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Adult Writer’s Group debuts in September

The Moore Public Library announces a new group for writers and aspiring authors that will begin meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Writers will critique each other's work and discuss all things writing. 

“Just Write: A Writer’s Group” meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the library, and will focus on prose, but all genres and all levels of skill are encouraged to attend. The group is for ages 18 and up and will be led by Information Services Librarian Michael Hallows.  

Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend. Please provide your email address when registering for further details, and make sure to register at least one week in advance.

Check out our books and databases to help you with creative writing! 

September sees busy slate for children's programming

The Moore Public Library invites children and their caregivers to a variety of age-appropriate programs throughout the week at the library. Most activities take place in the Story Time Room of the library, adjacent to the Children’s Department.

The regular weekly schedule for September features:

Story Time, for ages 2 and up10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 29;

Books, Barks and Buddies – Read to dog! Call to register for a 15 minute session.  6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1 and 15. Registration is required. 

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16 and 30;

Family Story Time, for all ages11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5;

Make and Take crafts, for ages 2 to 610 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10;

Cuddle Up and Read, evening story time for families6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17

Sensory Story Time, for children ages 2-6 on the autism spectrum and sensitive to sensory overload – 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Registration is required.

Tweens get creative in Tween Scene: Art program series

The Moore Public Library takes a look into the arts at a multiweek series, “Tween Scene: Art,” taking place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room B of the library. The series begins Tuesday, Sept. 1 with future programs in the series on Sept. 8, 15, and 29 and Oct. 6 and 13.

Each week, participants ages 8 to 11 will look into the arts in different ways, including through books, art projects and many other activities. Space is limited for the program, so registration in advance and should be completed for each individual week of the series.


Oklahoma Tax Commission presents Small Business Tax Basics seminar

Small business owners are invited to attend a workshop on Small Business Tax Basics, at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in the Conference Room of the Moore Public Library.

The program is offered free of charge but space is limited, so registration in advance is required to attend.

The program presenter is Dewey Brandon of the Oklahoma Tax Commission, who will offer an overview for small business owners or those considering setting up a small business in Oklahoma. The workshop offers information on formation, business structures, a step-by-step guide to business registration, bookkeeping techniques, and a line-by-line explanation of the primary business tax forms. Participants will also learn the keys to sales tax registration and collection along with helpful tips on rate tables, reporting formats and exemptions.

For an existing business, participants will also learn the steps to filling out the various business tax forms and which forms and tax laws have changed based on the latest legislative decisions.

Attend “Culinary Boot Camp” with Food for Thought series

A favorite for many who have come to the Moore Public Library for their food-oriented programs the previous two summers, Food for Thought Learning Institute is again sharing their talents at the library with an upcoming four-part series, “Culinary Boot Camp,” to help anyone’s kitchen skills.

Food for Thought is a Norman-based nonprofit organization that works with people of all ages on making good and cost-effective choices with their meals. They’ll share experience and knowledge on a variety of topics.

Class times, dates and themes are:

7:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 – Knife Skills

7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 – Powerhouse Pantry Skills

7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 – Leftovers

7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Pickling

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited for each. Registration is required in advance and participants can attend all classes or any they choose.

The program is made possible by financial assistance from federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

For more information, visit the library or call 793-5100.