Take a trip to Candy Land like never before

KidHandsOnThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is super-sizing a children's favorite as it hosts a Life-sized Candy Land game. The game runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Rooms A and B.

Children of all ages are invited to participate and encouraged to dress in costume of their favorite character from the game.

They'll get a chance to travel through the Gumdrop Mountains and all the way to the Peppermint Forest like never before.

This will be a come-and-go event, and registration is not required in advance to participate.

Look ahead with estate planning series

AdultLecturePlanning for your family's future brings a high level of importance, and the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is looking at the topic with its series on Estate Planning, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 and continuing for four weeks through Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Carolie Rozell, attorney at law for the Fulkerson Law Office, will lead the series, which will focus on various aspects of estate planning. Among subjects are probate, wills, trusts, durable and health care power of attorney and advanced directives.

The series is for ages 18 and up, and registration will be required separately for each week's session.

Get motivated for National Novel Writing Month with series

NoteTakingNational Novel Writing Month, more commonly known in the writing community as NaNoWriMo, has become a yearly event for writers.

And the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, along with several libraries in the Pioneer Library System, have been working together to give local writers good ideas to get them started in participating this year. The library hosts a NaNoWriMo University Prep class at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

This program gives an opportunity for participants to share ideas about their plans and experiences they've had if they've been part of NaNoWriMo in the past.

The NaNoWriMo program is part of a series taking place throughout October and November in libraries in Norman and Moore leading up the launch date for authors Nov. 1. An upcoming preliminary session and kickoff party is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Norman Central. Two previous sessions took place in Norman, and workshops also are scheduled in the libraries during November to help keep writers on track.

Registration is required to attend.

Show off your knowledge at Teen Trivia Night

TeensFunFull of useless information? Have the answers to questions your friends don't?

Then the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is the place to be for its upcoming Teen Trivia Night, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Room B.

It will be a night of questions on topics ranging from Doctor Who to Harry Potter to Star Wars and more, with a grand prize given out to the individual or team that can score the highest. Need to study up, click the links in this paragraph and find out what we have in the library's extensive collection on these topics.

Teens in 6th through 12th grades are invited to participate. Space will be limited, so registration in advance is required.

Children are our focus in full schedule for October

Baby byjutheanhAs the weather cools down, it's a perfect time to visit the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its busy schedule of events for children and families during October.

Programs scheduled during the month include:

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

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

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

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

Baby Lapsit (ages 15 month and under) – 10 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28

TweenScene (ages 7 to 12) – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 and 25 (Registration required in advance)

Family Music Time (for younger children) – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12

Sensory Story Time (ages 11 and under) – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18

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

Life-Sized Candy Land (all ages) – 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27