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Job seekers invited to Community Job Fair

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is bringing together job seekers with prospective employers at its Community Job Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the library.

The event will feature a variety of employers who will be on site to give information and even interviews to prospective candidates for employment. Attendees should come prepared to participate in interviews.

Among the employers confirmed to attend are: Eagle Group Associates, Inc., Homesteaders Life Company, Ross Dress for Less, Home Depot, the City of Oklahoma City, Old Navy, Play Street Hourly Child Care, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bricktown, H&R Block, Walgreens, Hive Staffing, Express Employment Professional, Oklahoma City Community College, Home Instead Senior Care, the United States Postal Service, Southwest OKC Visiting Angels, Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma, Sunbelt Staffing, Girl Scouts of America, ONG/Onegas and Zaxby’s. This list could change up to the date of the event.

There also will be business experts available to help give resume assistance, and the library’s physical and database resources for job help will be available for use.

Teens and adults may participate, and registration is required. 

Book group to discuss “The Painted Girls”

Do you enjoy discussing about your thoughts and ideas about a book with other bookworms that have the same interest?

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s Penn Ave. Literary Society hosts its next discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the library.

The group will discuss the novel “The Painted Girls” by Cathy Marie Buchanan, which is a novel set in Belle Eposque Paris, describing the lives of two young sisters after their father's sudden death. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, this tale renders two sisters to the darker impulses of "civilized society." Copies of the book are available at the library’s Information Desk, and registration is not required to attend any of the group’s talks, which generally take place on the second Thursday of the month.

The group is for ages 18 and up.

Get moving with free Pilates and Zumba classes at the library

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library offers fitness times two with its weekly classes offered at the library.

The library hosts a Pilates class at 6 p.m. Mondays, followed by an hour of Zumba at 7 p.m., beginning Sept. 14 and following most Mondays. Participants in the Pilates workout are encouraged to bring their own exercise mat to use during the program.

Each class is available for ages 12 and up. Registration is required in advance, and each participant must sign a waiver release beforehand, or for ages 13 to 17 have a form signed by a parent or guardian.

Teens can explore computers and electronics with Arduino workshop

keyboardThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is talking technology, coding, computing and more in its Arduino Workshop for teens, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15!

Teens in grades 6th through 12th will get an introduction to basic computer coding and electrical circuits while working with one of the library’s new Arduino kits. These kits are part of the library’s new STEAM power maker kits, which promotes science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics around the Pioneer Library System.

All supplies are provided but are limited in quantity, so registration is required in advance to attend.


World of Minecraft taking over the library

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

  • Minecraft Creative programs at 5 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 4 and 18 - For ages 7-12. Complete a challenge to win a special prize! 
  • Minecraft Survival events at both 5 and 6:10 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14 and 28, for ages 7-12
  • Minecraft Crafts Party, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 – The event is for all ages and features Minecraft-related crafts, along with snacks and other activities.Costumes encouraged! No registration required.
  • Parent-Child Minecraft Challenge, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 – For ages 6-12 (and adults). It’s a chance for parents to get a little revenge and show their gaming kids they can handle the world of Minecraft also. 

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 all events except Minecrafts Crafts Party.