Improve your balance with library’s Tai Chi series

Tai ChiThe Blanchard Public Library is exercising both mind and body with the next session of its series “Tai Chi for Better Balance.”

The six-week, 12-class series begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, and will take place at that time each Tuesday and Thursday evening through Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Community Room.

Participants will learn eight basic Tai Chi positions to help improve their balance, as well as several warm-up exercises to help with relaxation.

The class is offered thanks to the training and support of the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Ages 18 and up may attend. Registration is required in advance.

Come to Family Story Time on Monday mornings

BlocksThe Blanchard Public Library presents stories and more during its Family Story Time, offered at 10:30 a.m. on each Monday in August. Dates are Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Each program features not just stories but songs, rhymes, music, flannel board fun and bubble time, followed by a craft and sensory activity. Plus it’s a chance to learn more about all of the programs and services offered at the library for children.

Registration is not required to attend.