Get moving with our free Zumba classes

Musical notesThe Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes will be 6 p.m. on each Thursday evening in June, beginning June 1. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, although a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.

The classes are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The big screen comes to the library for weekly movie showings

Film reelThe Moore Public Library brings the entertainment of a day at the movies for a series of screenings for all ages during the summer.

For children up to age 11, Wednesday at the Movies takes place at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28. All titles are rated G or PG.

And for teens and adults, the Thursday Afternoon Movie series brings PG or PG-13 titles at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Titles for each of the movie series are available by contacting the library.

Explore science at STEAM Fridays

STEAM logoThe Moore Public Library invites children going into 3rd, 4th or 5th grades to be part of the weekly series STEAM Fridays, taking place at 11 a.m. each Friday during June.

Each week will bring a different activity that promotes science, technology, engineering, the arts or mathematics (STEAM) and a variety of presenters will come from the community to share their expertise.

Activities, presenters and what they’re doing include:

June 2Museum of Osteology – Representatives from the museum will present Tooth and Eye “Dentification” as participants get a lesson in what can be learned from skulls;

June 9Building Day – Make structures from K’Nex, KEVA Planks, Legos and more;

June 16Science Museum Oklahoma – Blast off in a program that looks at space exploration;

June 23Creation Stations – The stations include OSMO gaming for iPads, littleBits circuitry, Makey Makey circuits and Art Robotics;

June 30Egg Drop – Build a protective vehicle for dropping an egg safely from a height.

Registration is required separately in advance for each program.

Beam aboard for an evening of "Star Trek" and science

Star Trek coverThe Moore Public Library welcomes Science Museum Oklahoma representatives for a trip to the sci-fi future with the program Science of Star Trek, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28.

Participants ages 18 and up can let out their inner Trekkie for an exploration of the science behind the popular television, movie and book series. Perhaps Star Trek items like transporters, phasers, tricorders, cloaking devices and replicators aren’t just the dreams of science fiction.

Space for the program is limited, so registration in advance is required.

Read more about the Science Museum and its visits to the library this summer here.

Make and create with our Maker Mobile project

Maker MobileFor the past year, the Pioneer Library System has introduced communities throughout its three-county area to new technology and ideas through its Maker Mobile.

This summer the Maker Mobile will hit the road for its Maker Mobile Tween/Teen and Adult Team Project, set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Moore Public Library.

Teams featuring one adult and one tween or teen (ages 8 to 17) will work in pairs to create a charging station that can be used for multiple devices. The hands-on project will include elements of computer design, machine cutting, and construction, and each team will get to take their completed project home at the end of the event.

Read more about the Maker Mobile here.