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.

Experience an introduction to Tai Chi with free class series

Tai ChiLearn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library in two sessions of its weekly free classes – 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. The first June classes meet on Saturday, June 3.

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 required in advance, and a signed waiver also 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.

Explore science at STEAM Fridays

STEAM logoThe Moore Public Library invites children going into 3rd, 4th or 5th grades to be part of the weekly series STEAM Fridays, taking place at 11 a.m. each Friday during June.

Each week will bring a different activity that promotes science, technology, engineering, the arts or mathematics (STEAM) and a variety of presenters will come from the community to share their expertise.

Activities, presenters and what they’re doing include:

June 2Museum of Osteology – Representatives from the museum will present Tooth and Eye “Dentification” as participants get a lesson in what can be learned from skulls;

June 9Building Day – Make structures from K’Nex, KEVA Planks, Legos and more;

June 16Science Museum Oklahoma – Blast off in a program that looks at space exploration;

June 23Creation Stations – The stations include OSMO gaming for iPads, littleBits circuitry, Makey Makey circuits and Art Robotics;

June 30Egg Drop – Build a protective vehicle for dropping an egg safely from a height.

Registration is required separately in advance for each program.