Summer series for children focuses on safety

PaintLearn about safety while having fun with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its “Safety and a Craft” series, presented by Save the Children representatives. The series begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, and continues with sessions June 14 and 28 and July 5 at the library.

The program is geared for children going into kindergarten through fifth grades and will include tips for safety and disaster preparedness, followed by a craft project.

All supplies are provided by the library, and registration in advance is not required.

Celebrate "The New Kid" with Cimarron Opera

SRP bannerIt's a day of acting and educating with the performance “Cimarron Opera and The New Kid," coming to the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29. The event is part of the library's Summer Reading Program series of events.

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 required in advance 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.

Coming to a library not so far away...

SRP BannerThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes Science Museum Oklahoma for the program “Science and Star Wars,” at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 6.

This program is specifically geared to children ages 11 and under. Participants will look at some of the actual science that goes into the classic science fiction tale.

Registration is required in advance to attend.

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

Make and create with the Maker Mobile

Maker MobileFor the past year, the Pioneer Library System has introduced communities throughout its three-county area to new technology and ideas through its Maker Mobile.

This summer the Maker Mobile will hit the road for its Maker Mobile Tween/Teen and Adult Team Project, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library.

Teams featuring one adult and one tween or teen (ages 8 to 17) will work in pairs to create a charging station that can be used for multiple devices. The hands-on project will include elements of computer design, machine cutting, and construction, and each team will get to take their completed project home at the end of the event.

Read more about the Maker Mobile here.

The OKC Zoo is visiting with some of its best builders

BeaverThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library brings the fun and learning of the Oklahoma City Zoo to the library for the zoo’s summer presentation “Animal Architects,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

In keeping with this year’s Summer Reading Program theme “Build a Better World,” this event looks at the many animals that are builders themselves. From termites who raise towers, bees building factories, birds constructing apartments and prairie dogs laying highways, Zoo representatives will detail the ways animals are building in nature.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Find out more about the zoo and its activities this summer here.