ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to construction, the Ralph Ellison Library and Southern Oaks Library are providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about their reopening.

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are in the "Grab & Go" stage. In this stage, customers can come into a library to use a computer, print/copy/fax/scan, and briefly browse the shelves. Masks are required for entry into library facilities with no exceptions. Customers without a mask will be served by curbside service only. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Location

Felt & Krazy Straw Busy Bag

9/28 @ 9:00am
to
10/30 @ 5:00pm
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Midwest City)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Family Programs
Event Description:
Felt & Krazy Straw Busy Bags are designed for preschoolers and caregivers to explore together. Explore color, shape, texture and eye hand coordination. Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability. Come in to ...

Adult Take Home Kit : Origami Projects

All Day10/12 - 10/23
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. Pick up a craft kit and follow one of the included instruction sheets to make your own origami creations. Kit will include origami paper and instruction sheets for...

Pumpkin: Grab N Go Kit

10/12 @ 9:00am
to
10/31 @ 4:00pm
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Midwest City)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Family Programs
Event Description:
Create a Pumpkin Stick Puppet. Kits include paper cutouts to make your stick puppet. You just add the glue. Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability. Come in to pick it up or ask for it at curbside. ...

Disclaimer(s)

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Story/Memory Quilt of Hope

10/12 @ 9:00am
to
11/23 @ 9:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Description:
Calling all quilters, crafters and interested individuals! Help us create a Story/Memory Quilt of Hope. Document your story/memory of 2020 from your unique perspective using fabric to express your feelings. Suggestions: What life event did you experi...

Papermache Pumpkin Craft

10/15 @ 3:00pm
to
10/30 @ 4:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Fall is in the air! Make an adorable pumpkin with the family for the holidays. This craft kit is for making a papermache pumpkin. ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

SLIME! Take Home Kit

All Day10/16 - 10/23
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Bethany)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Create your own slime!! This is a special Take Home kit, not a virtual program. Registration is required as supplies are limited. This program is meant for Children ages 6-11 and may require adult assistance. ...

Take Home Kit: Glitter Cob Web!

All Day10/18 - 10/25
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Glitter, glitter everywhere! Who doesn't love shiny, sparkly glitter?! Stop by the Downtown Library to pick up a Glitter Cobweb Take Home Kit. Participants will use glue and glitter to create beautiful cobwebs. All supplies included. ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

Take And Decorate Masks

10/18 @ 12:00am
to
10/31 @ 6:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Have you wanted to create your own custom mask, but have no idea how to sew? Don't worry, we'll provide the mask for you, all you need to do is decorate it! We will be providing sewing needle and thread, as well as instructions for how to tye dye wit...

All Ages Take Home Craft Kit

All Day10/19 - 10/24
Bethany Library
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Bethany)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Weekly Make & Take Craft kits available as supplies last. Great for customers of all ages! Most supplies included, may need some supplemental materials such as glue or markers. Children may require adult help & supervision. No virtual component. ...

K-5th Take Home Kit

All Day10/19 - 10/25
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
This take home kit is designed for children grades K-5 to explore and create. Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability! ...

Pre-K Take Home Kit

All Day10/19 - 10/25
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting
Event Description:
This take home kit is designed for young children ages 3-5 to explore and create with their parents. Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability! ...

Take Home Kit: STEAM Toothpick Structure

All Day10/19 - 10/25
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Event Description:
Learn about - engineering, architecture, gravity and more with this building Challenge for kids 5 and older. Build your own structure with toothpicks and foam pieces; then measure your height and email a picture of your design to ralphellison@metr...

Disclaimer(s)

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Teen Take Home Kit: Grow Your Own Crystals

All Day10/19 - 10/25
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
You can grow your own beautifully colored borax crystals using pipe cleaners and Borax. It is a fun science experiment that you can easily do at home! This take home kit is for teens aged 10-18. All supplies are included. ...

