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.

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.

Rock out with SquishBAND!

SquishBANDRock out at the Noble Public Library with SquishBAND, which brings part of its Summer Reading Program tour to the library for a Summer Jam at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25.

SquishBAND is comprised of a group of siblings who play instruments and sing a variety of music, ranging from the Beatles to the Wiggles, Playhouse Disney and the Beach Boys, and they may even slip in a classic rock anthem or two for the parents in attendance.

SquishBAND has played shows around the region for several years, and fans can get ready for the concert by learning more about the band at its website.

The performance is geared to children up to age 11 and registration is not required in advance.

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.

Channel your inner artist at painting party

PaintingChannel your inner Da Vinci with the Noble Public Library and its “Library Leonardos” painting party, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the library. It’s part of the library’s Summer Reading Program series of events and is for ages 18 and up.

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.

Teens invited to Cooking Camp

IngredientsThe Noble Public Library is giving teens a chance to improve their kitchen skills with a three-day Teen Cooking Camp, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, June 29, in the Coman Culbert Community Room.

Participants will learn about different foods and nutrition while preparing two to three items per day. The camp is for ages 12 to 18 and will run for an hour each of the three days.

All supplies will be provided. Registration is required in advance to participate.