history of the Mother Road.

Refreshments will be served after the program.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Films and Family 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 out. Fun for the entire family & it's free! Please limit one gift per family.


Perpetual Motion Dance Performance
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

All Ages

All ages can learn and enjoy the importance of artistic expression as part of their overall education by focusing on the dance elements of space, time, and energy. Groups welcome. Call 634-6308 to register your group.



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.


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, April 20, 2013

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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: AAA


Computer Tutoring
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
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. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Saturdays. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment.


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-12:00pm
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)


Native American Basket Making for Kids
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Bethany

Grades 3-6

Learn to make a Native American basket with teacher Sydna Yellowfish. Take home a basket you made yourself! Sign up at the library information desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.



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.


Natural Hair
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Many struggle with how to properly maintain and care for natural tresses. With the influx of natural hair blogs, tutorials, products and videos, the natural hair journey can be daunting. If you do not have a good understanding of what works for YOUR hair, please attend this monthly program. This program is free and open to the public. To attend, please register at the Information Desk or call 732-4828.



Growing Greatness Open House
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Northwest

All Ages

Come to the Northwest Library to learn about all things green and growing. We will have a variety of activities all day long and professionals available to answer questions about library resources and growing things.

-10:00 Salsa Gardening for School Age Children and Teens

-1:30 Information Fair and Light Refreshments

-3:00 Container Gardening for Adults



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.



Poetry, Portraits, and Pizza
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Village

Teens

Teens- come celebrate National Poetry Month at the library! Freeda Richardson from the Oklahoma Writing Project will use vintage portraits and photographs to strengthen your poetry skills. Then, you can share your poetry with each other while enjoying a free pizza lunch! Space is limited, so please pre-register by calling 755-0710 or stopping by the Information Desk.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Writing Project


Weaving for Adults
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Edmond

Adults - Ages 16 and Up

Join master weaver Donna Hilton to learn the basics of the art of weaving. Participants will create a small project, such as a book mark, to take home. Space is limited to 10 students and registration is required. All supplies will be provided. Contact the library at 341-9282, x3 or stop by the Information Desk to register. Registration will begin on April 1st.


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

Ages 8 & up

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



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

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 preregister at the

Information Desk or call the library.

Co-Sponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City


Steampunk Tea
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Midwest City

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. This month's topic: Mad Scientists and Evil Engineers, Playing with Science.

Co-Sponsor: Octopodicon


Green Garb
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

Ages 12-17

Move over Ralph Lauren! Green style comes alive. Create outfits out of recycled material.

Judges will cast votes to determine the best designs. Please preregister at 721-2616.



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

Age 3 - older

Come share a story with our local therapy dog. Children practice their reading skills by reading to our canine reading expert. Held the third Saturday of each month. For more information call 606-3879.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

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

Adults and Teens

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



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

Adults and Teens

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



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



Monday, April 22, 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.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting


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.


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

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 four weeks for your 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.


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

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

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

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


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


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

Ages 16 and older

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

K-9th Grade

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



After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the information desk for details or to sign up.


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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


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 3 month, 13 week class that will meet on Monday evenings from February 11th- May 6th. Register by calling the library, or sign up at the Information Desk.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Children who can read

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


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

16 and up

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 733-7392. For more information, call 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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

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.


Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

All Ages

Peter Fletcher is a classically trained guitar player who has performed throughout the country, including a recebt Carnegie Hall performance. His travels bring him to Oklahoma City just in time for Earth Day. Celebrate the day with some excellent classical music.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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

Ages Birth - 2 years old

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



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 Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Almonte

Pre-kindergarten

Come join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and more... . Come in or call to sign-up.


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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



Parachute Play/Storytime
Time: 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Village

ages 2-5 with parent

Let's have some fun with parachute play! While playing games with a parachute, children will have the opportunity to practice skills such following directions, socializing with others, and using small and large muscles. Please pre-register at the Information Desk or call 755-0710.


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

2 1/2 to 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.



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 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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

4 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!



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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- 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.

