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Monday, December 10, 2012

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

Adults

Perpetuate art forms and inspire others in quilting. Members of Soldier Creek Quilting Group invite you to attend every Monday (excluding December 24) 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. Early reading literacy skills will be emphasized. 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 and younger 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.


Parachute Fun
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Location: Southern Oaks

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

Sing songs, dance, and play with the parachute! Bring your little one and join us for some parachute fun! Playing games with a parachute encourages teamwork. Kids will have fun while improving language, muscle control, and listening skills. Pre-registration is required for this program. Call 631-4468 or visit the Information Desk to sign up.



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

Adults

Join us for a pot-luck luncheon. The Warr Acres Book Club meets the second Monday of each month. Call 721-2616 for more information about the book being discussed this month.


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

Ages 16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be help 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

for children and their parents

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


Holiday Fun Week: Make & Take Gift Craft
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-12

Make and take a holiday themed craft to take home. Make one for yourself, and one to give away.


Homework & Reading Help on Holiday Break
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-12

Homework & Reading Help/Safari After School will be on Holiday break from Dec. 10-Jan. 8, 2013. Join us for Holiday Fun Week on Dec. 10-14.



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

Instructor David Johnson will lead the class through the 24-step Tai Chi form. Come experience this popular exercise! Books and DVDs available for further exploration of Tai Chi.


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

Children who can read

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


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

School Age 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.


Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Village

Adults

Free individualized instruction in Microsoft Excel. Learn to create workbooks and spreadsheets, use formulas and functions, format data, create charts, and more. Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Scheduled in 30 minute to one hour sessions per individual. Come in or call to make an appointment for your instruction time. Village Library (405) 755-0710


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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

Join us for simple songs, rhymes, and stories for parents and babies to enjoy together. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the reference desk 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!



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

Adults

The Readers' Society meets on the second Tuesday this month due to busy holiday schedules. The book for December is The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Call or visit the information desk to reserve your copy. 732-4828.


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

Ages 3-5

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

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



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

for ages 2-5 and their parents

Come and join us for stories, songs, and crafts for the holidays. 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 and 4 to 5 year olds

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 informtaion.


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

0-nearly 3

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

December:

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



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

2 1/2 to 3 year olds and 4 to 5 year olds

10:00 to 10:30 for 2 and 3 year olds

10:45 to 11:30 for 4 and 5 year olds

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 reference desk.


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

Ages 3-5

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

December:

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



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

0-nearly 3

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

December:

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



Holiday Fun Week: It's a Wrap
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Grades K-12

Create a one-of-a-kind piece of wrapping paper, and learn how to wrap a gift too.


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!


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 "UnWholly" by Neal Shusterman. Reserve a copy or stop by the Information Desk to pick up a copy of the book.


Board Game Tuesdays
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

From the classics to the latest creations, our board games are the source of inter-generational fun! Select from our collection, or bring your own.


Coupon Mania Workshop
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Choctaw

Adults

Susie L. Beasley, Librarian at Choctaw Library will share money-saving tips and techniques for coupon clipping and holiday savings ideas.

Preregistration required. Space is limited!

Co-Sponsor: Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center


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

Adults

Join us for an introductory class that will teach basic navigation and common uses for computers and software such as web browsing, Microsoft Word, Excel and basic computer security. Classes are held in the Route 66 Computer Lab. No registration necessary.


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

Teens

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



Navidad: Christmas Traditions from Mexico
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Location: Bethany

Ages 3-11

Learn about Christmas traditions from Mexico through stories and songs. Enjoy holiday treats. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the library information desk or call 789-8363, ext. 3.


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, make a craft, and play a game. Call the information desk to find out the book for this month. Some copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. You must read the book before attending the program. Sign up is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 631-4468.



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

Adults

Come and prepare for the GED test! We also have library databases and materials that can help students reach their goal. Contact the Family and Community Education Center (405-682-7873) for more information and to enroll.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC Adult Learning Center


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

Children Who Can Read

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

Co-Sponsor: Creatures & Kids and TDI


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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 adult

Two sessions: 9:15-10:30 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Play promotes healthy development and learning, so bring your youngster to our library for 45 minutes of toys, lap games with Miss Alma and her puppets. (Siblings are welcome) Preregister at 721-2616.


