Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes the American Red Cross for a Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Rooms A and B.
All blood types are needed at the drive. The minimum age to donate is 16 with a consent form from parent or guardian or 17 or older otherwise. Minimum weight varies depending on height, and donors must present a picture ID to donate.
Walkins are welcome, although registration in advance is strongly encouraged. Those who sign up online may use the sponsor code SWOKCLIBRARY or area zip code, 73071.
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes children and families to the library for regular programs offered throughout November.
The schedule of events this month includes:
10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov, 28 – Baby Lapsit
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Lego Quest
11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 - Family Play Time/ la hora de jugar en familia
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 – Dads and Donuts Story Time
10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 – TLC (Touch, Learn and Create): Thanksgiving
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 – Sensory Family Time
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is super-sizing a children’s favorite as it hosts a Life-sized Candy Land game from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Rooms A and B.
Children of all ages are invited to participate and encouraged to dress in costume of their favorite character from the game. They’ll get a chance to travel through the Gumdrop Mountains and all the way to the Peppermint Forest like never before.
This will be a come-and-go event, and registration is not required in advance to participate.
What’s your greatest talent?
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is helping to answer that question through its Strengths Discovery Workshop, part of the library’s periodic “Lunch and Learn” activities, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Rooms A and B.
Rhonda Boyle will lead attendees on a look at the Strengths Finder assessment, produced by Gallup Corporation. Participants are encouraged to take the assessment in advance of the program by going online here and choosing the Clifton assessment.
Space for the program is limited, so registration is required in advance.
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library joins forces with Moore Norman Technology Center to bring a taste of cooking to the community.
Pam Taylor, an instructor of numerous culinary classes at MNTC, will lead the class, which will be a lesson making French Onion soup.
The class is offered at no charge but space is limited to 12 participants. Signup is being conducted by MNTC, by phone at 405-364-5763, extension 7260.
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library offers a variety of age-appropriate activities for children and families throughout October.
The schedule of events includes:
10 a.m. Tuesdays – Baby Lapsit
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Lego Quest
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 – Dads and Donuts Story Time
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Sensory Family Time
10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 – TLC (Touch, Learn and Create): Fall
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is exercising mind and body through multiple workout classes offered weekly.
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.
On Tuesdays at 6 p.m., the library presents Pilates classes for ages 12 and up. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that aims to help build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance.
Registration is required separately for each of the classes.