Experience an introduction to Tai Chi with free class presentation

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. Classes take place in July beginning Saturday, July 1.

And starting with the July 8 classes and running through August 12, the classes will be done seated and will be especially geared to people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, MS, Cancer, recovery from surgery or injury and wheelchair users.

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.

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Get up and moving with free Zumba class series

CD musical notesThe Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes that will be 6 p.m. on Thursdays in July, on July 6, 13, 20 and 27, in Rooms A and B of the library.

The workouts are led by certified instructor Lisa Dunsmore and feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, and 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.

Shape up with “Fitness Fridays”

ChildThe Moore Public Library welcomes children in third through fifth grades for a series of events on Fridays in July. “Fitness Fridays” takes place at 11 a.m. each Friday in July and includes a different theme each week.

Dates and topics are:

July 7Tween Cooking – Get good tips on summer snacks from the experts at the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service;

July 14USA Taekwondo – Learn basics of self-defense and life control and coordination through several games;

July 21Anytime Fitness Fun – Get tips that can help the whole family be more physically fit in a fun way;

July 28Kelsey Hoops Hula Hoop Show and Workshop – Join Kelsey Hoops for a lesson on hula hooping. This program is limited to the first 75 children who register.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.

The series is 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.

Beginner’s Yoga classes continue on Mondays

YogaThe Moore Public Library presents a series of free Beginner’s Yoga Classes to the community, with classes scheduled on the last four Mondays in July, beginning July 10.

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.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with multiple events

Chamber of Secrets coverThe Moore Public Library is saying “Happy Birthday, Harry!” in a Harry Potter celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 31.

It’s the 37th birthday for author J.K. Rowling’s famous character, and the library will celebrate with Potter-inspire crafts, photo booths, a Sorting Hat quiz and ceremony, potions class, and more.

There also will be two sessions of Quidditch: A Teen event for 6th through 12th graders from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and a tween event for 3rd through 5th graders from 3 to 4 p.m.

All ages are invited and encouraged to come in costume.

Registration is not required in advance to participate, except for the specific Quidditch sessions.