April:

4/2-Play with Me

4/9-Story Time

4/16-Wiggles and Giggles

4/23- Music Play



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

K-9th Grade

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



N-Quad Book Club
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Almonte

Teens

Join us each month at our N-Quad (Not-Quite Adult) book club for a lively discussion and a deeper look into popular teen fiction while munching on goodies. In April we're reading Veronica Roth's "Divergent." In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. This is a dystopian thriller filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. Contact the library to reserve a copy.



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-5:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Kids/Teens

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



Shjnigami Anime Club
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

Tweens and Teens

If you love to read manga, watch anime, and enjoy gaming, then the Ralph Ellison Anime Club is just for you! It meets from 4-6 on the 4th Tuesday of every month and is open for tweens and teens ages 12-18.


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

Kids who can read

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



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 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.


Write a Better Poem: for Beginners and Experienced Poets
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Belle Isle

Teens and older

The current Oklahoma State Poet Laureate will be at Belle Isle Library for a special, unique opportunity. His workshop "Inviting the Reader In: What the Audience Does and Does Not Need to Know." He'll also read some of his own poetry. April is National Poetry Month.

This workshop focuses on the art of revision and, to an extent, the presentation and/or performance of our writing. We will discuss ways to tighten the belts of our stories and poems by:

· Taking a close and rigorous look at titles and opening lines

· Applying “Economou’s Razor” to last stanzas and endings

· Getting rid of what distracts the reader along the way

· And making sure we bring in what the reader must know to be a “traveler” in our poems and stories

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Humanities Council


Eating Well on the Run
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

As you're scurrying through your day, wouldn't it be great to have a plan for eating nutritiously? Come learn about "Eating Well on the Run" with Amanda Horn from the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service. Please call the library @ 341-9282 or stop by the Information Desk to register, but not before April 1st, no fooling!

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service


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, April 24, 2013

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

Birth to 18 months

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



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

8 to 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.



Lil' Lit' Club
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Choctaw

Readers age 4 and older

Read with us on Wednesdays at Lil' Lit' Club--reading and fun related activities. Children will benefit from reading the selection in advance with their family. Check with the Information Desk for next title or call 390-8418.


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.



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

2 year-olds

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



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

8 to 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.



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.



Lunch and Learn
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Midwest City

Adults

Super Saver Seminar teaches how to eliminate needless debt and the importance of building a savings. Registration is required and lunch is provided. For more information, please contact the Information Desk or call 405-732-4828.

Co-Sponsor: Allegiance Credit Union


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 last 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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


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

Adults

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


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

Age birth through 5 with parent or guardian

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

Call 405- 425-4412 to register

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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

birth to 5 years with parent

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



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


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

K-9th Grade

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



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

Ages 10-17

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



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

Adults

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


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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


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

Grades 3-6

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to travel the globe right in your very own local library. This innovative and hands-on experience for children in grades three through six is sponsored by the

Junior League of Oklahoma City. Kids will have a great time learning about the different cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the Information Desk or call the library.

Co-Sponsor: Junior League of Oklahoma City


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

Ages 13+

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


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

Adults

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 733-7392. For more information, call 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


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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

Co-Sponsor: Community Literacy Centers, Inc.


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

children who can read

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


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

Adults

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


Thursday, April 25, 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: Edmond

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 four weeks for your 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.


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

Ages 3-6

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


Music Play with Miss Ginger
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Downtown

Ages 1-5

Enjoy songs, musical games and a story with Ginger Waldrip of Ginger's Kindermusik. Instruments will be provided for those who have registered by calling 606-3879.


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

All Ages

Jazz piano and voice.


Del City Book Club
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

Do you like good books and good conversation? Come to the Del City Book Club! Each month's selection is sure to grab your attention quick and hold it until the very last page. This month we are reading "Sense of an Ending" by Martin J. Barnes. 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.


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

K-9th Grade

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



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

children who can read

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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24 step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


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 Thursdays.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Del City

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or 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 682-7873

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Birth to 5

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


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

Adults

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


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!



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

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 four weeks for your 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 fr infants throught age four with their parents or guardians. Pre-register by calling the library or visiting the Information Desk.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Films and Family 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 out. Fun for the entire family & it's free! Please limit one gift per family.


