Turn old book pages into an artistic creation

BookArtHeartThe Moore Public Library presents a workshop on Book Page Art, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the Story Time Room of the library.

Ages 18 and up are invited to the program, where they will discover ways of making art projects from the pages of old books. All supplies will be provided by library staff.

Registration is required to attend the workshop.

Story time heads outside to Parmele Park

ParkSwingThe Moore Public Library takes its popular story time outside the doors of the library for weekly outings at Moore’s Parmele Park again this summer.

The Parmele Park Story Times will take place at 10 a.m. each Monday morning in June, on June 6, 13, 20 and 27, at the park, 1308 N. Janeway Ave.

The event is co-sponsored by the City of Moore. Registration is not required to attend, but those interested are encouraged to check with library staff if there are questions about inclement weather the day of each event.

Summer Nights bring a month of free Friday concerts to Moore

guitarThe Moore Public Library’s Summer Nights Concert Series is back for another run providing free Friday evening entertainment for families.

This year’s concerts will take place at Moore’s new Central Park, 700 S. Broadway Ave. Each concert starts at 7 p.m. and the schedule features:

June 3Black Water Bridge, a Moore-based band specializing in classic rock favorites;

June 10Nicnos, a high-energy folk rock band from Oklahoma City;

June 17Maggie McClure and Shane Henry, singer-songwriters who will share some of their work;

June 24Riders Ford, which will present a red dirt country sound.

Registration is not required to attend any of the performances.

Kick off Summer Reading with parade, activities

srp2016The Summer Reading Program brings thousands of readers into the hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System, and this year’s activities once again provide opportunities for all ages to experience the library.

The Moore Public Library gets its Summer Reading Program festivities started with one of its biggest events of the year, its annual Summer Reading Program Parade. The route begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, in front of Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway Ave., before winding through the streets of Moore to end at the library.

Inside the library, it’s the first chance to sign up for SRP, as well as enjoy snow cones, games, crafts and more. Attendees are encouraged to ask about the library’s Climb Mount Moore challenge for a chance at winning a grand prize.

This year’s Summer Reading Program takes a look at exercise, not just of body but of mind as well, as both mental and physical activity are featured for those who come inside the library. The themes for SRP in 2016 are “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!for children; “Get in the Game: Read!for teens and “Exercise Your Mind. Read! for adults.

A slate of performers will tour throughout the 11 hometown libraries in the system, and activities are set nearly every day as SRP hits its peak during June and the first part of July.

Sponsors for this year’s edition of the Summer Reading Program are Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesOklahoma College Savings PlanSonicThe Oklahoman Newspapers in Educationthe Oklahoma Department of Librariesthe Pioneer Library System FoundationFriends of the Library groups and the Pioneer Library System.