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Pajama Story Night is Monthly Event at Midwest City Library

For a child, there’s no better way to end a busy day than cuddling up in warm jammies to listen to a story.

Now kids near the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, can enjoy the experience of a before-bed story time on the first Tuesday of every month as the library presents “Pajama Story Night” from 6:30-7:00p.m.

“Grab your favorite stuffed friend,” said librarian Kristin Williamson, “and join us for stories, songs, poems, and even the occasional craft session. It’s geared toward younger children, but everyone with little ones in tow is welcome.”

She’s called “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” but few people realize that Clara Luper’s sit in at the Katz Drugstore in downtown Oklahoma City occurred 18 months before the more famous sit in in Greensboro, N.C.

Clara Luper’s story will be celebrated by the Metropolitan Library System with a world premiere play, “Sitting In With Clara,” through the month of February at 11 different library locations. The play’s run begins on Tuesday, February 7 and continues through Tuesday, February 28.


Stomp Dancing Performance and Workshop Scheduled for Ralph Ellison Library

Dancing takes all forms from the minuet to stomping. Yes, stomping.

The Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, is presenting “Stomp! Performance and Workshop” on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. The session is free and open to the public.

“What you need,” said librarian Taryn Kingery, “is rhythm. That’s what separates stomp dancing from just clomping around.”

Sometimes called “stepping,” stomp’s roots lie in African foot dances and the intricacies of military exhibition drills. It is a mixture of foot and hand movements that combine into a rhythmic dance.


9th Annual Winter Readfest Features New Surprises

It all began in 2004 with the simple question, “Why doesn’t the library sponsor a reading program for adults like the one every summer for kids?”

“We looked at each other and realized that we didn’t have a good answer,” said the Metropolitan Library System’s Adult Services Coordinator Anita Roesler, “so we started planning something for winter so it wouldn’t interfere with the children’s program and was originally just for seniors.


Mad Scientist Lab Science Programs Coming to Midwest City Library

In the mid-1990s cult favorite cartoon show “Pinky and the Brain,” Brain, a brilliant but twisted scientist, would always ask his idiot assistant, “Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?”

Teens who ponder the wonders of science can do so at the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, on Mondays and Saturdays when they attend a series of Mad Scientist Lab programs. The Monday series are from 4:30-5:15p.m., and the Saturday programs are from 3:30-4:15p.m. All are free.

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