New & Popular



Closed Sign

All PLS Libraries will be closed Monday, October 12 for a Staff Training Day.
We look forward to seeing you during normal hours of operation on Tuesday, October 13.


Series of belly dance classes coming this month

bellyThe Moore Public Library is adding to its array of programs to help its readers stay in shape, with an upcoming series of free belly dance classes.

To get the series started, the library hosts an Introduction to Belly Dancing program, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in Room A of the library. Pam Doty of the Beledi Magic Dance Company will give a presentation on the history of belly dancing that explores its cultural origins. She will present the art of dance, music and costumes representing different cultures throughout the Middle East, including Turkish, Tunisian, Egyptian, Israeli, Moroccan, Lebanese and Greek. Registration is required for this session.

The dance series then begins the following week with sessions at 2 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 25 through Nov. 29, each taking place in Room B of the library. Teens ages 12 and up or adults are invited to participate. Registration is not required for these sessions.

Get your groove on with Latin American and Ballroom dancing

danceIt’s a collision of reading and rhythm, as the Moore Public Library presents a Latin American and Modern Ballroom Dance Workshop, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Rooms A and B of the library!

Teens ages 12 to 17 and adults are invited to learn from longtime Master Ballroom Instructor, Jose Bracamontes Ramirez, who will demonstrate steps and lead participants in learning the basics of several dances!

Ramirez has worked with renowned Oklahoma City instructor Louis Macias and has competed and taught ballroom dancing for many years. He also has presented several programs at the library during its annual Summer Reading Program. Registration is required in advance to take part in the program. Participants should wear leather-soled shoes that allow them to move easily. Come and get your groove on!


Flurry of fall activities planned during students' school break

fallFall Break from school means a chance to get back to the library for a few special activities!

The Moore Public Library invites children and teens to several events set for the days out of school, Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

Families can enjoy two movies for all ages, a morning showing at 10 a.m. Oct. 15 and another movie at the same time Oct. 16, each in Rooms A and B of the library.

Monty Harper, a summertime favorite at the library, returns for a special Sing-Along Slumber Party at 2 p.m. Oct. 15, bringing with him tunes that tell stories and celebrate reading while taking the audience on an adventure through nighttime. Bring your favorite stuffed friend and wear your pajamas!

Families also can be part of one of the library’s newest programs, Cuddle Up and Read, at 6 p.m. Oct. 15, a chance for children to come in pajamas and for families to find some new books or old favorites to read in an evening visit to the library before bedtime.

Teens have two creative events scheduled. In a two-day workshop at 2 p.m. both Oct. 15 and 16, teens will use one of the library’s new K’Nex Roller Coaster sets to build a big project. And Oct. 17, teens can come back for a third day from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn and create with the library’s new Lego Mindstorm Robot kits. These programs are for teens in grades 6th through 12th, and registration is required in advance to be part of either program.

Writers sought for monthly group

writeAre you dealing with writer's block or wanting to share some of your own stories? Well, the Moore Public Library welcomes for writers and aspiring to its Just Write: A Writer’s Group, which meets next at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14!

The group is for ages 18 and up and plans to meet the second Wednesday of each month. Information Services Library Assistant Michael Hallows will lead the meetings, which will look at various aspects of writing and allow group members to share their stories and thoughts.

Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend.

Take the next step in robotics with teen workshop

botThe Moore Public Library takes robotics to another level with the upcoming event Robots: The Next Step. Teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate in the program at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the library.

The program presenter is TechJOYnT, an Oklahoma City-based academy with the goal of presenting technology-based workshops for children of all ages.

Participants will learn a technology program that produces the interactions of a humanoid robot that can dance, converse, play games, and more. Students will learn how to program the robot and teach it various moves. The event is limited to the first 25 participants, so registration is required in advance.