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

Seniors

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


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 adult

Two sessions: 9:15-10:30 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m.

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

Ages 16 & up

Free GED test preparation class from the OKC Public School Adult Education Center. All supplies provided. Enroll with teacher on any day classes are in session. Classes will be help 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 Screenings
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Edmond

Parents or Guardians with child

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

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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

Children who can read

Do you like to read aloud? Join us on Wednesdays for the Lil'Lit Club-reading and fun related activities. Participants will benefit from reading the book in advance with their families. Check with the information desk for next title. Call 390-8418.



Farmers Tea
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Luther

All Ages

Come by have a glass of tea and take a look at the latest books on the shelves.


Holiday Fun Week: Cookie Decorating
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

K-12

Nothing says the holidays like decorated sugar cookies! Come make your own sweet holiday creation.



After School at the Library
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

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 more information and to sign up.


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

Teens

Choctaw Library has a book club just for Teens! Come enjoy pizza, snacks and drinks as we talk about awesome books. At each meeting, we choose the next month’s book, so just call the library at 390-8418 to find out what we’re reading.


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

Ages 16 - older

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

Co-Sponsor: OKC Adult Learning Center


Movie Night
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Downtown

Adults

Join us for an action packet adventure, a good laugh or heartfelt drama every Wednesday on the big screen in the 46th Star Auditorium.

Movies are rated PG-13. For a current listing of titles visit www.metrolibrary.org.


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

children who can read

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


Tai chi for Better Balance
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Choctaw

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. Pre-registration for this program is preferred. Call 390-8418, ext. 3 with questions or to register. Cosponsored by OCCHD.



Thursday, December 13, 2012

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

Age 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 and up

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


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

Ages 1-5

We could be creating a craft or enjoying a performance...Maybe we will be doing a song & 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 2nd Thursday of each month.


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

Age 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.


Noon Tunes presents Oklahoma Strings Quartet
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

Classical to pop.


Bean Dinner
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Luther

All Ages

Come by for a bowl of beans and check out the new variety of new materials we have.


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

Adults

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


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

MEETING CANCELLED

Capitol Hill Library

334 SW 26th

Oklahoma City, OK

405.634.6308


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

children who can read

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. For more information please call 672-1377 or visit our information desk.


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

K-12

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


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

Teens

Local teens meet to discuss, watch, draw or experience Anime and Manga. Free to join, material is rated Teen and above may not be suitable for younger teens or children.



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

Adults

Instructor David Johnson will lead the class through the 24-step Tai Chi form. Come experience this popular exercise! Books and DVDs available for further exploration of Tai Chi.


V-SIFT: Gingerbread House Challenge
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Village

Teens

VSIFT (Village Something Interesting For Teens) meets one Thursday per month and features a new activity each month. This month we’ll be creating gingerbread houses. All materials will be provided and there will be a prize for the most creative, outrageous house. Snacks will also be provided. Please pre-register by calling 755-0710 or stopping by the Reference Desk.


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

Ages 6-12

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


Block Party!
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

Calling all builders, architects, artists, and designers! Join kids of all ages for a fun block building party and get creative with architectural blocks, baby blocks, LEGOS, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more. Sure, blocks are a blast, but did you know that they also enhance kids' hand-eye coordination, visual-spatial awareness, and logical thinking, while also building fine motor, math, problem-solving, language, and social skills? Books about building and construction will be available for creative inspiration and for checking out and enjoying at home.


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

1-3 years

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


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

Ages: 14-19

Watch anime and hang out!


Protecting Your Computer
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Village

Adults

Free computer class for adults! Learn how to protect yourself, your computer and your kids from the dangers on the Internet. Learn how to how to update your computer to protect it from the most recent threats, and how to protect your personal information on the Internet. Come in or call to sign up. Village Library (405) 755-0710.


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

Ages 2 ½ to 5 year olds

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



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

Adults

Come and prepare for the GED test! We also have library databases and materials that can help students reach their goal. Contact the Family and Community Education Center (405-682-7873) for more information and to enroll.

Co-Sponsor: OCCC Adult Learning Center


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

Adults

Come join us for the Midwest City Nonfiction Readers' Book Club where we read and discuss an array of titles of varying subject matter. This month's selection is Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall.



