Beginning, intermediate Tai Chi class series set in March, April

Tai ChiLearn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library in a six-week series that will focus on arthritis pain and fall prevention.

The Beginner's Tai Chi sessions will be at 9 a.m. and Intermediate Tai Chi classes at 10 a.m. on March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8.

Classes are led by certified instructor Chock Petchprom. The goal for participants is to improve balance and coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, promote joint health and help them develop and improve muscle strength.

Either teens or adults may participate. Registration is not required in advance, 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.

Literacy program to host training for volunteer ESL tutors

AdultStudentThe Pioneer Library System's Literacy Services Department will host a Tutor Training for prospective volunteer tutors at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Conference Room of the Moore Public Library.

This training is specifically designed for volunteers who want to work with learners of English as Second Language in Cleveland County. Registration may be completed through the Cleveland County Literacy Office at 405-701-2682.

The library provides free one-on-one tutoring for adult learners, both for ESL students and also for native speakers of English who need help with their reading. Services are offered by county, with tutors and students meeting at one of the system's hometown libraries.

Each prospective tutor must take part in one training before being placed with a student they will work one-on-one with on literacy skills. Tutors must be age 18 or older and be high school graduates.

Tutors will receive information at the tutoring session as well as a plan to follow as they work with their students.

It's a busy month for children's activities at the library

GrowingLikeAReadThe Moore Public Library presents a variety of program options for all ages of children at the library during March.

The schedule of events for the month features:

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art!11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 (registration required in advance)

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Barks, Books and Buddies, for age 11 and under – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 7 and 21

Viva GLARt! at the Moore Food and Resource Center11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8

Pre-K Play, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9 and 23

Kid's Club, for kindergarten through 2nd grade – 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 13

Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 (registration required in advance)

OKC Zoo Presents the Tortoise and the Hare2 p.m. Friday, March 17

Drive-In Movie10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with story time

Cat in the HatThe Moore Public Library is celebrating the life of one of the world's most cherished children's authors as its weekly Preschool Story Time transforms into a "Seussical Story Time Spectacular," at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room A of the library.

The event will celebrate all things Dr. Seuss in advance of the author's birthday, with stories, songs and games. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Activities are geared to preschool-age children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required in advance.

Computer series is for "Girls Who Code"

Coding-Girl-Binary-by-GeraltThe Moore Public Library debuts a new computer series, Girls Who Code, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Computer Training Center of the library. The series will continue on Tuesday afternoons through Tuesday, May 16.

University of Oklahoma graduate student Alex Barnard will lead teen girls in learning to code with different lessons and projects each week.

Registration is required in advance to participate.

Girls Who Code is a national organization focused on giving girls friendship and the knowledge to code.