Spooky Science

10/19 @ 12:00am
to
10/31 @ 12:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
It’s time to get spooky – spookily scientific that is! Pick up this kit and enjoy spine-tingling science and play some ghoulish games. Learn about spider webs, make gooey slime, and more. It’s frightful fun for kids! Ages 5-12. Please specify in ...

Adult Take Home Kit: Health Literacy Information

All Day10/19 - 11/1
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Patrons will receive information provided by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Medical Library Association (MLA). Information is specifically developed for assisting adults in health literacy. ...

Early Childhood Take Home Kit : Build a Pumpkin

All Day10/19 - 11/1
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Use bright orange tissue paper and a paper plate to make a spooky pumpkin. This program is designed for parents and children ages 2-5 to do together.While supplies last. Check back every two weeks for a new kit!...

Elementary Take Home Kit : Popsicle Spiders

All Day10/19 - 11/1
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Use popsicle sticks and string to make a spider! This program is designed for children 6-12. While supplies last. Check back every two weeks for a new kit!...

Take Home Kit: Rose Water

10/19 @ 9:00am
to
10/26 @ 9:00am
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn how to make and use the magic of rose water! Follow the instructions to make a batch of rose water for your very own! Rose water can be used in a variety of ways such as a facial mist, or natural perfume! 1 oz of of roses are included in kit. ...

Jack-O-Lantern String Art

10/19 @ 9:00am
to
10/31 @ 5:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
It's hammer time! Get in the Halloween spirit by making some spooky decor! The kit will include all the supplies needed to make a string art jack-o-lantern. Registration required. We can only guarantee one kit per registrant. If you have multipl...

Back to the Future Bristle Bot Challenge (Oddities & Curiosities in October)

10/21 @ 9:00am
to
10/24 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Offsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Family Programs, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
October 21 is Back to the Future Day, and who could possibly be more of a CURIOSITY than Doc Brown? It may not have wheels, but you'll build your own version of his time-traveling DeLorean with our Bristle Bot kit, then "modify" it to achieve superio...

Disclaimer(s)

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Festive Fall Family Kit (Oddities & Curiosities in October)

10/21 @ 9:00am
to
10/24 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Family Programs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Enjoy this kit that has multiple activities for the whole family. You will receive multiple foam craft kits to put together for all ages, some fall coloring sheets, a color your own fuzzy bookmark, and a monster madness booklist for early childhood ...

Fun to Read

All Day10/22 - 10/28
Warr Acres Library
Registration
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Online+ Curbside (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Need help getting your child excited about reading? Miss Alma and her puppets have put together a kit to help parents and kids together! Each kit will include a learning game or activity, a link to a video for students introducing a new book ser...

Take Home Kit: Paranormal Play Dough Mats!

All Day10/22 - 10/28
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting, DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Get in the supernatural spirit with our Paranormal Play Dough Mat Take Home Kit! Kiddos will have fun creating images on a variety of different laminated mats. Playing with dough helps children develop fine motor skills and supports literacy. Stop by...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

Bethany StoryWalk®

All Day10/22 - 11/24
Bethany Library
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Outside (Bethany)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Join us for a StoryWalk® around Bethany Library. Enjoy nature and Bethany's walking trails as you read a story. The story changes every month so drop by to catch a different story. When you've reached the end, stop in the library to collect a craf...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Remote Teen Table Top Time

October 22, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Choctaw Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Zoom (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Dice, character sheets, and miniatures: join us as we role-play! Ages 11-18....

Between the Covers

October 22, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Zoom (Choctaw)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Calling all readers! Looking to meet new people and discover entertaining reads from the comfort of your couch? Then look no further and join us for a virtual book club. We will be meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 7:430 PM. Partic...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Children Reading to Dogs

October 22, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Want to be a more confident reader? Build "pawsitive" self-esteem and improve your reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.   This program is a hybrid of our traditional Children Reading to Dogs program.  We wil...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.