Grow with art in a bilingual setting

Hands byfalcoThe next edition of the Moore Public Library's ¡Viva GLART! program will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Story Time Room.

¡Viva GLART! puts early literacy skills into practice through basic art play. All materials will be provided.

The program is part of the Pioneer Library System's Growing Like a Read initiative and is made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Registration is not required to attend.

Health Fair may make back-to-school a little easier

FamilyStoryTimeThe days of summer vacation are numbered, but the Moore Public Library has an upcoming event to make going back to school seem better.

The Back to School Health Fair runs from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Rooms A and B of the library.

The day features free haircuts for children entering kindergarten through sixth grades, health screenings, health and wellness information booths and giveaways of a number of items.

All ages are invited, and registration is not required.

This event is funded through the Health Literacy Grant by Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sign up for the Climb Mt. Moore Challenge

Mt MooreAs of July 25th, we are at 13 million steps - and counting! Help us achieve the goal of 15 million!

Fitness is the theme of this year's Summer Reading Program, and the Moore Public Library is encouraging health and fitness by creating a 15 million step challenge for the entire city.  Sign up for the Climb Mt. Moore Challenge at any service desk in the library, and receive a free pedometer to track your steps, while supplies last.

Your individual challenge is to reach 100,000 steps by July 31st.

Track your steps, and report to the library when you have reached your 100,000 steps to be entered in the drawing for the grand prize. Every 100,000 steps equals 1 entry, so the more steps you log, the better your chances of winning! 

Prizes will be awarded according to age groups, and the drawings for all three will be on August 1st. The Adult prize will be a Fitbit Alta. The Teen and Children's prizes will each be an Elevation Trampoline Park party package that includes a party for 12 at the Moore location, with 2 hours of trampoline fun, 2 pizzas, bottled water, and one Elevation Trampoline Park t-shirt. 

Help us reach our total goal of 15 million steps for the summer! 

Exercise mind and body with weekly offerings

Yoga bymeepoohfotoThe Moore Public Library's vast collection of materials gives readers a chance to exercise their minds. But the library also provides opportunities for physical exercise through several monthly program options.

Beginner's Yoga, at 6 p.m. each Monday in August, features a certified YMCA instructor leading the group in learning various yoga poses.

The library's Zumba series takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in August, and is an active workout done to upbeat Latin and international music. A signed waiver is required in advance of workouts.

Two levels of Tai Chi programs take place on Saturdays, a Beginner's Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. and an Intermediate Tai Chi class immediately following at 10 a.m.

All classes are for teens age 12 and up or adults and are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.