Tuesday story times celebrate early literacy

KidsLearn and grow as the Noble Public Library welcomes preschoolers and their families for its Tadpole Tuesdays series, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on each Tuesday of the month.

Activities will take place in the Ina Byerly Activity Room of the library and will include the following schedule in June:

June 5Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, a bilingual early literacy activity combining art and play;

June 12Make and Take, a craft project to make at the library and take home;

June 19Story Time, with stories, crafts, songs and more;

June 26Story Time and Music, with a musical element added to Story Time;

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the activities, which are for children age 5 and under.

Merge learning and fun in Science Museum activity

SRP logoOnce again, the scientific sounds and fascinating facts of Science Museum Oklahoma will come to the library for the Summer Reading Program.

SMO presents the program “Sounds of Science,” at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18 at the Noble Public Library.

The program will be a high-energy, fast-paced demonstration showing the roles that sound and music play in many aspects of daily life. There will be multiple experiments presented during a variety of activities.

The program is geared to ages 11 and under and their caregivers. Registration is not required to attend.

The Science Museum also will be in hometown libraries for activities for teens as well as adults this summer. Check the library calendar or at the library for dates and times of those activities.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Create your own masterpiece in painting event

PaintThe Noble Public Library is giving teens a chance to create their own masterpiece at its Summer Reading program activity “Library Leonardos,” set for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at the library.

The program will be led by Norman’s Be Wild for Art, and participants will go through all the steps to paint their own acrylic painting from a provided sample. Professional art instructors will lead the group, helping them in each step of the process.

All supplies will be provided and no previous skill in painting is necessary.

The class will be capped at 20 painters so registration is required in advance to participate.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Cook the Whole30 way

IngredientsThe Whole30 plan for eating has brought a healthier lifestyle to many who have tried it, and the Pioneer Library System will give a look into Whole30 in a summer series “Whole30 in Instant Pots or Slow Cookers” coming to the Noble Public Library  at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.

Back in the library for another summer of educating on healthy eating are the experts from the Food for Thought Learning Institute. They’ll share their expertise on different recipes to try and also have items on site for participants to taste-test.

The workshop specifically will focus on ways to use slow cookers or instant pots to create dishes that are healthy and easy to prepare.

This program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance to attend.

More information on the Whole30 plan is available through its website.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services,  the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Gentle Yoga series continues on Wednesdays

YogaThe Noble Public Library will continue its Gentle Yoga series at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays during June in the Ina Byerly Activity Room of the library.

The class is for ages 18 and up and any fitness level, and participants will learn beginning Yoga poses. There will be modifications for anyone who needs it, and mats, blocks and straps will be provided or participants may bring their own.

Registration is required in advance to attend.

This program is presented thanks to funds from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.