Minecraft Club members are digging the library

book jacket for Minecraft Combat HandbookThe popular online video game Minecraft is coming to the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library as part of the library’s Minecraft Club.

Children ages 8 to 12 are invited for the club’s March meetings, at 5 and 6 p.m. on Mondays, March 9 and 23, in the Computer Training Center of the library. The library will also host a Minecraft Club for Homeschoolers, at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, March 12 and 26. View all of the Minecraft Club meetings on the March calendar.

Space is limited so registration is required to attend each of the club meetings.

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Join us for a busy March in children's programs

Book jacket cover Dr. Seuss's Oh, baby! Go, baby!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 March 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, for up to age 2
Every second Tuesday at 2 p.m. – Afternoon Story Time, a new offering for all ages for parents not able to make the morning times
Every third Monday at 6 p.m., Good Night Story Time, another new program for all ages geared to working parents. Children can come in their pajamas to sing and read stories.
Every first Friday at 10 a.m., Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 who have trouble with big crowds, are on the autism spectrum or are sensitive to sensory overload. It feature songs, stores, bubble time and special sensory activities.

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After School Kids getting scientific

flasksThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is giving children a look into the world of science at the next edition of its After School Kids (ASK) program. The program, for children in pre-K through third grade, takes place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the library.

This month’s theme is science, with discovery and exploration through a variety of safe science experiments. Registration is required for each child taking part.

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Get a lesson in Learning Express Library database

LearningExpress screen shotGet a step ahead in planning for the ACT or SAT tests this spring with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, at a LearningExpress test prep class at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7Space is limited so advance registration is encouraged.

LearningExpress is the library's online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on the academic tests they must pass including the ACT and SAT. This one hour introduction class will tell you how to use this resource. A librarian will be present to help you get started with hands on test practice.

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Tweens embarking on a “Lego Quest”

Lego pileThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is taking youngsters on a “Lego Quest” 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3

We'll use a variety of Legos to make a unique creation and complete three special quests. You'll learn about the quests when you arrive at the program.

The program is for ages 8 to 12 and does not require registration. So be sure to get there early to get a spot!  All supplies will be provided by the library.

 

 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday at the library

book jacket for Green Eggs and HamCelebrate all the goodness that is Dr. Seuss with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, at its 111th Birthday Celebration in the author’s honor. The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 2.

The event will feature story times with many of the author’s favorites, themed crafts and activities, and a chance to enjoy some green eggs and ham on the 55th anniversary of that book. All ages are invited, but space for the celebration will be limited, so registration is required in advance.

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