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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.

NewsChannel 4's Weather School coming to visit

book jacket for WeatherThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes NewsChannel 4's Weather School for a visit at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31.

Children ages 5 to 12 will learn about Oklahoma's quickly changing weather with interactive activities presented by the weather center at KFOR, NewsChannel 4. Learn interesting weather facts as well as tips on staying safe when the weather gets rough.

Registration is required for all participants.

Delve deeper into weather and meterology with books, ebooks, and DVDs available at the library.

Here comes Science Camp

cover for Here Comes Science by They Might Be GiantsScience camp is in session at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library as part of a three-day event, at 2 p.m. July 28-30 for children ages 6 - 11.

Superhero Science Camp will give you a look inside some of the science behind popular superheroes and will include a variety of hands-on experiments to demonstrate what makes those heroes so super.

Registration is required separately each day to attend.