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Take a trip to the "Map of Earthsea"

The Moore Public Library continues its series of fantasy art workshops with the class “Map of Earthsea” , at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Room A.

The goal of this workshop is to create order from chaos, as participants will take random patterns of color to create their own map of a fantasy land. All ages are invited to try it out. Registration is required in advance to attend.

The Pioneer Library System’s annual celebration of literature, The Big Read, is seeing libraries host a series of art programs centered on the featured novel for the latest edition of The Big Read, “A Wizard of Earthsea” [listen to a sample], the 1968 fantasy classic written by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Discussion of "Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots"

book jacket for Tomorrow There Will be Apricots by Jessica SofferThe Moore Reads Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 to discuss Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer.

Two women, one a daughter about to be sent off to boarding school, and the other, a widowed immigrant dealing with loss, find comfort and friendship connected by their love of food when they become friends in a Manhattan cooking class.

The group meets the last Thursday of most months to discuss a title read by the whole group. Copies of the selected titles are available at the Information Desk.

In April, the group will discuss A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, this year’s title for The Big Read.

Share quality time with reading and art

colored pencilsThe Moore Public Library combines books and art for a special multi-week series, “Families Reading Together With Art.”

The series will consist of six consecutive sessions at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings, starting March 26 and running through April 30. Activities are for students in first through third grade and their parents.

Each week will feature a different theme and activities that include elements of both reading and creating art. Among the themes are birds, the ocean, gardening, camping and apesThe April 30th session will be an art show with participants diplaying art and inviting guests to an art reception.

All supplies will be provided but space is limited, so registration is required.


Get a start in genealogy research with workshop

family treeThe Moore Public Library gives genealogy researchers a chance to further their knowledge of their family’s history with the program “Starting Right with Genealogy Research,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12.

Kathryn Ramsay, Genealogy and Local History Librarian for the Pioneer Library System, will lead the class. She will help beginners search for genealogical information and establish family connections to provide a solid foundation in building a family tree. Registration is required to attend the workshop. 

For those who can’t make the program, Ramsay will be at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26, to take individual genealogy questions on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free computer classes offered in March

Computer screen login box The Moore Public Library announces its schedule for free computer classes for March. All classes will be taught in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Registration is required for each individual class. To register, visit the library, call 405-793-4349, or register online at the library Events Calendar.

The class schedule for March includes:

March 3, 9:30 a.m.: Computer Basics – An introduction to the computer with practice using a mouse.
March 17, 9:30 a.m.: Email Basics - Learn the basics of using email, including reading, sending, and deleting messages. Receive assistance with signing up for a free email address.
March 19, 6:30 p.m.: Basic Windows 7 - Introduction to the operating software Microsoft Windows 7. Includes exploring the computer desktop, working with files and folders, and understanding the basics of Windows 7.
March 24, 9:30 a.m.: Advanced Email - Learn advanced options of using e-mail. Includes working with attachments. Email Basics or equivalent is a prerequisite.
March 31, 9:30 a.m.: Smartphone Basics – Learn the basics of Android and Apple devices. This class will cover hardware of smartphones and the features that come built in, including calling, texting, searching the internet, and taking a picture. This class is for the beginning smartphone user and devices will not be provided, so participants need to bring their own phone or device.

Need assistance with something we don't have an organized class for? Then why not check out our Schedule a Librarian service?

Move into March with a busy array of activities for children

The Moore Public Library invites children and their big people to a variety of age-appropriate programs throughout the month of March at the library.

The schedule for March features:

Story Time, for ages 3 and up – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24;
Books, Barks and Buddies – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3 and 17;
Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25;
Read, Create and Play, for families with preschool and school-age children – 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 7 and 21;
Make and Take crafts, for ages 2 to 6 – 10 a.m. Thursdays, March 12 and 26;
Sensory Story Time, for children ages 2-6 on the autism spectrum and sensitive to sensory overload – 10 a.m. Friday, March 20.

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