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Summer is a blast with water bottle rockets

Do you enjoy learning how things work? Do you like being hands on? The McLoud Public Library is blasting off this summer with the rocket-building program “Aeronautics Heroes,” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at the library.

The program is for tweens ages 9 to 12 and will be directed by George Driever of the Pottawatomie County OSU Extension Service. They’ll learn how to make and then launch their own water bottle rockets. Supplies are provided but limited in amount, so the program will be limited to the first 25 participants. You register online to secure a spot.

De-stress with natural help from the Oklahoma Museum Network

Have no fear! The fun of the Oklahoma Museum Network isn’t just limited to youngsters this summer. Scientific stars will give adults a look into making their own bath complements as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program in the program “De-Stress with the Science of Herbs and Oils,” coming to the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. Space and materials are limited, so registration is required, which can be done online.

“There is such a big push to go natural, and there are ways to make your own in a do-it-yourself project,” said Eileen Castle, Outreach Coordinator for the OMN.

Among the projects available will be cocoa butter, salt and sugar scrubs, and bath bombs, which will all be made from natural materials safer than some of what goes into store-bought products.

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Kick off a super summer of reading with annual Lake Bash

fish in person's handsIt’s time for a heroic summer of reading at the McLoud Public Library, as the annual Summer Reading Program is getting ready to get off to a “super” start with the library’s annual Lake Bash, a kickoff event for teens and children ages 9-18.

The bash begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday June 3 at pavilion # 3 at Wes Watkins Reservoir (2200 S Arena Rd) with representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation leading a fishing clinic. Learn to tie knots and fishing basics. Fishing poles and lunch are provided, but supplies are limited so registration is required in advance.

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens, and adults.

Doc Rogers is bending minds with summer magic show

cover for Tales of Famous Heroes by Peter and Connie Ropp

Portrayed by magician Doug Anderson, “Doc Rogers the Mind Bender” will bring his talent to audiences for a performance of “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” at the McLoud Public Library. The show will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday June 4 in the American Legion Hall (126 North Main St) across the street to the East of the library.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

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