As a low-stress alternative to some ways of working out, yoga is a way to increase flexibility, balance and coordination through poses.
The Moore Public Library is bringing the workouts to the community with its Beginner's Yoga classes, taking place at 6 p.m. each Monday in November in Rooms A and B.
The classes are taught by a certified YMCA instructor who will be leading the group in learning various yoga poses.
The classes are for teens age 12 and up or adults and 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.
A signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.
Many of the best ideas in the kitchen are learned from someone else.
The Moore Public Library is helping members of the community pass on their ideas at its first Cookbook Swap and Crockpot Cooking event, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Rooms A and B.
There will be several dishes prepared in crockpots that attendees can taste-test and take home the recipes to try themselves. And those who attend are asked to bring gently-used cookbooks they'd be willing to swap with other participants.
The Friends of the Moore Public Library also will host a book sale during the event, with a small selection of cookbooks on sale during the event. Proceeds go to help the Friends in their support of library events throughout the year.
The event is for ages 18 and up and registration is not required in advance.
Learn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library and its weekly classes. The library will host a Beginner's Tai Chi class at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and an Intermediate Tai Chi class that follows immediately after at 10 a.m.
Classes are hosted in Room B and take place on each Saturday in November, on Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Classes are led by certified instructor Chock Petchprom. The goal for the classes is to improve balance and coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, promote joint health and help participants develop and improve muscle strength.
Either teens or adults may participate. Registration is not required in advance, although a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.
The Moore Public Library, a longtime favorite for exercising your mind through reading, also gives chances to exercise your body with its free weekly Zumba classes.
Classes are scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings the library is opened. In November, the classes are set for Nov. 3, 10 and 17. 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.
While Halloween gets all the attention in America, our friends to the south in Mexico have a similar holiday they celebrate.
The Moore Public Library invites teens to learn about the Mexican culture and its Day of the Dead holiday in a program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Room B.
Participants will make a craft related to the holiday and also learn more about the cultural traditions of the holiday from books and other materials in the library collection.
Teens in 6th through 12th grades are invited to participate. So there are enough supplies on hand, registration is required in advance to attend.