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.

Start the summer with a Peter Piper Pizza fundraiser

SRP logoWe’re kicking off the 2017 Summer Reading Program with the help of Peter Piper Pizza in Moore. Join the fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Peter Piper Pizza, 2460 S. Interstate 35 Service Road.

Anyone who signs up for the Pioneer Library System’s Summer Reading Program at the event will receive free game tokens and prizes.

And a portion of proceeds from the evening’s event will go to support the Children’s Departments at both the Moore Public Library and the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library.

Get moving with our free Zumba classes

Musical notesThe Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes will be 6 p.m. on each Thursday evening in June, beginning June 1. 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.

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.

The big screen comes to the library for weekly movie showings

Film reelThe Moore Public Library brings the entertainment of a day at the movies for a series of screenings for all ages during the summer.

For children up to age 11, Wednesday at the Movies takes place at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28. All titles are rated G or PG.

And for teens and adults, the Thursday Afternoon Movie series brings PG or PG-13 titles at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Titles for each of the movie series are available by contacting the library.

Summer Reading Program set to begin with annual parade

SRP BannerIt’s almost time. The hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System are all geared up for the annual Summer Reading Program, the busiest time of the year.

This year, Summer Reading explores ways to “Build a Better World” through a variety of programs that build community, inspiration and in some cases, help participants build actual things.

The Moore Public Library starts the summer like usual with its Summer Reading Parade and Kickoff. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, from Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway St., and then participants will make their way the few blocks south to the library for the Kickoff.

That event begins at 10:30 or as the parade arrives at the library and features games, crafts, snow cones and signups for the Summer Reading Program. Activities are planned throughout June and July for children, teens and adults, as well as several intergenerational events for all ages.

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.