Take flight with “Catwings” in Little Read event

Fly away with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its commemoration of The Little Read, which takes a look at the children’s classic “Catwings,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.

Catwings” is part of author Ursula K. Le Guin’s Catwings Collection, and looks at the adventures of several kittens who are born with wings. The books are geared to ages 7 to 10 but all ages of children are invited to the program. Space is limited for the presentation so registration in advance is required.

The event will feature a story time, themed crafts and treats and more. This is a child-friendly companion event to go along with The Big Read, the Pioneer Library System’s annual celebration of literature, which this year focuses on another of Le Guin’s novels, “A Wizard of Earthsea.”

 

It's an afternoon of survival for SOKC tweens

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s TweenScene is going into Survival Camp for its next outing, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the library.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 180 will be at the library to present about some survival tips they have learned, and participants also will have a chance to make crafts, snacks and more. Space is limited so registration in advance is required.

The TweenScene group meets twice most months, and activities are geared to ages 8 to 12

 

Get organized with Digital Storage class

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is encouraging a new type of spring cleaning with its Digital Storage class, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28.

It’s a chance to learn several ways to save documents digitally with the use of the library’s scanner. Files then can be saved either to a flash drive or through a free Google Drive account online, and staff will provide information to set up an account. Anyone interested in using a flash drive is asked to bring their own to the program. The class is for teens or adults. Space is limited so registration in advance is required.

 

Make your money go further with spreadsheet skills

book jacket for Living well, spending less by Ruth SoukupSpend smarter in the summer months and beyond with the help of the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its program “Smart Money: Family Budget Spreadsheet,” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 for adultsThe class is free of charge but space is limited, so registration is required.

The class will look at ways to use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to set up a monthly budget, as well as other hints and tips for starting a budget from scratch. Afer the class, there will be books about budget planning for your to checkout and take home.  Some titles you may see include:

Parenting series focuses on literacy, diapering

dad and babyThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is continuing a new series for families that takes them on a journey through many aspects of parenting.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, the program is “Early Literacy and Smart Start,” with a look at local, free programs that support early literacy and school readiness.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, the program will be “Baby Wearing and Cloth Diapering.” Representatives from the Babywearing Doula and The Changing Table will talk about baby comfort and the benefits of cloth diapering. 

Space is limited so registration will be required in advance for each program.

During the programs, there will be librarian-led activities for children of attendees taking place across the room, so parents will not have to worry about getting child care to attend.

Comics, Legos, and claymation unite

two kids with laptop computerThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is taking tweens to the future and beyond with its Kidtech: After School Technology Club.

The group is for ages 8 to 12 and hosts its next meetings at 5 p.m. Friday, April 10 and 24

Programs for this month will focus designing Lego comics and easy claymation movies. Space is limited so registration is required to attend.

Lego Story Starter kits are are provided thanks to grant support from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.