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Kids Create Art Contest

All Day9/7 - 11/18
Del City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Offsite (Del City)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Event Description:
Exercise your creativity by joining the 2021 Kids Create Art Contest! We're now accepting submissions from artists ages 5-12 in the following categories: 2D Art (painting, drawing, chalk art, etc.) 3D Art (sculpture, jewelry, etc.) Short Story ...

Teentober Book Bags

All Day10/1 - 10/30
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens! To celebrate our awesome teens, we are putting together pre-made Teentober book bags. We handpick books of a specific genre (fantasy, realistic ficti...

Bethany StoryWalk®

All Day10/1 - 10/31
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. 

Shared Language Poetry Project

All Day10/1 - 10/31
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Event Description:
Born of a desire to show the similarities and differences among Oklahoma City residents, the Shared Language Poetry Project invites people of all ages to create poetry that is unified by shared words. Using a given list, participants will create poem...

TeenTober: Sticky Note Draw-lloween

All Day10/1 - 10/31
Ralph Ellison Library
Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Description:
Every October on Twitter and other Social Media platforms, creators give out a daily art prompt. This year, Ralph Ellison, will hold it's own draw-lloween. Pick up a take home kit at the library with sticky notes, daily prompts and some supplies incl...

TeenTober- Nailed It or Failed It Challenge

10/1 @ 8:00am
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10/31 @ 9:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Description:
Have you ever watched the show Nailed It? Well, this is your time to shine. Throughout the month of October teens have the chance to nail it or fail it! You choose the dessert, make that dessert with whatever supplies you have (hint: it doesn't have ...

Paranormal Ornaments

10/1 @ 9:00am
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10/31 @ 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Register for your own Paranormal Salt Dough Ornament! Kit will include ornament, paint and paintbrush for decorating your ornament....

Summer Volunteer T-Shirt Art Contest

10/1 @ 9:00am
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10/31 @ 5:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Calling all teens! We need your help designing our teen volunteer t-shirts for Summer Reading 2022. The theme of next summer's program is Oceans of Possibility. The chosen artwork will appear on all teen volunteer t-shirts for next summer. Please ...

Paranormal Writing Contest!

10/1 @ 9:00am
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10/31 @ 9:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Writing
Event Description:
Interested in the paranormal? Do you like to create stories? Please participate in the Downtown Library's Paranormal Writing Contest! The contest is open to everyone and will have 3 age groups for submissions. Prizes will be awarded for each age g...

Make it Together: Marble Maze

10/4 @ 9:00am
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10/29 @ 5:00pm
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Midwest City)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting, DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs, Science & STEAM, Take Home Kit
Event Description:

Create, explore, and meet new friends at your neighborhood library! We’ll provide the space and supplies, you supply the creativity!

Each Make it Together kit contains supplies for two people and is intended to be a project for an adult and child to work on together. We believe talking through activities, spending time, and working together with a child builds communication, trust...

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. 

Scrabble Anyone!!!

10/4 @ 9:00am
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10/30 @ 5:00pm
Midwest City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Midwest City)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Do you enjoy playing scrabble or figuring out crossword puzzles? Register and pick up your Take and Make Scrabble Coaster - to make your own scrabble coaster with preselected phrases/words. The kit will contain: ...

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.

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

10/5 @ 9:00am
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10/30 @ 5:00pm
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Midwest City)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Help! Some spooky creatures have invaded the library. Come and help us spot all of them before they frighten the book characters. ...

Crafternoon

10/11 @ 9:00am
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10/30 @ 5:00pm
Jones Library
Registration
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Jones)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Let your imagination soar at this special arts and crafts program made for little hands! professional librarians will provide you with all the resources you need to take home to spread your artistic wings. Children will have the opportunity to practi...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Geocaching

10/11 @ 9:00am
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11/8 @ 5:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Outdoors (Choctaw)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Calling all geocachers (and scavenger hunt enthusiasts)! The Community Libraries have hidden caches all over eastern Oklahoma County. Explore the communities of Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, and Nicoma Park while hunting for the caches. Stop by you...

Geocaching

10/11 @ 9:00am
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11/8 @ 5:00pm
Harrah Library
Library Branch: Harrah Library
Room: Passive Program (Harrah)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Calling all geocachers (and scavenger hunt enthusiasts)! The Community Libraries have hidden caches all over eastern Oklahoma County. Explore the communities of Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, and Nicoma Park while hunting for the caches. Stop by you...

Geocaching

10/11 @ 9:00am
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11/8 @ 5:00pm
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Passive Program (Jones)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Calling all geocachers (and scavenger hunt enthusiasts)! The Community Libraries have hidden caches all over eastern Oklahoma County. Explore the communities of Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, and Nicoma Park while hunting for the caches. Stop by you...

Geocaching

10/11 @ 9:00am
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11/8 @ 5:00pm
Luther Library
Library Branch: Luther Library
Room: Passive Program (Luther)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Calling all geocachers (and scavenger hunt enthusiasts)! The Community Libraries have hidden caches all over eastern Oklahoma County. Explore the communities of Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, and Nicoma Park while hunting for the caches. Stop by you...

Geocaching

10/11 @ 9:00am
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11/8 @ 5:00pm
Nicoma Park Library
Library Branch: Nicoma Park Library
Room: Passive Program (Nicoma Park)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Calling all geocachers (and scavenger hunt enthusiasts)! The Community Libraries have hidden caches all over eastern Oklahoma County. Explore the communities of Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, and Nicoma Park while hunting for the caches. Stop by you...

College Test Prep Basics

10/14 @ 9:00am
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10/28 @ 8:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Careers & Jobs, Continuing Education, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
College entrance exams such as the ACT and/or SAT are a key steps in the college preparation process. The library has several resources that can be found in this take home kit that may help you increase your scores on these important tests!...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration (if required).

Memory Care & Mental Awareness

10/15 @ 9:00am
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10/31 @ 5:00pm
Midwest City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Midwest City)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Family Programs, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Event Description:

Create, explore, and meet new friends at your neighborhood library! We’ll provide the space and supplies, you supply the creativity!

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. The Midwest City Library wants to do its part in keeping love ones engaged, keep treasured memories, and keepsakes for generations to come. There will be two Memory...

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.

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Event Description:
This program is designed for children ages 6-12. Learn about the science behind salt melting ice with this fun, haunted science experiment. While supplies last. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Classic Horror Film Challenge

All Day10/18 - 10/31
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Film & Movies
Event Description:
Are you a horror fan? How well do you know your horror films? Take a stab at our Classic Horror Film Challenge! On our horror book display are 25 numbered movie stills (screenshots) that correspond to a classic horror film. On a sheet of paper availa...

Early Childhood Take Home Kit : Spider Sensory Play

All Day10/18 - 10/31
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
This program is designed for parents and children ages 2-5 to do together. Each kit contains crinkle paper, plastic spiders, and tweezers for sensory play as well as to practice fine motor skills. ...

Murder at the Zoo: Take Home Murder Mystery Kit

All Day10/18 - 10/31
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Event Description:
There has been a murder at the zoo! Challenge your inner detective and solve the mystery. Follow the clues provided in the kit, work alone or with friends and family, and connect the dots to find the killer. This kit is available on a first come firs...