Relax with an afternoon of adult coloring

colorAre you feeling stressed and want to do something that'll hep you relax? Well, The Moore Public Library is getting into the new trend of adult coloring books, with the next edition of its new Adult Coloring class at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Room A of the library.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish!

The goal of the class is relaxation and boosting brain activity and creativity. Did you know that coloring is beneficial for adults? It can boost wellness, quietness and stimulate brain areas that are related to motor skills like senses and creativity. 

Registration is required to attend. Let's get together and color! 

 

Party with Pete the Cat at the library

Guess what? There is a special guest coming to the library! It’s party time at the Moore Public Library, and children have a chance to spend a day out of school by celebrating with one of their favorite book characters. Pete the Cat's Groovy Party will be at the library at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

The day features crafts, games, a photo booth and more, with activities themed around the Pete the Cat book series of author Eric Litwin and illustrator James Dean.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration is not required. Don't miss out on having a groovy time with Pete the Cat with many fun activites to do! 

 

Give T-shirts a new home in a unique quilt

threadsHave you ever heard of making a quilt out of t-shirt? Well, the library has and it's calling you to come join them in this event! The Moore Public Library is giving old or outdated shirts a new life in its program, Make a T-Shirt Quilt, a two-day workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Rooms A and B of the library.

The program is for ages 18 and up and will be presented by representatives from the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service. Participants will be taken step by step through the process of putting together a quilt that will be unique for each person and use shirts they might otherwise just eventually not need.

Participants will need to bring several materials for the project, including:

  • 12 prewashed t-shirts
  • 2 ¼” yards of unwashed 100% cotton fabric for sashing.
  • 3 yards of 100 percent cotton fabric for backing
  • 6 yards medium weight fusible interfacing
  • Twin size of low loft batting
  • Matching thread
  • 12 ½” x 12 ½” square ruler (15 ½” x 15 ½” for larger sizes like 2XL or larger)
  • Rotary cutter, rotary mat board, scissors, straight pins and a pin cushion

Registration is required to attend. Come and join on this relaxing fun! 

 

Writers invited to be part of writing group

writeIf you love to write or aspire to further your writing skills, The Moore Public Library has the perfect program for you! Just Write: A Writer’s Group will give you all the help you need and you can also meet other writers in the area!

This month, the group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Room B of the library. The group will meet the second Monday of each month. 

The group is for ages 18 and up and hosts meetings each month. Information Services Library Assistant Michael Hallows, himself a published author, leads the group.

Space is limited so registration is required. Provide your email address when you register to receive further details. 

Volunteer income tax assistance sessions begin in February

Do you need help filing taxes? The Moore Public Library again is partnering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to provide free tax help for local residents two days a week at the library.

Volunteers from the VITA program will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, with the first sessions beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 through April 16 in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Volunteers help prepare basic federal and state income tax returns for taxpayers with an income of less than $51,000 on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers are encouraged to bring a copy of their 2014 return; social security physical cards for the worker, spouse and children born in 2015 or earlier; W-2 forms from all jobs; 1099 forms for any other income; IRS notices received and any statements received from a mortgage company.

At any time the library is open, cardholders may utilize library computers to file their taxes online, but they should note that library staff members are not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms. Libraries also are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.

Tax forms may be found online in the following places:

Federal – www.irs.gov

Oklahoma – www.tax.ok.gov

Customers will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.