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Tweens can start in computer programming with Scratch

book cover for Learn to Program with ScratchThere are always opportunities to learn new things and have fun at the library! The Moore Public Library gives tweens ages 8 to 11 an introduction to computer programming at its Scratch Coding class series, set for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Computer Training Center. Space is limited so registration for the series is required in advance.

Scratch is a free programming language available online as a free resource from the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Participants will learn the basics of Scratch and how to create interactive stories, game, and animations.

Free computer class schedule set for August

The Moore Public Library has announced its schedule for free computer classes for August. Classes are presented in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Registration is required for each individual class. To register, visit the library, call at 793-4349, or register online at the Events Calendar.

The schedule for August includes:

Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Microsoft Word 2010 – Learn the basics of word processing software Microsoft Word 2010. Includes opening and saving a document and manipulating document text.

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Moore Reads book group to meet

book jacket for The Husband's Secret by Liane MoriartyHave you been waiting for another opportunity to meet up with other readers and talk about a great book? This month offers that great opportunity! 

The Moore Reads adult book discussion group gets back together for its next monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. This month’s book is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

The group meets monthly to discuss a book read by all group members, and copies of the following month’s book may be picked up at the library’s Information Services Desk.

Wrap up summer with superheroes and dancing

book jacket for The Amazing Spider-ManThe final week of July means it’s time to start winding down another Summer Reading Program at the Moore Public Library, with two big programs scheduled for children and families.

Spider-Man: Science and Superhero” comes alive at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 in Rooms A and B. Science Museum Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Museum Network will show some of the science behind this superhero and his supervillain counterparts. Children and families are encouraged to arrive early as it is limited to the first 300 participants due to space in the rooms.

The next day, it is time for dancing at the End of Summer Dance Party at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, again in Rooms A and B. Children are encouraged to come in costume and celebrate their summer with some fun tunes.

Readers have until August 21 to work towards their reading goal and bring in completed reading logs.

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Recipes and benefits of vegan cooking

book jacket for Pure Vegan by Joseph ShuldinerGet lessons in “The Joy of Vegan Cooking” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the Moore Public Library.

It’s another chance to learn from Brenda Hill of the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service, who has been a regular program presenter at the library. She will share a number of easy and healthy recipes that are free of animal products and go over some of the benefits to a vegan diet.

The program is for ages 18 and up. Space for the program is limited so registration is required.

If you are unable to attend, or want to explore vegan cooking further, checkout some of the vegan cookbooks available at the library and for download.