The Lego Quest rolls on

The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel LipowitzAt 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 children ages 5 to 12 will embark on an afterschool “Lego Quest” at the Southwest Okalhoma City Public Library.

Participants will use a variety of Legos to make a unique creation and complete three special quests that are revealed when they arrive at the program. 

All supplies will be provided by the library.

For more inspiration, check out some of the lego titles available at the library after the program.

Three-part beginners' computer class series

hands using computer mouse and keyboardAdult computer users are invited to attend a series of introductory classes at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library.

Classes are free of charge and feature hands-on experience for each student at a computer. Registration is required separately for each class.

The schedule includes:

  • May 5, 11 a.m.Computer Basics for Beginners - An introduction to computers for new our out of practice computer users, inlcuding basic functions and how to use a mouse
  • May 12, 11 a.m.Computer Basics: Using the Internet - Learn the basics of using an internet browser and getting around online
  • May 19, 11 a.m.Computer Basics: Email - Learn the basics of sending and receiving email. If you do not have email we will help you create an email account.

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.

 

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.