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Shawnee Public Library will be closed Tuesday, April 25th through Thursday, April 27th, for maintenance work. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Friday, April 28th.

Upgrade your future at our Community Job Fair

ManMove your career forward, or take it in a whole new direction with the help of the Moore Public Library and local employers at the library’s Community Job Fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Rooms A and B.

A variety of area employers will be on site to provide information to prospective employees. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared for on-site interviews the day of the job fair.

Also, there will be assistance available for making a resume or cover letter, and the library’s Computer Training Center will be available for immediate job application processing.

Teens of working age or adults may participate, and no advance registration is required.

Get an introduction to sewing in teen workshop

Sewing machineThe Moore Public Library is teaching basic sewing skills in its Teen Sewing Workshop, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the Story Time Room.

Representatives from the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service will lead the program, which is for teens in 6th through 12th grades. Participants will be making their own apron that they will finish at the event and then be able to take home for themselves or as a gift.

Space is limited so registration in advance is required, as is a release form signed by parent or guardian for participants under age 18.

Get safety tips for storm season from the Red Cross

Red Cross logoThe Moore Public Library, along with the American Red Cross, are getting families ready for anything they might face, emergency-wise, with its program Red Cross Pillowcase Project: Disaster Preparedness, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Rooms A and B.

Representatives from the Red Cross will work with participants and teach them about the Pillowcase Project, as a means to be prepared when an emergency may arise.

Children will receive a pillowcase, glow stick, whistle and crayons, plus a preparedness workbook full information on fire, storm and winter safety.

Space and supplies are required, so registration is encouraged in advance to attend. All ages are invited.

Teen volunteers sought for summer

Volunteer-bykabaldesch0The Moore Public Library gives local teens a chance to help out their hometown library while getting valuable volunteer experience by being part of its Teen Volunteer Program during the summer.

Teens entering 7th through 12th grades for the 2017-18 school year are eligible to apply to be a volunteer.

Volunteers will be helping Children and Information Services librarians with a variety of assistance during the summer months. Volunteers in the past have helped with programs, shelved teen books, created displays, and more. And at the end of summer they get to be part of an appreciation party with screen printing, pizza, free books, and more.

Applications to volunteer with the library during the Summer Reading Program are available now at the library and include the application, schedule availability, and interview questions and can be picked up at the adult and teen information services desk.

Applications are due back to the library by Monday, May 1.

Those selected will need to attend one orientation session and one training session prior to beginning their volunteer work, and be available to work at least 15 hours in both June and July. Orientation sessions will be 6 p.m. May 15 and 4 p.m. May 18. The training sessions will be 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. May 26 and 2 p.m. May 31.

 

April's a big month for children's events

KidsInTunnelThe Moore Public Library welcomes families with children of all ages to a wide range of programs options at the library during April.

The schedule of events features:

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art! – 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 (registration required in advance)

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, April 4, 11 and 25

Barks, Books and Buddies, for ages 11 and under – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 4 and 18

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

Kid's Club, for kindergarten through 2nd grade – 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 (registration required in advance)

Viva GLARt! at the Moore Food and Resource Center11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12

Pre-K Play, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13 and 27

Read, Create and Play, for ages 11 and under – 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15 (registration required in advance)

Duckling Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18

Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 (registration required in advance)

Tween Scene: Stop Motion Animation, for third through fifth grades – 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 (registration required in advance)

Red Cross Pillowcase Project: Disaster Preparedness4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 (registration required in advance)