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Learn Something New

Tim, Central Information Services

It’s a new year. Some of us have made resolutions, and many of us have already broken them. To help you get back on track, we’re here with suggestions to learn something new this year and solutions for how we can help. 

1. Learn a Language&nbs...

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

By Sarah, Downtown Library

 

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 hit our shores, and with it, changes have impacted us all. Since the beginning, Oklahoma has seen over 340,000 cases of the virus. To put that in perspective, that is the same number as&...

Events

Adult Puzzle Kits for Take and Make

4/13 @ 9:00am
to
4/19 @ 8:00pm
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Edmond)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Gaming, Health & Wellness, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Are you a puzzle fan? There are many benefits of doing puzzles including improving memory, increasing IQ, and decreasing stress levels. The Edmond Library is providing 25 Adult Puzzle Kits for Take and Make at home. Each kit includes a 300-piece J...

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!

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

April 13, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 498
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! SAIL 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 depending on fitness lev...

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

April 13, 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: 10
Event Description:
Want to help save the bees? Want to support other pollinators like butterflies and birds? Do you want to grow a beautiful garden but are afraid you have a black thumb? Then this is the kit for you! You'll receive supplies to grow stunning local wildf...

Feed Your Brain: Nutrition for Concentration & Focus

April 13, 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bethany Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Zoom (Bethany)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Description:
Is your brain starved for better nutrition? Do you find it hard to concentrate or focus? Are you absentminded or suffer from periodic brain fog? Then this class is for you. Jessica from Natural Grocers will provide information on nutritional health f...

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.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

April 15, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 498
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! SAIL 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 depending on fitness lev...

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.

Steppin Into Shape

April 15, 2021
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: 21
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.

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Consumer Health Complete

Designed to support the information needs of patients, Consumer Health Complete provides access to easily understandable health and medical information. You can search and browse medical encyclopedias, reference books, fact sheets and pamphlets, magazine articles, and more.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides the full text of many consumer health magazines (including Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and others), health-related pamphlets and health reference books.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and more.

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MEDLINE

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines.

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Digital Magazines on Libby

Our digital magazine collection available in the Libby app contains thousands of current and back issues of your favorite magazines like Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, Food Network Magazine, Kiplinger's, National Geographic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Wired and much more. Issues are always available to check out and do not count against eBook and Audiobook checkout limits in Libby. New to using Libby? Learn more and download the app here.

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