Get moving with our free Zumba classes

Musical notesThe Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes will be 6 p.m. on each Thursday evening in June, beginning June 1. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, 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.

The big screen comes to the library for weekly movie showings

Film reelThe Moore Public Library brings the entertainment of a day at the movies for a series of screenings for all ages during the summer.

For children up to age 11, Wednesday at the Movies takes place at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28. All titles are rated G or PG.

And for teens and adults, the Thursday Afternoon Movie series brings PG or PG-13 titles at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Titles for each of the movie series are available by contacting the library.

Explore science at STEAM Fridays

STEAM logoThe Moore Public Library invites children going into 3rd, 4th or 5th grades to be part of the weekly series STEAM Fridays, taking place at 11 a.m. each Friday during June.

Each week will bring a different activity that promotes science, technology, engineering, the arts or mathematics (STEAM) and a variety of presenters will come from the community to share their expertise.

Activities, presenters and what they’re doing include:

June 2Museum of Osteology – Representatives from the museum will present Tooth and Eye “Dentification” as participants get a lesson in what can be learned from skulls;

June 9Building Day – Make structures from K’Nex, KEVA Planks, Legos and more;

June 16Science Museum Oklahoma – Blast off in a program that looks at space exploration;

June 23Creation Stations – The stations include OSMO gaming for iPads, littleBits circuitry, Makey Makey circuits and Art Robotics;

June 30Egg Drop – Build a protective vehicle for dropping an egg safely from a height.

Registration is required separately in advance for each program.

Story Time in the Park traveling around Moore during June

KidsStory Time is heading outside the walls of the Moore Public Library and into several of Moore’s city parks again as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program.

Outdoor, interactive story times are planned for 10 a.m. on Monday mornings in June at the following sites:

June 5 – Kiwanis Park, 501 E. Main St.

June 12 – Central Park, 700 S. Broadway St.

June 19 – Central Park, 700 S. Broadway St. 

June 26 – Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12th St.

Activities are geared to young children and their caregivers. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Questions about inclement weather? Call the library at 793-4347 in advance.

Beginner’s Yoga classes set on Mondays

YogaThe Moore Public Library presents a series of free Beginner’s Yoga Classes to the community, with classes scheduled on Mondays the library is open throughout the summer, beginning on Monday, June 5 at 6 p.m. each week.

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 and 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.

A signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.