Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Programs
Outdoor programs do not require registration, but signing-up does help librarians plan appropriately. All indoor adult programs DO require registration due to space limitations. Sign-up here. (Note: there are two tabs at the top of the sign-up, one for kids/family programs and one for adults/older teens.)
KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES
|Saturday, June 4||1-4 pm||Set Sail Kickoff with author Kevin Kurtz||Kickoff a summer of reading with an afternoon packed with fun and learning for the whole family. View the "In Search of Earth's Secrets" exhibit and enjoy a storytime and author talk with Kevin Kurtz, plus get a free copy of his book! Outdoors with some indoor activities.|
|Friday, June 17||7-9 pm||Enchantment Under the Sea Family Dance||Attend a family dance courtesy of the Stillwater Community Center in the library’s north parking lot. Tickets are $25 per couple, $10 for each additional child. Tickets will be available to purchase soon at tickets.stillwater.org. Outdoors. Tickets required.|
|Tuesday, June 21||10 am- 4 pm (drop-in event)||Echolocation Grotto (the "Bat Bus") from Alabaster Caverns State Park||Drop by the Echolocation Grotto and learn all about bats! Explore tools and devices used by scientists to study bats, the importance of bats in our lives and check out bat skulls and skeletons. Mobile learning bus. Library parking lot. Drop-in.|
|Tuesday, June 28||10 am- 4 pm (drop-in event)||Mobile FabLab||Stop by Tulsa’s mobile FabLab and learn how to design and create with free 2D vector graphics software and bring your ideas to life with a CO2 laser! Mobile learning bus. Library parking lot. Drop-in.|
|Thursday, July 7||10-11 am||Inspyral Circus||Dive into the ocean of possibilities with Jeremy Philo of Inspyral Circus, where you can learn to do anything you set your mind to! Enjoy a bubble show with awesome displays of talent featuring juggling, unicycle, and much more. Outdoors.|
|Friday, July 8||9 pm||"Finding Dory" Film Screening (PG, 1h 37m)||Grab the family and something to sit on and watch "Finding Dory" in the library courtyard. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Library. Outdoors.|
|Tuesday, July 12||10-11 am||Mad Science||Dive into the ocean of possibilities with Mad Science! Be amazed, be curious, be ocean conscious. Learn cool facts like, do whales sneeze? Why does an octopus have ink? How many teeth do sharks have? Outdoors.|
|Saturday, July 16||10-11 am||Magic Show with Kevin Wade||Magician Kevin Wade will take you on an adventure featuring ocean tales, exploration and magic, of course! Outdoors.|
|Saturday, July 30||3-4 pm||Grand Finale Luau with Misspent Ukes||Join the Library and the Misspent Ukes for a Summer Reading Grand Finale Luau party! Readers who have met the book prize goal for their age group can pick up their books. Library Auditorium.|
|Monday, August 1||5:30-7:30pm||Splash Pool Party @ City Pool (by invitation & RSVP)||Summer reading participants who record at least 10 hours of reading by July 22 will be invited to a library pool party. Invitees must RSVP to attend. Limited to the first 125 RSVPs. Readers who have met the book prize goal for their age group can pick up their books. Outdoors. Invite/RSVP required.|
ADULTS & OLDER TEENS
All adult/older teen programs require registration as most are indoors and space is limited. Click here to register.
|Thursday, June 9||6-7 pm||Blue Thumb Presents Practical H20 Conservation||Learn about practical steps you can take to begin practicing water conservation and how your actions impact water quality and how you can have a role in improving the condition of waterways near you. Indoors. Limited space, registration required.|
|Saturday, June 11||5:30 pm||Geology Under the Sea @ the Stillwater Community Center||Dr. Laurel Childress, JOIDES Resolution Science Operator from Texas A & M, will discuss her experience on the research vessel and her geology research. She'll visit the "In Search of Earth's Secrets" exhibit during the day and give a presentation at the Community Center in the evening. Limited space, registration required.|
|Tuesday, June 14||6-7 pm||Water Features in the Garden with Payne Co. Extension @ the Botanic Garden||Learn about the making and up keep of water gardens, fountains, and other water features with horticulture educator Laura Payne from the Payne Co. Extension office while enjoying the scenery at the Botanic Garden at OSU. Outdoors. Limited space, registration required.|
|Thursday, June 23||6:30-8 pm||Amateur (Ham) Radio for Beginners||Learn about the hobby of amateur (ham) radio and how radio operators can assist in times of disaster and communicate with people around the world. Walk away knowing what amateur radio is, what it isn't, and what you can do with it. Indoors. Limited space, registration required.|
|Friday, July 15||7:30-8:30 (may vary by # of stories)||StorySLAM @ Modella Art Gallery||Everyone has a story and we want to hear yours! Share your water themed story in our “Oceans of Possibilities” StorySLAM. Prepare a 3-5 min. true story to share from memory. Prizes will be awarded for the best told stories. Registration is required. Get into the spirit and dress up to add to your story! What is a StorySLAM? Visit The Moth to learn more. Indoors. Limited space, registration required.|
|Friday, July 22||9 pm||CANCELED: "Jaws" Film Screening (PG, 2h 4m)||CANCELED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT. LOOK FOR MORE OUTDOOR FILMS IN THE COURTYARD THIS FALL. Grab friends or family and something to sit on and watch "Jaws" in the library courtyard. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Library. This film was rated in 1975 when the system was a bit different. There is violence, drinking, etc. We recommend that parents decide if it’s suitable for their family before attending. Outdoors. Registration not required, but is preferred.|
OTHER SUMMER HAPPENINGS @ THE LIBRARY
- Outdoor Storytime @ Southern Woods Park - Wednesdays at 9:30 am in June & July
- Storywalk @ Strickland Park - A new story each month this summer and several free fun family events!
- In Search of Earth's Secrets Exhibit - It's coming back to the library in May & June
- Teen Volunteer Opportunities -
- We need teen volunteers to help with summer reading programs. Please use this form to register for available dates and times.
- SciFi Film Club, Starting Your Business and other non-summer reading related programs are also happening! Register for programs and check out our event calendar.