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Join us for an array of activities for kids

Family readingThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library offers a variety of age-appropriate activities for children and families throughout September.

The schedule of events includes:

5 p.m. FridaysMinecraft (Survival Sept. 1, 15, 29; Creative Sept. 8 and 22)

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5Lego Quest

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21After School Kids

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 Dads and Donuts Story Time

10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 Family Story Time and Craft

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19Sensory Family Time

10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20TLC (Touch, Learn and Create): Dinosaurs

10 a.m. TuesdaysBaby Lapsit

10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays Toddler Story Time & Play

Advance your career with help from library events

People at computerThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library invites job seekers and anyone seeking to advance their career to several upcoming informational events, as well as a Community Job Fair that will feature multiple local employers.

A Professional Skills session, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, will give tips on basic resume preparation, pointers on interviews and dressing for success.

The focus is all on resumes from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, for Resume Reviews for Success, a chance for attendees to meet one-on-one with a knowledgeable resume reviewer.

Registration is required separately for each of the events, which are for ages 18 and up.

The featured event of the month is the library’s Community Job Fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. The day will feature a variety of local employers and attendees should be prepared for on-site interviews, as well as the chance to use the library’s Computer Training Center to immediately complete applications.

The Job Fair is a come-and-go event for teens of working age or adults, and registration in advance is not required to attend it.

Broaden your horizons at library job fair

InterviewThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library gives local job seekers a great resource for finding a new career or a new direction in their life at its Community Job Fair, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the library.

Attendees should come prepared for on-site interviews and will have the chance to learn more about multiple participating employers. Teens of working age or adults may participate.

Companies scheduled to attend the event include Panera Bread, Sunbelt Staffing, the United States Postal Service, Tinker Federal Credit Union, WinCo Foods, Fresh Creative Foods, Manpower, the City of Oklahoma City, Legend Memory Care, H&R Block, Silver Star Construction, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Moore Police Department Communications Division, Braum's, Maurices, Work Ready Oklahoma, Southwest Airlines, Tinker Air Force Base Civilian Employment, Walgreens, City of Moore/The Station, Goodwell Industries of Central Oklahoma, Waddell and Reed, Johnson Controls Inc., and the Pioneer Library System.

The list of employers may be updated as the event date approaches.

The event also will feature assistance with resume and cover letters and the library’s Computer Training Center will be available for prospective job candidate to immediately complete online applications.

Lettuce wraps can provide healthy meal options

RecipesUpgrade your eating options with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library in an upcoming presentation.

The library presents “Healthy Cooking: Lettuce Wraps” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Room B. Representatives from the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service will give recipes and ideas for making a variety of healthy options for the family.

Teens or adults may attend. Space is limited so registration is required in advance.

The class 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.

We have activities nearly every day for families with kids

Young boyThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library offers a variety of age-appropriate activities for children and families throughout October.

The schedule of events includes:

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – Family Story Time and Craft

10 a.m. TuesdaysBaby Lapsit

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays – Toddler Story Time & Play

5 p.m. Fridays – Minecraft (Creative Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, Survival Oct. 13 and Oct. 27)

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3Lego Quest

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 After School Kids

10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 Dads and Donuts Story Time

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17Sensory Family Time

10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18TLC (Touch, Learn and Create): Fall