Teens can participate in an international event at "Hour of Code"

Coding-Girl-Binary-by-GeraltDive into computer programming with the Moore Public Library and its teen event "Hour of Code," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Computer Training Center.

The Hour of Code is part of a global movement of Computer Science Education Week and Code.org, with tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries expected to participate.

No previous computer programming is needed to attend. The program is for ages 12 to 17.

Since space in the CTC is limited, registration in advance is required.

Get an introduction to belly dancing at free class

Bellydance byshraddhaphotostoriesBelly dancing and books are going together, at least for one evening at the Moore Public Library. The library presents an Introduction to Belly Dancing, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Rooms A and B.

Pamela Doty, representing the Beledi Magic Dance Company, will lead the class, which is for beginners. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Registration is required in advance, and participants will need to sign a group waiver before the class begins.

Beginner's Yoga classes provide low-impact workout option

Yoga bymeepoohfotoAs a low-stress alternative to some ways of working out, yoga is a way to increase flexibility, balance and coordination through poses.

The Moore Public Library presents yoga workouts to the community with its Beginner's Yoga classes, with December classes scheduled at 6 p.m. on Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26. The classes are taught by a certified YMCA instructor who will be leading the group in learning various yoga poses.

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.

Holiday Gala celebrates 25 years

Holiday CraftThe Moore Public Library celebrates its 25th annual Holiday Gala, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.

The event features something for all members of the family, with crafts, holiday-themed activities and refreshments, live music, photos with Santa and more.

The evening is sponsored by the Friends of the Moore Public Library. Registration is not required to attend.

Experience an introduction to Tai Chi with free classes

Tai ChiLearn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library in two sessions of its weekly free classes. The library will host a Beginner's Tai Chi class at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and an Intermediate Tai Chi class that follows immediately after at 10 a.m.

Classes are hosted in Room B and take place in December on Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 31.

Classes are led by certified instructor Chock Petchprom. The goal for the classes is to improve balance and coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, promote joint health and help participants develop and improve muscle strength.

Either teens or adults may participate. Registration is not required in advance, 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.