Many of the best ideas in the kitchen are learned from someone else.
The Moore Public Library is helping members of the community pass on their ideas at its first Cookbook Swap and Crockpot Cooking event, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Rooms A and B.
There will be several dishes prepared in crockpots that attendees can taste-test and take home the recipes to try themselves. And those who attend are asked to bring gently-used cookbooks they'd be willing to swap with other participants.
The Friends of the Moore Public Library also will host a book sale during the event, with a small selection of cookbooks on sale during the event. Proceeds go to help the Friends in their support of library events throughout the year.
The event is for ages 18 and up and registration is not required in advance.
Learn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library and its weekly classes. The library will host 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 are hosted in Room B and take place on each Saturday in November, on Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26.
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 not required in advance, although a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.
The Moore Public Library, a longtime favorite for exercising your mind through reading, also gives chances to exercise your body with its free weekly Zumba classes.
Classes are scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings the library is opened. In November, the classes are set for Nov. 3, 10 and 17. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.
Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, although a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.
While Halloween gets all the attention in America, our friends to the south in Mexico have a similar holiday they celebrate.
The Moore Public Library invites teens to learn about the Mexican culture and its Day of the Dead holiday in a program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Room B.
Participants will make a craft related to the holiday and also learn more about the cultural traditions of the holiday from books and other materials in the library collection.
Teens in 6th through 12th grades are invited to participate. So there are enough supplies on hand, registration is required in advance to attend.
Business owners have a new regulation coming into place later this year regarding overtime pay for employees.
And to make sure they have the facts on it, they're invited to come to the Moore Public Library for its upcoming workshop, "The New Overtime Rule," at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Rooms A and B.
Jessica Parker, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, will lead the discussion, going over specifics about the new regulations, which were part of a presidential memorandum issued in 2014 that will go into effect Dec. 1, 2016.
Ages 18 and up are invited to participate, and registration is required in advance.