Friday, December 14, 2012

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

All Ages

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


Child Guidance Screenings
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

birth to 5 years with parent

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


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

Ages 2 & 3

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. This month there is only one class and registration for it begins on the 1st day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.


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

Ages 2 & 3

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. This month there is only one class and registration for it begins on the 1st day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.


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

Ages 4 & 5

Join with Susan in musical activities designed especially for this age group. Classes are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. This month there is only one class and registration for it begins on the 1st day of the month. Pre-register by calling 341-9282, ext. 4.


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

Adults

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


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

Adults

Come join us the 2nd Friday of each month to share in a discussion of a new title from a different genre. Call 405-606-3580 to inquire about this month's selection and to reserve your copy!


Holiday Fun Week: You Pick It Holiday Classic Movie
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Capitol Hill

All Ages

Choose from a few holiday classic movie options. You pick it! Refreshments will be provided. All ages can enjoy this holiday film.


Handmade Holidays
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Teens and adults

Looking to stretch that holiday budget? Come to the library to make holiday gifts for free. We are offering three different make and takes this month to help you pad that budget! Call 606-3580 to register as supplies are limited.

12/7 Sugar Scrub

12/14 Hand Sewn Ornaments

12/21 Peppermint Cocoa

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma County OSU Extension Office


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, December 15, 2012

AAA Motor Crash
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.


Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)counseling
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
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 Reference desk for an appt.

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


Holiday Make and Take
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Village

Ages 5-12

Please join us for our annual Holiday Make & Take program. We will make crafts to celebrate the holidays. Please register at the Information Desk or call 755-0710.


Literacy Referral Service
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Village

All Ages

A service that connects learners with programs that are most appropriate to their specific needs. Appointments can be made for alternate times. Please email najah@okcliteracycoalition.org to set up a planning appointment. Cosponsored by Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition and Oklahoma City Community Foundation.


LEGO Club @ Your Library
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Warr Acres

6 to 11 year olds

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



Yadah Yadah Book Club
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Midwest City

Teens

Do you like to read books that inspire and

challenge you to think? Or, do you enjoy good

conversation/discussing ideas about different

book topics? Come to the Midwest City

Library and express your thoughts and be heard

at the Yadah Yadah Book Club for Teens. To

attend please contact the Information Desk or

call 405-732-4828.

Co-Sponsor: Yadah-Yadah Ready to Read


Holly Jolly Holiday Party
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

Join us for a ho-ho-ho holiday party where we will make crafts to get you in the spirit of the season, take a picture with Santa, receive a free gift, and eat some delicious holiday treats. Gifts, craft supplies, and treats are first come, first serve. Please bring your own camera if you want to take a picture with Santa. Cosponsor: Special Friends of the Ralph Ellison Library.



Children Reading to Dogs
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Downtown

Ages 5 and up

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. For more information please call 672-1377 or visit our information desk.


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

16 - Adults

Does using your Kindle or Nook have you confused and scratching your head? The world of E-Media is waiting for you. Join our computer guru, Carl Tibbits, 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 InformationDesk.


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, December 16, 2012

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.



Winter Open House
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Northwest

All Ages

Join us and warm up with a hot beverage, get your picture taken with Spoticus in his holiday wear, do a craft, and learn more about what the library has to offer you!


JRR Tolkien Father Christmas Letters
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks, 6900 S Walker Ave. OKC 73139

Ages: 7 & up

J.R.R. Tolkien was best known for his epic fantasies "Lord of the Rings", "The Hobbit" and his studies in myth and language. But Tolkien was also the proud dad of four kids - and he didn't just read "The Hobbit" to them at bedtime. Over the course of many years, he wrote and illustrated detailed, whimsical letters from Father Christmas, populated with a clumsy polar bear, elves and goblins. Janet Croft from the University of Oklahoma will introduce children and parents to these beautifully Illustrated Christmas Letters. Please pre-register.


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, December 17, 2012

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

Adults

Perpetuate art forms and inspire others in quilting. Members of Soldier Creek Quilting Group invite you to attend every Monday (excluding December 24) 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. Early reading literacy skills will be emphasized. Come and join the fun.



Quilting
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Luther

Adults

Bring your material and sewing machine and enjoy a day of quilting. If you don't know how to quilt, we will teach you.


