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Book group discusses 'The Other Typist'

book cover for The Other Typist by Suzanne RindellThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s Penn Ave. Literary Society for adults hosts its next discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, to talk about Suzanne Rindell's The Other Typist.

Rose Baker is a typist for the New York City Police Department. She has always been a traditional girl, but when the modern Odalie joins the typing pool, Rose falls under her spell. As the women bond in the typing pool by day and in speakeasies at night, Rose finds her fascination with Odalie deepening into an obsession which may consume her forever.

Pick up a copy of the book at the library’s Information Desk, and register to let us know you are coming!

Get buggy for library’s Back to School Bash

The end of summer vacation means time for the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s Back to School Bash, a come-and-go event from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. All ages are invited, and registration is not required in advance to attend.

Representatives from the Cleveland County OSU Cooperative Extension Service will bring their awesome, live bug putting zoo for guests to get an up-close look at, among several bug-themed activities scheduled during the day.

It’s also a chance for parents and students to learn about several of the library databases tailored to learning, including BrainFuse, Learning Express and more.

Journey off on a 'Lego Quest'

Does a child in your life need an outlet for creativity? The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is taking local youngsters on a “Lego Quest,” with the next adventure set for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for children ages 5 to 12.

Participants will use a variety of Legos to make a unique creation and complete special adventures they will learn about when they arrive. All supplies will be provided by the library.

The program materials are provided thanks to the support of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

It's all about kids with busy weekly program schedule

book jacket for L is for LibraryThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is there for children and families with a variety of age-appropriate activities offered throughout every week.

The schedule for children’s activities for August features:

Before and after the programs, families may enjoy the children’s department of the library and find a book from the Pioneer Library System’s extensive collection of materials for all ages.