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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YA Surprise Book Swag Bags

12/17 @ 9:00am
to
12/23 @ 6:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Onsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
You know those subscription box services where you pay to receive a mystery box of goodies every month? Well, this is just like that, only FREE! Sign up to receive 2 YA books, plus some fun treats. Everything in the bag is yours to keep! Once you'...

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 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!

Art Time

December 17, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting, Family Programs
Event Description:
Let your imagination soar at our toddler craft time! We will use an assortment of odds and ends to create our very own works of art. A librarian will be on hand to provide you with all the resources you need to spread your artistic wings! This pro...

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. 

OKC Mobile Market

December 17, 2022
10:30am - 11:30am
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Onsite (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
The OKC Mobile Market offers fresh produce to residents of Oklahoma County at no cost. We know that access to fresh fruit and vegetables is a barrier for many folks in the community, not only due to food deserts, but also the rising cost of food. Mob...

Community Project: Plastic Bag Sleeping Mats

December 17, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Programming Room A (Almonte)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community & Civics, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - When plastic shopping bags inevitably accumulate, it's in Earth's best interest that we recycle them and what better way than to upcycle! Plastic bags can be made into sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness. Ea...

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

OKC Mobile Market

December 17, 2022
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Onsite (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
The OKC Mobile Market offers fresh produce to residents of Oklahoma County at no cost. We know that access to fresh fruit and vegetables is a barrier for many folks in the community, not only due to food deserts, but also the rising cost of food. Mob...

Holiday Painting

December 17, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Come paint a holiday Starry Night! Available for all ages. ...

Saturday Crafternoon - Gingerbread House Decorating

December 17, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Del City Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Del City)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Join us each month for a Saturday Crafternoon and learn a new creative skill. Each month will feature a different type of craft, including book binding, print making, calligraphy and hand lettering, stamp making, and more! Ages 12-18, register be...

Winter Gingerbread House

December 17, 2022
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Bethany)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Create your own Winter Gingerbread House using candy and other supplies. Children under 10 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.

Celebrate Saturnalia Toga-ther

December 17, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Classroom AB (Downtown)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
"The best of days" is how the Roman poet Catullus described the holiday of Saturnalia. Come and join us for a toga party and trivia as we learn about this ancient holiday, considered by some to be a precursor to Christmas. This program is for adults ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

La Casa Take-Home Kit: Ensamblamos/We Assemble

All Day12/19 - 12/23
The Village Library
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Onsite (The Village)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Inspired by various pieces in the the La Casa show, this collage is meant to incorporate found materials from the community--dirt, rocks, leaves, trash, stickers, labels, and any other items kids can find in their orbits. What makes our communit...

OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY ARTS KIT: BREVE HISTORIA DEL TIEMPO CAR

All Day12/19 - 12/23
The Village Library
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Onsite (The Village)
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Have you seen the Breve Historia del Tiempo sculpture outside of Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center? The all-black Plymouth Duster, suspended above a pool of water is the work of Mexican conceptual artist Gonzalo Lebrija. This kit lets kids decora...

DHS RESOURCE HELP

December 19, 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Study Room 1 (Del City)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community & Civics, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Do you need help with job applications? Unemployment benefits? SNAP Benefits? Finding a place to live? Affordable healthcare or more? Visit our OU social work students and DHS Embedded Worker for help! This event is held at multiple locations acr...

Creative Kids' TAKE HOME KIT (Ages 5-12): Scratch Art Mandala

12/19 @ 9:00am
to
12/23 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Event Description:
FOR THOSE WHO CAN NOT COME TO THE PROGRAM ON DEC 20 , THIS IS A TAKE HOME KIT We'll be learning about the mandala and then designing our own colorful stained glass creations! Please register each child INDIVIDUALLY. There is no waitlist for th...

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.

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

Preschool Parachute Play

December 19, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:

Attending parachute playtime is an excellent way to help children build social skills and engage in physical activity! Children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as following directions, socializing with others, building vocabulary, and engaging in big body play that uses large and dynamic movement. Parachute play may be paired with props, songs, and books. 

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

December 19, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Family Place (Midwest City)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for Storytime at the Midwest City Library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and share invaluable information about reading readiness with parents and caregivers. Connect with others while enjoying stories, songs, r...

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. 

Kids' Holiday Shoppe

December 19, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Community & Civics, Family Programs
Event Description:
Let your kids experience the thrill of selecting their own gifts for family members. Your child will choose two small gifts to give to a family member or friend. The Holiday Shoppe is designed to give kids the empowerment to make their own choices an...

Music Monday!

December 19, 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 19, 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! ...

5 Days of Holiday Crafts: Wooden Snowmen

December 19, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Bethany)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with five different crafts. We will be making Wooden Snowmen using popsicle sticks.  ...

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.

Kids' Holiday Shoppe

December 19, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Community & Civics, Family Programs
Event Description:
Let your kids experience the thrill of selecting their own gifts for family members. Children will choose two small gifts with the help of library staff and volunteers. Signup required- spots are limited. You must sign up with a staff member. Sign up...

Children Reading to Dogs

December 19, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: UNAVAILABLE TO USE-Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:

Want to be a more confident reader? Build "pawsitive" self-esteem and improve your reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs at the library.

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. 

Teen Maker Studio

December 19, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Del City)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Science & STEAM
Event Description:
Explore 3D printing, robotics, coding, and more in this open maker lab. Learn how to design and print your own models with our new Prusa 3D printer, create your own website using your computer programming skills, explore design with the Cricut machin...

Kids Learning Club: LEGOnomics

December 19, 2022
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (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. Please register to reserve your spot. Come join us for LEGO club, but with a twist! Everyone has a LEGO Challenge. Everyone receives (fake) money to "purchase"...

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 19, 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