Attention:

The Village Library parking lot is currently under construction. The library is open for business and curbside pickup is available all day.

The Ralph Ellison Library is open reduced hours for Grab & Go service! We are open Mon-Sat from 9a-5p and Sun 1p-6p.

Upcoming Events

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Music Monday!

December 12, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Children's Program Room (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Family Programs
Event Description:

Discover the power of music at your neighborhood library! Research proves that early integration of music into a child’s daily routine improves a child’s ability to think, create, and express. Join us as we sing, move, explore and create beautiful music together.

This program is designed for children ages 2-5 and their parents/caregivers. Siblings and children of all ages are always welcome. ...

***Canceled***Quilting & Crafting

December 12, 2022
11:00am - 2:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Bring your own quilting or other project and get a chance to work on it with like-minded people. They'll even offer advice if asked. Be sure to check out a quilting book from our collection! ...

Crafting with (re)Purpose

December 12, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Crafting together, sharing your vision. Are you a crafter? Do you enjoy paper crafting, DIY, knitting, crocheting, quilting, needlework or coloring? Bring your project, share techniques and ideas with other crafters in your community. New to crafting...

Beginner English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)

December 12, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Event Description:
Improve your English in this class made possible by Community Literacy Centers. This beginner level class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-3:00pm.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are designed to help adult...

High School Equivalency Classes (HSE)

December 12, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Del City)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Event Description:
Prepare for the HiSET exam in this class made possible by Community Literacy Centers. This class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-4:00pm. High School Equivalence (HSE) classes are designed to prepare adults for the HiSET exam (https://h...

After School Games

December 12, 2022
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Meeting Room 1 (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies, Games & Gaming
Event Description:
Join us every Monday for an hour and a half of video games and board games after school! ...

Gingerbread House Decorating

December 12, 2022
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Meeting Room 2 (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us at the Capitol Hill Library and spend some time decorating gingerbread houses while enjoying some hot chocolate or coffee. Participants will decorate their own gingerbread house and take their creatio...

Kids Learning Club: All About Penguins

December 12, 2022
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Programming Room (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Event Description:
Calling all children in 1st through 5th grade! Come join us for stories and activities. This month, enjoy projects all about penguins! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

The Magic Tree House Book Adventures Club: Thanksgiving on Thursday

December 12, 2022
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Edmond)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Books & Reading, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Join us each month as we read and explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. On the second and fourth Monday of the month, we'll journey with Jack and Annie to an exciting new place and time. The doorway to adventure is in your own bac...

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

Rocket Readers

December 12, 2022
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Bethany Library
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Bethany)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Event Description:
Help improve your child's reading skills with one-on-one reading help for kids ages 5-12! Students will be paired with volunteers for 30 minute sessions to work on reading and comprehension skills. This event is an in person event. Sign up for ...

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.

Tech Tutoring

December 12, 2022
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Warr Acres Library
Registration
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Main Area (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Would you like to learn more about basic tech skills, using library resources, or need help learning a new device? Please register and let us know what you need help with so that we can be ready to assist you. ...

Tailored Titles Live Reading Recommendations

December 12, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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! You can also receive suggestions on Twitter and Instagram. ...

Holiday Joyfest

December 12, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Programming Room A (Almonte)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Family Programs
Event Description:
Come celebrate the holidays at the Almonte Library Holiday Joyfest. We will feature several things to do including activities, crafts, hot beverages (hot chocolate and coffee), holiday sing-along and a special storytime. Families are also encouraged ...

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

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

Medieval Medallion Making

December 12, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Conference Room (Bethany)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Learn the process of making Medieval medallions from design to final casting and finishing.  All children under 16 must be accompanied by an Adult ...

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.

Adult Basic Education Classes (ABE)

December 12, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Careers & Jobs, Continuing Education, Reading Help
Event Description:
Improve your reading and other basic skills in this class made possible by Community Literacy Centers. This class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes focus on reading, writing, math and spelling s...

Introductory English as a Second Language Classes - Zoom (ESL)

December 12, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Zoom (Almonte)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Event Description:
Learn the basics of English in this class made possible by Community Literacy Centers. This introductory level class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are designed to help adul...

DIY Fluffy Yarn Gnomes

December 12, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Cute yarn gnomes to decorate your home this winter. ...

Virtual Rocket Readers

December 12, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Online (Bethany)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Help improve your child's reading skills with one-on-one reading help for kids ages 5-12! Students will be paired with volunteers for 30 minute sessions via Zoom to work on reading and comprehension skills. This event is an online event. Regist...

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.

Teen Take & Make Lit Kit

All Day
The Village Library
Registration
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Online + Curbside (The Village)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Enjoy science, art, and literacy activities from home with these prepared activity kits! These Lit Kits include supplies for fun activities inspired by books on the Intermediate or High School Sequoyah list. Supplies are limited. Please register to ...

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!

Holiday Wreath Centerpiece Family Take and Make Kit

All Day12/13 - 12/23
Wright Library
Registration
Library Branch: Wright Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Wright)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Family Programs, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Brighten up your holiday table with this simple take and make kit to make your own holiday centerpiece! Please indicate if you prefer to receive the traditional colors of Christmas (red and green), Chanukah (blue and white), or Kwanzaa (red, black...

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 (if required).

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

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

December 13, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a fitness program for older adults, which can be done sitting or standing. Performing exercise that improves strength, balance and fitness is critical for staying active and reducing risk falls. The S...

Baby Time (Ages Birth-12 mos)

December 13, 2022
9:30am - 10:15am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Calling all infants and their caregivers! What will be going on at the library today? Something exciting just for you! We will rotate between playtime, storytime, parachute play, or music play; but no matter what we are doing we will have fun, so com...

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

Toddler Storytime

December 13, 2022
9:30am - 10:15am
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Meeting Room (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!

Toddler Storytime is aimed at ages 0-3. Join us for a slightly shorter version of Storytime with shorter books, more songs, and more wiggles! If you have children spanning multiple age groups, please choose the session that works best for you!...

Adult Basic Education Classes (ABE)

December 13, 2022
9:30am - 11:30am
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Event Description:
Improve your reading and other basic skills in this class made possible by Community Literacy Centers. This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30am.  Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes focus on reading, writing, ma...