Go on an "Extreme" animal adventure

SRP logoTake an adventure into the world of many types of animals with the group Extreme Animals in its visit to the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19.

The activity is for ages 11 and under and their caregivers and is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. It will feature visits from several exotic and domestic animals and a chance to learn a little more about the animals and how they live.

Extreme Animals is an Oklahoma City-based organization that works both in animal rescue and in exhibiting and exotic animals for educational and entertainment purposes. The group has performed throughout the region including in past Summer Reading Program activities.

Space is limited for the program, so registration in advance is required.

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., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Tuesdays are time for creativity at the library

SRP logoThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library continues its series of Tuesday afternoon activities geared to children up to ages 11 and their families during July with events scheduled each of the month’s five Tuesdays starting at 3 p.m.

Programs featured during the series will be:

July 3 Libraries Rock with KEVA Planks: Build some basic engineering skills with an introduction to KEVA planks.

July 10Libraries Rock with Wind Chimes: Make a set of wind chimes while getting a lesson in how music is all around us.

July 17Libraries Rock with Music Around the World: Learn about and create unique musical instruments from all over the world.

July 24Libraries Rock … Awesome Books: Explore books that have won special awards, listen to an award-winning book and create bookmarks.

July 31Libraries Rock Dance Party: It’s time to wrap up summer with a dance party complete with glow bracelets, balloons and snacks.

Registration is not required to attend any of these activities.

Tai Chi series continues at the library

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is exercising mind and body through workout classes offered twice a month through July.

Tai Chi for Health will be taking place at 6 p.m. every other Monday in June and July, on June 4June 18July 9 and July 23.

These classes are for all ages but are best suited to ages 7 and up. They will teach basics of Tai Chi as a way to improve health and wellness through low-impact workouts. Chock Petchprom, a certified Tai Chi instructor, will lead the classes.

Registration is required separately for each of the classes and a waiver must be signed at the beginning of each class.

The classes are 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.