“Build a Better World” with Family Fun Friday kickoff

SRP BannerIt’s almost time. The hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System are all geared up for the annual Summer Reading Program, the busiest time of the year.

This year, Summer Reading explores ways to “Build a Better World” through a variety of programs that build community, inspiration and in some cases, help participants build actual things.

The Noble Public Library starts its summer of activities with Family Fun Friday: Summer Reading Kickoff, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 2, in the Coman Culbert Community Room. The event features a chance to get signed up for Summer Reading goals as well as participate in a variety of games and maybe win some prizes.

Activities are planned throughout June and July for children, teens and adults, as well as several intergenerational events for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

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.