By Darla Shelden
City Sentinel Reporter
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Pioneer Library System will offer something for everyone, from youth to adults, during its 2018 Summer Reading Program.
On Thursday, June 7, Jeremy and Kelsey Philo, aka “Juggle ‘Whatever” will perform at the Southwest Oklahoma City (SOKC) Public Library, 2201 SW 134th Street, for the “Lights! Music! Circus!” program at 3 p.m.
The Philos duo’s workshop will create a positive learning environment for teaching tasks that improve coordination, balance, and self-efficacy. The performance will include juggling and hula-hooping tricks along with music and high-tech LED props. The show is geared for children ages 11 and under and their caregivers. Registration is not required to attend.
The SOKC and Moore Public Libraries will host a workshop, led by Norman’s Be Wild for Art, for teens to create their own artistic masterpiece during the “Library Leonardos” event.
The SOKC workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 11 at the library, 2201 SW 134th Street. The Moore library, 225 S. Howard Ave., will offer the same program a week later at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 18.
Guided by professional art instructors, participants will go through all the steps using a specific sample to create their own acrylic painting. All supplies will be provided and no previous painting skill is necessary. The class is limited to 20 painters. Advanced registration is required.
For more information, visit the SWOKC or Moore Public Library or go online.
On Tuesday, June 12, the Summer Reading Program will once again partner with Science Museum Oklahoma to present the “Sounds of Science,” at the Moore Public Library. This high-energy demonstration will showcase the roles that sound and music play in many aspects of daily life. There will be multiple experiments presented during a variety of activities. The program is best for ages 11 and under and their caregivers. Registration is not required to attend.
The Moore Public Library and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s own Thunder Drummers will put on a special Dads, Donuts and Drums Story Time, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, in Rooms A and B of the library.
The Thunder Drummers will demonstrate the skills they use during basketball games and answer questions. Everyone will get to enjoy donuts. This program is part of a Tuesday morning series, Music Movers Story Time, which takes place at 10 a.m. each Tuesday during June and July. Advanced registration is not required
On Friday, June 15, the Paper Circuits program will give attendees the opportunity to create electronic art, while learning a little science. No experience working with circuits is necessary.
The Paper Circuit program for teens ages 12 to 17 is scheduled at 2 p.m., while another version of the same program for adults ages 18 and up will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Both events will be held at Moore Public Library. Space and supplies are limited and advanced registration is required to attend either session.
Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.
Find out more about these and other events by calling 405-793-5100 or by visiting pioneerlibrarysystem.org.