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Due to weather conditions, all PLS libraries will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20. Watch this site and our social media for any updates.

See the stars in a new way

MoonThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library takes a trip into the night sky with its Stargazing for Beginners program, taking place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Room B of the library.

Representatives from the OKC Astronomy Club will share about the many wonders of the winter sky. Attendees will learn to identify wintertime star clusters and double stars, as well as how to select the right telescope.

Part of the program will take place outdoors in observation of the stars, so attendees should make sure to dress warmly.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration in advance is required.

We're presenting a great slate of children’s activities

Baby with bookThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes families with children to a virtual buffet of age-appropriate activities scheduled on most days during February.

The month’s schedule features:

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 Ages 3 to 6 can experience the library through stories, music and other activities;

Little Movers Story Time, 10 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – Stories, activities and more for ages 18 to 36 months;

Early Explorers, 11 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25Ages 1 to 4 will build early literacy, motor and math skills through a variety of activities;

Baby Lapsit, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Babies up to 18 months old and their caregivers will experience stories, rhymes and songs;

Tween STEAM, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 and 21Ages 8 to 11 experience a variety of STEAM activities;

Stuffed Animal Story Time, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 – Drop off your stuffed animal at the library on Thursday, Feb. 7, then return for this special story time to see the fun your animal had over the weekend at the library;

STEAM Club Jr., 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 12 and 26 – Hands-on STEAM activities for ages 5 to 7;

Touch, Learn and Create: Snow, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20Ages 2 to 6 can experience a variety of dinosaur-themed sensory stations;

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.