Plan a fall outing to “Travel in Oklahoma”

OklahomaThe end of summer doesn’t necessarily mean the end of vacation. The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is taking a look at fall vacation options that are close to home in its program “Travel in Oklahoma,” taking place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Rooms A and B.

Attendees will learn about hidden gems throughout the state, ranging from day trips to places to visit and stay during the fall months. It’s a chance to get ideas for building a fall travel plan and making a budget to pay for it.

Ages 18 and up may attend.

Registration in advance is encouraged but is not required.

Children and families invited for Back to School event, much more

ChildrenThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library presents a variety of age-appropriate activities throughout August for children and their families.

A featured event this month is the library’s “Power Up” Back to School Bash, scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Rooms A and B. Attendees can dress as their favorite superhero and use their powers to complete challenges throughout the library.

There will be food trucks and more. No advance registration is required.

More activities planned during the month include:

Baby Lapsit, 10 a.m. each Thursday – for ages 18 months and younger;

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. each Friday – for ages 3 to 6;

Citizen Science, Mosquitos, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 - for ages 8 to 11;

Little Movers Story Time, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 19 and 26 – for ages 18 to 36 months;

Early Explorers, 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 19 and 26 – for ages 1 to 4;

Touch, Learn, Create: Dinosaurs, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 – sensory activities for ages 2 to 6;

Music Together, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 – a musical morning for children of all ages and their families;