Haunt the Library as part of Moore’s holiday event

The Moore Public Library welcomes little ghosts, goblins and other assorted characters to be part of its annual “Haunt the Library” event, taking place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the library.

The library will be a safe spot for trick or treating fun, as well as Halloween crafts, a photo booth, games and more. The evening’s events are an extension of the City of Moore’s annual “Haunt Old Town” activities.

All ages are welcome to attend and no advance registration is required.

Find fun and much more this fall at the library

The Moore Public Library brings much more than books to the community, with a vast array of programs and services offered for all ages.

Introducing children to a love of the library is a huge part of what we do. It’s demonstrated by a wide range of themed story times geared to multiple age groups.

For babies under age 2, Lapsit Story Time at 10 a.m. Wednesdays is a time for the children and their caregivers to enjoy stories, activities and the popular bubble time! Children older than 2 are invited at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for Preschool Story Time, and Pre-K Play at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, helps children with pre-literacy skills and to develop fine and gross motor skills through play.

Sensory Play Time, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, is designed in a less-crowded setting for children of all ages. Advance registration is required for an afternoon taking part in a variety of sensory activities.

School-age children can partake in Kids Club (4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14); Tween Scene (4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28); and teen girls meet Mondays as well for Girls Who Code, an initiative introducing young women to coding and many other aspects of computers and technology.

Workout season is every season at the library, with a pair of weekly activities. Beginner’s Yoga takes place most Mondays at 6 p.m., while energetic Zumba classes are featured at 6 p.m. most Thursday evenings. Either teens or adults may participate, and registration, as well as a signed waiver, are required in advance.

A new experience taking place monthly is the D&D Dungeon Crawl, next offered at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. It’s for Dungeons and Dragons players to bring their level 5 characters (or play with a pre-made one already on site) and explore challenges in the classic role-playing game. The activity is for ages 18 and up, and advance registration is encouraged.

Authors or would-be authors, or just anyone interested in writing, are invited to the library’s monthly Writers’ Workshop, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. This group will offer critiques and discussion in support of each other’s work and also perform writing exercises. Participants should bring a three or four page writing sample. Ages 18 and up may attend, and registration is asked in advance.

Find out more about these or any of our activities by visiting our online calendar or picking up a copy of the October schedule inside the library.

Moore gives more for the community

The Moore Public Library takes library service throughout its community with program and outreach opportunities both inside its walls and throughout the city.

Especially popular is the library’s extensive schedule of children’s activities and its dedicated area for children’s services near the library entrance. Tuesday morning’s Preschool Story Time at 10 a.m. is geared to ages 2 and up and their caregivers, while younger pre-readers can take part in Lapsit Story Time at 10 and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays. Older children can enjoy events like the monthly Kid’s Club and other periodic afterschool activities.

A trip further back into the building reveals the teen space and Computer Training Center, as well as additional banks of public computers. And some 130,000 books and magazines are housed in Moore, with access to the Pioneer Library System’s even more extensive collection available for card holders.

The library’s Meeting Rooms are used not just for library programs, but also can be reserved by members of the public for a variety of uses when available.

And library partnerships regularly take events outside the doors of the building to sites like Moore’s Central Park, The Boxcar Coffee shop, Buck Thomas Park and more sites for outreach activities.

Find out more about everything going on this month and beyond here in Moore through the online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.

Library to host Military Resource Fair

The Moore Public Library invites members of the military, veterans and their families to take part in the third annual edition of its Military Resource Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Rooms A and B.

A variety of organizations will be available at the event to discuss their offerings for service members both present and past as well as their family members.

Among the groups scheduled to attend are the Alzheimer’s Association; American Legion, Post 184 (Moore); Books by Vets; Bruce January Memorial VFW Post 8706; Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC); FirstLight Home Care; Gateway Mortgage Group; Mid-Del Technology Center; Oklahoma Community College; Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs; Oklahoma Employment Security Commission; Sunbelt Staffing; Troops to Teachers; and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Participating organizations have different criteria they use to focus on specific populations. The library welcomes all visitors who have served or are serving in the U.S. military, and any attendees who may not meet the criteria of some of the participating partners is invited to visit the library's Information Desk to learn about alternatives.

Participants may be added as the program date nears, so check with the library for an up-to-date list.