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From Socks to Science, The Library Fills the Summer for Teens

No, Science Museum Oklahoma is not visiting your neighborhood Metropolitan Library System library this summer to explain where the missing socks go when you use the dryer on them. 

Science Museum Oklahoma and local artist Savannah Mitchell are presenting just two of the programs that make up the MLS Summer at the Library series of events for Teens between June 1 and July 31. 

“This year’s addition of Summer at the Library for Teens is called ‘Make Waves at Your Library’,” said MLS Teen Services Coordinator Emily Williams, “and we’re amped for an avalanche of fun.”

Savannah Mitchell starts things off with a program called “Stray Sock Sewing.”  That single sock that is left behind when its partner goes wherever it is that socks go when they vanish from the dryer can be put to good use when it’s turned into a quirky one-of-a-kind creature.  Cute and cuddly or weird and odd-looking, sock creatures can be anything from best friends to car salesmen on TV.  Bring your own sock or pick from a bag of supplies when you join Savannah Mitchell at these locations:

Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker on June 3 at 6:30p.m.

Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue on June 6 at 2:00p.m.

Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E, 23rd Street on June 24 at 3:30p.m.

Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard on June 28 at 3:00p.m.

Del City Library, 4509 S.E. 15th Street on July 13 at 2:00p.m.

Science Museum Oklahoma travels to seven MLS libraries this summer with a presentation called “WaterWorld.”  “Water may cover three-quarters of the world’s surface,” Williams said, “but that abundance doesn’t keep it from being weird.  The Museum uses chemical magic to make water explode and crystallize before your very eyes.  When they get finished, you’ll believe that water came to Earth on a meteorite.”

Look for WaterWorld:

            June 4 at 10:00a.m., Midwest City Library 8143 E. Reno

            June 22 at 2:00p.m., Capitol Hill Library 334 S.W. 26th Street

            June 24 at 6:00p.m., Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street

            July 6 at 3:00p.m., Edmond Library 10 S. Boulevard

            July 12 at 11:00a.m., Southern Oaks Library 6900 S. Walker

            July 20 at 2:00p.m., Belle Isle Library 5501 N. Villa

            July 22 at 3:30p.m., Ralph Ellison Library 2000 N.E, 23rd Street

Science Museum Oklahoma is also presenting “CSI” at The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania, on July 28 at 2:00p.m., and “Grossology” at the Warr Acres Library, 5901 N.W. 63rd, at 6:00p.m. on July 29.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the  MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.