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Blast off with paper rocket program

rocketThe McLoud Public Library invites teens ages 13 to 18 to “rock it” at its upcoming “Heroes of the Air” program, starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, inside and outside of the library. All supplies will be provided, and registration is not required in advance to attend.

Come create and decorate an air compressed paper glider with George Driever of the Pottawatomie County OSU Extension Service. Then we will move outside for blastoffs to see how far your glider soars.

Disc dogs and other amazing things at the library

The “dog day” of summer is coming to the McLoud Public Library, with a visit from “The Amazing Flying Disc Dogs” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16 at the American Legion Hall. All ages are welcome.

Lee Fairchild will visit the library with his talented flying disc dogs for a demonstration of their teamwork with flying discs. They’ll also bring an important message about the training and abilities of service dogs in the community and care for animals by any dog owner.

This isn’t all the library has coming up, as younger readers are invited to also enjoy the following:

  • Toddler Time, at 10 a.m. on July 14 and 28children ages 1 to 3 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more in the library’s twice-monthly offering.
  • Food Fit for a Hero, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14Tweens ages 9 to 12 will learn the sorts of foods that a superhero might eat to stay fit, and ideas for quick recipes and snacks they can create on their own. Registration is required to attend as space is limited.

Screen printing is super at the library

Do you want to stand out from the crowd with a cool, unique look?Local teens can add a personal touch to their wardrobes while learning a new lifelong skill with an afternoon of Super ‘T’ Screen Printing workshop, coming to the McLoud Public Library at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. Registration is required and can be done using the online form.

Instructor Curtis Jones brings a wealth of experience in screen printing and teaching about it. He has been a faculty member in the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History for 10 years. Prior to that he taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, Richmond Art Center and California College of Arts and Crafts, where he earlier received his master’s degree.

In the workshop, participants will learn from the ground up about the process. That begins with some introduction to screen printing in general and a basic look at how to use the equipment, before the creative process of working on designs begins.

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Robotic Lego creations

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Lego. It’s what you make of it. - Lego

The McLoud Public Library brings together Legos, building, and robotics for the program “Lego Creations for Tweens” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 at the American Legion Hall (126 N. Main St.) across the street from the library.

Children ages 9 through 12 are invited to use special Lego robotics kits to make a unique robotic creation that can move and be programmed with a computer to perform simple tasks.

Since there are a limited number of computers, space for the program will be limited, so register in advance.

OKC Zoo brings “Zooper-Heroes” for a visit

The McLoud Public Library welcomes friends from the Oklahoma City Zoo for the Summer Reading Program event “Zooper-Heroes,” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, at the McLoud American Legion Hall, 126 N. Main St. All ages are welcome to attend, and registration is not required in advance.

The program features stories, role playing and interactive demonstrations that explore the animals that have inspired many superheroes. Representatives from the zoo will show off and describe several animal friends in this program, part of the zoo’s outreach series.

The event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.