We have all kinds of classes and events going on for all ages throughout the year.
Adults & Children
Professional chess instructor "Coach Curtis" will be teaching chess rules and beginner level strategy. There will also be plenty of time to play and practice. No experience necessary and all chess supplies will be provided. There will be two groups: kids group is for ages 6 - 14 and the teens and adults group is for 15+. Coach Curtis is a veteran tournament player and has coached individual players and school teams to compete on the state and national levels over the last 12 years. Many research studies over the past 100 years have shown over and over that there are long term benefits to kids who learn and play chess in terms of both IQ and EQ. The popularity of chess here in America and around the world is growing. Come and check it out!
Children & Teens
Every year we celebrate the summer with specially themed reading programs. Kids, teens and adults – we’ve got something happening for everyone. Classes are divided into 3 age groups 5-8 yr olds, 9-12 yr olds, and teens. Summer 2021 is all about animals, "Tails & Tales". So get ready to learn! The program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks beginning June 1st, 2021 with the end of summer celebration on Friday, July 30th.
Lego Club - Sept through Apr
Drop in every Tuesday in the Story Room at 3:30pm to play with legos. There are special tables for the younger kiddos to play with the larger, duplo blocks. The bigger kids have base plates and accessories to create whatever they can dream up with the regular legos. Open to all kids, even the teenagers!
After School Program - Sept through Apr
Join us on Thursdays at 3:30pm (September through April while school is in session) for library fun in the Story Room. One Thursday a month Ms. Tommie comes from the OSU Extension Office to share a lesson on nutrition and healthy eating...there are always treats!
Story Time - Year round (beginning in Aug. 2021)
The library welcomes you and your child to a highly engaging and interactive story hour. Join us every Friday at 10:00am. This is for 2-5 yr old children accompanied by an adult and is designed to help prepare you child for school. The program has books, reading, crafts, legos and lots more! It meets on Fridays from 10:00am to 10:45am in the Story Room.
Baby Lap Sit Class - Year round (beginning in Aug. 2021)
This is a new program designed for children who are too young for Story Time, under 2 years old. Parents, siblings, and the child will engage in songs, activities, movement, and play during this class. This program will meet before Story Time, Fridays from 9:30am to 10:00am in the Story Room.
Classes - Year round (beginning in Sept. 2021)
We offer a variety of computer classes and one-on-one sessions to help adults learn about the Internet, email, typing documents, spreadsheets, and social media. We even offer classes on how to use that new smartphone. There are one-on-one sessions to help learn how to use the Oklahoma Virtual Library to download books to tablets, laptops, phones, and computers using the Overdrive or Libby for Overdrive apps.
See the Databases page for more learning opportunities.
The library provides large print fiction, audiobooks, and movies for several nursing homes. If you know of a nursing home or assisted living that would be interested in setting up this service please call or come by to see Jami. We also provide donated materials to the Health Department for their "Children's Corner", Durant Main Street for their "free library" in the downtown pocket park, and other organizations who need reading materials.