Young children have a variety of activities waiting for them inside the Noble Public Library in October.
The library’s Tadpole Tuesdays series takes place at 10:30 a.m. on each Tuesday morning of the month. Activities are geared to preschool-age children and their caregivers and promote early literacy.
Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, and Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, offer a pair of special bilingual events merging art activities, play and a taste of the Spanish language, taking place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, and 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, respectively.
These two programs are offered thanks to the support of an anonymous donation to the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read initiative in 2015.
The Noble Public Library begins a series of Resistance Band exercise classes at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Sessions continue at 10:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays through Friday, Nov. 17, a total of 12 classes.
The classes will use the resistance bands to help participants increase their flexibility and endurance. Class leaders have been trained by staff from the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.
Ages 18 and up may attend, and registration is not required in advance.
Lilly the Mouse brings a special popularity with local first-grade students from several school districts in the Pioneer Library System’s service area.
During the early part of this school year, Lilly is making visits for classrooms to talk about reading and libraries and invite students to come visit her at the library. Lilly is the central character in Kevin Henkes’ popular book series, which is perhaps most famous for Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.
Lilly will host an Open House at the Noble Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, with first-graders and their families invited to attend.
Registration is not required in advance.