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 and younger 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.


Gingerbread House Decorating
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Southern Oaks

Kids of all ages

Come decorate a gingerbread house at the library. Kids will be divided into groups and each group will decorate one gingerbread house. We will leave the houses at the library for display. Sign-up is required. Please call 631-4468 or sign up at the Information Desk.



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.


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

Teens

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

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


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

Adults

Instructor David Johnson will lead the class through the 24-step Tai Chi form. Come experience this popular exercise! Books and DVDs available for further exploration of Tai Chi.


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.


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

Children who can read

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


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

School Age 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.


Build Your Own Business
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Belle Isle

Adults

Explore the options of being your own boss with SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. They will discuss essential questions about the process and the planning necessary to be a small business owner. Participants will learn about business plans, business structures, taxes, loans and much more.


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

Adults

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


Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Village

Adults

Free individualized instruction in Microsoft Excel. Learn to create workbooks and spreadsheets, use formulas and functions, format data, create charts, and more. Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Scheduled in 30 minute to one hour sessions per individual. Come in or call to make an appointment for your instruction time. Village Library (405) 755-0710


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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

Join us for simple songs, rhymes, and stories for parents and babies to enjoy together. Please call 390-8418 or stop by the reference desk 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. Class is free and all supplies provided by the library. No registration required.


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

All Ages

Ladies of all ages create crafts suitable for the season every third Tuesday and Wednesday of the month. Join us for fun! Call 769-9452 for more information.


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

Ages 3-5

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

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



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

for ages 2-5 and their parents

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


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

Ages 6 & under

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


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

Age 3-5

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


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

0-nearly 3

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

December:

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



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 equals fun, so come join us!



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

Ages 3-5

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

December:

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



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

0-nearly 3

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

December:

12/4- Play with Me

12/11- Music Play

12/18- Story Time



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!


Board Game Tuesdays
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Ralph Ellison

All Ages

From the classics to the latest creations, our board games are the source of inter-generational fun! Select from our collection, or bring your own.


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

Kids Who Can Read

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



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

Adults

Join us for an introductory class that will teach basic navigation and common uses for computers and software such as web browsing, Microsoft Word, Excel and basic computer security. Classes are held in the Route 66 Computer Lab. No registration necessary.


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

Teens

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



Making Sense of the Civil War
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Edmond

Adults

December's session is the final meeting of this five-part reading and discussion series. Registration was held in August and is now closed. Dr. Stan Adamiak, UCO professor of history, is the facilitator.

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association


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 several craft stations set up with activities for all ages and skill levels. Please sign-up in advance so we will have enough supplies for everyone. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 732-4828.


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

Kids who can read

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


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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.



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 Christmas
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Belle Isle

Pre-kindergarten

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



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.



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

Adults

Ladies of all ages create crafts suitable for the

season every third Tuesday and Wednesday of the month. Join us for fun! Call 769-9452 for more information.


Toddler Time for 2's!
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.



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.


Kids' Holiday Shoppe
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks

Kids of all ages

Let your kids experience the thrill of selecting their own gifts for family members. Children will choose two small gifts with the help of library staff and volunteers.

FREE! Please sign up by calling 631-4468 or by visiting the Information Desk.



Teaching Children to be more Cooperative
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Edmond

Parents, Teachers or Child Care Providers

Sometimes being a parent isn’t easy. We will talk about when to discipline or ignore unwanted behaviors. Come and learn the guidance techniques used by experts to teach your child how to cooperate mor often.

Preregistration is required for all programs. Call Child Guidance to register at 425-4412. All workshops have been approved for child care licensing and STARS credit.

Co-Sponsor: OCCHD


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

Children who can read

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. Come by or call 390-8418 to reserve a space.


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

Ages 16 - older

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

Co-Sponsor: OKC Adult Learning Center


Movie Night
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Downtown

Ages 13+

Join us for an action packet adventure, a good laugh or heartfelt drama every Wednesday on the big screen in the 46th Star Auditorium.

Movies are rated PG-13. For a current listing of titles visit www.metrolibrary.org.



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!


Tai chi for Better Balance
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Choctaw

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. Pre-registration for this program is preferred. Call 390-8418, ext. 3 with questions or to register. Cosponsored by OCCHD.

