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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. 

September offers full schedule for kids

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

The schedule for children’s activities for September features:

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

Baby Story Time and Play, for ages 0 to 2, Thursdays at 10 and 11 a.m.

Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 that are sensitive to sensory overload, Friday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required for these events.

TLC (Touch, Learn and Create), a sensory event for children ages 2 to 6, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. The theme will be Apples!

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.

Children going on a Lego Quest at the library

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is taking youngsters on a Lego Quest, with the next round of the adventure set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the library. 

Kids will use a variety of Legos to make a unique creation and complete special adventures! 

The program is recommended for ages 5 to 12 and registration is required in advance to attend. All supplies will be provided.

The program materials are provided thanks to the support of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Series for writers set to begin

Pen on tableThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library begins a four-part series this fall for aspiring authors with the program “Crafting a Pitch,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the library.

Either teens or adults are invited to attend and participate in the series. This is our first program in our new four part series for writers!

Learn about the elements of a pitch and how to pitch your work to literary agents. We will also share information about #PitMad, a Twitter party where writers tweet a 140-character pitch to agents and editors. 

Registration is encouraged for those wanting to attend the program. Find out more by visiting the library or calling 979-2200. 

It's all about kids with busy weekly program schedule

book jacket for L is for LibraryThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is there for children and families with a variety of age-appropriate activities offered throughout every week.

The schedule for children’s activities for August features:

Before and after the programs, families may 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.