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SOKC Friends to host three-day Indoor Garage Sale

BooksaleIt's the season for garage sales, and the Friends of the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library are getting into the act with an Indoor Garage Sale, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, April 7-9 at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library.

The sale begins with a three-hour sale for Friends group members only, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 7. The public sale begins from noon to 7 p.m. April 7 and continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

The sale will include a variety of items, including gently-used children's clothes and toys, household items, books and new tote bags.

Sale proceeds go to benefit the Friends of the SOKC Library in their efforts to support library programs throughout the year.

Pilates series moves outdoors to the patio during April

PilatesThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library takes its popular Pilates series outdoors during April, with weekly sessions of "Pilates on the Patio," at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance. Ages 12 and up are invited to participate in the program, and registration is not required in advance.

In case of inclement weather, the class may be moved indoors.

The program is made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Busy slate of events on the way for children in April

Reading bykaenieThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes families with children for a variety of age-appropriate programs to go along with its vast collection of books and materials for checkout.

Activities scheduled at the library during April, by age group, include:

Family Story Time and Craft (all ages) – 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Baby Lapsit (ages 15 month and under) – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25

Lego Quest (ages 5-12) – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4

Family Music Time (for younger children) – 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5

Toddler Story Time and Play (ages 1-3) – 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

After School Kids (Pre-K through 3rd grade) – 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 6 and 20 (Registration required in advance)

Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar en Familia (for ages 5 and under) – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9

TweenScene (ages 7 to 12) – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 and 25

Wizard/Star Wars Party, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13

Sensory Story Time (ages 11 and under, geared to children prone to sensory overload, on the autism spectrum or have trouble with big crowds) – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18

TLC (Touch, Learn and Create) (ages 2 to 6) – 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19

Knitting group collaborating on projects in monthly event

Yarn-by-sophieja23Knitters can move forward with projects, or get good ideas for new things to try with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its Come and Go Knitting Group.

The group next meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1.

While this is not an instructor-led class, a librarian will be available for questions, tips and problem solving, and all levels of knitters age 18 and up are welcome to participate. Registration is not required.

OKC Zoo presents "Bear Wants More" at the library

Bear Wants MoreThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is bringing in representatives from the Oklahoma City Zoo for the Spring Break week presentation "Bear Wants More," at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

The program is based on Karma Wilson's award-winning book Bear Wants More and explores the many items a bear and other animals eat as springtime hits.

Children up to age 11 are invited to attend. Registration is required in advance as space will be limited.

The event is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Zoological Society, the Oklahoma City Zoo's non-profit support group.