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Tweens can start in computer programming with Scratch

book cover for Learn to Program with ScratchThere are always opportunities to learn new things and have fun at the library! The Moore Public Library gives tweens ages 8 to 11 an introduction to computer programming at its Scratch Coding class series, set for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Computer Training Center. Space is limited so registration for the series is required in advance.

Scratch is a free programming language available online as a free resource from the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Participants will learn the basics of Scratch and how to create interactive stories, game, and animations.

Free computer class schedule set for August

The Moore Public Library has announced its schedule for free computer classes for August. Classes are presented in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Registration is required for each individual class. To register, visit the library, call at 793-4349, or register online at the Events Calendar.

The schedule for August includes:

Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Microsoft Word 2010 – Learn the basics of word processing software Microsoft Word 2010. Includes opening and saving a document and manipulating document text.

Read more: Free computer class schedule set for August

Teens get to have even more fun at the library

four teens smilingThe Moore Public Library features a popular novel series and robotic building in several upcoming events at the library.

Teens are going inside the Veronica Roth novel for the program “Faction Initiation: Divergent Style,” at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 13. The afternoon features crafts, activities and a trivia game about the books and is for teens entering grades 7-12. It’s all centered around the post-apocalyptic Divergent trilogy by Roth. Registration is required.

Teens also are invited to take a deeper look into the library’s new Lego kits with a pair of Lego Mindstorm Robot Camps, from 1 to 4 p.m. July 16-18, and again from 1 to 4 p.m. July 30 - Aug. 1. During the camps, participants will work together in teams to produce bigger, more complex robots than could be made in single-day sessions. The camps are also for teens going into grades seven through 12. Registration is required and it’s asked that participants only sign up for one of the Lego camps, so there is room for as many as possible to be part of the experience.

Super Hero Academy coming to the library in July

Suit up! Super Hero Academy is in session at the Moore Public Library, with a four-week series of events for ages 5 to 12 at 11 a.m. on Fridays beginning July 10.

Each week features a different theme, and space is limited to the first 60 participants. Make sure to come a little early to secure your spot!

The schedule features:

July 10 – Write Your Hero’s Story

July 17 – Design Your Hero’s Costume

Read more: Super Hero Academy coming to the library in July

Story time at the park

book jacket for Mary Poppins in the Park by P.L. TraversThe Moore Public Library adds to its series of story times for children with weekly Story Time at Parmele Park (at 1308 North Janeway Ave).

Each Monday at 10 a.m. throughout June and July, the whole family is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to take part in the interactive, outdoor story time.

After the story, stay at the park to enjoy some time at the playground and splash pad areas.

"Over the park lay a cloud of sunlight as thick and as golden as syrup." - Mary Poppins in the Park by P.L. Travers