Learn more about applying for the FAFSA at Open House

KeyboardThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library presents a day of information and college preparation at its FAFSA Open House, scheduled during library hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the library.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a form needed for applying for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans or work study opportunities.

The Open House is an opportunity for students getting ready to attend college in 2019-20 and their parents to learn more about FAFSA through resources to help assist in the process of applying and face-to-face information from a representative from Oklahoma City Community College, who will arrive at 6 p.m. to share information and answer questions about OCCC resources.

The library’s Computer Training Center will be available throughout the day for prospective students to complete their FAFSA applications.

Note that while SOKC library staff can help students get set up on library computers, they cannot advise customers on how to complete their FAFSA forms.

Registration is required in advance to participate.

Upgrade your career at library's Community Job Fair

People talkThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library invites those seeking to upgrade their career to its Community Job Fair, set for 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the library.

Local employers will be at the event with information and even some onsite interviews for prospective job candidates. There also will be resume and cover letter assistance available at the event, and the library’s Computer Training Center will have computers available for immediate online application process.

There is no advance registration required for the Job Fair, which is for adults or teens of working age.

And potential job candidates can get a head start on the Job Fair by attending the library’s program “Practice Your Interview Skills,” taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Attendees will get the chance to go through a mock interview session with a seasoned manager. It’s a chance for learning about common interview questions, a brief resume review and more. Registration is required in advance for this event, and attendees will be contacted with their exact session time after registering.

There’s something for kids of all ages in September

Girl hugs dadThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library brings a love of literacy and learning to families with children during a variety of activities scheduled throughout the month.

The schedule features:

Kids Explore, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – A weekly STEAM program geared to children in kindergarten through fifth grades;

Toddler Story Time, 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20 – A story time for children ages 1 to 3 and their caregivers;

Baby Lapsit, 10 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Babies up to 15 months old and their caregivers will experience stories, rhymes and songs;

Dads and Donuts Story Time, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 – Stories are geared to ages 3 to 6 but all ages are welcome;

Family Story Time, 10 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 – Stories, activities and a craft for the whole family;

Touch, Learn and Create: Dinosaurs, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Ages 2 to 6 can experience a variety of dinosaur-themed sensory stations;

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.