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Get tips on engaging readers with Splintered series author

splintersThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes author A.G. Howard for a presentation for authors on “Engaging Your Readers,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Howard is a New York Times bestselling author of the Splintered series. She will discuss the TEAMS Writing Strategy as a way to get readers hooked into a novel!

The program is the third in the library’s continuing series of writing workshops for adult or teen authors. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.


Fall Break brings a chance for creativity and more

legoTweens and teens are invited to spend part of their Fall Break with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library for a pair of upcoming creative programs!

Tweens, ages 7 to 12, will combine Legos, storytelling and computers in a TweenScene Lego Comics workshop at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. The program uses StoryStarter kits and Legos to produce a Lego comic!

Teens in grades 6th to 12th are invited to a similar experience in a three-day Stop Motion Animation Movie Making Camp, at 6 p.m. Oct. 14-16. They’ll use Legos and the library’s stop motion animation software to create their own stop motion films!

Registration is required to attend either of the programs.

Join the discussion with adult book group

nothing dauntedInterested in discussing a novel that you had just recently read? Well, the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s Penn Ave. Literary Society hosts its next discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the library! 

The group will discuss the novel Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden. 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 takes place on the second Thursday of the month.

The group is for ages 18 and up so come and share your thoughts! 


Stories, spooks and more throughout October

playThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is there for children and families with a variety of age-appropriate activities offered throughout the week at the library!

The schedule for children’s activities for October features:

Mondays at 10 and 11 a.m.Children’s Story Time and Craft, for ages 2 to 5.

Thursdays at 10 and 11 a.m.Baby Story Time and Play, for up to age 2.

Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 that are sensitive to sensory overload. Registration is required for this program. 

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m.Lego Quest, for ages 5 to 12.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Homeschool Science, for ages 8 to 12. Registration is required for this program. 

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.TLC (Touch, Learn and Create), a sensory event for children ages 2-6.

Friday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m.Life-Size Candy Land for all ages!

Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.Halloween Spooktacular, with face painting, crafts and games for all ages.

And before and after any of the programs, families can enjoy the children’s department of the library and find a book from the Pioneer Library System’s extensive collection of materials for all ages!

Parents and caregivers should know the library is closed Monday, Oct. 12, for a staff training day, and they are encouraged to check the library schedule at to make sure about exact program dates.


Join the library’s Minecraft revolution

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

Ages 7 to 12 are invited to Minecraft Creative programs at 5 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 2 and 16, and Minecraft Survival events at both 5 and 6:10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, each taking place in the Computer Training Center of the library.

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 in advance for each event.