The Noble Public Library is getting fit this spring, and summer, with an eight-week series Get Fit: Couch to 5K Training.
Those interested in the group will meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays from May 12 through June 30 at Ken King Park in Noble.
Each session will start with a brief talk about fitness and running, and then the group split into a walking group and a running group. The distance will start small and increase a little each week. Group members also will get a suggested training schedule and information about upcoming 5K runs they may want to try.
Teens ages 12 and up and adults are invited to attend, and registration is not required, though a signed waiver will be required for each participant.
The Noble Public Library gives readers not just a source for finding reading material but a forum to talk about it at its two book discussions for adults 18 and up.
The library also has added a new group, Novels at Night, for readers who would prefer to attend a discussion later in the day. The group's next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. Participants will read Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper.
Upcoming titles for the Novels at Night group are:
June: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
July: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
August: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Registration is not required for either discussion.
The Noble Public Library invites families to an evening to learn about the benefits of yoga at its weekly Family Yoga Nights, taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings during May. Program dates are May 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Instructor Shannon Scott will guide participants of all ages in basics of yoga during the one-hour events. The event is for all ages, and each participant or their parent/guardian will need to sign a waiver to attend classes.
Youngsters in Noble are growing by leaps and bounds, and the Noble Public Library is doing its part to help at its weekly Tadpole Tuesdays, set for 10:30 a.m. most Tuesday mornings at the library.
The library hosts the weekly programs geared to ages 2-5 and their caregivers, with a variety of learning activities. The schedule for May includes:
May 3 – Story Time, with themed stories and activities promoting early literacy
May 10 – Make and Take, with age-appropriate craft projects to make and take home
May 17 – Learning by Leaps
May 24 – Magic of Music
May 31 – Pre-K Create and Play
Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.
The Noble Public Library is bringing communities together with its new series of bilingual story times and activities.
The library will present two types of bilingual programs:
Family Play Time/La hora de jugar en familia, is for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play. This event is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on April 6.
¡Viva GLART! Grow a Learner through Art puts early literacy skills into practice through basic art play. The program is for ages 5 and under and their caregivers. All materials will be provided. This event will occur at 10:30 a.m. on May 4.
Upcoming editions of the programs are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and will alternate months. Registration is not required for either programs.
The programs are part of the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.