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Learn about cooking superfoods

book jacket for Superfoods by Tonia ReinhardThe Blanchard Public Library is coming to the rescue with...SUPERFOODS! Adults and teens are invited to learn about foods that can benefit your health and take part in a cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4.

“Superfoods is not a made-up term, but superfoods are foods that can give you the maximum nutrition for the calories,” said Matthew Joplin, one of the co-founders of Food for Thought. “You’re talking about things like parsley, oregano, many herbs, many kinds of fruit, like blackberries or blueberries.

The Food for Thought Learning Institute will demonstrate easy recipes that use ingredients already in your house, are cost effective, and can reduce your risk of diseases or improve your mood.

The program is limited to the first 40 participants, so register in advance to save your space.

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Read with Sully on Tuesdays in June

reading dog with book

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo

Sully the Therapy Dog will be at the Blanchard Public Library on Tuesday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in June for you to read with him. Sully won't judge if you read slowly or make a mistake. He just loves a good story. You may bring a book from home or pick one from the library shelves to share with him.

Reservations for a reading time are required in advance, and adults can sign you up to read by visiting the library or calling 485-2275.

Find your inner supervillain

plasma ball with electricityThe Oklahoma Museum Network presents “The Science of Supervillains” at the Blanchard Public Library 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4 for teens going into 7th through 12th grade. No registration is required.

Learn about the scientific origins of many supervillains - from Ultron controlling radiation to Magneto's magnetic prowess. Several hands-on experiments will give you a chance to find your inner villain and learn the science that could make you unique and powerful.

The Oklahoma Museum Network is part of a group of facilities across the state that works together to provide hands-on learning for families. In addition to Science Museum Oklahoma, it features the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

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Making magic, bending minds with Doc Rogers

book jacket for Hero on a Bicycle“Doc Rogers the Mind Bender,” portrayed by magician Doug Anderson, will perform his show “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” at the Blanchard Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. No registration is required.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

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Come on out for Family Story Time

book jacket for Is it Summer Yet? by Nikki McClare The Blanchard Public Library is ready for summer with its weekly Family Story Times, at 10 a.m.. on Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The entire family is invited to come enjoy a story and crafts for children going into preschool through third grade. Each week will focus on a different theme.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Create unique trading cards at "Swap-a-Con"

The Blanchard Public Library presents “Swap-a-Con,” where creativity, art and trading cards combine for a six-week series beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, May 4. The series will continue at the same time on May 11 and 18, and June 1, 8, and 22, all taking place at the library.

Illustrator Matthew Paden has created the six-week program and will be at the library for each afternoon’s session. Either teen or adult participants are invited, and they will create a variety of illustrated trading cards that will be swapped with another library in the system at a future date.

All supplies will be provided by the library. Registration is required in advance to attend.

It’s a chance to experiment in different art mediums and learn innovative ideas while creating a unique set of trading cards.