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Blanchard Public Library will be closed Friday, July 22nd, to complete maintenance projects. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, July 23rd.

Families can learn Tai Chi together

Tai ChiMind and body, meditation and motion, the art and movements of Tai Chi have been tied to many health benefits for those who practice it.

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library continues its weekly series of free Tai Chi classes in a family-friendly setting, at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Participants will learn from certified Tai Chi instructor Chock Petchprom. All ages are invited, although the class will be best suited to ages 7 and up.

Registration is not required in advance, but participants will need to sign a release form before each class. Ages 17 and under will need the waiver signed by parent or guardian.

Thunder Bus rolling in

BoysThunderBookBusThe Oklahoma City Thunder's Rolling Thunder Book Bus will stop by the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29.

The bus makes visits to libraries, schools, community centers and other sites throughout the year to promote reading and literacy, and each child who visits the bus receives a free book. To date, the Thunder organization has distributed more than 121,000 books through the program.

Registration will be required in advance as only a limited number of children will be able to go on the bus.

You don't have to wait much longer for our Olympics

KidsOutsideActivityThe Summer Olympic Games in Brazil are still a few weeks away, but the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library's version is getting ready to commence. The library hosts its Kids Olympics Day at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

The day will feature Olympic-themed activities for children as it continues this summer's theme "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" Activities are primarily geared to ages 11 and under, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Registration is not required in advance.

Games and fun for the whole family!

BoardGames ClosetThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is making a family-friendly game zone at its upcoming Family Game Night. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26.

The evening will feature both video game and board game favorites, as well as free snacks and more, with something on the agenda for all ages.

Registration is required in advance to participate.

Find the finish line for SRP

STEAMPowerLogoA summer of reading and activity is nearing the finish line at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, with its Teen Summer Reading Closing Ceremony set for 2 p.m. Monday, July 25.

It's a medal-winning day, literally, as teens will celebrate this year's Summer Reading Program with a chance to get to engrave a metal with the library's Metal Engraving machine, one of the Pioneer Library System's STEAM Power Maker kits.

The program is for teens going into 6th through 12th grades. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance.