Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library
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’s new teen book discussion group, Teens Reading Terrific Literature (TRTL), hosts its next monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the library.
This month’s discussion is a journey into the world of wizards and magic as the featured book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
The group is for ages 12 to 17 and will be meeting on the third Saturday of the month for discussions of books read by group members.
Registration is not required in advance to participate.
And the Harry Potter series by Rowling is a popular one, with multiple copies of books available for checkout or download through the PLS collection.
Look ahead to ideas for paying for college at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its Financial Aid Night presentation, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.
The event gives an introduction to financial aid, with information on the FASFA, what to expect in a financial aid package, scholarships and grants, loans and more. Veleecia Hearne, Assistant Director of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Oklahoma, will be the presenter.
The program is for teens looking ahead to going to college and the information will be most relevant to seniors in high school.
Space is limited so registration is required in advance.
The event will be a wine, beer and food tasting with a German theme, and a discussion led by Dr. Rudi Nollert on German customs.
Ages 18 and up may attend. Registration is required in advance.
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.