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SOKC hosts workshop on Herb Growing

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library continues its springtime gardening series with a program on “Herb Growing,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Room A of the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

Representatives from the Master Gardeners will lead the workshop, which focuses on growing, preserving and using herbs.

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I Geek: Embroidery

What do you geek?

That’s the question staff members at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library are asking their customers as part of the national Geek The Library community awareness campaign.  

Geek The Library features local educational material that introduces “geek” as a verb and encourages the public to talk about what they geek, whether it’s engineering, superheroes, music, zombies, or cooking. The campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone 'geeks' something—and that the library supports them all. Library staffers have been teaming up with local businesses to offer folks opportunities to share their 'geeks' with the world, and so far have collected lots of interesting and fun responses.

This week's featured participant geeks embroidery.  The participant also said, "The library for me means that I get to learn new things. Or, I get to escape in a story." She can explore and indulge her passion at the library with titles like the ones that follow.

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SOKC, Red Cross to provide “Disaster Preparedness 4 Kids” programs

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is helping children feel a little safer as spring storm season nears with a pair of Disaster Prepareness 4 Kids programs at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

The programs are set up by age: children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and a program for third through sixth grade will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

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SOKC group discussing "True Grit" in book discussion

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s Business Decisions Book Discussion Group is changing direction for a month and showing some "True Grit" with this year's PLS Big Read at the library and throughout the Pioneer Library System.

As part of this year's PLS Big Read, the group will host a discussion of the Charles Portis novel as part of the "Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma" series of the Oklahoma Humanities Council. The discussion takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

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SOKC providing free class in email basics

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s continuing series of free computer classes next features an Email Basics class, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Computer Training Center of the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

Participants will learn the basics of email, including how to set up a free account. There will be a question-and-answer session as part of the class.

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