SOKC Friends to host Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library will host the group’s Annual Book Sale, from Wednesday, March 4 through Wednesday, March 11 during library hours at the SOKC library.

Attendees can browse from a large selection of books and fill a bag for $15.

All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the SOKC Friends of the Library in the group’s support of library programs and activities throughout the year.

All ages are welcome to take part in the sale.

Create something with your library

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library hosts a variety of creative activities presented on multiple Tuesday evenings during March.

These programs are available for either teens or adults to attend. Space and supplies are limited, so separate registration is required to attend any of them.

Featured are:

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3Self Care with Essential Oils: Science Museum Oklahoma’s experts will demonstrate essential oils and ways they can support self-care. Participants will learn ways to construct aromas from oils and create pendants, air fresheners and other aroma carriers.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10Seed Starting Party: Get a start on a spring garden from ideas to seeds. There will be seeds available but participants may bring their own as well.

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17Bath Bombs: Use elements of aromatherapy and sensory experience to create a unique bath bomb.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 313D Printed Keychains: Turn an idea on the screen into a custom designed plastic keychain using the free online software Tinkercad. Basic computer skills are required.

These programs are funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

Families and children have many ways to experience our library

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is springing into springtime with a wide variety of activities for families with young children offered most days at the library.

A special activity in March is a visit to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood for a celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21. This is a come-and-go event with many ways to celebrate Mr. Rogers’ birthday, including rides on the University of Oklahoma trolley, face painting and more themed activities. Dress-up is encouraged!

The remainder of the schedule during March features:

Little Movers Story Time (ages 18-36 months) – 10 a.m. on Mondays;

Early Explorers (ages 1-6) – 11 a.m. on Mondays;

Baby Lapsit (ages 18 months and under) – 10 a.m. Thursdays;

Preschool Story Time (ages 3-6) – 10 a.m. Fridays;

STEAM Club Jr. (ages 5-7) – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 and March 24;

Touch, Learn, Create: Spring (ages 2-6) – 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18;

Library Music Connection (ages 3-7) – 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28;

Celebrate Leap Day with a trip to Wonderland

It’s a celebration four years in the making!

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library hosts its Leap Day Celebration, “Believe in Impossible Things!” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

It’s a leap into the world of Wonderland with Alice, featuring themed games, crafts, cookies and more at a come-and-go event for the whole family.

The program takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Rooms A and B. No advance registration is required to attend.

Find a great story for young readers

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes families with young children to take part in many age-appropriate activities scheduled on almost a daily basis inside the library.

Activities planned during February include:

Little Movers Story Time (ages 18-36 months) – 10 a.m. on Mondays;

Early Explorers (ages 1-6) – 11 a.m. on Mondays;

Baby Lapsit (ages 18 months and under) – 10 a.m. Thursdays;

Preschool Story Time (ages 3-6) – 10 a.m. Fridays;

Families Explore: Nature11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8;

Touch, Learn, Create: Valentines (ages 2-6) – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12;

Library Music Connection (ages 3-7) – 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22;

Believe in Impossible Things! A Celebration of Leap Day (all ages) – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29;