Workout classes featured during October

Yoga womanThe Moore Public Library is boosting both mental and physical well-being with its weekly series of workout classes.

Among the offerings are a new schedule for the library’s Tai Chi for Health series. Classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. on Monday mornings, beginning Monday, Oct. 2. Tai Chi offers a low-impact activity geared to reduce stress and develop muscular strength.

More featured classes in October include:

Beginner’s Yoga - 6 p.m. on each Monday of the month, starting Oct. 2. The classes are taught by a certified YMCA instructor who will be leading the group in learning various yoga poses. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel for comfort, although there will be a limited number of mats provided. The classes are for teens age 12 and up or adults.

Zumba - 6 p.m. on each Thursday, beginning Oct. 5. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements. Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate.

A signed waiver is required before each class, and anyone under age 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

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.

Fall into autumn with a variety of activities for children

ChildrenThe Moore Public Library welcomes families with children to take part in a variety of age-appropriate activities during October, which will include:

Preschool Story Time10 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24

Barks, Books & Buddies - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 and Oct. 17

Lapsit Story Time10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Lilly Open House - 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7

Kids Club4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9

Pre-K Play - 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26

Sensory Story Time - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18

Music Together11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

TweenScene4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23

Haunt the Library4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

Halloween Story Time10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31

Quidditch, Potter movie featured in Fall Break events

Potter coverThe Moore Public Library is bringing the stories from Hogwarts Academy and the world of Harry Potter to Moore for part of students’ Fall Break with several Potter-themed programs.

The library presents a showing of the movie based on the J.K. Rowling book Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

The following day, the library hosts three sessions of Quidditch: a Tween event for third through fifth graders at 3:30 p.m.; a Teen session for 6th through 12th graders at 5 p.m.; and an Adult game at 6:30 p.m. for ages 18 and up.

Registration and a signed waiver form are required in advance for the three Quidditch programs.

Get through the Zombie Apocalypse with our help

ZombiesThe Moore Public Library is giving ideas and strategies for “Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Rooms A and B.

Gayland Kitch, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Moore, will give lessons not just on surviving zombies but other natural disasters that might have a greater chance of happening.

Teens or adults are invited to attend the program.

Registration is not required, although those who do register can receive a reminder in advance of the event.

Celebrate Halloween with several activities

PumpkinsHalloween is almost here, and the Moore Public Library is getting into the holiday “spirit” with multiple upcoming events.

An annual favorite is an afternoon an evening to “Haunt the Library,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, an event held in conjunction with the City of Moore’s “Haunt Old Town.”

The library will have trick-or-treating, as well as an exhibit from the Museum of Osteology, crafts, snow cones, games, a photo booth and more. All ages are welcome to attend.

Families with young children are invited to Halloween Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, for a morning of holiday-themed stories and activities.

Later on Halloween Day, teens can take part in a Masquerade Mask Making event at 4 p.m. in Rooms A and B. All supplies will be provided, and ages 12 to 18 can make their own mask and have it ready for a costume that night.

Space and supplies for the mask making program are limited, so registration is required in advance to participate.