Back to School Bash will be an Insect Adventure

Ladybug“Bugged” about having to go back to school?

Then we have just the event for you – even if you aren’t.

The Blanchard Public Library welcomes Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma Cooperative Extension and its “Insect Adventure” for a Back to School Bash, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The OCE group will bring its live bug petting zoo, the only one in the state, to the library for guests to get a literal hands-on experience. Included as part of the exhibit are more than 25 species of living anthropods and a professional entomologist to answer questions about each.

The program is geared to children, although all ages are invited to attend. Registration is not required in advance and the event is offered free of charge.

Come hungry for afterschool cooking lesson

PeanutButterBread byThanakonThe Blanchard Public Library is the place to be after school, with its ASK (After School Kids) group next getting together at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

The group is for children in pre-Kindergarten through second grades, and will feature a different theme each month. This month's activity is "hands-on cooking," with children listening to a story, learning an easy recipe and then making a snack they then can enjoy.

Space and supplies are limited, so registration in advance is required.

Tai Chi series resumes in August

Tai ChiThe Blanchard Public Library presents another series of free tai chi classes for adults beginning in August.

Tai Chi sessions run at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 4, and running through Thursday, Sept. 8.

Participants will learn some of the basic movements of tai chi as a way to reduce stress while increasing balance and flexibility. The program is for people of all levels of mobility and can be performed either standing or sitting.

The classes are for ages 18 and up and are offered free of charge, although registration is required in advance. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing for the workouts.