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Be part of our monthly book discussion

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s Penn Ave. Literary Society hosts its final discussion of 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. The group’s discussion will be on the novel The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow.

Copies of the book are available at the library’s Information Desk, and registration is recommended for this event, which generally takes place on the second Thursday of the month.

The group is for ages 18 and up. Be sure to bring a copy of the book to the discussion!

TweenScene, homeschool groups to meet

teensThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is bringing art and science front and center for a pair of upcoming programs geared to children ages 7 to 12.

The library’s afterschool TweenScene group will have a Paint Party in the group’s next gathering at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Participants will learn some modern art techniques while working on canvas.

The library then hosts a Homeschool Engineering Challenge at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, with participants working in teams of three using their engineering skills to complete several building challenges.

Space is limited for each program, so registration is required to attend.

Explore the world of Minecraft

MinecraftChildren and tweens are building, digging and creating through the virtual world of Minecraft in several programs offered through the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library.

Ages 7 to 12 are invited to Minecraft Creative programs at 5 pm Fridays, Dec. 4 and 18, and Minecraft Survival events at both 5 and 6:10 p.m. on Mondays, Dec. 7 and 21, each taking place in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Play in each program will take place on a closed-network server, and the library will provide access to a MinecraftEDU account for use during the program. It’s free to play, and beginners and experienced players alike are invited to attend.

Space is limited so registration is required for each event.

Stories, crafts and more throughout December

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

The schedule for children’s activities for December includes:

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, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m and 2 pm. – Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 that are sensitive to sensory overload. Registration is required for this program. 

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Homeschool Engineering Challenge, for ages 7 to 12. Registration is required for this program. 

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!

And remember, the library will be closed December 24th and 25th.


Be part of the library’s ASK group twice a month after school

cardThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes children in pre-Kindergarten through third grade to visit the library after school and be part of its Afterschool Kids (ASK) group, which meets twice most months.

In December, the group gets together on Thursday, Dec. 3, and on Thursday, Dec. 17.

The event on Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m., will be all about exploring art and painting, as participants get an introduction to some basic painting skills and get to do a little work on their first masterpieces!

On Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m. as well, the focus shifts to the holiday season for a presentation and activities with a reindeer theme! How fun does that sound? 

Space is limited so registration is required for each program.