Book discussion with Penn Ave Literary Society

Do you enjoy reading and discussing your ideas about literary works with other bookworms? Visit the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library to come together with people who share similar interests!

This month, the Penn Ave Literary Society will be discussing Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall, which is a novel set during the time of the Civil War. The historical romance explores the topics of human rights, property, cruelty, and insanity during an unfortunate time of turmoil.

If this sounds like an interesting experience to you, the books for the discussion can be picked up at the Information Services Desk and returned at the book discussion. We would love for you to join this thoughtful and reflective space!

Explore painting and drawing at afterschool workshop

Children watching presenterThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is giving children a creative outlet at its After School Kids (ASK) programs. The next session, for children in pre-K through third grade, takes place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

Registration is required for each child taking part, and can be completed at the library’s Children’s Services Desk, by calling 979-2200 or online here.

This month’s event is all about art, with demonstrations and practice with painting and drawing projects.

The group generally meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, with the next gathering set for Feb. 19.

Go on a “Lego Quest” at the library

Let your creative side shine with Lego Quest.

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

The program is for ages 8 to 12 and registration is required in advance to attend. All supplies will be provided by the library.

Participants will use a variety of Legos to make a unique creation and complete three special quests they'll learn about when they arrive at the program. The materials are provided thanks to the support of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Library debuts parenting series with programs on birth options

mother kissing babyThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library begins a new series for families that takes them on a journey through many aspects of parenting.

The first two programs are “Traditional Birth Options,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, and “Midwives, Doulas, and You,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, each in Rooms A and B of the library. Space is limited so register online, at the library, or by calling  979-2200 in advance for each program.

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Library is all about kids with weekly program offerings

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is there for children and families with a variety of age-appropriate activities offered throughout every week.

And library staff has added and adjusted to its regular schedule in an attempt to better accommodate the community. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to check the library Events Calendar  to make sure about exact program dates. And before and after any of the programs, families can enjoy the children’s department of the library and find a book from the Pioneer Library System’s extensive collection of materials for all ages.

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Minecraft Club at the library

Kids can now play minecraft at your hometown library! Stop by the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library to fight incredible monsters, build cool structures, and explore your own creativity.

The library is inviting children between the ages of 8 and 12 to enjoy the game for free. Each child will be provided access to a MinecraftEDU account during the program. It will also take place in a safer environment because play will happen on a closed-network multiplayer server.

Registration is required since the library will be providing game materials. You can register by visiting the library, calling 979-2200, or filling out the online application. We look forward to seeing you!