Come hungry for afterschool cooking lesson

PeanutButterBread byThanakonThe Blanchard Public Library is the place to be after school, with its ASK (After School Kids) group next getting together at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

The group is for children in pre-Kindergarten through second grades, and will feature a different theme each month. This month's activity is "hands-on cooking," with children listening to a story, learning an easy recipe and then making a snack they then can enjoy.

Space and supplies are limited, so registration in advance is required.

Tai Chi series resumes in August

Tai ChiThe Blanchard Public Library presents another series of free tai chi classes for adults beginning in August.

Tai Chi sessions run at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 4, and running through Thursday, Sept. 8.

Participants will learn some of the basic movements of tai chi as a way to reduce stress while increasing balance and flexibility. The program is for people of all levels of mobility and can be performed either standing or sitting.

The classes are for ages 18 and up and are offered free of charge, although registration is required in advance. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing for the workouts.

Monday means a perfect time for stories and more

Family ReadingThe Blanchard Public Library invites local families to a morning of stories and activity at Family Story Time, at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays in August, on Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Each morning program will feature not just stories, but songs, rhymes, flannel board activities, music and bubble time, as well as crafts and sensory activities. Ages 11 and under and their caregivers are invited to attend.

Registration in advance is not required.