ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Ralph Ellison Library is providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about Ralph Ellison’s 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. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Location

Activity Kit: Hand Lettering

All Day9/14 - 10/4
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Always wanted to up your game when it came to your hand writing? Try our hand lettering kit to get started! Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability.  ...

Fandom Fun Kit Pickup

9/15 @ 12:00am
to
9/29 @ 11:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Calling all Whovians, Pokemon Trainers, and Potterheads! Check out these kits and enjoy crafts and activities all about your favorite fandom! Please state which Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, or Nicoma Park) that you would lik...

Let's Make Something: DIY Lanyards for Face Masks

9/23 @ 9:00am
to
10/23 @ 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Enjoy art and DIY craft activities from home with these prepared activity kits! Supplies are limited. Please call ahead to request a craft kit, then pick it up curbside along with your library materials. This craft is DIY Lanyards for Face Masks. Mak...

Remote Teen Book Club

September 28, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Zoom (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies, Film & Movies
Event Description:
Are you a book-a-holic? If so, then look no further! Come meet new friends, read new books, and enjoy thought-provoking, teen-led discussions at your neighborhood library. This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens a...

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.

The Urban Poets

September 28, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Zoom (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Description:
Open Mic Poetry Night. Are you an amateur, a seasoned poet, or somewhere in between and looking for someplace to express your talent? Local poets have an opportunity to read their own work or just sit and listen to the work of other budding poets. Th...

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.

With the Fire on High - Teen Book Club

September 29, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Teens, join us for a virtual book club discussion about With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo. The ebook and audiobook are available for immediate download through Hoopla with no waiting: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12376975 ...

Teen Virtual Dungeons & Dragons

September 29, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Del City Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Zoom (Del City)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Games & Gaming
Event Description:
Join us every Tuesday for Virtual Dungeons & Dragons. This program is for all teens ages 12-18. To register, email askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org...

Let's Make Something

September 30, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Enjoy art and DIY craft activities from home with these prepared activity kits! Supplies are limited. Please call ahead to request a craft kit, then pick it up curbside along with your library materials. Kits must be picked up Wednesday through Frida...

STEAM in September: Moon Lander Design Challenge

9/30 @ 9:00am
to
10/3 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Offsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Landing on the moon is tricky! Test your design skills in this NASA Design Squad Challenge: Touchdown. We challenge you to design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Kits are one per FAMILY (teens age...

Online D&D

September 30, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Harrah Library
Library Branch: Harrah Library
Room: Zoom (Harrah)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies, Games & Gaming
Event Description:
Have you ever wanted to join up with a group to go on quests and solve the problems of world not your own? Join us Wednesdays as we explore new worlds, fight ferocious beasts, and complete quests for treasure, glory, and more! This program is open to...

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Cuban Rumba dance

September 30, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dance! The second in a series of three videos, instructor Heather Burns will tell us about Cuban Rumba...plus show us a few moves so we can dance along. Premiering on Facebook Live. ...

Remote Teen Table Top Time

October 1, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Choctaw Library
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....

Steppin Into Shape

October 1, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Zoom (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Description:
Let’s get healthy with fitness and fun. View via ZOOM in the comfort of your home either alone, with a friend, or even as a family to participate in aerobics, line dances, Zumba or partner swing steps. Dress comfortably and get ready to step into a n...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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.

Teen Book Hotline

October 2, 2020
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:
Ring ring! Join Emily and Shelbie on Instagram Live for the Teen Book Hotline, where we share YA book recommendations. We'll tell you all about the newest spooky, scary, and creepy teen titles to fit your October aesthetic.  Follow ...

Steppin Into Shape

October 3, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Zoom (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Want to become Tech Savvy in 2020? Participants will receive assistance with job applications, resumes, printing documents, internet research and more. This Tech lab is part of the Metropolitan Library System's Grow with Google Technology initiative....

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Activity Kit: Tissue Paper Snails

All Day10/5 - 10/11
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
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 spread your artistic wings. Children will have the opportunity to practice building motor skills, following directions, socializing with others, and more!

Kits include everything needed to make your craft with instructions included.  Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability.  ...

Teen Take Home Kit: Halloween Garland

All Day10/5 - 10/11
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Teens ages 10-18, will receive a take home kit with supplies and instructions on how to make a decorative Halloween garland. All supplies are included. We also will include a list of spooky books you can check out, so you can get into the Halloween ...

Remote Teen Book Club

October 5, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Zoom (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies, Film & Movies
Event Description:
Are you a book-a-holic? If so, then look no further! Come meet new friends, read new books, and enjoy thought-provoking, teen-led discussions at your neighborhood library. This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens a...

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.

Del City Robotics Club

October 5, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Del City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Zoom (Del City)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Join us for a six week session of Robotics, Coding, and Fun! Meetings will be held once weekly on Mondays beginning October 5th to discuss our projects and document our progress. We will supply the robots via curbside pickup, and no prior coding exp...

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.

College Admissions and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

October 5, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Zoom (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Continuing Education, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
Applying to college? Or for scholarships? Take your admissions essays up a notch with this writing workshop. Writer John Gifford teaches essay and creative nonfiction writing to college students, and his workshop will teach students three crucial poi...

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.

Haunted Shawnee

October 5, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Ever experience a brush of something against your arm that gives you goosebumps? Or hear a particular story about a haunted place that causes the hair to stand up on the back of your neck? If you enjoy hearing about hauntings or want to experience so...

Make Your Own Papel Picado Kit

All Day10/6 - 10/10
Wright Library
Library Branch: Wright Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Wright)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month as a family by making your own papel picado. Papel picado is a decorative folk art technique made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper. These colorful designs are strung to flutter in the...

Read & Stream Virtual Teen Book Club: The Baby-Sitters Club series

October 6, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
BSC Fans Unite! Join us for a virtual book club discussion about The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. The ebooks and audiobooks are available for download through Overdrive/Libby: https://metrolibrary.overdrive.com/search?query=Baby-Sitter...

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Conga Dance Class

October 7, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dance! The first in a series of three videos, instructor Heather Burns will tell us about Conga dance and teach us the moves so we can dance along. Premiering on Facebook Live. ...

Paranormal Fest Trivia Contest

October 7, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Does the phrase "close encounters of the fourth kind" send chills down your spine and excite you? Give you a tingly feeling that makes you feel alive? Then you are going to LOVE this Paranormal Fest Trivia Contest! You will find questions about creat...

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.

Raffia Pumpkins : Take and Make Crafts

All Day
Warr Acres Library
Registration
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Online+ Curbside (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Come to Warr Acres Library and get a Take and Make kit to complete at home! Instructions and supplies are included, you may need to use basic tools from home (glue, scissors, etc.) Kit will include instructions as well as a resource guide to help you...

Take Home Kit: Astrology Bracelet!

All Day10/8 - 10/14
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Interested in astrology? Want to know your horoscope? Tell us your birthday and stop by the Downtown Library to pick up an astrology bracelet take home kit. Instructions and 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.  

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