Science Museum activities provide a challenge for local teens

SRP bannerScience Museum Oklahoma brings its combination of education and entertainment to teen audiences at the McLoud 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:

Rube Goldberg Challenge, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 – 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.

Escaping the Wormhole, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 – Participants will use teamwork and their wits to try find their way out of an “alternate dimension” in an escape challenge.

Read more about SMO and its summer activities here.

Cimarron Opera presents "The New Kid"

SRP bannerIt's a day of acting and educating with the performance “Cimarron Opera and The New Kid," coming to the McLoud Public Library at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22. The event is part of the library's Summer Reading Program series of events and takes place in the McLoud American Legion Hall across the street to the east of the library.

The production looks into how being different is not such a bad thing and is what makes each person special and unique. The production content is geared to ages 11 and under. Registration is not required to attend.

More information on Cimarron Opera is available here.

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., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Experience a world of music with Boulevard Brass

Boulevard BrassA musical summer journey awaits families as they visit the McLoud Public Library for “A Better World with Boulevard Brass,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. The event takes place in the McLoud American Legion Hall across the street from the library.

Boulevard Brass, a Norman-based brass quintet, will perform a selection of songs that will take participants on a musical journey through time. Attendees will get a taste of contrasting musical styles from around the world and also learn a little about each of the instruments utilized by the quintet.

Read more about Boulevard Brass here.

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., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Build a Better Plate and improve your eating choices

VegetablesFind ideas for healthier eating choices with the McLoud Public Library and its program “Build a Better Plate,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28.

The program takes place in the McLoud American Legion Hall, across the street to the east of the library.

This event is for teens ages 12 to 17, who will learn several easy recipes for snacks and meals that are healthier options.

Space for the program is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Blast off with Science Museum Oklahoma presentation

SRP BannerThe McLoud Public Library welcomes Science Museum Oklahoma for the program “Build a Better World – In Space” at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29. The program takes place in the McLoud American Legion Hall across the street from the library.

This program is specifically geared to children ages 11 and under. It will take a look at life while living on another planet. Participants will explore living in space during a hands-on program that will expand their horizons far into the galaxy.

Staff from Science Museum Oklahoma’s outreach wing travel outside the museum to provide programming in places like schools and libraries throughout the year. Each year’s library activities tie into both the theme for the annual Summer Reading Program as well as favorite books that relate to the program topic.

Find out more about the organization's activities in hometown libraries this summer here.