Improve mind and body with free Tai Chi series

Tai ChiThe Noble Public Library presents the upcoming free workout series “Tai Chi for Better Balance.” The six-week, 12-part series, begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, and runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at that time through Thursday, June 29.

Ages 18 and up are invited to participate, and they will learn from a certified instructor about basic Tai Chi movements as a way to reduce a risk of falling while increasing balance and flexibility.

Registration is required in advance to attend classes.

Find extra flexibility in free Pilates series

PilatesThe Noble Public Library will present a five-week, 10-session free Pilates class series, beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, June 19, and running on Mondays and Wednesdays through Wednesday, July 19. Classes will take place in the Coman Culbert Community Room of the library.

The exercise sessions focus on flexibility, strength and endurance for any level of fitness through a low-impact workout.

The classes are presented thanks to funding from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Ages 18 and up may participate. Registration is not required in advance.

Get cooking ideas in three-day series for teens

RecipesThe Noble Public Library is giving teens good ideas for summer eating in its three-day Teen Cooking Class, at 2 p.m. June 28 through June 30, at the library.

Participants will prepare two to three items each day, typically a snack, an entree and a dessert.

Ages 12 to 18 may participate. Each day's session will last for about an hour, and participants should play to attend each day.

Registration is required in advance.

Ben Franklin is coming alive in presentation

Ben FranklinBenjamin Franklin is coming from the 18th century with his many sayings and into the Pioneer Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program for the event “Ben Franklin LIVE.”

The program welcomes all ages and is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Noble Public Library.

It is, in fact and of course, not THE Benjamin Franklin but a believable facsimile, played by Stephen Smith. Smith’s goal with the program is to “bring history alive,” and he does so through authentic costume and words of the statesman.

Find out more about the program and Mr. Smith here.

Eat at home in a more healthy way

Food on shelvesEating at home can sometimes seem impractical when there aren’t many mouths to feed.

But the Noble Public Library is giving a good plan for healthy meals for a small household in the program “Cooking for One or Two,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

Brenda Hill with the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service will lead the program, where she will give ideas for healthy, fresh meals in a hands-on setting.

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

The class is being funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.