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Teens get your elite sewing skills on

Sew, a needle pulling threadClassic Singer Sewing Machine
La, a note to follow so
~ Rodgers & Hammerstein

We don't mean to baste, err, boast, but we have an amazing teen program scheduled with the OSU Extension Service. Sure, we might be bias - but dart it - we have the notions you'll want com-pleat every thing in this workshop we are offering.

This two-day workshop for teens titled “Sewing 101 for Heroes”  takes place at 10 a.m. Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9

During the 2 part class you'll:

  • Learn all the puns that you missed above;
  • Have 1-on-1 time with a master in the art of sewing;
  • Create your own super-bag-of-holding to take with you;
  • Learn the basics of this classic craft.

Space is limited so registration is required - but previous experience is not required.

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Adults can ‘Paint Your World’

paints and paintbrushWould you like to create a beautiful piece of art for your home or as a gift?

Find your inner-artist and have some laughs with the the ladies of Be Wild For Art at the Moore Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8, for the program, “Paint Your World.”

We will provide the paint, brushes, and canvas, while you provide the talent to create your own unique masterpiece. Space and materials are limited, so registration is required.

One person will be at the front leading the demonstration and another person encouraging and demonstrating the technique one-on-one. No two paintings in an audience will be the same, or be right or wrong.

Sponsors of this year’s Summer Reading Program are Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation • Friends of the Library • Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.) • Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) • Kirkpatrick Foundation • Oklahoma Arts Council • Oklahoma College Savings Plan • Pioneer Library System Foundation •  Sonic—America’s Drive-In, Corp. • The Oklahoma Department of Libraries • The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education

Summer Nights concert series returns

family on blanket in parkThe Summer Nights: Music in the Park series returns to Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12th Street) on Friday nights in June. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a concert starting at 7 p.m. in the pavilion area in the southeast portion of the park.

This year’s schedule of performers features:

There will be a bonus performance featuring The Flat Line Band on Saturday, July 4, as part of A Celebration in the Heartland at the park.

The concert series is sponsored in partnership with City of Moore, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Friends of the Moore Public Library and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Farmer's Markets & You

Someone once said,Apples in pile

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local and that's kind of the same thing.

That's why on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m., we invite you to the library for Eat Local: CSAs, Farmers Markets and You, in Room A.

You don't need bib-overalls, but you do need a desire to learn about delicious local eats.  So grab your thinking sun cap while you listen to Adam Price, from the Oklahoma Food Coop, and local farmers talk about Farmer Market options available to Oklahomans.

Ages 18 and up are invited. But please know, space for the program is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Can't attend? Then try one these books:

Farmer's Market Cookbook The Farmer's Market Cookbook, by Richard Ruben
 641.5 RU

 Taking an original approach to modern cuisine that harkens back to a simpler time, Chef Ruben offers 100 simple yet elegant recipes for cooking meals with nature's fresh foods--from Fiddlehead Fern Risotto to fried green tomatoes.


Foraged flavor coverForaged Flavor: finding fabulous ingredients in your backyard or farmer's market, by Tama Matsuoka Wong
581.632 WO

Now more than ever Americans want to know where their food comes from, and, foraging--once relegated to natural foods extremists--has moved into the mainstream. FORAGED FLAVOR is the perfect guide for any dedicated or would-be forager, with plenty of tips for finding 100 edibles and 75 recipes for enjoying them in this seasonally organized field guide and cookbook.


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Against the Odds, I Survived Ashfall!

Join us Monday, June 1, at 2 pm, for a post-apocolyptic adventure in the library, called Ashfall: Surviving Against the Odds


  • An eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys your city and surroundings.
  • You now have to journey across several states to locate surviving family members -- if they survived.
  • Can you?

The Oklahoma Museum Network Outreach wing will present a program teaching you the science skills necessary to survive a volcanic, zombie, or any other type of apocolypse you may face. 

So if you enjoy the Ashfall trilogy, Hunger Games Trilogy or the Maze Runner trilogy then this event is for you. Registration is required, so students between  7th through 12th grades, sign up today!

The Oklahoma Museum Network is part of a group of facilities across the state that works together to provide hands-on learning for families. In addition to Science Museum Oklahoma, it features the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

Read more: Against the Odds, I Survived Ashfall!