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Upcoming Events

Special thank you to Niagara Water for the donation of two pallets of water to help our community hydrate and stay cool during outdoor Summer Reading events.

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Family Storytime

August 9, 2021
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Family Programs, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

Toddlers and children up to age five with their adult are welcome to this program. This program will be held outdoors on our children's patio with socially distanced spots for family and friends. Bring a blanket or comfy pillow to sit on. Please reg...

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. 

LitFest: World-Building from the Fatal Flaw with David R. Slayton

August 9, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Zoom (Edmond)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Speculative worlds need grit and flaws to feel real. This workshop with author David R. Slayton will help you find your world's darker side, the fatal flaw that your heroes can't resolve. We'll look at some historical examples and societal, economic,...

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.

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

Teen Take Home Kit: Galaxy School Supplies

All Day
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Online + Curbside (The Village)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
Enjoy science, art, and literacy activities from home with these prepared activity kits! Supplies are limited. Please register to reserve your kit, then pick it up curbside along with your library materials. Kits must be picked up within one week of ...

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!

Summer Flower Garden Take and Make for Ages 2-5

All Day8/10 - 8/16
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Edmond)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Even the smallest of hands can make a beautiful flower garden with this simple tissue paper project! Kits will be available at the Edmond Library from Tuesday, August 10th through Monday, August 16th for each person registered. On August 17th, any ...

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!

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

Early Childhood Take Home Kit : Pizza Craft

All Day8/10 - 8/22
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Event Description:
This program is designed for parents and children ages 2-5 to do together. Make this paper pizza craft together and then check out our delicious pizza picture books! While supplies last. ...

Storytime Kit!

August 10, 2021
9:00am - 9:15am
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Online + Curbside (The Village)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Enjoy a storytime at home with this take home kit! You will receive a kit with a list of books to read and songs to sing, as well as supplies for a craft related one of the books. Supplies are limited. Please register to reserve your kit, then pick...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Take Home Tuesday: Children

August 10, 2021
9:15am - 9:30am
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Online + Curbside (The Village)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Science & STEAM, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Enjoy science, art, and literacy activities from home with these prepared activity kits! On August 10, children will make a penny spinner! Supplies are limited. Please register to reserve your kit, then pick it up curbside or inside the library. Kit...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Outdoor Storytime

August 10, 2021
9:30am - 10:15am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This event will take place on our children's outdoor patio. Please register each child individually. On the day of the event, please watch your email in case of inclement weather cancellation. Please only register for one storytime per week. Th...

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. 

Storytime in the Gazebo/Park!

August 10, 2021
10:00am - 10:30am
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Outdoors (Bethany)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This storytime will take place in the gazebo at Cecil Mendenhall Library Park next to the library. In case of inclement weather, watch your email because we may have to cancel. ...

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 scheduled to take place outside weather permitting.  Customers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and their masks.  Customers may also bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Please watch your email for updates to change of avenue or cancelation. 

Storytime

August 10, 2021
10:00am - 10:45am
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Covered Patio (Choctaw)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This storytime will take place on our outside patio with socially distanced chairs. Distanced activities will be provided after the stories. We will provide mats for sitting on the ground, but feel free to bring blankets if you'd like! First c...

Outdoor Storytime

August 10, 2021
10:30am - 11:15am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Outdoors (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Outdoor Program, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

This event will take place on our children's outdoor patio. Please register each child individually. On the day of the event, please watch your email in case of inclement weather cancellation. Please only register for one storytime per week. Th...

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. 

Story & Song: Family!

August 10, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Zoom (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Family Programs, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Join us online for Storytime with the Downtown Library! Our theme for the week is: Family! We will be reading books and singing songs that explore and celebrate the love can be found in our families, family members, and people we trust and care about...

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.

Take Home Tuesday: Adults

August 10, 2021
12:00pm - 7:00pm
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Online + Curbside (The Village)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Description:
Make stunning prints on sun-reactive paper with the last beautiful foliage and flora of summer. Kits must be picked up within one week of the listed program date....

Teen Virtual Dungeons & Dragons

August 10, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Zoom (Del City)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Games & Gaming
Event Description:
Adventure awaits at the Del City Library! Join us every Tuesday for Virtual Dungeons & Dragons. This program is for all teens ages 12-18. To register, email askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org...

LitFest: Evolution of Urban Fantasy Q&A with Seanan McGuire

August 10, 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Careers & Jobs, Writing
Event Description:
The world of publishing is constantly changing. The popularity of genres ebb and flow. Join best-selling author, Seanan McGuire, as she answers all of your questions on writing and the evolution of Urban Fantasy. This is one of many events happen...

Macramé & Beaded Key Chains

8/11 @ 9:00am
to
8/14 @ 4:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
This kit will contain macramé cord, wooden beads, and a key chain ring. ...

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 household and per registration.

NW Kids Code! The Game with No Instructions?!! (Take Home Kit)

8/11 @ 9:00am
to
8/14 @ 4:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Event Description:
Use the tools of COMPUTATIONAL THINKING (decomposition, pattern matching, abstraction, and algorithms), to solve a problem that no one has already taught you how to solve. In this UNPLUGGED activity from Code.org, you'll figure out the instructions f...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

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

Cuéntame Un Cuento Virtual / Virtual Bilingual Storytime

August 11, 2021
10:30am - 11:15am
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Zoom (Almonte)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Cultural Experiences, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Acompáñenos en una virtual de cuentos bilingües a las 10:30 por la mañana. Join us for a virtual bilingual story time at 10:30am. ...

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.

Sketch Savvy: Pet Appreciation

August 11, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Zoom (Almonte)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Description:
In celebration of National Dog Day we're going to be showing appreciation for all types of pets by learning to draw dogs, cats, birds, fish, and even reptiles. Feel free to bring pictures of your pet so that your drawing will look more like them! W...

Disclaimer(s)

Customers are encouraged to socially distance by maintaining 6 feet apart for the duration of the event.

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.

Jones Storytime

August 12, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Outdoors (Jones)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:

Join us for a storytime at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents and caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

We will meet outside as long as weather is permitting. We will provide mats for sitting on the ground, but feel free to bring blankets if you'd like! ...

LitFest: Anthologies (with Dahlia Adler & Shaun David Hutchinson)

August 12, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
Join authors Dahlia Adler (COOL FOR THE SUMMER) and Shaun David Hutchinson (A COMPLICATED LOVE STORY SET IN SPACE) as we discuss anthologies on Facebook! Anthologies have become a popular choice for readers, especially in the Young Adult genre. Antho...

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

Full STEAM Ahead Online + Take Home Kit

August 12, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Zoom (The Village)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Full STEAM Ahead! Challenge your creativity and reasoning through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This month we will use knowledge of batteries, motors, and circuits to build and test our own DIY powered vehicles! You will nee...

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.

Online D&D

August 12, 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Harrah Library
Library Branch: Harrah Library
Room: Online (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 Thursdays 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.