It’s Movie day at the library!

Theater curtainsThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes the community this summer for its Family Movie Time series, with showings planned at 10 a.m. on Fridays in June, beginning June 1.

All films are family-friendly titles that are rated G or PG. Check with staff at the library’s front desk for information on the titles. Participants are welcome to bring their own pillows, blankets and snacks.

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the showings.

Read to a new friend in “Bow-Wow Books” series

Reading DogThe name is a little different but the idea is the same. The Blanchard Public Library has therapy dogs that are ready to listen to young readers in its “Bow-Wow Books” series on Tuesday afternoons in June.

Parents or caregivers may sign their child up for a 15-minute reading slot from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, June 6.

It’s a chance for readers to build their confidence while reading to a new furry friend who won’t try to correct them or be impatient with them.

Registration for a time to read should be completed by calling the library at 485-2275.

Science Museum bringing challenge, activity for teens

SRP logoScience Museum Oklahoma brings its combination of education and entertainment to teen audiences at the Blanchard Public Library for multiple programs as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program.

Events are for ages 12 to 17 and take a look at science while also incorporating literature and a theme that seeks to appeal to teens. This summer’s programs and dates for teen events are:

Escaping the Wormhole, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8 – Participants will use teamwork and their wits to try find their way out of an “alternate dimension” in an escape challenge.

Rube Goldberg Challenge2 p.m. Thursday, June 29 – Rube Goldberg was famous for developing overly complicated machines to accomplish simple tasks, and participants will do the same by combining their engineering and logic skills in a collaborative activity.

Read more about the Museum and its programs this summer here.


Build creativity with some "Mad Science"

SRP logoIt’s a morning of science. Mad science, at that, as the Blanchard Public Library and Mad Science of Oklahoma present a Summer Reading Program event for children at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28.

Ages 11 and under and their caregivers are invited to the program “Engineers Shape the World,” which will take a look at a variety of engineering challenges that are common to pretty much everything that is built.

The program is made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Blanchard Library.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Cowboy Jim Garling brings the Wild West into presentation

Cowboy Jim GarlingCowboy Jim Garling presents a morning of Cowboy and Western songs and stories at the Blanchard Public Library, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5.

Garling will stick to the Summer Reading Program theme “Build a Better World” and talk about the ways the tools of the trade for the cowboy have changed over the years.

Garling is a longtime performer around events in Oklahoma who has recorded three CDs featuring music ranging from the cowboy era to classics from Saturday matinee silver screen heroes.

The event is geared to children ages 11 and under and their families. It is presented thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Blanchard Library.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.