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.

Take a deep dive into the benefits of coffee

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is talking all things coffee in its upcoming program “Coffee: From Farm to Cup, Brewing Styles and Health Benefits,” taking place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Rooms A and B.

Representatives from Coffee Slingers coffee shop in Oklahoma City will take a look at the health benefits from drinking coffee, as well as sourcing, brewing and roasting. Attendees also will have a chance to sample multiple types of coffee.

All supplies for the program will be provided. Ages 18 and up may attend, and advance registration is required.

This project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Find ways to better communicate with your doctor

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library provides a lesson in “How to Talk to Your Doctor” in an upcoming workshop at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Room B.

Hear information from educators with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative on best practices for being your own advocate or for helping a family member to become more involved in their health and wellness.

Ages 18 and up are invited to participate. Space is limited so advance registration will be required.

The program is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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;

Explore dance in our active series

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library has the community up and moving in an effort to “Explore Dance” at a four-week series scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on each Monday in February.

Each week, participants will learn the basics of a different dance style – swing, salsa, foxtrot and the waltz. Instructors from 3Sixty Entertainment Powerhouse will lead the classes.

Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and no previous dance experience is necessary.

The series is 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.

Advance registration is encouraged and a signed waiver is required to attend.