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Tuesday, July 17, Third Day of Matrix Camp

Each morning the campers eat breakfast in the hotel lobby area.  This morning found several campers entertaining themselves with the crossword puzzle while waiting to board the bus.  Think they saw this one?  3 Down, Fun experience visiting libraries.  Oh yeah, “Information Matrix Camp.”

Crossword puzzle time

We started our visits at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Archives.  We saw items left on the fence surrounding the area and we saw the chairs representing people killed in the bombing.  The Archives collects, labels, and stores items related to the tragedy.  It was a somber experience, but our campers learned about the importance of archiving more than just paper artifacts. 

Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial

Our next stop was to Full Circle Bookstore to select 2 books per camper, one for a child and one for themselves. The bookstore was a favorite experience.  Some books were too high, so climbing the ladder was necessary.  More about those children’s books on Thursday.

Full Circle Bookstore

After lunch we traveled to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, south of Perkins.  The program began with a little music. . . performed by some of the campers! 

Iowa Tribal Library

We heard two Oklahoma authors speak.  Shirl Yancey described the importance of research before writing and how she always starts at the library.  Greg Rodgers told a spooky story and explained a little history of Native American stories.  Our next two stops were at the Iowa Tribe’s aviary where they rehabilitate bald eagles and then to the tribe’s library. 

Outside the Cage Inside the Cage
“Outside the cage” “Inside the cage”

The evening ended with a trip to the Midwest City library for Hip Hop Yoga and Wizard Rock.

Written by Barb Pfrehm

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