Create a Sand Art Votive

VotiveExpress your creative side with the Moore Public Library and its adult craft program Sand Art Votives, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in Rooms A and B.

The craft project uses colored sand to create an artistic candle holder for a tea light. All supplies will be provided by the library.

Ages 18 and up may participate in the program. Registration is required in advance.

Science Unites in a day of teamwork and activities

SRP BannerThe Moore Public Library welcomes Science Museum Oklahoma for the program “Science Unites!” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the library.

This program is specifically geared to children ages 11 and under. Participants will use the wonder of collaboration and teamwork through experiments and action in an effort to bring science alive.

Staff from Science Museum Oklahoma’s outreach wing travel outside the museum to provide programming in places like schools and libraries throughout the year. Each year’s library activities tie into both the theme for the annual Summer Reading Program as well as favorite books that relate to the program topic.

Find out more about the organization's activities in hometown libraries this summer here.

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.

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.

Build a movie in Teen Movie Making 101 class

Geoffrey SmithTeens are taking a crash course in putting together their own movie with the program "Teen Movie Making 101," hosted at 1 p.m. Monday, June 5, at the Moore Public Library. The free workshop is part of the library’s Teen Summer Reading Program.

The workshop will be led by Geoffrey Smith, a professional in the Oklahoma television and film industry. Smith is an Artist-in-Residence for the Oklahoma Arts Council and has taught video production in many venues throughout the state for years, including an annual video production camp at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Read more about the program and Mr. Smith here.

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.

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 – Little River Park, 700 SW 4th 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.