Music with Joy
Time: 9:15am-10:00am
Location: Edmond

Birth to 2 years

Join Miss Joy for a morning of musical activities just for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome and encouraged to bring a stuffed animal to participate. Pre-registration is required. Call 341-9282 x4 for more information.


Music with Joy
Time: 10:15am-11:00am
Location: Edmond

2 1/2 - 5 years

Join Miss Joy for a morning of musical activities with singing, instruments, and rhythmic movement. Pre-registration is required. Call 341-9282 x4 for more information.


Music with Joy
Time: 11:15am-12:00pm
Location: Edmond

2 1/2 - 5 years

Join Miss Joy for a morning of musical activities with singing, instruments, and rhythmic movement. Pre-registration is required. Call 341-9282 x4 for more information.


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.


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, April 27, 2013

Computer Tutoring
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
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. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Saturdays. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment.


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


World Tai Chi Day
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Northwest

Adults

Come to the Northwest Library to celebrate World Tai Chi Day. Volunteer Dave Johnson and other Tai Chi instructors will lead individuals through Tai Chi exercises. All are welcome with no prior Tai Chi experience necessary.


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 405-732-4828.


Beat the Drought: Landscape with Cacti and Succulents
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Bethany

Adults

Master Gardener Freddy Hill will show how to incorporate drought loving cacti and succulents into your landscape. Save money watering. Plant beautiful cacti and succulents. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Co-Sponsor: OSU Extension


Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

This class is designed to provide basic information about caring for black or mixed-race hair. Topics covered include: shampoo and conditioning, natural hair care products, hair braiding styling, and choosing the right hair stylist for your child.


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.



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.


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, April 28, 2013

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

Adults and Teens

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



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

Teens and Adults

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, April 29, 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. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Saturdays. Call the library at 732-4828 to make an appointment.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: Soldier Creek Quilting


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.


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

Adults

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


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OKCPS Adult Education Center


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

Ages 16 and older

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

K-9th Grade

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



Homework Help
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks, 6900 S Walker Ave. OKC 73139

Grades 1st-8th

Volunteers will be available to help with homework of all kinds. Call 631-4468 for more information. Preregistration required.

Co-Sponsor: Southern Oaks Library Teen Advisory Board


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the information desk for details or to sign up.


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

Adults and Seniors

Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be performed almost anywhere. Come experience a 24-step form of Tai Chi taught by talented volunteer, David Johnson.


After School at Your Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

Ages 10-16

Have fun with art! Work on creative projects and learn about different kinds of artistic expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call the Information Desk for details or to sign up.


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 3 month, 13 week class that will meet on Monday evenings from February 11th- May 6th. Register by calling the library, or sign up at the Information Desk.


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

Adults

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


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

Children who can read

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


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

16 and up

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 733-7392. For more information, call 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. Please call 631-4468 for more information or to register for the class.

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, April 30, 2013

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

Ages Birth - 2 years old

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



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.


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

Ages 2-4

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring their toddlers and enjoy fun aerobics activities to help with your child's development of fine and gross motor skills and promote learning in a fun way. Come in or call to sign-up.


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!



Tell Me a Story: Play Dough Power!
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 6 & under

Squishing, rolling, sculpting, molding . . . young children love to play with playdough. Add some props from around the home and playdough play becomes a powerful way to support your child’s learning. This simple preschool staple lets children use their imaginations and strengthen the small muscles in their fingers—the same muscles they will one day use to hold a pencil and write. - See more at: http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/music-math-more/playdough-power#sthash.kfqDxp7G.dpuf


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

Age 3-5

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


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!



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

K-9th Grade

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



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

Teens

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


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

Tweens and Teens

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


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 682-7873.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC


Babysitting Workshop
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Southern Oaks, 6900 S. Walker Ave. OKC 73139

Ages: 10-19

Join us for an overview of caring for children of all ages and how to make your babysitting experience safe and fun. Each participant will create and keep a “Babysitter’s Bag,” containing activities and items for the children you babysit. Class will be taught by Carrie Dowdy Bond Educator, 4-H Youth Development at Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension. Time: 6-8:30pm.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service 4-H


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.



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