The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes readers of all ages to take part in activities and services offered throughout October.

Among some opportunities:

It may not seem like gardening season as the weather cools down, but there's a chance to do something a little different with help from the workshop "Preserve Your Herbs!" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

Attendees will learn the basics of installing their own herb garden in an event led by the Cleveland County Cooperative Extension.

The library's monthly teen group, OTTER (Outstanding Teens Taking Extra Responsibility), has been in place for more than a year experiencing a variety of books and genres and other projects. They'll next meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 for a morning of creating handmade pet toys they then will donate to local animal shelters.

And the library gives families with children a wide range of options, with about 30 total children's programs per month. Programs are broken down by age groups with age-appropriate activities for each group.

Or, if you just want to get a nice moment with a good book, just curl up in one of the library’s reading nooks and enjoy the views of fall outside while reading by natural light next to one of the building’s many windows.

Get a look at everything going on this month at the SOKC library through the online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.