Stories and more set for children during February

Child playsThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library presents a variety of age-appropriate activities for children and their families throughout the week.

In February, come to the library for these events at the following dates and times:

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 Toddler Story Time & Play

10 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23Baby Lapsit

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 Family Story Time

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6Kids Explore: Oklahoma Animals

10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 – Dads and Donuts Story Time

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 Yak, Snack and Read

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20Kids Explore: Fairy Tale Engineering

10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21Touch, Learn and Create: Snow

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 - Kids Celebrate Black History

10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia  

Award-winning author to give Black History Month presentation

HandsThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is giving children a lesson in Black History Month at its program “Kids Celebrate Black History,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Rooms A and B.

Award-winning author Gwendolyn Hooks will present about her book If You Were a Kid in the Civil Rights Movement, and the first 30 children in attendance will receive a free copy of the book.

She will read some of her favorite books related to African American History, and there also will be a related craft program.

The program has been made possible thanks in part to donations to the Pioneer Library System Foundation. Registration is not required to attend.

Get informed at “How-To Health” series

Medical scannerThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library continues its “How-to Health” series with the upcoming workshop “Making Sense of Your Diagnosis” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb, 27, with the class taking place at the Shartel Church of God, 11600 S. Western Ave.

Mary Pinzon, stroke education nurse, will give guidance on talking to doctors about a diagnosis, how best to understand it, seek additional information on second opinions, treatment options or other resources.

The workshop is for ages 18 and up and registration is encouraged in advance.

The series is made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Pair your creativity with our button maker

Colored buttonsShow some creativity and make some one-of-a-kind accessories with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s program “Teens Make Buttons!” The activity takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in Rooms A and B.

Students in 6th through 12th grade are invited to use the library’s button maker to create unique buttons for themselves or a friend.

All supplies are provided by the library but are limited in amount, so registration in advance of the program is required.

It's a celebration of all things Seuss

Cat in the Hat coverThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library hosts a celebration of one of the stars of children’s literature in its Dr. Seuss Day, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Rooms A and B.

The event is in honor of the birthday of author Theodor “Seuss” Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, who was born March 2, 1904. The day features a variety of themed activities celebrating many of the author’s most popular storybook characters.

All ages of children may attend and registration is not required in advance.