Channel artistic talent at painting workshop

PaintingThe McLoud Public Library is giving teens and adults a chance to create their own masterpiece at its Summer Reading program activity “Library Leonardos,” set for a pair of presentations.

The adult program for ages 18 and up will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, while the teen program for ages 12 to 17 is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, each taking place in the Milburn Room of the library.

The program will be led by Norman’s “Be Wild for Art,” and participants will go through all the steps to paint their own acrylic painting from a provided sample. Professional art instructors will lead the group, helping them in each step of the process.

All supplies will be provided and no previous skill in painting is necessary.

Each class will be capped at 20 painters so registration is required in advance to participate.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Rock out with SquishBAND's Summer Jam!

SquishBANDRock out with the McLoud Public Library and SquishBAND, which brings part of its Summer Reading Program tour to the library for a Summer Jam at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the McLoud American Legion Hall across the street to the east from the library.

SquishBAND is comprised of a group of siblings who play instruments and sing a variety of music, ranging from the Beatles to the Wiggles, Playhouse Disney and the Beach Boys, and they may even slip in a classic rock anthem or two for the parents in attendance.

SquishBAND has played shows around the region for several years, and fans can get ready for the concert by learning more about the band at its website.

The performance is geared to children up to age 11 and registration is not required in advance.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.