Pilates series set on Tuesdays in August

Workout matThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library presents its continuing series of Pilates classes with five sessions in August, at 6 p.m. each Tuesday of the month, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance.

Ages 12 and up are invited to participate in the program. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance, and participants also must sign a waiver or have a waiver signed by parent or guardian.

The program is 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.

Tai Chi series includes the whole family

Tai ChiThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is introducing families to the art of Tai Chi in its weekly series at the library. Classes are set for 6 p.m. each Monday in August in Rooms A and B.

The sessions will focus on improving health and wellness through the various forms and movements of Tai Chi. Certified instructor Chock Petchprom will lead the classes.

All ages may participate. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance, and participants also must sign a waiver or have a waiver signed by parent or guardian.

The program is 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.

Restaurant hosting Friends group benefit event

CakeSupport the Friends of the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library at Library Night at Pub W, set for 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the Pub W location at 10740 S. May Ave., Suite 101.

A portion of the proceeds from food purchased at the event will go to benefit programs at the SOKC library. Also, attendees can find out more about the library and being a member of the Friends of the Library group.

Join us for an array of activities for kids

Family readingThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library offers a variety of age-appropriate activities for children and families throughout September.

The schedule of events includes:

5 p.m. FridaysMinecraft (Survival Sept. 1, 15, 29; Creative Sept. 8 and 22)

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5Lego Quest

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21After School Kids

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 Dads and Donuts Story Time

10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 Family Story Time and Craft

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19Sensory Family Time

10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20TLC (Touch, Learn and Create): Dinosaurs

10 a.m. TuesdaysBaby Lapsit

10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays Toddler Story Time & Play