2007 Library News

Neighborhood Arts Programs at Libraries
Make Summer an Oklahoma Treat

What is your child’s favorite part of Summer at the Library?  Is it the books, the prizes, the chance to share interests with old friends and to make some new ones?  Among everyone’s favorite activities have to be the special programming events.  Whether your child likes stories, plays, music, or dance, the Metropolitan Library System’s Summer at the Library has it all!

“The state-wide theme for this summer,” said MLS Children’s Services Coordinator Lisa Wood, “is Oklahoma Kids: A Kaleidoscope, so most of our Neighborhood Arts programs revolve around some aspect of Oklahoma or its history even if it all just seems to be plain old simple fun.”

For over 20 years, the Lucky Penny Players have been the headliners who kick off the library’s summer programming.  In 2007, they’ll present two original plays for children, “Calamity Jane and the Troublesome Tooth” and “Rootin Tootin Rasputin.”  LPP will be onboard June 4-8 and June 11-15.

They’ll be followed June 18-22 by Magic Book with the presentation “A Big Magic Book Land Run.”  The month winds up between June 25-29 with Rhythmically Speaking’s “Oklahoma: A One of a Kind State.”   

July welcomes four more Neighborhood Arts groups and individuals to MLS libraries. 

On July 2, 3, 5, 6, Albert Grey Eagle presents “Native American Flute Music and Stories,” to be followed July 9-13 by “Funky Music for Kids” from the Sugar-Free All-Stars.”

Long-time favorite Al Bostick returns July 16-20 with “Buffalo Soldiers, Bass Reeves and Bill Pickett—An Oklahoma of a Different Color,” and Summer at the Library winds down with Xavier Garza’s unique and exciting “Lucha Libra—The Man in the Silver Mask.”

This lineup of programs will be presented at 14 library locations according to the following schedule:

Mondays: Ralph Ellison Library at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. ; Capitol Hill Library at 1:00 p.m. ; Midwest City Library at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: Bethany Library at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. ; Downtown Library at 1:00 p.m. ; Southern Oaks Library at 3:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: Del City Library at 10:00 a.m. ; Warr Acres Library 2:30 p.m. (June 6, June 20-July 25) and 3:30 p.m. on June 13.

Thursdays: Edmond Library at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. ; Village Library at 1:00 p.m. ; Belle Isle Library at 3:00 p.m.

Fridays: Choctaw Library at 10:00 a.m. ; Harrah Library at 1:00 p.m. ; Nicoma Park Library at 3:00 p.m.

Space can be limited so please call the library at which you plan to attend any event to pre-register.