Take the next step in robotics with teen workshop

robotThe Blanchard Public Library takes robotics to another level with the upcoming event Robots: The Next StepTeens ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate in the program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10!

The program presenter is TechJOYnT, an Oklahoma City-based academy with the goal of presenting technology-based workshops for children of all ages.

In this event, participants will learn a technology program that produces the interactions of a humanoid robot that can dance, converse, play games, and more. Students will learn how to program the robot and teach it various moves so come out and join the fun!

Space is limited so registration is required in advance

Tweens are building and creating at the library

machineThe Blanchard Public Library is building teamwork, and some amazing machines, in its craft event K’Nex for Tweens, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6!

The program is for ages 8 to 11, who will use their creativity and teamwork to build a variety of projects using materials received by the library through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ “The Kid IS The Rocket” grant. Participants will get to learn about and use simple machines, including levers, pulleys, wheel and axles, inclined planes and gears!

Similar programs using the new materials are scheduled on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the fall, with future meeting dates on Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

The program sponsors are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


An evening of Latin American dance coming to the library

musicIt’s a collision of reading and rhythm, as the Blanchard Public Library presents a Latin American and Modern Ballroom Dance Workshop, at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at the library!

Teens ages 12 to 17 or adults are invited to learn from longtime Master Ballroom Instructor Jose Bracamontes Ramirez, who will demonstrate steps and lead participants in learning the basics of several dances.

Ramirez has worked with renowned Oklahoma City instructor Louis Macias and has competed and taught ballroom dancing for many years. He also has presented several programs at the library during its annual Summer Reading Program. Put your dancing fever on and let's have some fun!

Registration is required in advance to take part in the program. Participants should wear leather-soled shoes that allow them to move easily.