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Candy Land like you've never seen in life-sized game

candyA favorite learning game for young children is coming to life inside the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, which presents a game of Life-Sized Candy Land, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the library.

It means the features of the game, from Gumdrop Mountains to Peppermint Forests will be seen like never before for game players. Children of all ages are invited to participate.

This will be a come-and-go event, so registration is not required.

Get tips for the best possible college scholarship essay

writingGet a good start on college scholarship and essay writing in the free class College Application Prep  with the help from the University of Oklahoma Writing Center and Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The class is offered for teens and targeted to those in the process of applying for college, who will learn good tips and practices for writing essays that are needed on many college entrance forms and scholarship applications! Representatives from the OU Writing Center will lead the class.

Everything is offered free of charge but space is limited, so registration is required to attend.

Get tips on engaging readers with Splintered series author

splintersThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes author A.G. Howard for a presentation for authors on “Engaging Your Readers,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Howard is a New York Times bestselling author of the Splintered series. She will discuss the TEAMS Writing Strategy as a way to get readers hooked into a novel!

The program is the third in the library’s continuing series of writing workshops for adult or teen authors. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.


Fall Break brings a chance for creativity and more

legoTweens and teens are invited to spend part of their Fall Break with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library for a pair of upcoming creative programs!

Tweens, ages 7 to 12, will combine Legos, storytelling and computers in a TweenScene Lego Comics workshop at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. The program uses StoryStarter kits and Legos to produce a Lego comic!

Teens in grades 6th to 12th are invited to a similar experience in a three-day Stop Motion Animation Movie Making Camp, at 6 p.m. Oct. 14-16. They’ll use Legos and the library’s stop motion animation software to create their own stop motion films!

Registration is required to attend either of the programs.

Stories, spooks and more throughout October

playThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is there for children and families with a variety of age-appropriate activities offered throughout the week at the library!

The schedule for children’s activities for October features:

Mondays at 10 and 11 a.m.Children’s Story Time and Craft, for ages 2 to 5.

Thursdays at 10 and 11 a.m.Baby Story Time and Play, for up to age 2.

Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 that are sensitive to sensory overload. Registration is required for this program. 

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m.Lego Quest, for ages 5 to 12.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Homeschool Science, for ages 8 to 12. Registration is required for this program. 

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.TLC (Touch, Learn and Create), a sensory event for children ages 2-6.

Friday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m.Life-Size Candy Land for all ages!

Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.Halloween Spooktacular, with face painting, crafts and games for all ages.

And before and after any of the programs, families can 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!

Parents and caregivers should know the library is closed Monday, Oct. 12, for a staff training day, and they are encouraged to check the library schedule at to make sure about exact program dates.