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.

Due to inclement weather, all Metro Library locations are closed Wed, 10/28.

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. Customers without a mask will be served by curbside service. 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 ...

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: 18
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!

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...

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!...

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...

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. 

Take Home Kit: Scary Salt Art!

All Day10/23 - 10/30
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: 0
Event Description:
Stop by the Downtown Library to pick up a Scary Salt Art Take Home Kit. Participants will use salt, glue, and watercolor to create scary art. Supplies provided. ...

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!

MLS Spirit Week

All Day10/25 - 10/31
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
With Halloween coming up during a difficult time in our history, we want to spread a little happiness and celebrate the season with a Halloween “spirit” week! Join us on social media for a socially distanced week of Halloween fun. Post a picture each...

All Ages Take Home Craft Kit

All Day10/26 - 10/31
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. ...

Trick or Treat Grab Bags

All Day10/26 - 10/31
Capitol Hill Library
Registration
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Can't go trick or treating this year? Let trick or treat come to you! Register for one of our "Trick or Treat" grab bags today and pick up your Halloween fun between October 26th and October 31st. Each bag contains a fun craft, some assorted goodi...

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 cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. Accordingly, the Library will not be liable for such harm to any individual resulting from such allergens.

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!

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

Pre-K Take Home Kit: EyeBall Races

All Day10/26 - 11/1
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting, Family Programs
Event Description:
This take home kit is appropriate for children ages 3-5 and their parents. A spooky eyeball race is a fun and seasonal way for your preschoolers to exercise oral sensory. Kits are first come, first serve, Feel free to call ahead to check on availabi...

Take Home Kit: Pipe Cleaner & Bead Snake

All Day10/26 - 11/1
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids
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.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Take Home Kit: Yarn Weaving

All Day10/26 - 11/1
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
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!

Take and make a yarn butterfly! Kits include everything needed to make your own yarn butterfly with instructions included.  Kits are first come, first serve. Feel free to call ahead and check on availability.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Digital Escape Room and Papercraft (Oddities & Curiosities in October)

10/28 @ 9:00am
to
10/31 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Offsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Make a horde of haunted paper pals with this Halloween papercraft! Pre-printed papercraft kits are one per teen (ages 12-18) and can be picked up at Northwest Library from Wednesday October 28 through Saturday October 31 during curbside pickup ho...

Polymer Clay Jewelry (Oddities & Curiosities in October)

10/28 @ 9:00am
to
10/31 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Fall is in the air and it is the perfect time to take this clay jewelry kit inside and make a piece of beautiful jewelry to wear. Polymer clay is a malleable, oven-baked clay that comes in a variety of colors and is a perfect substance to use for th...

Online D&D

October 28, 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.

Tailored Titles on Facebook

October 28, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:
Our reading experts are standing by so tell us the last book you liked & we'll suggest what to read next! ...

Tailored Titles on Instagram

October 28, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:
Our reading experts are standing by so tell us the last book you liked & we'll suggest what to read next! ...

Tailored Titles on Twitter

October 28, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:
Our reading experts are standing by so tell us the last book you liked & we'll suggest what to read next! ...

Halloween Slime

All Day10/29 - 10/30
Capitol Hill Library
Registration
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Make your own spooky, oozy, Halloween inspired slime with your own take home kit. This quick and easy slime recipe will make sure to provide hours of fun once completed. Participants can pick up their kits beginning 10/28-10/30 end of day. ...

Disclaimer(s)

The library is not liable for injuries to people, damage to their property or loss of property belonging to individuals or groups, using the meeting rooms.

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!

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

Stay Active & Independent for Life Online

October 29, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 459
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! Silver Sneakers Classic is designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depen...

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.

Remote Teen Table Top Time

October 29, 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....