Pre-Registration preferred. 390-8418 ext 3


Thursday, December 20, 2012

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

Early Childhood

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

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma City County Health Department


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

Ages 1-5

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

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday. No registration necessary.


Noon Tunes presents Rice Dance Band
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages



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.


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

children who can read

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


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!


Origami & Ductagami
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Choctaw

Ages 9 and up

Let your fingers do the folding, beat the winter blues and make a gift for someone. Folding and taping skills needed. Paper and duct tape provided. Call 390-8418 to sign up.


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

Adults

Instructor David Johnson will lead the class through the 24-step Tai Chi form. Come experience this popular exercise! Books and DVDs available for further exploration of Tai Chi.


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.


Busy Person's Book Club
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Del City

Adults

Do you like good books and good conversation, but don't have a lot of time on your hands? Come to the Busy Person's Book Club! Each month's selection is under 200 pages long and is sure to grab your attention quick and hold it until the very last page. This month we are reading "A Redbird Christmas" by Fannie Flagg. Call 672-1377 or stop by the reference desk to reserve your copy of this month's book selection.



Bilingual Story Time- English y Español
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 2-6

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



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

All Ages

Children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours. For more information please call 672-1377 or visit our information desk.


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!



Beach and Pizza Party
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Warr Acres

Ages 12-17

It's cold outside, but hot on the inside! Join us for games, pizza and other "cool" activities. Please call ahead to let us know you're coming. 721-2616.


Friday, December 21, 2012

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

All Ages

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


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.


Handmade Holidays
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Northwest

Teens and adults

Looking to stretch that holiday budget? Come to the library to make holiday gifts for free. We are offering three different make and takes this month to help you pad that budget! Call 606-3580 to register as supplies are limited.

12/7 Sugar Scrub

12/14 Hand Sewn Ornaments

12/21 Peppermint Cocoa

Co-Sponsor: Oklahoma County OSU Extension Office


Saturday, December 22, 2012

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 4th Saturday at 10am. Bring your yarn and join the fun! The recommended yarn for beginners is "variegated worsted weight" and size 7 or 8 needle.


Literacy Referral Service
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Village

All Ages

A service that connects learners with programs that are most appropriate to their specific needs. Appointments can be made for alternate times. Please email najah@okcliteracycoalition.org to set up a planning appointment. Cosponsored by Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition and Oklahoma City Community Foundation.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Libraries Closed

All MLS libraries are closed in observance of Christmas.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Libraries Closed

All MLS libraries are closed in observance of Christmas.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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.



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+

Join us for an action packed adventure, a good laugh or heartfelt drama every Wednesday on the big screen in the 46th Star Auditorium.

Movies are rated PG-13.



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Noon Tunes presents Wayne McEvilly
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Downtown

All Ages

The Joy of Mozart


Winter Games Fest
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Capitol Hill

Ages 10 & up

Don't be out in the cold! Visit the library for some post-holiday fun instead! Play Xox 360 Kinect and Game Cube, or bring your Beyblade or Yu-Gi-Oh cards and battle your friends.



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

Birth to 5

This is a research-based early literacy program for young children. It brings language and literacy to life by incorporating books, puppets, flannel pieces, music and movement.


Friday, December 28, 2012

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

All Ages

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


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

All Ages

Choose from a few favorite films and selections, stay warm and cozy at the library. Refreshments will be provided.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Literacy Referral Service
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Village

All Ages

A service that connects learners with programs that are most appropriate to their specific needs. Appointments can be made for alternate times. Please email najah@okcliteracycoalition.org to set up a planning appointment. Cosponsored by Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition and Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Co-Sponsor: OKC Metro Literacy Coalition and the OKC Community Foundation


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

Grades 3-6

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



Monday, December 31, 2012

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

Adults

Perpetuate art forms and inspire others in quilting. Members of Soldier Creek Quilting Group invite you to attend every Monday (excluding December 24) 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


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

All Ages

The African American Community Diabetes Prevention Partners meet on the last Monday of each month to increase public awareness of community services/resources of benefit to African Americans. Cosponsored by OCCHD.


All MLS Libraries Close at 6pm
Time: 6:00pm

All MLS Libraries Close at 6pm for New Year's.



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