Celebrate "The New Kid" with Cimarron Opera

SRP bannerIt's a day of acting and educating with the performance “Cimarron Opera and The New Kid," coming to the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29. The event is part of the library's Summer Reading Program series of events.

The production looks into how being different is not such a bad thing and is what makes each person special and unique. The production content is geared to ages 11 and under. Registration is required in advance to attend.

More information on Cimarron Opera is available here.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Pilates series continues on Tuesdays

Workout matThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library moves into the summer by continuing its free weekly Pilates series. The classes are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout June, with program dates on June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance.

Ages 12 and up are invited to participate in the program, and registration is not required in advance.

The program 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.

Summer series for children focuses on safety

PaintLearn about safety while having fun with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its “Safety and a Craft” series, presented by Save the Children representatives. The series begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, and continues with sessions June 14 and 28 and July 5 at the library.

The program is geared for children going into kindergarten through fifth grades and will include tips for safety and disaster preparedness, followed by a craft project.

All supplies are provided by the library, and registration in advance is not required.

Build a Better World in weekly series during June

LegosThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is giving local children the chance to “Build a Better World” in a weekly series on Tuesday afternoons in June. Programs will be at 3 p.m. on June 6, 13, 20 and 27, in Rooms A and B.

Activities are for children of all ages and feature a variety of building projects with different themes each week.

Program dates and themes will be:

June 6 – Legos

June 13 – Build Like an Egyptian

June 20 – Inventions

June 27 – Recycling Crafts

Registration is not required for the programs.

Science Museum brings teen activities during Summer Reading

SRP logoScience Museum Oklahoma brings its combination of education and entertainment to teen audiences at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library for multiple programs as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program.

Events are for ages 12 to 17 and take a look at science while also incorporating literature and a theme that seeks to appeal to teens. This summer’s programs and dates for teen events are:

Rube Goldberg Challenge, 2 p.m. Monday, June 5 – Rube Goldberg was famous for developing overly complicated machines to accomplish simple tasks, and participants will do the same by combining their engineering and logic skills in a collaborative activity.

Escaping the Wormhole, 2 p.m. Monday, June 26 – Participants will use teamwork and their wits to try find their way out of an “alternate dimension” in an escape challenge.

Read more about the Museum and its programs this summer here.