Turn everyday items into something unusual with Makey Makey technology

ideaHave you ever imagined yourself as a great inventor and been wanting to invent something but don't know what? The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library gives teens look into inventing and creating in a new way with the program Makey Makey for Teens, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the library.

The electronic Makey Makey touchpad kits give participants a chance to create a living circuit out of a variety of everyday items!

The activity is made possible with one of the library’s new STEAM Power Maker kits, which promote science, engineering and technology through unique learning tools. 

Teens in grades 6th through 12th are invited to participate, and registration is required to attend. Come out and create something awesome with your ideas and imagination! 

Homeschool group getting into science in program

ElectricityBallThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is giving a lesson in Homeschool Science at an upcoming library program, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

The program is geared to homeschool students who are ages 8 to 12, and participants will learn about science through a variety of hands-on experiments.

Space is limited, so registration is required to attend.

Create a Vision Board at library event

Do you have many dreams and goals that are all over the place with no organization so it can be difficult to envision? The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is taking dreams good ideas and turning them into a concrete design at its Vision Boards program, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the library.

Program presenter Leslie Draper gives lessons and ideas for creating a vision board to add a visual example to goals, dreams and ideas.

The workshop is for adults ages 18 and up, and registration is required to attend. Don't miss out on this chance to get ideas on how to create a concrete design for your dreams and goals! 

Penn Ave. group to discuss Eleanor & Park

Do you enjoy book dicussions and like to share your comments and ideas about what you've just read? The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s Penn Ave. Literary Society meets next at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

The group’s discussion will be on the novel Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell. This is an interesting book about two teens who try to make love work in 1986 and struggle to stay with each other during the course of one school year. Are you interested in participating?

Copies of the book are available at the library’s Information Desk, and the group’s talks generally take place on the second Thursday of the month.

The group is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

Calling all aspiring writers to three-part writing series

notesIf you are an author or just someone who aspires to learn more about writing, come on over to the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library for an upcoming three-part series for writers.

The first class will explore ways to strengthen your Writing Voice and will be led by author Kim Ventrella. The class will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.

For the second class of the series, you will be able to join a panel of published authors for a discussion over Writing Children's Non-Fiction. The panel members include Gwen Hooks (author of over 20 published books), Jane McKellips, Pati Hailey, Amy Stephens and Jill Donaldson. The class will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

The final class in the series will be led by author Ashley Nixon as she discusses tips for Writing Better Dialouge. This class will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12,

The classes are offered free of charge, but registration is required separately for each edition. Teens ages 12 and up and adults are welcome!